The 6 best products that remove pigmentation or age spots 2024

Which products against pigmentation spots and age spots really achieve results? Our salon tests the top products 2024 and takes a closer look at the promising new products (New!)

Pigment spots

At Arbuti, known and appreciated by celebrities such as Rihanna and many more, we deal intensively with beauty issues. One of the concerns that we and our clients often deal with is pigmentation and age spot removal. Regardless of skin type, they can occur as a result of sun exposure, ageing processes or hormonal changes.

Finding effective products in an oversaturated market can be challenging. Not all products deliver what they promise - often lacking effective ingredients or failing to deliver results. That is why we have dedicated ourselves to shedding light on this darkness. Based on thorough analysis and testing in our salon, we present the six most effective products against pigmentation or age spots.

Join us on this journey of discovery and learn the clear paths to more even skin.

Top 6 products against pigment spots & age spots

New 22 Feb, 2024

1st place test winner: Avush
Pigmentation and age spots serum


Our test winner is the Avush pigment and age spot serum. This product stood out not only because of its effective ingredients, but also because of its innovative manufacturing method. At Salon Arbuti, we have tested the serum on our clients and are thrilled with the results.

Avush focuses on a unique serum and tonic set to fight pigmentation and age spots. It consists of science-based ingredients including alpha-arbutin, liquorice root extract and a proprietary SkinMoon formula. These ingredients are carefully combined to achieve maximum results and lighten your skin on the pigmentation spots you need.

The innovative manufacturing techniques Avush uses are worth highlighting. The use of fermentation and liposomal manufacturing ensures optimised absorption of active ingredients by the skin. During fermentation, the ingredients are transformed into smaller, easily absorbed molecules. Liposomes, on the other hand, transport the active ingredients specifically into the deeper layers of the skin, exactly where pigmentation spots occur. This allows the active ingredients to work precisely and effectively.

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The high quality ingredients and advanced manufacturing techniques combined with the impressive results of our customers make the pigmentation and age spot serum a well-deserved test winner.

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2nd place: Omnimedica Intensive Care

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Our second place goes to the "Omnimedica Intensive Care Skin Facial Cell Repair, 2-in-1 Pigment Spot Remover", a remarkable product appreciated for its excellent skin care properties and ability to effectively fight pigment spots.

This product harnesses the natural power of green tea extract OM24, which provides 24-hour cell protection and helps regenerate skin damage caused by environmental factors. The Novigel 2% serum penetrates deep into the skin and not only provides an anti-ageing effect, but is also universally applicable and compatible.

The additionally included Intensive Care Skin cream revitalises the face and helps pigmentation disorders and wrinkles disappear with regular use. It is based on natural extracts and is suitable for all skin types, contributing to an even, clear skin tone.

Interestingly, Omnimedica uses apple extract in their cream, an active ingredient known for its firming properties. It also contains Irish moss, a moisturising algae, and hyaluronic acid, a substance produced naturally in the body that is known for its ability to bind water and keep the skin looking youthful and plump.

In summary, the Omnimedica Intensive Care Skin Facial Cell Repair, 2-in-1 Pigment Spot Remover is an impressive solution for those looking for natural, comprehensive care for hyperpigmentation spots.

3rd place: Paula's Choice C15 Super BOOSTER

Pigment spot removal

Third in our selection is the "Paula's Choice C15 Super BOOSTER Serum". This excellent product is known for its effect for pigmentation spots and wrinkles and at the same time gives the skin a natural glow.

The vitamin C content of 15% gives the skin a necessary dose of vitality, while a variety of regenerating ingredients help to reduce the appearance of pigmentation spots and create a radiant and even complexion. The effect is complemented by ferulic acid, a powerful antioxidant that protects the skin from free radical damage while stabilising vitamins C and E.

Paula's Choice C15 Super BOOSTER Serum is suitable for all skin types and its lightweight consistency moisturises without leaving a greasy or oily texture. It is also 100% fragrance-free and never tested on animals.

Despite all its benefits, we still give priority to our top seller, Avush Anti-Pigment Serum. With its unique formula and convincing effect, it remains our first choice in the pigment remover category. However, the Paula's Choice C15 Super BOOSTER Serum offers an effective and well-tolerated alternative that definitely deserves a place on our list.

4th place: NIVEA Cellular LUMINOUS 630

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Fourth in our selection is the "NIVEA Cellular LUMINOUS 630® Anti-Pigment Spot Day & Night Set". This facial care set is specially designed for mature skin and includes both an anti-aging day care and a regenerating night care.

The set is based on NIVEA's patented Luminous 630® technology, developed after ten years of research and the testing of over 50,000 ingredients. It has been specially developed to counteract the intensification and reappearance of pigmentation spots, resulting in a more even complexion and fresh, revitalised skin.

The day care also contains cell-activating hyaluronic acid, vitamin E and protective UVA/UVB filters, which lighten existing pigmentation spots and reduce their size. With a sun protection factor of 50, it also helps prevent the formation of new pigmentation spots.

The night care, on the other hand, works overnight by regenerating and strengthening the skin. The formula with cell-activating hyaluronic acid helps to lighten pigmentation spots and reduce their size, allowing you to wake up in the morning with fresh, revitalised skin.

Both products are dermatologically tested and suitable for all skin tones. Please note the manufacturer's warning to use the products with Luminous 630® a maximum of four times a day.

5th place: DOCTOR BABOR Refine Cellular

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In fifth place on our list is the "DOCTOR BABOR REFINE CELLULAR Age Spot Corrector". This product is part of DOCTOR BABOR's Refine Cellular skincare line, which aims to regenerate the skin. The products are designed to strengthen the skin and make it more resistant to daily environmental stresses and oxidative damage. They stimulate the skin renewal processes, resulting in more even and radiant skin. In addition, redness can be reduced and the skin texture refined.

Age Spot Corrector" has been specially developed to counteract hyperpigmentation in the form of age spots and skin discolouration caused by environmental factors. It softens existing hyperpigmentation and is designed as a rich serum that efficiently corrects existing skin tone shifts. Superficial discolouration caused by environmental stress is minimised.

For effective application, it is recommended to apply to the face, neck and décolleté in the morning and evening after cleansing and leave on for a short time. Afterwards, the "Age Spot Protector SPF 30" should be applied to provide long-term protection against the formation of new hyperpigmentation.

Although the "DOCTOR BABOR REFINE CELLULAR Age Spot Corrector" is fifth on our list, it can still be considered a valuable complement to our top pick, the Avush Anti-Pigment Serum. Both products have unique strengths and together can provide a comprehensive solution for the management of pigmentation spots.

6th place: NEOSTRATA Night Cream for Pigmentation Spots

Age spot cream

The NEOSTRATA Enlighten Pigment Controller Night Cream is an intensive care that aims to unify the complexion and brighten the skin. With a special blend of highly effective substances, including retinol and antioxidants from turmeric, this cream helps to visibly lighten pigmentation spots and improve overall complexion.

This night cream also contains Neoglucosamine®, a derivative of glucosamine known to increase cell turnover rate and reduce hyperpigmentation. In addition, it contains stabilised vitamin C, which is known for its brightening properties and its ability to stimulate the production of collagen.

The cream is applied to cleansed, dry skin and gently massaged in. One application per day is recommended for the first two weeks, after which the application can be increased to twice a day.

An important note is that direct sunlight should be avoided after applying the cream to prevent the reappearance of pigmentation spots.

For optimal results, it is recommended to combine this cream with other products from the NeoStrata Enlighten line.

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Questions and answers:

What are the main causes of dark spots and age spots?

Dark spots and age spots are mainly caused by sun exposure. The sun's UV rays stimulate the production of melanin, which leads to an uneven distribution and accumulation of the pigment in the skin. Hormonal changes, genetic factors and ageing can also play a role.

How can I prevent dark spots or age spots?

The best way to prevent pigmentation and age spots is to take sun protection measures. Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 daily and avoid excessive sun exposure, especially during the intense midday hours. Also protect your skin with appropriate clothing and wear a hat and sunglasses.

Which ingredients in products for hyperpigmentation spots are particularly effective?

Some effective ingredients in products for dark spots and age spots include vitamin C, alpha-arbutin, kojic acid, retinol, niacinamide and plant extracts such as liquorice root extract or green tea extract. These ingredients can help regulate melanin production and reduce the appearance of pigmentation spots.

How long does it take for the products for hyperpigmentation spots to show visible results?

Results may vary depending on the product and individual skin reaction. However, it usually takes several weeks to several months before visible improvements in pigmentation spots can be noticed. It requires patience and continuous use of the products to achieve optimal results.

Can I use products for hyperpigmentation spots together with other skin care products?

Yes, in most cases products for hyperpigmentation spots can be combined with other skin care products without any problems. However, it is important to follow the instructions on the products and consider possible interactions. If you are unsure, it is advisable to consult a dermatologist or skincare specialist to determine the best combination for your individual needs.

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Insight into pigment spots: Causes and types

Pigmentation spots are a common skin problem that affects many people. They can affect the appearance of the skin and cause discomfort. But what exactly are pigment spots and what are the types?

Pigmentation spots, also called hyperpigmentation, are caused by an overproduction of melanin, the pigment that gives our skin its colour. Melanin is produced by special skin cells called melanocytes. Normally, melanin is evenly distributed throughout the skin, but various factors can cause this balance to be disturbed and lead to a build-up of melanin in certain areas, resulting in pigmentation spots.

There are different types of pigmentation spots, which have different causes and can appear in different places:

  1. Sun spots or age spots: These occur most often as a result of sun damage. Long-term sun exposure leads to an accumulation of melanin in certain areas of the skin, especially the face, hands and décolleté. Sun spots are usually brown or dark brown in colour and can vary in size.
  2. Melasma: Melasma is a form of hyperpigmentation that often occurs during pregnancy (chloasma or "pregnancy mask") or due to hormonal changes. It manifests as irregular dark patches on the face, especially on the forehead, cheeks and upper lip.
  3. Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation: This type of pigment spot occurs after inflammation or injury to the skin, such as acne, eczema or burns. The affected areas may be darker or redder than the surrounding skin.
  4. Lentigines: Lentigines, also called moles or lentigos, are flat, round or oval pigmented spots that are usually brown or dark brown. They can occur due to natural ageing of the skin and are often found on the face, hands and other sun-exposed areas.

The treatment of pigmentation spots can vary depending on the type and severity. There are various cosmetic products that can help reduce or lighten pigmentation spots, as well as medical treatments such as laser therapy or chemical peels. However, it is important to note that regular use of sunscreen and protection from excessive sun exposure are crucial to prevent the development of new pigmentation spots and improve existing ones.

For persistent or severe pigmentation spots, it is advisable to consult a dermatologist or skincare specialist to find the best treatment option for your individual needs. With the right care and patience, pigmentation spots can be significantly reduced and you can enjoy more even and radiant skin.

The products and information presented in this blog post are for informational purposes only. They are recommendations based on research and analysis, but individual results may vary. We do not guarantee or warrant the efficacy or compatibility of the products mentioned. Before use, we recommend that you check the ingredients and consult a dermatologist or skin care specialist if you have any concerns. Please note that skin care results may vary from person to person.

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