Palmer's Dark Spot Corrector Fade Serum Review

Palmer's Dark Spot Corrector Fade Serum Review
Palmer's says "This lightweight serum visibly improves dark spots, age spots, post-acne scars and uneven skin tone. Infused with natural skin brighteners Vitamin C, Japanese Songyi Mushroom Extract and anti-ageing powerhouse Retinol to improve radiance and help minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Niacinamide targets dark spots and discolouration, Retinol improves fine lines and boosts collagen, and Vitamin C brightens complexion and evens skin tone." This skin tone correcting serum contains 30ml (1 fl oz) and retails for $24.99AUD. Palmer's does not test on animals. This product was made in the USA.

Palmer's Dark Spot Corrector comes in an ugly, clunky, opaque white plastic bottle with a pump dispenser. While it's very functional, the packaging has absolutely no finesse - a problem that really holds Palmer's back in the insta-age. Though it lacks Instagramability, the packaging is well labeled with clear directions and a considerate sunscreen advisory. Packaging is recyclable.

Palmer's Dark Spot Corrector Fade Serum is interesting - it isn't quite what I was expecting, texture wise, and the results were so much better than I anticipated! This is a thicker, yet still light, gel cream style serum - it sinks in quickly and imparts a surprising amount of hydration along the way! I always take claims about "dark spot correction" with a grain of salt, but I'm pleased to say that Palmer's Dark Spot Corrector did have a visible impact on my PIH acne scars. Are they gone? No, but I'd say that they've reduced by half since using this tone correcting serum. My scarring has lightened to a point that light coverage bases can cover them - previously they peeked through light and even some medium coverage foundations. On top of the reduction in my acne scars, I also saw a general improvement in my skin tone - it was brighter, with reduced redness. All around, it made my skin look and feel better.

The Dark Spot Corrector Fade Serum has an interesting and impactful ingredient list - especially for the price point. This serum has a water base, with a huge dose of niacinamide as a the second ingredient. Now yinz know by now that niacinamide is probably my favorite skincare ingredient for it's versatility and effectiveness - it does a little bit of everything - its anti aging, anti acne, it improves skin tone and strength. Basically, if a product has a good bit of niacinimade, I'm probably going to love it. Anyway, enough of my niacinamide stanning. Hydrating glycerin precedes a handful of texturizing ingredients and fragrance (which I could do without, but it does offer a pleasant neutral 'skincare' scent), before mushroom extract, hexylresorcinol (a hydroquinone alternative) and licorice extracts pair up with retinol and vitamin e to strengthen and condition the skin. Fruit derivatives, including lemon, orange, and blueberry extracts offer a bit more topical nourishment (though citrus ingredients can often do more harm than good). Two types of humectant sugar and aloe boost hydration, while radish root ferment provides an antimicrobal element. The remainder of the ingredient list is mainly comprised of texture enhancers, preservatives, and fragrancing ingredients.

This serum was surprisingly good - I am thoroughly, thoroughly impressed! While its not a miracle product, Palmer's Dark Spot Corrector made a real difference in my skin's appearance. The acne scars that left me so self conscious have reduced to the point that I can feel confident in light coverage products again. If acne scaring or similar discoloration is one of your skin concerns, Palmer's Dar Spot Corrector could prove to be helpful. I will almost certainly repurchase!

Water (Aqua), Niacinamide, Glycerin, Sodium Polycrylate, Trilaureth-4 Phosphate, Butylene Glycol, Fragrance (Parfum), Tricholoma Matsutake Extract, Hexylresorcinol, Retinol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (licorice) Root Extract, Citrus Limon (lemon) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit/Leaf Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Citric Acid, Leuconostoc.Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Titanium Dioxide (CI77891), Mica, Caramel, Sodium Metabisulfite, Sodium Sulfite, Sodium Benzoate, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ethylhexylglycerin BHT, Potassium Sorbate, Propylene Glycol,Phenoxyethanol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Linalool, Limonene, Hydroxycitronellal, Citronellol, Alpha-Isomethyl lonone.

This product was sent to me for review by Palmer's. My opinions were not influenced by Palmer's or any other third party. 

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