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14 Best Dark Spot Correctors, According to Skin Experts

Reader's Digest Logo By Denise Mann, MS of Reader's Digest | Slide 2 of 15: SkinCeuticals Discoloration Defense This hydroquinone-free serum includes three of Dr. Marcus's favorite ingredients for fading dark spots: tranexamic acid, kojic acid, and niacinamide. One reviewer was very satisfied: "This has been a game changer! I have had terrible melasma, and this has been the only serum that has completely faded it!" Characterized by brown or blue-gray patches or freckle-like spots, melasma is also known as the "mask of pregnancy" because it often occurs with hormonal changes during pregnancy. Pros:   Hydroquinone-free Especially effective against newer spots  Cons:   Expensive Takes time and consistency to see results  Shop Now

Best for melasma

SkinCeuticals Discoloration Defense

This hydroquinone-free serum includes three of Dr. Marcus's favorite ingredients for fading dark spots: tranexamic acid, kojic acid, and niacinamide. One reviewer was very satisfied: "This has been a game changer! I have had terrible melasma, and this has been the only serum that has completely faded it!" Characterized by brown or blue-gray patches or freckle-like spots, melasma is also known as the "mask of pregnancy" because it often occurs with hormonal changes during pregnancy.

Pros:

  • Hydroquinone-free
  • Especially effective against newer spots

Cons:

  • Expensive
  • Takes time and consistency to see results

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