Whether you have a couple of discolorations on your face or seem to always be discovering dark spots, hyperpigmentation can affect the way you feel about your skin. Whether you are looking to target dark spots that never seem to go away or simply want a brighter and more even skin tone, learn more about what causes hyperpigmentation and how you can treat existing skin discolorations and help prevent new ones from forming.
What is hyperpigmentation?
What is melanin?
What causes hyperpigmentation on skin?
What is post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation?
How does sun exposure cause hyperpigmentation?
How does pollution cause hyperpigmentation?
Does hyperpigmentation go away on its own?
How can you treat hyperpigmentation?
Does exfoliating skin help visibly reduce hyperpigmentation?
How can you help prevent hyperpigmentation?
What are the best skincare ingredients for hyperpigmentation?
What is the best skincare routine for hyperpigmentation?
Kiehl’s Best Skincare Products for Hyperpigmentation
If you are looking for flawless skin with optimal clarity, start with Kiehl’s Dermatologist Solutions™ Clearly Corrective™ collection. Our #1 facial serum, Clearly Corrective™ Dark Spot Solution, has helped launch an entire skincare collection of products uniquely formulated to brighten and even skin tone.
Treat Uneven Skin Tone with a Facial Serum for Hyperpigmentation
Clearly Corrective™ Dark Spot Solution
Boost skin’s clarity with our efficacious facial serum formulated with Activated C plus White Birch and Peony Extracts. Over time, this potent facial serum helps brighten and even skin for optimal clarity. This efficacious formula is clinically-proven* to visibly reduce:
- Hyperpigmentation by -49%
- Post-Acne Marks by -27%
- Dark Spots Color by -39%
*Based on a 12-week clinical study of 17 women with all skin types presented with mild to moderate severity of attributes, including post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
Smooth and Brighten Skin with a Facial Moisturizer
Clearly Corrective™ Brightening and Smoothing Moisture Treatment
Morning and night, apply this effective moisturizer to help visibly reduce the appearance of skin discolorations while also smoothing rough texture. Formulated with Activated C and White Birch Extract, this formula delivers 24-hour hydration while also helping improve skin’s clarity.
Defend Against Early Signs of Aging with a Daily Sunscreen
Super Fluid Daily UV Defense SPF 50+
Even on rainy or cloudy days, UV exposure can cause dark spots and discolorations along with other early signs of aging. While other skincare formulas can help treat hyperpigmentation, sunscreen is a daily essential to help defend against future dark spots from forming and current hyperpigmentation from darkening.
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IV Taylor, S., Grimes, P., Lim, J., Im, S., and H. Lui. “Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation.” Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery. 2009 Jul-Aug;13(4): 183-91.