The Hardest-Working Natural Spot Lighteners
By Elise Minton Tabin , Executive Beauty Editor |
While hydroquinone may be the spot-erasing go-to prescribed by doctors, not everyone is onboard with using it. But, just because hydroquinone isn’t your thing, doesn’t mean you can’t erase those stubborn spots once and for all. Take heed and try any one of these natural skin brighteners, which will have your skin looking flawless in no time.
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Arcona Brightening Drops ($44)
There are so many spot-reducing ingredients in this nightly repair serum that it’s hard to pick just one to call attention to, so we’ll highlight them all. A blend of kojic, azelaic and gallic acids plus vitamin C and arbutin are the key players here in getting a brighter—and smoother—complexion.
When brown and red spots are the result of acne (be it past or present breakouts), this multipurpose mask is one of our favorites to grab. Not only does it improve the look and feel of skin, and calm it down, but the mix of spearmint, sage, lemon balm water and yarrow all work together to take dark spots away as well.
Perfect for gray, red and dark spots, this uber-luxe serum harnesses the power of white caviar pearl beachs and vitamin C to brighten the skin in as little as four weeks.