Do skin brighteners work?

Skin brighteners target post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation — a broad, catch-all term for any kind of inflammation on the skin. Specifically, women that have blemishes from acne cysts and bumps.

When acne resolves, sometimes the skin stains, which is causing too much pigment to be released. That’s a common issue where a skin brightener may help. In addition, skin brighteners help target age spots and brown spots, which are caused by the sun’s ultraviolet rays.”

A skin brightener is also often prescribed to treat melasma (where the normal skin is darkened and the disorder is distressing to the patient), they’ve also been used historically in countries such as Japan, China, India and throughout the continent of Africa for individuals who simply desire a brighter complexion.


There are many good ingredients that work effectively with skin brighteners. Vitamin C is a natural antioxidant that is known to reduce melanin formation and give a radiant effect to the skin. Vitamin B3, also known as niacinamide and liquorice extract has anti-inflammatory properties. Glycolic acid (a form of an alpha hydroxy acid) is a good exfoliant and a natural skin brightening agent. Plus lactic acid for people with sensitive skin.

Biodroga MD Cerato-Balance Smoothing Cream is a lightweight complexion-lightening lotion. It gives you the youthful glow that quickly goes when you age, and helps makes you look fresher and healthier than ever before.

  • Reduces hyperpigmentation and ensures a flawlessly clear, even complexion.
  • Enables a more evenly pigmented, lighter skin tone.
  • Restores the skin’s youthful radiance.

Skin Brightening Lotion reduces the formation of lipofuscin and inhibits melanin synthesis.
This lotion increases skin elasticity, smoothness and suppleness.

How to use:
Apply mornings and evenings, after cleansing, to the face, neck and décolleté and massage in gently.

Active ingredients:

  • Melanoxyl Complex.
  • Panthenol.
  • Vitamin E.
  • Meadowfoam seed oil, almond oil.

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