I have never been one to gravitate towards using skin-brightening skincare products. In my mind, I think skin-brightening is essentially bleaching skin or products that help to lighten skin imperfections–like freckles, acne scars, age spots and skin discolouration. I often wonder if they actual work. Continue reading to find out more.
*Juliet Skin-Brightening Gel Cleanser 200ml $36
After using this Juliet gel cleanser, I realised just how much my skin had improved in as little as 5 days. My skin had looked dull, but now appears more nourished as it has helped reduce and balance oil production. I can’t say yet if this has lighten my skin, however, I can say that my skin appears radiant and healthy. It contains ingredients such as kiwi seed oil, manuka honey, vinanza grape & kiwi. It also has a light fragrance of green apple & cardamon. This cleanser is suitable for most skin types including sensitive and oily skin.
*Manuka Honey Skin-Brightening Eye Cream 30ml $60
I have used this eye cream in the past only as part of my evening skincare routine. I found that while it helped to brighten around the eye area from lack of sleep or stress related issues, I didn’t think it worked for my skin type. The consistency is a rich cream that smells of honey. This product contains a luxury ingredient the Persian silk flower that help to hydrate and freshen the delicate under-eye tissue. It is also blended with vinanza gape seed, kiwi seed and the most environmentally sustainable manuka honey. I felt this was more suited to those that have oily and blemished prone skin types.
*Apostle Skin-Brightening Serum 30ml $65
This is a water-based serum, ideally to help target pigmentation, brighten skin and restore an even skin tone. The consistency is a little confusing as it appeared gluggy and when in contact with the skin it melts and dries quickly. It leaves a slight tacky and sticky feel which is not my favourite finish, which may be great to use under makeup. I expected a water-based serum to be more fluid and runny, but that could just be this batch. Who knows?! I felt disappointed that it hadn’t done anything other than keep my skin hydrated overnight. Although I had only used this twice, I found that I gravitated to other similar skin-brightening serums that had given instant results and the consistency was better. This serum contains waiwera artesian water, vinanza grape & kiwi, vinanza oxifend, and has a fragrance of green apple & cardamon. This is suitable for all skin types, especially those with pigmentation concerns.
Have you tried any of these Skin-Brightening products? Which one is your favourite?