If you are a woman with dark circles under your eyes, you know the frustration of trying to find something…anything to help make them disappear. If you are on the hunt for a magic resolution to your dark under-eye circles, I’m sure you’ve heard of Garnier Nutritionist Skin Renew Anti-Dark-Circle Eye Roller with a tint and if you’re like me, you’re more than curious to find out if it is worth it. Lucky for you, I couldn’t resist buying it and now I help you decide if it is worth a shot.
First off, I should tell you that I have the chronic type of dark under-eye circles that are look like something a boxer on the losing end of a fight would have. I have had these circles as long as I can remember and can even recall being asked by teachers in school (a million years ago) if I was sick thanks to my light skin and the dark bags constantly hanging from my bottom lids. So, in no way are the circles I wear caused by a lack of sleep or by fatigue which is exactly what this product is supposed to help. Hey, I’m a wishful thinker; I had to try this product anyway.
The Skin Renew Eye Roller is said to be for you “if you want to instantly correct the appearance of dark circles and brighten the skin around your eyes” (Garnierusa.com). That is exactly what I was hoping for when I started using the product but that’s not exactly what I got.
When I opened my roller I noticed how basic the product seemed but the metal ball looked like it would sooth my skin so I was excited to try it. Since all I saw was the metal ball I wasn’t sure what to expect of the product. After I rolled the ball across my under-eye, I was a bit unnerved by the product that was left on my skin. The “tint” seemed more like a liquid concealer than anything else. It was very watery though so it was easy to blend into the skin. When I looked at the once metal ball after rolling it across my eye, I noticed that it was covered in the tinted liquid; so much so that I was afraid to put it on my other eye out of fear of over-applying but I rolled it on anyway. Again all that I saw was a thick but watery streak of tinted liquid smeared across my under-eye. I quickly blended it in and backed away from the mirror to get a more complete picture. I think this product can be a bit obvious if worn alone but if you put your normal foundation on after application, it blends together nicely.
In my experience, I cannot say that I noticed any sort of gradual lightening or brightening of the dark circles under my eyes. I really wish that I could say otherwise. I love Garnier’s products and had high hopes for the Anti-Dark-Circle Eye Roller. While I do like that I get a light and quick cover-up for my dark circles, it still does not fully cover them up and it certainly did not leave me with any real changes to my skin. Unfortunately, this is one product that comes with a buyer beware. This is a great product for spot treatment, but you should not buy it if you are expecting results that last.
Garnier Nutritionist (n.d.). Skin-Renew Anti-Dark-Circle Eye Roller. http://www.garnierusa.com/_en/_us/our_products/product.aspx?tpcode=OUR_PRODUCTS^PRD_SKINCARE^SKIN_RENEW^SKIN_RENEW_DISCOVER^SKIN_RENEW_RTN3&prdcode=P19021