Reduce unwanted pigment such as sun spots, age spots, uneven skin tone, acne scars, and even friction darkening (elbows, etc.) with our new and improved Lightening Serum.
About this formula:
A potent skin lightening serum formulated with tranexamic acid, licorice, bearberry, and glycolic acid. It penetrates quickly and deeply and gets to work on stubborn skin darkening. Dries clean feeling, can easily be worn under make-up or clothing. This hydroquinone-free formula produces the same results as hydroquinone, without the health risks.
What is Tranexamic Acid?
A synthetic derivative of the amino acid lysine, tranexamic acid is described by the skincare wizzes at SkinCeuticals as "a powerful ingredient recognized for its ability to brighten skin complexion and improve the appearance of discoloration."
What is Bearberry Extract?
Bearberry has been shown to be quite effective at lightening skin pigment imperfections such as age spots, sun spots, Melasma, and blotchy skin tone for a more uniform, brighter complexion. Bearberry also increases the cell turnover rate and it is packed with antioxidants.
What is Licorice?
The primary way in which licorice effects skin whitening is through suppressing the overproduction of melanin by skin cells. In doing this, the herb helps prevent skin cells from producing excess melanin in the face of injury, abrasion, and scar formation which create dark spots or an uneven skin tone. Licorice also protects the skin from harmful and usually skin tone damaging UV radiation.
Babyface’s new and improved Lightening Serum has had an ingredient make-over, and is now better than ever!
Formulated to improve the appearance of skin many different types darkening; age spots, sun spots, prolonged micro-injuries such as excessive sun exposure, and friction darkening such as shaved areas and underarms, knees, elbows and even intimate areas. This complex formula can also help reduce the appearance of age spots, scarring, and discoloration.
More than just a lightening serum, this is a full-service regeneration serum. Hyaluronic acid plumps up dry, parched skin, plant extracts feed and nourish the skin, natural skin brighteners help to correct photo-damage and skin tone imperfections, and glycolic smooths the skin's surface, assists with new cell turnover and boosts your skin lightening results.
Usage: Apply serum to face, neck, chest or other areas with sun damage, such as back of hands or forearms. Apply once or twice daily, under serums or lotions. Exfoliate at least once a week to remove dead skin build-up and improve product penetration. Also recommended for areas with darker pigment due to friction or thicker skin, such as shaved areas like the face or underarms, as well as elbows & knees.Don't forget to apply sunblock daily to protect your lightening results.
Sunburn Alert: This product contains an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that may increase your skin's sensitivity to the sun and particularly the possibility of sunburn. Use a sunscreen, wear protective clothing, and limit sun exposure while using this product and for a week afterwards.
Cautions: If irritation occurs, cut back to every other night, or discontinue completely if necessary. Wearing sunscreen daily when using any product containing AHA’s or Vitamin A is strongly suggested.
Ingredients: Aqua, Witch Hazel Water, Botanical Hyaluronic Acid, Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Kosher, Vegetable Glycerin, Organic Jojoba Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Melissa Essential Oil, Glycolic Acid, MSM, Tranexamic Acid, Uva Ursi Extract (Bearberry), Organic Reishi Extract, Organic Willow Bark Extract, Organic Anise Extract, Organic Horseradish Extract, Organic Licorice Root Extract, Organic Schisandra Extract, Organic Lemon Balm Extract, Organic Fennel Extract, Organic Ginseng Root Extract, Organic Gotu Kola Extract, Horsetail Extract, Dandelion Extract, Wild Geranium Extract, Hydoxyethyl Ethylcellulose, Carrageenan Gum, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Ethylhexylglycerin.
Thank you for submitting a review!
Your input is very much appreciated. Share it with your friends so they can enjoy it too!
I am a skin care advocate and am always looking into the best ingredients to incorporate into skin care and which products house that. For people of color, the search becomes more targeted. While looking for bearberry extract and licorice extract separately as being go-to items for hyperpigmentation for skin of color among other more common items, I was excited to come across your lightening serum not only having those two extracts combine in one product but also having other excellent powerhouse ingredients incorporated for a proper balance. I am on my second bottle and noticed that it halts the progression of new hyperpigmentation that I may exhibit from a blemish, irritation, or damage. I use it as a body serum as well as a facial serum and it is so lightweight. Results of course very accordingly so I use as part of my regimen which is good for treatment and prevention. So far I am pleased with the product.
My facialist advised me to take "before" pictures so I could get an accurate comparison. So far I've been applying this serum to face consistently for one week, and some dark areas, morning and night. I am also using an AHA scrub to exfoliate every other day. I am starting to definitely see improvement already, but my facialist told me that it takes at least 4 weeks before any real changes will be seen. I think we are off to a good start so far though. Also, I really like that this is a healthier product overall, with safe lightening ingredients and a natural base, and avoids hydroquinone.
I bought this to see if it will even out and lighten my complexion but I see no difference- still very happy with these products overall! Clean pure ingredients.
Hi Shari! To lighten your overall skin tone/color is a process that takes a long time. It would work best with prescription lighteners. While this product is great for imperfections such as blotchy tone, sun spots and that sort of thing, probably not strong enough to lighten your natural complexion.
Great, Got rid of my hyper pigmentation and dark spots from tanning this summer.
I am hoping this will be the one that makes the difference. I use it under my Clinique make up because it feels like it moisturizes & bc I want to keep working on this scar fade thing. So far its okay (its been 2 months & a little more than half the bottle).