14/11/2013

Bright at Night

Hey guys! Today I have a skincare review on a product I have been loving since I first started using it! It is the Garnier Dark Spot Treatment Night which is an intensive renewal serum. Keep reading for the full spiel! 



It is packaged in a small plastic tube with a thin nozzle that dispenses the product. At first I thought it would be a leaky mess like their oily/combo BB cream, but actually the product only comes out when the tube is squeezed, and quite firmly at that. I like the packaging, it is functional and practical.



This serum is designed to help fade and diminish dark spots in the form of sun spots, age spots and acne marks. It also claims to smooth and even skintone as well as improve brightness. To do this, it contains 4% Glycolic acid and Vitamin Cg. The Glycolic acid exfoliates overnight and 'regenerates' the skin to refine and smooth its texture. I'm not sure what Vitamin Cg is, but I'm assuming it's some sort of derivative of Vitamin C. It's known for its anti-oxidant and brightening properties. 

I've been using this for over a month and can say that I have noticed a difference in my skin. Within the first few nights of using the serum, I noticed an immediate difference. My acne scars were slightly lighter and the redness was reduced. It sort of surged in the beginning (in terms of fading dark spots, etc) and has since plateaued I guess. Because, since then the changes in my skin have been more gradual. Also I definitely notice that it has helped smooth my skin, the texture feels softer and more refined. After a month of use, my dark spots have actually faded quite considerably, there is little redness around old marks and they sort of look like they've shrunk (?). Their visibility has definitely decreased, and I've needed less concealer, which is always a good indication! Overall my skin appears more even and brighter! I actually have hope that, over time, this product will help fade dark spots totally. Keep in mind that I've also been using other products that help in this area.



The texture of the product itself is like a gel. It is clear and actually has a light, pleasant, citrus-y scent. I find it quite viscous and a little sticky - slightly hard to spread over the skin, but nothing major. It doesn't feel uncomfortable on the skin at all but the texture is interesting. I think it's a bit similar to the Peter Thomas Roth Camu-Camu Serum which claims similar benefits. I use a bit more than pictured below, after toner and before moisturiser.


Overall, I am thoroughly enjoying using this product and the effects of the fading of my acne scars are better than most products I've tried so far. I'll keep you updated, probably in an empties post or something, as to whether I will repurchase, but so far it's looking very promising! It retails for AUD$18.99 for 30mL of product.

Have you tried this product, do you want to? What are your thoughts?

13 comments:

  1. This looks promising! I've been using rosehip oil for my scars which have faded verryyy slightly so I might try this! I'm worried that it won't do anything to my scars now that my scars have already faded a bit from the rosehip oil.
    Were your acne scars really bad, like darker red?

    I think I might give this a go. Garnier products tend to break me out though so Idk I'm torn!!

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    1. Yep my scars were really bad - the kind where it looks like I still have acne but don't. So yeah, quite red. They've since faded from red to sort of dark spots, so definitely less noticeable. Oh no that they break you out :( !!! It's not too expensive though (and they always go on sale) so I don't think it would be too much of a loss.

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    2. Yea I think I'll take a look at the ingredients list and then maybe pick it up :) Thanks for the review!

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  2. This looks good! I've been looking into it because of you, and now you finally did a review! Can't wait to get my hands on it :)

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    1. Yay! Let me know what you think of it!

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  3. Ah this looks awesome, although I've never used a Garnier product on my skin. I'm too scared because I used to use some of their hair products, and their scents were so potent that it kind of scares me to be using that on my sensitive skin haha. Nonetheless, I think I'll try a bit of this if it ever goes on sale. Good to see products are working for you! Thanks for the review!

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    1. It's not heavily scented at all, definitely a different story with their hair products!

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  4. Seems like you've had a really positive experience with this serum! I'm wondering if it would work the same for me ... I wouldn't turn down any improvement in skin texture :p The ingredients should promising too, especially the Glycolic acid and Vitamin Cg.

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    1. I'm hoping after a good while, my experience will get even better! Yeah, the ingredients were what mainly drew me in!

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  5. Seems like this serum is actually one of the good ones! I'm always so hesitant to try out new products, especially on my face.. and since I have such sensitive skin I do get quite paranoid sometimes.

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    1. Having sensitive skin sucks! This one didn't irritate or sting mine at all, it's fairly gently but I don't have sensitive skin.

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  6. This looks like such a nice product! I usually hear good things about Garnier's products :)

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    1. I have a few Garnier products and I actually really like all of them.

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