Say Bye-Bye To Hyperpigmentation With The Best Dark Spot Correctors

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At the tender, vain age of 21, I developed melasma

It was horrifying because it looked like a mustache — it developed over my upper lip. 

There was a lot of crying and wondering “WHY ME?” (I was 21, c’mon) during the week I waited to see my dermatologist. 

My doc explained that melasma is hyperpigmentation, a condition in which brown patches appear on facial skin.  

It can be caused by hormonal changes, pregnancy, or from sun exposure — and women are more likely than men to suffer from this condition. 

He prescribed a cream that cleared it up in a few weeks (thank you Dr. Rosenman). But that was back in the olden days. 

With amazing advances in skincare products, you don’t have to book an appointment with a dermatologist — there are a wide array of dark spot correcting treatments that can be delivered to your door!

A prescription is no longer necessary, and we’ve picked some of the best dark spot correctors around. Look below for our faves!


Gundry MD Dark Spot Diminisher

A lightweight serum with antioxidant properties that improves the appearance of dark spots and discoloration. 

SHOP – $49.99

Paula’s Choice 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant

A gentle leave-on exfoliant unclogs pores, smooths wrinkles, brightens, and evens out skin tone.

best dark spot corrector

SHOP – $29.50

Paula’s Choice Discoloration Repair Serum

This dark spot serum targets skin’s dark patches while helping prevent new discoloration from forming.

SHOP – $46

Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial

This “facial” targets lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone, and dark spots (I swear by this product).

SHOP – $80

The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Exfoliating Peeling Solution

This exfoliating solution helps fight visible blemishes, improving the appearance of uneven texture, acne, and dark spots.

SHOP – $7.20

The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HA 2% Exfoliating Serum

This lactic acid peeling formula promises smoother, healthier-looking skin, targeting fine lines/wrinkles, dullness, and dark blemishes.

SHOP – $6.80

The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil

Rose hip seed oil aids in hydration, reducing the appearance of dry, dull skin.

best dark spot corrector

SHOP – $9.80

La Roche-Posay Pigmentclar Serum Visible Dark Spot Reducer

A dark spot reducer serum that visibly reduces the appearance of dark spots and uneven skin tone.

SHOP – $49.99

La Roche-Posay Glycolic B5 10% Pure Glycolic Acid Serum

This serum reduces the appearance of dark spots and discolorations and reveals brighter, more even-looking skin.

best dark spot corrector

SHOP – $39.99


Do you use dark spot corrector serums on your face? Have you tried any fabulous ones that we don’t have listed? Tell us below!

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