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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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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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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

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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:

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Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 580.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Neck & Hand I have used many products that claim to reduce dark spots, but because Kiehl’s has such great products I decided to try it. I’m about 2weeks into using it I I really think it working! I love the non greasy felling & the way it absorbs into my skin. I’m using it on my chest, back of my hand & face. Definitely worth your time &.money!
Date published: 2020-02-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from OK fine Nice scent Good moisturer A little sticky I don't see any whitening effect
Date published: 2020-02-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I feels like it’s working I started using this product a week or so ago. I can definitely feel the citrus acid working on my skin. Seems my black spots on my nose is improving. Will carry on using it and definitely recommend it.
Date published: 2020-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yeay, it works I really love this product, It really works on my face, reduce the dark spot and correct discoloration. I usually use it with sunblock in the morning, and at night with Midnight Recovery Concentrate.
Date published: 2019-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It works I’ll start with - I’m a very skeptical person and I typically don’t believe in products like this. However, this product absolutely worked! It took 6 months of very generous applications to work but my skin is so much more even than before. I still have some left in the bottle but the improvements I’ve seen, and my friends have seen, are worth it.... I definitely recommend. And I don’t recommend products very often.
Date published: 2019-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really reduced care of my acne scaring Just finished a bottle and I can now say this product has made a substantial difference on my acne scaring. I had a few breakouts that left some scaring on my forehead and cheeks and got this product in hopes to eliminate it. It worked extremely well, I would repurchase a 1000 times, it completely eliminated my forehead scaring and cheeks is barely there.
Date published: 2019-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Purchase Ever! I am on my second bottle already within 1 year. Very effective working, I have acne scars problem, not much dark spot but a lot of redness. They are fading away, not very fast but I can tell the effectiveness since I use this. Would recommend to others.
Date published: 2019-10-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Saw zero difference Saw no difference after several weeks of use. Very disappointed as I do love other Kiehl’s products. Now stuck with a mostly full bottle. This was not a free sample either. It was a purchase. Can’t seem to correct that on the review.
Date published: 2019-10-29
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Can I use in this order?

Can I use the dark spot solution in the following order: dark spot solution, midnight recovery eye, clearly corrective brightening and smoothing moisture treatment.
Asked by: Lorena
Hi Lorena, thanks for reaching out! We suggest using the Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution in the following order: Cleanser, toner, Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution, Clearly Corrective Brightening & Smoothing Moisture Treatment and Midnight Recovery Eye. We hope this helps and that you can use our products with great results!
Answered by: KiehlsCCC
Date published: 2020-02-25

Acne

I have very sensitive and acne prone skin. I break out a lot. Is this oil free? Is it okay for people who have acne as well?
Asked by: Ally2220
Hi there! Thank you for your interest in our Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution. This product dermatologist-tested for safety and gentleness on all skin types, including sensitive. We hope you found this information helpful!
Answered by: KiehlsCCC
Date published: 2020-02-24

Noncomedogenic

Hello, I’m just wondering if this product in noncomedogenic as that’s the only product type I can use.
Asked by: Cait1
The term non-comedogenic indicates that the product has a low potential for clogging pores. The presence or absence of oil in a product does not mean a product will or will not be non-comedogenic. Not all products are tested for non-comedogenicity. If the non-comedogenic claim does not appear on the product, it is not an indication the product is comedogenic.
Answered by: KiehlsCCC
Date published: 2020-02-24

Is this safe for pregnancy?

Really hoping to get an answer on this as I can see previous identical questions were unanswered.
Asked by: Bluebull
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.
Answered by: KiehlsCCC
Date published: 2020-02-24

Is it oily ... can it be used on skin prone to acne

Asked by: Lubna
Hi there, thanks for your inquiry! The Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution is suitable for all skin types and can be used on acne prone skin. We hope this helps and that you can use our products with great satisfaction!
Answered by: KiehlsCCC
Date published: 2020-01-24
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