Saturday, March 9, 2013

Product Review - Garnier Skin Renew Dark Skin Peel

I'm a BzzAgent and this time around I got to try Garnier's Skin Renew Dark Skin Peel. I'm very careful about what I put on my skin. 7 years of dermatologist bills makes me paranoid and being fair skinned with sensitivities makes me cautious.

So when I was asked to try this product, I wanted to take it slow. The first time I put it on I just did my forehead. I was worried I would break out in a rash or acne so I figured my bangs would cover any problems. First night was ok. So next day I tried it on my whole face. After two days I started getting my bad acne problems. I took a week off to get my face cleared up. I didn't want to say it was the product because I have been known to have breakout problems. So after I cleared up, I tried it again. For several nights I would put on a thin layer after washing my face and right before I went to bed. It felt a little sticky but that didn't last too long. I had never done a peel so I wasn't sure what was supposed to happen. The guide says that you should notice results overnight (more hydrated skin) and within one week see brighter skin. I've been using the product for over a week now and have noticed ZERO positive change. In fact my dark spots/moles seem darker. Maybe it is because I am pretty fair skinned to start with. Whatever the reason, I'm not going to continue using the product.

I've read lots of glowing reviews on the BzzAgent website, I'm just not one who can say that. I'm glad I didn't spend the money to purchase the product (I was provided a full size one to try out for free) in exchange for my honest opinion.

Sorry Garnier, it just didn't work for me.


  1. Hmmm. This was an excellent review. Always nice to get an honest opinion to something we might consider using.

    I really like Garnier's products, but use the hair stuff exclusively, as I didn't know they had face products.

    Sorry you had a bad reaction. I am fair skinned too, but I do have an area that is leftover from my pregnancy days [remember the oh-so-fabulous Mother's mask discoloration?] under my right eye. It darkens with sun, so if I had seen this in the store I might consider using it since it is Garnier.

    But, reading your review I might have to think about it. Thanks Tracy!

  2. Good to know. I recently tried GlamGlow... it works well but is REALLY pricey. And it is not the miracle cure that it is advertised to be. AND it tends to make me break out a bit. :(