I am at the age where I am trying very hard to stay out of the sun and take care of my skin. I recently reviewed two skincare products and I thought I would share my findings with you. I have always had very freckly skin. I do not burn easily and I’m not fair, but I have quite a bit of freckles. I’ve always liked my freckles, but this summer they seemed to mesh into one big dark spot all over my face. This was displeasing so I went searching for the best dark spot corrector. The moisturizer I was currently using at the time was the Clinique Moisture Surge so I thought I would try the Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector . Boy that is a mouthful. I bought the 1.7 oz bottle and it was a whopping $76.00. They do have a 1.0 oz bottle. I think that runs in the $40 range. Their product’s goal is to reduce dark spots, age spots, and past acne. Their clinical trials did show that over 50% of people made improvements after 12 weeks using the product twice daily. There were numerous online reviews and most were very positive earning a 4/5 star rating.
The other product I tried was Garnier Skin Renew Dark Sport Corrector. This product also came in a 1.7 oz tube, but the purchase price was $16.99. Their product claims your face will instantly look brighter and more evenly toned. In 4 weeks, you will have less discoloration and spots will fade. In 12 weeks, the size of your spots will diminish. The reviews online were pretty positive and they earned 3 1/2 stars. The Garnier product does have a slight perfume smell. However, I’m very sensitive to most scents and this did not bother me at all.
Garnier’s a Hit!!
I used both products faithfully and I preferred the Garnier product over the more expensive Clinique. I tried Clinique first since I was already using some of their facial products. I saw little to no difference in dark spot or discoloration changes on my face. When I switched to the Garnier product there was almost an instant change. The dark spots on my cheeks started lightening up. The only thing I noticed in the Garnier product was it did discolor a little around the outside of the tube. The manufacturer did mention this on the label and said this happens when high levels of vitamin C are exposed to air. However, it doesn’t change the product’s effectiveness. It didn’t bother me I just thought I would mention it.
The most expensive product did not work the best in my case. However, everyone’s skin reacts differently to products. I wish I had bought the 1 oz Clinique bottle from the start. Do you have any dark spot corrector products or anti-aging products I should try? Please let me know in the comment section. I am always looking for recommendations for great products.