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Best Dark Spots, Acne Scars & Hyper-pigmentation Treatment Creams/Gels

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Hi Everyone,

This was one compilation which was pending from a long time.Though I get a lot of requests for it,I never quiet got to blog about it.I am definitely working on it so bear with me ūüôā Do check out: Best Acne & Pimple Treatment Creams/Gels.

Today I will be dealing with whole another issue related to acne-The one which leaves a unpleasant reminder of acne.Yes I am talking about dark spots/dark marks,acne blemishes,acne scars,pitted acne scars,hyper-pigmentation.Acne/Pimples heals in a couple of days but in the process of healing,it leaves a much deeper impact in the form of acne scars.So you need a additional treatment to treat your acne scars in order to have a blemish-free skin.Today I will be compiling a list of Best Dark spots,Acne Scars,Hyper-Pigmentation &Melasma Treatments Creams/Gels in India.Over the years,I have tried many treatment creams but unfortunately not many worked and some of them broke me out too so this compilations are non-comedogenic options.Hope you guys find it helpful.

Best Acne Scars & Hyper-pigmentation Treatment Creams/Gels

Before we proceed with the compilation,let us quickly brush up on the type of ingredients which are helpful in fading acne blemishes and treating acne scars/hyper-pigmentation.

Serial Number Ingredient Symptom Examples
1

Retinoids/Vitamin A

Acne blemishes, Pitted acne scars, Hyper-pigmentation, Melasma

Epiduo,Avene Triacneal,Liftage,Avene Eluage,Avene Ystheal,Retino A,Adapelene Gel,
2

Glycolic acid

Acne blemishes, Pitted acne scars, Hyper-pigmentation, Melasma

Avene Triacneal,Sefpil,Olliza Gel,Demelan
3

Salicylic acid

Acne blemishes Sebogel,Sebonac
4

Vitamin C

Acne blemishes, Pitted acne scars, Hyper-pigmentation, Melasma

Facemed Gel,Kozimax,Epishine,Kaya Antox Vitamin C,Auriga Flavo Vitamin C,Cipla VC 15
5

Vitamin E/Anti-oxidants

Acne blemishes,Hyper-pigmentation, Melasma

Kojivit
6

Azleaic acid

Acne blemishes,Hyper-pigmentation, Melasma

Aziderm,Kaya Fairness cream,Banatan
7

Kojic acid

ArbutinNiacinamide(VitaminB)Mulberry extractsLiquorice extractsPapaya extracts Lactic acid 

Acne blemishes,Hyper-pigmentation, Melasma

Kozimax,Kojiglo,Demelan,Sebogel
8

Onion Extracts(Alium Cepa)

Acne Blemishes,Hyper-pigmentation, Melasma

Mederma

1)Epiduo/Adapelene Gel

Best Acne Scars & Hyper-pigmentation Treatment Creams/Gels


This is a 2-in-1 treatment for acne as well acne scars.It contains Adapelene which is a retinoid which lightens blemishes but also fills up pitted acne scars.Another similar formula is Periduo Gel,Tactuo Gel.Read complete review of Epiduo Gel¬†HERE.Also check out¬†Epiduo Acne Regimen.If don’t have acne,then you can go for Adapelene Gel.

Concern:Acne blemishes-Acne scars-Pitted Acne scars-Hyper-pigmentation

Cost: Rs.399 for 15ml.

Rating: 4.5/5

2)Ethicare Sefpil /Kozimax/ Facemed Gel

Best Acne Scars & Hyper-pigmentation Treatment Creams/Gels


Ethicare is a brand which needs no explanation,they have some of the best skin care treatments.

Sefpil contains 2 AHA’s of 5% Glycolic acid+10% Mandelic acid.

Kozimax contains 5% Kojic acid+5% Vitamin C+Arbutin+Glabridin.Facemed contains 5% Vitamin C+6% Nicotinamide+0.5% Salicylic acid+Sodium Hyaluronate
Concern:Acne blemishes-Acne scars-Pitted Acne scars-Hyper-pigmentation-Melasma

Cost: Rs.180 for 30grams | Rs.285 for 15grams | Rs.270 for 10grams.

Rating: 4/5

3)Olliza Gel

Best Acne Scars & Hyper-pigmentation Treatment Creams/Gels


This is a 12% Glycolic acid gel which is very good not just for acne but acne scars and hyper-pigmentation.


Concern:Acne blemishes-Acne scars-Pitted Acne scars-Hyper-pigmentation-Melasma

Cost: Rs.225

Rating: 4/5

4)KojiGlo Gel

Best Acne Scars & Hyper-pigmentation Treatment Creams/Gels

For a long time I was looking for Kojic acid+Arbutin in gel and non-comedogenic base and I finally found Kojiglo from Alkem Labs,the makers of Glintra gel.


Concern:Acne blemishes-Acne scars-Hyper-pigmentation-Melasma
Cost: Rs.325 for 30grams.

Rating: 4/5

5)DeMelan Cream

Best Acne Scars & Hyper-pigmentation Treatment Creams/Gels

This was probably one of the first acne scar treatment I used from Glenmark.It is a combination of Glycolic acid+Kojic acid+Arbutin which is good of lightening blemishes and scars.


Concern:Acne blemishes/Dark spots-Hyper-pigmentation-Melasma

Availability: Buy Online on Flipkart/ Amazon.

Rating: 4/5

6)Trio-O-Bloc

Best Acne Scars & Hyper-pigmentation Treatment Creams/Gels

This was prescribed by dermatologist,a Arbutin formula for lightening acne marks.


Concern:Acne blemishes/Dark spots-Hyper-pigmentation-Melasma

Cost: Rs.270 for 25grams.

Rating: 4/5

7)Retino A/AC Gel

Best Acne Scars & Hyper-pigmentation Treatment Creams/Gels


Retinoids are all rounders which address all skin concerns.

Concern:Acne blemishes-Acne scars-Pitted acne scars-Hyper-pigmentation-Melasma
Cost: Rs.219 for 20grams.
Rating: 4/5

8)Mederma Gel


Mederma is over-the-counter treatment gel for acne blemishes and dark spots.It contains aloe vera and onion extracts which lightens marks.

Concern:Acne blemishes-Acne scars/Dark spots.

Cost: Rs.353 for 10grams & Rs.630 for 20grams.

Rating: 3/5

9)Avene Triacneal


As I said above,retinoids and glycolic work effectively on treating acne scars and blemishes.

Concern:Acne blemishes-Acne scars-Pitted acne scars-Hyper-pigmentation.

Cost: Rs.1345 for 30ml.

Rating: 4/5

8)Auriga Flavo-C Serum

Best Acne Scars & Hyper-pigmentation Treatment Creams/Gels


It is a 8% Vitamin C+Anti-oxidants formula which treats acne scars and hyper-pigmentation.


Concern:Acne blemishes-Acne scars-Pitted acne scars-Hyper-pigmentation-Melasma.

Cost: Rs.1599 for 15ml.

Rating: 4/5

Disclaimer:

1)The above mentioned compilation is for general information purposes only so that you can discuss your options with your doctor and use them under medical supervision only.

2)Some of the options are over the counter products and are easily available online and offline.3)The treatment creams/gels are best used during night time/before bed.Kojic acid, Arbutin Gels can be used during the day as well.4)It is extremely important to follow up with a broad spectrum sunscreen SPF 30 during day to prevent hyper-pigmentation and protect the results obtained.Read here: Best Sunscreens for Oily-Acne prone skin.

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