Bright as a button skin care treats

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Not only do brightening products help reduce pigmentation marks and create a more even skin tone, but they also bring you a few steps closer to getting the lustrous complexion you’ve always been after. Try one of these powerful products to get your skin back on track:

Skin brightening products

Optiphi Complexion Control, R942.64
This daily moisturiser contains a host of active ingredients including Retinol, to help create an even complexion, smooth the skin’s texture and decrease the production of melanocyte (a skin-darkening pigment). It can be used twice a day, but because Retinol makes the skin more sensitive to the sun, extra sun protection should be action-ed.

Lamelle Luminesce Brighter Day, R628.60
Six brightening ingredients come together to make dull skin more radiant, and reduce the appearance of dark marks and spots. The fusion of natural and organic extracts with modern biotechnology means this product offers the best of both the natural and the technological worlds.

Garnier Dark Spot Corrector, R99.95
Suitable for all skin types and tones, this clinically tested moisturiser contains a high concentration of brightening vitamin C. This powerful antioxidant works to reduce the appearance of dark spots, age spots and blemish marks, leaving the skin looking luminous and radiant.

Clarins Bright Plus Brightening Hydrating Day Lotion SPF20, R565
This oil-free, smooth liquid brightens and evens the complexion while offering moisturisation and sun protection benefits. Skin gains radiance and is protected from future dark spots, and stays matte all day long.

Sisley Phyto-Blanc Absolute Lightening Essence, R3071
This intensive four-week treatment system contains patented ingredient, Phyto-Blanc Complex. Powerful ingredients reduce the intensity of dark spots within the first two weeks, while prickly pear flower extract stimulates the natural exfoliation of the skin. Skin is left feeling and looking bright and luminous.

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Anien studied English and journalism before heading off into the world of beauty. An undercover "tree hugger" and fashion lover, she's usually found with her nose in a magazine. She has far too many bottles of nail polish and is completely lost without her lip balm. Anien on Google+

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  1. TJK

    Wow, crazy prices! Does one wear this under moisturiser or instead of? Thanks!

    5 years ago •

    1. BeautySouthAfrica

      Hi TJK, that would depend on the how dry your skin is. If you have oily skin, some of these products may offer enough hydration. If however you skin is dehydrated, you may require a moisturiser as well to ensure that your skin is well moisturised.

      5 years ago •

  1. Cupcake

    I would love to try the Sisley Phyto-Blanc Absolute Lightening Essence. Im prone to acne and it leaves stubborn dark spots.

    6 years ago •

  1. NaturalDiva

    It might be deemed as a lower end product but I really like Garnier products and they have always worked for me.

    6 years ago •

  1. Zellikinz

    love the products. just so expensive, hopefully I can put them on my Christmas list.

    6 years ago •

  1. Sammy

    Am loving the Garnier Dark Spot Corrector, it leaves my skin soft and corrects my skintone

    6 years ago •

  1. Adele

    All looks great, very expensive though. The Sisley Phyto-Blanc Absolute Lightening Essence, looks great.

    6 years ago •

  1. Sue1N

    Garnier Dark Spot corrector is great value for money, but has to be used on a regular basis and at least a month, before a visible effect is noticed.

    6 years ago •

  1. CherylGD

    The Sisley Lightening Essence sounds like the perfect product to apply towards the end of summer when our skins are all in much need of brightening and TLC after the harsh effects of the summer sun. Definitely on my wish list

    6 years ago •

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