Thursday, February 28, 2013

Garnier Skin Renew Clinical Dark Spot Overnight Peel

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RATING (out of 5 stars): 3.5 stars

COST: $16.99

THE SKINNY: The concept behind Garnier Skin Renew Clinical Dark Spot Overnight Peel is that with regular use it will help fade dark spots on your face and neck for brighter skin. That's a pretty big claim for a drugstore product.

But Garnier has something here. The clear gel formula goes on smooth, did not irritate my skin and overall left my face feeling smooth. I used this stuff before bed each night for a few weeks and did see some improvement in my overall skin tone and quality. 

This is an easy extra step to add to your nightly routine as well and it did not leave me feeling like I had a gooey face, the way some other night-time products do. And don't be confused by the name, this is a peel that you don't actually peel off. Just apply and let it get to work.

Garnier says you can wear it under makeup, but I did not like that feel at all. It was just too much on my skin -- applying before bed was a much better option.

The biggest bonus for me was that Garnier's formula did not dry out my skin -- almost every other comparable product I have tried was super-drying.

I got this product through the BzzAgent program (which I love) and was glad I tested it out. The full-size sample will last a while and I plan to keep using it.

KEEP OR TOSS: Keep. Plus this product is easy to find because it is available at most drugstores.

CHECK IT OUT: Check out reviews from other Garnier users, find out where you can find it near you and learn more about the Skin Renew line.

-- Tested by Carrie