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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)
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Geeta I.
369 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Review for: CLINIQUE Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector 1 oz more...
I've used this dark spot corrector on and off for years, and if you use it properly, it is fantastic! It is best used on existing blemishes from the start to prevent them from becoming hyper pigmented. It is smooth, does not smell strong, and can be easily used morning and night. The bottle tends to last me 1-2 months of used twice daily. Overall I highly recommend as a preventative measure!
monique m.
Washington, DC
178 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
I started to use this before (and now with) my vichy corrector. the results were slow but my texture improved and many of my ance scars went away. warning , you have to use this with a spf moisturizer or it won't help. the pigmentation for many is sun damage so if you don't use spf you won't see results...also for those who don't see a different i suggest working with a clinique counter to track the results...
Trinidad P.
320 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: CLINIQUE Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector 1 oz more...
I love Cliniques skincare, they're definitely worth the price. This has a great scent, it goes on well and you don't need a large amount. It is very effective for dark spots, you can see the difference in a few weeks. I also love that this leaves my skin feeling smooth for hours!
Sandra W.
Miami, FL
56 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector, 3.4 Ounce more...
When I first started using this product I thought it was super effective. However I was on maybe my 4th bottle when I realized I stopped seeing chances. In fact it took. At least 2 bottles for me to even begin seeing a difference. If you're a darker complexioned person I'd say don't even bother unless you don't mind buying $4-500 worth of this product to finally get where you'd like to be.
Ashley R.
Greensboro, NC
59 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Even Better Dark Spot Corrector Night Care 1 oz/30 ml/1 oz more...
I use it on the mornings and on the nights, is a daily sunscreen imperative too and is for every type of skin tones! I have a baby and with all the stress i have it helps me a lot with the dark spots from the acne scars!
LEAR21758 Oriana C.
Miami, FL
143 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Well , i bought this a long time ago almost 4 years now and i used it for 6 months but i dindt see big changes on my skin , in fact i was disappointed , its pricey and it didn't work for me sooooo its a big no in my case. but i have to say that my skin looked a bit more luminous
Vy N.
47 reviews
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I've been using this for a few months hoping it would give me the results I keep reading about. It's gentle and fragrance free. It wasn't irritating at all. It just didn't work! I expected SOME fading but I had none. Disappointed that it did not work for me.
Courtney D.
San Francisco, CA
37 reviews
Review for: CLINIQUE Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector 1 oz more...
This product definitely lightened my acne scars on my face which I loved, but the only problem is that this product is too pricey. Also, with this product, a little bit goes a long way, so it lasts for a long time, but the price makes it iffy to repurchase.
Stephanie H.
Horn Lake
10 reviews
I have used this product within the past year for sun damage to my face, mainly on my cheeks. After using twice daily and using sunscreen, it definitely removed the appearance of sun damage and cleared my skin. This is a wonderful product but a bit expensive.
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I used this for 12+months and it worked wonders on my skin. I suffered from a lot of dark spots from breakouts and I credit this to no longer having them. It's been about 6 months since I used it, my skin has cleared up after using the Clinique 3-Step products. I used this once in the morning and once in the afternoon. Recommend this to anyone!
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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