Each person strives to look as attractive as possible — this allows you to feel more confident, like the opposite sex, and so on. However, natural beauty is not given by nature to everyone. Often, even the most pleasant face becomes much worse due to the appearance of age spots. In the mildest cases, it is possible to get rid of them completely, but if they are very noticeable, then you can lighten them, make them less conspicuous.
Fortunately, pharmacies have a wide selection of specialized products to combat such skin defects. With their help, you can make the skin more even, restore it to a healthy and natural shade. Choosing the most suitable composition is not as easy as it might seem at first glance — you should definitely consult with a specialist (dermatologist). We tried to make this problem easier for you and rank the best remedies for age spots. In this review, we will analyze in detail the beneficial properties of the most popular compounds, as well as talk about the principles of their work, and pay attention to factors important when choosing.
How to choose the right remedy for age spots?
The compositions are available in the form of creams, liquids for washing and so on. The principle of action for all is approximately the same — they actively affect the skin-coloring pigment. To do this, the product must contain a special chemical compound that will act on red or brown.
As a rule, the following compounds act as such substances — arbutin, gluconic and ascorbic acids. The first is of natural origin, as it is produced from bearberry leaves. The compound is characterized by a gentle effect on the skin, quickly copes with age spots of any color. Gluconic acid is a waste product of jellyfish. It is usually included in brightening ointments, as it provides a good whitening effect. Ascorbic acid has a restorative effect — it allows the epidermis to return to its original state, which could be disturbed during the use of bleaching compounds.
Of course, one should not expect an instant effect from the use of these compositions. Some people, after the first manifestations of a positive effect, interrupt or change the remedy. However, it should be remembered that in order to consolidate the result, treatment should continue for at least one month. The first positive moments are noticeable after about a week of regular use.
On sale there are products for age spots, which, in addition to their main function, are able to smooth out small wrinkles, help get rid of inflammatory processes, for example, acne. It should also be borne in mind that each remedy has certain contraindications — in order not to make the skin condition worse, you should first consult with your doctor, and then see if side effects occur. If they are absent, then the composition can continue to be used.
Lightening agents allow you to get rid of such an unpleasant phenomenon as skin hyperpigmentation, to cope with freckles, lentigo (the so-called flat spots that occur as a result of regular exposure to the sun). When we chose the compositions to be included in our rating, then, first of all, we were guided by how effective the chosen remedy was. In addition, user reviews and product value for money were taken into account. We tried to make an overview from not very expensive means — so each of our readers will be able to choose the composition for themselves not only in terms of its functionality, but also in terms of accessibility.
3. Vitex Ideal Whitening
This line was created in order to return the surface of the skin to a radiant whiteness. Pharmacists, together with cosmetologists, were able to develop the latest technology for “smart” skin lightening. It works as follows: the active substances contained in the cream independently determine the pigmented areas that need clarification, the effect is on them. The patented Dermawhite component is used here, which is an absolutely natural complex that contains the leaves of Walteria indica, as well as citric and ferulic acid. Another active ingredient is Lumiskin, which is extracted from the bark of the Boldo tree, which grows only in Chile. Both of these components are well balanced, complement and reinforce each other’s action. The effectiveness of the cream is noticeable after about 10 days after the first application, and the greatest positive result is seen after a month of daily use.
With each passing day, age spots become lighter, skin tone evens out, and the surface itself acquires a natural shine and radiance. The lactic acid present in the composition removes dead cells without violating the protective functions of the skin. UV filters minimize the negative effects of sunlight exposure, which often cause age spots. Rice powder removes harmful substances from the skin and thoroughly cleans the pores from bacteria.
- Acceptable cost;
- Reliably protects from the sun;
- Fairly quickly lightens age spots;
- Pleasant aroma;
- Optimal consistency — easy to apply, does not drip, economical consumption.
- Not too suitable for oily skin.
Vitex Ideal Whitening
2. KORA Phytocosmetics
Domestic production, which allows to provide a very long-lasting effect from daily use. It is unlikely that it will be possible to completely remove age spots with the help of such a composition, but it is quite possible to lighten them and make them practically invisible. The active ingredients contained in this cream have a direct effect on the production of melanin, which leads to a decrease in hyperpigmentation. If you apply the cream every morning or evening, the complexion quickly evens out, existing pigment spots become lighter, and new ones do not appear. In addition to such cosmetic effects, the cream has a healing and regenerating effect. It is able to improve the general condition of the skin, reliably protect it from the negative effects of toxins, free radicals and ultraviolet rays.
The drug is able to penetrate deep into the structure of the skin, restore water balance and stabilize metabolic processes at the cellular level. The consistency of the cream is soft — it is very easy to apply to the skin, after absorption there is no feeling of tightness, and a film does not form on the face. The composition is perfect for all skin types, it is also able to regulate the production of sebum, thereby relieving the face of an unhealthy oily sheen. The composition does not contain parabens and sulfates, there are only natural substances.
- An excellent tool for general skin healing;
- The cream is able to penetrate deep into the dermis, moisturize it;
- After absorption, no film is formed.
- It whitens thoroughly, but it will not work to completely get rid of age spots with the help of this composition.
1. Uriage Depiderm
Suitable for people over 30 years old, the cream is able to actively fight pigmentation of any kind, including post-acne. It moisturizes the skin well, returns them a healthy glow and radiance. Should be applied before bed. The powerful patented Cx complex is used as the main active ingredient here, which, together with exfoliating components, quickly corrects even the most noticeable spots. Also, the cream acts as a prophylactic, preventing the formation of new skin defects. In addition, it has high antioxidant, brightening, soothing and moisturizing characteristics, and prevents the occurrence of inflammatory processes.
Optimal for any skin type — has no contraindications and side effects. The texture is melting, the cream is quickly distributed over the surface of the skin, after absorption there is no feeling of tightness, the consumption of the composition is economical — one jar is enough for several months of daily use. Perfume fragrance is not provided here, so the cream has no smell at all. The microrelief of the skin is leveled very quickly, small wrinkles are smoothed out.
- Has no foreign smell;
- Suitable for all skin types;
- economically spent;
- Able to deal with fine wrinkles and other skin defects;
- Reliably protects against UV rays and free radicals.
- Quite expensive;
- Suitable for people over 30 years old.
3. Floresan White Linen
An original whitening mask with a sufficiently deep effect, which contains a complete complex of fruit acids, as well as vitamin C. It provides care for skin with increased pigmentation. The composition of the product is unique, it is additionally enriched with natural extracts of parsley and cucumber. The skin is quickly and visibly lightened, age spots become smaller. Flaxseed oil fills the integument with nutrients, making the complexion even and the skin smoother. The effect of the application is noticeable approximately a week after use, depending on how problematic the skin is. Apply the mask only on a clean face. Distribute it over the surface in an even layer, you can also treat the skin of the neck. Withstand for 15-20 minutes, the remains of the composition are removed with a soft damp cloth.
The products are intended exclusively for mature skin, during exposure, a slight tingling sensation may be felt on the face. Active substances reduce the production of melanin, penetrate deep into the pores, cleansing them well and killing pathogens. Green tea extract has a calming effect, helps reduce inflammation, and with regular use, get rid of them altogether. The mask has a subtle perfume smell that disappears almost instantly.
- Available in large tubes, which last for a long time;
- Pleasant and delicate texture, weak perfume aroma;
- Lightens age spots, actively nourishes the skin, softens it;
- Acceptable cost.
- When used, a tingling or tingling sensation is felt;
- To consolidate the positive effect, you will have to use for a long time.
Floresan White Linen
2. Mizon Good Night White Sleeping Mask
It has a very light composition, which contains a soothing lavender extract, which gives the mask a gentle and very pleasant aroma. It also promotes long and restful sleep. Skin care is done directly during the rest. The action of the mask is aimed at smoothing and improving the tone of the face. The skin becomes lighter, saturated with the necessary amount of moisture. The active complex of natural ingredients at night starts regenerative processes in the skin. They are able to stimulate the production of collagen, which is responsible for skin elasticity. With the help of a mask, it is possible to cope with small and medium wrinkles, make the pores narrower. This will prevent the development of pathogens in them. The mask is designed for all skin types, but it is best suited for people with tired and dull skin, as well as those who have an uneven complexion. Well suited for problematic and sensitive skin, especially if the skin is prone to inflammation, irritation and peeling.
The composition is applied to a clean face and neck, after which it is necessary to wait until it is completely absorbed. Then you can go to bed, you do not need to wash off the product — in the morning its remnants will go away during washing. The effect of the application is achieved after about a week to ten days of daily use.
- A large number of active substances;
- Copes well with weak and medium pigmentation;
- Quickly smoothes wrinkles;
- Saturates even the inner layers of the skin with a sufficient amount of moisture;
- Makes pores narrower;
- Gives the skin a natural matte shine;
- Suitable for all types of covers.
- It will not cope with pronounced age spots.
Mizon Good Night White Sleeping Mask
1. Premium Professional Intensive
It was developed specifically for home use, but many beauty salons have adopted it. In general, the composition allows you to provide professional care for problem skin. After the entire course of treatment has been completed, even the most pronounced age spots become paler and less noticeable by about half. The products also combine high efficiency, decent quality and affordable price. The mask is domestically produced, and the cost of foreign analogues will be about two to three times higher. The complex of patented natural ingredients contained here has a fast brightening effect. With its help, it is possible to successfully deal with pigmentation disorders of the skin of various kinds — chloasma, pigment and stagnant spots. The mask proved to be excellent in the fight against such a widespread phenomenon as freckles.
The product is produced in a plastic tube, the dispenser here is pump-action — the consumption of the product is economical, one package is enough for a long time. The mask is of medium density, has a white color. Its texture is more like a cream — it is homogeneous, lays on the skin very easily. It is absolutely not necessary to apply the composition to the entire face, you can limit yourself to only one problem area. The mask should be used at least twice a week — only in this case it will be possible to achieve a positive result. The full course of treatment includes from 15 to 20 procedures, in the future it can be repeated.
- Low price;
- High efficiency;
- Can only be used on the problem area;
- Convenient packaging and economical consumption;
- The composition contains only natural ingredients.
- The result appears more slowly than we would like.
Premium Professional Intensive
4. LIBREDERM B3+BRG
According to the manufacturer of this composition, this serum is a multifunctional bio-optimizer that allows you to even out skin tone. Due to special biologically active additives, melanin production is reduced by 31%, which makes the complexion uniform and natural. If you use the product daily for a month, you will be able to significantly reduce the pigmented areas, make the spots themselves much lighter. Skin pores narrow, inflamed and reddened areas disappear. The serum bottle is equipped with a vacuum dispenser. The product can be applied not to the entire surface of the skin of the face, but to the most problematic areas. The texture of the serum is homogeneous, more like a cream. The composition itself is very light, quickly distributed over the skin. Absorbs into it almost instantly. There are no traces or film after application.
The aroma of the serum is light and very pleasant, with pronounced cosmetic notes. After absorption, it ceases to be felt. Apply to pigmented areas of clean and dry skin. It is advisable to use before going to bed, as this composition is not suitable as a basis for cosmetics. The manufacturer recommends using it in conjunction with a brightening cream for two to three months.
- Leaves no trace behind;
- Easy to apply and spread over the surface of the skin;
- Has an excellent moisturizing effect;
- Fairly quickly lightens age spots;
- The skin takes on a fresh and rested appearance;
- Does not cause allergic reactions;
- Nice texture.
- High price.
3. MESOPHARM BRILLIANCE SERUM
It is a highly active fluid, characterized by a directed action and intended for active skin care. It successfully fights age spots, does not allow the negative effects of free radicals. The composition contributes to a significant acceleration of the processes of renewal of skin cells both on the surface and in the deep layers. Serum slows down the aging process that develops as a result of active exposure to ultraviolet rays on the integument. Wrinkles are smoothed out, and the complexion becomes even, a healthy matte shine appears. In addition, this remedy strengthens the walls of blood vessels, starting from microscopic capillaries, which reduces the manifestations of rosacea. As one of the active agents, a complex of ceramides 1, 3 and 6 is used here, which, together with phytosphingosine and cholesterol, quickly restore the protective qualities of the skin, make the stratum corneum of the epidermis intact.
With their help, the feeling of dryness and tightness of the face disappears, the number of redness and inflamed areas decreases, the skin stops flaking. Oligosaccharide alpha-glucan affects the pH level, bringing it back to normal, prevents the development of pathogenic microflora in the pores of the skin. Plant extracts are aimed at whitening — gingko biloba, soy, Brazilian ginseng, olive leaves. Vitamin C makes age spots lighter. It is worth noting that the form of this vitamin that is resistant to oxidative processes is used here. This allows it to penetrate deep into the skin and nourish it from within, stimulating collagen production. Serum is applied to thoroughly cleansed skin about two to three hours before bedtime, it is not required to wash it off.
- The composition is saturated with useful substances;
- Very convenient packaging with a dispenser;
- economical consumption;
- The skin becomes much more beautiful just a week after using the serum.
- In some cases, allergic reactions may occur.
MESOPHARM BRILLIANCE SERUM
2. FILORGA PIGMENT-PERFECT DARK SPOT CORRECTOR SERUM
Designed for absolutely all skin types, in terms of its positive effect it is quite capable of competing with laser procedures, peeling and IPL-therapy. The serum is characterized by a directed action in the fight against age spots, allowing you to almost completely get rid of old ones and preventing the appearance of new ones. According to the results of clinical studies, after a full course of treatment, age spots decrease by almost 90%, the complexion becomes noticeably better, the skin begins to truly shine. One of the key active ingredients in this serum is hop extract. It regulates the production of melanin, reducing the visibility of age spots.
Plant extract helps to prevent the skin from developing defects caused by oxidative stress, which are formed under the action of active radicals. This serum can be used as a main treatment or before applying a day or night cream. In general, pigmented areas are treated with it twice a day — in the morning and in the evening, applied exclusively to clean skin, devoid of cosmetics. It is permissible to use the composition as a restorative agent after laser procedures or peeling. For optimal effect, serum is applied for 12 weeks. After that, they take a break for one week, and use the composition for another month to consolidate the effect.
- It has a complex effect on age spots of various nature;
- Can be used as a restorative agent;
- Evens out the tone of the face;
- Minor expense.
- Despite the fact that the positive effect appears quickly enough, the remedy must be used for a very long time, otherwise the pigmentation may again be disturbed;
- High price.
FILORGA PIGMENT-PERFECT DARK SPOT CORRECTOR SERUM
1. CAUDALIE VINOPERFECT
The leaders of this section of our review of the best remedies for age spots turned out to be truly cult products, which are recognized by women in many countries. The composition is very useful in the fight against age spots. They can be eliminated completely and forever. It is suitable for absolutely all skin types, including the most sensitive skins. Serum will not cause an allergic reaction, in addition, it has an invigorating and very pleasant grassy smell. It quickly disappears, but it is possible to catch in it gentle notes of orange tree leaves, mint, watermelon, cedar flowers.
Here, the function of the most active substance is performed by viniferin — the original ingredient, which was patented by the manufacturer. Its key purpose is to quickly fight age spots. It is several tens of times more effective than vitamin C and other similar compounds used in violation of melanin production. Almost all the substances that make up whey are of natural origin. There are no fats in the composition, in addition, the products are not photosensitive. There are no parabens, phthalates, oils of mineral origin.
- A very popular remedy both in our country and abroad;
- Almost completely natural composition;
- Pleasant invigorating smell;
- economically spent;
- Does not cause allergies, does not create a feeling of dryness or irritation.
- One of the most expensive products on the market.
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Our ranking of the best remedies for age spots is over. As you can see, it includes both domestic and imported products. We hope that the review turned out to be useful for you, and you were able to choose the most optimal composition for yourself. If you still have some questions about a particular tool, then you can always get clarifications through the comments on this article.