Spot Check is the Brightening + Spot Correcting Serum We Can't Live Without! | Some Type of Beauty

Spot Check is the Brightening + Spot Correcting Serum We Can't Live Without!

If you’re dealing with dark spots, unwanted blemish scars, or an uneven complexion, Tru Alchemy’s Spot Check should be on your list of face serums to try. 

Named in Vogue’s “Best Brightening Serums” and Byrdie’s “Best for Dark Spots”, we knew Spot Check had a lot to live up to. Spot Check is a brightening serum + targeted dark spot corrector that helps reduce the appearance of dark spots, redness, age spots, sun spots, post-blemish scars over time — while also smoothing out rough or bumpy skin texture and visibly improving uneven tone.  Dreamy, luminous skin? Sign us up!

What makes Spot Check so special?

We’ll give you the nitty gritty on its star ingredients and what makes this serum so good for your skin. Plus, our beauty editors share some incredible survey stats (with stunning before and after photos to back them up), reviews from real customers, and break down why Spot Check is effective for so many different skin types. 

Let’s take a closer look at what's in its brightening and hydrating formula:

The Ingredients

  • Niacinamide: The ultimate, all-purpose skincare ingredient — this beauty vitamin addresses everything from dull, uneven skin tone to excessive oiliness — while also making pores and fine lines look "filled in."
  • Brightening Acids: This blend of AHA acids (phytic, lactic, and glycolic) gently exfoliates to improve the appearance of uneven skin texture and reveal a stunning, healthy-looking glow.
  • White Shiitake Mushroom: Rich in kojic acid, this mushroom extract helps brighten skin and minimize the appearance of age spots, sun spots, discoloration, and redness.
  • Vitamin C: Name just about any common complexion concern — from uneven skin tone, rough texture or fine lines to acne scars and general dullness — and there's a good chance this potent antioxidant can help!
  • Hyaluronic Acid: If you want your skin to look smooth, dewy, and hydrated, you’ll love Tru Alchemy’s patented form of hyaluronic acid (Hyaluronix®) that instantly attracts and retains up 1,000x its weight in moisture.
  • Polyglutamic acid: This hydrating acid can hold up to 10,000x its weight in water — and it plays nicely with hyaluronic acid for extra hydrated, plump-looking skin.

We spoke with Board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Erum Ilyas who is also impressed with Spot Check's formula and "would recommend Spot Check to anyone who’s looking for an easy way to get brighter, younger-looking skin at home. A lot of products out there may only have one or two ingredients that might be designed to address pigmentation. Spot Check really is a very unique product in that it has multiple different ingredients that I tend to recommend."

Lauren Cornell, Registered Dietitian, also agrees. “Looking at the ingredient panel of Tru Alchemy Spot Check, it’s very apparent that these ingredients are holistic, they’re well thought out, they’re evidence-based, and they’re thinking of all the components that would be necessary in a product that’s meant to reduce the look of dark spots," she says.

Spot Check has a rich, yet lightweight texture that may tingle while the active ingredients absorb into your skin (this just means it's working!). For best results, Tru Alchemy suggests applying all over as a full-face serum and then apply an extra drop or two to target any specific problem areas both morning and night. We love that Spot Check is also great for your hands, neck, and décolletage. You can use it alone or follow up with your favorite moisturizer.

But, Does it Actually Work?

The short answer: yes! In a 12-week study, participants used Tru Alchemy’s Spot Check to determine how it could help improve the look of their skin.* As a result, most participants saw a significant reduction in the appearance of their dark spots, blemish scars, and uneven skin tone — after just 90 days of use.*

In fact, after just 30 days of using Spot Check, 100% of women reported their skin looked less dull, more vibrant, and more luminous.* And, at the 90 day mark, 91% saw a smoother, brighter, and more hydrated complexion with less visible wrinkles and dark spots.* Just take a peek at these before & after photos!

How Does it Stack Up to Other Spot Correctors?

In comparison to other spot correctors on the market, Tru Alchemy’s Spot Check is a top contender — thanks to its unique, dual-purpose formula that acts as both a full-face brightening serum and a targeted dark spot corrector.  Unlike many other spot correctors, Spot Check is also packed with hydrating ingredients to keep skin looking dewy and plump while the exfoliating and restorative ingredients work their magic. 

Our beauty editors found that Spot Check is also formulated with more clinically studied ingredients (at the recommended amount to produce noticeable results) than other spot correctors on the market. In general, it can be hard to find out how much of each ingredient is in a product. Is it just a splash of niacinamide, or is it enough to give you the results you want?

So, what's even more impressive is that the niacinamide in Spot Check is in an 8% concentration. According to recent studies, people need at least a 4% concentration to see a visible improvement in their hyperpigmentation…which is why we believe that Tru Alchemy Spot Check is well worth its price.

Plus, it comes with a 60-day money-back satisfaction guarantee — so you can try it risk-free.

How Much Does it Cost?

Tru Alchemy Spot Check is less expensive than other top dark spot treatments. Depending on the purchase option you pick, Tru Alchemy Spot Check is currently less than $60 per bottle.

The only drawbacks are that Tru Alchemy Spot Check is only available online in the United States and Canada, and it's currently only sold online.

What Do Tru Alchemy Customers Say? 4.7 out of 5 Stars

Customers were ecstatic about Spot Check's effectiveness, the high-end amber packaging that protects the integrity of the active ingredients, that it isn't drying or irritating, and that you can use it on your hands, neck, and décolletage, too. However, to ensure your skin doesn't have a negative reaction, you should always conduct a preliminary test on a tiny area of your skin before applying any skincare product for the first time.

Fortunately, Tru Alchemy provides more than just excellent products. They are also a Leaping Bunny Certified Cruelty-free company and offer exceptional customer care.

But, don’t just take our word for it — see what real people are saying about Spot Check

“You only have to use a very, very small amount and it leaves your skin feeling soft as well. This serum takes the age right from your skin.” - Tracy L.
“I use this product twice a day, the dark/age spots on [my] face are nearly gone! Love this product.” - Karen M.
“Been using for about a month and my skin & dark spots are def lighter AND my skin is clearer! And did I mention, my skin is clearer!!” - L. B. Williams

So, What’s the Catch?

Everyone’s skin is different. And, it can take anywhere from 2-3 months to see significant changes with any spot corrector depending on your skin’s individual needs. Consistency is key when it comes to skincare, but if Spot Check doesn’t work for you, you can confidently get your money back with Tru Alchemy’s 60-day guarantee.

We love that Spot Check is gentle enough to be used daily since its formula includes soothing ingredients like polyglutamic and hyaluronic acid which help hydrate and soothe your skin while it’s under repair.

“Spot Check is the most user-friendly, effective formula I’ve been able to find in my 10 years as an esthetician. It has the effective ingredients, but it’s also gentle, nourishing, and hydrating. They’ve gone above and beyond to create the perfect formulation from start to finish, including the packaging, sourcing and the certified cruelty-free label."  - Heather Snead, Licensed Esthetician

The Final Verdict

Tru Alchemy’s Spot Check is a powerful brightening serum that can help to improve the appearance of dark spots, uneven skin tone, and blemish scars. We love that it’s made with naturally derived ingredients, is cruelty-free, and comes with a 60-day satisfaction guarantee. 

The only downside is that it’s not available in stores and may take 2-3 months to see significant results. Overall, we believe Spot Check is a must-have for anyone looking for an effective brightening serum + dark spot corrector to add to their skincare routine.

*Based on a survey of 12 women who used the entire Tru Alchemy product line. In exchange for their honest, unbiased participation in the survey, these women were compensated and received free products.
**Results are based on Some Type Of Beauty's guidelines and do not necessarily reflect typical results from the use of these products. Please visit product websites for more information.