Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution Review-
Hello pretty ladies!
I have had a perpetual issue with my post acne scars & dark spots on & around my chin forever & they get better with some serums or I am back to square one with some. I decided to try out the very cult clearly corrective one from Kiehl’s and they told me to be patient with it & not expect miracles since the marks were so old. I am on my 2nd bottle now & about to get my 3rd one.So you already know what to expect from this review 😀
What Kiehl’s Says-
Silicone and colourant free this ‘Clearly Corrective’ dark spot solution is the first Kiehl’s serum that promotes youthful clarity and evens skin tone while helping to reduce the appearance of dark spots, discolouration and hyper pigmentation. See visible results in just 8 weeks! 87% of women clinically demonstrated more even skin tone and 89% of women clinically demonstrated a reduction in dark spot intensity. Cleanse skin thoroughly prior to application. Apply dark spot serum over entire face both day and night under your ideal moisturiser. During the day, protect skin by layering with super fluid UV defence and before bedtime, replenish skin by layering on midnight recovery concentrate.
How to use:
Cleanse skin thoroughly prior to application. Apply dark spot serum over entire face both day and night under your ideal moisturizer.
- Suitable for all skin types
- Targets hyperpigmentation
- Key ingredients: Activated C, White Birch, Peony Extract
- Does not contain: Fragrance, Parabens, Colourant
Price: 38 GBP for 30 ml, 60 GBP for 50 ml & 95 GBP for 100 ml in UK.
My take on the Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution-
Kiehl’s products always come in simplistic, apothecary packaging & this is no exception. The serum comes in a transparent glass bottle with a white tipped dropper very helpful for dispensing the product properly. Biggest gripe- not at all travel friendly & in spite of having 3 different sizes, they all come in the freaking same glass bottle :-/ Whyyyyyy?
The serum is colorless, very runny & unlike other vitamin C based serums I have used in the past, not at all thick or difficult to absorb. My skin loves the light hydrating finish it provides & since I have used it for a good 4 months+ , I do know it feels non-greasy or tacky even in very hot, humid weather. Yay!
Now to the real deal maker/breaker- does it work? Oh yes it does!! It does take time & patience not to mention the diligence of applying it twice a day but yes it certainly does work. I have had my mom, husband all telling me they notice that my old spots & scars have faded to a large extent (which even Drunk Elephant C firma couldn’t !!!!) & now I hardly need concealer when going out. I mean I till have 20% left but again, that’s fine by me!
As for the general radiance & brightening of my skin, I haven’t noticed miracles but have to say that my skin looks supple, well-rested & generally healthy 🙂 . (I do still use my miracle Clarins double serum so probably it’s that anyway). But this stuff has lightened my years of accumulated dark spots OMG. I had left all hope after my Clinique anti marks serum ceased to work.
The texture being so light & lovely, you can easily incorporate this in your skincare routine after cleanser & before moisturizer, sunblock, base makeup etc. It blends seamlessly in & has not irritated or aggravated my skin in any way.
The serum has a very light, citrus fragrance which fades in minutes & I am not really a fan.
Pros of the Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution:
1> Helpful dropper in glass bottle good for dispensing the serum.
2> Colorless, runny texture which gets absorbed into skin easily.
3> No tacky or greasy residue or unpleasant feel even in hot, humid weather.
4> Can be used easily in your skincare routine or under makeup.
5> Has noticeably worked on my years of dark marks & spots!!!!
6> Has not irritated or aggravated my skin in anyway.
Cons of the Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution:
Horrible packaging unfit for travelling.
My Rating: 5/5!
Do I recommend the Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution?
Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution is cult for a reason & now I know why it has been round forever & comes in 3 different sizes. You start to notice a difference after 2-3 weeks of daily use & now I hardly need concealer when going out which is mega deal for me!! I am on my 2nd bottle & looking to snap up my 3rd as soon as it’s on sale. Definitely recommended if you are fighting years of old scars or spots.
Review by- Agni