Sunday, 10 November 2013

Garnier Skin Renew Dark Spot Hand Cream

As Winter gets nearer, I'm trying to take better care of my hands, because the cold weather just ruins my hands. A new product that I've been trying out has been Garnier's Skin Renew Dark Spot Hand Cream* ($10.99 CAD), which works to reduce the look of irregularities and discolourations.

"The skin on our hands and chest is highly sensitive to the sun and often goes unprotected. Sun exposure can leave this skin looking dry and discolored with dark spots. The Skin Renew Dark Spot Hand Cream provides 24 hour moisture to the hands and chest area while reducing the look of irregularities and discoloration." - Garnier

They say that your hands are the first to show your true age, so I love that Garnier has released a hand cream to help your hands look younger. I've been looking at the ingredients of this hand cream, and comparing them to that of the US version. Canada's version doesn't seem to have any SPF in the formula, while the same product sold in the States contains SPF 30. I really would have loved to have SPF in my bottle, since sun damage will definitely age your skin, and of course can lead to skin cancer. However, I'll just have to stick to a separate sun screen for my hands for now! 

This formula is a medium thickness, but it sinks into my hands really quickly. My hands are left feeling quite smooth and soft, but it doesn't give that velvety texture that I look for in a hand cream. However, the added skin care benefits make up for that. I don't currently have any dark spots on my hands, but I'm hoping that Garnier Skin Renew Dark Spot Hand Cream will work as a preventative measure. This formula does contain vitamin C, which will help to brighten your skin over time. The scent of this hand cream is nice and slightly citrusy, and the scent does linger on my hands for about an hour after application. 

Have you tried Garnier's Skin Renew Dark Spot Hand Cream yet? I do really wish that Canada's formula contained SPF, because that was a major selling point of this product in my eyes. I will definitely still use this hand cream, as it gets the job done, and hopefully will prevent any signs of dark spots and aging. 

What is your current go-to hand cream? Do you look for skin care benefits in a hand cream, or do you just buy based on scents?


  1. Its too bad that this doesn't have SPF in it! :(

  2. I've just been gifted a hand cream from Palmers that's for dark skin correction. I'm passing it on to my mum to try as she has some discolouration from sun damage.


    1. Oh nice! I haven't tried any other corrective hand creams, but I really like the idea of them! :)

  3. Ooh I could do with this as my hands have such bad skin from chemical dermatitis so have lots of discoloration from Sun sensitivity. Thanks for sharing. Xx

    1. Glad you enjoyed my review! This product might just be great for you! :)


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