Wave farewell as you banish dull skin, dark spots and a ‘meh’ complexion
With the merciless sun shining on us, it increases the chances of skin discoloration, making it really hard to maintain that even and bright complexion. While there are a whole slew of brightening products out in the market that claims to give you that healthy glow, it can be quite a task to find the perfect potion. To narrow your choices down, you should look out for spot-fading ingredients like hydroquinone and whitening ones like melanozyme that are designed to break down dark spots, block pigment production and prevent further damage with SPF. To point you in the right direction, we have curated a list of brightening skincare products that are tone-perfecting, for you to regain that healthy glow and illuminating complexion, mitigating any signs of your last beach getaway. The Sulwhasoo’s Snowise collection has always been a cult favourite and this year, they’ve reworked their brightening serum to provide a more effective solution for dull-looking skin. The highly popular white ginseng component is retained, promising to deliver that translucent youthful glow. Other than that, the serum promises a more supple complexion after use. We love the lightweight gel texture that glides on really smoothly, making it more absorbable. Sulwhasoo Snowise Brightening Serum, $268 from Tangs @sulwhasoo.singapore The all-new White Dew Original Ampoule Essence from Laneige is said to give dewy, radiant skin by toning the complexion with plant derived ingredients. It promises to be intensely hydrating as well as help in improving the skin’s clarity. That’s not all, it suppresses melanin formation and reduces dark spots. Laneige White Dew Original Ampoule Essence, $80 @laneigesg READ MORE: The prettiest pastel highlighters for Asian skin and keep your cool with these super light gel moisturisers Luxurious addition to your skincare regime, this new whitening product from La Prairie, White Caviar Illuminating Pearl Infusion, promises to fight three types of colour disturbances - skin redness, dull complexion and uneven skin tone, delivering a more thorough brightening effect. Formulated with golden caviar extract, it is said to regulate melanin production, reducing dark spots. La Prairie White Caviar Illuminating Pearl Infusion, $850 @laprairie READ MORE: The prettiest pastel highlighters for Asian skin and keep your cool with these super light gel moisturisers Su:m37 is finally available in Singapore, making this White Award Ultimate Whitening Ampoule in Cream more accessible. The cream is said to increase the skin’s elasticity and it is packed with highly purified and concentrated brightening ingredients all condensed into pearl protein capsules. To use, you have to mix them into the cream before application. Su:m37 White Award Ultimate Whitening Ampoule in Cream, $148 from Tangs An oriental medicine-based product, it is formulated with cold-processed wild chrysanthemum essence. This whitening essence promises to protect the skin and care for concealed spots, brightening any dullness in complexion. The History of Whoo Gongjinhyang Seol Whitening Essence, $188 from Tangs Aren’t you always jealous of Japanese women’s soft and radiant skin? We might have found their secret. A signature product from SK-II’s award-winning whitening boutique, the Genoptics Aura essence contains their famed Pitera and is said to reduce your skin’s hidden and visible spots for a more even complexion. SK-II Genoptics Aura Essence, $199 @skii Refresh your skin with the power of the sea. La Mer’s Brilliance Brightening Essence is packed with their Miracle Broth and natural ingredients derived from the sea, promising to deliver potent renewing energies and whitening benefits. Reformulated to empower their five facets of brightening, the lightweight serum penetrates deep under the skin and is said to eliminate dark spots and discolouration with antioxidants, leaving you with a healthier glow that will catch the envy of others. La Mer The Brilliance Brightening Essence, $520 from Tangs READ MORE: The prettiest pastel highlighters for Asian skin and keep your cool with these super light gel moisturisers The Optimal Brightening Concentrate from Nars promises to instantly illuminate your face, simultaneously revitalising the complexion. A long term investment, this nifty product is said to contain anti-ageing properties as well. Nars Optimal Brightening Concentrate, $105 from Tangs @shirtsandpie READ MORE: The prettiest pastel highlighters for Asian skin and keep your cool with these super light gel moisturisers Pamper your skin every night with the indulgent Le Blanc L’Extrait. The most intensive product from the boutique’s whitening range, this night treatment is formulated with a high concentration of whitening ingredients - such as ethyl ascorbic acid and rose hip oil - that is said to combat all pesky factors of an aging complexion: dullness, hyper and hypopigmentation. Chanel Le Blanc L’Extrait, $415 READ MORE: The prettiest pastel highlighters for Asian skin and keep your cool with these super light gel moisturisers Want to look as radiant as Amanda Seyfried? Then check out Cle de Peau Beaute’s Concentrated Brightening Serum. A silky, brightening serum that promises to reduce the visibility of dark spots and uneven skin tone, leaving you with a clearer complexion that illuminates from within. Cle de Peau Beaute Concentrated Brightening Serum, $260 from Tangs @cledepeaubeaute READ MORE: The prettiest pastel highlighters for Asian skin and keep your cool with these super light gel moisturisers Said to micro-encapsulates sebum-reducing ingredients that are specifically targeted at oilier areas of the skin, this Brightening Refining Moist Cloud Cream feels really soft on the skin. When the active ingredients are released, they promise to give a more refined, smoother and brighter-looking complexion, as well as pore and spot reduction. Dior Snow Brightening Refining Moist Cloud Cream, $150 Photo: diva-in-me READ MORE: The prettiest pastel highlighters for Asian skin and keep your cool with these super light gel moisturisers A daytime moisturiser that works extra hard for you, it is formulated to protect the skin from environmental aggressors. The All Day Brightener promises to shield you from existing sun damage, while helping to prevent further discolouration. Shiseido White Lucent All Day Brightener, $85 from Tangs @shiseido READ MORE: The prettiest pastel highlighters for Asian skin and keep your cool with these super light gel moisturisers
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