No matter what skin type you have – dry, oily or combination – dead skin cells can accumulate on the epidermis, causing it to lose its lustre. Brighten up your complexion by adding these products to your skincare routine so you glow from within.
1. Holika Holika Gold Kiwi Vita C Brightening Toner + Vitamin C Set
A dual set means double the power for brightening the skin. Containing PHA (that’s Polyhydroxy Acids similar to AHA which exfoliates the skin) Holika Holika Gold Kiwi Vita C+ Brightening Toner also has Kiwi fruit’s AHA which work in tandem with PHA to soften the dead skin cells then remove them with the protein decomposing enzyme contained in Kiwi fruit to reveal smooth and radiant skin.
The Gold Kiwi Vita C+ Brightening Serum continues the work of the toner with its anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. Containing 97.5% Golden Kiwi extract as well as 12 different vitamins including pure Vitamin C, this potent serum will illuminate and revitalize your skin and reduce pigmentation and repair any sun damage.
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2. Pestlo The Brightist – Re-Bright Toner Serum
The name says it all. This is an intensive brightening serum containing powerful Pine Bark extracts which will illuminate and brightening your skin in no time. Also a dual product which you would have to mix and activate by adding the Vita 7 Bright Activator to the toner serum before use, this effective brightening product contains ceramide which moisturises and soothes, Linseed extract to improve skin elasticity, Meadowfoam Seed Oil for skin lustre and a Vita 7 Complex, a special combination of ingredients to brighten the skin. Reducing melanin production as well as giving you clear luminous skin is just a few shakes away.
3. Babor Grand Cru Ampoule Concentrates
An intensive treatment meant to be used for a week, hence this set contains seven ampoules to be used each night for seven days. Babor Grand Cru Ampoule Concentrates is made up of three white ampoules, two pink ampoules and two black ampoules each containing 2 ml of powerful anti-aging, firming and brightening essences. The pink ampoules rejuvenate the complexion with its regenerating ingredients and the results can be seen almost immediately. The white ampoules brighten the skin with youthful radiance and improves the skin structure whilst the black ampoules provide the ultimate protection against premature aging and any environmental damage such as from the sun.
4. Formula 10.0.6 Get Your Glow On Brightening Peel Off Mask
Its bright orange tube is enough to brighten your day, let alone your face. Formula 10.0.6 has been around since 1933 and its iconic antiseptic skin lotion which a generation of teenagers back in the 70s swore by has now morphed into a hipper brand. Formulated by the company’s in-house chemist and tested by the same family who founded it – it’s a 4th generation family-owned brand still – the Get Your Glow On Brightening Peel Off Mask harnesses the benefits of nature, in this product’s case, papaya citrus peel to reveal brighter and tighter skin.
5. Verso Enzyme Peel
With the dynamic combination of both Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) and Polyhydroxy Acid (PHA) this effective skin exfoliator is gentle for even the most sensitive skins. The natural organic acids aid in accelerating the epidermis’ rate of cell turnover which sloughs of dead and dull skin cells. The result is a brighter and more glowing complexion with reduced fine lines and wrinkles. It also helps boost the production of collagen making the skin look plumper and firmer. The proprietary mix of both AHA and PHA in Verso’s Enzyme Peel delays the future build-up of dead cells thus giving you a longer lasting inner radiance.
6. Guinot Biologic Exfoliating Gel
Removing dead skin cells is the basis for brighter skin and for Guinot, this exfoliating gel with natural fruit acids such containing AHA and green tea extracts does the job perfectly. Used just once or twice a week, this gentle peeling face wash leaves the skin softer and smoother, with a brightened tone. Regular use will make the skin more refined and pore less as well as giving off a radiance which will be the envy of many.