Jun 13, 2011

Garnier Skin Renew Anti-Dark-Circle eye roller

'Over time, lack of sleep and daily fatigue make eyes look tired. Microcirculation slows and the delicate skin around the eyes becomes thinner and more translucent. Dark circles and shadows appear.

'Skin Renew Anti-Dark-Circle Roller is right for you if you want to instantly correct the appearance of dark circles and brighten the skin around your eyes'

Facts and ingredients: Contains caffeine and lemon essence. Skin Renew with caffeine gel energizes and stimulates microcirculation. The lemon essence brightens and mineral pigments instantly corrects dark circles.

Aqua/Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Alcohol Denat., Butylene Glycol, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Phenyl Trimethicone, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Squalane, Bis-PEG/PPG-14/14 Dimethicone, Magnesium Sulfate, Talc, Nylon-12, Maltitol, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Sorbitol, Caffeine, Citrus Medica Limonum Extract/Lemon Fruit Extract. May Contain: CI 77891/Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499/Iron Oxides.

-Dermatologist tested for safety

-Opthalmologist tested

-Gentle to skin

-Allergy tested


Gently roll Skin Renew Anti-Dark-Circle Eye Roller under the eye from the inner corner to the outer corner, one to two times. Use finger to smooth in any excess with fingertips.

Instantly: dark circles are corrected and shadows appear diminished.
In 1 week: eyes look bright.

Can be found at: CVS stores, Walmart stores, Walgreens stores. I bought mine at Walmart for $10.97

product: 5 stars out of 5

packaging: 4.5 stars out of 5

quality: 5 stars out of 5

overall : 5 stars out of 5

would buy again? Yes

My thoughts: When you first apply it you can feel the small buzz-like sensation that is the caffeine within the formula. Indeed it is very light which is great for the delicate under eye skin. My first impressions is that I didn't think it would mask or 'conceal' anything to be honest because the formula feels watery and light but after you smooth it out evenly under the eye it does cover nicely.

I prefer my under eyes to be well concealed so I applied 2 coats under my eyes just to be sure...I am just use to doing it this way but if you are use to applying a small amount of any concealer under your eyes regularily then you would really like this concealer/treatment.

Did it diminish dark circles and shadows under the eyes? Instantly yes it did. In one week noticeably I didn't see a difference right away but I did wait for about 2 and a half weeks before trying to see results. My results? Brighter by just a bit, but not much else. Just because this concealer didn't have a miraculous change on my skin doesn't mean it would be that way for everyone else. All skin types are different just to keep in mind.

How it feels throughout the day: I find this concealer to be very moisturizing and comforting, not dry at all. Even though my under eye skin and texture changed just a tad bit doesn't mean I'll be ditching this concealer altogether because I really like using it for everyday natural looks.

The best thing about it: It is the pigments in the formula which gives your eyes and face a bright look...my eyes looked less tired after application. One of the interesting things about this undereye treatment is that it isn't a color that you apply under the eyes to mask dark circles but it is a treatment treat that works with your natural texture and tone that reflect on these pigments for brighter eyes and I love it!

Pros: Great for brightening up face in the mornings, decent amount of product, is effective, easy to use, travel friendly

Cons: Packaging of the 'Roller Ball'? Sometimes the silver roller ball seems to track out of it's spot. This has only happened about 2 times since I've bought mine. It is really unusual when this happens, the product sort of oozes around and the ball sinks in slightly but then it fixes itself a few seconds later. I find this really odd when it does happen.

The lasting power: About 5 hours, I have re-applied after 5 hours and I find that applying translucent powder on top helps to make it last longer.


  1. nice! I love how it actually matches your skin tone!

  2. Thanks for reviewing this! I have really been wondering if this works or not and read a lot of reviews that said it didn't. I'm glad you included swatches too. I like that this is a treatment as well. I'll have to keep an eye out for when this goes on sale.

  3. Oh, I forgot to ask! Does it cake into the lines under your eyes?

  4. I have this one :/ I like the coverage but have the same issue w the rollerball, it leaks everywhere ! I've given up on that, I'm gonna find some way to hack off the top and put it in a little lip balm jar or something. lol :)

  5. I got my results within just 4-5 days since I was not going outside the house the moment the clock hits 10 am. Since I don't want the UV rays to heat and deplete my skin. And so I also kept my face clean and dry and have proper sleep and rest.

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