12 Best Products to Get Rid of Age Spots


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:

  • Lightening
  • Brightening
  • Skin tone-evening

Look for ingredients that help fade age spots:

  • Vitamin C
  • Niacinamide
  • Hydroquinone
  • Retinol
  • Hydroxy acids
  • Glycolic acid
  • Soy

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.

Pros

Contains SPF

Reduces dark spots

Cons

On the more expensive range of drugstore products

Olay Regenerist MAX Tone Serum with Vitamin C

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.

Pros

Fragrance free

Excellent value

Cons

Also on the upper scale price wise

Palmer's Skin Success Anti-dark Spot Fade Cream

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.

Pros

Very affordable

Added sunscreen

Cons

Fragrance may not appeal to everyone

Neutrogena Rapid Tone Repair Retinol + Vitamin C Dark Spot Corrector

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.

REVITALIFT Bright Reveal Brightening Daily Peel Pads

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.

Pros

Contains 10% Glycolic Complex

Easy to use

Cons

Needs to be replenished every 30 days

Garnier SkinActive Clearly Brighter Dark Spot Corrector

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.

Pros

Contains Hydroxy acids

Affordable

Cons

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.

Clinique Even Better Clinical™ Radical Dark Spot Corrector + Interrupter

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.

Pros

Fragrance free

Contains vitamin C complex

Cons

Can’t find in drugstores

SkinCeuticals METACELL RENEWAL B3

This cream from SkinCeuticals is a comprehensive daily emulsion that is formulated to improve the appearance of early signs of aging like brown spots.

Korres White Pine Meno-Reverse™ Deep Wrinkle, Plumping + Age Spot Concentrate

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.

Pros

Minimizes pores

Vegan friendly

Natural ingredients

Algenist Blue Algae Vitamin C™ Dark Spot Correcting Peel

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.

Pros

Fast results

Lots of active ingredients

Dermalogica Rapid Reveal Peel

Another potent peel, this one from Dermatologica is clinically proven to enhance radiance and visibly reduce fine lines and age spots.

Pros

Contains lactic acid

Fast acting

Philosophy – The Microdelivery Triple-Acid Brightening Peel

The Microdelivery Triple-Acid Brightening Peel from Philosophy delivers advanced anti-aging and brightening benefits in one step with zero downtime.

Pros

Instant brightening

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.



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