Review: L’Oreal Youth Code Dark Spot Corrector – does it really live up to its name?

This is a review of the L’Oreal Youth Code Dark Spot Correcting & Illuminating Serum Corrector . I bought this when I was in New York.

What it does: (from
Restore luminosity and fight discoloration with Youth Code™ Dark Spot Correcting & Illuminating Serum Corrector. This clinically proven formula illuminates skin tone and corrects dark spots for a more even, radiant and youthful complexion. 86% of women saw fewer dark spots in just 8 weeks.

Price: varies, around $20-25 at US drugstores. This is a pricey product!


  • As a moisturizer, it provided enough moisture for me in the summer. I easily break out in the summer, so I tend to skip moisturizer (I know, I know, I shouldn’t).  I can use this without being afraid of breakouts!
  • I LOVE that it’s in an airtight pump bottle, and that the bottle is not translucent. Oxygen and light easily damage ingredients!
  • I also love that the pump can be locked. Great for travel!


  • After a month of use, my skin looked better all over. However, I didn’t see any major reduction in sun spots. 
  • This is a PRICEY product for the drugstore!

Would I repurchase? Maybe, if I had a coupon. I liked it as a moisturizer, and honestly, I’ve never had a product actually really lighten my spots. But $25 at a US drugstore is just too high!

Has anyone tried the Philosophy Miracle Worker serum? I want to try it, but I hesitate at the $60 price tag!

Here is a look at what’s on my sink right now.  It’s a mix of Japanese, Korean, and American products!

When I was living in Japan, I didn’t have any space on my sink for beauty products. My bedside table looked like this, though!

Hope you enjoyed this review!

xoxo, K

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9 thoughts on “Review: L’Oreal Youth Code Dark Spot Corrector – does it really live up to its name?”

  1. I honestly don’t think there’s anything out there that will lighten spots like sun spots or freckles. I’ve tried a bunch of different items with no results. I did try Miracle Worker and no lightening of spots. It did, perhaps, brighten my oveall skin tone but you definitely need to keep on using it.

    Thank you for your review of this product. I’ve been very curious about it.

  2. I don’t ever believe a word of the fancy blahblah that the cosmetics companies put out with their products. And their numbers are usually not statistically signifcant because they test on such a tiny amount number of women! We had a statistics lecture before on how they manipulate numbers and say that things are approved by dermatologists/dermatologist associations whereas if you look in a bit more detail you can see that it is all complete and utter tosh!  I much prefer looking to see if bloggers (like yourself) see any real difference!

    Sorry little rant over. Thank you for your review on this product!

  3. Definitely not worth the price tag if it doesn’t do what it says on the tin! And that is expensive for drug store!!

    Kitty xox

  4. My mom has been using Garnier dark spot corrector on her hands and it’s worked really well – I definitely noticed a difference when I saw her. Maybe they do one for the face too? 

  5. Oh wow seriously?!!! Major props to you! Statistics does my head in. I just about understand enough to make sure I can read medical journals…and that’s about it! XD

    It is too bad, but at least you liked the product anyway!

  6. This Actually works I got a sample and put it on a acne scare and its lighter and I want it its the same color as mi skin now and I’m greatful. Any one who needs this should but it.

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