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How To Find the Right Dark Spot Corrector

Posted by Porcelana Staff on

Have you ever searched for something online, and been intimidated by how many results show up? Or what about going to the store, and seeing shelf after shelf of similar products? It can be a little difficult to know what makes one product different from another, or which is the best, or which one is the greatest value. Cosmetic and skin care products are no different - there are dozens (if not hundreds!) of options out there, and how can you possible know which is right for you? To help, we’ve compiled a list of things you should consider when shopping for dark spot correctors to put in your skin care routine.


Question 1: Is it effective? 

This is arguably the most important question you can ask when you’re hoping to achieve a specific goal (in this case, lightening dark spots or evening your skin tone). While some solutions out there involve lemons, oranges, or aloe vera, they have varying degrees of effectiveness, and you might waste a lot of time waiting for results. Hydroquinone is the only FDA-approved skin lightening agent, and it can be found in 2% solutions over-the-counter. It works by inhibiting the enzymes that create melanin, which darkens skin. If you’ve heard some negative things about hydroquinone, you can read more about it here. In any case, look for this active ingredient if your goal is to lighten dark spots or even out your skin tone.

Question 2: Is it reasonably priced? 

Can you believe there are dark spot correctors on the market for more than $100?!? While that may or may not be in your budget, do you really want to pay for unicorn tears and fairy dust? Who knows whether it works or not, but that may be too high a price to pay to find out. Decide what your budget is beforehand, and search within it. Another thing to look at is how much dark spot corrector is in the jar, and how long you can expect it to last. These two ladies are reviewing a face cream with dark spot corrector that lasted more than seven months...that’s a deal!

Question 3: What ingredients are inside? 

Make sure that what you’re buying is appropriate for what you are trying to accomplish. If you’re trying to even out skin tone or lighten dark spots, check for hydroquinone. If you’re looking for a day cream, make sure there is sunscreen. If you have dry skin, you’ll want to check for moisturizers ( avocado oil is an excellent option).

Question 4: Is the face cream readily available? 

Do you have the option of ordering online and going to your neighborhood retailer? This might not be a huge deal to you, but it is nice to know that if you forget to pack your face cream on vacation, you’ll be able to pick up a replacement pretty easily.

Well, those are four questions you should ask yourself when you’re looking for a dark spot corrector. If you’ve spent a lot of time in the sun, or have naturally uneven skin, you may want to consider making a dark spot corrector part of your skin care routine. We hope you enjoyed this blog, and that it helps you narrow down your choices! Of course, feel free to check out Porcelana’s day and night creams to see if they’re right for you!