Glass skin. Honey Skin. Mochi skin. Cloudless skin.
There are so many versions of ideal skin. Of course, who doesn’t want a glowier, more radiant, and even complexion? These ingredients might help you achieve that.
A good amount of makeup products we spend our buck on today include foundations, concealers and maybe even highlighters. They all promise one thing. To give us the complexion and glow of our dreams.
The great news is - you don’t always have to rely on makeup. Many ingredients can help to reduce dark spots, fade pigmentation, and create an overall radiant complexion. Find out which one is best for you!
Try: Ascorbic Acid 8% Alpha Arbutin 2%
The most well-known ingredient at keeping skin bright and clear is Vitamin C. They are great at preventing inflammation and the formation of dark spots. They are also a powerhouse antioxidant that works against sun damage.
Best used in your morning routine, try low concentrations (yes, go slow first) to build up tolerance!
Alpha Hydroxy Acids
Try: Isntree Clear Skin 8% AHA Essence
AHAs like glycolic acid can help remove the buildup of surface dead skin cells to reveal clearer and brighter skin. They also fade the appearance of scars and pigmentation quicker.
Try: The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
Now, if you have been paying attention to skincare ingredients, you would have noticed this popular ingredient.
This tongue twisting ingredient is popular for good reasons. Niacinamide helps reduce hyperpigmentation by inhibiting the formation of dark spots. Oily skin types also love this for its ability to regulate sebum production.
Try: The Ordinary Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA
Arbutin is a natural form of hydroquinone derived from the bearberry plant. It reduces skin’s melanin production. It’s particularly effective at fading the appearance of dark spots left behind by sun damage and breakouts.
The best thing about this? It is non-irritating and can be easily added into your routine!
Try: The Ordinary Retinol 1% Squalane
This anti-ageing powerhouse works its magic by removing dull surface skin cells and triggers new cell formation in the deeper layers. Marks and scars fade quicker and skin appears brighter and clearer.
Hello, baby skin!
The best skin brightening tip
Daily sun protection, rain or shine is non-negotiable! Sun exposure can cause dull skin, melasma, dark spots or hyperpigmentation.
Prevention is always better than cure. Always.
Even the best brightening serum might not be able to completely undo sun damage. If you are not already reaching out for adequate sun protection daily, what are you waiting for?