17 October 2015

Garner Dark Spot Corrector | Review

Garner Dark Spot Corrector Review daily unifying moisturiser skincare

Garner Skin Naturals Dark Spot Corrector Review daily unifying moisturiser skincare

I have been waiting for a drugstore product that brightens the face and evens out skin-tone for a long time, so you can imagine my delight when I stumbled across this beauty. There are quite a few other products on the market that claim to add radiancy to the face, but Garnier specifically suggests the product can physically provide results within 12 weeks, seeing improvement of the skintone in as little as 4 weeks. Its something that so many people would be interested in for numerous reasons: to diminish age spots, reduce hyper-pigmentation, soothe redness, and more in order to feel confident in our own skin without the need to apply layers of foundation to do the same job. 

I have been using this for around 5 weeks, and let me tell you - I am genuinely impressed. First of all,  let me explain my skin type. I would say I have dry skin that is not overly uneven, but I do feel it is darker around my chin area and under the eyes. It can also look pretty dull, so I was looking for a product that fixes both of these to give me a more fresh and healthy glow so that I don't feel a need to wear make-up on hot summer days. So here's what I thought:

The claims: 
For all skin types & tones.

Whatever your age, repeated exposure to the sun, ageing, hormonal fluctuations and blemishes can all be responsible for the appearance of dark spots, age spots and marks on the skin's surface which leave it looking dull and uneven.- Dark spot innovation.- Clinically tested efficacy.- Daily illuminating moisturiser.- Fades discolourations for even skintone: dark spots, age spots and blemish marks.- For all skin types & tones.- Brightening vitamin C.- Dermatologically tested.

Directions: Apply Garnier Dark Spot Corrector Daily Illuminating Moisturiser morning and/or evening to the entire face.

Packaging: It comes in a handy metal tube that helps to prevent the product from oxidising, which is evident if you let a little bit leak out as it turns orangey brown colour. Its smaller than I thought it would be but don't get me wrong, a little goes a long way with this product and it is sure to last you the 12 weeks that it has been recommended for. 

Application: The cream-gel formula is light and I love the feeling of applying it on my face. Its easy to spread around, even with only a bit of product. I have read reviews saying that it was too greasy for some people but for me it was just right. Even though this claims to be a daily moisturiser, I don't think it quite cuts it for my dry and dehydrated skin so I like to use this on top of my usual moisturiser. My favourite thing is the light and fresh scent of the formula, which is quite rare for a moisturiser! It gives you joy when applying it, which sounds a little bit weird if I'm honest, but it makes a nice change to regular face creams. 

After the first week of applying it everyday, I didn't notice much change. It was only until the third week I started to notice a slight different in my complexion. I felt my skintone around my jawline (which suffers the most discolouration) was becoming more similar to the rest of my face.
From then on, every-week I have been seeing a slight difference in my skin. I am now on the 12th week, and looking at my face now compared to how it was before I started using the product, I can see quite a change. Its nothing extreme, and most people wouldn't be able to tell the difference, but for I can see an added radiance to my complexion, something I lacked previously. My facial skintone does feel and look more even, but nothing too drastic. I hope to buy another tube, and continue to use it to see if it provides any further results because so far I am quite happy with it. It doesn't provide greatly beneficial results, but it will do for now!

My mum has also bought herself one as she wants to see how it works on her age spots. She was clever enough to take before and after pictures (something I failed to do), so I will be sure to report back on her thoughts and how well it worked for her. 


  1. Sounds good, I've got a bunch of pigmentation issues so I might give this a go - I find a lot of the time, products like this either don't work or are stupid-expensive!

    Misia xx | gowashyourface.com

    1. I have the same problem too, its hard to get an inexpensive product that improves my skin! I'd suggest you look for offers on, there's usually something you can find. I hope this products works for you :)

  2. This sounds really interesting. I've been on the hunt for a product like this for such a long time now. x

    Jordan Alice

    1. You should give it a go, I hope it works well for you!

  3. I have so many dark scarring from acne, this sounds like it would work a treat definitely going to check it out next time in the shops.

    Zeynab x
    The Beauty Load

    1. I'm not sure how well it would work for scarring to be honest, as I think its more of a light corrector, but its worth giving it a go x

  4. Ooooooh! You could be on to a total winner here by the sounds of it. Hyperpigmentation & dark spots get me riled up when I look in the mirror. Great review ;)
    Sal xxx
    UmmBaby Beauty ¦ @ummbaby

    1. I have the same problem! After a bit more use, I'll try to keep you updated in a later post :D