Up until a few months ago, I was somewhat lazy with my skincare. Don’t get me wrong – I always take my makeup off at the end of the day and never skimp on moisturiser or sunscreen. But I wasn’t really using anything effective to target dark spots left behind by breakouts. More than fine lines or the breakouts themselves, this is my main concern. At the beginning of this year, however, I discovered a skincare product which has made a HUGE difference. It’s the Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Corrector, and it is a gamechanger.
According to Kiehl’s, this product is “designed to visibly improve skin clarity while addressing the appearance of dark spots, discolouration and pigmentation”. It is formulated with white birch, peony extracts and something called ‘Activated C’, which Kiehl’s says is a Vitamin C derivative.
The serum is lightweight and has a light, pleasant fragrance which smells like lavendar. I don’t find it greasy at all, but it still spreads really well on the skin. This means you only need a little amount to cover quite a large area. I don’t use it all over my face (although you certainly can), but just on the spots I’m targeting. The best part is that it doesn’t leave any residue behind.
How to use
I use this serum twice a day on freshly-cleansed skin. As I said before, it is easily absorbed so I don’t have to wait too long to put on my moisturiser right after. And because it’s targeting dark spots, I make sure to always put on sunscreen to make sure that my skin is protected and to maximise the effectiveness of the serum.
After using this product twice a day every day for the last 12 weeks, I can honestly say that it has made my skin look so much better. I spoke about it back in my skincare post in January, but it had only been a couple of weeks. Now that I’ve had a chance to give it a proper go, the results are clearly visible. It’s not an overnight-miracle worker, but it doesn’t claim to be. My dark spots, which hung around for months after a breakout, are fading twice as fast. The skin it leaves behind is smooth and soft, and that is really important. A lot of products claim to fade marks but they can often be harsh, drying or stripping. This is none of those things – just a really effective, solid serum.
So would I buy this again? Absolutely! It retails for £37.00, so it is on the pricey side. But it lasts a long time, and it works, so I would have no qualms about repurchasing this little wonder.
You can buy it here.
I hope you found this post useful! Have you tried this serum? Do you have any other skincare recommendations? I’d love to know, so please leave a comment!