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Cutting-Edge Brightening Concentrate

Our different take on kojic has made Brightening Concentrate a fan favorite. While popular and effective for skin brightening, traditional water soluble kojic acid has many drawbacks for the formulator and the product user because it is rather unstable – it is heat, light and air sensitive, has a short shelf-life in products and it tends to interact negatively with mineral sunscreens and ingredients in other products potentially, becoming discolored and reducing effectiveness or causing skin irritation.

Brightening Concentrate uses a highly stable, gentle, effective – and different – form of kojic acid called kojic dipalmitate and is perfect as a simple, stand-alone day cream. It’s also a perfect match with Rescue Face Serum or Advanced CE Concentrate.

Not only for your face, neck and chest – make Brightening Concentrate your go-to product for the back of your hands, knees and elbows to keep skin looking and feeling great!

Like the rest of our concentrate series, you can use by itself or layer with other products in a routine that best suits you. Massage a small amount into skin anywhere you’re prone to sun damage & discoloration.

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Featured Active Ingredient Notes:

Leuconostoc kimchii/radish root ferment filtrate
Kojic dipalmitate

Areas of the Body Brightening Concentrate is Used

• Face
• Hands
• Neck

Skin Types that Benefit from Brightening Concentrate

• Combination Skin
• Dry Skin
• Normal Skin
• Oily Skin

Brightening Concentrate is Ideal for These Skin Concerns

• Sensitive Skin

Best Time to use Brightening Concentrate

• Any time that best for your schedule

Skincare Routines with Brightening Cream Serum 

• Focusing on Sun Damage, Dark Spots and Brightness
• Introductory to skin care
• On-the-go, frequent traveler, office or gym
• Skin Brightening

Skincare Goals Addressed by this Product 

• Enhance a sun care regimen, supplemental to regular use of sunscreen
• Improve appearance of skin brightness and evenness of complexion
• Maintenance, prevention or enhance quality of skin care
• Quickly improve skin’s overall appearance for an event

Specific Areas of Focus of Brightening Concentrate

• Encourage clearer pores
• Improve the softness of hands
• Increase effectiveness of other products I already use
• Layering under or with face masks and other treatments to increase effectiveness
• Maintain natural-looking, matte skin throughout the day
• Perfect as a gift and for someone new to the brand/easily enjoyed by any skin type
• Reduce appearance of new damage
• Target areas impacted by sun damage
• Tone and brighten sagging neck skin

Learn More about Brightening Concentrate

Gentle and plays well with others!
In addition to regular use of sunscreen, there are many effective skin brightening options today – from vitamin Cs (like you’ll find in our Advanced CE Concentrate), to natural antioxidants (found across our line but especially in Antioxidants Concentrate) and now even certain brightening peptides (such as what you’ll find in Restore, our nighttime serum and Prep, our exfoliating & brightening mask). All of these options synergize incredibly well with Brightening Concentrate.

Another option for your skin brightening toolbox that easily incorporates into your routine:
Use by itself as a lightweight, daytime or nighttime brightening moisturizer. You’ll love how it absorbs and wears on the skin, protecting while moisturizing and improving skin tone and elasticity.

Blend a little with other products you use – from our Concentrates series, to serums (such as Defend or Restore).

Transform a face mask into a supercharged brightening treatment – just apply Brightening Concentrate and massage in before layering on your favorite face mask.

How does Brightening Concentrate feel on the skin?
In a word, divine! An unscented, lightweight cream, you’ll enjoy the silky texture, comfortable rub-in feel and how it leaves skin softer to the touch. 


reverse osmosis water, capric/caprylic triglycerides, ceteareth-6 olivate, Leucidal® (leuconostoc/radish root ferment filtrate), kojic dipalmitate, ethoxydiglycol, hydroxyethylcellulose


Discontinue use if irritation occurs. This cream serum is for external use only. Patch test to determine sensitivity. Keep away from children.