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GarnierSkinActive Clearly Brighter Dark Spot Corrector

Garnier

SkinActive Clearly Brighter Dark Spot Corrector

1.0 oz Item 2298459

SkinActive Clearly Brighter Dark Spot Corrector by Garnier reduces the look of years of sun damage. Brightens skin. Clinically proven results - In 2 weeks, a visible "new skin" effect as the look of dark spots, age spots and discoloration is visibly reduced. This fast absorbing, non-sticky formula is designed with our unique complex of Antioxidant Vitamin C & E, Pine Bark Essence and gentle exfoliating Lipo-Hydroxyl Acid (LHA). It promotes surface cell turnover to reveal more radiant, younger-looking skin with a reduced appearance of dark spots.
Apply twice daily to face and neck after cleansing. Smooth a dime size amount evenly until absorbed ensuring all dark spots and uneven tone are fully covered. For best results follow with a Garnier SkinActive Clearly Brighter Daily Moisturizer with sunscreen.
Aqua / Water, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Octyldodecanol, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Boron Nitride, Silica, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer , Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Salicylate, Capryloyl Salicylic Acid, Carbomer, Ci 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, Citral, Citric Acid, Disodium Edta, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool, Nymphaea Alba Extract / Nymphaea Alba Flower Extract, Peg/Ppg-18/18 Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Phenylethyl Resorcinol, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Palmitoyl Proline, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tocopheryl Acetate, Xanthan Gum, Parfum / Fragrance

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4.3

(based on 83 reviews)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (44)
  • Smells great (28)
  • Easy to use (27)
  • Effective (19)
  • Non-greasy (18)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Daily use (51)
  • Uneven skin tone (20)
  • Women (9)
  • Sensitive skin (6)
  • On-the-go (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (20), Budget shopper (17), Brand buyer (7), Survivalist / minimalist (5)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (12), 30 minutes (12)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (12), Oily (8), Normal (4), Dry (3)

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3.0

Good product

By MJ

from AL

About Me Beauty Conscious

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Non-Greasy

Cons

  • Bad Smell
  • Irritates Skin

Best Uses

  • Daily Use
  • Dark spots
  • Uneven Skin Tone

Comments about Garnier SkinActive Clearly Brighter Dark Spot Corrector:

I really liked this product. I had a scar on my neck where I had burnt myself with a curling wand, and after using this tube for a few weeks, the scar has 90% disappeared. It is not T good for sensitive skin though. Anytime I used it on my face, it stung and irritated my skin, but did seem to help with my dark spots. I've since bought the drugstore brand of this product, which is cheaper, and it honestly works better and doesn't irritate my skin.

  • Skin Type:
  • Oily
  • Age:
  • 18-29
 
5.0

Great brightener

By Nalley707

from Montreal, QC, Canada

Verified Buyer

Comments about Garnier SkinActive Clearly Brighter Dark Spot Corrector:

Excellent product. It actually clear up a lot of scars that were impossible to get rid of for years; as a african american, I suffer from hyperpigmentation. Definitely going to invest in other products of this like line. Great job Garnier.

 
1.0

The Worst best " new and improve version"

By Maria

from Doral, Fl

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Moisturizes

Cons

  • Not Effective

Best Uses

  • Daily Use

Comments about Garnier SkinActive Clearly Brighter Dark Spot Corrector:

Garnier, Listen to your customers!!! This " new and improvement" doesn't work. Please, look at this version of ingredients in garnier clinical renew...totally different!!!!

Aqua/Water, Glycerin, Ascorbic Acid, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Cyclohexasiloxane, Potassium Hydroxide, Dimethicone, Sodium Styrene/Ma Copolymer, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Alcohol, Benzyl Salicylate, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Carbomer, Citral, Citrus Medica Limonum Extract/Lemon Fruit Extract, Disodium EDTA, Gentiana Lutea Extract/Gentiana Lutea Root Extract, Geraniol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Hydroxyethylpiperazine Ethane Sulfonic Acid, Limonene, Linalool, Nylon-12, Peg/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Salicylic Acid, Sodium Anisate, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Levulinate, Sodium Methylparaben, Tocopheryl Acetate, Xanthan Gum, Parfum/Fragrance.

  • Skin Type:
  • Combination
  • Age:
  • 30-44

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

New and Improved??

By Caligirl

from California, United States

Verified Buyer

Comments about Garnier SkinActive Clearly Brighter Dark Spot Corrector:

Interesting "New and improved" formula ...
You added fake glitter flecks to this product to achieve a fake glow. I thought this was skincare not make up!? If I wanted to apply golden flecks on my skin before bed I would but no I just want great natural skin, which after a month I can't prove that this does. Plus the added fragrance is very strong. Who still adds fragrance to skincare products in 2017??? Ive used this product in the past and would of recommended it. Sorry but now it's trash. people will soon figure out this new formula is a fake illusion and not real skincare. I shouldn't have fake golden glittery sparkles covering my face and hands after I moisturize my face. I'm so disappointed to say the least.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Disappointed

By CJMS

from MS, United States

Verified Buyer

Comments about Garnier SkinActive Clearly Brighter Dark Spot Corrector:

Needed a product that would reduce dark spots that are beginning to appear. Using for a month now, and no noticeable difference.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

The original dark spot corrector worked better!

By Joy

from Fayetteville Ga

About Me Beauty Conscious

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Softens Skin

Cons

  • No vitamin c

Best Uses

    Comments about Garnier SkinActive Clearly Brighter Dark Spot Corrector:

    I've been using the "original" dark spot corrector for years. I recently noticed the change in your product.. there is a very low dosage of Vitamin C in the current product as well as a very limited amount of product inside the plastic tube. Nonetheless, I am very disappointed the original dark spot corrector was discontinued.

    • Age:
    • 18-29

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    My number one recommendation

    By Melodie

    from Alabama

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Garnier SkinActive Clearly Brighter Dark Spot Corrector:

    I've bought similar and more expensive products for years looking for one that would reduce my pigmentation issues; living in the south, loving the outdoors. This one works far better than any others that I've tried even the expensive department store or doctor office brands. I'm often asked what skincare and makeup products that I use and I always recommend this as a must have.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great Product

    By On the Hunt

    from Covington, LA

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Moisturizes

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • age spots
      • Daily Use
      • Uneven Skin Tone

      Comments about Garnier SkinActive Clearly Brighter Dark Spot Corrector:

      I used this product primarily for fading age spots. It took about three weeks of using it twice a day to see an improvement. I am now on my third tube. For the price, it's effective. I since have added using the Clearly Brighter moisturizer which I apply a minute or two after.

      • Skin Type:
      • Normal
      • Age:
      • 60+

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      So very disappointed!

      By Kathleen54

      from Pensacola, FL

      Comments about Garnier SkinActive Clearly Brighter Dark Spot Corrector:

      I have used the original dark spot corrector for YEARS! It was absolutely great!! I am 63 with beginnings of dark spots and ravages of teenage acne. This really, really got rid of the dark spots and smoothed my skin. Fast forward...the new product is nothing like the old. Does not correct the problems, does not smooth skin. Artificial brightener. SO, SO, Disappointed.

       
      4.0

      Great for Us Oily Skin Ladies

      By Student Budget Skin Care

      from Jersey

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Non-Greasy
      • Soothes Skin
      • Works

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Sensitive Skin
        • Uneven Skin Tone

        Comments about Garnier SkinActive Clearly Brighter Dark Spot Corrector:

        I use it only at night because i like to let it sit on the spots. Additionally, every other morning i use my spin brush to exfoliate, and then apply acne medicine with a light moisturizer or sunscreen (only when Im going outside; because sunscreens tend to be heavier and can cause more acne.) I have acne scars on my face and back and with the dark spot corrector & other products (from the mario badescu); I have really seen a reduction on the amount of acne and scars i suffered from. The product does take time to work but all good things take time!

        • Skin Type:
        • Oily
        • Age:
        • 18-29

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        • Q:

          After you apply this product can you wear it as a moisturizer right under your makeup? Or do you have to rinse it off before applying makeup?
          Asked on 1/31/2018 by Kalley from US

          1 answer

          • Brand Expert

            A:

            Hi Kalley! Thank you for your interest in our Clearly Brighter Dark Spot Corrector! For best results, we recommend using a moisturizer with sunscreen after applying this product. We hope this helps!

            Answered on 2/5/2018 by Brand Expert from Garnier
        • Q:

          If I'm using this product for post-acne hyperpigmentation, should I apply this only around the darker areas, or on my whole face?
          Asked on 1/5/2018 by Emily from Ohio

          1 answer

          • Brand Expert

            A:

            Hi Emily! Thank you for your interest in our Dark Spot Corrector! We recommend applying a dime size amount evenly until absorbed ensuring all dark spots and uneven tone are fully covered. We hope this helps!

            Answered on 1/6/2018 by Brand Expert from Garnier
        • Q:

          Would this product work if you have melasma?
          Asked on 8/7/2017 by Beauty Buff from Miami, FL

          1 answer

          • Brand Expert

            A:

            Hi Beauty Buff! Our Dark Spot Corrector is intended to reduce the appearance of dark spots, age spots and discoloration. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your melasma, we recommend speaking to your doctor.

            Answered on 8/10/2017 by Brand Expert from Garnier
        • Q:

          do I use this before or after a moisturizer?
          Asked on 7/16/2017 by Meche from Chicago

          1 answer

          • Brand Expert

            A:

            Hi Meche! We recommend applying the Dark Spot Corrector after cleansing your skin, before your moisturizer.

            Answered on 7/21/2017 by Brand Expert from Maybelline
        • Q:

          Will the lighten my freckles?
          Asked on 6/25/2017 by freckles from Roanoke va

          1 answer

          • Brand Expert

            A:

            This product is not tested to lighten freckles it will help with age spots and dark spots.

            Answered on 7/6/2017 by L'Oreal Consumer Care from L Oreal Paris
        • Q:

          Hi :) I just purchased this and want to make sure I use it correctly! If using a serum in my daily skin care routine should i apply this before after or in place of? Thank you!
          Asked on 6/14/2017 by Gee from undisclosed

          1 answer

          • Brand Expert

            A:

            Hi! Thanks for reaching out to us. If you use a serum that is always applied to the skin first. You can then follow up with The Dark Spot Corrector. Hope this helps!

            Answered on 6/29/2017 by Brand Expert from L Oreal Paris
        • Q:

          Hi, I'm under the age of 18 and have very severe sun spots at such a young age. I am actually really concerned about them because they only increase in numbers! Will this product work for me? Also, I also lack a lot in drinking water so does that factor affect the amount of brown spots I have? Thank you!
          Asked on 3/19/2017 by Sunny from Toronto, CA

          1 answer

          • Brand Expert

            A:

            Hi there! The amount of brown spots can range from many environmental factors. For more information, we suggest you reach out to your doctor.

            Our Clearly Brighter Dark Spot Corrector reduces the look of years of sun damage and will help brighten skin.This fast absorbing, non-sticky formula is designed with our unique complex of Antioxidant Vitamin C & E, Pine Bark Essence and gentle exfoliating Lipo-Hydroxyl Acid (LHA). It promotes surface cell turnover to reveal more radiant, younger-looking skin with a reduced appearance of dark spots. If you have sun spots, we recommend you to take a look at our Clearly Brighter Anti-Sun Damage Daily Moisturizer SPF 30. Make sure you are wearing sunscreen. We hope this helps!

            Answered on 3/20/2017 by Garnier Consumer Care from Garnier
        • Q:

          Can you use this under eyes for dark circles?
          Asked on 3/1/2017 by Debbie from South Carolina

          1 answer

          • Brand Expert

            A:

            Hi Debbie! Thanks for reaching out to us. Our Clearly Brighter Dark Spot Corrector is not specifically an eye product. You can apply this onto your face and neck. This product is also targeted to reduce the look of years of sun damage and brighten skin. In 2 weeks, a visible "new skin" effect as the look of dark spots, age spots and discoloration is visibly reduced. If you are looking for something to help with dark circles, we suggest to try a different product in our line meant for eye care. We hope this helps!

            Answered on 3/2/2017 by Garnier Consumer Care from Garnier
        • Q:

          Would this help on dark spots from scars on my legs?
          Asked on 2/9/2017 by Callie

          1 answer

          • Brand Expert

            A:

            Hi Callie! We have not tested the Dark Spot Corrector to be used on anywhere other than the face. We do believe that this product will help with reducing the look of years of sun damage. It promotes surface cell turnover to reveal more radiant, younger-looking skin with a reduced appearance of dark spots. We hope this information is helpful!

            Answered on 2/10/2017 by Garnier Consumer Care from Garnier
        • Q:

          Can this help hard-to-remove sun spots
          Asked on 12/10/2016 by product junkie from ny,ny

          1 answer

          • Brand Expert

            A:

            The Clearly Brighter Dark Spot Corrector reduces the look of dark spots, age spots and discoloration in few short weeks. This product re-surfaces skin and helps reduce the look of years of visible sun damage.
            Since UV (sun) exposure causes the appearance of dark spots on the skin, be sure to wear a sunscreen daily to keep new dark spots from forming. Deep and old discolorations may take longer to fade than newer discolorations.

            Answered on 12/12/2016 by Brand Expert from Maybelline
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