6 Acne-Friendly Dark Spot Serums

When I started using serums a couple of years ago I noticed a drastic change in the appearance of my dark spots caused by my cystic acne. They started to fade! While I never attempted to pop my cystic acne, when the flare-up would disappear it left my face with a dark spot and sometimes a small crater. It’s incredibly frustrating when this happens because dermatologists say never pick at acne and when I didn’t I was/am still left with a scar/mark, especially with cystic acne. So that’s why I reply on high quality serums to fade my dark spots and help me forget that I have cystic acne in the first place.

Not all serums are created equal…some contain more high-quality ingredients, some fight wrinkles, some are all-natural and some are perfect for acne-prone skin. Fading my dark spots is a priority, followed by fine lines so I tend to lean into serums that are meant for dark spots and other skincare products for fine lines.

A friend of mine was curious which dark spot correctors I would recommend so here’s my round-up. These six serums are all effective and are ideal for acne-prone skin.

1. Origins Dr. Andrew Weil for Mega-Bright Dark Sport Correcting Serum

This is the first serum I ever used. It was actually recommended to me by my mom because she was using it for age spots and experienced a lot of success. I have been using this serum for years and highly recommend it. It’s a bit on the pricey side but it’s been very effective at fading my dark spots so I see it as a good investment in my skincare.

2. Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution

Have I ever mentioned how much I love Kiehl’s? I was introduced to Kiehl’s when I was a college student because some of the girls in my dorm used their iconic hand moisturizer. One of the things I like about this serum is that it targets scars that are “set in” or deeper than regular surface scars. Deep scars can be hard to fade but then there are serums like this that come to save the day!

3. Renee Rouleau Advanced Resurfacing Serum

First-off…the Renee Rouleau product line is great for those battling adult acne. Many of its products address the needs of those trying to diminish breakouts, fade scars and improve skin texture. Its resurfacing serum contains retinol to repair damage caused my acne and improve appearance.

4. Pacifica Sea Change Future Youth Serum

I am such a loyalist for Pacifica skincare and beauty products. For example, I use their CC cream regularly because I love that it contains coconut water and feels lightweight on my face. This serum is reasonably priced too. It will brighten your skin while nourishing it with floral cells and marine extracts. If you’re also concerned with fighting the signs of aging, then this serum is right up your alley!

5. Tula Illuminating Serum

What sets Tula apart from others is that it contains probiotics. When you take probiotics to balance your digestive system it has positive effects on your skin. The founder of Tula applies this theory to his skincare products by incorporating probiotics into its active ingredients. The illuminating serum uses citrus extracts and pearlescent pigments to brighten your complexion, probiotics to elevate a more balanced complexion and chicory root to battle inflammation. I know a lot of skincare enthusiasts swear by this serum!

6. Peter Thomas Roth AHA/BHA Acne Clearing Gel

This a serum/gel does double-duty by preventing the appearance of blemishes and fighting the appearance of fine lines. I love when products are multi-purpose especially when dealing with adult acne…I’m trying to overcome acne marks but still want to fight the signs of aging. It makes my life easier and I know that when using this product I am doing great things for my complexion and helping myself look 25 again.

Are there dark spot correctors you’re loving? There are a ton out there so I would love to hear about it. If you try any of the serums listed, let me know how it goes.






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