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Dark spots are caused by a number of factors including age, genetics or, in my case, over-exposure lớn the sun. The stubborn discoloration can cluster on the face & make skin appear dull & uneven. So when Kiehl’s sent over a complimentary sample of its Clearly Corrective sầu Dark Spot Solution, I couldn"t wait khổng lồ see if it would reduce the appearance of the brown marks on my cheeks. Below, I’m sharing my thoughts on the brightening serum và how I incorporated the hàng hóa inkhổng lồ my skin-care routine.

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What Causes Dark Spots?



Age spots, also called liver spots và solar lentigines, are flat rã, brown or blaông xã spots. They vary in form size and usually appear on areas of skin most exposed to the sun like the face, hands, shoulders & arms. Because of how they’re formed, age spots are very common in adults over 50.

Sun Exposure

Skin may look great with a tanned glow, but exposure to the sun can result in sun spots. This discoloration can creep up later in life, so apply SPF diligently. Make sure khổng lồ apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 every day.


According to lớn a study in the Journal of Investigative sầu Dermatology, chronic exposure lớn traffic-related air pollution can also be a culprit of dark spots. The findings of this study showed that exposure to nitroren dioxide was significantly associated with dark spots on the cheeks.


Pigmentation on the skin is also influenced by genetics, skin tone và skin type. Those with acne-prone skin may experience post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation from acne marks và those with sensitive sầu skin can experience irritation from hair-removal practices, including shaving, waxing, tweezing & laser hair removal.

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The Benefits of Kiehl’s Dark Spot Corrector

Dark spots won’t improve on their own, so it’s important to incorporate a brightening serum in order to reduce their appearance. The Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective sầu Dark Spot Solution is formulated with activated vitamin C, white birch và peony extracts, which work together lớn correct the appearance of dark spots and even the appearance of the skin’s tone. With continued daily use, skin can appear visibly brighter.

How khổng lồ Use Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective sầu Dark Spot Corrector in Your Routine

Start with clean, dry skin và apply the dark spot serum in the morning & night before moisturizer. It can be used as a spot treatment or as a thin layer over the entire face. For best results, Kiehl’s recommends pairing the serum with a daily SPF, like the Kiehl’s Super Fluid UV Defense. Combining a powerful broad-spectrum sunscreen with a brightening serum can not only help correct visible signs of skin discoloration but also protect against further damage from UV rays.


My Review of Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Corrector

I wasn’t great about applying sunscreen when I was younger, so now I have sầu a few sun spots on my cheeks. I haven’t really tried to lớn brighten their appearance until now, so I couldn’t wait lớn try this Kiehl’s serum. The texture of the serum felt a bit slimy at first, but it quickly absorbed inkhổng lồ my skin. The clear liquid had a cooling, refreshing feel that glided onto lớn my face. Plus, it didn’t leave behind a sticky or tacky residue. I made sure to lớn layer sunscreen on top of the serum during the day to protect my skin, too.

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After a few weeks, I noticed a visible reduction in the appearance of the dark spots on my face and in the look of hyperpigmentation leftover from an acne breakout. My overall complexion looked brighter and more radiant as well. While my dark spots are still there, I can’t wait khổng lồ continue using this sản phẩm to lớn reduce their appearance.

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