Dreaming of a bright Christmas?

Dreaming of a bright Christmas?

Set your sights on bright and beautiful skin this party season

Ready to take your skin to next level luminosity? Brightening treatments aren’t just for summer: in fact, at this time of year, they can lift your skin out of the winter doldrums.

Brightening treatments help to increase radiance and restore vibrancy by removing dulling cells. Contributing to a year-round glow, brightening products help to combat ageing and provide a smoother and more even skin tone.

So whether you’re looking for a Christmas booster to gift a friend, or giving your beauty regime a brightening twist, here’s our pick of the most brilliant skin brightening products this season.

10 brightening products for Christmas 2019

Dermalogica’s PowerBright TRx Treatment Kit is a skin-brightening trio containing all three PowerBright TRx treatment formulas, designed to help control and prevent the factors that contribute to uneven skin tone. A great way to try PowerBright TRx products for the first time, or to maintain skin brightening results on the go, this convenient, travel-sized treatment kit contains C12 Pure Bight Serum (10ml), Pure Light SPF50 (10ml) and Pure Night (10ml).

Medik8’s White Balance Everyday Protect features patented oxyresveratrol (oxy-R) technology to illuminate skin and reduce pigmentation, while vitamin C and niacinamide shield against future blemishes. A lightweight moisturiser, with broad spectrum SPF 50 to protect skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays, its anti-pigmentation actives provide brightening and anti-ageing benefits.

The Retinol Advance Brightening Mask clarifies and brightens for a more luminous and radiant complexion. Improving the appearance of dull and uneven skin tone, this product helps to revitalise, exfoliate, smooth and brighten skin for an even, radiant complexion, with antioxidant protection to help prevent environmental damage.

New from Dermalogica, AGE Bright Spot Fader is a 2-in-1 brightening spot treatment that helps reduce the appearance of active breakouts and the marks they leave behind. As well as Dermalogica’s AGE Bright Complex, it also features niacinamide and hexyl resorcinol to fade post breakout marks and improve uneven skin tone.

Packed with ingredients to polish and hydrate skin, Balance Me’s Radiance Face Mask has triple-action benefits designed to cleanse, exfoliate, brighten and reveal a brighter, more youthful looking skin in just five minutes.

Delivering an instant brightening effect to the under eye area, Decleor’s new Jasmine Eye Cream targets darkness and dullness in an area most prone to fatigue. It contains stimulating caffeine, vitamins B3 and CG and orange pigments to aid drainage, protect and brighten the eye area and to deliver an instant illuminating effect.

Another instant brightening hit comes from Elemental Herbology: its Nutrition Infusion Sheet Masks  are ideal for dull winter skin. Instantly brightening your complexion, the deeply hydrating masks are infused with nourishing botanicals, rich in vitamins and enzymes to promote healthy skin and improve the skin’s barrier against environmental damage.

Working with skin’s natural defences to brighten and firm, Dermalogica’s Age Smart Biolumin C Serum is formulated with advanced technology to deliver more vitamin C into your skin. Vitamin C can help in the fight against stressors that cause skin damage: in this clever brightening product, advanced biotechnology fuses ultra-stable vitamin C with high performance ingredients that fight oxidative stress and the visible signs of ageing.


If dark circles are causing a winter problem, Elemis Absolute Eye Mask offers a brightening solution. Formulated with natural extracts to decongest, firm, tone and minimise dark circles, this eye brightening treatment combines vital extracts of rose, mimosa, cornflower and comfrey to help decongest, firm and minimise dark circles and leave the delicate eye area soothed and revitalised.

An all-round brightening treat for skin, best applied after cleansing and before applying your regular serum, Decleor’s Hydra Floral White Petal Skin Perfecting Concentrate improves skin texture and brightens the skin tone, visibly reducing the appearance of dark spots and revealing a bright and radiant complexion.