10 Best Vitamin C Serums That Promise to Fade Dark Spots

These skin savers will help you achieve your skin goals!

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ILLUSTRATION Warren Espejo

(SPOT.ph) So you've zapped your zits into oblivion and now you're left with pesky marks that won't seem to go away. Well, it's time to invest in face serums infused with vitamin C—an antioxidant and well-loved skincare ingredient that's known for its brightening effects, its power to even out skintone, and anti-aging benefits. If you're not sure where to look, then you've come to the right place. Take note that vitamin C serums work best when paired with sunscreen—which you shouldn't be skipping, ever, anyway—so that shouldn't be a problem.

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Check out these 10 vitamin C serums that'll help you fade dark spots:

Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres (P540) from The Ordinary

Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres from The Ordinary
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On a budget? The Ordinary's best-selling Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres is right up your alley. This well-loved skincare product promises to brighten your skintone and minimize fine lines, giving you a more youthful glow. Just apply it over affected areas to spot-treat or massage a thin layer all over your face for a brighter and more even complexion.

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C.E.O. Rapid Flash Brightening Serum (P5,120) from Sunday Riley

C.E.O. Rapid Flash Brightening Serum from Sunday Riley
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If you're all about fast results, Sunday Riley's C.E.O. Rapid Flash Brightening Serum promises just that—it's literally in their name. The serum is formulated with THD ascorbate, the most stable form of vitamin C, which makes the serum quickly absorbed by the skin, giving you a brighter complexion. The hydrating formula also minimizes the appearance of pores for a smoother and supple skin.

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Vitamin C Serum (P3,150) from Mario Badescu

Vitamin C Serum from Mario Badescu
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This lightweight Vitamin C Serum from Mario Badescu is enriched with brightening vitamin C as well as sodium hyaluronate and collagen, which work to smoothen skin keeping it soft and supple while giving you a radiant glow. Apply over your pimple marks to even out your complexion!

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Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate (P3,900) from Kiehl's

Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate from Kiehl's
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The Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate is a well-loved skincare product from Kiehl's that's formulated with a blend of vitamin C and hyaluronic acid. Both ingredients work together to reveal brighter and smoother skin. The serum promises to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, minimize pores, and improve skin's texture, helping you achieve your skin goals in just a few applications.

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Freshly Juiced Vitamin C Serum 35ml (P1,200) from Dear Klairs

Freshly Juiced Vitamin C Serum 35ml from Dear Klairs
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Dear Klairs' best-selling Freshly Juiced Vitamin C Serum is enhanced with Centella Asiatica Extract which helps heal and repair acne marks and scars so you can flaunt a complexion that's clear, fresh, and radiant. Plus, it's formulated with L-Ascorbic Acid which adds a layer of protection from harmful UV rays while improving skin's texture.

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Vitamin Nectar Glow Juice Antioxidant Face Serum (P2,120) from Fresh

Vitamin Nectar Glow Juice Antioxidant Face Serum from Fresh
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This nourishing formula from Fresh is formulated with coconut oil, vitamins C and E, and beta-carotene which all work together to provide all-day hydration and moisture for your skin while protecting it from free radicals like pollution, smoke, and radiation which can irritate and make skin look dull. A few drops of this serum applied before your face cream can help restore your skin's natural, radiant glow while fading pesky pimple marks!

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Fresh Pressed 7-Day System with Pure Vitamin C (P2,150) from Clinique

Fresh Pressed 7-Day System with Pure Vitamin C from Clinique
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Clinique's Fresh Pressed 7-Day System with Pure Vitamin C comes with packets of powder cleanser with vitamin C which you use prior to applying the vitamin C serum to get the best results. Along with vitamin C's brightening properties, the serum is formulated to combat dryness, dullness, uneven texture, fine lines, and wrinkles, helping you achieve a clear and radiant complexion that's lit from within.

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C-Firma™ Day Serum (P4,715) from Drunk Elephant

C-Firma Day Serum from Drunk Elephant
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This powerful serum from Drunk Elephant claims to brighten skin, thanks to its rich formula. Apart from lightening your skin's imperfections, it also dissolves dead skin cells, revealing clearer and more radiant skin while minimizing the look of fine lines and wrinkles. 

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Vitamin-C Serum (P1,390) from Pixi by Petra

Vitamin-C Serum from Pixi by Petra
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Pixi by Petra's Vitamin-C Serum works to repair skin damage caused by external pollutants and the sun, so you can finally get closer to achieving your skin goals. The serum is formulated to promote collagen production, which helps keep you looking young and fresh, while helping fade dark spots and hyperpigmentation for a radiant, even-looking complexion.

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Vitamin C Ester Brightening Serum (P3,750) from Perricone MD

vitamin c serumsVitamin C Ester Brightening Serum from Perricone MD
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Perricone MD's Brightening Serum claims to not only fade dark spots and discoloration, it also promises to dramatically smooth skin's texture, so you can flaunt soft and radiant skin. This multitasking formula is light and refreshing, leaving your skin fresh and moisturized with a healthy glow.

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