Differin Dark Spot Correcting Serum - 1 fl oz

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About this item

At a glance

Contains Vitamin C
Contains Vitamin C
Non-Comedogenic
Non-Comedogenic
Dermatologist Tested
Dermatologist Tested
Normal Skin
Normal Skin
Acne-Prone Skin
Acne-Prone Skin
Mature Skin
Mature Skin

Highlights

  • Differin Dark Spot Correcting Serum features 4% Niacinamide, a brightening ingredient that’s clinically proven to reduce the appearance of dark spots and discoloration
  • Formulated with skin-brightening botanicals and a Vitamin C derivative to reduce the appearance of discoloration while helping to prevent new dark spots from forming
  • Helps reduce the appearance of post acne marks
  • Goes on smoothly and invisibly under makeup
  • Improves luminosity
  • Compatible with Differin Gel for daily use
  • Paraben-free, noncomedogenic, dermatologist-tested, and gentle enough for daily use

Specifications

Scent: Fresh

Health Facts: Paraben-Free, Contains Antioxidants, Contains Vitamin C, Noncomedogenic, Contains Niacinamide

Product Warning: Not for children under the age of 12, no warning applicable

Product Form: Serum

Beauty Purpose: Color Correction, Damage Repair, Brightening, Tone Correction

Recommended Skin Type: Mature, Normal, Acne-Prone

Net weight: 1 fl oz (US)

Features: Dermatologist Tested, Dermatologist Recommended

TCIN: 76545055
UPC: 302990221206
Item Number (DPCI): 037-12-2897
Origin: Assem USA w/foreign/dom. parts
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Description

Dark spots got you down? Differin Dark Spot Correcting Serum helps to reduce the appearance of post-acne marks, hyperpigmentation, blotches, age spots, and even freckles. Plus, when used every day, it can improve overall skin tone and clarity, restore skin uniformity and improve luminosity. Formulated with 4% niacinamide and skin brightening botanicals, the Dark Spot Correcting Serum has clinically proven technology to reduce the appearance of dark spots and discoloration while helping to prevent new spots from forming. It also is compatible with Differin Gel for daily use. Don't settle for dark spots left behind by acne! Do things Differin and say goodbye to the ghosts of breakouts pasts, once and for all.
Contains Vitamin C
Contains Vitamin C.
Non-Comedogenic
Non-Comedogenic.
Dermatologist Tested
Dermatologist tested product.
Normal Skin
Recommended for Normal Skin.
Acne-Prone Skin
Recommended for Acne-Prone Skin.
Mature Skin
Recommended for Mature Skin.
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it.

Ingredients:

water, alcohol, niacinamide, peg-40 hydrogenated castor oil, polysorbate 20, hydroxyethylcellulose, sodium ascorbyl phosphate, 1.2-hexanediol, caprylyl glycol, hippophae rhamnoides oil (sea buckthorn berry), helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, biotin, sodium citrate, sodium metabisulfite, sodium sulfite, citric acid, disodium edta, t-butyl alcohol, disodium phosphate, polysorbate 60, fragrance, sodium phosphate, denatonium benzoate.

Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 1.52 inches length x 1.73 inches width x 4.56 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.27 pounds

Return details

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This item must be returned within 90 days of the date it was purchased in store, shipped, delivered by a Shipt shopper, or made ready for pickup.
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Q: Is this safe to use long-term?

submitted by Kathleen - 6 months ago
  • A: Hello Kathleen! The Differin Dark Spot Correcting Serum is dermatologist tested and features 4% Niacinamide, a brightening ingredient that’s clinically proven to reduce the appearance of dark spots and discoloration. With continued use, you will see better results making it safe to use long term. -Hope that helps!

    submitted byTarget Beauty Consulting - 6 months ago
    Brand expert

Q: is this okay to use if you have sensitive skin?

submitted by a - 9 months ago
  • A: Hello a! The Differin Dark Spot Correcting Serum is recommended for mature, normal, and acne-prone skin types. If you have sensitive skin we recommend doing a patch test on your skin, we hope this helps!

    submitted byTarget Beauty Consulting - 9 months ago
    Brand expert

Q: Why did Differin switch their main ingredient from Hydroquinone? Isn't Hydroquinone more effective in lightening dark spots?

submitted by Chels - 10 months ago
  • A: Great question! We heard our consumers wanted a dark spot correcting formula that they could use in conjunction with Differin Gel. Our new & improved formula replaces hydroquinone with concentrated Niacinamide for a serum that is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of dark spots but won’t irritate skin being treated with Adapalene. Hope this helps!

    submitted byGalderma Team Member - 5 months ago
    Brand expert

Q: Why are the drug facts in the product description and the packaging pictured contain two different active ingredients? Fix the listing.

submitted by Steph - 10 months ago
  • A: Hi there! Our Dark Spot Correcting Serum has been reformulated to contain Niacinamide as the active ingredient. This way it can be used in conjunction with Differin Gel. Our new & improved formula replaces hydroquinone with concentrated Niacinamide for a serum that is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of dark spots but won’t irritate skin being treated with Adapalene. Hope this helps!

    submitted byGalderma Team Member - 5 months ago
    Brand expert

Q: I noticed the new and improved product no longer has hydroquinone as an ingredient why? Can I order the old product directly and what is in the new version that would raise a diabetic’s blood sugar?

submitted by Concerned Consumer - 1 year ago
  • A: Great question! We heard our consumers wanted a dark spot correcting formula that they could use in conjunction with Differin Gel. Our new & improved formula replaces hydroquinone with concentrated Niacinamide for a serum that is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of dark spots but won’t irritate skin being treated with Adapalene. The older version is no longer available. We recommend reacing out to your doctor as it relates to your blood sugar. Hope this helps!

    submitted byGalderma Team Member - 5 months ago
    Brand expert

Q: Can I use this for my inner thighs close to the lips by the groin

submitted by Maria - 1 year ago
  • A: Differin Dark Spot Correcting Serum is best used on the face. It helps to reduce the appearance of post-acne marks, hyperpigmentation, blotches, age spots, and even freckles. Plus, when used every day, it can improve overall skin tone and clarity, restore skin uniformity and improve luminosity

    submitted byTarget Beauty Consulting - 1 year ago
    Brand expert

Q: Can it be used on elbows

submitted by Denise - 1 year ago
  • A: Hi Denise! This product was designed for the face, but may be used on other areas of the body to help even skin tone. Hope this helps!

    submitted byTarget Beauty Consulting - 1 year ago
    Brand expert

Q: Will this cause me to break out more

submitted by Mark - 1 year ago
  • A: Hi Mark! This is non-comedogenic and good for acne prone skin. Hope this helps!

    submitted byTarget Beauty Consulting - 1 year ago
    Brand expert

Q: What is the exact usage directions?

submitted by Ma - 1 year ago
  • A: Hi Ma! Here are the directions: Using fingertips, apply to clean skin. Do not rinse off. Allow to dry completely before continuing with the rest of your skincare regimen. If going outside, use sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. Hope this helps!

    submitted byTarget Beauty Consulting - 1 year ago
    Brand expert

Q: can I use this for marks on the side of the nose caused by wearing glasses?

submitted by BeBe - 1 year ago
  • A: Hi BeBe! Yes, this product would be fine to use there to see if it helps. Hope this helps!

    submitted byTarget Beauty Consulting - 1 year ago
    Brand expert
3.7 out of 5 stars with 275 reviews
45% would recommend
79 recommendations
Accurate Scent: 2.71 out of 5
Repairs Damaged Skin: 2.6 out of 5
Treats Spots: 2.85 out of 5
Improves Skin Tone: 2.7 out of 5
Smoothens Skin: 2.8 out of 5

New formula - doesnt work and overpriced

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
JB - 18 days ago
New formula is just niacinamide which has never worked for dark spots for me at all. It used to be Hydroquinone which worked great. Niacinamide is half the cost through other brands for 3x the strength.
Repairs Damaged Skin: 1 out of 5
Improves Skin Tone: 1 out of 5
Treats Spots: 1 out of 5
Accurate Scent: 1 out of 5
Smoothens Skin: 2 out of 5
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Stinks

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Kendra - 28 days ago, Verified purchaser
Smells like onions would not buy again
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Allergic

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Bri - 1 month ago, Verified purchaser
Had extreme itchiness turns out it’s from being allergic to it🤦🏽♀️ That’s what google says haha
Improves Skin Tone: 1 out of 5
Treats Spots: 1 out of 5
Accurate Scent: 1 out of 5
Smoothens Skin: 1 out of 5
Repairs Damaged Skin: 1 out of 5
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Did not work for me.

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Janel - 1 month ago, Verified purchaser
Bought this because my usual was sold out. Unfortunately did not work for me. I saw no difference in the dark spots on my face. They’re still visible as I type this.
Improves Skin Tone: 1 out of 5
Treats Spots: 1 out of 5
Repairs Damaged Skin: 1 out of 5
Smoothens Skin: 1 out of 5
Accurate Scent: 1 out of 5
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Very strong

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Girl - 1 month ago, Verified purchaser
Gave me chemical burn
Improves Skin Tone: 1 out of 5
Treats Spots: 1 out of 5
Smoothens Skin: 3 out of 5
Repairs Damaged Skin: 1 out of 5
Accurate Scent: 4 out of 5
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Smooth skin!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
No - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
I really like this serum. A tiny bit goes a long way with this one. What I specifically love is the niacinamide. It’s at 4% and it makes my skin soo soft and smooth!
Repairs Damaged Skin: 4 out of 5
Treats Spots: 5 out of 5
Improves Skin Tone: 5 out of 5
Accurate Scent: 4 out of 5
Smoothens Skin: 5 out of 5
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Works well

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
AutumnDee - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
I’ve been using this for about 2 weeks now and can see a visible difference. The dark spots on my face are clearing up and it’s gentle on my sensitive skin. The smell is not the best but it works.
Smoothens Skin: 5 out of 5
Improves Skin Tone: 4 out of 5
Accurate Scent: 1 out of 5
Repairs Damaged Skin: 4 out of 5
Treats Spots: 5 out of 5
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hot cheetos smell

3 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
bb - 3 months ago
only have been using it for three days, it has a bad smell kinda like burnt hot cheetos.
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Disappointed

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
SuzyW - 4 months ago, Verified purchaser
Since they changed their formula it just does not work anymore. I haven’t seen any difference after two bottles.
Improves Skin Tone: 1 out of 5
Repairs Damaged Skin: 1 out of 5
Treats Spots: 1 out of 5
Smoothens Skin: 1 out of 5
Accurate Scent: 1 out of 5
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Love this stuff!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
YourFriendK - 4 months ago, Verified purchaser
I've been using it for about 2 weeks now and the marks on my face have almost completely faded! Worth every penny! The smell isn't bad, just smells like a normal product, not an overwhelming scent at all.
Improves Skin Tone: 5 out of 5
Treats Spots: 5 out of 5
Smoothens Skin: 3 out of 5
Accurate Scent: 5 out of 5
Repairs Damaged Skin: 3 out of 5
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Wow

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Candles - 4 months ago
This product changed my face. I had really dark acne spots and they are mostly gone. The only thing I felt weird about is that I turned red and my sling felt like a little burning when product was applied. But it really changed my skin for the better.
Smoothens Skin: 5 out of 5
Improves Skin Tone: 5 out of 5
Accurate Scent: 4 out of 5
Repairs Damaged Skin: 5 out of 5
Treats Spots: 5 out of 5
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Excellent results

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Tracey - 4 months ago, Verified purchaser
This work wonders!! Trust me you should buy it now with no regrets. Listen I have a lot of spots on my body and I’m currently waiting on my second bottle and this definitely did it’s job. Can’t wait to see the result after using my second bottle. This is goood, well at least it work for my skin type.
Repairs Damaged Skin: 5 out of 5
Accurate Scent: 5 out of 5
Improves Skin Tone: 2 out of 5
Treats Spots: 5 out of 5
Smoothens Skin: 3 out of 5
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The smell is horrendous

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
TexasMomTargetShopper - 5 months ago, Verified purchaser
I saw other reviews that mentioned a bad smell and wasn’t concerned about it, but I’m here to tell you, don’t do it. It smells like something is burning, and not in any sort of pleasant way…Maybe like burning flesh, maybe that’s how it works, idk, but I cannot handle it on my face. Try something else. (I am a fan of the brand usually. I regularly buy other Differin products for myself and my teenager. This is a hard pass.)
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The bestttttt

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Kball - 5 months ago, Verified purchaser
The best serum for dark spots
Accurate Scent: 5 out of 5
Treats Spots: 5 out of 5
Repairs Damaged Skin: 5 out of 5
Improves Skin Tone: 5 out of 5
Smoothens Skin: 5 out of 5
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It works!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
SCG - 7 months ago, Verified purchaser
Love how this WORKS for lightening dark spots. Definitely saw. Difference before the bottle was empty!
Treats Spots: 5 out of 5
Repairs Damaged Skin: 4 out of 5
Accurate Scent: 5 out of 5
Smoothens Skin: 4 out of 5
Improves Skin Tone: 4 out of 5
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Would definitely recommend!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Maya - 7 months ago, Verified purchaser
I used this with differen’s face wash as well and it’s the only thing that has worked for my skin.
Improves Skin Tone: 5 out of 5
Smoothens Skin: 5 out of 5
Treats Spots: 5 out of 5
Repairs Damaged Skin: 5 out of 5
Accurate Scent: 5 out of 5
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Great product

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
melis - 8 months ago, Verified purchaser
My daughter has noticed a great difference since using this! She has used many products and by far this has been the best
Accurate Scent: 5 out of 5
Smoothens Skin: 5 out of 5
Treats Spots: 5 out of 5
Repairs Damaged Skin: 5 out of 5
Improves Skin Tone: 5 out of 5
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Do not like

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Super cute - 8 months ago, Verified purchaser
Doesn’t work. No change to my darkspot after 2 weeks used. This product has unpleasant smell.
Smoothens Skin: 1 out of 5
Improves Skin Tone: 1 out of 5
Repairs Damaged Skin: 1 out of 5
Accurate Scent: 1 out of 5
Treats Spots: 1 out of 5
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Expectations Weren't Met

3 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Linda - 8 months ago, Verified purchaser
Just finished my bottle after using it regularly morning and night. After 3 months I see a slight improvement on my dark spots but I expected better results. I think I will try something else next.
Improves Skin Tone: 3 out of 5
Accurate Scent: 3 out of 5
Repairs Damaged Skin: 2 out of 5
Treats Spots: 2 out of 5
Smoothens Skin: 2 out of 5
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Not for Me

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
lkrut - 9 months ago, Verified purchaser
Did not work for me and my sensitive skin. It was maybe too strong for me and it caused my face to peel really bad.
Treats Spots: 1 out of 5
Repairs Damaged Skin: 1 out of 5
Accurate Scent: 1 out of 5
Smoothens Skin: 1 out of 5
Improves Skin Tone: 1 out of 5
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