A Brightening Skincare Edit

Monday, 28 Aug 2017

Dull skin and pigmentation are two things I do not want to have to deal with, but unfortunately no matter how diligent I am about sunblock, my skin has other plans. Hyper-pigmentation runs in my family and as I get older I am beginning to see a few pigmentation spots on my nose and cheeks. So, I thought now was the perfect time to put together a few products that target pigmentation and promote brighter skin. So here is A Brightening Skincare Edit.

Brightening Skincare Edit Products for lighter brighter skin

The *Clarins Brightening Body Veil is a relatively new product that was launched as as addition to the Clarins Bright Plus Range. I love how moisturising it is, it leaves my skin silky soft. It also has SPF protection, which is amazing when you are trying to get ahead of pigmentation!

The *Vichy ProEven Brightening Cleansing Foam is a foaming cleanser enriched with Ceramide Bright, Vitamin C and LHA. It gives skin a really good clean, as most foaming cleansers do, however if you have sensitive or dry skin, it may be too drying, but I love it! It also gently exfoliates, unclogging pores and removing dead skin cells, thanks to LHA, a derivative of Salicylic Acid. All of this for a brighter more even skin tone.

I apply the MAC Prep + Prime Skin Brightening Serum after cleansing and before moisturising, and my skin instantly looks brighter, plumper and more even. Enriched with natural antioxidants to strengthen the skin against UV-related damage and Charged Water to ensure deep, long-lasting hydration. I am quite surprised at this MAC product, they’re not just good for makeup it seems!

I then apply the *Vichy ProEven Advanced Daily Dark Spot Corrector, formulated with soothing thermal spa water and a blend of PhE-resorcinol, LHA and iridescent pearls. I love the packaging, and I love the light apricot scent. I also love the texture, it is light and absorbs instantly. My skin definitely looks brighter and more even. I haven’t seen a major difference in the few pigmentation spots I have, but these things take time.

And most importantly when trying to tackle pigmentation is sun protection! I like that both the Uriage Depiderm SPF 50 and the Bioderma Photoderm Spot 50 target dark spots and damaged skin while protecting against UVA and UVB rays. I do find the Uriage pills a bit if I use too much, but both are great picks for high sun protection with an added bonus.

Brightening Skincare Edit

A bit of a pamper is always a good idea, especially if the products are geared towards radiance!

The Payot Detoxifying Radiance Mask is a creamy mask that cleans deep into the pores and on removal makes my skin look so healthy and radiant.

When I saw the Sephora Pearl Sleeping Mask, I knew I had to have it.  I love sleeping masks, why not let a mask work overnight? They are so low maintenance and easy to use, with no messy removal either. This is a creamy gel mask that is applied before bed, and there is enough for 2-3 uses. It absorbs pretty well, so it won’t mess your pillow. When I woke up in the morning my skin was plump and so so bright and radiant! I bought a few different variations of these Sephora Sleeping Masks, and I am excited to try the rest!

Brightening Face Masks

Thanks for reading ladies! Do you have any go-to products for brighter, more even skin tone?

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2 thoughts on “A Brightening Skincare Edit

  1. Vanessa Christiane says:

    Always an Awesome Review on really fabulous Products! My skin is extremely dull due to its dryness from my Psoriasis & I think like most women we have pigmentation marks; be it from the sun or taking contaception.

    Love your blog and am sharing – I don’t follow many people on Facebook but rather Twitter.

    Have an awesome week!
    Best regards

    1. admin says:

      Thank you for reading Vanessa, and for sharing too :)

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