10 Products To Save Your Face From Dark Spots And Acne Scars

10 Products To Save Your Face From Dark Spots And Acne Scars

Uneven skin will soon be a thing of the past.

Published September 15, 2017

Dark spots are the worst! Whether they're caused by genetics, hormones or even inflammation due to trauma of popping your pimples (P.S. We know you've done it before!), those dark spots dim the spotlight on your beautiful melanin.

Last week we spoke to professional dermatologists about how to finally eliminate dark spots (and prevent them in the first place). So, to follow up, we created a list of products to help continue your journey towards flawless skin. Not only are these known for reducing dark spots, but also formulated to work with skin of color. 

  1. Ambi Skincare Fade Cream ($5)
    (Photo: Ambi Skincare)
    (Photo: Ambi Skincare)

    Highly recommended by professional dermatologists, the Ambi Skincare Fade Cream ($5) is a trusted solution by experts and a long-standing favorite.

  2. Eventone Dark Spot Corrector ($13)
    (Photo: Palmerâ  s)
    (Photo: Palmers)

    Growing up, we've all seen our moms pull out the Palmer's Cocoa Butter to banish ashy spots and healing scrapes. Now you can reduce the look of your dark spots with their targeted Eventone Dark Spot Corrector ($13).  

  3. Neutrogena Rapid Tone Repair Dark Spot Corrector ($23)
    (Photo: Neutrogena)
    (Photo: Neutrogena)

    Equipped with brightening vitamin C, Neutrogena Rapid Tone Repair Dark Spot Corrector ($23) is also formulated with the powerful ingredient retinol for even faster results.

  4. KORRES Wild Rose Brightening Targeted Tone Corrector ($43)
    (Photo: Korres)
    (Photo: Korres)

    The KORRES Wild Rose Brightening Targeted Tone Corrector ($43) is filled with a powerful blend of botanical skin brighteners, pure vitamin C, and wild rose oil.

  5. Murad Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum ($65)
    (Photo: Murad)
    (Photo: Murad)

    Recommended by makeup artist B Wilson, users of the Murad Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum ($65) saw an 85% increase of spots lightening within one week*. How's that for fast? [Editor's note: *based on a Murad-sponsored study.]

    (Photo: Fresh)
    (Photo: FRESH)

    Boasting clinical results including brightening, clarifying and lightening, the FRESH Peony Spot-Correcting Brightening Essence ($67) is a great option for clearing unsightly skin blemishes. "It brightens, tones, and clarifies," shares beauty-influencer Jazmyne Le'Sha.

  7. Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum ($79)
    (Photo: Caudalie)
    (Photo: Caudalie)

    While a bit on the pricier side, BET reader Marche Robinson suggested using the Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum ($79) after using it for weeks and the results "works wonders."

  8. Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Ultra Gentle Daily Peel for Sensitive Skin ($88)
    (Photo: Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Skincare)
    (Photo: Dr Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta)

    A personal favorite of our beauty editor, Janell HickmanDr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Ultra Gentle Daily Peel for Sensitive Skin ($88) is the ultimate two-step solution for an even visage. 

  9. Shiseido White Lucent MultiBright Night Cream ($90)
    (Photo: Shiseido)
    (Photo: Shiseido)

    Don't be turned off by the price. White Lucent MultiBright Night Cream ($90) is an award-winning cream aimed to get rid of dark marks and blemishes.  

  10. CLINIQUE 'Even Better' Clinical Dark Spot Corrector ($145)
    (Photo: Clinique)
    (Photo: Clinique)

    Yes, this the most expensive product on our list, but the CLINIQUE 'Even Better' Clinical Dark Spot Corrector ($145) claims improving dark spots by 58 percent after 12 weeks of use, which is pretty impressive.

Written by Tweety Elitou

(Photo: JGI/Jamie Grill/Getty Images)


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