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#2: Skinceuticals Advanced Pigment Corrector

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Skinceuticals Advanced Pigment Corrector is formulated with potent ingredients, such as 1% Hydroxyphenoxy Propionic Acid and 0.3% Salicylic acid. These additives can powerfully reduce the look of discoloration.

Hydroxyphenoxy Propionic Acid has been shown to be comparable to kojic acid, though users who are fans of the former may not agree that both are equally effective. Salicylic acid is a universally popular ingredient for exfoliation.

Both of these additives have also been independently tested for effectiveness, and the results help prove just how potent they are. Unfortunately, these ingredients aren’t as natural as others on the market, which means that the potency comes at a potential price.


After conducting user surveys and our own in-house research, we concluded that Skinceuticals’ Advanced Pigment Corrector has a high level of customer satisfaction.

Users reported fast –– and unexpected –– results. However, many customers noted that the spot corrector’s pump doesn’t work correctly, and some even reported receiving a half-empty bottle. We decided to dock some points due to this, as it happened often enough that it could be a problem for our readers.

Thankfully, Skinceutical’s customer service team is exceptional. We spoke to a friendly representative who answered our scripted questions knowledgeably. Other users also reported positive interactions with Skinceutical’s team.


Skinceuticals offers a generous 90-day return policy, which suggests their confidence in their spot corrector. Another perk is their complimentary shipping, which isn’t a common practice for many beauty companies.

That said, users who did return their spot corrector felt that the process was relatively easy and straightforward, though many of them didn’t see their account credited for up to a month after the return.


While Skinceuticals’ Advanced Pigment Corrector isn’t all-natural, it does contain clinically tested ingredients that have been shown to pack a punch against skin discoloration and aging. Their customer service team was friendly and knowledgeable. Some users received correctors that were either half-full or broken, but most customers were satisfied with their results.

For more information or to purchase this product visit their website.

P.S. While Simple Beauty is the best spot corrector we've found, we would still love to hear about any others you've tried. If you have had a great experience of your own, please send me an email at Beverly@ConsumersSurvey.org with the details.


Beverly Gratson

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