10 Best Korean Products for Brightening Hyperpigmentation

Romanne Tiangco - June 30, 2021

Uneven skin tone due to hyperpigmentation? We got you, fam. Whether it is caused by sun damage, acne scars and/or marks, or other skin injuries, you will be relieved to know that your situation is not a lost cause.

Caused by increased in melanin, hyperpigmentation is the discoloration or darkening of a skin area. And we all can agree that having it especially on one’s face isn’t really going to boost our self-confidence.

And that’s why we have compiled here the 10 best Korean products for brightening hyperpigmentation to help solve your problem. Read on and check out these awesome products to finally get rid of your dark spots.

1. Jumiso All Day Brightening and Balancing Vitamin Serum

A rich and replenishing serum that boosts your skin’s plumpness and elasticity, Jumiso All Day Brightening and Balancing Vitamin Serum improves your skin’s appearance. Actively brightening and improving the appearance of hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone, this serum repairs cell damage by restoring your complexion’s delicate balance.



Here’s a five-star review from our verified buyer:

"As early as 7 days of using Jumiso All Day Vitamin, I noticed that my acne scars and dark spots have slowly faded. It’s also not sticky unlike other serums. Now, I’m on my 2nd week of using the product and still happy with the results. Truly recommended!" - Chim

Jumiso All Day Vitamin Brightening & Balancing Facial Serum 30ml
Jumiso All Day Vitamin Brightening & Balancing Facial Serum 30ml
Jumiso All Day Vitamin Brightening & Balancing Facial Serum 30ml
Jumiso All Day Vitamin Brightening & Balancing Facial Serum 30ml
Jumiso All Day Vitamin Brightening & Balancing Facial Serum 30ml
Jumiso All Day Vitamin Brightening & Balancing Facial Serum 30ml
Jumiso All Day Vitamin Brightening & Balancing Facial Serum 30ml
Jumiso All Day Vitamin Brightening & Balancing Facial Serum 30ml

All Day Vitamin Brightening & Balancing Facial Serum 30ml

₱960.00

2. Mizon Real Vitamin C Ampoule

If you're searching for a calming formula to refresh dulling skin, give this brightening Mizon Real Vitamin C Ampoule a try. With a powerful combination of 19% Vitamin C and Arbutin, it fades the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation, along with tackling acne wounds, dryness, lack of elasticity, redness and uneven texture. 



Here’s a review of this product’s effectivity from one of our buyers:

“I took the chance of getting this instead of the other one that ive been using already, i got curious because of its waterless formula but i was hesitant as well because of the lack of reviews. Its been a few weeks since using this and i can say it didn't disappoint, my skin def looked healthier with a certain glow especially after waking up. I even shared this to product to my mom. ” - Tricia

Mizon Real Vitamin C Ampoule
Mizon Real Vitamin C Ampoule
Mizon Real Vitamin C Ampoule
Mizon Real Vitamin C Ampoule
Mizon Real Vitamin C Ampoule
Mizon Real Vitamin C Ampoule
Mizon Real Vitamin C Ampoule
Mizon Real Vitamin C Ampoule

Real Vitamin C Ampoule

3. Beauty of Joseon Glow Serum : Propolis + Niacinamide

Cultivating the adored benefits of honey extract, Beauty Of Joseon Glow Serum: Propolis + Niacinamide is a fool-proof treat for tired and damaged skin. Propolis extract, which is rich in antioxidants, flushes bacteria and dirt that can cause acne. The formula helps in calming redness, improving the look of pores and promoting faster cell regeneration than normal, courtesy of tamanu oil, betaine salicylate and tea tree extract. Inside you'll also find niacinamide and lotus corniculatus extract that brightens newly resurfaced skin and fades existing dark spots. 



Here’s a testimony from one verified buyer:

"It really gives my skin a healthy glow, and my skin texture has significantly improved after only 2 weeks of using this serum every night. I use this with my COSRX AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner and it's a great combo."

Beauty of Joseon Glow Serum : Propolis + Niacinamide (30ml)
Beauty of Joseon Glow Serum : Propolis + Niacinamide (30ml)
Beauty of Joseon Glow Serum : Propolis + Niacinamide (30ml)
Beauty of Joseon Glow Serum : Propolis + Niacinamide (30ml)

Glow Serum : Propolis + Niacinamide (30ml)

₱637.50

4. Missha Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence

Formulated with fermented yeast, this cult favorite (and my personal favorite, too) and considered as a holy grail due to its effectivity to even out skin tone and repair damage. A water-like essence, Missha Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence shows results in just a few weeks of continuous use, providing a plump, clear and refined skin texture that also reduces skin pigmentation.



Here’s a testimony from one of our trusted buyers:

“Bought my first bottle in a trip to Korea after seeing so many good reviews over youtube & blogs. My face has been oily, acne prone & sensitive - not exaggerating! This bottle has really improved my skin’s texture - it’s light and you can really feel that this is absorbed by your skin immediately. I use this after cleansing & toning, then followed by my serum, and it does help in brightening my face! Took me months to finish a bottle & thankfully, Go Bloom & Glow has this product so i know i can always get my back up.” - Bea M.

Missha Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence Rx Pro Ferment 150ml
Missha Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence Rx Pro Ferment 150ml

Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence Rx Pro Ferment 150ml

₱1,755.00

5. Jumiso Yes I am Toner AHA 5%

Alcohol-free and suitable for all skin types, Jumiso Yes I am Toner AHA 5% exfoliates your skin and refines the appearance of pores. With key ingredients such as Glycolic acid, Lactic acid, Panthenol and Lemon Myrtle; this toner cleans, protects and improves your overall skin complexion by removing dead skin cells to promote a healthy glow from within.



Here’s a recommendation from one of our verified buyers:

“I knew about this toner from Youtube thru Toni Sia. I ordered right away and gave it a shot. I have combination skin with few acne marks. Been testing this toner for about 3 weeks now (every night as per Toni's advice) and OMG this will be my holy grail toner. I love it so much! My skin really lightened and i notice i don't have much pimples anymore especially when i had my period. My mom even complimented my skin and been asking me what i was using, lol. I really recommend this product! ❤️” - Ana Karissa T.

Jumiso Yes I Am Toner AHA 5% 150ml
Jumiso Yes I Am Toner AHA 5% 150ml
Jumiso Yes I Am Toner AHA 5% 150ml
Jumiso Yes I Am Toner AHA 5% 150ml
Jumiso Yes I Am Toner AHA 5% 150ml
Jumiso Yes I Am Toner AHA 5% 150ml
Jumiso Yes I Am Toner AHA 5% 150ml

Yes I Am Toner AHA 5% 150ml

₱720.00

6. COSRX AHA 7 Whitehead Power Liquid

Formulated with a high concentration of AHA to clear off dead skin cells to promote a faster cell turnover, COSRX AHA 7 Whitehead Power Liquid gently exfoliates the skin to brighten your skin tone. This liquid reduces the appearance of whiteheads, prevents further breakouts to renew your skin’s complexion.



Here’s a satisfied review from an anonymous user from our website:

“This product has contributed to a great improvement in my skin. Dark spots have been minimized and white heads are gone. Be careful in using this though (same with BHA liquid), as you may have to use it once or twice a week only at first because it is an exfoliating product.”

COSRX AHA 7 Whitehead Power Liquid 100ml
COSRX AHA 7 Whitehead Power Liquid 100ml
COSRX AHA 7 Whitehead Power Liquid 100ml
COSRX AHA 7 Whitehead Power Liquid 100ml
COSRX AHA 7 Whitehead Power Liquid 100ml
COSRX AHA 7 Whitehead Power Liquid 100ml

AHA 7 Whitehead Power Liquid 100ml

₱765.00

7. Neogen Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling Lemon

Soaked in Lemon, Neogen Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling Lemon is a pack of exfoliating pads that removes dead skin cells, excess sebum and other impurities. These manual exfoliating pads purifies your skin; leaving a smooth-looking, brighter, tighter and healthier overall skin complexion.  



Here’s a testimony from one of our satisfied buyers:

“I was very skeptical about this, but since my friend recommended it, I bit the bullet and bought it. First, these pads are HUGE. So already it's worth the money. You can definitely use a pad until your neck area. Second, both my husband (oily) and I (combo-dry-sensitive) can use it! I love products that we can share. After the first time I used this, I immediately felt that my skin was brighter, softer, and smoother. It is very tempting to use it every day - but don't! Exfoliators are to be used 2-3x a week, and this is definitely one of our faves!” - Jen Ducky

Neogen Neogen Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling Lemon | Korean Skincare, Beauty, Makeup | Go Bloom & Glow
Neogen Neogen Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling Lemon | Korean Skincare, Beauty, Makeup | Go Bloom & Glow

Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling Lemon

₱1,036.00

8. COSRX Galactomyces 95 Tone Balancing Essence

Enriched with more than 95% Galactomyces, this fermented essence whitens and reduces the appearance of fine lines on skin. With a lightweight consistency, COSRX Galactomyces 95 Tone Balancing Essence revitalizes your skin, leaving you with a healthy glow and a refined overall skin texture while protecting it from skin-damaging pollution.



Here’s a great feedback from one of our repeat customers:

“I am undeniably a Cosrx fan. I really love their products especially that they give you potent ingredients minus the non-essentials so it prevents irritation from fragrance or alcohol.This product is included in the first batch of Korean skin care that I started using only last year to combat my cystic acne flare up. This, along with other Cosrx products helped me fully heal my skin. I love how this product absorbs easily into my skin without leaving any tackiness. It gives my skin a healthy glow and I can layer this essence under my make up. This is a cheaper alternative to the Time Revolution of Missha.This is pure healthy dose of goodness for your skin. I finished my first bottle and I am now using my 2nd bottle. A bottle lasts for 8 months for me because one pump is enough for my skin. This is totally worth the price.” - Arianne

COSRX Galactomyces 95 Tone Balancing Essence 100ml
COSRX Galactomyces 95 Tone Balancing Essence 100ml
COSRX Galactomyces 95 Tone Balancing Essence 100ml
COSRX Galactomyces 95 Tone Balancing Essence 100ml
COSRX Galactomyces 95 Tone Balancing Essence 100ml
COSRX Galactomyces 95 Tone Balancing Essence 100ml

Galactomyces 95 Tone Balancing Essence 100ml

₱900.00

9. Mizon Honey Black Sugar Scrub

This exfoliator's 35% black sugar powder eliminates every last trace of dirt, dead skin cells and makeup without compromising your complexion’s equilibrium and leaving skin clean, calm and contented. Rich and rejuvenating, it features glycerin acid to lighten dark spots, vitamin e to improve elasticity and camellia extract to ward off the skin from pollutants. Finally, the lemon extract, which is rich in vitamin C, imparts a dash of boosting radiance.



Here’s a satisfied customer’s review of this product:

"Worth to have it!I bought twice already with this product. I love the smooth effects after using it."

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10. COSRX Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Spa Mask

A 3-in-1 mask, COSRX Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Spa Mask is a multipurpose skin care product that hydrates and brightens your skin. An overnight mask, a wash off mask and a moisturizer -- all rolled into one product; this lightweight formula of 65% rice extract enhances your skin radiance while moisturizing and softening your skin as you take your beauty sleep.



Here’s an amazed buyer’s review of this product:

“Amazed!! it makes my skin bright every morning I apply this product, Ive heard a lot of good things about this one and they are very true. love it because you it can be a moisturizer and a sleeping mask. The product has no smell which is a thumbs up for me. I will definitely repurchase this one.” - Teki

COSRX Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Spa Mask 60ml
COSRX Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Spa Mask 60ml
COSRX Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Spa Mask 60ml
COSRX Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Spa Mask 60ml
COSRX Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Spa Mask 60ml
COSRX Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Spa Mask 60ml
COSRX Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Spa Mask 60ml
COSRX Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Spa Mask 60ml

Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Spa Mask 60ml

₱729.00

Special mention: The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%

Though not really a Korean brand, The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% has been famous for treating hyperpigmentation. With a high concentration of Niacinamide, it effectively reduces the appearance of skin blemishes, redness, uneven skin tone, enlarged pores and oily skin.

The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%

Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%

Now you don’t have to worry about hyperpigmentation next time. With all these products available in the market that are specifically designed to solve your skin pigmentation issue, you don’t have any excuses to be so self-conscious about your skin anymore. Finally, don’t forget to wear sunscreen everyday. We all know prevention is better than cure, and protecting your skin from pollution and the sun’s harmful UV rays will increase your chance of getting even skin tone. Not using sunscreen yet? Check out our wide range of sunscreen that will definitely suit your needs here.

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