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Clearly Corrective™ Dark Spot Solution

A fast-acting serum that diminishes dark spots and visibly evens skin tone
  • Helps to prevent the formation of future dark spots and other skin discolorations with continued daily usage
  • Silicone-free, paraben-free, fragrance-free
  • No colorants and no optical diffusers
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We’re confident you will see healthier, revitalized skin in 28 days. Guaranteed or your money back.

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How to Apply:
-Cleanse skin thoroughly prior to application
-Apply dark spot serum over entire face both day and night under your ideal moisturizer
-During the day, protect skin by layering with Super Fluid UV Defense
-Before bedtime, replenish skin by layering on Midnight Recovery Concentrate

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Activated C

A potent next-generation active, works faster than the leading dark spot ingredient. Penetrates rapidly to attack deep-set dark spots while preventing the formation of new discolorations for visibly more uniform skin tone and clarity.

White Birch Extract

A sugar derived ingredient known for its ability to restore hydration and nutrients to the dermis and epidermis layers of skin . This potent active increases skin elasticity levels and collagen production resulting in restored skin density, volume and thickness.

Peony Extract

Works synergistically with Activated C to facilitate the reversal of discoloration for skin clarity.

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My many friends like it
Yehui R on Nov 28, 2014
It is useful.
XUTING G on Nov 28, 2014
wanna written the skin
Qian Y on Nov 28, 2014
good products
WENJIA L on Nov 28, 2014
Can I get a list of all of the ingredients in this product?
A shopper on Apr 20, 2012
Does this work on dark skin?
CeCe C on Mar 15, 2013
Best Answer: I am sorry I can"t answer this question as I have not used this product . It is in my house up state, I think. Shirley
Reply · Report · shirley g on Mar 15, 2013
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Will Kiehl's Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution dry out the skin? I am having issues with dryness...and I am wondering how much of ALL these products it too much. Also, what order do I apply this product? Before my sunscreen and moisturizer? Do you recommend day and night...or just one application each day?
A shopper on Sep 27, 2013
Best Answer: I have been using this product for a few months and do not find I dries my sin. In terms of order it should be applied before your sunscreen and moisturizer. Recommended application is twice per day -> day and night.
Reply · Report · Jennifer C on Mar 11, 2014
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what is the best way to apply to skin, rub, pat, circles...how much each application?
just on the dark spot or entire face? i have seen no results since december (4 months)
A shopper on Apr 12, 2013
Best Answer: I have gotten amazing results by using a few drops on my whole face, concentrated in the areas where I have dark spots. I wait 5-10 minutes for it to absorb and then use my moisturizer. I only use these two products morning and night (after I wash my face with cleanser). I found that when I used a ton of products at the same time, I was not getting results as the products were competing with each other. If you go in the sun, you can substitute sunscreen for moisturizer.
It is important to note this product works over a long time. My sister and I have tried many products through modeling and this is the best thing we have found for dark spots.
Reply · Report · Aubrey R on Aug 26, 2013
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My dark spot solution turned foggy. Is it still safe to use?
Ashley on Aug 20, 2014
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Do you think this product could be used to lighten other areas aside from the face? such as knees, elbows, knee scars etc?
A shopper on Jan 13, 2013
Best Answer: I also use this on acne scars on my neck and shoulders and it works quite well.
Reply · Report · Susan F on Mar 2, 2013
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is this product safe during pregnancy? Im 5 weeks pregnant and want to make sure that it is safe.
jaqueline k on Aug 12, 2012
Best Answer: I think that you should use the form to ask a Kiehl's rep. This is just customers answering regarding their experience with the product. The customer service team should be able to retrieve this info. from the developing scientist/dermatologist.
Reply · Report · Lina M on Sep 12, 2012
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Does this product REMOVE existing dark spots?
Angela on May 28, 2014
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I hav been using this for about three weeks now. I apply it night and day and I also do a .5% Retin A treatment at night and the Overnight Biological Peel about twice a week (Alone without other products). I am very conscious about wearing an SPF everyday. The Retin A I have been using for 5 months now so no issues there. In the past few days I have noticed darker spots or pigmentation COMING UP on my skin particularly around my eyes and lips and I'm getting very concerned. Do you think any of these products together could be the cause or do the dark spots get worse BEFORE they get better? Any assistance or advice would be really appreciated!
A shopper on Jun 2, 2013
Best Answer: I use the Retin A at night followed by a moisturizer and the serum during the day after applying an eye cream, followed by a moisturizer with SPF. Try not using both together, they may be counter productive. I've heard a peel should only be used once a month, depending on your skin's sensitivity. Maybe try a facial mask weekly and your peel monthly, see if this helps...I think sometimes we over process our skin, which can lead to more harm than good. Hope this helps, good luck!
Reply · Report · Stephanie S on Jul 19, 2013
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Are these products alcohol free? I'm allergic to it.
A shopper on Mar 28, 2014
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Is this product safe to use while breastfeeding?
A shopper on Mar 15, 2013
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will this cause me to break out more? i am afraid to try this and get even more acne.
kate p on Jul 30, 2012
Best Answer: I had problems with acne before using and actually think this helped to clear up breakouts...the overall appearance of my skin has improved with this product....discolorations from old breakouts have disappeared. I'm hooked..
Reply · Report · ELSA G on Jul 31, 2012
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can you use this on the dark circles under eyes?
Susan R on Mar 25, 2014
Best Answer: I think this is more for spots on the skin due to aging. Dark circles under the eyes are different, and need to be treated accordingly. I would check with a dermatologist for advice
Reply · Report · Anne M on Apr 3, 2014
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Can I apply this serum around the eye area?because I have some spot there?
A shopper on Feb 8, 2014
Best Answer: Yes. I used it for sun spots around my eye area and they disappeared. It's gentle enough to use on the sensitive areas on the face, yet very effective.
Reply · Report · Patrick M on Feb 8, 2014
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Does the product work for one particular skin color or different races?
A shopper on Jul 3, 2012
Best Answer: I am African-American, the product works for me. I saw results in two weeks. Please be sure to use sunscreen during outdoor activities.
Reply · Report · Adriane S on Jul 26, 2012
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It safe do you during pregrency ?
A shopper on May 22, 2014
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Is it kid friendly?
A shopper on Dec 23, 2013
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would this be OK for a men ? how do men use this product ? night and Day ? instead of a moisturizer ?
A shopper on Jun 13, 2012
Best Answer: Men can use this product. It's still potent. It only lightened my spots leftover from pimples, not hyperpigmentation. Use night and day after cleansing/toning as the first thing you put on your face (ex: Take a shower and put this on first before a moisturizer). This can easily be used with a moisturizer/sunscreen, just be sure to use the Clearly Corrective first and before any moisturizers!
Reply · Report · Patrick M on Jun 13, 2012
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Your best product for aging skin for hydration?
Beverly C on Jun 6, 2012
Best Answer: Good question, as I have found it is excellent for both! In fact, my skin feels so smooth after applying the solution, that I often do not even bother to put on moisturizing cream. Truly, your face will look better after one application. And for the purpose of evening skin tone, it's excellent and you can see the difference in just a couple of days. The darker spots take more time, but begin to fade within two weeks.

So, it's a two-fer -- a very good value.

Jeanne
Reply · Report · Jeanne R on Jun 11, 2012
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Is it safe to use under your eyes?
Rita C on Apr 26, 2013
Best Answer: I've been using it under my eyes for over a year and it's made a big improvement. It is absolutely safe!!!
Reply · Report · Elizabeth G on Apr 26, 2013
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Do you need to apply sunscreen after moisture before applying the dark spot solution?
Adwoa P on Apr 18, 2014
Best Answer: I apply the dark spot solution at night, so I don't worry about the sunscreen. But, If I did I would apply the solution first then the moisture and then the sunscreen.
hope this helps..I really like this product it has faded my spots a lot!
Reply · Report · cindy B on Apr 18, 2014
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does this product have fragrance in it?
A shopper on Mar 6, 2013
Best Answer: No fragrance, but it reminds me of rosemary. :)
Reply · Report · Aubrey R on Aug 26, 2013
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how often do you apply the serum?
A shopper on Mar 3, 2013
Best Answer: Twice a day, I add a drop or two to my morning and night lotions. My skin looks brighter!
Reply · Report · noelle p on Mar 3, 2013
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I have to use this before or after my midnight recovery serum? And I need to use it every day twice a day. Bc I just know the treatment for dark spot usually people has to use it at night you know for sun damage.
A shopper on Feb 14, 2013
Best Answer: I use it in the morning under my ultra facial moisturizer and nightly under my midnight recovery. This has been my routine for 2 years absolutely love this product!
Reply (1) · Report · Danette M on Feb 14, 2013
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Can I use this in addition to my daily facial serum? (I use Korres Wild Rose brightening serum)
A shopper on Feb 11, 2013
Best Answer: I would think so. I use this in addition to my daily moisturizer.
Reply · Report · Susan F on Mar 2, 2013
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Is it suitable for age 18? Cause im worried my face couldnt take it. I have freckles on my cheeks so i wonder issit useful for me ?
A shopper on Feb 3, 2013
Best Answer: I am 22 and I think you will be fine! I have been using it for a long time and it works well. Not sure if it will fade prominent freckles, but it has significantly lightened the small ones on my nose! :)
Reply · Report · Aubrey R on Aug 26, 2013
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hello ! my skin is super sensitive so do u think this product wont affect me at all ? yes is a question
maricela b on Feb 2, 2013
Best Answer: My skin is also super sensitive and I have many allergies. This product does not cause me any issues at all and works very well.
Reply · Report · Susan F on Mar 2, 2013
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What does this do to dry, sensitive skin?
A shopper on Jan 23, 2013
Best Answer: I also have dry, sensitive skin that is affected by dermatitis. It does't aggravate sensitive skin or problem type skin. It also has a slight moisturizing effect on dry skin.
Reply · Report · Patrick M on Jan 23, 2013
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Does this work on age spots without hydroquinone?
A shopper on Oct 19, 2012
Best Answer: Most definitely for me! I have used this for about 6 months on my hands but always with Super Fluid LV Defense (SPF 50+) over it (as I was directed to by the Kiehl's consultant at the store). The age spots have gotten very much lighter but do not seem to totally disappear. I would not feel confidant using a product with hydroquinone over a long period since it is carcinogenic.
Reply · Report · Joan A on Oct 24, 2012
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how long does it take to clear up dark spots and is the product is on the shelf?
A shopper on Aug 17, 2012
Best Answer: I saw results w/in a week. I've had some really dark spots on face and hands and I guess, after 1month, that they have been reduced by 50%. Some parts of my face (around eyes & nose) are too sensitive for this product.
Reply · Report · Sheridan S on Aug 17, 2012
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hi i would like to know if i use this first then my face moistuzier?
A shopper on Aug 5, 2012
Best Answer: Hello,
I put it on my face before my moisturizer. Then I let it dry because it feels a bit sticky until it dries.
Must be honest though, I use it around my collar bone.
Works really well, smells great! Enjoy!!
Reply · Report · lisa v on Aug 5, 2012
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does this product work for sun damage on a man's arm ? Thx.
A shopper on Jul 14, 2012
Best Answer: I dont see why not. It is primarily a facial product but it is very strong and soothing so it should if anything have the same effect on your arms.
Reply · Report · Deron A on Jul 15, 2012
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Does the Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution work on melasma? The melasma that I am experiencing is a darkening in the area over my top lip. If it would work on melasma, how long would it take to see an improvement in this darkening of the skin over my lip?

Thanks.
A shopper on Jun 14, 2012
Best Answer: Not sure, I been using this product on and off on my face, not faithfully every day . I find that my skin is getting a little dry not sure if its this product or just my skin. Sorry
Reply · Report · JOSEPHINE C on Jun 16, 2012
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Could i use this in the morning and at night after i apply my epiduo?
May Therese N on May 15, 2012
Best Answer: I have been using the product for 5 or so months and I use it the first thing after washing my face. I use both, morning and before bed. Directly after applying it and it dries, (it dries quickly), I use my usual face cream and Khiels Midnight Recovery in the evening and Powerful Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate and face cream at morning.
All 3 of these products I would highly recommend.
The Clearly Corrective seems to do exactly what it says it will. My dark sun spots have faded considerably!
Reply · Report · judy w on May 15, 2012
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how to apply the serum, using cotton ball?
A shopper on Sep 3, 2014
Best Answer: I put a drop on my finger tip and dabbed it on the spot. The oil absorbed quickly. Cotton balls seemed to get too much on the skin. And leave the area oily.
Reply · Report · Janet E on Sep 4, 2014
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When using with Midnight Recovery Concentrate, is the Dark Spot Solution applied before or after the Midnight Recovery?
CCraig on Nov 11, 2013
Best Answer: in my opinion, if you want to use them together, i would use dark spot solution(more aquaous) first then midnight recovery since midnight is oil based. hope this help
Reply · Report · yingping l on Nov 11, 2013
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Do I have to wear sunscreen with this product during the day?
Ceara J on Aug 24, 2013
Best Answer: I think you need to wear sun screen for protection. Since this product does not have SPF and has a liquid texture.
Reply · Report · Yi L on Aug 24, 2013
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Should I apply this serum just on my dark spots or on the whole area/face?
alexandra m on Apr 9, 2013
Best Answer: Either way you want to use it is fine. I have uneven skin tones on the right side of my face and it does wonders. I also put it on just the dark spots and surrounding areas sometimes.
Reply · Report · Elizabeth G on Apr 26, 2013
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Would this product work to help reduce the dark spots on the backs of my hands?
A shopper on Dec 30, 2012
Best Answer: I do believe it helps to keep my face clearer, but doubt it's strong enough for hands. I'd love to find a product that truly worked on hands!
Reply · Report · Dianna R on Jan 16, 2013
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Can men also use this product??
A shopper on Aug 28, 2012
Best Answer: Absolutely! I can't see any reason that men couldn't use it and benefit just as much as women do. My brother started using it a month after I did.
Reply · Report · Elizabeth G on Aug 28, 2012
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Hi!
Do I put it over all my face or just were I have dark spot marks? Same for my arms, all over or just were skin is damaged?
I read a comment on internet that putting it all over in the long term made color difference more evident ?!?!
Thank you
A shopper on Aug 22, 2012
Best Answer: Hi there, I just put it on the spots and just around it, but now all over the skin. I haven't used it too often that I have noticed a skin change/brightening difference for all over skin, but have noticed spots lightening up, which is all I need. Hope that helps!
Reply · Report · Anna Y on Aug 23, 2012
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does thiswork for women over 45 years of age?
carol b on Aug 21, 2012
Best Answer: I am over 45 and am now on my second bottle. My spots have lightened but I also use sunscreen to protect my face.
Reply · Report · yolanda r on Aug 21, 2012
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if doesnt work money back garantii?
A shopper on Aug 6, 2012
Best Answer: Kiehl’s Skincare is scientifically formulated to restore and strengthen the skin barrier for healthier, younger-looking skin. Our targeted treatments are powerful, yet safe preparations which act to correct and treat your specific skin needs and concerns

We’re confident you will see healthier, revitalized skin in 28 days. Guaranteed or your money back.
Reply · Report · Kiehl's AStaff on Aug 8, 2012
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Could this work for men? Also, are there any products to reduce redness from rosacea?
A shopper on Jul 30, 2012
Best Answer: I would assume it would work for men. Why not try it? It's lightening a dark pigmentation on my face. I don't know about rosacea.
Reply · Report · Helen S on Jul 30, 2012
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How do you apply it?
Miriam C on Jul 7, 2012
Best Answer: Cleanse your face in your preferred manner. Put a few drps into your dry hand and quickly apply all over face, and neck, or wherever. You can also apply a tiny bit extra in more troublesome spots. Having where you apply it a bit dampish helps. Believe me, you will like the way your face looks and feels, but the change toward more glow will be noticeable in a few days. I love it! ...J..
Reply · Report · Jeanne R on Jul 9, 2012
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Use this at night before Retin A?
A shopper on Jun 14, 2012
Best Answer: I always put the Spot Solution on first and put cream, acne medication... on over it. This is absolutely amazing stuff!! I put it on in the morning and at night and LOVE it!!
It will also help with acne. It might be a good idea to ask your doctor since your medication is prescribed.
What I can tell you is that after 5 weeks, I no longer wear foundation and haven't for the past two weeks!! Nothing has ever worked like Kiehl's Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution! I will never stop using it and it's a good price for the amount you get!
Reply · Report · Elizabeth G on Jun 14, 2012
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How woul you applied this.?
Connie C on May 19, 2012
Best Answer: I use in just the mornings after washing my face with Kiehl's ultra facial cleanser and the calendula toner. I then apply the dark spot solution and use the ultra facial cream over that. Hope this helps!
Reply · Report · Katie H on May 22, 2012
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Do you use product all over face, excluding eye area?
A shopper on Apr 15, 2012
Best Answer: You may use Clearly Corrective all over your face as well as your neck and backs of your hands if you so desire to diminish dark spots caused by sun damage and acne scars.
Reply · Report · Kiehl's AStaff on Apr 30, 2012
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Does this product work on the bikini line ?
Simone G on Jul 21, 2014
Best Answer: I would imagine it would. I've been using this product about 6 months and nearly all of my dark spots have minimized if not gone entirely. Albeit I'm using it on my face. But worth a shot right?
Reply · Report · Nicholas R on Jul 21, 2014
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My sister warned me that using some dark spot removers can cause your spots to worsen if you're out in the sun... Is this true of the Kiehl's brand?
A shopper on Apr 3, 2014
Best Answer: Absolutely. There's no point in using this product if you plan on going out in the sun without protection just to develop more of them.
I have very sensitive skin and the first time I used this my face became swollen and red and I had to seek a dermatologist's advice and a steroid shot. About 3 months later I tried again, and restricted my use of it to only a small place on my jaw line. Unfortunately, I had the same reaction.
My advice, and I say this because I absolutely love Kiehl's products, is to approach your use of this carefully.
Reply · Report · judy w on Apr 5, 2014
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Shouldn't this product seal when i bought clearly corrective dark spot solution ?
A shopper on Apr 1, 2013
Best Answer: This is one amazing product. For years, I suffered with acne, extremely oil skin and frequent breakouts. After trying many other products, I decided to try this. Within one month, my skin improved over 75 percent. Most of the dark splotches had faded...with continued use, I'm sure the remaining spots will fade as well. This is the best product for acne and dark spots by far because it works? I am a satisfied customer.
Reply · Report · Evelyn W on Apr 2, 2013
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Can this be used on under eye dark circles? If not what do you recommend ? Thanks Cheryl
A shopper on Mar 27, 2013
Best Answer: I would not recommend using this under your eye for dark circles. You can try using Midnight Recovery Eye at night time and Eye Alert in the morning. Both have properties that help combat dark circles. Another eye cream that helps a lot with dark circles is Rosa Artica Eye. It is very moisturizing, reduces fine lines, brightens under the eye, and gets rid of dark circles. This is by far my favorite product. I've seen a big improvement under my eyes, and I've been using it for 6 months.
Reply · Report · Juliette D on Apr 21, 2013
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if i have freckles...which one is better for me to remover them? cause i see you guys have few products to remove the freckles...so which one you guys recommend most?
A shopper on Sep 21, 2012
Best Answer: to be honest with you, I have not seen much improvement in " clearly corrective Dark spot solution" as it is advertised.
Reply · Report · Mei Hwa B on Sep 23, 2012
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I would like to try a free sample, how could I go about finding out how to get one? This is a lot of money and I want to make sure that it is something worth the money. Have waisted hundreds of dollars on products that "SAY" they work and dont. Thank you
Lynda S on Sep 20, 2012
Best Answer: Hello! We offer you to choose your own samples on every order, so on your next Kiehls.com purchase, don't forget to add a sample of this to your basket. You may also head into a Kiehl's Retail Store which are located all across the country and ask a Customer Representative for a sample of this product.

Please use our Retail Locator to find the Kiehl's location nearest you. If you are not near an Official Kiehl's Dispensary, we invite you to use our Kiehl's by Mail Service by telephoning 1-800-KIEHLS-2 (1-800-543-4572) or 1-732-951-4545.
Reply · Report · Kiehl's AStaff on Oct 24, 2012
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Can this be used on skin on arms and legs?
A shopper on Aug 1, 2012
Best Answer: Yes. A really great product. I've been impressed by the results.
Reply · Report · Jocelyn R on Aug 1, 2012
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what store can you get this product at?
Shona L on Jul 17, 2012
Best Answer: I order online @ Kiel's . Com. This is a very good product. I seen results in a matter of days.
Reply · Report · jennie b on Jul 18, 2012
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can i use the product
while pregnant?
keren z on Jul 17, 2012
Best Answer: I'm a physician. I can think of no reason not to use it in pregnancy. Systemic absorption would be minimal, as is the amount of product used if just on face and/or hands.
Reply · Report · Wendy B on Sep 13, 2012
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How to apply on my face? I normally wash my face, put toner and moisturizer and cream. Should I put this product between toner and moisturizer?
A shopper on Jul 15, 2012
Best Answer: Yes, you put the Dark Spot Solution on after your toner and before your moisturizer. I also recommend that you only use all Kiehl's products. I was using a different brand of cleanser/make-up remover as I still had some in my cabinet and noticed a burning sensation when I applied the Dark Spot Solution and moisturizer this does not happen when I use all Kiehl's products or I wash my face and then wait awhile before finishing the skin care routine.
Reply · Report · STEPHANIE H on Jul 15, 2012
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Can i use this together with my acne blemish control treatment? I have been fervently battling acne scars.
May Therese N on May 12, 2012
Best Answer: I would say, yes! I have many past acne scars but still have an occasional breakout. I have VERY sensitive skin and do not have any problem using them in combination. I use the Dark Spot Solution in the morning and at night and still use a spot treatment with benzoyl peroxide for breakouts as needed and have not encountered any problems at all. The Dark Spot Solution is very gentle and I would say it does not interfere with other products. Hope this helps!
Reply · Report · Candace A on May 12, 2012
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does this work on liver spots?
A shopper on Apr 26, 2012
Best Answer: Sorry, I don't know. Have only used it on my face, but it seems to be effective on my dark spots which I think are from sun damage.
Reply · Report · Anne B on Apr 27, 2012
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will your product work for african americans?
A shopper on Apr 22, 2012
Best Answer: In out clinical study, we tested a multi-ethnic panel equally distributed (25% African American, Asian, Caucasian, and Hispanic) and Clearly Corrective was efficitive on ALL ethinicites tested.
Reply · Report · Kiehl's AStaff on Apr 27, 2012
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does it work well treating acne spots/scars on black skin?
A shopper on Apr 21, 2012
Best Answer: This product works on African-American skin. I have a lot of spots along my jawline that are fading.
Reply · Report · Adriane S on Jul 26, 2012
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can i use midnight recovery and c. corrective dark spot together i tried a sample of midnight and loved it but i have sun spots on the sides of my face?
judith r on Apr 8, 2012
Best Answer: Yes. You can use your Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution (CCDSS) morning and night. During day time use your CCDSS first then layer with your moisturizer and sunblock. In the evening after cleansing the face, apply CCDSS first all over your face or you can do spot treatment by just applying on the affected areas. Let the CCDSS absorbed first. This will only take a minute or two. Then apply your Midnight Recovery Solution all over your face. The one thing that makes a product effective is making sure that it penetrates beyond the surface of the skin by making it really clean. If you have devices that help clean your face, like Clarisonic, use it. Good luck with your Dark spots. I know Midnight Recovery works.
Reply · Report · Rosario F on Apr 9, 2012
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does it work for clearing acne scars?
yoojin c on Apr 6, 2012
Best Answer: I did not order the product for that reason, and cannot say. I ordered it for dark spots on hands, but have not used it long enough to say for certain that it makes a permanent change. It has so far resulted in marked improvement for that purpose.
Reply · Report · Jeffrey T on Apr 8, 2012
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Its ok to use a different moisturizer?
A shopper on Apr 2, 2012
Best Answer: We recommend that after cleansing and toning your face, you use this product and follow up with the moisturizer of your choice.
Reply · Report · Kiehl's AStaff on Apr 30, 2012
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is it gurannted product for pigmentation and blemishes?
Harpreet K on Mar 24, 2012
Best Answer: This has worked on both for me. I have more trouble with the pigmentation spots and it's working very well.
Reply · Report · Susan F on Apr 8, 2012
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can I use it on my face?
A shopper on Sep 15, 2014
Best Answer: Yes, most definitely. It leaves your face feeling very nice too. I think the biggest thing is to use it twice a day to see an effect.
Reply · Report · Mary M on Sep 17, 2014
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I use 0.1% tretinol at night. Will this help useing only during the day? How long till you see results?
A shopper on Sep 14, 2014
Best Answer: I have never used tretinol, but as long as I am using this consistently, I see results. Then I slip up and forget to use it and the dark spot returns.
Reply · Report · Mary H on Sep 14, 2014
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My husband has an age spot under his sideburns and we were wondering if this product will change the color of his hair over the spot? Thank you.
Tulea on Jul 25, 2014
Best Answer: I have only used this on my face, doesn't have hair..but, it works great and wouldn't think it would change the color of his sideburns. but not sure
Reply · Report · cindy B on Jul 25, 2014
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when do you use this?
how do you use it?
the instructions on the bottle are too small to read.
betty t on May 6, 2014
Best Answer: I use this on my face, a few drops for the entire face, every morning after the shower, but before moisturizer and sun screen. I put a few drops on my finger, dot around my face and then gently rub in. I believe you could also use this twice a day (before bed) if you prefer.
Reply · Report · Julie B on Jun 10, 2014
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Do you need to apply sunscreen after moisture before applying the dark spot solution at night ??
Adwoa P on Apr 19, 2014
Best Answer: I do not use sunscreen at night.
Reply · Report · Terri N on May 16, 2014
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Does this work on asian skin w/ hyperpigmentation?
A shopper on Apr 15, 2014
Best Answer: Yes! My acne scars were greatly reduced after constant usage.
Reply · Report · Lia J on May 20, 2014
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Hello

I have dark spat to my fes and I start using Clearly Corrective™ Dark Spot Solution
How many days need to see the differs?

Thank You
A shopper on Mar 8, 2014
Best Answer: it took 2 months for me, but I only applied at night. If I did night and day might see difference sooner.
Reply · Report · cindy B on Apr 18, 2014
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How much vit c does this contain? Thanks Toni
toni v on Dec 26, 2013
Best Answer: Sorry, don't know. But I love this product.
Reply · Report · Kyle G on Dec 27, 2013
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Does this product contain hydroquinone?
A shopper on Nov 15, 2013
Best Answer: No, the Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution does not contain hydroquinone.
Reply · Report · Elizabeth G on Nov 15, 2013
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May I use it with Clarins shaping facial lift lipo-drain serum or midnight recovery concentrate? if yes would it go before or after?
A shopper on Nov 2, 2013
Best Answer: Yes and it would go on prior to the other products.
Reply · Report · Elizabeth G on Nov 15, 2013
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After applying Kiehls Dark Spot Serum , can I use my night time moisturizer after?
A shopper on Oct 29, 2013
Best Answer: Yes, you very definitely can. Just be sure to put the dark spot corrector on first.
Reply · Report · Elizabeth G on Nov 15, 2013
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Does it work on hands?
A shopper on Sep 30, 2013
Best Answer: Absolutely!! It's done wonders for my hands!
Reply · Report · Elizabeth G on Nov 15, 2013
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I have old acne scars and new acne kept coming out and this bothers me for a long time. So could this one be helpful to remove the scars? Also, can this Dark Spot Solution work with Blue Herbal Spot Treatment? I really want the acne stops and my skin looks great!
A shopper on Sep 26, 2013
Best Answer: This product works great. It really helps to get rid of marks on the face if you use it daily and have patience!
Reply · Report · Charlene C on Oct 25, 2013
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Do I use it on entire face or can I just use it for dark area that I want to cure?
T C on Aug 30, 2013
Best Answer: Use only where needed.
Reply · Report · Ron C on Aug 30, 2013
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How come I have use this Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution for 4 weeks still didn't see any result ? Is this product didn't fixed to my face or I use wrong it in wrong way ?
A shopper on May 20, 2013
Best Answer: If you're only using once a day, try increasing that to at least twice and see if that helps. Length of time for results may depend on how long you've had the issue. It did help me, but I used morning and before bed.
Reply · Report · Jamelle P on May 23, 2013
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I have two questions: 1) what is the percentage of vitamin c in the product? 2) can it be used in the morning during the summer months in Arizona, or could it increase the chance of new sun spots? If not for daytime, can it be used in the summer in the evening?
A shopper on May 13, 2013
Best Answer: I can't respond to some portions of your Qs. However, I started using this dark spot solution last summer + didn't put on any SPF afterwards. Didn't see any sun impacts / spots and this product worked great! I broke out from stress at work and had a lot of scars. This product really helped!!
Reply · Report · Guilaine M on Jun 28, 2013
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I was wondering: how do you know when the Dark Spot Solution expires?
(unknown) ( on Apr 20, 2013
Best Answer: It say on the back of the bottle or box, I can't remember. There is a symbol that looks like an open jar and there will be a number with the letter m next to it. This tells you that once you open the product, it is good until X months.
Reply · Report · Juliette D on Apr 21, 2013
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Can I use clearly corrective in conjunction with benzoyle peroxide? I use proactive solutions skin care day and night regimate that consist of cleansing, toner, repairing lotion(benzoyle peroxide) and an oil free moisturizer!
A shopper on Apr 4, 2013
Best Answer: I use it with 10% Benzoyle Peroxide and have been for over a year. I've had no problems whatsoever.
Reply · Report · Elizabeth G on Apr 26, 2013
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did this useful at some scar that leaves after mosquito?
Anna Z on Mar 25, 2013
Best Answer: No!
Reply · Report · Xiao-jun W on Apr 15, 2013
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What is "Activated Vitamin C"? .What amount or percent of Activated Vitamin C is in this product?
A shopper on Mar 11, 2013
Best Answer: I cannot recommend this product. I damaged my skin.
Reply · Report · Sheridan S on Mar 11, 2013
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Will this product be harmful to the skin if used with other skin care product lines?
A shopper on Dec 31, 2012
Best Answer: I would reccomend using this product carefully. I find it a little harsh wwith continued use.
Reply · Report · Louise A on Feb 17, 2013
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Can i use this on my body as well?
T-Ram on Oct 21, 2012
Best Answer: I use it on age spots on my hands, works great.
Reply · Report · susan f on Oct 21, 2012
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How many times a day?
Yael U on Sep 30, 2012
Best Answer: I try for twice
Reply · Report · Halina W on Sep 30, 2012
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I would like to try a free sample. How do I go about that? Thanks!
A shopper on Sep 19, 2012
Best Answer: Hello! We offer you to choose your own samples on every order, so on your next Kiehls.com purchase, don't forget to add a sample of this to your basket. You may also head into a Kiehl's Retail Store which are located all across the country and ask a Customer Representative for a sample of this product.

Please use our Retail Locator to find the Kiehl's location nearest you. If you are not near an Official Kiehl's Dispensary, we invite you to use our Kiehl's by Mail Service by telephoning 1-800-KIEHLS-2 (1-800-543-4572) or 1-732-951-4545.
Reply · Report · Kiehl's AStaff on Oct 24, 2012
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does this cream have any side effects?
A shopper on Sep 16, 2012
Best Answer: I have had no side effects. Excellent results after only two weeks, morning and night
Reply · Report · JOCELYN B on Sep 17, 2012
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Is it suitable for the pregnent woman?Safe to use it?
A shopper on Sep 10, 2012
Best Answer: Co-Ask, Please advice.
Reply · Report · Yaqi L on Sep 13, 2012
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does this have vitamin c? Hyralaunic acid, or lactic acid?
A shopper on Aug 1, 2012
Best Answer: I do not know the active ingredients beyond what is stated on the information packed with the item.

I have used this product for one month and find it is effective.
Reply · Report · Louise A on Aug 2, 2012
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is products work for dark spot in the face?
A shopper on Jun 30, 2012
Best Answer: The product does work for dark spots. My spots are fading after two weeks of use.
Reply · Report · Adriane S on Jul 26, 2012
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What percentage of Vitamin C does this product contain?
A shopper on Jun 12, 2012
Best Answer: I don't know. Isnn't it on the label? by the way, I like the product
Reply · Report · JOCELYN B on Jun 12, 2012
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Can it be purchased at department store?
frances c on Apr 24, 2012
Best Answer: no
Reply · Report · Myriam A on Apr 29, 2012
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I have a very small light port wine spot on my forhead. I would like to fade the spot is this the correct solution?
A shopper on Apr 20, 2012
Best Answer: port wine marks are usually vascular in nature, not really related to skin pigment (melanin). I don't believe this would have an effect but you could check with your doctor.
Reply · Report · Brittany H on May 11, 2012
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do you use it before or after a toner?
Yuna S on Apr 15, 2012
Best Answer: after a toner
Reply · Report · Min.Y O on Apr 19, 2012
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I have raised brown spots on my cheeks on each side of my face, will your product help me?
A shopper on Apr 14, 2012
Best Answer: I don't know what kind of brown spots yours are; mine are from sun damage and are basically dark pigmentation. If you have sun damage, the Kiehl's should help fade that, and it also gives my skin a luminous, all over glow. I get a lot of compliments on my skin, and I am nearly 60 years old.
Reply · Report · Molly M on Apr 14, 2012
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Do you return products if they have not worked for me in 4 weeks?
Manpreet K on Apr 8, 2012
Best Answer: At Kiehl's, we stand behind our service, our products and our customers. That is why we have a 100% satisfaction guarantee behind every purchase. If you find that a product hasn't worked and you don't feel like you have healthier skin in 28 days, we will gladly accept the returned product via the original method of purchase.
Reply · Report · Kiehl's AStaff on Apr 30, 2012
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my skin shows a lot of pigmentation spots. I was treated by laser but the spots came back in summer when i am often in the garden or elsewhere outdoor!
When i use your product te spots will they come back when i live like before?
thank you for answering my question!
D. Schiefelbusch.
A shopper on Apr 6, 2012
Best Answer: Personally, Clearly Corrective has made my pigmentation spots much lighter, but hasn't removed them. I find it most effective with treating post-pimple marks. I have very clear skin most of the time, but lately, when I get pimples and they leave, they leave behind pesky dark spots! If this solution is used as the directions point out, it will help to remove these spots. I would recommend using Kiehl's and using sunscreen on the outermost layer of your skincare regimen in order to prevent more pigmentation sun spots from forming. I personally use an SPF 80+ lotion everyday, rain or shine, sunny or cloudy.
Reply · Report · Patrick M on Apr 6, 2012
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What are the directions for using this solution? I have a very small sample and there are no directions printed on it.
A shopper on Apr 4, 2012
Best Answer: Apply a small amount on your face concentrating on the problem areas. I do this once a day but the directions call for twice a day.
Reply · Report · Susan F on Apr 8, 2012
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how to apply dark spot solution?
A shopper on Apr 1, 2012
Best Answer: Just received three days ago - - - I put a few drops on a finger to apply.
There is no applicator included.
Reply · Report · Patricia M on Apr 1, 2012
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Does this work for sun induced spots? I have a freckly face and in the summer darker splotches show up. Looking for help with the darker sun induced splotches. 100SPF is not enough to prevent them.
tristen g on Mar 27, 2012
Best Answer: Yes, it helps for the darker sun spots. It lightens them up considerably.
Reply · Report · Susan F on Apr 8, 2012
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Does this clear up the overall skin tone by a couple shades or is this just for dark spots?
A shopper on Mar 25, 2012
Best Answer: Yes, it makes skin tone lighter :)
Reply · Report · Patrick M on Apr 6, 2012
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How to apply da serum plz?
A shopper on Nov 16, 2014
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I purchased this product because I had dark spots/red spots that could not be removed by laser, many dermitologists, and plastic surgeons. This product worked beautifully! Since I'm so impressed, what other products would you recommend for me? I need anti-aging products and especially undereye treatments. Thank you! Phyllis
phyllis L on Jul 21, 2014
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Do I use this product first and then followed by Kiehl's blemish control daily skin clearing treatment or otherwise? Or do I use it separately?
Giulhia K on Jul 16, 2014
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Would this help correct the dark spots on my back from back acne?
Bianca on Jul 9, 2014
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Can you please tell me if this product contains sodium metabisulfite? I've found that many dark spot serums do and I am highly allergic.
Jackie on Jul 8, 2014
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I have uneven skin tone, will this product work. Do I have to buy the whole set or can I just purchase the Dark spot collection to see results?
A shopper on Jun 24, 2014
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How do apply this? Do u spot treat, or rub all over?
A shopper on Jun 23, 2014
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Hello,
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is this product oil-free and non-comedogenic?

Thanks
niurka y C on May 30, 2014
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Is it alcohol-free?
A shopper on Mar 28, 2014
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I have ingrown hair scars from shaving in my public area. They have turned dark and I'm wondering if I can use this product to make the dark spots disappear or lighten them up as best I can will this product help?
Will J on Feb 21, 2014
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How fast are the results?
A shopper on Dec 16, 2013
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Hello, I am 23 years old and I'm suffering from dark post-acne spots.
Will this product be efficient for me according to my age and problem or maybe there are some other products which can be better for my case?
Thank you!
Daria Z on Dec 9, 2013
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Does this product contain hydroquinone?
Joyce C on Dec 8, 2013
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how to use dark spot solution in a right way?
A shopper on Dec 2, 2013
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Acne marks?

I am in my early twenties and luckily havent gotten any age spots or sun spots yet. However, I have some post acne marks and light texture issues from breaking out and picking at my blemishes- which is so not worth it in the long run as I am learning now!!

Will this help target my acne marks or is it really only meant to correct age and sun damage?
Thank you SO much!
Olivia on Nov 15, 2013
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I am wondering why the clearly corrective dark spot solution is not in an opaque bottle since it does contain vitamin C ?
A shopper on Oct 29, 2013
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I've only been using it for about a week. However, my skin has been peeling as if I've been in the sun. Is this normal?
A shopper on Oct 9, 2013
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Can we get samples of this product to try it before?
Sherley on Aug 14, 2013
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Do you think this product would help to get rid of boil scars on my inner thighs?
Lily R on Jul 29, 2013
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Is this product free from hydroquinoine and alpha arbutin?
A shopper on May 20, 2013
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Does this product contain hydroquinone?
Carmen B on May 20, 2013
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I find a purchase in my order list yesterday, however, which I do not remember I have placed!!!

I am afraid my account must have been stolen, I have called the police about this, and please help to cancel this order,

thanks a lot!?
supermaxwell on Apr 6, 2013
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Shouldn't this product seal when I bought?
A shopper on Apr 1, 2013
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I am using a serum with retinol 1.5% strength, can I use this on top of it or vice versa?
lisa lee on Dec 9, 2012
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I really need to know does this product literally work because I've used everything from Clearsil, Neutrogena, Black soap, Natural Doo-Doo soap from organic market, Proactiv, etc......I have dark spots all over my face and neck, would you honestly recommend this product?
A shopper on Nov 2, 2012
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Can I use clearly corrective under midnight recovery before bedtime?
desi l on Nov 2, 2012
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Is Kiehls only for men?
A shopper on Oct 2, 2012
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Can you use on arms for acne scars?
Jane D on Oct 1, 2012
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Will this product lighten overall skin complexion if I use it on my entire face? I don't want something that will bleach. Additionally, I read a review on Amazon that it made someone break out. Has anyone else experienced this?
Rebecca R on Sep 22, 2012
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do you carry the tinted moisturizer any longer?
A shopper on Sep 5, 2012
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hi, does the dark spot treatment work on legs too? i have some dark marks, not scars on my back and legs and i dont have the financial means to get treated by a derm dr. im 46 afr american female thanks.
evelyn d on Sep 2, 2012
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What is the percentage of hydroquinone in the Kiehl's dark spot solution?
A shopper on Aug 17, 2012
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What is the percentage of hydroquinone in the Kiehl's dark spot solution?
A shopper on Aug 3, 2012
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Does this work on acne scars? I have recent acne scars and some old acne scars.
Angeline A on Aug 2, 2012
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can you send me the ingridients that go into this product?
carolina c on Jun 15, 2012
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Can I find it at the San Francisco airport's counter?
Jasmine C on Jun 1, 2012
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I have a small post-surgical scar on my face. Will this help it fade the redness of the scar?
scott l on May 30, 2012
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will my pigmentations go back if i stop using this? if yes, should i use it forever?
A shopper on Apr 25, 2012
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how long does a bottle last?