Sometimes, a breakout means more than strategically hiding your face from the world for a few days. If you're stuck covering up the scars, it's time to put the concealer down. Two new, lightweight formulas help in the fight against discoloration, acne scarring, sunspots and uneven skin tone.

 

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Kiehl's Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution, $50

This new serum is packed with Activated C, a never-before-used vitamin C derivative that breaks up overproduced melanin in the skin and prevents new clusters from forming. Rounding out the formula are botanical ingredients, including white birch extract to hydrate and peony extract, an antioxidant to protect against damage to the skin.

 

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La Prairie White Caviar Spot Treatment, $150

The good scientists at La Prairie have expanded their hyperpigmentation-fighting line, the all impressive White Caviar Illuminating System, to include the handy White Caviar Spot Treatment. This little pen applicator targets and brightens specific areas, and its super formula of Swiss garden cress sprout extract fades existing spots and prevents future excess pigment. Vitamin C and licorice root extract block melanin from forming, and luxe golden caviar extract pumps up the antioxidant level of defense in the skin -- all while firming.