If you’ve ever delved into the wild world of dermatology at all, you probably would know that obtaining a hyperpigmentation treatment for your skin is a beneficial and challenging endeavor. The treatment usually comes in the form of serums. This particular antioxidant ingredient is excellent at managing hyperpigmentation issues and evening skin tone. But how can you know which serum is the right choice?

Before we talk about the best hyperpigmentation treatment serums, let’s look into what you should know when looking for the best serums. One of the best hyperpigmentation treatment serums are vitamin C serums. So why vitamin C serums?


Firstly, vitamin C can inhibit the manufacture of melanin, the skin pigment, making it an essential ingredient for managing hyperpigmentation, including sunspots and age spots, and generally evening out skin tone. 

Lastly, vitamin C acts as an antioxidant by neutralizing free radicals formed by environmental stressors like UV rays and pollution. Over time, free radicals can oxidize, which harms the skin and can cause premature signs of aging. It’s advisable to use sunscreen with a potent antioxidant like vitamin C to protect oneself from such radicals.


Before racing to apply any serum to your face, take a few minutes to ponder over the concentration of vitamins you actually need. The severity of your facial condition should give a hint of the concentration of vitamin C you need. For those with mild pigmentation issues or dry or sensitive skin, start from the lower end, maybe 5%, because vitamin C at high concentrations could cause complications. But if your issues are more severe or moderate, or you’ve tried vitamin C serum for a while without any sensitivity reaction, you can go all out with 20%. This should be the highest. Unfortunately, most vitamin C manufacturing companies do not specify the concentration of vitamin C in their products. It will help to do enough research about a product before buying.

Another thing is to pay close attention to the product’s design and storage. Vitamin C is such a temperamental ingredient, go for products that come in dark packaging that will block light out. If a product utilizes an airless pump rather than a dropper, that’s a green light that shows that shows that exposure to oxygen is minimal. 

Below are a few of the top-rated vitamin C serums out there.

SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic

It’s one of the most famous and recommended vitamin C serums around. It contains 15% L-ascorbic acid, which is a modestly potent dose of vitamin C, along with nourishing vitamin E and ferulic acid for an antioxidant triple threat. It is a dermatologists’ favorite as it is a combination of powerful ingredients in just the right formula.

SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF

This comes second on the list. It performs as well as the CE ferulic but works in favor of those with oily skin. It contains a slightly moderate amount of vitamin C (10%) and replaces the vitamin E with a plant-derived antioxidant, phloretin. 

Paula’s Choice C15 Super Booster

This light serum contains 15% vitamin C, which is a moderate amount sufficient to make a noticeable difference over time. Plus, if you’d prefer, it is formulated in such a way that it’s mixable with your favourite moisturizers.

Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum

Known for its attractive packaging, this serum contains a powerhouse formula of 15% vitamin C along with vitamin E for a nourishing, brightening, antioxidant combination. It also includes some plant-based exfoliating ingredients that will leave your skin feeling smooth and glowy.

L’Oreal Revitalift Derm Intensives Vitamin C Serum

With an effective formula of 10% vitamin C, this potent serum is a great and budget-friendly option. It also comes in an opaque metal tube that will keep the product from light, oxidizing, and breaking down too quickly.

Buttah Vitamin C Serum

This vitamin C serum is explicitly formulated for darker skin tones that are more prone to hyperpigmentation. This serum contains antioxidant ferulic acid, calming green tea, chamomile extracts, and potent vitamin C. It’s also stored in an opaque glass bottle to keep it away from air and light.


That’s it for the list. This list will give you insight on the necessary steps to take before purchasing a serum and help you decide from the few top rated serums on the list. Make sure you consult your dermatologist to ensure you’re making the right purchase

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