Age Spots

Age spots

Age spots are small, dark areas on the skin that develop over time. While extremely common among older adults, especially those 50 and up, age spots can appear on younger people if they spend a significant amount of time in the sun. Phyto-C Skin Care by Phytoceuticals, Inc. is a trusted provider of skin care products that can help tackle age spots. Our range of products are natural, safe, and effective for a wide variety of skin types.

Understanding Age Spots

Common symptoms of age spots include:

  • Oval and flat areas of higher pigmentation
  • Color is typically tan to dark brown
  • Affects areas of the skin that was exposed to the sun most: back of hands, face, feet, and upper back
  • Size ranges from freckle to around ½ inch
  • Groups together and more noticeable

Age spots, also known as hyperpigmentation, are gray, black, or brown blemishes that are caused by exposure to ultraviolet radiation. These darkened areas on the skin are signs of an accumulation of toxic waste inside the liver and body. This buildup of waste products is known as lipofuscin accumulation, which is often a byproduct of damage from free radicals.

Although age spots often develop as a result of sun exposure, it is also possible to get age spots from tanning beds and even certain types of overhead lighting. When the skin is exposed to too much sun, it produces more melanin, the pigment that gives skin its color, to protect itself. Over time, melanin gathers together, resulting in age spots.

Some factors that increase the risk of age spots include having fair skin, having a genetic predisposition to these age spots, and being over the age of 40. Age spots also have many other names, such as liver spots, solar lentigines, and sunspots. Although they are not dangerous, age spots tend to be unattractive and unlike freckles, won’t fade over time.

Popular Products to Help with Age Spots

Sunscreen is one of the best weapons to help protect your skin from sun damage. Exfoliators, however, can be useful for reducing melanin production and consequently removing the dark spots.

Below is a regimen we recommend to help address your age spot concerns:

Step 1: Mask, Cleanse and Tone

  • Phyto-C Soothing Cleanser
  • Phyto-C Balancing Toner
  • Phyto-C Whitening Mask

Step 2: Vitamin C Antioxidant

  • Phyto-C Supreme Serum

Step 3: Clinical Strength Brightening Gel

  • Phyto-C Phyto Plus Gel

Step 4: Moisturize

  • Phyto-C B5 Gel or Phyto-C Moisturizing Cream

Step 5: Apply Sunscreen

Common Age Spot FAQs

  • How do age spots affect your mental health and well-being?

Although age spots are usually harmless, they may not be aesthetically pleasing. This can lead to lower self-esteem, lack of confidence, and an overall dissatisfaction with one’s appearance. 

  • Will using Phyto-C skin care products make my age spots go away?

Phyto-C sells products that contain Vitamin C, arbutin, kojic, acid, which have been clinically shown to visibly reduce the appearance of age spots. Phyto-C products also include exfoliating ingredients such as glycolic acid and lactic acid to lessen the visibility of dark spots.

  • How can I prevent age spots?

The best way to prevent age spots is to reduce exposure to sun and to use protection like sunblock and high SPF sunscreen.

Get Advanced Age Spot Treatment Products from Phytoceuticals, Inc. Today

Phytoceuticals, Inc., founded in 1995, is an internationally recognized leader in natural product chemistry skin and health care products. We invented the topical Vitamin C (L-Ascorbic Acid), for which we were awarded the following grants: NCI Grant #1 R43- CA83538-01A1 and NCI Grant #1-R43-CA94484-01. All of our products are hand-inspected using a six-point quality control assurance system, giving you peace of mind for safe use.

If you have any questions about our skin care products for age spots, do not hesitate to contact us today. You may also call Phytoceuticals, Inc. at 1-877-4-PHYTOC or send an email to