Whether you have dark spots, discolorations or rough texture, our gentle, yet effective brightening skincare routine is uniquely formulated to address the causes of dull skin and visibly improve clarity. Learn how to brighten skin and fade discolorations with our efficacious formulas.

What Causes an Uneven Skin Tone?

Every day, your skin comes in contact with pollution, dirt and debris – all of which may cause skin irritation which can result in skin discoloration and rough texture. Post-acne marks, aging and the sun can also result in dark spots. A gentle, brightening skincare routine can help fade discolorations and boost clarity for transparent, smooth skin.

Your Brightening Skincare Routine

When exploring how to brighten skin, it is important to find gentle, soothing formulas that respect the skin barrier while targeting specific causes of dull skin. Kiehl’s brightening skincare products address concerns like uneven skin tone and dark spots with formulas that are both effective and gentle.

Cleanse Away Impurities with a Brightening Face Wash

Clearly Corrective™ Brightening & Exfoliating Daily Cleanser<

Gently purify skin with a brightening exfoliator to cleanse away dirt, oil and pollution. Formulated with White Birch Extract, Peony Extract and Pearlstone, this daily exfoliating cleanser is mild enough to use morning and night for brighter and smoother skin.

  • Gently removes dirt, oil and pollution
  • Helps boost clarity and visibly brighten skin
  • Smoothes skin for a refined appearance
  • Gentle enough to be used twice a day

Soothe Skin with a Brightening Toner

Clearly Corrective™ Brightening & Soothing Treatment Water

Refresh dull skin with a soothing skin brightening toner. Formulated with Licorice Root, Activated C and White Birch Extract, our gentle treatment water is also infused with Illuminating Minerals to help instantly brighten skin.

  • Soothes and calms skin
  • Refines skin texture for smoother skin
  • Diminishes dull skin while boosting overall clarity
  • Helps strengthen skin’s barrier
  • Gentle enough to use morning and night

Target Skin Discolorations with a Dark Spot Corrector

Clearly Corrective™ Dark Spot Solution

Discover optimal clarity with Kiehl’s beloved serum for dark spots. Formulated with a potent complex of Activated C, White Birch Extract and Peony Extract, this efficacious serum helps visibly diminish dark spots and acne marks* for brighter, more radiant skin.

  • Helps visibly reduce a wide spectrum of dark spots include those caused by age, UV exposure, post-acne marks and hyperpigmentation
  • Helps diminish the intensity of spots while also helping prevent new ones from forming**
  • Refines skin’s texture for a smoother appearance
  • Boosts overall clarity for instantly brighter, more radiant skin
  • May be used morning and night

*Based on 12-week clinical study of 104 women with all skin types presented with mild to moderate severity of attributes, including post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
**In-vitro test.


Instantly Brighten Skin with a Face Mask for Dark Spots

Clearly Corrective™ Clarity Booster Hydration Maskr

In as little as 15 minutes, target dark spots and skin discolorations for visibly brighter skin. Formulated with equivalent concentrations of Activated C, White Birch Extract and Peony Extract as Clearly Corrective™ Dark Spot Solution, our efficacious face mask for dark spots instantly brightens skin.

  • Helps visibly fade dark spots and discolorations
  • Hydrates to plump and smooth skin
  • Easily adheres to skin
  • Clinically-demonstrated to deliver the visible brightening efficacy of a 12-day serum regimen* in 15 minutes
  • Recommended for use twice per week

*Results based upon a clinical test against Clearly Corrective™ Dark Spot Solution applied twice daily.


Smooth Texture with a Skin Brightening Moisturizer

Clearly Corrective™ Brightening & Smoothing Moisture Treatment

With intensive hydration, this unique moisturizer helps correct the appearance of rough texture and skin discoloration. Infused with Glycolic Acid, this formula helps refine and smooth skin’s texture. Formulated with Activated C and White Birch Extract, this efficacious skin brightening moisturizer helps even and brighten skin for optimal clarity.

  • Helps visibly reduce skin discolorations
  • Smoothes and refines rough texture
  • Visibly reduces fine lines and minimizes pores
  • Provides 24-hour hydration
  • Visibly improves overall skin clarity
  • May be used morning and night

How to brighten skin and boost clarity

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