Best In Black Beauty Awards: GU Hyper Honoree’s 2023
“Hyperpigmentation is an area of skin that appears darker than the rest of your skin, usually due to excessive melanin production,” says Lynn McKinley-Grant, M.D., a dermatologist based in Washington, D.C. “Having a simple yet gentle skin care routine can help treat dark spots and slowdown that production.”
When your skin is acting up real bad, step right up to the plate with this winners’ circle of treatments, serums and cleansers to reset your tone.
Eadem Milk Marvel Dark Spot Treatment, $68
Smart Melanin Technology—a trio of niacinamide, amber algae and vitamin C is what makes this unassuming opalescent serum a heavy hitter.
Dr. Barbara Sturm the Better B Niacinamide Serum, $145
Protect your barrier with Dr. Sturm’s latest creation, powered with marine plankton extract and panthenol to soothe and hydrate.
Fenty Skin Watch Ya Tone Niacinamide Dark Spot Serum, $42
Bad Gal RiRi’s latest magical creation? A Barbados-cherry serum that visibly fades dark spots and blemishes in just eight weeks.
L’Oréal Revitalift Derm Intensives 12% [Niacinamide + Amino Sulfonic + Ferulic Acid] Dark Spot Serum, $30
The powerhouse trio of toning niacinamide, exfoliating amino sulfonic and antioxidizing ferulic acid is extremely potent for its price point.
Acaderma Star Light Spot Corrector Serum, $78
Mulberry and marshmallow root come together to brighten unwanted dark spots and post-acne marks.
Omorovicza Even Tone, $165
Created with all skin tones in mind, this daily serum contains amber microalgae and niacinamide, to stimulate cell turnover for a smoother complexion.
Urban Skin RX Hypercorrect Intense Fading Cream, $48
The brand calls this product a “Step Zero” approach to fighting hyperpigmentation.
SkinCeuticals Phyto A + Brightening Treatment, $105
If you hate heavy moisturizers, try this lightweight, oil-free option.
Hyper Even Fade and Glow AHA Mask, $48
The mask prevents breakouts and deep-cleans congested pores.
FaceGym Brightening Active Roller, $72
Give your face a workout with this microneedle roller.
To shop all the winners from Best In Black Beauty Awards 2023, head over to Essence.