An uneven complexion is one of the most common skincare conundrums. Whether it’s caused by leftover acne spots or brand-new freckles, hyperpigmentation is as persistent as it is difficult to treat. Our advice? Reach for a serum before you max out your concealer.

Anyone with an acne-ridden, sun-exposed past should own a spot-correcting serum (or two). These formidable facial treatments are like regular correctors but on steroids. Infused with potent skin-brightening properties, they even out your skin tone and fade dark spots once and for all. Here are six to sample!

1. Banila Co. It Radiant Brightening Oil, P1,215
Known for fading acne marks, this illuminating oil also cares for the skin’s natural moisture balance. And it’s a true multitasker: once your spots have diminished, you can use the oil to treat split ends and condition your cuticles!

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2. C20 Original Pure Vitamin C20 Serum, P899
This bestselling serum relies solely on the power of Vitamin C. No, really—it contains 40 times more Vitamin C than an orange! Expect nothing less than a radiant complexion that only gets better with time.

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3. It’s Skin Power 10 Formula WH Effector, on sale at P390 (limited time only)
The active ingredients in this little vial are arbutin and morus alba. This unstoppable combo yields a fairer face in no time! Plus, it’s free of alcohol and colorants—a win-win for acne-prone and sensitive skin.

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4. Leiania House of Beauty Vit C & E Collagen Serum Concentrate, on sale at P138 (limited time only)
This concentrate relies on Vitamins C and E to save your skin. It tackles multiple imperfections—acne scars, sun spots, even wrinkles—and leaves you with a clearer countenance.

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5. Pink Beautiq International Ultra Strength Whitening Serum, P599
This cocktail of brightening actives loosens up stubborn hyperpigmentation. But its effects go above and beyond, mind you, like acne prevention and control over future spot formation.

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6. Dear Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin C Serum, P1,200
This SoKo staple is gentle enough to be used every day. Like many spot-correcting serums, its hero ingredient is Vitamin C, supplemented by a hefty amount of antioxidants.

Shop it here.

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