Garnier Dark Spot Corrector Review 3 week update

Week 3 diary:

See the original full Garnier Dark Spot Corrector review here.

Hmmm, is it possible I’ve hit my peak? My skin is as bright as ever, but is that slight darkening of the cheek spots I see? It’s possible I am looking too much into it but I woke this morning (mid-week 3) to find the spots look a shade or two darker. It’s difficult to know for sure, so I will have to give it a few days. Perhaps my skin has lightened so much it must ‘looks’ that way.

I should mention I’ve also been using it on my hands and arms, as another test. I’ve seen improvement in the skin in these areas as well, and as a reader asked in my week 2 update, I did notice a difference in skin texture too. Bonus.

At this point I’ve been applying it twice a day, to my face, neck and decolatage. And once a day to my hands and arms. The tube is still going, although nearing completion, and I guess it will last till the four-week mark and possibly beyond. That’s not bad, considering my heavy use. If you were sparing, you could make this last a very long time.

Days later: while the dark spots are not so in-your-face again, they’re still ‘there’. By now I can clearly see that the improvement is 99% in my overall face, and 1% targeted to the spots themselves. As I’ve mentioned many times before, there’s great improvement, but it’s boosted by the overall effects. I’m starting to think that for a real solution, I’m going to need professional help.

I won’t jump ship just yet, not by any means. I’m still very happy. But I’m not so optimistic I can fade these buggers with cream alone. Stay tuned!

PS – oh, and I’ve still yet to see any discoloration (which is expected) in the product. Just FYI.

See week one & two updates.

Garnier Dark Spot Corrector Review week 3 update
Right Cheek
Garnier Dark Spot Corrector Review 3 week update
Left Cheek

11 Comments on Week 3 Update: Garnier Dark Spot Corrector Review

  1. My Lucite Dreams
    October 22, 2012 at 3:10 am (5 years ago)

    What a fabulous in depth review. I’m looking forward to 3 more months 🙂

    • Beautiful Kayekie
      October 22, 2012 at 3:18 am (5 years ago)

      It’s been very interesting! 😀

      I really wanted to be able to show if it really works or not, the final post will be coming soon!

    • Beautiful Kayekie
      October 22, 2012 at 10:30 pm (5 years ago)

      Hi Juliana, thank you so much for your comment and the article, it was a really interesting read. I agree 100% on the prevention aspect. It is so important and a good way to look at skincare. Not everything is avoidable but it’s always a good place to start.

      The final notes on Vitamin c would explain a lot about my results so far, I find my skin is so much fresher looking, and essentially it has replaced my regular moisturiser.

      Very helpful, thank you! 🙂

      • Juliana Rego
        October 25, 2012 at 1:50 pm (5 years ago)

        I’m glad the article helped and hope you get your desired results sooner than later! 🙂 x

  2. Juliana Rego
    October 22, 2012 at 5:22 pm (5 years ago)

    *Spell check… it should read ‘first’ not ‘fist’ — apologies

  3. s tile
    October 22, 2013 at 9:25 am (4 years ago)

    your photos are missleading, first ones are dark and underexposed and the later ones are bright. this makes your dark spots look lighter

    shame on you for not making them all the same exposure

    • Beautiful Kayekie
      October 22, 2013 at 9:35 am (4 years ago)

      Hi there! They are not intended to be that way, the photos shown are exactly as the camera took them. I didn’t touch up the photos in any way, as I felt that would also be inaccurate. Unfortunately the lens didn’t capture each photo identically, and I have to accept this is part of reviewing and photographing. Not every process is perfect, but hey, I certainly try my best 🙂

      • shirale68
        January 9, 2014 at 2:00 pm (4 years ago)

        You should have taken all the photos in the same lighting . I’m sorry but I can’t see much of a difference happening .

    • Sarah
      July 7, 2014 at 4:44 am (4 years ago)

      LOL at “shame on you.” Jeez, some of you angry folks take things so seriously. It’s one set of dark photos, no need to be such a dick about it.

  4. Julie
    June 10, 2015 at 9:01 pm (3 years ago)

    Hi Kaye,

    I’m using Retin-A cream – it’s wonderful for fading dark spots. I’ve been using it for 4 weeks and have seen a massive improvement – it can take up to 6 months though!

    Jules x


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