February 13, 2013

Garnier Overnight Peel Update: Day 6

I just applied the Garnier Skin Renew Clinical Dark Spot Overnight Peel (that's a long name) for the sixth time. My BzzAgent kit factsheet says that overnight, I should see smoother, hydrated skin and in a week, brighter skin. After a month, imperfections will be significantly reduced and in 12 weeks, the size of dark spots will diminish.

The truth is, I haven't noticed a difference yet. My husband hasn't either. I'm faithfully applying the peel about an hour before bed, just to be sure it's completely dry before my face hits the pillow. Though there's no pain or discomfort, it does feel like there's something on my face for a little while after applying, like a thin mask. It's mostly noticeable when I'm walking around the house, with a feeling like there's a light breeze across everywhere but my face. Not really annoying, just different.

The only potential negative so far is that 48 hours after my first application, I got a big zit on my forehead. I don't often break out, so this concerned me. A couple of smaller red spots showed up on my chin but those went away after a day. The one on my forehead is starting to disappear as well. This left me wondering if a layer of peel on my face all night is potentially causing me to break out. I'll watch out for future hints of acne forming and if it's a pattern, I may stop using the peel. If no more zits, I'll keep this up for a while.

For anyone considering trying this as well, keep in mind that it works best with an additional product, the Clinical Dark Spot Corrector and if using during the day, be sure to wear a sunscreen with at least SPF 15 because the Glycolic Vitamin C Complex can make the skin more sensitive to the sun.

The good news is this is easier than a dermatologist peel. You do it at home and since there's a lower level of acid, there's no medical supervision.

If you are curious to know more, visit Garnier's Facebook page or their website product page.

I'll post again next week with an update on the experience. Maybe by then I'll have noticeably brighter skin!

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