Age spots, sometimes called sun spots or liver spots, happen to most of us as we age. They can appear on our face, our hands, and our chest area. They can be small or large and certainly can make us look older.
They are often caused by sun exposure throughout our lives, by hormones as we go through changes, and also genetics can be a determining factor if and when we get age spots.
They are difficult to conceal with regular concealer or foundation, but sometimes CC creams can do a good job. Our Sixty and Me beauty consultant, Ariane Poole, reminds us:
“CC cream has little colour to the eye, but it evens the skin tone. It adjusts to the colour of your complexion. Fresh and youthful, but not anti-aging, it is a natural option for a makeup “novice.” It also slows down exaggerated aging. So, while it does not reverse aging, it can slow down the formation of deep lines and wrinkles.”
The best thing to do is try to attack age spots as they appear. Many products on the market can help fade or lighten your age spots. These products come in day creams, night creams, serums, or peels.
Clinical procedures with a certified dermatologist are usually recommended when the age spots are very dark and have been there for a long time. However, some at-home products can help fade the look and lighten the affected areas as well.
Look for words on the packaging that say:
- Skin tone-evening
Look for ingredients that help fade age spots:
- Vitamin C
- Hydroxy acids
- Glycolic acid
Loréal Paris REVITALIFT line of products are specially designed for older women. This moisturizer is filled with vitamin C, pro-retinol, and glycolic acid to help even out skin tone.
Reduces dark spots
On the more expensive range of drugstore products
Olay is another well known drugstore brand that delivers consistent high quality products. This serum contains high levels of skin tone-evening vitamin C and is free of fragrance.
Also on the upper scale price wise
This cream is made with 2% spot-fading hydroquinone, retinol, and vitamin C. Palmer’s is known for affordable products and this cream is the best-selling dark spot corrector at a low price point.
Fragrance may not appeal to everyone
This serum from Neutrogena is a dark spot corrector that works to renew the look of skin. It helps to brighten skin tone while improving the look of stubborn dark spots and skin discoloration. It can improve skin’s clarity and radiance with regular application.
Another REVITALIFT product on our list because they are affordable quality products. These daily peel pads resurface dull, uneven tone and rough texture to reveal fresh looking skin.
Contains 10% Glycolic Complex
Easy to use
Needs to be replenished every 30 days
This skin brightener from Garnier contains Hydroxy acids that are an excellent way to exfoliate dead cells from the surface of the skin. With regular use, this product can enhance radiance and improve the hyperpigmentation of your skin.
Contains Hydroxy acids
Hydroxy acid may produce skin reaction
We have included some products that have higher price tags that can be found in more specialty skincare stores.
This powerful brightening serum from Clinique helps visibly correct discoloration and spots. It can also help prevent the appearance of future dark spots on your skin.
Contains vitamin C complex
Can’t find in drugstores
This cream from SkinCeuticals is a comprehensive daily emulsion that is formulated to improve the appearance of early signs of aging like brown spots.
This cream form Korres is a targeted anti-aging treatment that is designed for post-menopausal skin changes. It’s an ultra-concentrated formula to reduce the appearance of stubborn age spots and deep wrinkles.
This peel from Algenist is a perfect blend of acids and vitamin C to leave your skin smooth and even toned. The formula is balanced out by botanical oils.
Lots of active ingredients
Another potent peel, this one from Dermatologica is clinically proven to enhance radiance and visibly reduce fine lines and age spots.
Contains lactic acid
The Microdelivery Triple-Acid Brightening Peel from Philosophy delivers advanced anti-aging and brightening benefits in one step with zero downtime.
Effects last for days
Have you tried any of these age spot remover products? Will you try any of them? Do you have any age spot products to recommend? Let us know in the comments below.