This stay-in-place brightening gel features a blend of concentrated (yet safe) ingredients to help fade lingering dark spots and post-acne marks. We’re not talking hydroquinone, which can have adverse effects on dark skin tones, but tranexamic acid (a derm favorite for melasma, the most stubborn form of hyperpigmentation), kojic acid, licorice root, and niacinamide. Together they impede melanin production to even out skin tone without irritation.
Use the precision applicator to target dark spots and any discoloration. Saturated with anti-inflammatories and antioxidants, this gel also strengthens the skin’s barrier to help prevent future damage. And remember: Brightening discoloration takes time. Use twice a day after your lightweight, based-serums (or before lotions and oil) for 6-8 weeks for best results.
The gel may feel slightly tacky at first—that ensures the ingredients stay put until the formula is fully absorbed. The color could change over time but don’t worry, this doesn’t impact the efficacy of the product.
TRANEXAMIC ACID | 2%
KOJIC ACID | 1%
NIACINAMIDE | 5%
LICORICE ROOT EXTRACT glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) root extract | 1%
HOW TO USE:
HOW: Apply a thin layer to clean, dry skin. Let it sink in for 2-3 minutes before your next skincare move.
WHERE: Dark spots or other areas of discoloration.
WHEN: AM and PM after cleansing, toning (if you’re into that), and applying lightweight, water-based serums, but before using lotions and/or oils. Wear broad-spectrum SPF 30 or higher when using.
GOOD TO KNOW: Store in a cool, dark place (like your fridge) to retain the formula’s potency from its first application to the last. For best results, pair with our weekly Doctor’s Visit Instant Resurfacing Mask—just don’t forget SPF!
*** Use within 12 months once opened, or keep it on your vanity unopened for up to two years.