15 Products That Help to Treat Hyperpigmentation Fast

The latest crop of tonics, treatments and peels deletes stubborn traces of hyperpigmentation and dullness. 

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A blend of L-ascorbic, kojic and lactic acids makes up Dr Dennis Gross IPL Dark Spot Correcting Serum ($92), a clinical-grade solution to hard-to-treat hyperpigmentation.  

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A few quick swipes of glycolic acid–spiked OleHenriksen Glow2OH Dark Spot Toner ($28) or Pestle & Mortar Exfoliate ($38) prove tough on discoloration without any skin-drying side effects.

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A high peptide count in the lightweight Dr. Jart+ Peptidin Radiance Serum ($48) quickly revamps luminosity.


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StriVectin Tri-Phase Daily Glow Toner ($39) cocktails brightening and hydrating acids for an almost-instant dew post-cleanse.

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One night is all it takes for Kate Somerville Liquid ExfoliKate ($58) to dissolve dullness and deliver a well-rested glow thanks to an AHA powerhouse of glycolic, lactic and malic acids. 

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Free from fragrance or alcohol, Peter Thomas Roth Peptide 21 Amino Acid Exfoliating Peel Pads ($52) tackle wrinkles and uneven tone without disrupting skin’s pH.

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Clarisonic continues to kick cleansing up a notch with its first Sonic Exfoliator ($39).

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Brimming with rose and retinol, Skin Design London Designer Balm Healthy Skin Peel ($105) is every bit as effective as it is luxe.


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Working its magic in 10 minutes flat, Estée Lauder Perfectionist Pro Instant Resurfacing Peel ($54) makes baby-soft skin a whole lot easier to achieve.

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Philosophy Peeling Mousse Instant Glow Facial ($35) literally sweeps away glow-hindering grime before your eyes.


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Dab SkinCeuticals Glycolic 10 Renew Overnight ($80) on spots or all over to rev up cell turnover in hours.

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Peace Out Dark Spots ($28) successfully targets pigmentation via dissolvable microneedling patches.

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Niacinamide-powered Allies of Skin Mandelic Pigmentation Corrector Night Serum ($92) slows melanin production as natural oils quench dryness.

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LANCER Corrective Lightening Treatment ($125) sports potent hydroquinone to blast spots fast.