Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution

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

Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 459.
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Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution

Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution

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

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What It Is

A targeted dark spot corrector that helps boost radiance and even skin tone. This brightening serum will reduce the appearance of a broad array of discolorations including dark spots and post-acne marks. Formulated with Activated C, White Birch and Peony Extracts, this efficacious dark spot correcting serum helps visibly brighten skin and diminish the number and intensity of dark spots and discolorations over time. 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

What It’s Good For

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

*Results based upon a clinical study of upper layers of the skin.

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
 

Key Ingredients

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.

 

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A miracle product. Worth every penny! I got a sample of this product when buying Kiehls’ moisturizer for my husband (his favorite). I didn’t think a lot about it and the sample laid on my bathroom counter for sometime. I have had horrible breakouts regularly since I was a teenager (I Am 36 now). As usual, I had bad breakout all over my face right before my period day and it left me with multiple large dark areas. I decided to use the sample. First thought was that it was easy to apply, it spreads and absorbs very well. I really like the feeling on my face after applying it as it really light and airy. The sample lasted me about 3 days. At the end of day 3, I already saw the difference in the dark areas. They were lighten significantly. My skin is not forgiving, and the hyperpigmentation usually lasts forever. With this product, omg, 3 days! I was so impressed that I went online immediately and purchased a 1.0 oz bottle. This time I applied it all over my face instead of just the dark areas. The second time around, I feel like it took a little longer to see the effect like I did with the sample. However, I consistently use it 2 times a day, and I started to notice that my hyperpigmentation was fading away after 1 week. Now, around 2 weeks, I saw some areas looking darker than usual and I started doubting the product. However, I kept on using it. And just a few days later, those darker spots were just pilling off, revealing a smoother, more even-toned layer of skin underneath. I was blown away. I rarely write reviews, but this miraculous product makes me. I wanted to let more people know about this product. I used it faithfully and cannot imagine my routine without it now. At the end of my first bottle, my overall skin appearance was brighter, smoother, my hyperpigmentation went away quickly. My husband even noticed the difference and complimented on my skin. We’ve been home only due to Covid, but I can’t wait to show off my skin once I get back to work. The 1 oz bottle lasted me 2 months only (I probably put too much as I love it so much). Today, Kiehls has 25% off and I am pampering myself by getting me the largest bottle. Please keep this product forever. I am Asian with mature, acne-proned skin, and I’ve found one holy grail for my skin. If you use it consistently, it will work miraculously. Take it from my experience, you may see some dry patches that appear darker than other areas, don’t worry, just keep on using it. The dry patches are the skin areas with problems, and the product is just working it way to fix it. Just need faith in the product.
Date published: 2020-08-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from oit didn't for me I really hoped this would help and decrease dark spot, unforgettably it didn't. I used one jar, and didn't see any result, so I wasn't going to purchase it again, but the sales rep who helped me said it works better with Vitamin C Serum, so I bought both of them and tried for few weeks. Unforgettably it didn't work for me and my dark spots are still there...
Date published: 2020-07-31
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed I was looking forward to use & by reviews excited to see changes not for me i wouldn’t waste money just use plain Vit.C
Date published: 2020-07-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from dark spot corrector You have to be consistent with this product if you want to see results. I loved the way it applied, the smell & consistency! I would definitely recommend this product to those who are looking for a dark spot corrector that applies well and doesnt leave a greasy feeling behind!
Date published: 2020-07-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from dark spots be gone I recieved this product to review as part of a voxbox. It did fade some of the dark spots I have from acne, but also made me breakout. It has to be applied directly to the spots as opposed to more generally. I think preventing dark spots would be more helpful, especially since this product is somewhat expensive. A bottle will last for a quote though.
Date published: 2020-07-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good product I love this product, but its expensive and I feel I need to order another bottle to finish the dark spot job.... I was hoping one bottle would be enough to tone down my dark spots enough for a while
Date published: 2020-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love it I been using it for a while I have seen an improvement on my skin easy to use and is perfect product
Date published: 2020-07-22
Rated 2 out of 5 by from ehhhh I truly feel like this product did nothing for me. Its expensive and I didnt notice any changes in my skin from this. I would not ever buy this again. Just not for me
Date published: 2020-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing!! I absolutely loved this dark spot corrector. I had a quite a lot on my chin and and some on my right cheek. This did wonders on my chin were I had the most. Definitely recommend this product.
Date published: 2020-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from gentle on the skin I am always a fan of Vit C serums and everything that improves hyperpigmentation. This serum is non-irritating for my sensitive skin, it also does not give that Vit C tingle in the beginning. Most Vit C serums, at first try, give you that slight tingle on your face but improves overtime. This one did not. This serums texture is on the liquidy side so its easier to spread but is absorbed after massaging for few seconds. My skins texture improved, making it softer. It also visibly brightened my face- its fresh & glowy.
Date published: 2020-07-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Only had a sample I really want to try this product for the long haul but the price has me hesitant. I liked the smell and consistency of the sample. I have newly acquired dark spots and would potentially purchase this product on a promotion so I felt more comfortable.
Date published: 2020-07-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good overall I am going to be honest 100% thought this was going to suck but I feel in love with it. It had helped so much with my mask-ne. working in the hospital while wearing a mask all day really messed up my skin, but this product helps a lot with keeping the acne at bay as well as helping with the overall evenness of my skin tone . Took a star off because its not necessarily the end all be all for my dark marks
Date published: 2020-07-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ive been using this dark spot solution serum pretty consistently for about 2 months now, save for a few lazy nights I skip all skincare but can say that Ive used it enough to see a slight difference in my skin. The serum itself is very light weight and spreads easily in the skin but does sort of leave behind a slight tacky feeling (not a lot though and not bothersome to me). I should start off by saying I am fair skinned with pretty ok skin for 38 years Id age give or take some small dark spots and moles that have appeared now with age and prior sun exposure. Ive noticed by using the serum my dark spots have lightened quite a bit and my skin actually appears brighter itself. Overall, I have been pretty happy with the results and will continue to use my serum bottle.
Date published: 2020-07-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Did Not See Improvement I have gone through perhaps 3-4 bottles of this. Havent seen much of an improvement. Didnt work for my skin at all.
Date published: 2020-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from See to believe Just by seen my picture you can tell this works! In less than a month my skin is free of breakouts and blemishes. I would like to mention that I also use Kiehl's Turmeric and Cranberry mask, which is a must for exfoliating and deep-cleansing pores, therefore, brand new skin!!!
Date published: 2020-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! I have dry. Sensitive skin with a few dark marks from the occasional pimple. This serum gradually faded them and my hyperpigmentation around my mouth in about 2 weeks! No irratitation, or drying. I love it!
Date published: 2020-07-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from didn’t see a difference The serum feels amazing on the skin. Very smooth and hydrating but it did not make a difference in my mothers dark spots. I dont have major dark spots so I decided to test this product on my mother who has large dark spots on her face and they did not get any lighter or look any better after a month of use.
Date published: 2020-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clears up Hyperpigmentation and Blemishes I absolutely love this spot solution! I have dark skin and it cleared most of my hyperpigmentation within a month!! I definitely recommend this spot solution! Kiehls Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution #complimentary
Date published: 2020-07-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Helps with sun spots Every summer my skin gets spots during the summer. This has definitely prevented that from happening although Ive spent a lot of time outdoors. It lasts a long time, so its worth the price. It really makes my skin feel soft & kinda glow.
Date published: 2020-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clearly it works! I havent used a product like this since puberty but when I recently blemished it was the perfect time to try again. I chose to use this product ONLY on my blemished areas since those are the only area I want to brighten & I noticed results within the 1st 2 weeks! The serum is nice & light weight , hydrating & doesnt leave any residue which I love. Just be sure to use sunscreen during the day because of the vitamin C & youre on your way to being blemish free!
Date published: 2020-07-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from brightener I really enjoy the smell of this! Even though this serum doesnt have asorbic acid, I still enjoy this product. The texture is watery (oily skin friendly!) and still brightens my skin. Ive bought 2 of these serums!
Date published: 2020-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An absolute must! I like Kiehl's Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution, and the entire line of clearly corrective. It gets a bit pricy, and I found that I do prefer the moisturizer than the serum. However, if I am not able to get the moisturizer (it was sold out) I would use this solution. It lasts a long time, I like the scent and I do see my post hormonal acne marks disappear quicker than if I dont use it. It helps even out my skin tone and I just dont feel like my face care routine is not complete without it.
Date published: 2020-07-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from enjoying the results!!! Received as a complimentary gift from Influenster. Used is as a spot treatment when i first received it but switched to using it all over due to it being summer and being more exposed to the sun. Love the texture of this, spreads easily with no residue and works well with other products... my skin tone is looking very even and it has helped to fade my acne marks! We probably purchase once i run out.
Date published: 2020-07-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good product I got this product for free to try from Influenster. What I really like about it is that it doesnt have residual effects on my skin after the application. It is fast dry, clean and no smell at all. However, it didnt quite clear completely my dark spots from acne marks. But it definitely got lighter. I will definitely keep using it on my face routine.
Date published: 2020-07-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Left Me Wanting More I personally really enjoyed the texture of this serum. It wasnt heavy or oily. It absorbs quickly into the skin and gave and instant glowing affect. However the long term results did not impress me. I noticed slight changes in my dark spots but nothing outrageous. I feel like this product would be a great addition to either a beginner or someone who has sensitive skin struggling with dark spots.
Date published: 2020-07-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from no difference I got this as a free sample from Influenster. The product was concentrated so a little went a long way. I used the product for 30 days and didnt notice a difference on my dark spots. Maybe they werent dark enough? Decided to discontinue after 30 days of use.
Date published: 2020-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from holy grail This serum does work. I received it in a vox box and definitely saw improvement within 2 weeks. Will definitely buy.
Date published: 2020-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from sooo good I loved this product! It worked so well and did its job perfectly. Goes on so smoothly
Date published: 2020-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from powerful product This is an amazing product! If you have any spot on your skin you should try it. Its not cheap, but it worth and last a long time. Im in my first bottle and my spots almost disappeared. If you have dark spots I also recommend this serum!
Date published: 2020-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very good I really enjoyed using this. It has faded some old spots of mine. I tried this for the first time and overall my skin feels more even. A bit pricey but I liked it.
Date published: 2020-07-10
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