Why we recommend

This serum doesn’t just rely on one ingredient to brighten your skin – it contains five! That includes Vitamin C, niacinamide and B-resorcinol, which are a great team for getting rid of pesky dark spots over time.

Neostrata Enlighten Illuminating Serum

Skin-brightening anti-pigmentation serum


Great for age spots or patchy pigmentation, this lightweight serum corrects dark spots, brightens the skin, produces a smoother skin texture and suits all skin types. 


  • Reduces the appearance of dark spots
  • Smooths uneven skin tone 
  • Inhibits melanin production to avoid irregular pigmentation in the first place


Anti-pigmentation Serums


All Skin Types

    This serums encourages cell turnover and works to break down existing pigmentation clusters beneath your skin’s surface using five proven brightening ingredients. Those are vitamin C (the well-known brightening antioxidant); niacinamide (the skin tone-evening multitasker); B-resorcinol (which helps inhibit melanin production); licorice extract (for brightening) and NeoGlucosamine (a gentle exfoliator). 



    Apply to clean dry skin morning and evening for the best results.

    As with any product that’s working on pigmentation, you’ve got to be really consistent i.e. use it like medicine, every day. You also need to protect your skin with sunscreen every single day to protect the results you’re getting.

    Aqua/Water/Eau, Acetyl Glucosamine, Butylene Glycol, Alcohol Denat., Niacinamide, Polysorbate 80, Dimethicone PEG-7 Phosphate, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, 4-Butylresorcinol, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Flower/Leaf Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Extract, Elettaria Cardamomum Seed Extract, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract, Plumeria Rubra Flower Extract, Hedychium Spicatum Extract, Hibiscus Abelmoschus Seed Extract, Gardenia Tahitensis Flower Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Flower Extract, Caprylic/ Capric Triglyceride, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Bisulfite, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol, Linalool, Limonene, Hydroxycitronellal, Benzyl Alcohol, Red 33 (CI 17200), Yellow 5 (CI 19140)

    What is hyperpigmentation?

    Hyperpigmentation is the name given to uneven patches of skin that have become darker than the areas around them. These dark spots occur when the skin produces excess melanin (pigment) and it can be triggered by multiple factors including sun exposure, ageing, hormonal changes and even irritation.


    How do anti-pigmentation serums work?

    Anti-pigmentation serums work in two main ways. Firstly, they contain ingredients that reduce the rate in which melanin (aka pigment) is produced and/or transferred to your skin cells. Secondly, they contain ingredients that encourage cell turnover to remove old pigmented patches and overall brightening ingredients to encourage smoother, more even tone overall. 


    How long does it take to see results with anti-pigmentation serums?

    Pigmentation can take a little while to shift, so you do need to be consistent and patient when using anti-pigmentation serums. For formulas that contain vitamin C and/or niacinamide you should start to see results within eight weeks, although gentler formulas will take longer.