Undoing the Sun and Fun with Garnier SkinActive® Clearly Brighter™ Brightening & Smoothing Daily Moisturizer SPF 15


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.  puerto-morelos

 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.

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This moisturizer is loaded with antioxidant Vitamin C and is clinically proven to brighten and smooth skin tone within one week.*

 

 

Before and After: I took the “before” picture on the left on my first day using the moisturizer and the “after” picture two weeks later.

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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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152 Comments

  1. mami2jcn

    I use moisturizer.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  2. mami2jcn

    tweet–https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/780534798683103232

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  3. Kathy Olson

    I use coconut oil – thanks so much!

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  4. Elena

    I moisturize my skin twice a day
    elena150980 at yahoo dot com

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  5. Julie Wood

    I exfoliate to make sure to get all my skin feeling clean and smooth. I use a good light moisturizer in the day with SPF, and I use a heavy cream at night to help with my dry skin.
    jewelwood55(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. Julie Wood

    tweet-https://twitter.com/JewelWood/status/780570866367148033
    jewelwood55(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. steve weber

    I make sure to exfoliate and to moisturize!

    groogruxking40 @ gmail dot com

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  8. kelly

    I use an SPF lotion every day to protect my skin from the sun and I wash my face with a gentle cleanser at night.
    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  9. Lisa Brown

    I do not do anything, really. Maybe a bit more exfoliation.

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  10. Lisa Brown

    tweet-https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/780720249297448960

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  11. Natalie

    I use cocoa butter and exfoliate my skin regularly. yarbr012 at gmail dot com

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  12. Sherra Coulter

    I moisturize every day and try to exfoliate once a week

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  13. Jessica N

    The first step that is making sure to always wear SPF year round. I exfoliate every other day(my skin can handle that often with a clarisonic) and use moisturizer daily.

    mommywithtwins7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. Amy Tong

    Love the before and after picture. I am doing a cucumber mask at home to help my skin. I will definitely try this Garnier product out. 🙂

    amy [at] uTry [dot] it

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  15. Allison Swain

    I use coconut oil on my skin, and I eat whole foods + drink lots of water throughout the day. Thanks for the chance to win this!

    allisonrsdswain(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  16. bellagirl07

    To undo the Sun and Fun on my skin I use a gentle cleanser, toner and moisturizer and cut way back on wearing make up and my skin looks so much better I actually get compliments on it. I remember sunblock and to drink a lot of water daily.

    hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

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  17. margaretsmith

    I use a moisturizer with spf everyday and I also use a night cream. Thanks so much.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  18. msrodeobrat

    Drink lots of water and take your vitamins! I really feel like drinking tons of water every day attributes to my younger looking skin!
    addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com

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  19. nickie burke

    I moisturize every day and try to exfoliate often

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  20. Lesha

    I mix orange essential oil with my daily moisturizer. Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂 – HilLesha

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  21. chambanachik

    I moisturize every morning and every night.
    I have tried this moisturizer and really loved it! 🙂
    chambanachik(at)gmail(dot)com

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  22. bayctygrl

    I wear hats to keep my face out of the sun and eat healthy fats like avacado
    Bayctygrl36 at gmail dot com

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  23. Elizabeth Drake

    I use parasols to reduce the damage from the sun.

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  24. Stephanie V.

    Use brightening serums and lots of sunscreen!

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  25. Brenda Miller Fales

    I use exfoliating cleansers & sunscreen.

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  26. Sandy Klocinski

    I use a real cleanser that has a proper pH balance and adequately removes the day’s grime and oxidative pollutants.

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  27. JessieC

    I exfoliate once a week and use sunscreen daily.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  28. JessieC

    tweet-https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/781598953968197632

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  29. Madeline

    I like to use a moisturizer with glycolic AHA.
    maddiembrubaker (at) gmail {dot} com

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  30. Rachel Griesmer

    I use exfoliating products and a facial peel that a friend told me about.
    rachel.griesmer@yahoo.com

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  31. Julia Barnes

    I use moisturizer with sunscreen in it to try and prevent any damage.

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  32. Julie

    I use plenty of moisturizer to to un-do the summer’s toll on my skin.

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  33. Tracey Brewer

    I moisturize day and night – and schedule my annual dermatologist visit for fall.

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  34. Tara Overby

    I use products with SPF and that seems to help!

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  35. paigechandler

    Oil free moisturizer, masks, ans facials help a lot

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  36. paigechandler

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  37. natasha

    Well I use sunscreen everyday to keep the wrinkles away and drink lots of water.

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  38. shellypeterson

    I drink plenty of water and use face moisturizer with SPF.
    cshell090869 at aol dot com

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  39. Christina Gould

    The steps I take to “un-do” the summer’s toll on my skin is I try to avoid direct sunlight the next time. I also wear SPF when I know I’m going to be in the sun. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  40. cynthiac

    I use a good moisturizer with SPF and stay hydrated.

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  41. mickeyfan

    I am one of those who barely tan. I wear hats and sunscreen.

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  42. Elle

    I protect my skin during the summer so I don’t do much damage and rarely lay out in the sun without tons of SPF and a big hat so I mostly just do the same routine year round, face wash and moisturizer.

    prettyinhotpink6 at gmail dot com

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  43. Joe GErsch

    i drink lots of water

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  44. R Misenheimer

    I use a good mask weekly and a good scrub weekly.

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  45. markathy

    Masks and moisturizers

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  46. jalapenomama

    To help with summer effects on my skin I use an exfoliating glove.
    And use lots of quality lotion.
    thank you

    Reply
  47. kjasus

    i do facial masks once in a while

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  48. Natalie J. Vandenberghe

    I actually try to protect my skin from the sun (by using SPF and/or wearing a hat). It also helps that where I live, we don’t get that much sunshine (good and bad)

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  49. Susan Smith

    I use a moisturizer daily and a good scrub weekly.

    s2s2 at cox dot net

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  50. dwndrgn

    I do my best to make sure there is only a minimal toll on my skin because I live in Florida and I have to be sure that I wear sunscreen every day no matter what.

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  51. Michelle H.

    I keep up with my normal beauty routine. But, I have found that drinking lots of water is very important to good skin.

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  52. Anne

    As I get older, I find that I’m not outdoors as much during summer so the damage isn’t all that bad. Plus, I use sunscreen, which helps. For recovering from summer’s skin, I pretty much just keep on with my daily routines.
    [notheranneother {at} gmail {dot} com]

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  53. kjasus

    i do facial masks once in a while

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  54. patricia skinner

    I use ponds cold cream to undo the summer’s toll on my skin.

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  55. Kerry

    Exfoliating helps!
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  56. Sue Barney

    I drink lots of water and I moisturize in the morning and at night!

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  57. eliza elliott

    I drink lots of water. truckredford(at)Gmail(Dot)com

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  58. BusyWorkingMama

    I like to spend extra time each evening with a face mask and lotion. i also like to exfoliate every few days. aleksnearing gmail com

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  59. latanya t

    I use a facial mask and sometimes a facial scrub followed by a good moisturizer

    dlatany at gmail dot com

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  60. bookloon

    I exfoliate more in the summer and moisturize.

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  61. Tamara

    I use foundation with SPF in it and moisturize my skin.
    westiemks5 at yahoo dot com

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  62. lazybones344

    I try to drink more water and eat healthier.
    lazybones344 at gmail dot com

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  63. LAMusing

    I exfoliate more often. I’d love to try this moisturizer!

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  64. Erica Carnes

    I drink a lot of water.

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  65. Linda C

    Exfoliating and moisturizing!

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  66. Ellie W

    A moisturizing face mask and drinking lots of water.
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

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  67. Anastasia

    I wear a big hat and avoid the sun as much as possible. I lotion up to help un-do any damage I may have gotten 🙂
    anastasiafalling@gmail.com

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  68. susansmoaks

    I try to be a healthy as possible, i eat clean and stay hydrated. I also use a good moisturizer and a good quality cleanser.

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  69. Kristen

    I use sunscreen every day….all year round, and a good moisturizer.

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  70. maria cantu

    Lots of moisturizer and drink plenty of water.
    MCantu1019 at aol dot com

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  71. Daniel M

    moisturize every other day

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  72. sexybrat

    summer tends to be fair to my skin. I just make sure to moisturize when my skin needs it and wash when it feels oily.

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  73. AngelaLilly

    I actively avoid being in the sun’s harmful rays, so this is not really an issue for me. Not being a troll but just being honest. I hope my entry can still count!
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  74. kathy pease

    I use a high spf sunscreen when I go outside and always moisturize with coconut oil at night

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  75. Ed Nemmers

    Evening moisturizing is a staple!

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  76. Ed Nemmers

    Evening moisturizing is a staple.

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  77. Birdiebee

    Tweeted-https://twitter.com/birdiebee52/status/789512340181913600?lang=en

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  78. Birdiebee

    I use a sunscreen with a 50 spf.

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  79. Lisa Voyce

    I do use sunscreen and moisturize.

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  80. Stephanie Phelps

    I undo the damage by hydrating and using an SPF and moisturizing all the time! my4boysand1@gmail.com

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  81. Sonya Allstun

    I do use sunscreen and moisturize.

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  82. Liz Newsome

    I like to get an end-of-the-season facial! Pamper myself and heal my skin!

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  83. Bruce Vrana

    I try to stay out of the sun so I don’t have damage to undo

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  84. Seyma Shabbir

    I use sunscreen year round, and always exfoliate every 2 weeks.

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  85. Kathryn C

    #SweepstakesEntry- comment

    I avoid too much sun exposure and also don’t apply much makeup. I also like to moisturize with coconut oil

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  86. Thomas Murphy

    I use sunscreen.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  87. JAIVIANSMOMMY

    I drink lots of water and exfoliate and moisturize 🙂

    Reply
  88. traymona

    I use a good moisturizing serum daily.

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  89. Connor Lawrence

    I moisturize a lot during the summer and only use a benzyl peroxide cleanser once a week.

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  90. Tabathia

    I use a masque weekly to detox my skin

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  91. Annette

    I exfoliate often and use skin lightening creams for the dark spots.

    Reply
  92. honeypie411

    I use facial scrubs and drink lots of water.
    Honeypie411 at yahoo dot com

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  93. slehan

    My best skincare tip is to get plenty of sleep and drink lots of water.
    Thanks for the contest.
    slehan at juno dot com

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  94. Jerry Marquardt

    The steps that I take to undo my summer’s toll on my skin is to take vitamins and have plenty of water. I also use Garnier products to fortify my skin.

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  95. sherri crawford

    aloe and bubble baths

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  96. Richard Hicks

    Moisturizing is the way to go

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  97. Angela saver

    I exfoliate as well as use Roseseed Hip Oil as a moisturizer & it works wonderfully!

    Andysavi.Mom@gmail.com

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  98. stefaniegladden

    I use a cleanser in the morning and night, and at night I use a moisturizer and toner! and of course drink lots of water!

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