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treatments for dark acne spots

Sephora customers often prefer the following products when searching for treatments for dark acne spots.

Dark spots are a common problem for people of all ages. They can be caused by a number of factors, including sun damage, age, and genetics. If you're dealing with dark spots on your skin, there are ways to lighten them up.

$28.00

This acne treatment is great. I use it when i feel a pimple coming and spot treat it with this until it comes to a head. ...used once and zits gone!...Got this product last night, did the spot treatment before bed and every single zit was dried up and gone by the next morning!

What it is: An effective blemish-fighting acne spot treatment that minimizes pimples, zaps zits, and helps prevent future breakouts.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Blemishes, Pores, Oiliness

Formulation: Mask

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Sulfur (10.0%): Works quickly to exfoliate dead surface skin cells, unclog pores, and help reduce the appearance of blemishes.
- BHAs: Deliver anti-redness benefits to reduce the look of pores while unclogging them.
- Zinc Oxide: A natural mineral that provides oil control by absorbing excess sebum.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, minera

$20.00

I hope my review will help other people like me. I had a very bad break out around my mouth area. Big pink pimples. I tried different treatment, not working. ...Best for spot treatment!...I see ppl complaining that the bottle is small but if you use it as directed for SPOT treatments i.e. little zit or pimple here or there...i use mine 5-6 days a week on maybe 4 -5 pimples/zits and my bottle has lasted me at least 6 months.

What it is: An acne spot remover that helps quickly fight, fade, and prevent future blemishes for spotless-looking skin.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Acne and Blemishes, Redness, and Oiliness

Formulation: Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Saw Palmetto: Helps control oil, reduce shine, and prevent breakouts.

What Else You Need to Know: This blemish-fighting formula with saw palmetto and 1.5 percent salicylic acid helps eliminate excess oil that can lead to break outs.

$185.00

At first I didn't think the products were doing anything special, however, the breakouts healed extremely fast with very light spots versus my usual dark spots. ...Removes darks spot...It makes skin tone brighter and removes dark spots I’ve tried as a complementary box

What it is: A powerful treatment to visibly soften texture, reduce the appearance of dark spots and fine lines due to dryness, even the look of skin’s tone, and enhance visible radiance.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dullness and Uneven Texture, Dark Spots, and Pores

Formulation: Lightweight Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Pitera™: Contains over 50 micronutrients like vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and natural acids to condition skin.

Ingredient Callouts: Contains less than one percent of synthetic fragrances.

$159.00

zits be gone!...I really love this product! I have oily, acne prone skin and most my dark spots come from acne scars. ...works for spot treatment acne! I use it at night after I clean my face and my zit will be gone in the morning.

What it is: A device that uses the dual power of laser-focused blue LED light and T-Sonic pulsations to address acne-causing bacteria, painlessly, in as little as 30 seconds.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Blemishes

What Else You Need to Know: The ultra-hygienic silicone surface inhibits bacterial growth. The blue LED light activates when the device touches the skin to address bacteria. T-Sonic pulsations support natural blood microcirculation to facilitate the skin’s renewal. Red, cross-shaped light precisely targets blemishes. ESPADA is FDA-approved.

$46.00

I was worried this wouldn’t help my zits but after applying to my skin where I would break out, I find it completely removes the zit without drying or damaging the skin!...Works SO well as a spot treatment!...I use this to coax out stubborn zits or pustules

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

What it is:
A powerful treatment with five clinically proven acne-clearing acids to clear existing acne and help prevent future breakouts.

Solutions for:
- Acne
- Oiliness
- Pores

If you want to know more…
This medicated lightweight gel serum is clinically proven to reduce overall acne in just one week. Salicylic acid combines with lysophosphatidic, hydroxydecanoic, sebacic, and glycolic acids in penta-acid technology to clear skin of acne-causing bacteria, oiliness, and blackheads while minimizing dryness and irritation.

Dr. Barbara SturmClarifying Spot Treatment

Size: 0.5 oz/ 15 mL·ITEM: 2270080

Color: 02

8 Reviews

$55.00

I put this on my forehead where I have acne & it FULLY covers it!!! All the redness & my ugly pimples are all gone!!! ...I love this spot treatment, I use it after I put my Hourglass foundation on and blend the two on blemishes or old acne red spots.

What it is: A tinted spot treatment designed to cover up and address blemishes, breakouts, and redness.

Skin Type: Combination and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Redness, Acne, and Blemishes

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Complex of Maclura Bioflavonoids, Tea Tree Oil, and Zinc Oxide: Helps combat unwanted impurities.
- Vitamin B3: Supports the body’s natural skin renewal.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, and triclocarban, and contains less than one percent of synthetic fragrances. This product is also cruelty-free, and gluten-free.

$36.00

What it is: A travel-friendly kit of acne-fighting essentials clinically shown to target current and future breakouts and acne scarring for protected, mattified skin.

Skin Type: Normal, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Acne and Blemishes, and Oiliness

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Salicylic Acid: Helps exfoliate and balance skin while targeting breakouts.
- Vitamin C and Hydroxytyrosol: Reduce the appearance of post-acne dark spots.
- Patented Pine and Thyme-Inspired Complex: Fights irritants while supporting skin.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, phthalates, mineral oil, oxybenzone, and sulfates SLS & SLES. These products are also vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free.

$15.00

It soothes all my pimples!...THIS IS THE HOLY GRAIL OF SPOT TREATMENTS! I use this to zap a zit overnight and have also used on the occasional back & bum pimple and it slows them down quick!...It’s hard having acne during your adult years so I am always searching for a good pimple spot treatment and I love this one.

What it is: A fast-acting blemish spot treatment that zaps pimples overnight with zero irritation and helps brighten the look of spots from past breakouts.

Skin Type:
Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Acne/Blemishes and Oiliness

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Clay and Sulfur: Absorb excess oil and balance sebum production.
- Willow Bark: Nature's alternative to salicylic acid, it helps calm breakouts and clear pores.
- Azelaic Acid: Helps prevent spots left by past blemishes.

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

$30.00

I don’t like to use acne products on my whole face since I don’t get acne all over, so this on the spot treatment works amazingly. ...Great pimple zapper...I love using this Acne+ 2% BHA Spot Treatment. I saw my blemishes and pimples had gone down right away .

What it is: A clinical-strength, rapid-acting acne treatment that visibly reduces blemish size and redness plus helps prevent new acne pimples from forming.

Skin Type:
Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Redness, and Acne/Blemishes

Highlighted Ingredients:
- 2% Salicylic Acid: Decongests pores to help eliminate excess oil and surface debris.
- 10% Azelaic Acid: Helps fade the look of post-acne hyperpigmentation (acne marks/scars) while visibly improving uneven skin tone.
- 2% Niacinamide: Helps minimize the appearance of pores and regulate sebum.

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

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