This Drugstore Skincare Routine Brightens Dullness and Dark Spots (But Really)


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There are some combinations so good and so classic that they speak for themselves—things like vitamin C and sunscreen, wine and cheese, and Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks. Other combinations, while just as prominent, aren't as alluring. Take, for instance, dullness and dark spots. Why these two skin concerns often go hand-in-hand I don't know, but it's true where you see one, you usually see the other.

The good news is that there are plenty of products out there that are formulated to tackle dullness and dark spots. The bad news is that many of them cost more than some of us would like to spend. That's where Versed comes in. The budget-friendly skincare brand recently partnered with a dermatologist to release a specially curated bundle of products. These products were designed to target both dullness and dark spots. The best part? The entire bundle costs less than one luxury serum. Keep scrolling to shop the bundle and learn how each product can brighten and even your skin tone (but really). 


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The Dullness and Dark Spot–Busting Bundle

The Individual Products


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Each tube contains a potent blend of tranexamic acid, kojic acid, licorice root, and niacinamide. The first is a derm favorite for treating hyperpigmentation (and melasma, to be specific). The second "helps with dark spots by inhibiting an enzyme necessary to create more pigment," Tomassian says. Finally, niacinamide "blocks pigment transfer and has been shown to improve skin radiance, wrinkles, and regulate oil production." 


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While it's certainly a rich moisturizing cream, it's not a greasy moisturizing cream, so oily skin types can still use it, albeit they may prefer to use it as a night cream or a winter moisturizer.


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All you have to do to reap the resurfacing benefits is apply it weekly for three minutes. Easy. 


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While the UV protection is certainly the best (and main) prerogative of this SPF, we love its peachy hue, which was consciously created to counteract the white cast traditionally common with physical blockers. We find that it adds a nice blurring action.


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Kaitlyn McLintock
Associate Beauty Editor

Kaitlyn McLintock is an Associate Beauty Editor at Who What Wear. Although she covers a wide range of topics across a variety of categories, she specializes in celebrity interviews and skincare and wellness content. Having lived in Los Angeles and Austin, Texas, she recently relocated back to her home state of Michigan where she works remotely. Prior to Who What Wear, she freelanced for a variety of industry-leading digital publications, including InStyle, The Zoe Report, Bustle, Hello Giggles, and Coveteur. Before that, she held a long-term internship and subsequent contributor position at Byrdie. When she's not writing, researching, or testing the latest and greatest beauty products, she's working her way through an ever-growing book collection, swimming in the Great Lakes, or spending time with family.