Instead of using invasive medical technologies (such as lasers) or expensive topical skin medications to treat, fade and brighten skin spots, many individuals are opting to use over-the-counter skin creams and serums. New skin care technology means many consumers have access to clinically-proven skin care products that can reverse the signs of aging and lighten sun spots, age spots and brown liver spots. An added benefit is that many of these products are both budget-friendly and treat other signs of aging, including wrinkles and dull skin.
Not all over-the-counter (OTC) skin care products, creams and serums work the same. To save you valuable time and money, we’ve tested and reviewed some of the most popular skin care products that promise to lighten and fade skin spots. We’ve also ranked these skin care products according to their best use, and weeded out products that are more expensive than they are useful. Try these skin care products before using expensive medical products and see if they effectively treat your skin spots. They worked for us, but your experiences may vary according to your skin type and age.
Best Day Serum for Fading Skin Spots: If you’re looking for a light serum to brighten your complexion, try the Olay Regenerist Daily Regenerating Serum. A potent combination of concentrated Amino-Peptide complex with green tea, allantoin, vitamin B3 and E, and Pro-vitamin B5 quickly and effectively rejuvenates your skin and erases the signs of aging and skin spots. Wear it alone or under make-up, and it’s light enough to wear daily. Because it is silicone-based, individuals wearing the serum will immediately notice smoother skin and smaller pores. Regular usage is recommended, and we noticed improvement in skin tone within a week. For the sensitive skin around your eyes, which are especially prone to sun damage, we suggest the Olay Regenerist Eye Serum. Combine the two, and you are well on your way to flawless, natural beauty.
Best Day Cream with Alpha-Hydroxy Acid: AHA rapidly boosts your skin’s cell turnover, quickly revealing newer and more-perfect skin. Our pick for AHA products is the Neutrogena Healthy Skin Face Lotion (SPF 15). Smooth it on, and the AHAs get right to work (you may feel a slight tingle, which is normal). Vitamins also moisturize your skin while enhancing your complexion. AHAs have a tendency to make your skin more sensitive to sunlight, so stay out of the sun. Thankfully, Neutrogena includes sunscreen mixed in to protect your skin while it regenerates.
Best Night Skin Cream for Lightening Age Spots: Your skin is thirstier at night when cell turnover rates increase and your body begins to repair itself. Help this natural process with a rich moisturizing cream intended for night usage. We love the Neutrogena Ageless Restoratives Anti-Oxidant Moisture Night Cream. Our skin just soaks it up, and you’ll wake up with firmer, brighter skin as the product’s high antioxidant levels repair your skin deep down to smooth away wrinkles. Over time, the cream’s exclusive triple antioxidant blend (including vitamin E and soy isoflavones) reverses free radical damage caused by the sun, including age spots! Continuous use will reveal smooth, even skin tone for only $20 a bottle, which is definitely a price we are willing to pay for healthier skin.