These Are 8 of the Best Creams for Dark Spots

dAs we age, our skin begins to change in ways we never previously had to deal with. For some, that includes dark spots—discoloration that can stem from sun damage, irritating products, and even hormone fluctuations. "Hyperpigmentation, melasma, and sun spots are the 'warning flags' created by your body to inform you that it is injured or under attack," says NYC-based dermatologist Dennis Gross, MD. "They're a deposit of melanin (which is a protein manufactured by the skin) that goes into the skin like globules and gives way to dark spots, stains, and unsightly discoloration." So what to do? First, we researched the best creams for dark spots, and, now, we're bringing that list right to you. Each one has been recommended by another editor, a dermatologist, or scored great reviews on the internet.

Below, find the formula right for you.