Every time I go out in the sun, the dark spots come out again. My sweet, clueless husband thinks they're freckles and calls them cute, but I know they're age spots and I want them banished from my face I don't know who recommended this to me initially-- I started using this while living in Europe, where you can't get your hands on the stronger (and potentially carcinogenic, in fairness) skin bleaches, so either a pharmacist or dermatologist recommended that I use this one instead. And it does work! It takes longer than I'd have liked, but that's okay, I guess, since this formula doesn't have the pesky side effect of causing cancer... Just know that the spots will come back after only a day without sunscreen on vacation in Gibraltar (which I recommend visiting anyway-- beautiful! ;) ), and even if this can be found in drug stores, it isn't exactly cheap. Of course if you're smart and wear sunscreen after using this to get rid of the spots, hopefully you won't have this issue... But if you're like me and forget the sunscreen from time to time, La Roche-Posay has your back.