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Clearly Corrective™ Dark Spot Solution

A fast-acting serum that diminishes dark spots and visibly evens skin tone

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Clearly Corrective™ Dark Spot Solution

A fast-acting serum that diminishes dark spots and visibly evens skin tone

Product details
  • Helps to prevent the formation of future dark spots and other skin discolorations with continued daily usage
  • Silicone-free, paraben-free, fragrance-free
  • No colorants and no optical diffusers
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Test Ingredient

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.

Test Ingredient-2

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.

AQUA / WATER • PROPYLENE GLYCOL • GLYCERIN • ALCOHOL DENAT. • PEG/PPG/POLYBUTYLENE GLYCOL-8/5/3 GLYCERIN • HYDROXYPROPYL TETRAHYDROPYRANTRIOL • 3-O-ETHYL ASCORBIC ACID • PPG-6-DECYLTETRADECETH-30 • PHENOXYETHANOL • SALICYLIC ACID • XANTHAN GUM • HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE • POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE • CITRIC ACID • SODIUM CITRATE • TOCOPHERYL ACETATE • LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA OIL / LAVENDER OIL • DISODIUM EDTA • ADENOSINE • LINALOOL • BUTYLENE GLYCOL • TOCOPHEROL • CITRUS AURANTIUM TACHIBANA PEEL EXTRACT • PAEONIA SUFFRUTICOSA ROOT EXTRACT
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How to Apply:
-Cleanse skin thoroughly prior to application
-Apply dark spot serum over entire face both day and night under your ideal moisturizer
-During the day, protect skin by layering with Ultra Light Daily UV Defense
-Before bedtime, replenish skin by layering on Midnight Recovery Concentrate

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Test Ingredient

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.

Test Ingredient-2

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.

AQUA / WATER • PROPYLENE GLYCOL • GLYCERIN • ALCOHOL DENAT. • PEG/PPG/POLYBUTYLENE GLYCOL-8/5/3 GLYCERIN • HYDROXYPROPYL TETRAHYDROPYRANTRIOL • 3-O-ETHYL ASCORBIC ACID • PPG-6-DECYLTETRADECETH-30 • PHENOXYETHANOL • SALICYLIC ACID • XANTHAN GUM • HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE • POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE • CITRIC ACID • SODIUM CITRATE • TOCOPHERYL ACETATE • LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA OIL / LAVENDER OIL • DISODIUM EDTA • ADENOSINE • LINALOOL • BUTYLENE GLYCOL • TOCOPHEROL • CITRUS AURANTIUM TACHIBANA PEEL EXTRACT • PAEONIA SUFFRUTICOSA ROOT EXTRACT
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How to Apply:
-Cleanse skin thoroughly prior to application
-Apply dark spot serum over entire face both day and night under your ideal moisturizer
-During the day, protect skin by layering with Ultra Light Daily UV Defense
-Before bedtime, replenish skin by layering on Midnight Recovery Concentrate

What It Is


A targeted dark spot corrector that helps even skin tone and boost radiance. Formulated with Activated C (a stabilized form of Vitamin C), Proxylane and Peony extract, this efficacious brightening serum helps visibly reduce the appearance of a broad array of discolorations including dark spots, hyperpigmentation and post-acne marks.
Paraben-free, mineral oil-free, and dye-free. Tested Across 47 Skin Tones.*


    Clinically Demonstrated Visible Results:**
  • -39% reduction in dark spots intensity
  • -35% reduction in post-acne scar marks / redness
  • -17% reduction in sallowness
  • +43% improvement in even skin tone
  • +42% improvement in skin luminosity

*Total skin tones based on the number of perceived skin tones in a 12-week clinically study.
**Clinical results for dark spot intensity, even tone, luminosity results based on expert grading in a 12-week clinical test. Sallowness results based on expert grading in a 14-week clinical test. Post-acne marks/redness results based on a 14-week clinical test, PIH/PIE (Post acne redness). Results may vary across individuals.



What It’s Good For


  • Clinically proven to reduce dark spots by -39% and post-acne marks by -35%**
  • 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
  • Made with recyclable packaging

KEY INGREDIENTS


ACTIVATED C

Activated C, which is a stabilized form of Vitamin C that specifically addresses uneven skin tone and hyperpigmentation, goes to work immediately upon contact with the skin with 100% efficacy. Within our formula, Activated C works deeply to visibly brighten, boost clarity, and reduce the look of dark spots. Our Activated C is a lab-engineered, renewable ingredient known for its stability and efficacy.



BUFFERED SALICYLIC ACID

Targeting skin’s surface, it works together with Activated C to visibly reduce discoloration and renew the look of skin's texture.



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.



Filled with Purpose &

Packed with Respect


As we continue to work toward a healthier planet, more responsible sourcing, formulas and packaging are a must.
Within this formula, we’re harnessing the power of science to create a lab-engineered, renewable ingredient, Activated C,
delivering an efficacious skincare ingredient that’s respectful of the environment. Our dark spot corrector also comes
packaged in FSC-certified paper packaging, meaning the trees used came from responsibly managed
forests that provide environmental, social and economic benefits.

We actively invite all people to join our journey toward a future made better.


Filled with Purpose &

Packed with Respect


As we continue to work toward a healthier planet, more responsible sourcing, formulas and packaging are a must. Within this formula, we’re harnessing the power of science to create a lab-engineered, renewable ingredient, Activated C, delivering an efficacious skincare ingredient that’s respectful of the environment. Our dark spot corrector also comes packaged in FSC-certified paper packaging, meaning the trees used came from responsibly managed
forests that provide environmental, social and economic benefits.

We actively invite all people to join our journey toward a future made better.






Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to Your Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE IN CLEARLY CORRECTIVE DARK SPOT SOLUTION AND HOW DO THEY HELP BRIGHTEN DARK SPOTS?
Our efficacious dark spot corrector is formulated with Activated C and Proxylane. The Activated C-enriched formula helps specifically target existing visible dark spots and hyperpigmentation.
HOW DOES ACTIVATED C TARGET DARK SPOTS?
Activated C is a potent, highly stabilized form of Vitamin C that goes to work immediately upon contact with the skin. Within our formula, Activated C helps to address uneven skin tone and hyperpigmentation, simultaneously improving visible brightness and fading dark spots to visibly diminish dullness. Our formula with Activated C also helps bring fresh, new cells to the surface to reveal more radiant-looking skin.
IS CLEARLY CORRECTIVE DARK SPOT SERUM RECOMMENDED TO USE AS A SPOT TREATMENT OR ON THE ENTIRE FACE?
Our dark spot corrector serum can be used as a spot treatment or can be applied to the entire face twice a day, morning and night, before applying a moisturizer. You can also apply the facial serum to help reduce visible discolorations on the hands, neck and chest.
CAN CLEARLY CORRECTIVE DARK SPOT SERUM BE USED ON DARKER SKIN TONES?
Our dark spot corrector formula is recommended for all skin tones and skin types, including sensitive skin and was tested for efficacy on 47 skin tones.
*Total skin tones based on the number of perceived skin tones in a 12-week clinically study.
WHAT CAUSES DARK SPOTS ON YOUR FACE AND WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF DARK SPOTS?
Discoloration on the skin is caused by an over-production of melanin, or the natural pigmentation that gives skin its color, which can lead to visible dark spots on the skin’s surface, creating an uneven skin tone. Discoloration typically falls into one of three categories: dark spots, hyperpigmentation, or sun spots. Hyperpigmentation and dark spots can be brought on post-acne or due to inflammation in a concentrated area of the skin, age or something that triggers an excess of melanin production in a defined area. Sun spots are brought on by sun exposure, and all three types of discoloration can become visibly darker with continued unprotected sun exposure, which is why it’s important to incorporate an efficacious sunscreen into your daily routine!
HOW CAN YOU HELP PREVENT DARK SPOTS ON SKIN?
The best defense against dark spots appearing on skin is to limit your amount of unprotected sun exposure or overexposure to damaging visible light. The use and regular application of a daily SPF such as our facial sunscreen with SPF 50+ can help shield skin from potentially harmful UV rays. Broad spectrum sunscreen protection and a targeted brightening skincare routine are recommended to help prevent dark spots from appearing and help diminish visible signs of discoloration that may already exist for an overall more even, radiant appearance.
DO DARK SPOTS DIMINISH OVER TIME?
It is possible to visibly diminish the appearance of dark spots over time. In 12 weeks, our efficacious formula is clinically-proven* to help visibly reduce:

1. Dark Spots Intensity by -39%
2. Post-Acne Scar Marks by -35%

**Clinical results for dark spot intensity, even tone, luminosity results based on expert grading in a 12-week clinical test. Post-acne marks/redness results based on a 14-week clinical test, PIH/PIE (Post acne redness). Results may vary across individuals.
WHAT IS SKIN CLARITY?
At Kiehl’s, skin clarity is just one of the qualities of healthy-looking skin. Skin clarity is achieved when you have a visibly even and radiant skin tone with minimal signs of dark spots, redness or dullness for a clear and healthy-looking complexion. Our Clearly Corrective Dark Spot solution helps visibly enhance skin clarity to reveal more even, glowing skin. For an added boost of brightness, you can try our Clearly Corrective brightening ampoules treatment for skin that looks and feels renewed.
IS CLEARLY CORRECTIVE DARK SPOT SERUM SAFE TO USE WHILE PREGNANT?
Please consult your physician with any specific skincare questions or concerns while breastfeeding or pregnant.


What Causes Dark Spots?


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

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:


  • -39% reduction in dark spots intensity
  • -35% reduction in post-acne scar marks / redness
  • -17% reduction in sallowness
  • +43% improvement in even skin tone
  • +42% improvement in skin luminosity

**Clinical results for dark spot intensity, even tone, luminosity results based on expert grading in a 12-week clinical test. Sallowness results based on expert grading in a 14-week clinical test. Post-acne marks/redness results based on a 14-week clinical test, PIH/PIE (Post acne redness). Results may vary across individuals.

Before and After Using our Dark Spot Corrector

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:


  • • -39% reduction in dark spots intensity
  • • -35% reduction in post-acne scar marks / redness
  • • -17% reduction in sallowness
  • • +43% improvement in even skin tone
  • • +42% improvement in skin luminosity

**Clinical results for dark spot intensity, even tone, luminosity results based on expert grading in a 12-week clinical test. Sallowness results based on expert grading in a 14-week clinical test. Post-acne marks/redness results based on a 14-week clinical test, PIH/PIE (Post acne redness). Results may vary across individuals.