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We’ve Got Bright News for Dark Spots

There used to be just one ingredient to rely on for skin hyperpigmentation – hydroquinone, a bleaching agent that lightened skin but generated questions about safety. Then came vitamin C serums, which deliver a boost of brightness alongside firmness and bounce. Unfortunately, many of those serums were prone to oxidizing in the bottle, difficult to layer under other skincare products, and sometimes caused irritation and breakouts.

Enter our revolutionary next-generation serum: Vitamin C Dark Spot Serum. Our proprietary blend of 10% vitamin C and white shiitake mushroom extract delivers quicker, more powerful, and longer-lasting results, all without the downsides of traditional vitamin C serums.

Where do Dark Spots Come From?

Troublesome dark spots may appear to show up out of nowhere, but that’s not necessarily true.

“Wherever skin is injured, skin cells called melanocytes create pigment which is the body’s protective response to things like sun exposure, inflammation from a wound, acne, or friction,” says McKenzie Rose, Biossance Director of Global Education. “The creation of melanin, resulting in what you see as dark or pink marks, is a sign of the skin feeling threatened and the body trying to defend itself.”

How to Get Rid of Dark Spots on the Skin

Spots that arise after injuries or acne (also called post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation) may arise quickly and can fade with time. However, dark spots resulting from sun exposure – the number one cause of hyperpigmentation – may take years to develop, working their way up from the deepest levels of the skin to  the surface before becoming noticeable.

This can occur at any age, but as you get older, the look of dark spots is amplified due to the loss of skin suppleness and elasticity. Many people start looking for a product to reverse or eliminate dark spots around age 30, making your 30s a great time to introduce products that contain vitamin C.

Learn more about skincare in your 30s

Our Innovative Ingredient Blend

Our Vitamin C Dark Spot Serum contains a state-of-the-art blend of ingredients including:

  • Vitamin C – An antioxidant clinically proven to fight free radicals and visibly increase skin firmness and elasticity. Our unique form of vitamin C is more stable, making it gentler and less likely to oxidize in the bottle.
  • White Shiitake Mushroom – Our synergistic mushroom blend attacks dark spots immediately and continues visibly improving discoloration with continued use
  • Squalane – Our vegan superhero hydrator supports and replenishes the skin’s moisture barrier by adding weightless hydration to the skin

Why Our Dark Spot Serum is Special

There’s a reason we’re calling out that 10% vitamin C in our dark spot serum. While some vitamin C serums promise as much as 25% vitamin C, these higher percentages are more likely to cause skin sensitivity or even breakouts. Our scientists discovered that 10% vitamin C is the magic number for powerful efficacy while minimizing irritation and preventing new dark spots from forming.

Our Vitamin C Dark Spot Serum delivers visible benefits, including:

  • Instant, visible brightening
  • Improvement in the look of dark spots over time
  • A visibly more even skin tone
  • Providing the benefits of vitamin C while minimizing irritation

How to use Vitamin C Dark Spot Serum

Our Vitamin C Dark Spot Serum is suitable for every skin type and should be used as the treatment step in your routine. After cleansing and toning, massage one pump of Vitamin C Dark Spot Serum into your skin using upward strokes. Allow at least 30 seconds to absorb, then apply moisturizer.

A Biossance Routine for Improving the Look of Dark Spots

Step 1: Cleanse with our  Antioxidant Cleansing Oil to nourish and hydrate while removing every trace of dirt and makeup.

Step 2: Apply our BHA Pore-Minimizing Toner to still-damp skin using a cotton pad or your fingers to visibly retexturize while adding a burst of hydration.

Step 3: Massage your skin with a dropper full of our Vitamin C Dark Spot Serum to powerfully target and improve the look of dark spots while delivering all-day hydration.

Step 4: Apply our  Vitamin C Rose Moisturizer to hydrate while powerfully brightening and reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots.

Step 5: Lock in hydration while instantly brightening with our cult-favorite Vitamin C Rose Oil.

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Christine Tusher
Christine Tusher Writer and expert
As a lifestyle writer and journalist, I love sharing my passion for ocean conservation and obsession with clean beauty. I’ve tried almost every trend and ingredient, and Biossance’s science-backed formulas are the only ones that consistently calm my reactive skin and make it smoother, clearer, and healthier. I’m so excited to be on this journey of skincare innovation with Biossance, and to share it with you!

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