SkinCeuticals Brightening Skin System

(1 customer review)

SkinCeuticals Brightening Skin System is a complete four-product skincare system designed to treat discoloration and improve tone and radiance while it protects skin from damaging UVA/UVB rays.

Skin Types: Combination Skin, Dry Skin, Normal Skin, Oily Skin, Sensitive Skin

Skin Conditions: Anti-Aging Products


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Prolonged exposure to the sun over time can result in dark spots, hyperpigmentation, and other signs of aging later on in life. SkinCeuticals Brightening Skin System is a complete four-step skincare system designed to diminish discoloration and improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while protecting skin from further UVA/UVB damage. The result is brighter, more radiant-looking skin.

The SkinCeuticals Brightening Skin System includes:

  • Phloretin CF – A light, triple antioxidant serum provides advanced environmental protection and diminishes the appearance of fine lines and skin discoloration.
  • Discoloration Defense – Multi-phase serum formulated to reduce the appearance of multiple types of discoloration, including stubborn brown patches.
  • Retinol 0.5 – Pure, highly concentrated retinol in a stabilized delivery system that visibly improves the appearance of skin discolorations, uneven tone, and fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50 – Broad spectrum sunscreen with a universal tint to enhance natural skin tone and help protect against damaging UVA/UVB rays for brighter, more radiant skin.


Key Ingredients:

  • Phloretin CF – 2% phloretin, 10% L-ascorbic acid, 0.5% ferulic Key Ingredient 2 Retexturing Activator: 25% hydroxyethyl urea/aminosulfonic acid compound, Kombuchka, Hyaluronic acid Key Ingredient 3
  • Discoloration Defense – 3% Tranexamic Acid 1% Kojic Acid 5% Niacinamide 5% HEPES.
    Aqua / Water, Butylene Glycol, Niacinamide, Hydroxyethylpiperazine Ethane Sulfonic Acid, Glycerin, Tranexamic Acid, Propylene Glycol, Hydroxyethyl Urea, Kojic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Allantoin, Chlorphenesin, Xanthan Gum, Disodium Edta.
  • Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50 – Translucent color spheres, Zinc oxide (Z-Cote®), Titanium dioxide, Artemia salina.
  • Retinol 0.5 – aqua / water / eau, cyclopentasiloxane, cyclohexasiloxane, propylene glycol, hydrogenated lecithin, caprylic/capric triglyceride, butyrospermum parkii butter / shea butter, dimethiconol, dimethicone, dimethicone peg-7 isostearate, laureth-23, laureth-4, polysorbate 20, allyl methacrylates crosspolymer, sodium polyacrylate, dimethicone crosspolymer, cyclomethicone, glycerin, retinol, polyacrylamide, c13-14 isoparaffin, bisabolol, laureth-7, bht, tetrasodium edta, passiflora incarnata flower extract, rosa canina leaf extract, silybum marianum fruit extract, methylisothiazolinone.

How To Use

How to Use the SkinCeuticals Brightening Skin System:

After cleansing and toning, apply 4-5 drops of Phloretin CF® to face, neck, and chest. Avoid contact with eyes. Allow product to absorb completely. Apply 3-5 drops of Discoloration Defense to dry skin, avoiding contact with eyes and lips. Allow product to absorb completely. Apply a liberal amount of Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50 to the entire face, neck, and chest.

At night apply 3-5 drops of Discoloration Defense to dry skin, avoiding contact with eyes and lips. Allow product to absorb completely. Apply a pea-sized amount of Retinol 0.5 to thoroughly cleansed skin. Carefully avoid the eyes and the corners of the eyes. To ensure optimal results, wait at least 30 minutes before applying any additional corrective or moisturizing products the same evening as applying SkinCeuticals Retinol products. Limit initial use to once or twice a week; gradually increase frequency to every other night, and finally each evening as tolerated.

It is normal for vitamin C products to darken after opening due to air and light exposure. Any change in color does not affect the product’s efficacy.

Retinol is photosensitizing—broad-spectrum sun protection is a must when retinol is part of your skin care regimen. As a precaution, retinol products should not be used by pregnant women, or women who intend to become pregnant in the near future. Though there are no reports of topical retinol having any negative effect on fetal development, some problems have been reported with ingested retinoic acid.

1 review for SkinCeuticals Brightening Skin System

  1. Phillygirl


    This past year, I’ve noticed two faint “sun spots” on my face and I learned about the benefits of retinol and wanted to give it a try. I wasn’t sure where to start so I felt a skin care system would be a good starting place. I’ve only used this skin care line for the past 1 week so I haven’t noticed a big difference in my discoloration.

    However, I noticed an almost instant smoother appearance in my skin. I have combination skin with an oily T zone but dry patches on my cheeks/jaw and to top it off, also super sensitive! I was concerned the retinol would make my sensitive skin react but it was the complete opposite! My skin is way smoother and the dry, scaly spots are gone after 1 week!

    I followed the instructions exactly and am only using the retinol every other night to begin with. I use a gentle cleanser, toner, serum (in this kit), retinol (every other night), moisturizer, eye cream and a few drops of moisturizing oil at night.

    Just FYI—add sunscreen (included) to daytime routine. And allow each product to absorb completely before applying the next.

    This routine works really well for me.

    Hope this helps!

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