As we age, we experience different changes in our skin. For some people, this shows up as dark spots or discoloration stemming from time spent in the sun or stubborn acne marks that won't go away. Whatever the case, there's bright news ahead: Certain ingredients like vitamin C have been shown to visibly fade dark spots with continued use.
Though we're spoiled for choices these days, our latest go-to vitamin C pick is Biossance's new Squalane + Vitamin C Dark Spot Serum.
The clean formula features 10 percent vitamin C, which inhibits your skin's melanin production (aka the cause of discoloration like dark spots and hyperpigmentation) and is the first-of-its-kind thanks to a proprietary white shiitake mushroom extract that starts degrading dark spots immediately.
Add to that a pinch of licorice root extract (another skin brightener) and the brand's signature sugarcane-derived squalane, which hydrates skin, and you get faster results without the irritation that sometimes comes with other vitamin C serums. With consistent use, you'll get a more even-toned complexion overall and prevent future spots from forming altogether.
Plus, the lightweight and fragrance-free formula is easy to layer under other products and can be used morning and evening to keep your skin clear and bright. (It's no wonder JVN is also a fan.)