skin care products for dark skin

Sephora customers often prefer the following products when searching for skin care products for dark skin.

If you have dark skin, you know that it's not always easy to find the right products. However, there are great products out there that will help you look and feel your best. Here are some of the best skin care products for dark skin.


I have used several times and my skin feels and looks much better. Finally, something that really helps with my dark skin spots! ...You can over exfoliate with this so start with using it once a week. I have tan/dark skin tone and it does great!...Great Product

What it is: A two-step AHA/BHA peel pad pre-dosed with seven acids and 12 antioxidants to clear the complexion, reduce the look of wrinkles, and visibly improve skin tone and texture.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Fine Lines and Wrinkles, Uneven Texture, and Acne and Blemishes

Formulation: Wipes

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Glycolic Acid (AHA) and Mandelic Acid (AHA): Visibly reduces lines and wrinkles and balances skin.
- Salicylic Acid (BHA): Clears clogged pores.
- Resveratrol and Green Tea Extract: Supports skin cell lifespan and protects against free radicals.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need t


I absolutely love this product and may try some of the other products they offer. ...Dark spots have faded. Skin is tighter and smooth.

Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Dry
✔ Sensitive

What it is:
An advanced anti-aging serum that offers a daily-dose of anti-aging defense.

Solutions for:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Loss of firmness and elasticity
- Dryness

If you want to know more…
This multifunctional anti-aging serum offers a daily-dose of anti-aging defense. The silky liquid texture is readily absorbed allowing for immediate delivery of the efficacious ingredients. Serums are intended to be used with a moisturizer or blended with another product.

Laura MercierTinted Moisturizer Oil Free Natural Skin Perfector Broad Spectrum SPF 20

Size: 1.7 oz/ 50.2 mL·ITEM: 2449395

Color: 5W1 Tan - deep with warm undertones

6.4K Reviews


Great Product...It is not that build-able in the coverage department, but it is still pretty good. [I am african-american with dark skin]...I think it's great for light weight, sheer coverage. I also have dark skin so it's usually hard to find a color to match, but this one did perfectly.

What it is: A lightweight tinted moisturizer with a cult-favorite formula that provides sheer coverage and a blurred matte finish.

Coverage: Light




Highlighted Ingredients:
- Oil-Absorbing Powders: Help keep skin shine-free with a natural, demi-matte finish.
- Licorice Root Extract: Soothes irritated or troubled skin.
- Vitamin E: Helps protect against damaging effects of the sun.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens and sulfates SLS & SLES.

What Else You Need to Know: This cult-classic tinted moisturizer provides demi-matte, sheer coverage that quickly gives skin a soft-focus effect.


Good product...Excellent product I was really surprised that it worked exceptionally well for my African-American skin! ...I would sometimes used this product all over my face and at times directly at the darks spots on my face.

What it is: A brightening face serum that helps reduce the look of dark spots, hyperpigmentation, and post-acne marks.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dark Spots, Dullness, and Uneven Texture

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Activated C (a Potent form of Vitamin C): Reduces the look of dark spots and visibly evens skin tone.
- White Birch Extract: Evens skin tone.
- Peony Extract: Helps protect against oxidative damage.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, triclosan.


I have sensitive skin and this product doesn’t irritate it. I do follow the directions to only use it every 2 days, then take a 2 day break to build up your skins tolerance, but I still have noticed a big difference in the condition of my skin. ...While on the pricey side of skin care, I’ve never been disappointed with a Sunday Riley product and can’t recommend their products enough.

What it is: An advanced retinoid serum powered by a blend of retinoid ester and retinol to improve the look of lines, wrinkles, and dark spots, while hydrating honey and antioxidant CoQ10 offer anti-aging support.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness, Fine Lines and Wrinkles, and Loss of Firmness and Elasticity

Formulation: Serum

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Retinoid Complex 6.5% (Retinol, Retinoid Ester, and Botanical Alt-Retinol): Helps reduce the appearance of pores, wrinkles and lines, and dark spots while promoting visibly clearer, smoother skin.
- Antioxidant CoQ10: An antioxidant that can improve the look of surface redness for a healthier-looking complexion.

Beautyblender12-Hour Always on Radiant Skin Tint with Hyaluronic Acid & Niacinamide

Size: 1 oz/ 30mL·ITEM: 2477396

Color: Tan 4 - tan skin tones with golden olive undertones

1.2K Reviews


My go to tinted moisturizer. I have dark skin and it looks amazing on and throughout the day....Great Skin Tint...I have very Olive skin and the tan 1 is great for me. I can use this daily and feel.oulled together without having to do a full face of make-up.

What it is: A skin tint that hydrates with light-medium buildable coverage and a naturally radiant finish.

Coverage: Light



Highlighted Ingredients:
- Hyaluronic Acid- Helps to visibly plump skin and improve the look of fine lines and seal in moisture.
- Niacinamide and Willow Bark Extract: Visibly smooth, brighten, reduce the look of irritation, and minimizes the appearance of pores and blemishes to keep skin looking smooth and clear.
- Beta Glucan: Soothes and restores skin.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, tr


Not effective at all on older dark spots. Maybe for preventing new ones - but it didn’t do anything for me (POC, dark skin)....P.s I am a dark skin with eczema and hyperpigmentations

What it is: A fragrance-free serum—uniquely formulated for skin of color—that rapidly reduces visible dark spots, hyperpigmentation, and post-acne marks while bestowing a healthy-looking glow.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dark Spots, Uneven Texture, and Acne and Blemishes

Formulation: Lightweight Serum

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Blend of Niacinamide and Encapsulated Vitamin C: Visibly brightens, fights acne, soothes skin, and supports collagen.
- Amber Algae: Fades and discourages the appearance of dark spots, preserving skin's natural tone.
- Papaya and Pineapple Enzymes: Visibly resurface skin without irritation.


This was okay, I was hoping this could diminish some acne scars. I am a dark skin sista so I have hyperpigmentation from the sun and post-acne. ...DARK SKIN GIRL...I love the progress that I'm seeing with it, As a dark skin girl I get nervous to even try new things on my face but knowing this is brightening my skin and helping even my skin tone make this skin journey so worth it.

What it is: A concentrated serum with pure alpha arbutin and hyaluronic acid for more visibly even-toned skin.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dark Spots

Formulation: Lightweight Serum

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, phthalates, mineral oil, oxybenzone, coal tar, and sulfates SLS & SLES. It is also vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: Formulated without alcohol, silicone, nuts, or fragrance, this serum visibly reduces spots and hyperpigmentation with alpha arbutin. It also contains hyaluronic acid, which acts as a hydrating delivery system and optimizes skin’s exposure to alpha arbutin.


Within a week of use my skin was smoother, glowing and my darks spots had faded a bit. ...I also found that it gave your skin a nice after-glow. Would recommend this to anyone having issues with dark skin spots and dry skin!

What it is: An oil-free gel moisturizer with brightening Viniferine, niacinamide, and pearlescent minerals to reduce the look of dark spots and deliver radiant-looking skin.

Skin Type: Normal and Dry

Skincare Concerns: Dark Spots, Dryness, and Dullness

Formulation: Lightweight Serum

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Patented Vine Sap Viniferine: Diminishes and prevents the appearance of dark spots for visibly even-toned skin.
- Niacinamide: Evens the appearance of skin tone.
- Pearlescent Minerals: Enhance the complexion with a quick, visible glow.

Ingredient Callouts: It is vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

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