Brightening creams are great for getting rid of small sun spots and for evening out blotchiness and skin tone. They shouldn't be mistaken for bleaching creams, which are harsher to your skin and can be harmful to your body. (Did you know that you shouldn't use bleaching creams that contain hydroquinone, or you can do damage to your liver?) Here are three safe brightening creams that will give your skin an even, radiant glow.
Made with Chinese herbs, Nefeli Skin-Brightening Cream ($70) comes in two variations: night and day cream. The day cream contains ingredients to counter irritations caused from environmental damages. If used daily, the cream prevents any redness and keeps your skin calm and even-toned.
For two more brightening creams,
Suki Complexion Brightening Cream ($45) is a rich, penetrating formula that lightens and brightens up the face, targeting dark circles, liver spots, and discolorations.
It contains high doses of vitamin C, rose wax, organic roses, organic oils, and shea butter to help stimulate collagen production and suppress sun damage. Massage one or two pumps onto your neck and face, and just wait for all the goodness to absorb.
Clarins Bright Plus HP Repairing Brightening Night Cream ($56) is a repairative brightening cream that deeply nourishes dry and stressed skin. It lightens sun spots, prevents the formation of new ones and it leaves skin looking radiant, rested, and beautiful!