9 Best Dark Spot Correctors That Really Work

Avon's cream with high levels of glycolic acid showed stellar performance in GH Beauty Lab testing, earning a perfect score for helping reduce the appearance of UV spots by an impressive 12%, plus top rankings for improving skin firmness and hydration.

Anew Ultimate Multi-Performance Night Cream

The winner of the GH Beauty Lab's day cream test, this L’Oréal Paris drugstore moisturizer is formulated with anti-aging powerhouses like vitamin C, pro-retinol and glycolic acid, plus protective SPF 30.

Revitalift Bright Reveal Brightening Moisturizer SPF 30

Backed by the Good Housekeeping Seal, Olay’s serum is supercharged with high levels of skin tone-evening vitamin C and free of fragrance for those with sensitivities.

Regenerist Max Tone Serum with Vitamin C

Made with potent 2% spot-fading hydroquinone, retinol and vitamin C, this cream from the trusted GH Seal star brand Palmer's is the best-selling dark spot corrector at Walmart.

Skin Success Anti-Dark Spot Fade Cream

This all-in-one daily moisturizer from Roc was the consumer favorite in the GH Beauty Lab's anti-aging day cream test and scored high for reducing visible spots by 4.5%, over four weeks in Lab measurements.

Multi Correxion 5 in 1 Daily Moisturizer with SPF 30

From BeautyStat, a Black-owned brand created by cosmetic chemist Ron Robinson, this multi-benefit serum contains a high 20% concentration of the gold standard brightening ingredient vitamin C, especially beneficial for dark skin tones that are prone to hyperpigmentation.

Universal C Skin Refiner

These innovative ZitSticka patches, infused with a laundry list of brightening ingredients like niacinamide, vitamin C, arbutin, licorice root extract and kojic acid, pinpoint and tackle dark marks from acne.

HyperFade Microdart Blur Patch for Dark Spots

In the GH Beauty Lab's face peel test, Philosophy’s individually-packed pads, which can also be used on the body, earned the top score for brightening skin according to consumer testers and ranked highly for evening skin tone.

The Microdelivery Triple-Acid Brightening Peel

Mamina Turegano, M.D., a dermatologist in Metairie, Louisiana and co-founder of Skintap.com recommends this multipurpose Biopelle serum, which is blended with both dark spot-fading and anti-aging ingredients.

Biopelle KNR Brightening Serum