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Curology Dark Spot Serum with Niacinamide, Glycolic Acid and Kojic Acid - 1 fl oz

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$22.99 when purchased online

About this item

Highlights

  • Fade the appearance of discoloration, stubborn dark spots, & post-acne marks
  • Formulated with 5 dark spot-fighting, clinically tested ingredients
  • Daily discoloration serum made for all skin types
  • Dermatologist designed & tested to be non-comedogenic
  • Fragrance-free, sulfate-free & paraben-free
  • 100% vegan, cruelty-free & Leaping Bunny Certified

Description

Visibly brighten and smooth the look of uneven complexion with Curology’s Dark Spot Serum. This gentle, fast-absorbing, milky serum is formulated with our blend of 5 clinically tested, dark spot-fighting acids and antioxidants that zero in on the appearance of discoloration, stubborn spots, and post-acne marks, while helping soothe and support your skin’s barrier.

Our Dark Spot Serum features a unique blend of brightening niacinamide and our Discoloration Fading Complex, which includes glycolic acid, tranexamic acid, kojic acid, and licorice root extract. Together, this blend of ingredients helps visibly fade discoloration at every stage, from soothing inflammation to visibly brightening uneven skin tone.

How to use: After washing with our Gentle or Acne Cleanser, apply Dark Spot Serum evenly to the face, avoiding the eye area. Apply to neck and chest, as needed—slight tingling or redness upon applying can be normal. Follow with our Gel or Cream Moisturizer. If you apply the Dark Spot Serum in the morning, follow with our Everyday Sunscreen to help minimize sun sensitivity and exposure to UV rays. Reminder: Since sunscreen cannot prevent all harm from UV rays, always carry extra protection like a hat and shades
Scent: Unscented
Health Facts: Vegan
Product Form: Serum
Beauty Purpose: Tone Correction, Color Correction, Skin Tone Improvement
Recommended Skin Type: Normal, Combination, Acne-Prone, Oily
TCIN: 89146648
UPC: 850039766633
Item Number (DPCI): 037-12-7532
Origin: Made in the USA and Imported
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Ingredients:

water, propanediol, caprylic/capric triglyceride, isodecyl neopentanoate, niacinamide, glycolic acid, diheptyl succinate, tranexamic acid, glycerin, capryloyl glycerin/sebacic acid copolymer, pentylene glycol, magnesium aluminum silicate, kojic dipalmitate, sodium hydroxide, xanthan gum, polyglyceryl-10 laurate, tocopheryl acetate, tetrasodium glutamate diacetate, hydroxyacetophenone, sclerotium gum, lecithin, polyglyceryl-10 myristate, pullulan, caprylyl glycol, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) root extract, sodium acetylated hyaluronate, sodium hyaluronate, sodium hyaluronate crosspolymer, hydrolyzed sodium hyaluronate, ethylhexylglycerin

Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 4.34 inches length x 1.57 inches width x 1.54 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.25 pounds

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Q: What's the % of actives in this product?

submitted by Screen name - 6 months ago
  • A: The Dark Spot Serum features a blend of 4% glycolic acid, 3% tranexamic acid, 1% kojic acid, and 5% niacinamide that zeros in on discoloration, stubborn dark spots, and post-acne marks. It also contains soothing ingredients like aloe and vitamin E that soothe and support your skin’s barrier.

    submitted byCurology Success Team - 6 months ago
    Brand expert

Q: Does this cause purging? Been using niacinamide for a while but switched to this mixture and have been breaking out.

submitted by dragonslayerhj - 2 months ago
  • A: The Dark Spot Serum is made without pore-clogging ingredients and is tested to be non-comedogenic. We do not expect it to worsen acne or cause breakouts.

    submitted byCurology Success Team - 2 months ago
    Brand expert

Q: Can this be used in the daytime in conjunction with Curology tretetoin formula at night?

submitted by RPJ3 - 3 months ago
  • A: Yes! If you apply the Dark Spot Serum in the morning, follow with our Everyday Sunscreen to help minimize sun sensitivity and exposure to UV rays. Reminder: Since sunscreen cannot prevent all harm from UV rays, always carry extra protection like a hat and shades. For additional advice on your routine with your personalized prescription Curology formula, please reach out to your licensed dermatology provider.

    submitted byCurology Success Team - 3 months ago
    Brand expert

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4.7 out of 5 stars with 400 reviews
95% would recommend
334 recommendations
effectiveness: 4.63 out of 5
quality: 4.75 out of 5
value: 4.74 out of 5

Skeptical of product so far

1 out of 5 stars
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Joce - 1 month ago, Verified purchaser
I am not paid for reviews nor was I "gifted curology" for my review. I say that so you know my review is honest!!! I've been using this product in hopes of fading dark spots/hyperpigmentation. I use the entire collection to see if it'll make a difference. It has been 1 month & 1 week with no change. I honestly feel most of the 5 star reviews for this product is from people who have been "gifted curology." I plan to use for 2 additional months(3 total)to see if that will make a difference.
effectiveness: 1 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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Dark Spots

5 out of 5 stars
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Fay - 1 month ago, Verified purchaser
10/10 I don’t normally write reviews but this serum really helped brighten my skin & removed dark spots in a week. I wish there was a bigger bottle but I definitely recommend!
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
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Wonderful product that works

5 out of 5 stars
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Tasha - 2 months ago
I bought this product to get rid of three very dark almost black acne marks, one that was caused by excessive picking. They had been on my face for three months and I thought they would naturally fade with time, but they didn’t. I have been using this product in the morning and at night for three weeks. My two darkest marks have faded to an unnoticeable (to others) light brown and the other is completely gone. I do think in another week or two the other marks will be gone as well. I experienced no irritation, dryness, or tingling while using this product. I still have half a bottle left, so I should finish this product up in another month. If you are someone wanting instant results, this product is not for you. For those with patience and can stay consistent, I would highly recommend. It’s a good quality product and is nicely priced.
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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Sticky

4 out of 5 stars
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momo - 4 months ago, Verified purchaser
A little sticky but doesnt break me out
value: 5 out of 5
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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Sensitive skin looking to diminish spots

4 out of 5 stars
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Dani - 4 months ago
What intrigued me about this product is its unique combination of five ingredients aimed at tackling dark spots. Due to my sensitive skin, it's crucial to me that it's devoid of fragrance and parabens. After incorporating it into my skincare routine for a couple of weeks, my skin appears to be responding positively. I'm eagerly anticipating how it will further diminish existing spots in approximately six weeks. *gifted by Curology.
effectiveness: 4 out of 5
value: 4 out of 5
quality: 3 out of 5
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Addressing sun spots

4 out of 5 stars
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Dani - 4 months ago
My skin tone is generally even, but I've been focusing on addressing sunspots lately. What caught my attention about this product is its blend of five different ingredients specifically targeting dark spots. Given my sensitive skin, it's important to me that it's fragrance-free and paraben-free. After a few weeks of use, my skin seems to be handling it well, and I've noticed a reduction in new spots forming. I'm eager to see how it improves existing spots after around six weeks. *gifted by Curology
effectiveness: 4 out of 5
quality: 3 out of 5
value: 4 out of 5
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gentle, affordable, easily accessible

5 out of 5 stars
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yb - 4 months ago
Gifted by curology in exchange for an honest review. I struggle with hyperpigmentation and I was looking for a gentle dermatologist approved skincare product that was easily accessible. This checked all the boxes and i love it so far
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Great Ingredients!

4 out of 5 stars
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sarahjsee - 5 months ago
Corrective serums are my absolute favorite part of my routine and dark spots have always been my pain point as an early freckler and now late 30s adult fight against the time. I’m also an esthetician and unfortunately have not been able to use this long enough to give a full review - I’m very impressed with the ingredient deck on this serum. It includes not one, not two, but 4 + pigment inhibiting ingredients. For the price point, this is an absolute win! Gifted by Curology
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Amazing for my acne scars

5 out of 5 stars
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Riri - 5 months ago
I received the Dark Spot Serum gifted by Curology and it has been great for my acne scars. It has helped lighten them and it has worked wonder for dark spots too! Highly recommend this product for your routine!
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Great serum!

5 out of 5 stars
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Sharissa - 5 months ago
I’ve been loving this serum for the dark spots on my chin. After incorporating this into my routine and consistently using everyday, I’ve already seen a major difference in my skin. The spots are fading. I always use sunscreen too so that helped even more together with this serum. My skin looks 10x better now. Gifted by curology.
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Great Serum!

5 out of 5 stars
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Ally - 5 months ago
I have been using this product for 2 weeks and have seen such a difference in my skin! I noticed when I had a recent breakout, that the scarring is so much lighter and brighter than before. I think I need to use this product longer for the full effect, but this does better than the Vitamin C product I used to lighten my face. Gifted by Curology!
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Must have serum!

5 out of 5 stars
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Skinlover23 - 5 months ago
I've been using the Curology Dark Spot serum, which was gifted by Curology, for a few weeks now, and I'm genuinely impressed with the results. It has noticeably faded my dark spots and evened out my skin tone without causing any irritation. This serum has become a staple in my skincare routine for its effectiveness and gentle formula.
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Works wonders!

5 out of 5 stars
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Ally R - 5 months ago
I have been using this product for 2 weeks now and have seen such a difference in my skin! I noticed when I had a recent breakout the scarring is so much lighter and brighter than before. I definitely think I need to use longer for the full effect but so far this does better than my vitamin c product I use to lighten my face! Gifted by curology!
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
4 guests found this review helpful. Did you?

Early days, but hopeful for progress

4 out of 5 stars
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Dani - 5 months ago
My skin tone is mostly even, but sunspots are the one area I like to target. I like that this product has five different ingredients for fighting dark spots. Fragrance-free and paraben-feee are a must for me as k have sensitive skin. I have been using this for a couple weeks and so far my skin has tolerated it and I feel it works to keep new spots from forming. I’ll be curious to see the improvements to existing spots around six weeks. *gifted by curology
effectiveness: 4 out of 5
quality: 4 out of 5
value: 4 out of 5
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Great product for dark spots

5 out of 5 stars
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Lu - 5 months ago
Great product! I was gifted by Curology and am pleasantly surprised with it. I have some acne marks on my chin and this product is helping me with those marks. I like how it is thin and hydrating. Definitely adding this to my skincare routine from now on! Very good for dark spots.
effectiveness: 4 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Great improvement!

5 out of 5 stars
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Mandy - 5 months ago
Gifted by Curology for my honest review. I recently tried the dark spot serum and I'm thrilled with the results! After just a few weeks of regular use, I noticed a significant reduction in the appearance of my dark spots. The serum has a lightweight and non-greasy texture, making it easy to incorporate into my skincare routine. I highly recommend it for anyone looking to fade their dark spots and achieve a more even complexion.
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Nice serum

5 out of 5 stars
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aileen - 5 months ago
Gifted by curology. I liked this one. As with all the products in the curology line, this one didn't irritate my skin at all. It was fairly gentle and I felt confident applying it night after night on my face.
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Great Affordable Serum

5 out of 5 stars
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- 5 months ago
I love this dark spot serum by Urology. It's a milky serum but doesn't feel heavy on the skin. It's very hydrating and I love how brightened my skin looks after using this. It's such a great affordable serum and has great ingredients. This was gifted to me.
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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I LOVE IT

5 out of 5 stars
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Liz - 5 months ago
Gifted by Curology, I’ve been using this product for about two weeks. When I tell you I see a whole difference in my skin and dark spots! I use to have dark spots all on my forehead and now they are gone! This stuff is so good for sensitive skin but still works. I recommend
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Great improvement!

5 out of 5 stars
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Mandy - 5 months ago
Gifted by Curology for my honest review. I recently tried this dark spot serum and I'm thrilled with the results! I’ve noticed a reduction in the appearance of my dark spots. The serum has a lightweight and non-greasy texture, making it easy to incorporate into my skincare routine. I highly recommend it for anyone looking to fade their dark spots and achieve a more even complexion.
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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