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    Updated on Mar 11, 2019. Posted on Mar 9, 2019

    32 Skincare Products For Brighter Skin

    *shields eyes to avoid being blinded by your BRIGHT visage*

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. My Skin Mentor Dr. G Brightening Peeling Gel is a physical exfoliatior that flippin' works — the gel instantly forms into little balls of cellulose that sloughs off way more dead skin cells and surface debris than you thought possible for a smoother, brighter (hello, Vitamins C and E!) complexion.

    Soko Glam

    And despite its intense nature, it's totally gentle enough for sensitive skin and packed with calming ingredients like honey, black willow, and aloe.

    Promising review: "I was apprehensive about this product since I'm used to acidic peels that you can feel (tingles) and see (red face) working, but this stuff really works! It was so gentle and irritation-free and my skin felt so smooth and polished after rinsing! I think I'm a convert! Now I use this once a week and my skin looks refreshed, supple, and bright! So glad I gave this a try." —Csala

    Get a 4.2 oz bottle from Amazon for $11.99 or an exclusive two-piece set (one 4.2 oz and 2.1 oz bottle each) from Soko Glam for $28.

    2. Acwell Licorice pH Balancing Cleansing Toner uses the naturally brightening powers of licorice root and peony extract to keep your skin lookin' fresh and glowy, and it also has green tea to combat and reduce pigmentation, so what can it *not* do, tbh?

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    Promising review: "I didn’t know what 'honey skin' felt like before this toner. I use it after double cleansing and it has left my skin brighter and improved its texture." —Elise P.

    I love this toner and use it in conjunction with its accompanying essence mist — check out my full review on the Licorice pH Balancing Essence Mist.

    Get it from Soko Glam for $18.

    3. Glossier Solution is truly the ~solution~ (you knew it was coming) to your endless battles with acne- and dark-spot causing pores — we could wax poetic about the whole formula, but glycolic acid is the hero brightening and tone-improving AHA that breaks apart water bonds that attach dead cells to your skin.

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    Promising review: "I am 47 and have some age spots/discoloration, as well as splotchiness and some monthly hormonal acne. This stuff is fantastic! From the first use I noticed a difference in my skin. My pores were tighter, my face was smoother, and makeup went on better. You do have to wear an SPF because of the exfoliation, but I wear one every day anyway. After a month of use, my skin is brighter, the discoloration has lightened, and even my hormonal acne decreased. If anyone has used the expensive and hard to find Recherche Biologique 1970 toner, Glossier solution works a lot like that, without the hefty price tag. I recommend this to anyone looking to achieve brighter, clearer, and healthier skin!" —KStern119

    Read more about why Glossier Solution works wonders on so many skin types!

    Get it from Glossier for $24.

    4. Garner SkinActive Clearly Brighter Anti-Puff Eye Roller contains Vitamin C and caffeine to deliver a cooling punch to your puffy undereyes and lessen the intensity of your unwelcome dark circles — hello, wake-up call in your palm!

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    Promising review: "This product is amazing! It takes seconds to apply and works wonders on undereye dark circles and puffiness. I wear glasses, which can make those dark circles even more noticeable, but this product keeps the skin evenly toned. I used to use concealer to brighten up the area but that is no longer necessary, because this product made dark circles disappear in less than a week of use. This product is worth a purchase at a steal of a price!" —Courtney Cunningham

    Get it from Amazon for $7.69.

    5. Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin E Mask has a satisfying, pudding-like texture coined as "shape memory cream" that instantly seeps into and clings onto your skin so you have a super smooth barrier between your skin and ~all the elements~ — it's also packed with antioxidants that brighten skintone, promote collagen production, and absorb UV rays so your Vitamin C products (work even better in conjunction!

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    Apply it as the last step in your skincare routine and snooze peacefully away, knowing you'll wake up with a fresh AF glow. And best of all, Klairs is cruelty-free!

    Get it from Walmart for $27.

    6. Tarte Cosmetics Brighter Days Highlighting Moisturizer marries glow and hydration in one feels-barely-there formula with light-reflecting mineral pigments that give off a sheer highlight, because we love a good hybrid product — and P.S., it's sweat-resistant!

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    It's also vegan, oil-free, and hypoallergenic!

    Promising review: "This product is great for when you want to add a little glow under your foundation, or on days when you don't even want to wear foundation. It adds the perfect amount of shimmer and shine while moisturizing." —Maddie S.

    Get it from Tarte for $24 (originally $32).

    7. The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HA 2% mildly exfoliates your skin to reveal your inner glow, while also reducing signs of inflammation and sensitivity (hi, Tasmanian pepperberry!). And that price tag is *chef's kiss*.

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    Promising review: "Love this. Great for improving the glow of my skin and diminishing fine lines. I was using Sunday Riley’s Good Genes, but couldn’t afford to keep it on hand. I’m so glad I’ve found The Ordinary! So cheap and a truly amazing product. Also does wonders for my KP (keratosis pilaris) on my arms. After applying it two nights in a row all my bumps and most of the redness is gone." —pizzaandpeaches

    Get it from Sephora for $6.80.

    8. The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Light Cleansing Oil and Cleansing Foam are the power couple of double cleansing — rice water is a known brightening ingredient, and it helps gently remove all of your makeup without stripping it of moisture.

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    Promising review: "I never realized how much I've been missing out before using these cleansers. The oil and foam cleanser duo works amazing on my dry skin. Most cleansers leave my face feeling tight, but this cleanser just makes me feel clean without stripping away moisture. My overall complexion has become more even and more bright; my friends even thought I was wearing makeup! But no, it is just these wonderful Rice Water cleansers that gave me the clear skin I've always wanted." —A.

    Get it from Amazon for $13.74.

    9. Tatcha Violet-C Brightening Serum packs in 20% Vitamin C and 10% AHA for a brightening effect you can't even try and fake — it absorbs practically instantly and goes right to work supporting cell turnover, removing debris, improving moisture levels, protecting skin from oxidation, and reducing UV damage for brighter skin over time.

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    Promising review: "I am 25 with acne scars as well as active acne. I’ve been trying to find a product to help with anti-aging and acne. I have to say this serum is exactly what I was looking for! After just a week, my coworkers were commenting on how good my skin looked. I did make the mistake of using it alongside another Vitamin C product, which caused rashes along the sides of my face and I had to stop using it for a while and focus on hydrating my face — just be careful with using other strong products with this one. Once my skin healed up, I went back to using it, and it’s my holy grail! I love how soft it makes my skin and how bright it looks. I use it nightly with the Tatcha Essence. It has almost zero smell, which is comforting for those who don’t like perfumed products. Definitely my go-to for acne scarring!" —SuanneVilla

    Get it from Sephora or Tatcha for $88. You can also get the Violet-C Radiance Mask for added brightening effects.

    10. Aveeno Positively Radiant Skin Brightening Exfoliating Daily Scrub is for anyone who gets terrible flashbacks of abrasive scrubs because it's super, super gentle (but has enough grit to feel like it's really doing something) and contains soy extract, which gradually brightens your skin, evens out your complexion, and improves any redness you might have.

    Aveeno, Amazon

    Promising review: "Out of all the products I've used for my face, I can say that this gave me the best results. My face became brighter after a month of using this product. To those who have sensitive skin (like me) and gets irritated very easily, Aveeno is a good product for you. It doesn't dry up your face after multiple uses. It moisturizes your face and keeps it looking healthy and clean." —Gaelle Moise

    Get it from Amazon for $5.28.

    11. Youth to the People Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask wraps your skin in a blanket of hydrating, plumping, and brightening your skin while you snooze, while leaving out all of the bad stuff, like clogging your pores and feeling super heavy and not sinking in.

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    Let's break down the ingredients:

    –Maqui, which is the most antioxidant-dense fruit in the world and defends your skin against the signs of oxidative stress

    –Vitamin C (THD Ascorbate): super-potent and non-irritating, visibly firms and brightens the look and feel of skin

    –Squalane: mimics your skin’s natural oils to boost skin hydration without the risk of clogged pores

    Promising review: "This sleep mask is a godsend. I have dry skin, especially in winter, and this has kept all flakiness at bay. It really seals moisture in and the vitamin C definitely makes my skin look brighter the next day. The smell is fantastic when you first apply it but it fades quickly which I actually prefer for a sleeping mask." —Eileen2

    Get it from Sephora for $48.

    12. Peace Out Microneedling Brightening Dots are your dark spots' worst nightmare because they deliver hard-hitting ingredients like niacinamide, licorice extract, and tranexamic acid more effectively than your hands alone — those little spikes you see are "micro-channels" that help lighten your dark spots in half the time that it takes normal products.

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    All you have to do is apply a dot to totally clean skin and gently press it into your skin for 5–10 seconds. And fret not, they won't irritate sensitive skin or hurt like professional microneedling!

    Promising review: "I have a litany of dark spots from acne and dermatillomania issues. These spots definitely helped with any resulting hyperpigmentation. It did take a couple of nights to see results, but it did lighten my spots much quicker than waiting for them to heal on their own. I definitely recommend abiding by the instructions and using them only a few times a week with a day-or-so's break in between. I used them on back-to-back nights for a while and noticed some irritation from constantly peeling and sticking the adhesive ring on the same spot. Other than that, these are great! I imagine if you first use a Peace Out Acne Dot to reduce a pimple and most of its redness, then follow it up with these for any remaining discoloration, you'll be golden." —RedFoxHeidi

    Get a 12-pack from Sephora for $28.

    13. Peach & Lily Glass Skin Serum is like a skin superbooster that gets you way closer to achieving that coveted ~glass skin~, which simply means taking great care of their skin to the point where it looks as smooth, bright, and clear as a pane of glass!

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    Ok, listen up, folks. This superstar contains:

    –Peach Extract: full of vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids to help keep skin resilient

    –Niacinamide: helps quell inflammation, brighten, and provide antioxidative benefits

    –Asian Mountain Yam Extract: reduces flakiness

    –Madecassoide: derived from Centella Asiatica Extract, helps curb inflammation and stimulate collagen production

    –Hyaluronic Acid Complex: a proprietary blend of short-chain, medium-chain, and long-chain hyaluronic acid molecules that moisturizes every layer of skin

    –Peptide Complex: signals collagen production, helping fill fine lines and deeply-etched wrinkles; firms skin overall

    Promising review: "I NEVER leave reviews for things because I am lazy but I have to tell you that this serum has made my skin look radiant! I'm no longer wearing foundation and my acne scars are fading. It has only been three weeks of this stuff and I'm addicted. People are commenting on how good my skin looks for the first time." —Cass

    Get it from Ulta for $39.

    14. Lumene Valo Arctic Berry Cocktail Brightening Hydra-Oil concocts a beautiful, bi-phase (you shake to mix the two "colors" together before applying!) refreshment for your skin to slurp up, but it does a lot more good than a normal cocktail, because it is powerful in its brightening and hydrating abilities — thanks to a combination of Vitamin C, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Arctic cloudberry, and cranberry seed oils.

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    Promising review: "This product keeps my dry skin hydrated and looking bright. I've tried many products to keep my skin from looking dry and wrinkled, and this product helps keep the compliments coming on how my skin glows." —Laurine Payne

    Get it from Amazon for $19.90.

    15. Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Eye Crème should be your first line of defense against dark circles and helps your concealer work way better — inspired by banana powder, it contains special pigments (as well as Vitamin C and collagen!) that instantly brighten up your undereyes.

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    Promising review: "I cannot go a day without this product! The dramatic change I've seen in a short amount of time is incredible. This stuff seriously brightens my under eye area, depuffs and moisturizes perfectly. It doesn't bother me during application and wears beautifully under makeup. I've been using this product for about three months now and I won't be looking for another." —aMaggie

    Get it from Sephora for $38.

    16. Pixi Glow Tonic is an affordable fan favorite that'll make you swear off expensive brands because it does the damn job by employing glycolic acid to reveal brighter skin, as well as calming ingredients like aloe vera, ginseng, and botanical extracts to improve circulation and keep skin happy.

    Target

    Promising review: "I used to roll my eyes at people making claims like 'I noticed a difference after one use' and thought there's no possible way. But seriously, after ONE USE of this, I actually could see a difference. My breakouts shrunk down, inflammation decreased, my post-acne marks lightened, and my skin overall just looked fresh. This is the only face product I've repurchased in years, and I'm not sure how I survived without it." —Erica

    Get it from Target for $15.

    17. Summer Fridays Overtime Mask uses pumpkin (which has Vitamin C in it!) and apricot seed powder to polish away dead skin cells to reveal luminous, glowing skin, while oat kernel proteins help keep everything looking and feeling balanced.

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    Promising review: "This mask is amazing! It is gritty so I feel like it is really exfoliating my face. The turmeric in it helps to brighten the skin, which I can definitely see happening after a couple uses. I use my Jet Lag mask right after this one just to help hydrate my skin. But this one really helps to promote skin cell turnover and get rid of dead skin." —conniepas

    Get it from Sephora for $44.

    18. Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial hits the refresh button on your skin because its potent 25% percent AHA blend banishes dead skin cells and revs up surface turnover for a ridiculously smooth and bright visage, while chickpea flour keeps your skin's brightness level all the way up (probably like the screen you're reading this on right now).

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    Promising review: "The price tag deterred me from this for a while but I finally caved, and within two weeks, I had dumped or donated every other cheaper mask I had invested in. I had wasted money on things that were not delivering, and this delivered the very first day. Every problem I have ever had with my skin — this addresses. Clears up blemishes, shrinks appearances of pores, brightens skin, etc. This quickly became a staple." —LaurnC1313

    Get it from Sephora for $80.

    19. Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin C Serum brightens your skin tone over time, fades brown spots, and prevents further pigmentation from ruining the glow party that is your face.

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    Important: Make sure to store it away from sunlight in a cool place, like your fridge! It's natural for Vitamin C to have discoloration and turn yellow — if it's a light yellow it'll still be effective, but if it turns dark yellow then it won't be as usable. So again, put it in your fridge!

    Promising review: "I've been using it for just over a month and two large freckles (um, age spots) on my cheek are faded to the point that they're barely visible. At this rate, they'll be pretty much gone by next month. It does have a slightly oily feel that makes it easy to smooth into skin, but it doesn't clog my pores or irritate my very sensitive skin. UPDATE: I used this product for a few months and then switched to one with a higher percentage of Vitamin C only to find that it didn't work nearly as well. I'm back to using Klairs and am so impressed by the positive change I see in my skin when I use it — it's brighter, smoother, and more even, even though it's a mild product." —Elisa Q.

    Get it from Amazon for $23.

    20. Sunday Riley Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment is worth its $$$ price tag because it practically refreshes skin overnight — high potency lactic acid helps exfoliate dull skin and unclog pores, while licorice and lemongrass help enhance brightness. Facial in a bottle, is that you?

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    Promising review: "First: don't go overboard on this stuff. It works REALLY well, but I cannot stress enough that you need to ease into it. Start slow and build up over a couple of weeks. Also, definitely do not use it as a mask. I did and my face was a bright red, peeling mess. Second: I know this is hella expensive but if you can find a way to afford this, do it. It has dramatically cut down my acne, redness, dark acne marks, and has created an overall skin brightness that I've never managed to get from another product. At this point I use about a pea-sized drop twice a day after cleansing my skin. I let it soak in for about 5–10 minutes before using toner and moisturizer. Again, I know this is expensive and I never would have purchased it had I not gotten a free, sample-sized version first, but I truly wish I'd bought it sooner." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $105+.

    21. Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Daily Cleansing Pads tackle breakouts with just a few swipes of its resurfacing abilities, made up of 2.8% glycolic acid, hyaluronic acid, and witch hazel — because achieving glowing skin shouldn't cost an arm and leg, or require a super extensive routine.

    Nip + Fab

    Promising review: "I am new to the world of AHAs and glycolic acid, so I'm not sure how this product measures up to others similar to it. But I'll never go back to NOT exfoliating. I've noticed my stubborn acne scars fading drastically after only a week of using these nightly. My recurring acne in those areas seem to be dying down, and my overall skin tone seems to be brightening. I am really impressed so far!" —Mitzy McMillion

    Get a 60-pack from Amazon for $11.49.

    22. Dr. Roebuck's Lifesaver Skin Brightening Toner does an A+ job at reducing redness, evening out your skintone, and cleaning out your pores with crowd-favorite ingredients like organic witch hazel, aloe vera, and grapefruit and peppermint oils (which are natural AHAs!) — brighter skin in a few spritzes? Sign me up!

    Sephora

    Promising review: "Love this toner! As someone trying to wean off of Proactiv and move to all clean products in general, this has been a complete winner! I need a toner to feel clean, and this one keeps my skin bright and clear. I don’t mind the spray at all; I actually think it helps to use less product — the key is to spray directly on different areas of your face and then use a cotton pad to spread it around. Definitely going to try other products in this line!" —tibbyw

    Get it from Sephora for $28.

    23. CeraVe Eye Repair Cream is gentle as can be (fragrance-free, hypoallergenic) and nips puffiness in the bud, while noticeably brightening dark circles — all the while replenishing ceramides and delivering long-lasting moisture.

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    Promising review: "This stuff changed my life. It got rid of the dark circles under my eyes and also worked well for the folds around my mouth and nose. I had serious bags and sagging skin at only 25, but I have gotten so many compliments on my skin since using this (in conjunction with doing facial exercises). After a month and a half, my face is tighter and brighter (see photos for comparison)." —Kelly Vasquez

    Get it from Amazon for $10.77.

    24. Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Toner puts skin cell turnover on fast forward and enlists papaya extract to smooth skin and give it a natural glow that'll attract compliments from everyone you pass by.

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    Promising review: "This toner has transformed my skin. I've been searching for years to perfect my anti-aging skincare routine, and this is at the top of my list. I've seen a noticeable difference in the brightness, tone, and clarity of my skin in just over two weeks using it. My under-eye bags and wrinkles have also been incredibly lessened. It does cause some sensitivity when using a serum or eye cream afterwards, and I'm extra careful about using sunscreen, but all in all, this toner is amazing. Love all of the MB products I've tried so far; packaging might not be shiny or fancy, but it gets you results!" —Kingfisher55

    Get it from Amazon for $18.

    Psst, this is our budget pick for the best facial toner on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    25. Whamisa by Glow Studio Charcoal Chai Tea Pore Refining Glow Pads are alcohol-free exfoliating pads that gently and effectively buff away dead skin cells and dry flakes, so your glowy skin has a chance to truly shine.

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    Promising review: "I have combination skin and have often suffered from adult acne on my jawline and forehead. I was so thrilled to find Korean skincare as it has made a huge difference in my skin; both in clarity and in the tone and texture of my skin. These cleansing pads are no exception. I use them at night after cleansing (usually twice a week) and my skin really does seem to glow in the mornings. They are nice, thick pads and they have significantly more liquid on them than a traditional cleansing pad. They are definitely more expensive than a normal package of cleansing pads, but since I only use them maybe twice a week, the package has lasted a long time. I would highly recommend these if you suffer from any sort of blemishes." —KristenLeigh

    Get it from Glow Recipe or Target for $25.

    26. Cosrx Triple C Lightning Liquid works overtime to help fade pigmentation (like brown spots or acne scarring) and protect your skin from free radical damage — and with 20.5% pure Vitamin C, you're sure to see an increase in brightness and glow faster than products with lesser amounts.

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    If that number seems too strong to you, know that the 72% chokeberry helps stabilize the Vitamin C and make sure that skin stays calm and hydrated. As with all Vitamin C products, just be sure to wear sunscreen during the day!

    Promising review: "I normally would never write a review for anything but I just had to write a review for this product. I love this product so much. My skin concerns were fine lines, wrinkles, and pigmentation, as well as dull skin. I worked long hours and couldn’t keep up anymore. Since I started using this product, I’ve gotten compliments from coworkers stating my skin looks bright and glowy. I’ve had ladies stop me to asked if I changed foundations because my skin looks so fresh! Then I realized that it has got to be this product because I haven't gotten skin compliments in such a long time. It feels good and I definitely see a huge difference!" —Cheeia

    Get it from Soko Glam for $27.

    27. Mad Hippie Vitamin C Serum uses a stabilized version of Vitamin C in conjunction with Vitamin E and ferulic acid to promote the production of collagen and reduce discoloration — and with the addition of hyaluronic acid, you know for sure you'll wake up with hydrated, glowing skin!

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    It's vegan, cruelty-free, and contains organic argan oil and pomegranate seed oil, as well as antioxidant extracts such as sea buckthorn berry and goji!

    Promising review: "I've spent hundreds of dollars on products to lighten the dark spots on my face from acne scarring. This has been the only product that not only lightened the dark spots, but it didn't make me break out more! This is like liquid gold for me. I recommend this to anyone who has sensitive skin like me and is looking to get rid of their dark spots. I'm on my second bottle and I get compliments all the time that my skin looks like it's glowing. Also, for the first time in forever I leave out the house with only a tinted CC cream on my face and feel confident that my skin looks good! I will be a customer for life!" —Nenah

    Get it from Amazon for $27.19.

    28. Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum corners dark spots with an oil-free formula of viniferine actions, olive squalane action, organic chamomile action, and organic grape water actions, so they don't have any choice but to fade away and leave behind a smooth, radiant mug.

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    Promising review: "This stuff is magic. At first I didn't notice any major results, but after a couple of weeks of use my skin was glowing and my dark spots were smaller and less noticable. I've now been using this nightly for almost a year (and I'm still on my first bottle!), and my skin has a natural glow to it and looks so much healthier and brighter. My dark spots are almost nonexistent now. This is a great product, but it definitely needs some time to work." —TM

    Get it from Dermstore for $79.

    29. Body Merry Glycolic Acid Exfoliating Cleanser contains a trifecta of brightening ingredients: glycolic acid (duh), willow bark, and jojoba beads to unclog pores, slough away dead skin cells and buildup, and banish dull skin for as long as you keep using it.

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    Promising review: "The result is AMAZING! I have been using this with my spin brush about four nights a week and I saw a difference from the first night. My skin was looking very dull and dry and I had small pimples around my forehead and chin area, but it's now soft and bright and I am seeing a reduction in my pimples. I am very happy so far with this purchase." —IslandBerrry

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

    30. Elizavecca Milky Piggy EGF Retinol Cream is the nighttime cream that does it all: targets/treats acne, smooths fine lines, and brightens your skin tone — hello, soft, glowing skin!

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    Promising review: "This is a great moisturizing cream! I use it at nighttime and it doesn't feel greasy at all. Even though the cream is really really thick, it absorbs so well. My pores don't feel clogged and my skin doesn't feel greasy. Once when the product is absorbed in my skin, my face feels so smooth, moisturized, and bright. I have quite a few acne pit scars and it seems to be smoothening them out too. A little goes a long way with this product, so this will last a while. Great product, would buy again when I run out." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $11.80.

    31. Mediheal Vita Lightbeam Essential Masks provide targeted treatment for any uneven skintones and/or dark spots, so in 15 to 20 minutes' time you'll have instantly glowier skin!

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    Promising review: "I LOVE these masks. My skin used to be really clear and luminous growing up and into high school, but after years of late nights, fast food, and stress in my college years my skin was looking dull, worn, and prone to breakouts. I tried product after product but nothing actually returned my skin to its original luminosity until I used this product. I've noticed a huge difference. My acne scars have lessened and faded, and my skin is looking bright and rejuvenated. It's really back to its old self. I will be repurchasing these and the other kinds of Mediheal masks. While I realize one product can be someone's holy grail and for another person not work at all (everyone is different), I've noticed such great results that I would highly recommend you just try it out! It's also unbeatable price-wise. $10 or $11 for 10 masks — just one mask at Sephora is $5 — so that's essentially a dollar per mask. Totally worth it. Love, love, love!" —MJT

    Get a 10-pack from Amazon for $9.43.

    32. Dr. Dennis Gross Clinical Grade IPL Dark Spot Correcting Serum truly has a professional-grade ingredients list, which includes but isn't limited to L-ascorbic acid, lactic acid, and kojic acid — all of that together fights against environmental aggressions, reduces visible discoloration with continued use, and improves skin brightness.

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    Promising review: "I love this product because it brightened my face a lot better than the other products I have tried so far. It does have that little tingly feel on my skin after about 10 minutes, but it is not a stinging, painful feel. It is a little bit pricier than average, but I think it’s worth it for what it does. I highly recommend it." —Mifflin

    Get it from Sephora for $92.

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