10 Must-Have Dark Spot Solutions

African-American skin tones have it rough when it comes to fading dark spots. Hyperpigmentation is the top complaint we hear from our readers, so we gave these remedies a test drive, and they all get two thumbs up when it comes to even, brighter skin.

Nicole Marie Melton Jan, 17, 2013

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This powerful concentrate formulated with VitaBrightKx helps to reduce the appearance of dark spots and discolorations and improve skin radiance.

$58, available at Jurlique

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These clinically-proven, skin brightening peel pads rival the instant smoothness and radiance restoring benefits of a professional 30 percent glycolic peel without the redness. Plus, they help restore clarity and improve evenness of skin tone.

$38.50, available at Origins

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Murad released the Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum as an upgrade to its original serum to speed up and improve its blemish busting power. This serum offers visible reduction in acne scars, sun spots and restores an even-toned complexion.

$60, available at Murad.

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Get rid of blemishes fast with this lightweight spot fighting gel with clog-clearing salicylic and lactic acids. It improves spots without drying out the skin.

$18, available at Soap and Glory

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This potent serum contains hyaluronic acid to help to increase cell renewal, hydrate skin and restore an even-toned glow.

$34.95, available at RX for Brown Skin

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If you'd prefer a natural route to clearing up your skin, this serum contains a select combination of oils, chosen for their balancing qualities, that smooth and even out discoloration. Ideal for all skin types, it also assists in regulating sebum production which will help prevent blemishes from forming in the first place.

$50, available at Osmia Organics

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The Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution contains white birch and peony extract to help reverse discoloration. After only one month of use, we could see a marked improvement in skin tone and vibrancy.

$49.50, available at Kiehl’s.

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This easy-to-use and 100 percent natural mask visibly improves the appearance of the skin by eliminating dull and blemished skin cells, reducing the appearance of pores and leaving behind a bright, dewy glow.

$55, available at Tata Harper Skincare

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 This dermatologist-developed serum ranks alongside leading prescription treatments in erasing discoloration.

$49.50, available at Clinque

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This potent but gentle nighttime dry oil concentrate detoxifies and brightens skin while reducing the appearance of blemishes, uneven pigmentation and scars.

$125, availabe at Niki Saint Pierre