the best way to get rid of dark spots

beautycounter vitamin c serum
Hi, babes! Have you been using this time to perfect your skincare routine? I’ve been trying to hone in on my “problem areas” and make some positive changes. For years one of my biggest problems has been dark spots. I never really suffered from dark spots prior to my second pregnancy, but once Abby was born, my melasma never went away. My melasma/dark spots tend to show up right under my eyes on my cheek bones and they most definitely get worse in the summer.
For me, the one product that has consistently proved to reduce my dark spots has been vitamin C serum. However, not all vitamin C serums are created equally. I have tried so many over the years, but have yet to find one that works well and leaves my skin feeling hydrated. I’ve tried cheap ones from Amazon and higher price points, too. None worked well enough to keep using.
But y’all, Beautycounter just came out with a Vitamin C Serum that launches today! I’ve had the privilege of using it for the past couple of weeks and I have been truly blown away by the product. I went in without any expectations and simply tried it and took note of my dark spots and how my skin felt.

Beautycounter’s Vitamin C Serum:


All Bright C Serum – Brighten up with this game-changing serum. Made with two ultra-stable forms of vitamin C, it immediately brightens skin while helping reduce the appearance of dark spots. Turmeric and camu camu extracts help protect against dark spots and defend skin from the damaging effects of environmental stressors — revealing a more youthful-looking complexion. This is going to be a game changer!!


The first thing I noticed about the serum was how gentle it was when I put it on. The color is yellow, which has nothing to do with anything, but made me giggle because I’ve never used a yellow serum. Anyway, the next thing I noticed was how quickly the serum absorbs, which makes it easy to layer your other serums or moisturizer over it. The benefits I’ve noticed from using it for almost a month have been multipronged. The first is that it has kept my dark spots at bay and minimized their appearance. I had a larger dark spot appearing on my left cheek and it’s almost gone now! The serum also left my skin feeling moisturized and gave a glowing tint to my skin. One of the common problems I’ve found with vitamin c serums is that they can leave your skin feeling crazy dry; not the case here!

The last thing I’ll say about this serum is that it has a blend of 10% vitamin C, which is important. You want your vitamin c serum to have 10-20% vitamin c concentrate for maximum effectiveness. If your serum has anything less than 10%, you won’t notice any true results.



  • reduces wrinkles
  • evens skin tone
  • brightens complexion
  • helps protect against sun damage
  • protects collagen and increases production
  • protects your skin against pollution and other free radicals


CONSUMER SENSORY RESULTS (after eight weeks*):

• 100% said skin looked brighter
• 94% said it reduced the appearance of dark spots
• 97% said skin looked more youthful
• 94% said skin tone looked more even
*Based on a 32-subject consumer perception study after eight weeks of use.
Clinically proven to**:
• Even skin tone
• Improve skin radiance/brightness
**Based off a 32-subject clinical study after eight weeks