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 hyperpigmentation to help solve your problem. Read on and check out these awesome products to finally get rid of your dark spots.
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:
Skin care routine “must have”
“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.
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:
“I'm currently obsessing over this serum! It is lightweight and not sticky. It is easily absorbed by my skin. Good combo with madeca cream and I observed great results.” - Jelly M.
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:
New fave toner!
“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 Talili
Made up of natural ingredients that are safe and non-irritating, Dear Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin C Serum is a trusted product that has proven its purpose overtime. Also suitable for sensitive skin types, this serum utilizes Vitamin C to reduce pigmentation and brighten your overall skin complexion.
Here’s a review of this product’s effectivity from one of our buyers:
Dear Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin C Serum
“I use this product every night and it has definitely brightened my skin and reduced marks and blemishes. The product leaves a certain glow and radiance on the skin, which I truly love. I will continue using it with my newly purchased 'Dear Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin E Mask', which I heard work very well together.” - Tricia
With its main ingredients being Vitamin E, Niacinamide, and Adenosine; there’s no doubt that Dear Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin E Mask helps keep your skin bright and healthy. Most effective when used with Vitamin C, this mask hydrates your skin while enhancing the effects of Vitamin C products.
Here’s a five-star review from one of our buyers:
Brightens and hydrates!
“I’m on my 2nd tub already and I must say that this product works really well with the Dear Klairs Vitamin C Serum as promised by this brand. A little goes a long way and it’s perfect for hydrating my combination type skin. It’s not greasy and absorbs well on my skin so I can use it both at daytime and night. I also love how it works both as a moisturizer and sleeping mask so I only need one product to do the job of two products. It’s a bit expensive but it’s worth it.” - Sheila M.
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 serum 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:
Great skin improvement
“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.”
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:
Perfect for my skin.
“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
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:
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“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
With a pH level of 5.5 that’s suitable for sensitive skin, this toner claims to tone and balance your skin while cleansing and brightening it as well. Containing 10% Licorice, Acwell Licorice pH Balancing Cleansing Toner improves skin pigmentation by stimulating new cell production through its rhubarb roots extract ingredients.
Here’s a satisfied customer’s review of this product:
“consistent use of this toner has left my skin feeling balanced and healthy. I suffer from a lot of redness due to how sensitive my skin is and this toner really helped to calm it down and soothe any current acne spots I was dealing with.” - Mai
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:
Great Exfoliator for ALL Skin Types!
“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
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.
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.
[author name="Faye Montellano" bio="Faye juggles her time between exploring different stuff and earning on the side. Like any woman, she is also interested in skincare and beauty products. In her spare time, she enjoys catching up on her favorite TV series Doctor Who. "]