The struggle continues (including for me) to keep our complexions free and clear of confidence-crushing dark spots. The way to evening these darkening skin patches or hyperpigmentation or over-produced melanocytes that appear as spots or over a larger area on your face as melasma is with products from Makari, Urban Skin Rx and DW Aesthetics. But the key to seeing results with any of the suggested products is patience because improvements with regular and consistent use may not be seen for up to eight weeks.
The ‘melanin skin experts’ and Paris-born brand, Makari offers Exclusive Dark Spot Corrector Serum – a rich gel cream with an exclusive high-potent blend with maximum strength Organiclarine to help improve the appearance of hyperpigmentation effectively evening tone and brightening skin as it heals.
Price: $48 / Availability: makari.com
Urban Skin Rx’s Retinol Rapid Repair and Dark Spot Treatment is formulated with high levels of Retinol, Kojic Acid and Niacinamide for maximum results. It features ClearTone Advanced Technology, which blends 6 ingredients that work together to improve the appearance of hyperpigmentation and aging skin while improving the look of uneven skin tone, post-acne marks, dark spots, fine lines and wrinkles.
Price: $24.99 / Availability: Walmart and Target stores, ULTA
DW Aesthetics Active Fading Serum is an oil-free formula evens that gently evens skin tone, reduces the appearance of blemishes, age spots, freckles, sun damaged skin and mild hyper-pigmentation. Formulated with Kojic and Lactic acids this serum exfoliates dead skin cells to reveal a brighter and a more even toned complexion. Note that this is not for skin lightening and should be used a minimum of 6-8 weeks for maximum results.
Price: $55 / Availability: dwaesthetics.com