Even, luminous skin is one of the most frequent requests on beauty wish lists. While lots of skincare claims to brighten, few active ingredients are sufficiently targeted to make a meaningful impact on the effect of years of sun exposure or to counteract the genetic tendency towards hyperpigmentation. Dr. Noëlle Sherber found these two products to be an ideal pairing since they’re a delight to apply and deliver visible results when combined… we think you’ll love these bright stars, too.

This serum is a true French beauty secret, and is Caudalie's most popular product internationally for good reason. Drs. Sherber and Rad recommended it in Vogue as an ideal anti-inflammatory fix for sunburn since its powerful antioxidants minimize DNA damage from UV exposure and its alcohol-free and oil-free formulation never stings even the most sensitized skin.

Millions of people have already been convinced by Caudalie’s cult product, the Vinoperfect Complexion Correcting Radiance Serum. This serum corrects the appearance of existing dark spots and evens the complexion, making it brighter. It works on all types of dark spots (sun, acne, melasma, age) and all skin types, even the most sensitive.

It has a fresh, subtle fragrance, combining green notes of citron blossom, orange leaves, watermelon and crushed mint.

Caudalie's clinical study demonstrated 97% of subjects saying that their skin is more visibly even, and 93% saying their skin is more radiant after 2 months of use.  It pairs perfectly with Caudalie Brightening Glycolic Night Cream overnight, and Dr. Sherber recommends mixing it into SkinMedica Lytera 2.0 for a serum synergy of brighteners.

This serum is a true French beauty secret, and is Caudalie’s most popular product internationally for good reason. Powerful antioxidant viniferine, sourced from grapevines, minimizes DNA damage from UV exposure. The milky alcohol-free and oil-free formulation never stings even the most sensitized skin. The silky serum is fast-absorbing and deeply active in the skin rather than many antioxidants that only act on the skin’s surface. Caudalie’s clinical study demonstrated an 83% decrease in pigmentation of dark spots in the 60 subjects they studied who applied this product over 3 months. Dr. Sherber recommended this product in Vogue (“After Burn,” April 2013) when discussing how to repair skin damage after sunburn: “To help prevent future wrinkles and dark spots, Sherber suggests applying a topical antioxidant daily until the sunburn is a distant memory. She keeps Caudalie’s Vinoperfect Radiance Serum in her fridge as it has ‘potent antioxidants from grapevines in a nonstinging, gentle milky formulation.'”

SkinMedica Even + Correct Brightening Treatment is a breakthrough treatment for hyperpigmentation for all skin types and tones. This advanced and powerful daily serum helps to treat the appearance of melasma and other stubborn hyperpigmentation conditions and helps prevent the appearance of future discoloration in all skin types. Even & Correct Brightening Treatment is designed to be a foundation in your daily regimen to treat existing pigmentation and help prevent discoloration.

Formulated with SkinMedica’s signature, patent-pending technology, LTN Complex™, this is SkinMedica’s most comprehensive approach to targeting the melanin lifecycle to date. This skin brightening treatment works on 6 pathways that cause dark spots and helps to treat melasma and other stubborn hyperpigmentation conditions. With a 6% concentration of tranexamic acid, this is an upgrade to the Lytera 2.0 formula which had 1% tranexamic acid.

  • Helps to fade brown spots and discoloration
  • Brightens the skin and helps to inhibit Tyrosinase Activity
  • Packed with antioxidants to protect the skin against free radicals damage
  • Adds moisture and plumps the skin
  • Clinically proven to be effective on all skin types and ethnicities
  • Hydroquinone-free. Safe for daily and prolonged use.
  • Retinol-free. Effective on all skin types and for multiple ethnicities.

Featured Ingredients:

  • 9% LTN Complex™ – Ultra-concentrated Lotus Sprout Extract (addresses skin discoloration), Tranexamic Acid (brightening agent that reduces the appearance of dark spots), Niacinamide (reduces the appearance of skin discoloration, fine lines, and yellow appearance)
  • Vitis Vinifera – Adds moisture to dull, dehydrated skin; evens out skin tone; reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Plankton Extract – Preserves and promotes even skin tone
  • Phenylethyl Resorcinol – Helps support melanin balance to correct the appearance of hyperpigmentation
  • Phytic Acid – Enhances skin texture and promotes even-looking skin

Lytera 2.0 is a state of the art brightening serum that which won a 2018 InStyle Best Beauty Buy award, for which Dr. Sherber is on the expert panel, as “Best Discoloration Treatment.” The non-hydroquinone serum features tranexamic acid, a non-retinoid active ingredient that sparked global interest for pigment lightening after improvement was noted in patients who received it intravenously to stop bleeding in surgery. This sheer gel combines it with phytic acid and niacinamide for a synergistic effect, and is categorized as pregnancy-safe. Dr. Sherber explains, “Lytera 2.0 was tested with twice-daily full face application and demonstrated clinically and statistically significant improvement in dark spots and uneven pigmentation as soon as 2 weeks, with benefits becoming more dramatic at 12 weeks in clinical studies. This product should always be used in combination with broad spectrum sun protection, ideally with a mineral sunscreen to protect against visible as well as UV light for the best defense against hyperpigmentation. I often recommend mixing this with Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum for adding antioxidant protection and boosted brightening power: my patients love the results and experience of combining these two superstar products!”