I find the sudden flow of dark spot correctors on the market recently very interesting. Clinique started the fade up last year or so and this year, particularly this season, we’ve seen various treatments from not only higher end brands but also drugstore ones as well.
I personally go into these purchases with the hope of two things. One, brighter skin and two, I have some darkness around my lower jawline that I’d like to lighten.
Lancome Bright Expert Dark Spot Corrector & Radiance Activator promises results in as little as four weeks. I’ve been using it for a bit longer that so I thought I’d finally settle in for a review.
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A dark spot corrector that works to visibly improve and lighten hyper pigmentation, age spots, and sun spots in as little as four weeks.
My expectations were a little high here and I had some high notes with Bright Expert and some low ones but for the most part I did like it.
The product comes in a 1oz squeeze tube and will set you back $65. This is a tad expensive than Clinique’s version and a little cheaper than Kate Somerville’s so we are right in the middle of the road product wise. $65 is a tad high at this price however the 1 oz size will get you through about a month or two of uses it really depends how much you are using. In my experience, I’ve been using a rather generous amount for close to six weeks and I still have at least half a tube.
The formula is a runny liquid which absorbs easily. I use it twice daily prior to moisturizer and SPF. You’re going to want to be sure to use SPF daily with this. I noticed no ill effects from use. No dryness, no break outs, etc…it seems gentle enough on my drier skin. It is a one trick pony so it does lighten to some extent and it does fade darkness to some extent but it doesn’t hydrate your skin or offer any other basic functions.
The results aren’t astounding I fear but they are noticeable. Within the first two weeks of use I noticed an almost instant brightening of my skin. My skin is so dull which is one reason I depend on BB Cream to make it look brighter and livelier. Bright Expert gives a fairly good makeup optional skin finish as it eases dullness considerably and brightens skin up giving it a healthier appearance sans the dull, lackluster skin I normally experience.
Darkness around my jawline did fade a little bit but you had to be really paying attention to the area to notice the subtle change. I honestly was disappointed it didn’t completely erase the darkness but it did ease it however I noticed if I wasn’t diligent about application that the area went back to the way it originally was.
Results for the most part were very good compared to Clinique’s version which really didn’t do much of anything for me.
I had higher results for the product but it did do what it promised however it didn’t do it in a way that has me jumping around the room singing its praises.
- Those with duller skin in need of some brightening.
- Those with faint darkness, dark spots, age spots that need brightening up (this won’t fade or erase those problems but it will lighten those areas).
- Those wanting clinical results (this won’t erase your problems but it will help to fade minor issues).
Lancome Bright Expert won’t give you flawless skin it will however aid you in achieving a more flawless complexion. The results aren’t clinical but it’s a cheaper solution to seeing a Doctor and have expensive procedures. It doesn’t erase problem areas nor does it correct them it does however fade these problems to reveal brighter, healthier skin. So far, Lancome Bright Expert, is one of the better treatment products I’ve tried. The results are subtle but they are there for those who have a little patience to wait for them as it does take time and diligence to get complete results. I do think Bright Expert might prove something I’d have to add to my daily regime to see long term benefits as for some reason it seemed like my darkness was darker on days I skipped or didn’t use the product. I was a little disappointed in the long run since I expected clinical results but I should no better of course.
Overall, it might be something you want to try if your skill is duller or you suffer from minor darkness or problems but don’t expect miracles.
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