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We all want clear, healthy looking skin, but the culprit behind our skin insecurities isn't limited to just acne or pimples. Dark spots and uneven skin tone can make it next to impossible for us to feel confident going make-up free and send us on an endless search for products to cover and conceal what we consider to be our problem areas.
Dark spots or hyperpigmentation are common skin concern as we age that can be caused by a number of factors including sun damage, changes in our hormones or inflammation. While dermatologists can help us pinpoint the reason the changes in skin tone not everyone can has access to professional evaluations - especially if the concerns are purely cosmetic.
Luckily, there are plenty of affordable products you can try at home to help minimize the appearance of dark spots, including one Amazon product that's a shopper favourite.
SHOP IT: Amazon, $15 (originally $18)
What is it?
Evagloss's Dark Spot Serum is a face and body serum that helps reduce the appearance of dark spots and uneven skin tone using kojic acid - a skin-brightening ingredient that's naturally-derived from mushrooms. Kojic acid helps to promote melanin production to treat dark spots or discolouration that's considered more gentle than a skin-bleaching agent like hydroquinone, which is typically found in prescription creams and products.
The Dark Spot Serum is safe for all skin types, including sensitive or oily skin, and should be used under a moisturizer with SPF.
What people are saying
Evagloss's affordable serum is ranked as Amazon's choice for dark spot correctors and currently has a 4.5-starrating based on nearly 1,000 customer reviews. Shoppers with even the most sensitive skin types have said they've been able to use the Dark Spot Serum without any issues or breakouts.
"My skin is usually extremely reactive to most active ingredients like acids, vitamin C serums, even niacinamide and sunscreens, so I was worried this was going to cause irritation. I bought it because I've been getting pretty bad sun spots and melasma after hitting 30. I also have contact dermatitis, but this was so gentle!" one Amazon shopper wrote. "I wasn’t expecting it to be so gentle; there was no burning and no tingling. I applied it to my spots [before bed] and there was no redness or peeling in the morning which happens to me even with things as gentle as The Ordinary’a Alpha Arbutin. My skin feels a lot calmer and smoother, too. I'm wondering how to incorporate this with other actives into my routine but so far so good! It's definitely a lot kinder to your skin than kojic acid bar soaps since it doesn’t strip the skin of moisture."
According to reviews, a bottle typically lasts a month when you apply the serum twice a day as recommended. Depending on your skincare concerns, it may take some time to see noticeable results for dark spots; shoppers have noticed results after a month of consistent use.
"This product is the best! I’ve been trying to remove a particularly annoying dark spot on my face for years. Unsuccessful efforts have included expensive creams, lotions and gels as well as two different dermatologists, one of which was a department head operating out of a highly regarded hospital, using technical treatments," another wrote. "This serum has shown promise within one month of use."
If you're looking for a gentle way to improve the overall appearance of your skin tone and target hyperpigmentation without resorting to prescription products, the Evagloss Dark Spot Serum might be for you.
At only $15, the serum is a low-risk investment that can help target problem areas which can help you achieve healthy and radiant looking skin.
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.