It's time to move on from the lemon juice and baking soda tricks. Your skin deserves better—better ingredients, more advanced skin care technology, and actual results. For dark spots, you need the most effective beauty products with brightening properties. Pick and choose from our picks below!
1. Clarins White Plus
Clarins got their eureka moment when they came up with the Mela Exo System. And with it, they developed the White Plus range that controls melanin production. Infused with other pigmentation-fighting plant extracts like acerola, sandspurry, and lady's mantle, you can bid dark spots adieu.
Clarins White Plus Tri-Intensive Brightening Serum; Brightening Emulsion, P3250; Brightening Emulsion SPF20, P3550; Brightening Aqua Treatment Lotion, P2450, Rustan's Makati
2. L'Occitane Reine Blanche
Reine Blanche packs a true punch for achieving illuminated, glowing skin. This range is infused with the Reine des Pres flowers that gradually lighten as they grow. Complete with cleanser, toner, scrub, serum, and even a sleeping mask, Reine Blanche has everything you need to bring your skin to full bloom.
L'Occitane Reine Blanche Illuminating Scrub, P2050; Rich Cream, P3550; Illuminating Mist, P925, Powerplant Mall
3. Shiseido White Lucent
Prevent dark spots by treating your skin with White Lucent. With its MicroTarget technology, dark spots are specifically addressed. The formula also includes cherry blossom extract, which helps the skin resist forming pigmentation.
Shiseido White Lucent Luminizing Surge, MicroTargeting Spot Corrector, Luminizing Infuser, MultiBright Night Cream, Glorietta 4
4. Kiehl's Clearly Corrective
Like what its name claims, the Clearly Corrective range fixes your dark spots and uneven skin tone for you. It uses Activated C that diminishes the appearance of pigmentation, along with peony extracts and white birch. When used regularly, you'll notice a significant difference in your skin's clarity!
Kiehl's Clearly Corrective Hydrating Moisture Emulsion, Dark Spot Solution; Brightening and Smoothing Moisture Treatment, SM Megamall
5. La Mer Blanc de La Mer
If you have no time for multiple skin care steps, La Mer has a brilliant two-step treatment that you'll love. First, it soothes the skin by toning down redness and irritation. And then, it brightens with a highly-concentrated Vital Brilliance Ferment that fades discoloration. It's hydrating enough to help with lines and wrinkles, too!
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La Mer Blanc de La Mer, P14, 300, Rustan's Shangri-la
6. Murad Environmental Shield
Murad's Essential-C and Rapid lines address the skin stresses we go through daily. Products from the Essential-C range helps prevent breakouts and also targets spots, while the Rapid range lightens existing dark spots with glycolic acid.
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Murad Essential-C Day Moisture SPF30; Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum; Essential-C Daily Renewal Complex, Rustan's Gateway
7. Burt's Bees Daisy White
If it's overall brightening that you desire minus the chemicals, Burt's Bees has you covered. Their special formulation of White Daisy extract regulates melanin production, and has been proven to show results within four weeks. You'll also get soft and glowing skin as a bonus, thanks to the line's multi-fruit complex.
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Burt's Bees Daisy White Serum, P1650; Moisurizing Cream, P1650; Facial Cleanser, P795, Beauty Bar