If you have uneven skin tone, whether it's from freckles, malasma, hyperpigmentation or dark spots, sun spots, you know how difficult it is to reduce them or get rid of them even though there are millions of products out there that are marketed to do that. In fact there are only a few natural ingredients that have been scientifically proven to reduce dark spots and hyperpigmentation. One of them is licorice root extract. The other is acerola cherry extract which is naturally rich in vitamin C that we know does reduce dark spots and the other is cocoa bean extract. So look for a serum or a natural moisturizer that contains any of these ingredients if you're looking to lighten dark spots. Keep in mind that any of these treatments just like any prescription treatment which are actually really generally bad for your skin. They do take time to work. You do have to be patient and you do have to use them absolutely religiously. When you're using any kind of treatment to reduce hyperpigmentation or even out the skin tone. You also have to be absolutely religious about never being in the sun without sunscreen and even reapplying sunscreen if you happen to be in the sun for more than an hour at a time. Any damage that you've undone by using a treatment to even out the skin tone will completely be erased the moment you step out into the sun without sunscreen. So that's critical.