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Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Corrector

All Skin Types, including Sensitive Skin

A dark spot corrector and brightening serum that helps visibly reduce dark spots, hyperpigmentation, and post-acne marks. Paraben-free

Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Corrector is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 671.
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Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Corrector

Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Corrector

A dark spot corrector and brightening serum that helps visibly reduce dark spots, hyperpigmentation, and post-acne marks. Paraben-free

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What It Is

A targeted dark spot corrector that helps even skin tone and boost radiance. Formulated with Activated C (a stabilized form of Vitamin C), buffered Salicylic Acid, and Peony extract, this efficacious brightening serum helps visibly reduce the appearance of a broad array of discolorations including dark spots, hyperpigmentation and post-acne marks. Our dark spot corrector has been tested on all ethnicities and is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin.*

Paraben-free, mineral oil-free, and dye-free.

After using one bottle of our dark spot corrector:**

  • 97% saw a visible reduction in hyperpigmentation
  • 97% saw a visible reduction in dark spots
  • 87% saw a visible reduction in post-acne marks

*This product was tested on a multi-ethnic panel equally distributed: 25% African American, 25% Asian, 25% Caucasian, 25% Hispanic
**Results based on expert grading in a 12-week clinical test on 104 subjects.

What It’s Good For

  • Clinically proven to reduce hyperpigmentation by -49%, dark spots by -39% and post-acne marks by -27%
  • Dark spot corrector visibly reduces a broad spectrum of dark spots including those caused by age and UV exposure
  • Helps visibly reduce post-acne marks and hyperpigmentation
  • Helps visibly brighten skin over time for a more even and radiant skin tone
  • Dermatologist-tested for safety and gentleness on all skin types, including sensitive
  • Made with recyclable packaging

*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.

Key Ingredients

How to Use our Dark Spot Corrector

Did You Know?

A Universal Dark Spot Corrector

Did You Know?

Our dark spot corrector has been tested on all ethnicities and is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin.*

*This product was tested on a multi-ethnic panel equally distributed: 25% African American, 25% Asian, 25% Caucasian, 25% Hispanic
 

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to Your Frequently Asked Questions

Did You Know?

What Causes Dark Spots?

Did You Know?

Melanin is what gives hair, eyes, and skin their color, and dictates whether areas of your skin may have dark spots, discoloration, or hyperpigmentation. Their appearance may be due to sun damage (sun spots), inflammation (often a result of eczema, psoriasis, or acne), and hormones—sometimes seen in pregnant women. Dark spots and hyperpigmentation are common, and potent formulas like Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Corrector and brightening serum are an effective way to treat them.

Before and After Using our Dark Spot Corrector

Before and after

Kiehl’s brightening serum and dark spot corrector is incredibly effective, with results showing a brighter, more even skin tone. Consistent application of our serum for dark spots showed improvements in everything from hyperpigmentation to sun spots. Regular use of this dark spot correcting serum is clinically-proven* to help visibly reduce:

  • Dark Spots Color by -39%
  • Hyperpigmentation by -49%
  • Post-Acne Marks by -27%

*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.

 

Future Made Better

Future Made Better

True to our founding family’s mission, we strive to improve the quality of the communities we serve by reducing our
environmental impact, formulating responsibly, and supporting charitable causes. This formula is made with:
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Rated 1 out of 5 by from DIDNT work This product unfortunately didn’t work, along with the clearly corrective brightening and exfoliating daily cleanser and the moisture treatment
Date published: 2021-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Miracle! I’ve been using this product for my dark circle and it always makes it light! So I had a black eye and I decided to put it all around the bruising over night. When I woke up my black eye faded away! It was barely visible . Next day I did the same and now it left! Kiehl's Clearly Corrective™ Dark Spot Solution Kiehl's Clearly Corrective™ Dark Spot Solution
Date published: 2021-03-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This product hasn't made a difference I have been using this product for over a year. I have not noticed any difference in my dark spots.
Date published: 2021-03-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Zero Difference Unfortunately this product did not do anything for me.
Date published: 2021-03-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love it Absolutely love this product. A little goes a long way and my skin feels much healthier after consistent use. As with all Kiehls products, it's on the pricey side, but they are great at providing samples if you're not ready to commit to purchasing right away. Staff is always very nice and helpful!
Date published: 2021-03-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Didn’t do anything:( I had some dark spots on my face so I bought this and I was quite excited to try it out. After about five weeks of using it, I didn’t notice any difference in my dark spots and they still looks the same. The only reason I gave this two stars is because of cute packaging.
Date published: 2021-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is my go This is my go to product in my daily skincare routine. I love using it before bed because it does a great job locking in all the moisture and All the products I use in my routine. It doesn’t feel Oily at all. It also only has a slight scent to it, just enough to enjoy- but not enough to deter anybody who doesn’t like the smell of hemp. Lastly, the price tag is a little daunting but considering the amount that needs to be used it is very reasonable.
Date published: 2021-03-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from It didn’t do anything It didn’t do anything for my skin at all. I used it for several months and never saw any results. I really wanted to like it.
Date published: 2021-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Takes diligence but works! Was thinking I would need a laser for dark spots (age spots, might as well call them what they are) on my forearms BUT who really wants to go in for a treatment during a pandemic? Luckily I had some time on my hands and the correct product! When I think about how long it took to get these spots, the face that they are diminished by 75% after 3 months of once daily product application is pretty amazing. Just buying my second bottle!
Date published: 2021-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SO GOOD. Honestly, this product is EVERYTHING. I wish I would’ve discovered it sooner. After cleansing my skin I use it as a spot treatment twice a day. I’ve noticed results just after a few days. My skin is prone to dark marks and scarring I feel like this product gives me hope.
Date published: 2021-03-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Still a Work in Progress I’ve been using the Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Corrector for two weeks now I can’t say I see much change in my skin area that I’m clearing just yet. It usually takes roughly 30 days before a product can fully work but I will say it has no scent and it goes on the skin very smooth and gently. I do apply this Serum twice a day. In the morning along with my vitamin c serum it definitely gives my face a even glow with my sunscreen.
Date published: 2021-03-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Did not work for ME! I am a Kiehl's fan wholeheartedly. This product missed the mark. not by a little either. it did absolutely N O T H I N G. I would like to think it's because I am so perfect and flawless, but I mean if I am using a product like this, then it's not true. I got ZERO results from this. :-/ Or maybe the results were just so minimal that I couldn't tell. Am I still a fan of Kiehl's?? Heck Yes! I think this was just a product that does NOT work for MY skin. it happens. it's just like hair products, I have curly hair, but all curly hair products do not work the same for all curly haired people, depends on texture, curl pattern, etc. same thing with skin. This product just didn't work for me. All the other Kiehl's products I have tried in the past almost 20 years that I have been using Kiehl's products have been amazing.
Date published: 2021-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is amazing! I’ve been using this product for almost 3 weeks and i can see my dark spot faded as compared to before using it. Hopefully it will at least make the dark spot much less visible. I bought this from airport clearance sale, at about 30% off from the outlet. But the packaging is different, the bottle that i bought from the airport has sticker for labelling,but the outlet bottle has “printed on bottle”labelling. Any comment on this? I don’t think the airport sells fake item though. Just want to confirm it’s not fake. Hopefully just different packaging.
Date published: 2021-02-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 3 weeks morning & night results I thought I would see some improvement after 3 weeks but nothing. Disappointed, but worth a shot. I have combination skin and I’m a bit tanned, so not sure if it’s got to do with those 2 factors.
Date published: 2021-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from رائع And worth a try ...... Nice and great product /.....
Date published: 2021-02-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Does Not Do Anything I have been using this product for months and I’ve noticed no difference at all in darks spots let alone brightness of skin. The consistency is also sticky when applied to my face. Definitely not worth the purchase.
Date published: 2021-02-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from it’s good This does work after a couple uses for dark spots I can’t seem to relieve in other ways. It didn’t dry me out or cause any issues. The bottle will probably last my lifetime.
Date published: 2021-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite Sativa oil/product. This is made with Oregano oil which is good for sensitive skin and break out prone skin. Doesnt irritate me and helps adds some moisture back into my skin.
Date published: 2021-02-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don't bother. Waste of $ I bought this product back in May(pandemic shopping) for the Maskne I unfortunately developed, and I have to say I have not seen any difference. I'm so disappointed. I feel like I wasted my money.
Date published: 2021-02-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So far..so good! I received a pretty decent size sample of this, and I was definitely a fan. The formula is great, goes on light and spreads easily, not sticky, etc. however, perhaps I didn’t use it long enough, but I didn’t notice any different in the dark spots. I do like how it makes my skin feel though. If this were a cruelty free company, I would definitely purchase a full size bottle to test it out on the dark spots, because I think what it’s been doing so far.
Date published: 2021-02-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Didn’t work for my freckles My freckles started darkening during pregnancy and was looking for a way to lighten them. I’m using this bottle every morning and every night and not seeing much of a difference. Not sure if this is the right thing for pregnancy darkening or if it’s ineffective on Asian skin. Good thing is that it doesn’t smell and applies easily under daily cream, con is that it’s pricey.
Date published: 2021-02-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Product is solving problems Shortly after use the product showed tremendous results . This is my second bottle. This time though the results are slow. What is the shelf life of this product?
Date published: 2021-01-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Has a pleasant “green” smell and coverage is nice, but I’m not too sure how effective the product is in dulling redness. Absorbs nicely into the skin and has great texture, but I would think twice before buying again.
Date published: 2021-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Magic in a bottle!! Floored! I’m shocked at how well this works. I have some scars from a horrible accident and it left some dark spots after they healed completely. Because I’m Latin I have an olive complexion that makes dark spots more visible. I used the Dark Spot corrector after a friend gave me a sample he had received from a store. I tried it on a darker spot and the spot became instantly lighter. Like 60% lighter. I did it again the next day on the same spot and now you can barely see it. It’s almost the same color as the rest of the skin around it. I’ve spent a lot of money trying different creams and lotions to help my scars be as invisible as possible but they only returned over a few days. It’s been 2 weeks and the spot is still barely visible. Thanks to the wizards at Kiehl’s I have my clearer skin and my confidence back. You’ve got a happy and loyal customer.
Date published: 2021-01-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from meh~ It is not a bad product and has a lot of good for your skin ingredients. I did not see any noticeable improvement after using this for one week. I would probably like it more if alcohol is not in the formulation.
Date published: 2021-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I use this every morning under my makeup. Feels really hydrating without feeling oily. It does not smell like cbd at all either.
Date published: 2021-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best oil ever for redness! This makes my skin feel so amazing. Great if you break out or have oily skin. It balance my skin out. It helps soothe and calm my redness. One of the best products I’ve used this year and I highly recommend it.
Date published: 2021-01-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This product doesn't work I have used this product for almost half year.It does not work.The dark spot not even a little lighter.I am so disappointed and feel like wasting my money.
Date published: 2020-12-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I grabbed these products because I wanted to try out to see if the the brightening line works with dark spots that I have been producing because of age. I do see a few of dark age spots on my face now that I'm in my mid-30s. This lightweight serum absorbs through skin quickly but sadly I don't love it enough to use it continuous everyday to see changes. Since it is winter now and the temperatures are colder, I prefer a more hydrating serum.
Date published: 2020-12-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I see zero change. I have been using this product for about 2 and 1/2 months. I use it every morning and every evening and still see no difference. I will continue to search for a different product that's more effective.
Date published: 2020-12-27
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