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To keep dark spots away for good, pair this correcting serum with Kiehl’s Super Fluid UV Defense SPF 50+ sunscreen.

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Unlike here-today-gone-tomorrow zits, dark spots have a tendency to stick around. Technically called hyperpigmentation, this uneven coloration can be caused by aging, sun exposure, and hormonal changes. Happily, with the help of this fast-performing serum, you’ll be seeing clear again. The latest addition to Kiehl’s star-studded skincare line, Clearly Corrective™ Dark Spot Solution uses naturally brightening activated vitamin C and white birch to even out skin tone in just a few weeks.

How it Works

A trio of natural actives—vitamin C, white birch, and peony extracts—works to reduce the look of dark spots, acne scars, and discoloration, leaving your complexion visibly brighter. These clinically proven ingredients go beneath the skin’s surface to deliver significant results and even prevent future spots from forming. In lab trials, women saw improvement in as little as two weeks, with 87 percent of women showing more uniform, radiant skin by eight weeks.

How to Use

After washing your face, apply a thin layer all over your skin. You can also use this serum to fade hyperpigmentation on your hands, neck, and décolletage.

Key ingredients: Activated vitamin C, White birch extracts, peony extracts

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

One of the best dark spot removals

This product really fades dark spots. I have alot of dark spots, but this dark spot solution faded them all away. I recommend this product to everyone that has problems with dark spot. Just wish I had a bigger bottle.

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Corrective -Kiehls

This product is amazing. You can see results in a short time. This product helps correct dark spots and feels great on your skin.

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better than clinique

used both this product for spots on my face as well as Clinique clinical dark spot corrector and Keihl's had much better results. I noticed more fading on acne spots and worked as a toner as well compared to clinique.

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Staple product for me.

It does fade dark spots for me. I have brown skin and I love how this works for acne scars.

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Used consistently - No fading

I have several dark spots on my face from too much sun from working outside in my younger days. I really had hoped that this would at least fade them. I used as directed but saw no fading at all. Wish I had, and could give rave reviews, but for me, it did not work. Maybe it works best on certain skin types better than others.

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makes my skin feel great but spots still there

I've used this product for awhile now and I can say that my skin feels better, more even toned etc....but in terms of the dark spot reduction? Can't say that I notice too much of a difference if at all. Skin is brighter but the discoloration is still present...

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Newest & Biggest fan!

I'm a die-hard kiehl's fan and self-proclaimed (and unashamed) addict but this is my newest Kiehl's obsession! I use this product both in the morning and at night. It's packaging and name give the impression that it's a heavier serum but the product itself is a very lightweight solution. A few drops goes a long way and it literally feels like water on your skin- it's that light-weight! I have only been using this for about two weeks but I have noticed a difference in my uneven skin-tone (something I have always tried to even out) and the overall tone & texture. I have seen a little improvement in the dark spots/acne scars that we've all acquired over the years- but I'm confident that they will continue to diminish since I haven't even hit the 2-week mark yet. Definitely worth trying!

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love Kiehls.......but bummed about this

I have dark spots on my face and chest. I religiously used this product and saw no improvement. I'm usually my worst critic, but my husband said the same. No difference....bummer

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At A Standstill

When I first started using this product I noticed results soon after. Now that I have been using for a while it seems the spots are just remaining the same. Not getting lighter or darkening. Maybe I hit a plateau?

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More even skin

It's definitely made my skin more even but I haven't noticed a really significant difference. So easy to apply though, just a few drops needed.

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