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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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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

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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 3.4 out of 5 by 428.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great! First off skin type: African American gold undertone, with yellow highlights in the center, oily T- zone but gets very dry due to Arizona climate. So not a good combo to say the least. I love this product, I’m on my first bottle halfway through and it has cleared up my hyperpigmentation just as promised! I always had great skin until I hit my 30’s then hormones took over, so every time I get the tiniest blemish it leaves a scar that takes half a life time to clear up. This product works for me. I apply after regular washing with Ultra face cleanser in the am and pm, and put under my Ultra face moisturizer and cerave ultra light sunscreen with ceramides, niacinamide and hyaluronic acid. I use every morning and every night. I also incorporate kiehls turmeric mask. I think this also helps the product do its job.
Date published: 2019-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must have I bought this product a few months ago and have seen amazing results, I suffer from pigmentation from spots and the scars would last for months on end and then just when they start to disappear a new spot would appear, since using this product it has completely clear up all the dark pigmentation and I feel that it's helped to keep future spots at bay. I have had so many positive comments about how flawless my skin is looking! HIGHLY recommend this product! It will forever be a staple piece for me!
Date published: 2019-05-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Does not do what it says it does I used it for 3 months: - it did not correct the existing spots - it created more I was using a sunscreen
Date published: 2019-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works overtime This is a wonderful product. Takes a little time to start working but after the first month of use it brings your skin an even , brighter skintone. I absolutely love this serum.
Date published: 2019-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product I have used this product since 2011 until now. It is one of the best I used in Kiehls
Date published: 2019-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really diminishes dark spots I have been struggling with hyper-pigmentation since pregnancy. I have tried several different product lines and types of products and nothing has worked. This product actually works (frankly, I wasn't expecting it to). I have used it for a couple months now along with the calendula cleanser and the Cannabis Sativa facial oil and the Super Multi-Corrective Cream with SPF 30 every day. I use the dark spot corrector twice a day. It has made a visual difference. The hyper-pigmentation on my jaw is completely gone and the areas on my forehead are noticeably faded and almost gone. I started using this on a spot from acne a couple weeks ago to see if it would help that as well, and the spot has also visibly faded in just a couple weeks. I love this product and will continue to use it.
Date published: 2019-04-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This product works After 1 week already I can see my red spots cause by acne fading. I am consistent with use and I follow a very important step for preventing uneven skin tone,every day! Sunscreen!!! For those, who gave this product a bad review, I wonder...Did you use a good sunscreen daily? How much were you exposed to the sun? Because for those who only used this solution without preventing further damage, your reviews are irrelevant. Kiehls notifies that sun protection is a must for seeing results. Remember, even if it is a cloudy day, you need SPF. We cant sense the UV light, so we have a feeling our skin is safe. I dont fancy that it comes in a clear bottle and it is also not in a pump. A lot of ingredients are photosensitive and unstable when in contact with air. For the price I expect the product to be effective until I use the last drop of it ( of course until expiration date).
Date published: 2019-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing! I bought this product about 4 months ago and I am extremely happy with the results. I was a bit weary as it is quite pricey, and being black I wasn't sure if it would work on my skin tone, however I was pleasantly surprised as after 2 weeks I had already noticed quite a difference. Definitely worth the price!
Date published: 2019-04-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Most disappointing thing ever! Very disappointing to be honest! I don't recommend and my hyperpigmentation wasn't even that bad...but it literally didn't change the colour in 4 months! DO NOT buy it.
Date published: 2019-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It really does work! I’ve been using this product at least once a day (usually twice) for about a month now. On the first use, I noticed a difference. I am about a third into the bottle and can not believe how much difference it has made to acne marks. I also have hyperpigmentation on my forehead and chin and clearly corrective has made a huge difference in evenning out the skin tone. I follow this with Kiehl’s SPF. I was given a sample of Kiehls cleansing wash and all three products combined have done wonders for my skin! I have not previously wanted to splash out on expensive cosmetics for my skin but having had friends and family comment on how good I look, it would be silly to not carry on!
Date published: 2019-04-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Overhyped, overpriced and disappointing I wish i could give it 0/5 instead of 1/5.... this is such an overhyped product. Used it for 9 months, twice a day and didn’t see ANY results.. i stopped using it eventually and i’m extremely disappointed. I naturally have a dry skin and take good care of it. Had a few dark spots on my chin area and on my cheek, and with all the “hype” i figured it would make my skin better. I don not recommend it at all! And im still looking for a serum to get rid of my pigmentations. Save your money, and avoid this.
Date published: 2019-04-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Skins smooth but still covered in red marks I bought this 3 months ago and have been using it every day and night in attempts to clear my skin of red post acne marks but have seen very little results. My skin is smoother in texture and this makes covering my red marks easier with make up. I felt like the product started making my skin tingle less as time went on which I thought meant that my skin was getting used to the product however after doing some research I found out some of the ingredients in the serum are uv sensitive and react with sunlight and are less effective which sucks because the bottle is clear and not protected in current packaging
Date published: 2019-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from For oily skin, minor dark spots, post acne marks. Good product. If you have oily skin, this is a good product. If you expect this can eliminate your dark spots dramatically, this could be the worst product. If you have post acne marks, try this product. This serum contains hydroxypropyl tetrahydropyrantriol, which means it doesn’t only treat “dark spot” but also repairs your skin( also explains why it’s kind of expensive). I always read ingredient lists before I purchase. This particular serum actually has great ingredients. I can tell that it works as I expect. Vitamin C + hydroxypropyl tetrahydropyrantriol + salicylic acid=great combination. And I am a male customer. *** if you have many visible and serious dark spots, I recommend laser treatments.
Date published: 2019-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing results I bought this product as I developed a small dark 'age spot' on my face. I can cover with makeup, but this serum has really helped to fade it. I use it all over my face now as a night-time treat, and I wake up with glowing skin. The age spot hasn't gone altogether but it is noticeably less and I feel less self-conscious about it.
Date published: 2019-04-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Dont buy it Its expensive and it literally didn’t do anything to my dark spots. Waste of money!
Date published: 2019-04-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from No good for age spots! I have been using this twice a day since November, with sunsceen to follow (applied after about 30 mins to enable this product to work) but it has had absolutely zero effect on my age spots. I'm really disappointed, it might be an okay (though expensive) serum, but if bought specifically as an age spot treatment it's a waste of money. Sorry, Kiehls!
Date published: 2019-04-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Doesn’t work I bought this entire line to get rid of some hyperpigmentation from cystic acne scarring. I decided to give it some time to work, since most skincare doesn’t give immediate results. It’s been 6 months and I see only a slight difference between my photos from then to now. I’m at the end of the bottle, and man this product did nothing to help reduce my uneven skin tone. I’m pretty sure the money I spent for the cleanser, toner, serum, and moisturizer was money down the drain. It sucks because I’m usually such a big fan of kiehls, but this just fell short.
Date published: 2019-03-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Was Surprised It Actually Works I received a complimentary sample when I placed an order with Kiehl's. I was skeptical, but gave it a try. I patted on my visible dark spots and around my mouth only. The sample lasted about three weeks. I couldn't believe my eyes at how my dark spots were diminished with consistent use. While they haven't disappeared completely, they have lightened considerably. I am now planning on purchasing a bottle.
Date published: 2019-03-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointed I was really hoping this product would work but unfortunately it didn't! I love the smell but it did nothing for dark spots and it's expensive. Definitely would not waste the money or time on this product.
Date published: 2019-03-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointing I bought this serum for a few hyper-pigmentation spots i have on my chin from acne, I am beyond disappointed with this product. I used it for over a month..been patient and i cannot say i see a difference whatsoever i'm afraid. It is not worth the hype or the money! Better products out there to tackle hyper pigmentation with more results...def don't recommend it :/
Date published: 2019-03-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from No real improvement... I’ve been using this now for around 3 months so am about half way through the bottle and have seen absolutely no improvements to my dark spots or acne scars. The only thing I will say is my skin looks overall brighter but the product did not get rid of any dark spots. Very disappointed as so many people gave great reviews. Just doesn’t work in my opinion.
Date published: 2019-03-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Didn't Work The texture is nice and not greasy. I have uneven skintone in my chin area and have used this at night for six months. But unfortunately it didnt work.
Date published: 2019-02-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Ineffective Feels nice going on but used daily on several dark spots on my check for 3 months and had absolutely no effect. Other products were good so I decided to try this. A very expensive trial.
Date published: 2019-02-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Simply didn't work I tried this after reading reviews. I saw that it stated that results would take 2 months....well 3 months later and I still have seen NO results or fading of dark spots. Sorry to say this didn't work for me-I still have just under a half a bottle left and I am going to toss it since it did nothing.
Date published: 2019-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ahhhhhhmazing!!!!!!!!!!!!! I had large area of dark pigmentation above my top lip (It was horrible) that appeared in my late 20's. I tried many expensive products to reduce the discolouration without much success. I took a gamble on this product and its the best decision I have ever made!! After about a month or so of regular use my pigmentation was the lightest its ever been and now I've almost finished a bottle its pretty much gone (the bottle last ages too, a little goes a long way). I have more small sun damaged spots that have appeared on my face and with this solution over time all fade back. It's an amazing product with lasting results... love love love!!! I will buy again and again and again! :) Thanks Kiehls!
Date published: 2019-02-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works I bought my first bottle about a year ago. I was able to completely clear my spots on one side of face. I had a little left and started working on a few spots on the other side. Got them to lighten up but did not completely remove them because I ran out. So now I’m ordering the second bottle. I found it works ok but I had to apply it on my spots at least 2-3 times a day. And it took almost 10 months to completely clear them up. You have to be patient and apply several times a day.
Date published: 2019-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from helped clear acne scars bought this to clear up acne scars after trying sooo many alternatives. I started using this about 2 and half months ago and although the change didn't come overnight, my scars are finally clearing and I can see a drastic improvement with all nearly gone. I use 3 drops for all over my face morning and evening. it is expensive which had put me off for so long, but I am still only half way through the bottle and it has been the first product that has actually worked for me so I would strongly recommend
Date published: 2019-01-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Just no effect I used this product from July through December, I was hoping for the product to reduce the dark spots I had on my face before my wedding in October but it didnt effect my spots at ALL. I continued to use it through december and still saw no results. Im just disappointed I spent so much money on the product.
Date published: 2019-01-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from No effect I am on the second bottle but yet to see a difference. Bought them in 2017. Not sure if I am doing something wrong.
Date published: 2019-01-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from zero effect after six weeks I've been using this morning and night for six weeks and have noticed no changes whatsoever. It has a weird sticky texture, too, and tends to be drying; you have to let it dry before you proceed with moisturizer. I had great hopes for this product based on others' reviews, but it just does not work with my skin. I'm disappointed because this is so expensive, too.
Date published: 2019-01-18
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Can I use my serum and moisturizer over this? How long should I wait before I apply my face serum?

Asked by: Tirsa Burciaga
Yes, you can use a moisturizer over this serum. Wait 30 seconds to a minute until it dries on the skin before applying moisturizer.
Answered by: Kelly Brown
Date published: 2018-01-31

Does this product cause peeling?

Asked by: tin dy
At least for me, no, this product does not cause any peeling.
Answered by: Elaine Fong
Date published: 2018-01-31

Hello, I have been using this product for a few months but still no changes on my skin spot at all?

Asked by: Janet Tan

Is this safe to use on top of AHA's ?

Asked by: Anonymous

How much should you apply? I seem to be applying too much - the texture stays for hours, and I don't think I can layer sunscreen or moisturizer on it.

Asked by: Anonymous

Does it expire? I can't see date on it

Asked by: Anonymous

Do you use this before or after sheet masks?

Asked by: A Z

Can i use thr serum during pregancy ?

Asked by: Suma Khan

I went to the store to ask for blemishes and acne lotion but was told to get the dark spot serum.. is there a connection ?

Asked by: Jean Bay

Does this product contain hyroquinone?

Asked by: Anjeanette Agro

Can I use this as a spot treatment only on my forehead, or will it cause lightening of only that area over time?

Asked by: Carly

Does any of your products come with a money back guarantee?

Asked by: Anonymous

Will this work for upper lip pigmentation?

Asked by: Stephanie Hernandez

What is the percentage of vitamin c?

Asked by: Anonymous

How can you help me with the right products via texts. Know of no store in my area that sells Kiehl. ??

Asked by: Rooster

what goes on first at night, midnight recovery or clearly corrective?

Asked by: Monica B

Does this product contain Hydroquinone?

Asked by: Anonymous

Does this product work if you have redness or hyper pigmentation?

Asked by: Anonymous

Will this correct ingrown hair scar pigmentation?

Asked by: Mbailly

Can I put it all over face even on areas where their is no discoloration?

Asked by: Anonymous

Is this product guaranteed and if so about how long should you use it to see results?

Asked by: Estell Davis

COULD I USE THIS WITH RETINOL?

Asked by: Anonymous

I have the following products, and wondering in what order should I use them? 1. Calendula Herbal-Extract Toner 2. Breakout Control Blemish Treatment Facial Lotion 3. Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution 4. Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel Cream TQ.

Asked by: Alexis Teh

Is this product effect for black skin?

Asked by: Anonymous

Acne?

Asked by: Anonymous

CAN this help with freckles?

Asked by: Anonymous

Does this product expire? If so, how long does it last?

Asked by: Andreina Amengual

I have oily skin. Will this break me out if I use it ?

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Can it be used in hands?

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Should I use this product before or after moisturizer?

Asked by: Rana Al ibrahim
Before moisturizer
Answered by: Lu Zheng
Date published: 2018-01-31
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