Next to brightening up stained and yellowed, aging teeth, skin brightening is the latest way to look younger, longer. But some of these products can be fairly unkind to your skin and to the environment.
Luckily, those who want to lighten up more naturally can use Aveda’s new Enbrightenment™ Skincare system that just launched this month! This new collection from can help diminish dark spots and hyperpigmentation, with six products that do the job, well. The collection, in calming blue flip-top tubes and pump bottles, includes a cleanser (125 ml, $35), a tonic (150 ml, $42), a serum (30 ml, $50), a lotion (50 ml, $51), a cream (50 ml, $55) and a facial mask (125 ml, $45).
The daily regimen requires four steps plus a twice/week masque. This multi-pronged approach to skin brightening helps promote a more even skin tone, and protects against environmental aggressors while it soothes, exfoliates and hydrates skin. The methods make sense. The products brighten by reducing the appearance of pre-existing dark spots by breaking them down through exfoliation, and help prevent new dark spots thanks to anti-oxidants fighting against free radical oxidation. Of course, any products that soothe skin and reduce irritation also help prevent blotching and dark spots. Aveda has included their own, naturally-derived, botanical brightening blend (with scutellaria, mulberry root and grape extracts).
Even if you’re not all that interested in brightening up your skin, the Brightening Cleanser makes your skin look “lit” from within while cleansing it…and who doesn’t want that?! Follow with the moisturizing, soothing, ™ Brightening Correcting Lotion. The scent of organic lavender, sustainably-sourced sandalwood, organic rose geranium, and organic rosemary essential oils is spa-worthy and makes the products even more pleasant to use.
The Advice Sisters reviewers didn’t use everything in the collection, regularly, for the eight weeks required to see significant results. However, Aveda has always been at the forefront of great makeup and skin care that is kind to your body and your world, so I think it’s obvious that the products have potential. The press literature boasts that in just that time you will see a 34% reduction in the appearance of discoloration/dark spots and a 52% improvement in visible clarity.
Visit www.aveda.com and Aveda salons, for more information and to purchase!