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The 9 Best Dark Spot Remover Serums To Brighten Up A Too-Sunkissed Face

Summer means long days spent outdoors and extra doses of vitamin D. But as delightful as sunny, clear days may be, they can turn sour in the event of a sunburn or a few unwanted freckles. You may remember your hat and sunscreen 99% of the time, but everyone has the occasional slip-up. If a day in the sun has given you a few more sun kisses than you'd like, try one of these nine sun spot-fading treatments. The best part this roundup? Both customer reviews and yours truly give them an A+ for effectiveness.

Kiehl's Since 1851 Clearly Corrective Skin Brightening Exfoliator

Kiehl’s Since 1851 Clearly Corrective Skin Brightening Exfoliator, $29, Nordstrom

I can’t think of a single Kiehl’s product which I dislike, but this brightening exfoliator is a godsend for those who seek clearer, more even-toned skin.

Estee Lauder Idealist Even Skintone Illuminator

Estee Lauder Idealist Even Skintone Illuminator, $57, Macy's

This lightweight serum is a classic for a reason: Its formula is suitable for most skin types, and it gives your face a subtle dewiness as it does its work.

Ren Skincare Radiance Perfection Serum, 30ml

Ren Skincare Radiance Perfection Serum, $55, Net-A-Porter

Ren is favored by fashion industry professionals thanks to its gentle but effective formulas, and this radiance-inducing serum is one of the best in the line.

Aveeno Positively Radiant Skincare Targeted Tone Corrector

Aveeno Positively Radiant Skincare Targeted Tone Corrector, $8, Amazon

I am personally inclined to try anything Jennifer Aniston claims gives her such a clear, radiant complexion, especially when it’s from a brand I already love. The Aveeno Positively Radiant line is gentle, effective, and keeps combination skin in check.

Clarins Brightening Hydrating Day Lotion SPF 20

Clarins Brightening Hydrating Day Lotion SPF 20, $84, Saks Fifth Avenue

At the insistence of a salesman who adored this Clarins Day Lotion, I took home a sample and was quite literally stunned by the results. As an added bonus, there is sunscreen built right into the formula so you don’t lose the product’s magical effects.

Lancer Fade Serum Intense

Lancer Fade Serum Intense, $225, N ordstrom

This product may be new to the market, but its high-powered ingredients are bound to make it into a consumer favorite in no time. Not only do spots fade, but the serum also keeps acne at bay for those with combination skin.

Giorgio Armani Luminessence Dark Spot Corrector Lotion

Giorgio Armani Luminessence Dark Spot Corrector Lotion, $90, Saks Fifth Avenue

There’s a reason why beauty junkies cheer whenever Giorgio Armani debuts a new product — each one is better than the last. Armani’s newest addition, the Dark Spot Corrector Lotion, gives skin a brighter finish starting with the first use.

Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum

Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum, $79, Net-A-Porter

Caudalie’s Vinoperfect Radiance Serum singlehandedly lightened my years of accumulated freckles into a more delicate smattering within several months of loyal usage.

Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector

Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector, $29, Amazon

Clinique’s revamped Even Better Spot Corrector is a customer favorite, and the results speak for themselves.

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