SkinCeuticals Brightening Skin System

(1 customer review)

SkinCeuticals Brightening Skin System is a four-product homecare regimen to help treat skin discoloration and improve radiance.

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

Skin Conditions: Anti-Aging Products


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SkinCeuticals Brightening Skin System is a targeted homecare kit with key brightening products that systematically improve the appearance of skin discolorations through multiple modes of action. A comprehensive four-step regimen helps improve skin tone evenness and radiance and diminishes the appearance of discoloration.

  • 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.

How To Use

SkinCeuticals Brightening Skin System is a four-product regimen that targets stubborn discolorations and delivers smoother, more even-toned skin.

In the morning:


After cleansing and toning, apply 4-5 drops of Phloretin CF® to face, neck and chest, avoiding contact with eyes. Allow the product to be absorbed completely.


Apply 3-5 drops of Discoloration Defense* to dry face. Avoid contact with eyes and lips.

If contact occurs, rinse thoroughly with water. Allow the product to be absorbed completely.


Following usage directions on the product label, apply a liberal amount of Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50 to face, neck and chest.

In the evening:


Apply 3-5 drops of Discoloration Defense* to dry face. Avoid contact with eyes and lips.

If contact occurs, rinse thoroughly with water. Allow the product to be absorbed completely.


Apply a pea-sized amount of Retinol 0.5** to a dry face, carefully avoiding eyes and lips.

Allow the product to be absorbed completely.

IMPORTANT: Follow instructions below:

When using Retinol 0.5 and Discoloration Defense together, a 2- to 3-week Retinol 0.5 acclimation period is recommended before introducing Discoloration Defense as part of the regimen. Do not apply Discoloration Defense on the broken or irritated skin. If irritation occurs, discontinue use.

Begin by applying Retinol 0.5 once or twice per week and gradually increase frequency to every other night as tolerated. Consult your skincare professional for a personalized dosage schedule. You may experience mild tingling or redness, which is a normal sensation and what dermatologists call, retinization. It is temporary as your skin adapts to Retinol 0.5 and usually subsides after 2 to 3 weeks.

If irritation develops and lasts, stop use and ask your doctor. Continue using a broad-spectrum sunscreen for 1 week after discontinuing use of Retinol 0.5.

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.


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 – 0.5% retinol

1 review for SkinCeuticals Brightening Skin System

  1. wpadmin

    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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