Contrary to popular belief, skin brightening is not the same as skin whitening.
Brightening uses skincare products with ingredients that target pigmentation, scarring, and dullness. The usual vitamin C and niacinamide are popular ingredients in brightening skincare as these help to give you a more radiant skin quality.
Skin whitening deals with removing pigment altogether using products that contain ingredients like arbutin, hydroquinone, and kojic acid. These can potentially irritate your skin, so they're generally not recommended for those with sensitive skin.
It’s important to know the difference between the two, since you may be looking for skin-brightening rather than whitening.
In this episode of BeauTea Talk, hosts Roanna and Sheryl dive into what entails skin brightening, and share tips to achieve a clear, radiant complexion with products from Cetaphil's Bright Healthy Radiance line.
The skin and body care collection is formulated with GentleBright Technology, a blend of niacinamide and sea daffodil which visibly correct dark spots without irritation. They've been recommended and developed by dermatologists too.
Watch the video above and read on to know why these products are must-haves in any skin brightening routine.
Skincare products for radiant skin
1. Cetaphil Bright Healthy Radiance Brightness Reveal Creamy Cleanser
Radiant skin starts with a clean base. This creamy cleanser draws out all skin impurities like dirt and excess sebum without stripping your skin of moisture.
Why it's great: You need only a pea-sized amount mixed with a little bit of water to transform it into a comforting lather.
2. Cetaphil Bright Healthy Radiance Brightness Refresh Toner
After cleansing, you need to use a toner to help introduce more moisture into your skin and prepare it for your other brightening skincare products. This skin-refreshing toner helps keep your skin hydrated for up to eight hours.
Why it's great: It's fast-absorbing and doesn't leave a sticky feeling on the skin.
3. Cetaphil Bright Healthy Radiance Brightening Day Protection Cream SPF15
Keep your skin moisturised and protected in one step with this daytime moisturiser. Its rich creamy texture envelopes your skin in a constant dose of hydration, thanks to the glycerin in its formula!
Why it's great: It offers SPF15 protection against dark spots caused by sun exposure, UV rays and free radicals. If you're staying indoors and away from the windows, that's enough SPF protection for the whole day.
4. Cetaphil Bright Healthy Radiance Brightening Night Comfort Cream
This gel-textured night cream has a fragrance-free, hypoallergenic formula that helps lock in moisture and revives dry, sensitive skin.
Why it's great: It's formulated with glycerin and hyaluronic acid that give your skin a long gulp of hydration as you sleep. Sheryl loves applying it before bed since it keeps her skin pampered while the AC is on.
Body care products for radiant skin
You can't forget about the skin on your body! Since it's exposed to sweat, dirt, and the sun, it can also be dull and uneven skin. Cetaphil's Bright Healthy Radiance body care range, which is exclusively available in the Philippines, features the same GentleBright Technology as the face skincare products. The result is radiant skin from the neck below.
1. Cetaphil Bright Healthy Radiance Brightness Reveal Body Wash
Elevate your body care routine! This floral scented body wash has a lightweight, almost serum-like texture that develops into a rich lather. It also leaves your skin feeling moisturised and pampered after rinsing it off.
Why it's great: Roanna says it really helps calm and soothe her skin after it experienced hormonal breakouts. It also helps fade any hyperpigmentation from backne.
2. Cetaphil Bright Healthy Radiance Brightness Reveal Bar
If you prefer soap bars, they also have one in the range. It has a more noticeable scent than the body wash and creates a rich lather that gently washes away dirt, impurities, and dullness-causing dead skin.
Why it's great: Roanna loves its bolder scent that envelopes your skin and turns your bathroom into a mini spa.
3. Cetaphil Bright Healthy Radiance Brightening Lotion
A basic bodycare routine only requires two essential steps: cleansing and moisturising. You can lock in moisture that lasts the whole day with this lightweight brightening lotion. Its serum-like texture is packed with skin tone-evening ingredients, with results showing up in as fast as four weeks.
Why it's great: It contains two types of hyaluronic acid that help keep your skin hydrated and plump.
Catch the previous episode of BeauTea Talk here.
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