If you struggle with dull skin, we feel you. A dry, dull complexion is all too common for most of us, especially during the fall and winter months. Fortunately, there’s one holy grail skin care product that can help combat this beauty woe: a skin brightener. Yup, as you can probably guess, this product is specifically formulated to brighten your complexion, leaving dull skin in the past and glowing, radiant skin in your future. Ahead, we’re sharing our best skin brightener (hint: it’s a skin brightening serum) and how to use it in your skin care routine. Bonus: We’ll also share a few other noteworthy L’Oréal Paris products for promoting a brighter complexion.
Our Best Skin Brightener
Without further ado, allow us to introduce you to our best skin brightener: the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives 10% Pure Glycolic Acid Serum. As its name suggests, this face serum is formulated with 10% pure glycolic acid along with aloe to help visibly even your skin tone, reduce dark spots and fine lines and wrinkles, and soothe your complexion. Over time, it will leave you with a smoother, refined, younger-looking, and (of course) brighter complexion!
How To Use Our Best Skin Brightener
If you’re ready to put our best skin brightener to use in your nighttime skin care routine, here’s what to do.
Step #1. Cleanse your skin. Grab your face wash to rinse away any impurities from your skin. Bonus points if you use a cleanser with a brightening formula, like our L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives 3.5% Glycolic Acid Cleanser.
Step #2. Smooth on your serum. Apply four to five drops of the serum to clean, dry skin. For sensitive skin, start by using face serum two to three times per week and build to nightly use.
Editor’s note: Products with glycolic acid may increase photosensitivity, so make sure to apply SPF in the morning!
Step #3. Apply moisturizer. To replenish hydration, smooth on our L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Triple Power Anti-Aging Overnight Mask to complete your routine.
6 Other Products For Brightening Dull Skin
Of course, our skin brightener isn’t the only product that can help you go from dull to glow. Aside from the brightening cleanser we mentioned earlier, here are six other products that can help brighten your complexion.
1. L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives 10% Pure Vitamin C Serum
Vitamin C is known for its brightening properties, and our L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives 10% Pure Vitamin C Serum doesn’t disappoint. The lightweight formula effortlessly glides onto skin to restore skin’s radiance and reduce wrinkles over time.
2. L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Rosy Tone Moisturizer for Mature, Dull Skin
As its name suggests, the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Rosy Tone Moisturizer for Mature, Dull Skin is specially formulated for dull skin. The moisturizer contains imperial peony extracts and LHA to gently exfoliate dull, sallow skin and revive skin's natural rosy tone.
3. L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Rosy Tone Anti-Aging Eye Brightener Paraben Free
On that note, the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Rosy Tone Anti-Aging Eye Brightener Paraben Free is also formulated with imperial peony extracts. The whipped texture works to instantly blur and help visibly color correct dark circles, brightening the skin around the eye area.
4. L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives Night Serum, 0.3% Pure Retinol
Retinol is known for its anti-aging properties, but our L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives Night Serum, 0.3% Pure Retinol can also help promote a brighter complexion. The powerful formula will leave your skin luminous and glowing while also helping to visibly reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
5. L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Smooth & Glow Grapeseed Scrub
Exfoliation is one of the key steps when it comes to targeting a dull complexion. This is because dead skin cell buildup can often result in your glow being a no-show. Fortunately, our L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Smooth & Glow Grapeseed Scrub can help. The scrub contains three pure sugars, finely ground acai, and nutrient-rich monoi and grapeseed oil. It provides deep yet gentle exfoliation that will leave your skin with a baby-soft, glowing finish.
6. L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Detox & Brighten Face Mask
We have one more skin brightening product to recommend—the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Detox & Brighten Face Mask. This face mask is formulated with three pure clays and charcoal to draw out impurities and address dull skin. After using it, your complexion will look immediately brighter with a healthy-looking glow.