A number of brightening products make up my skincare routine at any time since I'm constantly on a quest for a luminous complexion and vanquishing the freckles/dark spots on my face. I'm actually currently using four as we speak so when I had a chance to add the Equitance Brightening Serum + Spot Corrector, I couldn't pass it up. This product is part of the Equitance Brightening System and Equitance is a brand which has been on my radar for awhile.
About the Brand: Rooted in Japanese traditions and inspired by beauty in nature, Equitance was founded in Japan 18 years ago on a quest to uncover the mysteries of radiant beauty. Today the company's landmark research has culminated in an exclusive pathway to vital vibrant skin. Representing the best of Eastern and Western research and practices, Equitance Skin Care brings precisely balanced botanicals and clinically proven technology together to continuously brighten the skin.
Key Ingredients: Linoleic Acid is extracted from safflower seed oil, purified and put into an exclusive brightening system to target the appearance of dark spots and improve skin brightening and radiance. Ascorbyl Glucoside is a vitamin C derivative with skin brightening properties. Cherry Blossom Leaf Extract which possesses properties to soothe and soften rough skin is culled from Japanese sakura trees. Shell Ginger Extract which is derived from the Japanese alpinia speciosa leaf has intense moisturizing properties to help brighten skin.
Packaging: An elegant looking rose gold colored stand up tube which you squeeze to dispense the product. I prefer tubes in general since they are hygienic and you can cut them open when you get towards the end so as not to waste any product.
Price: $125 for 1.0 fl. oz./30g.
My Impressions: I've been using the Equitance Brighthening Serum + Spot Corrector on just my spots rather than my entire face. The instructions suggest applying 2 to 3 drops onto the face/neck or targeted areas of concern. The product has a silky, slightly watery texture that feels cool and absorbs smoothly. The scent is barely discernible and smells faintly floral to me. I didn't have any issues with irritation since incorporating it into my skincare regimen following my toner. I haven't really been using the serum for long enough to really see any visible results but I have high hopes that it will work and improve brightness given the impressive clinical results in which 83% of women saw a diminished appearance of dark spots after four months and also because the entire Equitance line is dedicated to promoting radiant beauty. It is a tad expensive but if it really works as well as the claims, then I think it can be worth it.
To learn more about Equitance and their line of products, visit their website. You can also connect with the brand on Twitter or Facebook. Equitance is offering 15% off the Brightening Serum + Spot Corrector along with a free Equitance Skincare Trial Kit worth $37 with the code INFL15 through 11/20/14.
What are your skin concerns if you have any? What do you use to treat them?
Disclosure: A complimentary product was provided through Influenster for the purposes of this review. There was no other compensation and all opinions expressed are my own.