7 Powerful Dark Spot Correcting Treatments

Say hello to your new skincare faves and bye-bye to your dark spots.

Hyperpigmentation and dark spots can be stubborn and tricky to get rid of, sometimes taking up to months to finally fade away. But, being such a universal skincare issue, companies have revolutionized a plethora of products to assist in treating dark spots, from exfoliators to toners to all-day patches. Read on to see our top picks for 7 products which will whisk your dark spots away in no time.

1. Zitsticka Hyperfade Patches

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A self-dissolving microdart patch, this award winner is perfect for infiltrating the skin and dissolving dark spots at the source. With spot-specific treatment targeted by the radius of the patch, the Hyperfade brightens marks left behind blemishes, while the microdarts melt within 2 hours of application to release brightening, regenerative ingredients to your skin.

Shop the Zitsticka Hyperfade for $34 here.

2. Neogen Real Vita C Powder

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A super-effective skincare staple, Neogen’s Vita C Powder in lemon is a versatile, innovative addition to your routine. Developed in partnership with Soko Glam, the powder is an additive to your moisturizer, toner, serum—whatever it is you use. With absorbic acid, the miracle powder can be used on all skin types to brighten the complexion and speed up the fading away of dark spots.

Shop the Neogen Real Vita C Powder Lemon for $20 here.

3. Dr. Barbara Sturm Darker Skin Tones Face Cream

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Expertly tailored to darker complexions with any skin type, this precise cream is a miracle worker. Infused with extracts of magnolia and African whitewood bark, this cream has all the benefits of a good moisturizer—from hydration to anti-aging—and it has the added bonus of being a brightening agent, reducing the appearance of dark spots and treating them over time.

Shop the Dr. Barbara Sturm Darker Skin Tones Face Cream for $215 here.

4. SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic 

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With an antioxidant combination of ferulic acid and pure vitamin C and E, this serum is super powerful in treating dark spots. While protecting the skin barrier from environmental stressors, it also firms and brightens your complexion, providing protection and an improved appearance for post-blemish pigmentation.

Shop the SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic for $166 here.

5. Olehenriksen Glow2OH Dark Spot Toner

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A true wonder product, Olehenriksen’s potent toner is the key to getting rid of dark spots overnight—literally. Add this supercharged, high potency toner with AHAs to your nighttime routine to reduce the appearance of dark spots in as little as a week while also benefitting your skin’s overall nourishment and appearance.

Shop the Olehenriksen Glow2OH Dark Spot Toner for $29 here.

6. Gleamin Vitamin C Clay Mask

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Vitamin C is a powerhouse when it comes to dark spot correction, and this 100% natural mask infuses it with aloe vera and turmeric for a guarantee of glowy skin. In just 10 minutes your skin will look truly radiant, and over time, it improves dark spots, texture and evens out skin tone.

Shop the Gleamin Vitamin C Clay Mask for $40 here.

7. Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Corrector

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A tried and true favorite, this dark spot solution combines the powers of activated Vitamin C, white birch and peony to visibly reduce dark spots, hyperpigmentation and post-blemish marks. A universal corrector, the dropper is perfect for targeting discoloration and brightening skin tone over time.

Shop the Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Corrector for $56 here.

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