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Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution

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

Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution

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

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Product details

A targeted dark spot corrector that helps boost radiance and improve skin clarity. Formulated with Activated C plus White Birch and Peony Extracts, this efficacious facial serum for dark spots helps visibly brighten skin and diminish the number and intensity of dark spots and skin discolorations over time.

  • Clinically-demonstrated* to help correct dark spots and discolorations
  • 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
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How to Apply Clearly Corrective™ Dark Spot Solution

Key Ingredients
Activated C

Activated C

Activated C is a Vitamin C derivative known to help visibly reduce dark spots and prevent the formation of new skin discolorations. This potent form of Vitamin C penetrates skin quickly to help visibly even skin tone and improve clarity.

White Birch Extract

White Birch Extract

White Birch Extract is a sugar-derived ingredient known for its ability to restore hydration and nutrients to the skin. In our skincare products, this potent active ingredient works with Activated C to help even skin tone.

Peony Extract

Peony Extract

Used in traditional Chinese medicine, Peony Extract is a natural antioxidant that helps protect against oxidative damage. In our formulas, it works with Activated C to enhance skin clarity.

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A targeted dark spot corrector that helps boost radiance and improve skin clarity. Formulated with Activated C plus White Birch and Peony Extracts, this efficacious facial serum for dark spots helps visibly brighten skin and diminish the number and intensity of dark spots and skin discolorations over time.

  • Clinically-demonstrated* to help correct dark spots and discolorations
  • 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
Print
How to Apply Clearly Corrective™ Dark Spot Solution

Print
Activated C

Activated C

Activated C is a Vitamin C derivative known to help visibly reduce dark spots and prevent the formation of new skin discolorations. This potent form of Vitamin C penetrates skin quickly to help visibly even skin tone and improve clarity.

White Birch Extract

White Birch Extract

White Birch Extract is a sugar-derived ingredient known for its ability to restore hydration and nutrients to the skin. In our skincare products, this potent active ingredient works with Activated C to help even skin tone.

Peony Extract

Peony Extract

Used in traditional Chinese medicine, Peony Extract is a natural antioxidant that helps protect against oxidative damage. In our formulas, it works with Activated C to enhance skin clarity.

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what it is

A targeted dark spot corrector that helps boost radiance and improve skin clarity. Formulated with Activated C plus White Birch and Peony Extracts, this efficacious facial serum for dark spots helps visibly brighten skin and diminish the number and intensity of dark spots and skin discolorations over time.

what it’s good for

  • Clinically-demonstrated* to help correct dark spots and discolorations
  • 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

key ingredients

Ingredients

Activated C

Activated C is especially known to help visibly reduce dark spots and prevent the formation of new skin discolorations. This potent form of Vitamin C penetrates skin quickly to help visibly even skin tone and improve clarity.

White Birch Extract

White Birch Extract is a sugar-derived ingredient known for its ability to restore hydration and nutrients to the skin. In our skincare products, this potent active ingredient works with Activated C to help even skin tone.

Peony Extract

Used in traditional Chinese medicine, Peony Extract is a natural antioxidant that helps protect against oxidative damage. In our formulas, it works with Activated C to enhance skin clarity.

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Kiehl’s dark spot corrector is clinically-proven* to help visibly reduce:

Dark Spots Color by

Hyperpigmentation by

Post-Acne Marks by

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Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 697.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not Worth the $$$ I am more than half way through the bottle and I see no visible positive effect at all.
Date published: 2020-07-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from like! Ive been using this for a few weeks now and have noticed a big improvement in my skin. Not necessarily that it has faded any of my post acne spots any faster, but the overall appearance is improved. My skin is clearer and brighter. I have combo, sensitive, acne prone skin and have not noticed any adverse reactions. I can be sensitive to smells too and while this does have a scent it doesnt linger past initial application.
Date published: 2020-07-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Smooth but not gone I like how easy it was to apply it and that it didnt have any weird or sticky feeling after. It also smells nice. It really didnt take out the dark spots for me but maybe I just need to continue using it for a few more weeks. It did make my skin smoother though.
Date published: 2020-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing It did take a while for me to see a difference on my skin. I liked how it left my skin glowy and how it has a cooling sensation. Its a bit pricey so idk if i would buy again but I will definitely keep using it in my skin care routine
Date published: 2020-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Results in a month I have several dark spots and freckles from sun damage. Ive been using it consistently for roughly 2 months now. I have noticed a difference in the dark spots after roughly one month of consistent nightly use
Date published: 2020-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE! I recieved this complimentary to try out and I was thoroughly surprised with how well it worked. I have pretty bad dark bag eyes under my eyes and it really helped lighten those dark circles and feel more confident going without wearing makeup. It feels good on the skin, glides on easily and doesnt have a weird residue.
Date published: 2020-07-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I loved this product. Amazing how well it worked to correct all my old acne spots. It goes on smoothly and didn't create a pasty mess when I applied it with other products. Scent is also not strong so there's the added bonus :)
Date published: 2020-07-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from didn’t disappoint I have loved kiehls sinceI was younger and my mom discovered it for my dry skin, so I had high hopes for the clearly corrective dark spot solution. Received it as a gift, but I gave it a solid month and I do notice that my skin has flourished! I didnt Have a lot of hyperpigmentation, but if you look at the before and after, youll see that the texture of my skin has def improved. I used it all over my face, prior to moisturizing and In the original I also had these really big pores on my cheeks and after theyve shrunk! Both pics have no filter and Im in indirect sunlight. It is a nice, lightweight serum that absorbs quickly and pairs well with face cream or sunscreen
Date published: 2020-06-30
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Is this hypoallergenic?

Asked by: TZ11
Hi there TZ11, thanks for reaching out to us. Our Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution does not claim to be hypoallergenic. We hope this information was helpful!
Answered by: KiehlsCCC
Date published: 2020-07-01

Does this work on lips

Asked by: Tom21
Hi there! We do not suggest using the Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution on the lips. We suggest using it to correct visible discolorations on hands, neck and chest. We hope this helps and that you can use our products with great satisfaction!
Answered by: KiehlsCCC
Date published: 2020-05-20

Does this work on lips?

Asked by: Michelle1
Hi Michelle! We do not suggest using the Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution on the lips. We suggest using it to correct visible discolorations on hands, neck and chest. We hope this helps and that you can use our products with great satisfaction!
Answered by: KiehlsCCC
Date published: 2020-05-20

Is this safe to use during pregnancy?

Asked by: Alyssap
Hi there! While every ingredient we use in our products is evaluated for safety, we do not specifically test our products on women who are pregnant or nursing. Kiehl's ensures there is a substantial information supporting the safety of our products when used as directed by consumers. However, as there could be certain ingredients that physicians may not recommend for use during pregnancy and nursing, we always recommend that you discuss this with your physician and follow their advice. We hope this helps!
Answered by: KiehlsCCC
Date published: 2020-05-19

Does your product use hydroquinone in any of its forms? Even with different names?

I know that sometimes hydroquinone uses different names? Could you please verify if your product contains or not hydroquinone? I am highly allergic to it, and would like to try your serum.
Asked by: Lore
Hi there! For a full list of ingredients, please visit our product page and it will be listed under key ingredients. We provided a link for your convenience: http://tinyurl.com/s2nyj2b We also suggest consulting with your medical care provider to ensure this product is something you can use. We hope this helps and that you can use our products with great satisfaction!
Answered by: KiehlsCCC
Date published: 2020-04-28
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