The 6 Best Dark Spot Serums
Dark spots – known to dermatologists as “hyperpigmentation” – have a lot of potential causes including damage from UV light, smoking, acne, injury and more. But while the causes of hyperpigmentation are many effective ways to deal with dark spots are few and far between. The fact is virtually every maker of skin creams and serums on earth claims to have a product that will eliminate dark spots, but only a relative handful do. In this brief guide, we will look at the best 6 dark spot serums currently available.
A Brief Guide to The 6 Best Dark Spot Serums
Dark spots have a way of appearing without warning and while some will fade on their own, most do not. Because of that cosmetologists and dermatologists have endeavoured for centuries to find a combination of ingredients that will push back effectively against dark spots. In our estimation, the following products have achieved that objective.
1) Hian Skin Renewal Serum
UK celebrity and entrepreneur Bianca Miller addresses the issue of hyperpigmentation head-on with her incredible Hian Skin Renewal Serum. Hian Skin comprises a delicate balance of kahai seed oil from the Amazon rainforest, antioxidant-rich squalane, bisabolol from German chamomile and retinyl palmitate. This combination of antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, plumping agents and blemish reducers lightens dark spots from within, blurs hard boundaries and restores a homogenous complexion where dark spots have nowhere to hide. As icing on the cake, it is 100% vegan, cruelty-free and free of artificial ingredients.
2) L’Oréal Paris 10% Pure Vitamin C Serum
You can depend on L’Oréal products to contain the highest quality ingredients and their 10% Pure Vitamin C Serum is no exception. When absorbed into the skin this wonderful feeling serum gets to work addressing the scourge of free radicals that are often behind the appearance of dark spots. Does it work as advertised? Most of the time, which is more than the majority of other dark spot treatments can say. If there is a downside it’s the presence of silicones in the mix.
3) Garnier SkinActive Dark Spot Corrector
Garnier SkinActive Dark Spot Corrector leverages the power of lipo-hydroxy acid to reduce the appearance of dark spots. Dark Spot Corrector could be more accurately labelled “dark spot remover” because its primary MO is to exfoliate dead cells that comprise much of the dark skin that we see with hyperpigmentation. As long as you do not expect miracles you are likely to be satisfied. If there is a downside it’s that the formula may cause slight irritation to those with sensitive skin.
4) Farmacy Honey Halo Ceramide Moisturizer
The best offence is often a great defence and Farmacy Honey Halo Ceramide Moisturizer is one of the best defences we have found against the onset of dark spots. The most common cause of hyperpigmentation is UV exposure and Farmacy’s Ceramide Moisturizer is formulated to protect against UV/UB rays. It’s also antioxidant-rich to fight free radical damage below the surface and it makes skin feel exceptionally smooth and silky.
5) Ambi Hydroquinone-Free Fade Cream
Ambi Hydroquinone-Free Fade Cream has been getting solid reviews since they purged hydroquinone from the ingredient list. By tweaking some of the other ingredients they have managed to produce a dark spot treatment that is nearly as effective as their old hydroquinone-based cream and gets results without irritating the skin or costing a fortune.
6) Fresh Vitamin Nectar Glow Mist
Fresh Vitamin Nectar Glow Mist is technically not a serum but due to its general effectiveness, we could not in good conscience leave it off this list of the 6 best dark spot serums. The formula is rich in antioxidants and moisturizing compounds and even works as an effective makeup primer. If there’s a downside it’s the inclusion of phenoxyethanol which may irritate sensitive skin.