WHY: I bought this when it first came out, probably for the same reasons everyone else did, the hope that there was a cheaper drugstore dark spot corrector that actually works! I bought it at the right time because I remember I used a multitude of coupons in one shopping trip just to justify this $17 purchase (had enough coupons to save $17 and make it free, haha).
PROS: I love the smell, as I do all Garnier products, but also because the version of the scent in this product is especially nice. I can’t quite name how it is different, but it is, and I love it. Applies nice at first. I think maybe it does help dark spots a little. I also love that it is a metal tube and not a plastic one because you can really tell how you are progressing through the product and it helps you get every little bit out.
CONS: It rolls and peels if you use it before foundation. This is what caused me to stop using the product for a good chunk of time except for days where I knew I wouldn’t want to wear make up. This may have caused me to see the minimal results that I got, but hey, I will live with dark spots if I don’t have to deal with the rolly peely mess this made! Also, even though I loved that the tube was metal, I think this also had cons because the coloring and lettering seemed to be quite prone to rubbing/discoloration/scraping off. The outer packaging definitely makes it look more like a $17 product than the actual tube which seems more $9.99 or something, haha. Also, because of its ingredients, the excess product oxidizes on the nozzle and turns a crazy and kinda gross orange brown color. It doesn’t ever do this on the skin, but it is kinda off-putting when you see it after a few weeks of use haha.
CONCLUSION: I wouldn’t buy it again because it is pricey for something that I couldn’t stick to enough to even decide if it gave results.
Has anyone else tried this? Did you stick to it enough to see results? Comment below! 🙂
2/15/2015 EDIT: It is available for as low as 2 now on Amazon! Maybe I’ll revisit it now that it has been 3 years and I have a stronger relationship to my skincare regiment now.