1.00 OZ / 30 ML
Lighten stubborn brown spots, blotches, and hyperpigmentation to help achieve younger looking skin
Hydroquinone-free, and built on Smart Peptide technology
Treats only pigmented areas, without risk of a halo-effect
Enhanced with proprietary BeautyRx proprietary exfoliating complex, Tetrafoliant, and brightening complex, Pentabrite
This skin brightener is a peptide-powered, hydroquinone-free “smart” pigment lightener, that brightens darkened areas, but leaves normal colored skin unaffected by signaling only over-active pigment cells to stop producing excess pigment. Formulated with BeautyRx brightening complex Pentabrite, it is also enhanced with BeautyRx exfoliating complex Tetrafoliant, which further helps to brighten the skin by assisting in the removal of the dead skin cells which hold the extra brown pigment.
For best results, use the Brightening Complex in conjunction with a BeautyRx exfoliant and a BeautyRx sunscreen.
Brightening Complex Ingredients
Water, Alcohol Denat., Cyclopentasiloane, Thermus Thermophillus Ferment, Pentylene Glycol, saccharomyces/Xylinum/Black Tea Ferment, Glycerin, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit/Leaf Extract, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Betaine, Dimethiconol, Alpha Arbutin, Lactic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Phytic Acid, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Sorbitan Laurate, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Xanthan Gum, Urea, Sucrose Dilaurate, Butylene Glycol, Palmaria Palmata Extract, Trideceth-6, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Potassium Lactate, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Polysorbate 20, Benzyl Alcohol, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Peel Oil, Disodium EDTA, Polyglutamic Acid, Hydrolyzed Sclerotium Gum, Pisum Sativum (Pea) Extract, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Brassica Napus Extract, Salicylic Acid, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Benzethonium Chloride, Citrus Bigarardia (Neroli) Extract, Methylisothiazolinone, Hexapeptide-2.
Paraben free. Dermatologist tested.
Brightening Complex Key Ingredients
Pentrabrite™ (only available for BeautyRx): Our proprietary brightening compound that takes a novel and exciting, multi-pronged attack at reducing melanin; comprised of five depigmenting peptides that integrate multiple synergetic pigment blocking mechanisms to achieve maximum reduction of brown spots and blotches.
Tetrafoliant™ (only available from BeautyRx): Our proprietary exfoliating compound that improves texture and tone of skin; comprised of four reciprocally enabling exfoliating ingredients that are pH-adjusted and buffered for optimal effectiveness for gentle but penetrating exfoliation necessary for maximum skin brightening, smoothing and luster.
Glycolic Acid: Smoothes and brightens skin; removes early abnormal cells that can contribute to pre-cancers; current “gold standard” for controlled and effective chemical exfoliation, which Dr. Schultz believes is the key to beautiful skin.
Lactic Acid: A gentle and first clinically useful alpha hydoxy chemical exfoliant; stimulates collagen production; aids in the sloughing of dead skin cells to smooth skin; hydrates skin and relieves dryness as it exfoliates
Salicylic Acid: Beta hydroxy lipid soluble chemical exfoliant dissolves accumulated superficial epidermal cells; treats acne; lightens brown pigmentation; synergizes with water-based alpha hydroxy exfoliants to enhance depth and efficacy of exfoliation for facial rejuvenation, fading brown spots and preventing and treating acne
Phytic Acid: is the most gentle, chemical exfoliant in tetrafoliant, which augments alpha and beta hydroxy acids in regenerating tissue and enhancing cell turnover; increases cell membrane resistance to the harmful effects of oxidation by free radicals; and helps to even skin tone and brighten skin.
Kombucha (Saccharomyces/Xylinum/Black tea ferment) supports skin immune function, enhances radiance and luster.
Glycerin is a humectant that provides a protective barrier. It aids in maintaining skin’s hydration by attracting and binding water to the skin, making skin soft, smooth and helps reduce lines and wrinkles.
Bilberry Extract (Vaccinium myrtillus fruit / Leaf extract) is rich in polyphenols or flavonoids (anthocyanosides ) and is an effective antioxidant.
Orange Fruit Extract (Citrus Aurantium Dulcis) is a fragrant skin conditioner. Orange has and-inflammatory properties and helps calm and purify the skin.
Lemon Fruit Extract (Citrus Medica Limonum) is a source of Vitamin C, antioxidant bioflavanoids and citric acid. It has a gentle exfoliating, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory effect on the skin.
Brightening Complex Directions
Using a pea-sized amount (or larger), dab the Brightening Complex on discolored areas (face and/or body), and then spread evenly until absorbed. Use as part of your morning and even skin routines.
WARNINGS: For external use only. Keep out of reach of small children. Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes. If irritation develops, discontinue use and contact your physician. Do not use if pregnant.
Brightening Complex FAQ
Do you really need to use a sunscreen and an exfoliant to achieve results from the Brightening Complex?
The Brightening Complex on it's own effectively prevents excess pigment formation in the areas it's applied to. However, for optimal results, Dr. Schultz strongly suggests that you use it in conjunction with a BeautyRx sunscreen and BeautyRx exfoliant. There's no reason to repair existing damage if you're not preventing new damage from the sun, with a sunscreen. And while the Brightening Complex does stop excess pigment from being formed, an exfoliant will effectively remove layers of dead skin cells that already have excess pigment embedded within them.
Why doesn’t Brightening Complex contain hydroquinone?
While Dr. Schultz believes that hydroquinone is safe in small amounts, he has had superior results with the smart peptides featured in the Brightening Complex. These peptides lighten only the dark areas so it will not lighten the surrounding normal colored skin (often called a “halo effect”), and it works for all skin colors.
Can I use Brightening Complex on my whole face or large areas of my body?
Yes, because the Brightening Complex is based on Smart Peptide technology, it only lightens darker areas, and can safely be used on large areas without lightening normal colored skin.
How long until I see results
You should begin to see results around six weeks, with regular use. Remember, consistency is key.