The 10 Best skin-tone correctors

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Too much sun can leave skin showing signs of damage, but fret not - plenty of products promise to even out, repair and brighten

1. Prime Time Neutralising  Foundation Primer

Skin-brightening products can take a few weeks to take effect and, sometimes, you just want some instant gratification. Apply this primer before foundation – its golden tone and light-reflecting pigments soften the appearance of dark spots.

£21, Bare Minerals, boots.com

2. White Cloud spot corrector

This gets to work slowing the production of melanin, one of the main causes of pigmentation, and also reduces acne scars and uneven patches. Ultra-pure Icelandic water, herbs and berries help to de-stress and stabilise the skin.

£39.50, Skyn Iceland,  marksandspencer.com

3. Super-light skin tone perfector

The celebrity’s favourite dermatologist believes effective skincare should be accessible to all, hence his high-performance range of products at high-street prices. This cream contains nine powerful ingredients that tame melanin production over a period of four weeks.

£18.99, Dr Nick Lowe, boots.com

4. DreamTone serum

Instead of focusing on melanin as the key cause of pigmentation, Lancôme believes that it is actually cells in the dermis that are to blame for dark spots and an uneven complexion, and has tailored its findings to three skin-tones.

£69, Lancôme, available nationwide

5. Mega-Bright skin illuminating moisturiser

Dr Weil believes that skin-irritation activates melanin production, which then leads to pigmentation patches. He’s employed the fruit of the Rosa Roxburghii bush, native to Asia, which is packed with anti-irritant properties as well as anti-oxidant vitamin C.

£46, Dr Andrew Weil for Origins,  origins.co.uk

6. Lighten and Brighten serum

This multi-talented serum employs botanical actives to slow down the maturation of the melanin that leads to age spots, apple extract to lock in moisture, and a collection of plant proteins to increase cell turnover and soften skin.

£48, elementalherbology.com

7. Optimal Brightening Concentrate

François Nars believes that make-up looks at its best when applied to glowing, hydrated skin. He has combined powerful vitamin C with algae extract, Polynesian seawater, and light-active micro-prisms to even out skin tone.

£50, NARSskin, uk.spacenk.com

8. Power Peel Kit

First, apply the almond, oat and honey scrub to slough off dull, dead skin. Next, apply a lemon gel, which is packed with fruit acids to refine and firm the texture of the skin. Finally, a chamomile mask plumps and soothes.

£30 for 6 sachets, Ole Henriksen,  johnlewis.co.uk

9. Even Better Eyes Dark Circle Corrector

Under-eye circles can bring even the brightest of complexions down a notch. This serum uses mulberry root extract to brighten the surface of the skin and a cooling applicator to stimulate circulation, resulting in perkier peepers.

£28, Clinique, clinique.co.uk

10. Bright Here, Bright Now

The perfect pick-me-up to reach for any time you feel that your face is flagging. While the formula’s tightening and lifting effect wakes up a tired complexion, pearlescent spheres give an instant, brightening hit.

£12, Soap&Glory, boots.com

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