There’s no denying we are a beach family. Craig and I have taken our kids to the beach every summer since our son Devon (now 20) was three. That’s seventeen years of annual beach vacations! Although Destin, Florida has been a frequented destination over the years, we’ve been to the Riviera Maya region of Mexico even more. In addition to the family trips, Craig and I have been there for quite a few anniversaries and let’s just say that adds up to A LOT of trips in and out of the Cancun airport. Here we are just after landing for this summer’s vacation. It’s our happy place!
Mexico is our favorite, not just for the ease of getting there (it’s just a 2.5-hour flight from Dallas), but more so because the beaches are some of the prettiest in the world. Just check out that clear water and white sand at the resort we stayed at this year.
There’s only one downside to all of that sun and fun – it takes a toll on your skin. Even though I’m extremely vigilant about applying and reapplying SPF to both my kids and myself, we always end up getting more sun than we should. It’s almost embarrassing how many people comment on our dark tans that we never set out to get! After this year’s trip, even after applying all of that SPF and wearing a hat, I still noticed a dark sun spot on my left cheek that wasn’t there before vacation. When Garnier SkinActive® asked if I’d be interested in taking their Clearly Brighter Challenge and trying out Garnier SkinActive® Clearly Brighter™ Brightening & Smoothing Daily Moisturizer SPF 15, it was perfect timing. My skin was in need of a fix but I didn’t want to do something harsh like a peel, so I decided to give it a try.
This moisturizer is loaded with antioxidant Vitamin C and is clinically proven to brighten and smooth skin tone within one week.*
The Results At right around the one week mark, I noticed that the skin on the apples of my cheeks was looking much smoother. Also, the small dark spot on my left cheek has all but vanished. As you can see from the photos above, my skin tone is definitely more even now and most of the redness is gone. My skin looks a lot brighter now too and I’m not the only one who has noticed. A friend asked me a few days ago what makeup I was using because my skin was glowing. I told her that I hadn’t changed anything, it must be the Garnier SkinActive® Clearly Brighter™ Brightening & Smoothing Daily Moisturizer!
After two weeks, I can see an even more noticeable difference. It’s also oil free so it hydrates without being greasy. It’s lightweight and absorbs quickly too. Even though it has SPF, it doesn’t have that chalky, heavy feeling that some other moisturizers have. In short, this is my new go-to daily moisturizer. It’s perfect under makeup or on it’s own. I feel like my skin looks visibly healthier.
Garnier SkinActive® Clearly Brighter™ Brightening & Smoothing Daily Moisturizer SPF 15 is available at CVS, Target, Walmart, Amazon, Rite Aid and other retailers.
*In a clinical test
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