If you're searching for a reasonably priced, non-hydroquinone based product for hyper pigmentation, Garnier Nutritioniste Skin Renew Clinical Dark Spot Corrector is a great option.
This product features clinically effective Vitamin C which is formulated to lighted dark spots on the skin. It's safe and gentle, which is another plus.
I applied it on several mini spots left over from occasional breakouts and was very impressed. I was looking for what my results would be after a 4 week trial, using 2x day. After the 4 week period, I reduced it to only in the evenings after cleansing.
In the end, the spots were 90% gone and the lotion left my skin smooth and soft with no breakouts. The lotion is very light in texture, non greasy and has a really nice citrus scent.
While it does not contain sunscreen, this is an excellent treatment to use as your base to treat the hyper pigmentation before adding SPF products during the day, and adding a layer of additional moisture in the evening before bed if needed. Great, effective product! - RLB