Beauty Yahoo has a special section for asking a Marie Claire expert for their expert advice, someone asked if there a safe way to fade freckles and sunspots.
The answer is:
The new wave of active treatment products for pigmentation are safe and can have a positive impact on skin lightening and brightening, primarily by acting as melanin suppressors (the pigment that colours the skin). When looking to treat pigmentation, it’s important to consider the depth, duration, severity, hereditary background and cause, as each is a factor as to the effectiveness of the treatments. For the best results, it’s important to be diligent about using the products every day, and completely avoid sun exposure.