AT A GLANCE
WHAT IT ISBrightening serums have become a vital part of a skincare routine across all ages.
WHAT IT DOESBrightening serums are actives that brighten your skin and give your complexion an even-toned glow, reduce pigmentation, and diminish dullness and uneven skin tone.
HOLY GRAIL PRODUCTSOPALEZE BRIGHTENING SERUM, HIGH IMPACT VITAMIN C SERUM, COLLAGEN BOOSTING SERUM
One of the important skincare regimes that is getting global attention is the usage of serums, especially brightening serums. Used by people of all skin types, colors, and complexions, these brightening serums have become a vital part of a skincare routine across all ages.
Introduction to Brightening Serums
Brightening serums need no introduction, but, for the uninitiated, they are actives that brighten your skin and give your complexion an even-toned glow, reduce pigmentation, and diminish dullness and uneven skin tone.
Key Ingredients in Brightening Serums
The key ingredients in brightening serums are predominantly Vitamin C, Alpha Arbutin, Mandelic Acid, Azelaic Acid, among others. These ingredients make dark spots less noticeable and make the skin appear more even-toned as well as radiant. These actives can be used individually as separate serums or as part of a brightening serum like Sonage’s Opaleze Brightening Serum.
One of the main reasons for skin not being bright or radiant enough is due to hyperpigmentation. Hyperpigmentation, albeit being more common in skin of color, is a common problem for most people. The reasons can be many, and while removing the hyperpigmentation is the ultimate goal, the brightening serums initially lighten and fade out these hyper-pigmented spots to give an overall even-toned look. Serums like Vitamin C when layered with Kojic Acid, Tranexamic acid, Alpha Arbutin will address hyperpigmentation in the long run.
Illuminating Dull Skin
Another major reason to opt for brightening serums is the dullness in the skin. Even if one doesn’t suffer from hyperpigmentation or dark spots, dullness is a major cause for the skin to lose radiance, and to illuminate such dull skin, one needs to opt for a high impact Vitamin C or other brightening serums. Regular usage of brightening serums on dull skin will reduce the appearance of any discoloration and give the skin the much-needed flush and radiance.
Even Skin Tone: How Brightening Serums Help Reduce Discoloration
Brightening Serums contain Mandelic Acids, Alpha Arbutin, and/or Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, an advanced and stable form of Vitamin C. These help to reduce signs of aging, including fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, sun-damaged, and acne-prone skin. Professionals recommend using lightweight brightening serums that are rich in antioxidants and hyaluronic acid for hydrated and even skin tone. Gone are the days where only sunscreen is sufficient for the brightening and protection of the skin. Brightening serums reduce the appearance of brown spots and other types of sun damage, calm the skin, and increase the effectiveness of sunscreen.
Combating Sun Damage: The Effects of Brightening Serums on UV-induced Pigmentation
One of the major reasons for pigmentation and dullness of the skin is the sun damage caused on the skin. Be it due to sun exposure or UV exposure from the lights of our screens, etc., UV/Sun damage is quite a tough battle to fight. Apart from mild chemical exfoliation and the use of brightening serums, one also needs to opt for the application and re-application of SPF as much as needed.
Boosting Collagen Production: Brightening Serums for Improved Skin Texture
Another form of brightening serums that help in having an improved skin texture is the collagen serum. Be it as an intake or as a topical serum, collagen is quite important to help in maintaining skin texture, elasticity, and even tone. Serums like Sonage’s Collagen Boosting Serum improve even the tone of the skin by reducing wrinkles, fine lines, and other skin issues.
Choosing the Right Brightening Serum
Vitamin C is the one serum that is suitable for almost all skin types. The other factors one should consider are the presence of Hyaluronate for hydration, Kojic or Mandelic Acid, in case you are looking to combat dark spots, etc. Also, make sure your serum has ingredients that calm your skin and keep it refreshed.
Incorporating Brightening Serums into Your Skincare Routine
Incorporating brightening serums is quite simple. In the AM, post-cleansing and toning, opt for a brightening serum, seal it up with moisturizer and sunscreen. In the PM, you can follow the same steps until the brightening serum, after which you can apply retinols, bakuchiol, and/or collagen serums, and finish it with an eye cream and moisturizer.