Good news – skin brightening ingredients really do work
It isn’t just cold weather and strong winds that can wreak havoc on our skin. Pollutants and harsh products can also affect our skin tone making it look dull and lifeless.
And the sun is often the worst culprit – damage from UVA can cause visible changes to pigmentation giving us uneven red blotches and dark patches.
Unfortunately, dull skin can also simply be a by-product of ageing. As we get older, the turnover of cells slows down so dead cells just sit on the surface and get in the way of new, fresher skin regenerating.
Here are our top five Millionaire tips for brightening your skin effectively:
Exfoliate – the first step in any skin brightening success
I’ve said it before and I’ll keep saying it – whatever your skin type, exfoliation is super important. It’s the first step in any skin care régime because it sloughs off dead skin cells and paves the way for other ingredients to penetrate more deeply.
TRY: Perfect Glow Skin Polish – infused with Vitamin C and peptides, it polishes the skin to reveal a brighter, glowing surface. Or our ever-popular Millionaire Melting Magic with AHAs that gently melt away dead skin cells.
AHAs + retinol – a game changer in skin care
AHS fruit acids are great for targeting specific issues like acne scarring and pigmentation. They rejuvenate, boost collagen production, accelerate cell turnover and unclog pores. They're skin care wonders, helping to even and brighten the skin tone by reducing age spots and dark circles, and sloughing off dead cells.
Add in retinol as a second step - and wham! After AHAs gently exfoliate, retinol can really penetrate. It stimulates cells from the inside out to double boost collagen and diminish fine lines and wrinkles. They work together to give you brighter, firmer, younger looking skin.
TRY: Millionaire Melting Magic with its unique combination of AHAs, aloe vera leaf extract and essential oils. It melts away dead skin cells to reveal younger, fresher skin. Follow it with retinol MAX - it contains 1% retinol + marine collagen and hyaluronic acid to generate new skin cells and reduce lines and wrinkles, but also to repair damage, boost suppleness and lock in moisture.
Buy the bundle and get a free gift of Super Boost Cell Regenerating Collagen Mask.
Vitamin C - the best natural skin brightener there is!
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that gives protection against pollution, environmental damage and the sun. It reduces inflammation and makes pigmentation less visible. It brightens blotches and evens out skin tone. It also repairs and nourishes, keeping your skin looking younger for longer.
Phew! Is there anything it doesn’t do?
TRY: Our Super Vitamin C range with peptides – these three steps exfoliate, hydrate, repair damage and noticeably brighten the skin.
Chromabright – an advanced concealer that can brighten skin up to 25%
Chromabright reduces melanin production and regulates the process of skin pigmentation. It’s super effective at lightening and brightening and also protects against UV rays.
TRY: Millionaire Super Nova with Chromabright and a blend of pure botanical oils and vitamins. We also use it in our 5 Minute Wake-Me-Up which is brilliant at fixing open pores and reducing pigmentation.
Niacinamide + Vitamin C – protecting skin from sun and pollution damage
Niacinamide is an active form of Vitamin B3. It helps to improve the appearance of enlarged pores, evens out skin tone, reduces fine lines and wrinkles and makes dull skin more radiant.
Together with Vitamin C, niacinamide also helps to limit the damage from UV rays, the environment and general pollutants and it’s highly effective for reducing blemishes.
TRY: City Defence Moisturiser – with Vitamin C and niacinamide, it’s an all-round protector from everyday skin stressors. It defends the skin’s elastin and collagen and eliminates the build up of dead skin cells, dirt, oil and impurities.
Pop to our FAQs for more information about the ingredients we use and some of the most commonly asked skin care questions.