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Top best Korean skin care products treating hyperpigmentation & dark spots

A reader asked me about good quality Korean skin care treating hyperpigmentation & dark spots. Here’s my post sharing some very good and very popular Korean products treating this skin concern.

I can’t find the name of the person who asked me about hyperpigmentation, but if you read this, please write to me so I can give you credit. Well, summer is here and with the sun you easily get increased pigmentation and dark spots (hyperpigmentation). Protect yourself from the sun, which is the number one biggest cause to premature aging, age spots, hyperpigmentation and dark spots. You can also get hyperpigmentation by hormonal imbalance or during pregnancy. Here are my best tips on great and very popular Korean skin care products treating hyperpigmentation, age spots and dark spots.

Top best Korean skin care products treating hyperpigmentation & dark spots skincare from Korea | K-beauty Europe

Korean skin care products treating hyperpigmentation, dark spots, age spots and blemishes are often referred to as “brightening” or “whitening”. It doesn’t mean that you will look like a white ghost or ruin your skin. Whitening in Korea I feel, means new luster and a more even skin tone. So this is not about bleaching your skin with strong corrosive bleaching agents, as many think. These skin care products are gentle and work like any other product. Most of these products also work well treating wrinkles, lines, acne and acne scars. Here are my best tips on good quality Korean skin care treating hyperpigmentation and dark spots.

Korean skin care treating hyperpigmentation & dark spots

Vitamin C serum

Korean vitamin C serums are exfoliating and therefore contributes to a more even skin tone and reduced hyperpigmentation. Vitamin C serums also heals acne scars and treats wrinkles & lines. Natural acids from vitamin C exfoliates the skin, removing dead skin cells at the surface. This allows new fresh skin to form faster, with new glow and a more even complexion. Here are my best tips on good quality vitamin C serums from Korea:
OST Vitamin C20 (concentrated not for sensitive skin)
♥ Wishtrend Pure Vitamin C21.5 Advanced Serum
♥ Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin C Serum (suitable for sensitive skin)

Sun protection & sunscreen SPF

Many of our dark spots, age spots and hyperpigmentation start to show after the age of 30. Much due to a lot of sunbathing at a younger age. By taking care of your skin and protecting it from the harmful sun rays, you can reduce the appearance of age spots and dark spots. Sun protection is also preventing more hyperpigmentation from forming once you’re over 30. Don’t forget to apply sunscreen on the top of your hands too. There are really good sunscreens SPF from Korea that are very light and disappears into the skin. No white cast or stickiness at all. You can hardly feel anything on the skin. Some dry completely matte which means a perfect base for makeup and foundation. Here are my tips on good quality Korean sunscreens for the face:
Missha All-around Safe Block Essence Sun Milk SPF50 PA+++
Innisfree Perfect UV Protection Cream Long Lasting SPF50+
♥ Innisfree Eco Safety Perfect Sunblock

Etude House Sunprise Mild Airy Finish SPF 50+ PA

Other skin care products treating hyperpigmentation and dark spots

There’s a whole range of “brightening” and “whitening” skin care products from Korea that help to reduce age spots, dark spots and hyperpigmentation. Products you can use in your daily skin care routine. Niacinamide and Arbutin are two common ingredients treating hyperpigmentation. Here are my best tips on very popular and good quality products from Korea targeting hyperpigmentation:
It’s Skin Power 10 Formula VC Effector (serum)
Secret Key Snow White Cream
♥ Tony Moly Panda’s Dream White Magic Cream (my review here)
♥ The Sulwhasoo Snowise EX Brightening line
♥ Mizon Good Night White Sleeping Mask

Don’t overuse vitamin C serums. Korean skin care products are often very concentrated and effective. Use in moderation.

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16 thoughts on “Top best Korean skin care products treating hyperpigmentation & dark spots”

    1. Hi Mary, I feel you can incorporate products treating hyperpigmentation like any skin care routine. One should try out acid products like vitamin C serums with caution, maybe try 2-3 times a week for a start and only maximum use once a day. But regular brightening face creams and serums mentioned above is for daily use. SPF is for the morning routine only and should be used every single day to prevent dark spots in the first place <3

  1. I have melasma for long years due to contraceptil pills I took for 10 years.I tried plenty of melasma cream , went to dermatologist, derma etc. It seems nothing work. Can you help me. I heard that Korean products are the best for skin care. At the moment I am doing herbal natural remedies but it take too long to see the result. i am stressful with this highperpigmentation i have. Any suggestions or good safe creams from Korea is highly appreciated.Thank you.Please respond.

    1. Hi Luz,
      I am not a skin therapist, but I will try to help you.
      My best suggestions for brightening Korean skin care is vitamin C serums,
      I like to use them in combination with a healing calming snail cream like the Mizon Black Snail Cream.
      Use vitamin C with caution as they can sting and cause redness.
      Here are some good Korean Vitamin C serums,
      – PURITO Pure Vitamin C Serum (10%)
      – Whishtrend Pure Vitamin C 21,5 Advanced Serum (21,5%)
      – Tiam Signature C Source (30%)
      Other ingredients to look for: vitamin C, licorice-root extract, mulberry extract,
      Hope you find something,
      all the best <3

      1. Hi, I have freckles, melasma for long years. I am 38. Can you help me?? Can you give me Day and night skin care routine???
        with thanks

        1. Hi Kaniz,
          I don’t know if you have normal, dry or oily skin. But for targeting pigmentation I would recommend trying the Missha Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence, a vitamin C serum like Tiam My Signature C Source or Wishtrend Pure Vitamin C 21.5% Advanced Serum. Only use 2-3 drops of the vitamin C serum. Combine those products with a restoring snail cream that is very gentle yet targeting all kinds of skin issues including wrinkles, aging skin and pigmentation. I love the Mizon Black Snail All In One Cream for example. All those products are perfect for mature skin with pigmentation. You could also add a brightening sleeping mask for the night routine like COSRX Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Spa Mask. I hope you find something that works for you <3

  2. Hi. You write beautifully I am a fan. Can you suggest some cruelty free and vegan options for skin care routine for melasma and hyperpigmentation in dry skin? I am struggling since ages. It’s for my mother. I would like to gift this as a routine to her on her birthday. Please help me. I beg you. Thanks in advance.

    1. Thank you Urvi,
      All Korean skin care is cruelty free, but the vegan option is a very good topic.
      Have you tried vitamin C serums targeting spots and pigmentation, the purito one is nice and very affordable too.
      I like to use Vitamin C with healing snail creams (snail creams are not vegan though).
      Maybe the Urang Brightening Blue Oil Serum can be something for you?
      I also like Missha Time Revolution essence + Serum for anti-age (check if that is vegan, I think so, it is based on fermented yeast)
      Happy Vegan offers 100% vegan and cruelty-free products and is registered with the Vegan Society.
      Klairs is all vegan as well I believe.
      Also, check out this post on brightening products, You might find something 🙂

    1. Hi Tshering,
      I like the Tonymoly Panda’s Dream White Magic Cream which is super affordable as well. I also love the Beauty of Joseon Dynasty Cream. A snail cream might be a good option as well, my personal favourite is the Mizon Black All In One Snail Cream.

      Also try adding a brightening serum and a brightening sleeping mask to your skin care routine to maximize the results on pigmentation. For example a vitamin C serum (Purito or whistrend), and maybe the COSRX Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Spa Mask. I also really like Missha Time Revolution First Treatment Essence + Probio Ampoule for brightening, helping cell renewal and make my skin even and fresh looking.

      Go for ingredients like vitamin C, niacinamide, arbutin, aha and retinol.
      I hope you find something that works for your skin.

  3. Hello. Im from Bangladesh. I have acne spot and scar in my face last 6 months. I have dust allergy.and i take medicine regularly. How can i get rid of these scarband spot immediately. Please suggest me.
    With thanks
    Dr Farzana Alam

    1. Hi Dr Farzana Alam,
      I would suggest snail products since you are allergic and might have sensitive skin?
      Snail products are great for healing acne, acne scars and restoring the skin, even out the skin tone and they are also brightening.
      And they do not irritate the skin at all, very gentle!
      Try the Mizon All In One Black Snail Cream, it’s a great one with 90% snail secretion filtrate.
      If you want something stronger, then try spot treatment just on your blemishes using a vitamin C serum,
      the Purito Vitamin C serum is a gentle one.
      Vitamin C is brightening and targeting acne scars, pigmentation and blemishes.
      I hope you find something,
      best regards

  4. Hi I’m African American female 48, I’ve used bleaching creams to correct acne scars. The bleaching creams has left my skin uneven and discoloration has appeared. Will you please recommend a cream that will help me?

    1. Hi Rhonda,
      I am not an expert in discoloration, but I would suggest trying a vitamin C serum + snail products that are both working to promote an even skin tone and surface. Snail products are also healing and restoring the skin.
      I also like the Missha First Treatment Essence + Missha Time Revolution Serum helping cell turnover and targeting wrinkles and age spots.
      Hope that helps,

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