Fading Sun Spots: Top 5 Natural Ingredients That Work

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Fading Sun Spots: Top 5 Natural Ingredients That Work

‍People who are not happy with the spots and discoloration that they acquire over the years at some point look for a solution. While there are some rather unsafe options out there, there are some natural ingredients that can get the job done.

One of the most common ways is through the use of beauty products like natural lightening creams. There are many factors to consider, and you still have to make an effort to improve aspects of your lifestyle to prevent sun spots in the future.

Here we'll go over the top 5 natural vegan, plant derived ingredients to help reduce sun spots.

Our plant derived Glycolic Acid Exfoliating Body Cream is a winner in terms of results and affordability.

What's the Best Way to Find a Product for Fading Sun Spots?

When choosing a product that is designed to fade sun spots and discoloration, there are a couple of things to keep in mind. Here are some tips to help you choose the best one.

Research Proven Ingredients. There are some ingredients out there have been proven to be dangerous, so do stay away from them. You’ll find plenty of good research for the correct ingredients, like alpha arbutin, niacinamide, kojic acid, licorice root, lemon peel bioferment, and /or topical acids (glycolic, lactic, malic, etc.).

Apply to Clean Dry Skin. Let your spot fading product be the first product you apply to your skin and let it absorb for a couple of minutes before layering on more products.

Use a Mineral Sunscreen Every Day (Even if you Work Indoors). It’s awfully counterproductive to use a lightening cream for body only then to take on more sun exposure. Be sure to apply some sunscreen (mineral preferably) even if you don’t spend much time outside. A trip to pick up your mail or walk the dog, and those minutes add up to sun exposure than can further damage skin.

Top Natural Ingredients for Fading Sun Spots

The skin is the largest organ in the body, so it makes sense that the right skin care regimen can have far-reaching benefits. That's why people who want to lighten their skin often look for ingredients that can help reduce sun spots and discoloration.

Here are some of the most popular ingredients for skin lightening. Lactic acid - Lactic acid is an AHA that can be found in milk, but it is also created when certain bacteria ferment sugars. It is widely used in skin care products as a gentle chemical exfoliant and skin lightening agent.

Glycolic acid - Our glycolic acid is of high quality and benefits skin greatly by gently exfoliating layers of the skin to remove hyperpigmentation, the signs of aging, and helps keep pores unclogged which can lead to less breakouts and clearer skin.

Kojic acid - This ingredient is a by-product of the fermentation process of malting rice. Kojic acid is widely used in Asian skin care products as a skin lightening agent.

Alpha arbutin - Alpha arbutin is a natural plant extract that may be effective in reducing the appearance of hyperpigmentation, sun spots, and age spots. Studies have shown that it is more effective than hydroquinone, a common synthetic skin-lightening agent.

Bearberry extract - Bearberry extract is a common ingredient in skin care products that is believed to lighten skin and reduce the appearances of sun spots and hyperpigmentation.

Licorice root - Licorice root is a natural ingredient that has been used for centuries to treat a wide range of skin conditions, including acne, eczema, and psoriasis. It has also been used as an effective skin lightening agent, particularly among Asian women.

Niacinamide – Improves skin color, decreases inflammation, improves blotchiness, and can lighten skin per the National Library of Medicine.

Our plant derived Glycolic Acid Exfoliating Body Cream is a winner in terms of results and affordability.


When it comes to fading sun spots, there are many factors that need to be considered. The key is finding one that will have a positive impact on your skin. Our plant derived Glycolic Acid Exfoliating Body Cream is a winner in terms of results and affordability.

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I'm a formulator and skin care expert, wife, parent, and fur baby mom. I specialize in active ingredient research and studies, and share that information with you via our blog and products. Please reach out anytime you have questions!