Skin Brightening Ingredients That You Should Know About

Title: Skin Brightening Ingredients That You Should Know About
Skin Brightening Ingredients That You Should Know About

Evenness of skin texture, tone and uniformity of color is a top beauty issue among women globally. The concerns range from reducing mottled and blotchy skin to eliminating sun and age spots. Luckily, there are products that can help bring a natural glow back to their skin: skin brighteners. Skin brighteners are most effective when used every day in order to improve the appearance of those pesky areas of dark and uneven skin tone, and when partnered with a SPF 30 of higher, skin brighteners can even help prevent the formation of future issues. Many of the Lancer Skincare products contain skin brightening ingredients that are safe for everyday use; here are a few skin brightening ingredients that Dr. Lancer especially recommends:

Red Algae Extract

Skin Brightening Ingredients That You Should Know About - Fade Serum
Skin Brightening Ingredients That You Should Know About – Fade Serum

This extract is harvested from marine algae, and can revitalize and moisturize stressed skin. It helps fight against surface redness while also evening the appearance of skin tone. Red algae extract is part of LES-10 Brightening Complex, a proprietary blend developed by Dr. Lancer and found in Fade Serum Intense,  a lightweight fluid formulated to help skin texture and tone look brighter and more even. It also includes sugar cane and licorice root extracts for additional skin benefits.

Phenylethyl Resorcinol

A new lightening and brightening ingredient with strong antioxidant activity, phenylethyl resorcinol is also part of the LES-10 Brightening Complex, and helps protect skin from environmental aggressors like smog, sunlight, and free radicals in the air.


A powerful antioxidant, resveratrol is found in red grape skin. Surprisingly, turmeric is a source of resveratrol! As another ingredient found in Dr. Lancer’s LES-10 Brightening Complex, it acts as another hyper-antioxidant that helps to protect skin from the damage that skin incurs from the environment.

Licorice Root Extract

Sourced and produced from the roots of the licorice plant, this extract was historically used to treat eczema and psoriasis, and more recently has been found effective to help improve the appearance of uneven skin tone and color. As previously mentioned, licorice root extract is found in Fade Serum Intense, and it can also be found in The Method: Cleanse Sensitive Skin as used for its skin calming properties.

While these are some of the skin brightening ingredients we use, we also offer many skin brighteners that improve skin tone in other ways. Advanced C Radiance Cream contains retinol, which helps to improve skin tone by reducing surface roughness. Surface roughness can also occur throughout the neck, chest, and décolleté, which is why Dr. Lancer formulated Contour Décolleté Firming Concentrate specifically for the unique needs and treatments the skin in those areas of the body require to maintain their healthy, youthful appearance. This serum absorbs into skin in seconds and addresses skin’s natural growth factors to help aid elastin and hyaluronic acid production so skin can look smoother and naturally lifted.

If you’re looking to add to your skin brightening routine, Dr. Lance recently introduced the Dani Glowing Skin Perfector, a skin brightener containing skin luminizers and an Asian botanical blend of evodla fruit and buchu leaf extract to help skin maintain an even tone and improve its natural glow.

You can find the products mentioned above on our Hyperpigmentation and Dullness pages. Knowing what skin brightening ingredients are in your products is important, and we have a feeling that you’ll be amazed at what these ingredients can do once you try a skin brightener for yourself!


Dr. Lancer. Younger: The Breakthrough Anti-Aging Method for Radiant Skin. p. 93-5.