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Dark Spot Corrector Cream

Read our guide on dark spot corrector to find the best dark spot corrector cream that works for you.

Dark spot corrector cream: what is it and how to use it

Often called sun or age spots, dark spots are pigmentations that form on the skin over time, usually on the face or the back of the hands. There are three major types of dark spots - those caused by sun exposure, by ageing and those triggered by hormonal changes such as during pregnancy or menopause. All three can cause a melanin imbalance, leading to the same result: the appearance of dark spots.


The good news is targeted treatments can help diminish their appearance and reduce the chances of them returning. But what is dark spot corrector cream, how do you use it and how does it work?


What are dark spots?

Firstly, let’s look at what dark spots are.


Dermatologists call them hyperpigmentation, but most of us know them as sun spots or age spots, those dark flat marks of skin discoloration. They appear when melanin - the pigment that determines the colour of your skin - is produced in high concentrations when the skin is exposed to large doses of UV light, through hormone changes or other factors. 


They are usually a shade of brown - from tan to dark - that develop on parts of the skin that are most exposed to the sun, most commonly the face, shoulders, back, and the backs of the hands. 

woman after using dark spot corrector

woman using dark spot corrector

What are dark spot correctors?

Dark spot correctors are targeted treatments that contain ingredients  designed to treat unwanted pigment. Some work in tandem with complexion-brightening ingredients and contain active ingredients that minimise future skin discolouration. 


Dark spot correctors often come in serum form because serums offer one of the best ways to deliver targeted, concentrated ingredients, but there is also a 360 degree approach to dark spot correctors, with moisturisers, peels and oils formulated to give an even overall complexion. 


Dark spot corrector ingredients

vitamin e in dark spot corrector
Dark spot corrector ingredients

Vitamin E:

The best dark spot corrector products contain Vitamin E to fight free radicals and restore your skin’s natural glow. Vitamin E plays a key role in any dark spot correcting regime and is also an all-star skin brightener. Vitamin E also provides antioxidant protection to help limit the damage from environmental stressors such as pollution and UV rays which will help prevent the reappearance of dark spots. 
range of best dark spot corrector creams
Dark spot corrector ingredients

Cellular Luminous630:

The NIVEA Cellular Luminous 630 range targets spots caused by sun, ageing, hormonal factors and prevents them from reappearing. The range works at cellular level to target pigment-producing cells to give an even skin tone, and doesn’t just lighten spots and reduce their size, but also work to balance melanin production to prevent them returning.


NIVEA Cellular LUMINOUS630 Anti-Dark Spot Triple Protection Day Cream SPF 50 not only banishes dark spots, it hydrates, restores and protects with a SPF50. Sun damage accelerates the appearance of dark spots and it is important if you’re going to treat them, to try to prevent them. 


NIVEA Cellular LUMINOUS630 Anti-Dark Spot Face Treatment Serum has been proven to visibly lighten dark spots after 4 weeks, and spots intensity is reduced by up to 50% after 8 weeks of use. The serum acts on existing pigmentation to lighten spots and reduce their size, while balancing new melanin production to prevent their appearance.

woman using dark spot corrector cream
Dark spot corrector ingredients

Hyaluronic acid:

Hydration is key to luminous, even skin and hyaluronic acid is what all thirsty skins need, plumping and restoring tired skin. 
Dark spot corrector ingredients

When to use it

NIVEA Cellular LUMINOUS630 Anti-Dark Spot Triple Protection Day Cream SPF 50 should be used after applying the NIVEA Cellular Luminous 630 Serum in the morning for a moisturising and sun protection boost. 


In the evening use the serum with a moisturiser or oil of your choice. Choose a cream, lotion or oil that contains supercharged antioxidants such as the NIVEA Q10 Energy Recharging Night Cream or NIVEA Cellular Elasticity Night Cream which also contains hydrating, hyaluronic Acid, and collagen and elastin (proteins that give your skin its flexibility, buoyancy and structure) boosters. 

Dark spot corrector creams: top tips

  • Be patient with dark spot corrector creams. It will take a few weeks of daily use to really see results so don’t give up if your dark spots don’t fade instantly. 
  • Wear SPF - this can’t be said enough, sunscreen really is your best defence against signs of ageing including dark spots.
  • Look for products containing vitamin C and E that will help stave off skin damaging free radicals. 
  • Adopt a multi-angle approach to treating dark spots, complementing dark spot corrector creams with other skin-boosting products. It is harder to see dark spots on hydrated skin.
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