Four of the best: Serums for targeting dark spots

A number of factors, including acne, hormones, genetics, and sun exposure, can lead to dark spots on the skin.

Hyperpigmentation, caused by increased melanin, is very common and is characterised by brown or grey patches or freckle-like spots.

But before you start researching chemical peels and laser therapies to target dark spots, why not consider seeking out some supercharged serums specifically designed to address this concern?

To take out some of the guesswork, we've scouted out a range of brand-new formulations to check out right now.

GLOW RECIPE's Guava Vitamin C Dark Spot Serum

Made with five forms of vitamin C and guava extract, this non-sticky serum promises to brighten dark spots and even out skin tone in no time at all.

For best results, apply one pump of the product onto clean skin and pat it for optimal absorption, followed by a layer of moisturiser.

To protect the potency of vitamin C, be sure to store the chic pink bottle in a cool, dry place, out of direct sunlight.

RoC's MULTI CORREXION Revive + Glow Daily Serum

Packed with vitamin C and complementary antioxidants, this serum gives even the most fatigued complexions a boost. For use during the day, smooth four to six drops of the serum over a cleansed face and neck, before applying a layer of sunscreen.

Peace Out's Dark Spots Serum

Consider dark spots dunzo with Peace Out's latest launch. Made with a potent blend of AHAs and active ingredients, including tranexamic acid, this lightweight serum has been designed to tackle everything from age spots to post-breakout discolouration.

Alternate the serum with Peace Out's popular Dark Spots dots to target particularly stubborn areas.

Olay's Vitamin C + AHA24 Day Gel Serum for Bright and Even Tone

Citrus-scented and with a silky consistency, this serum melts into the skin without blocking the pores. Harnessing the power of vitamin C and niacinamide, this product has been formulated to reduce dull skin, like dead skin cells, and improve the look of uneven tone. Can be used morning and night, but as the product contains alpha hydroxy acids (AHA), be sure to follow with a good SPF during the day.