CLINICAL Triple-Action Dark Spot Eraser 2% BHA Gel
Based on 280 reviews
This specialized anti-aging product with salicylic acid and hydroquinone (the gold-standard for skin lightening) improves the appearance of brown skin discolorations, while refining and smoothing the surface of skin.

CLINICAL Triple-Action Dark Spot Eraser 2% BHA Gel

Based on 280 reviews
This specialized anti-aging product with salicylic acid and hydroquinone (the gold-standard for skin lightening) improves the appearance of brown skin discolorations, while refining and smoothing the surface of skin.
  • Improves the appearance of dark spots
  • Reduces the appearance of enlarged pores
  • Sheer fluid gel easily absorbs into skin
  • Apply after cleansing, toning, & exfoliating
Skin Types:
All Skin Types
Anti-Aging, Dark Spots
Why is it different?
CLINICAL Triple-Action Dark Spot Eraser 2% BHA Gel is a highly specialized anti-aging product that works in three ways to improve the appearance of skin: the gold standard skin-lightening ingredient hydroquinone fades dark spots and discolorations; salicylic acid exfoliates to smooth skin texture; and antioxidants help nurture skin for truly younger-looking, radiant results. Special packaging keeps the key sensitive ingredients stable and effective.

What does it do?
Restores an even skin tone by fading and lessening brown and/or dark spots. The silky-smooth, breathable gel glides on easily and absorbs without feeling sticky or greasy. BHA helps to improve the appearance of enlarged pores while plant-derived ingredients help quiet redness and calm skin. Special packaging and controlled dispensing keeps the key air-sensitive ingredients stable during use, so you’ll get maximum results from this potent dark-spot solution.

How to use

Apply a small amount before moisturizing. Spread a thin layer over areas where discolorations are a concern. Protect skin during the day with a product rated SPF 30 or greater (essential to prevent discolorations from recurring). Results for discolorations should appear after 8–12 weeks of consistent use.

For best results, do not use hydroquinone and benzoyl peroxide at the same time. A temporary dark staining of the skin may occur. If accidentally used together, wash the skin with soap and water to remove the staining.

Show details

Journal of European Academy of Dermatology and Venerology, September 2016, issue 9, pages 1480-1490

Evidence Based Complementary Alternative Medicine, 2013, volume 2013, article 827248

General Physiology and Biophysics, September 2013, issue 3, pages 347-59

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, November 2007, issue 5, pages 854-72

Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, August 2006, issue 7, pages 781-7

Journal of Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology, 2015, pages 455-461

International Journal of Cosmetic Science, April 2000, issue 2, pages 85-94

Product Ingredients

Active Ingredient: Hydroquinone 2% (skin lightening)
Other Ingredients:Water, Ethoxydiglycol (hydration), Butylene Glycol (hydration), Salicylic Acid (beta hydroxy acid/exfoliant), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (hydration/skin-soothing), Epilobium Angustifolium Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract (fireweed extract/skin-soothing), Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate (skin-soothing), Glycerin (hydration/skin replenishing), Superoxide Dismutase (antioxidant), Allantoin (skin-soothing), Caprylyl Glycol (texture-enhancing/preservative), Hexylene Glycol (hydration/texture-enhancing), Hydroxyethylcellulose (texture-enhancing), Sodium Metabisulfite (stabilizer), Sodium Sulfite (stabilizer), Sodium Hydroxide (pH balancing), Polyquaternium-10 (texture-enhancing), Phytic Acid (antioxidant), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).

Ratings & Reviews

Hydroquinone without the bad smell!!!


Finally, a hydroquinone lightener without the bad smell! This product is very light in texture and smooths on easily. My only complaint is it pours out of the container when I only need a tiny amount. It needs a smaller nozzle or a restriction device to slow down the flow.

In the forrest

Boulder Creek, CA


It definitely works if used correctly


I'm just finishing my first tube of the Triple Action Dark Spot Eraser 2% and it has made a marked difference in my skin and I have pictures to prove it! My skin is fair, oily, sensitive, and acne prone, with lots of freckles and hyperpigmentation left over from pregnancy that the sun makes worse. After 10 weeks with this product my spots have significantly faded and the tone and texture has greatly improved. I was specifically looking for a product wih Hydroquinone as there is evidence behind this ingredient. There are a few critical steps that can make or break this for you! 1) Consistency and patience! This isn't a one and done kind of thing, you have to use it every day! I have maybe missed 2-3 days in the last 10 weeks. Even when I'm stupid tired I still make myself wash my face at night and put the Spot Eraser on so it can do it's thing while I sleep. And give it time to work. Take pictures every 4 weeks so you can see the results. I also picked a significant spot that was on my cheekbone just below my eye and after a few weeks just watched it slowly fade away night after night. 2)Your skin needs protection! Get yourself a really good facial sunscreen and use it every day. You're messing with the chemistry of your skin, if you expose it to the sun the spots will just come back again, and maybe worse. So protect it! I will say that i was also using an AHA/BHA cream for a moisturizer during the day that likely helped. Otherwise just an exfoliating cleanser in the evening before the Spot Eraser. This is really a reasonable price compared to other products with the same ingredients, so I'm thrilled.

Andréa M.



Two for One - Use all over as exfoliant and brightener!


This is a holy grail product for me. I have been using it for many years, since when ever they introduced it, could be 20 years. I figured since it has 2% BHA, it would exfoliate as well as the PC 2% BHA gel without hydroquinone, and it would also then keep freckles and age spots at bay. And I was right, it does. Two for one. I use it every day in the day time, after cleanser and toning, and before serums and sunscreen. No issues with it in the day time. At night I use a higher percentage PC BHA product. I am 59 and my skin looks great. I use a bunch of other PC products also.

Sue M

Vancouver, BC


Slowly but surely


I use this twice daily after cleansing and hyaluronic acid serum, before moisturizer. At first I didn't think it was working, but I had taken "before pictures". So now that I can compare 5 months later, I see it really has reduced my pigmentation spots and redness. I've always had freckles but they had started to clump more into age spots. I definitely noticed this product was given a chance to work once fall and winter set it. It doesn't so much remove spots, but prevents them from coming back after they fade away. So you do need to use SPF and keep out of the sun when you can.


Columbus, OH


Finally found a product that helps get rid of dark spots


I love the light weight formula, a little goes a long way. Stay consistent with the product and it will achieve what it says it will. I have oily/combo skin type and I've always struggled with hyper pigmentation and acne scars. this product has helped me drastically.


Tucson, AZ


Love it!


I have used this product for years to help with my melasma and acne. It is a wonderful product. It does take time to work for melasma (just like any skin lightener does) but given time it's amazing! Wonderful multi product, please don't ever stop making this!!!




Holy Grail for Acne Scars


I have dark ebony skin and I've been looking for something like this for years to remove my acne scars. Nothing seemed to work and finally this special serum made a difference within just 1 week! I've never seen anything like it.


Toronto Ontario


Great for Brown spots


I have used this product for a while now and it is one I cannot do without. I now use it mixed with the 10% niacinamide booster and my skin has never looked better. I just add 3-4 drops to this. I have hormonal acne, really oily skin and melasma. This helps lighten, plump and smooth my complexion.




Lightens, brightens, zaps zits


This product really works for me. Fades post acne hyperpigmentation, overall brightens and seems to keep zits at bay. It is my favorite product and I use it daily at night. My skin is visibly different on and off it. Highly recommend.




Just what I wanted!


After researching several products on Beautypedia, I decided PC Resist Dark Spot Eraser was the best product to target treat the age spot/sun spot on my chest and help with rosacea and acne scaring on my cheeks and face. I was considering Murad's Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum and after checking out the Beautypedia review - I had a change of heart and went with this PC product instead - basically because of the price, reviews, and I truly have been so happy with every PC item I've purchased. I use this product once/twice daily (depending) I put a "dot" on the sun spot on my chest and any "leftover" that may come out of the tube I use on my rosacea/acne scaring. Seriously - a little goes SUCH a long way! The last month since I've been using this Dark Spot Eraser - the sun/age spot/bump is virtually gone! Yes, there is still a big of redness and the skin in the affected area is slightly raised - BUT it might as well be gone because the improvement is SO much better - it's only been a month, and i'm sure it will continue to improve as I use this product more. I'm also very with the results when applied to my face. I notice a huge reduction in the redness on my cheeks and don't feel it's at all drying.

CBoe86 < 3s PC!

Roy, Wa.


CLINICAL Triple-Action Dark Spot Eraser 2% BHA Gel

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