Dark Spot Corrector Reviews

Aging Gracefully

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.

Product Review

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.

Yours truly,


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