I usually have at least a few serums in rotation at any time in my skincare routine because I truly believe they're the best when it comes to tackling specific skin concerns. My skin concerns probably vary based on the time of year but one ongoing battle I'm always fighting is fading the freckles on my cheeks and keeping new ones from forming so I'm always on the lookout for brightening products that address this concern. Recently I started using this derma e Evenly Radiant Brightening Serum.
About the Brand:derma e is a family owned and operated company of 30 years that has pioneered the development of vitamin-rich, high performance antioxidant skincare solutions. Their award winning line features a number of doctor developed, clinically tested products that are formulated without parabens, phthaltes, sulfates, lanolin, mineral oil and petrolatum. derma e products are also cruelty-free, gluten-free, GMO-free and 100% vegan
Product Claims: An intensive skin brightening treatment that targets uneven pigmentation and age damage for a visibly brighter complexion.
Key Ingredients: Madonna Lily Plant Stem Cells, Bearberry, Niacinamide, Licorice, Green Tea and C-Ester and illuminating Alpha-Arbutin.
Packaging: A lightweight, recyclable plastic bottle with a pump dispenser.
Price: $29.95 for 2 fl.oz/ 60 ml.
My Thoughts: The serum is clear with a thick gel-like texture and no discernible scent. It has a nice feel as it goes on and dries to a smooth satin finish. I was able to integrate it into my skincare regimen without any irritation or inflammation to my sensitive skin. However this product is formulated for normal to oily skin and it's been fine for summer but I doubt I could use it during the winter months when my skin becomes drier as sometimes even now I have to add a little extra moisturizer when applying my cushion compact when using this serum. A few of the ingredients like niacinamide, licorice root extract, vitamin C and arbutin caught my interest since they are proven skin brighteners. After a few weeks of using this serum my skin does appear more even in tone and brighter. If there were a more hydrating version of this serum, I'd be all over it since it's a a good natural product, well priced and has delivered on the brightening.
Disclosure: This product was a PR sample sent to me for editorial consideration. No other compensation was provided and all opinions and words are my own.