Brighten Up at any Budget
A brightening skincare product can even out and light up your complexion – here are the latest selections according to your wallet size.
1 Elizabeth Arden Visible Whitening Intense Brightening Biocellulose Mask ( box of ve sheets),
$90, leaves skin glowing and plumped up with its vitamin C derivative and lipoamino acid.
2 Roc Eternel White Brightening UV Emulsion SPF20/PA++ (50g), $72, hydrates, and helps suppress the skin signals that trigger dark-spot production.
3 Biotherm Liquid White Spot Focus Ever-clear Dark Spot Corrector (30ml), $95, has a refreshing, water-like texture that protects against free radicals that damage and darken skin.
4 L’Oreal Paris White Perfect Laser Turn-around Overnight Treatment (50ml), $32.90, enhances skin renewal to speed up the removal of dead, darkened cells, and inhibits dark-spot formation.
5 Vichy Bi-white Med Eyes Deep Whitening Illuminating Concentrate (15ml), $65, brightens the eye contours instantly and protects skin against environmental stressors.
1 Lancome Blanc Expert Melanolyser III Integral Whiteness Spot Eraser (30ml), $160, reduces the size and number of dark spots, and breaks down melanin before it reaches the skin surface.
2 Kenzo Kenzoki Whitening Skilful Serum (30ml), $105, neutralises an enzyme that triggers melanin formation, and inhibits the transfer of dark spots to the skin surface.
3 Estee Lauder Cyberwhite HD Advanced Spot Correcting Essence (50ml), $160, addresses skin-darkening caused by pollution, using an anti-inflammatory botanical extract. It also soothes skin irritation and minimises spot formation.
4 Shiseido White Lucent Total Brightening Serum (30ml), $159, does more than just inhibit melanin formation at every stage; it contains resveratrol to prevent skin from yellowing at the deeper layers and boosts microcirculation for a rosy glow.
5 Coverderm Luminous Ultra White Triactif (30ml), $100, not only evens out your skin tone, it combats premature ageing with encapsulated retinol and vitamin C.
6 Wake up to a more radiant, supple and even-toned complexion with Clarins White Plus Total Luminescent Smoothing Brightening Night Cream (50ml), $110. It improves the skin’s renewal rate and helps slow down dark-spot production.
1 SK-II Cellumination Aura Essence (30ml), $199; (50ml), $299; (75ml), $397, imparts a dewy, rosy glow with pitera and other skin-loving ingredients to inhibit melanin production and slow down melanin transfer to your skin.
2 Cosme Decorte Whitelogist MX (20ml), $122; (40ml), $220, lightens stubborn spots caused by overactive melanocytes (dark-spot factories), and switches off the enzymes that trigger melanin production.
3 Sulwhasoo Snowise EX Whitening Serum (50ml), $268, lightens dark spots, reduces yellowness and redness caused by the sun’s rays, evens out discoloration, and boosts collagen production for firmer, brighter skin.
4 Used after your serum, Guerlain Blanc de Perle White P.E.A.R.L Fusion Whitening Day & Night Treatment, $298, is meant to be used for one month to regulate melanin production and skin renewal. It gets rid of melanin-laden dead skin cells, and boosts collagen production for a brighter, more supple complexion.
ABOVE $200 These melt-into-the-skin, deephydrating, sensual textures create a pampering experience while offering skin-brightening benefits.