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Clinique Even Better Clinical™ Dark Spot Corrector & Optimizer
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Clinique Even Better Clinical™ Dark Spot Corrector & Optimizer


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4.11 / 5 based on 390 Reviews


Skin Types: All.

What It Is:

Our clinical-strength serum visibly improves dark spots 58% at 12 weeks. Results at 4, 8 and 12 weeks are equal to a leading prescription ingredient.

What It Does:

Even Better Clinical Serum is proven to help reverse the appearance of dark spots and blemish marks starting at 4 weeks. In 1 week, see a visibly brighter complexion. Soothing Optimizer keeps skin calm, helping it better resist future darkening. Both are dispensed from a dual-chamber bottle that separates each serum, preserving the purity and potency of the ingredients until right before application.

Proven Results:

Clinical tests showed a visible reduction in the appearance of dark spots and a more even skin tone with twice-a-day use.

    8 Weeks       12 Weeks
Dark Spots        51%       58%
Even Skin Tone        50%       53%

Key Ingredients / Technology:

Our patented CL-302 Complex includes Vitamin C to help reduce the appearance of discoloration; advanced Brightening Yeast Blend to break up the appearance of dark spots; and encapsulated Salicylic Acid and Acetyl Glucosamine to exfoliate skin, speed departure of surface discolorations and enhance cell turnover. Optimizer features our Gyokuro Extract, a specially harvested Japanese green tea extract rich in antioxidants and anti-irritant properties.

Great To Know:

Dermatologist-Developed. Allergy Tested. 100% Fragrance Free. Non-Acnegenic. Ophthalmologist Tested. Oil-Free. Suitable for long-term use by all skin tones. 

How to Use:

  • Use twice a day, morning and night
  • Dispense 1 to 2 pumps onto fingertips
  • Spread serum all over your face and neck. Follow with moisturizer
  • Daily sunscreen is imperative
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Clinique Even Better Clinical™ Dark Spot Corrector & Optimizer
Clinique Even Better Clinical™ Dark Spot Corrector & Optimizer
Reviews (390)
Q&A (73)
Media (21)
Raquel W.
76 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I have been using this product for several months now as described (twice a day) and have yet to see any changes. While my dark spots are not extremely noticeable, I notice them and they bother me. I was hoping to see some improvement, but have yet to. However, I do like the way my skin feels upon using it. Perhaps more time is needed. I like that it is making my skin look smooth at least!
Hetal S.
San Francisco, CA
111 reviews
Review for: no color more...
Works like magic! After a month my dark spots started fading! I have dark brown/Indian skin so I was a bit skeptic, but I'm glad I tried it. It is a bit pricey at $50-$150 a bottle depending on the size, but honestly a little bit goes a long way! The small bottle lasted me a good 3 months. I definitely will be repurchasing this product- once it goes on sale haha!
Sophia P.
Bloomington, IN
160 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I've had acne scars since 5th grade (26 now). My skin has always looked a little pink and blotchy because of the scarring. I also am prone to annoying face moles. This lotion helped clear those away, but it has to be used regularly. I recommend ONE PUMP on most critical areas (for me, neck and forehead) at night before bed. In the morning use the dramatically different moisturizing gel and of course, sunscreen.

One bottle can last if you use it sparingly and combine with a moisturizer to spread further.
Jennifer L.
Folsom, CA
60 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: CLINIQUE Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector 1 oz more...
I just received this as a gift set with the moisturizer and hand cream. I Highly recommend this for people who have those dark spot blemishes they want gone. My skin instantly felt smoothr and the hydration did wonders. My skin type is dry to oily and it worked well for me. It doesn't smell as appealing as other skincare products, but usually less scent means better products. It should definitely be on your try list. The hand cream works beautifully for older adults that have spots from too much UV damage. The applicator bottle is sleek and easy to carry around for travel!
Elizabeth N.
Bozeman, MT
101 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I started using this as a scar corrector and it's now my go-to moisturizer. I know it's only a serum, but I cannot use most thick moisturizers because they make my skin too oily. This is the perfect amount of moisture for my combination / veering oily skin. I use it in the morning and evening and have noticed when I stop using it for cheaper options I tend to breakout. It is a product I splurge on every few months, but it is well worth it. I usually buy during Clinque events and receive gifts with purchase.
Brianna B.
5 reviews
Review for: CLINIQUE Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector 1 oz more...
Great product for those trying to get rid of those stubborn dark spots. Just keep in mind, if you are wanting to fade out dark spots, you must wear an SPF at all times when outside. Even if it is just for a few minutes. If you go outside without it, all of the hard work and money to get rid of the darkness will come right back. This product must be used as directed and everyday in order to achieve proper results.
Becca L.
Ada, OK
42 reviews
FIRST let me say that dark spots are caused by DAMAGED CELLS. Once a cell is damaged, it can't be undone. That being said, I love this stuff! It does work but yes it does take a commitment. 2 times daily isn't that big of a commitment if you love your skin. If health doesn't scare you, hopefully vanity will. Just add it in to your routine while brushing your teeth. I can make my bottle go further than 1 month so I don't see the harm in paying for a product that actually works for me.
Catherine B.
21 reviews
Review for: no color more...
I have a lot of acne scarring and I started using this products and over time I have really seen a difference in the size and coloring of my dark spots. They haven't totally gone away but they are definitely less noticeable and less res. The price on it is worth it for how much product you get and how long it lasts! I highly recommend to anyone who needs help with dark spots or scarring!
Holly M.
Dearborn, MI
28 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I absolutely love this serum! I've never used a serum before this one and I don't think I want to because this is incredible. My friend is a Clinique girl at Ulta and gave me a sample and I immediately fell in love. Although it's a little pricey I feel like it's worth it if you have severe acne scars and dark spots.
April A.
Kannapolis, NC
9 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: no color more...
As someone who has hyperpigmentation, I've struggled to find a cream/serum that evens out the dark spots, but doesn't cause breakouts or irritate my skin. Of all the products that I've tried, this works okay and has worked the best. However, I can't justify the cost based on the results.
Amanda E.
Sophia , NC
37 reviews
How long before results are typically noticed?
Sharanda H.
Boutte, LA
95 reviews
Is this worth the price? I've almost purchased it several times but never brought myself to it. This would be my last resort to get rid of my darks spots before I go to the dermatologist.
Samantha G.
11 reviews
How often do you need to use this product to see results with dark spots? Also, where do you work it in to your daily routine?
Martha V.
Phoenix, AZ
13 reviews
I have been looking for a product that helps diminish dark spots but so far I have not found anything that is helping lighten the dark spots.How effective is this product in treating them?
Niki J.
211 reviews
Is this lightweight? I have tried other dark spot correctors and they all felt really thick no matter the amount I use.

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