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How to treat
dark spots & discolorations

Wondering how to effectively target dark spots on your face, chest or arms? Learn more about the causes of dark spots and skin discolorations and how you can help visibly reduce existing marks while helping to prevent new ones from forming.

Kiehl’s Best Products for Dark Spots

For optimal skin clarity, try formulas from Kiehl’s Dermatologist Solutions™ Clearly Corrective™ Collection to help visibly brighten skin.

Boost Clarity with a Dark Spot Corrector

Clearly Corrective™ Dark Spot Solution

For a skin concern like dark spots and discolorations, a concentrated serum is an essential step in your routine. Formulated with Activated C, White Birch Extract and Peony Extract, our serum for dark spots is clinically-proven* to help visibly reduce dark spots, improve clarity, even skin tone and even diminish the appearance of post-acne marks. Apply morning and night for optimal skin clarity.

*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.


Target Skin Discolorations with a Face Mask for Dark Spots

Clearly Corrective™ Clarity Booster Hydration Mask

In only 15 minutes, you can boost skin clarity with our brightening face mask for dark spots. Formulated with equivalent concentrations of key brightening ingredients as a bottle of Clearly Corrective™ Dark Spot Solution, this mask helps visibly reduce dark spots and discolorations with continued use.


I“How to fade dark spots in skin of color.” American Academy of Dermatology Association.
IIVashi, N.A. and R.V. Kundu. “Facial hyperpigmentation: causes and treatment.” British Journal of Dermatology. (2013).
IIIHollinger, Jasmine C., MD, Angra, Kunal, MD, and Rebat M. Halter, MD. “Are Natural Ingredients Effective in the Management of Hyperpigmentation? A Systematic Review.” The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology. (2018): 11(2): 28-37.

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