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For ultratargeted treatment, use as part of the complete dr. brandt light years away® line, which also includes light years away® whitening renewal solution, light years away® whitening cream and light years away® whitening cream cleanser.

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Birchbox Breakdown

This is our kind of math: Marine extracts + vitamin C = brighter, more even-toned skin. Part of dr. brandt's light years away® line, this rejuvenating serum is infused with a potent blend of marine extracts plus vitamin C to control hyperpigmentation, reverse signs of aging, and brighten skin tone.

How it Works

The secret weapon in light years away®: Active Marine C Complex, which combines key marine extracts with vitamin C to regulate hyperpigmentation by controlling melanin synthesis. Translation: It targets dark spots and discoloration. The unique complex also contains Abyssine®657, which strengthens skin and prevents irritation, astaxanthin, an antioxidant-rich algae known as “nature’s sunscreen,” and Lightoceane®, an algae-derived skin-lightening agent.

How to Use

Apply to face and neck morning and night.

WATER (AQUA), BUTYLENE GLYCOL, GLYCERIN, METHYLSILANOL HYDROXYPROLINE ASPARTATE, ASCORBYL GLUCOSIDE, DIMETHICONE, PENTYLENE GLYCOL, PANTHENOL, JOJOBA WAX PEG-120 ESTERS, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER), CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, DIMETHICONOL, PHYTOSTEROLS, ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE (OCTINOXATE), SQUALANE, PEG-11 METHYL ETHER DIMETHICONE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ADENOSINE, ASTAXANTHIN, PHENOXYETHANOL, POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE, SODIUM POLYACRYLATE, ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, XANTHAN GUM, DISODIUM EDTA, SODIUM BISULFITE, LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL, SODIUM HYALURONATE, HALIDRYS SILIQUOSA EXTRACT, CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, LONICERA CAPRIFOLIUM (HONEYSUCKLE) FLOWER EXTRACT, ALTEROMONAS FERMENT EXTRACT, HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE, LECITHIN, SODIUM CITRATE, CITRIC ACID, CITRUS AURANTIUM AMARA (BITTER ORANGE) PEEL OIL, CERAMIDE 3, GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA (LICORICE) ROOT EXTRACT, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE, DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA (CARROT) ROOT OIL, ZIZYPHUS JUJUBA FRUIT EXTRACT, HYDROLYZED PEA PROTEIN, OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL, PVM/MA COPOLYMER, DIPOTASSIUM GLYCYRRHIZATE

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Overnight breakout

This stuff made my face breakout overnight! I'm sitting here at work with a cluster of red dots on my cheek and cursing Dr. Brandt!

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Nice, Clean Feeling Serum

I liked this products because it wasn't too thick but it didn't just disappear when I put it on either. I didn't notice much of a "brightening" but I only had a sample size, so it might've done more if I'd been able to use it longer. It had nice smell, not overpowering.

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not sure if it is worth the money

I tried this in sample form and the sample was not big so if I used a bigger size and used it for more days my review might be more favorable. I didn't notice any real difference in my face, and certainly not enough to pay this amount for it!

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Soothing

I only had enough of a sample to use this product once but my skin felt really nice afterwards and I would have liked a little bit larger of a sample. Seems like a good product!

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ok

I haven't seen any difference but didn't expect to by only using the sample. This type of product needs to be used for a while before results are seen.

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Fair

I have used this for a few days, but have not noticed much change in regards to the brightening effect for my dark spots and was hopeful that I would.

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Dr. Brandt whitening essence

I find this product to be more effective than most whiteners, it has helped fade a couple of dark spots on my face. It's also light and absorbs quickly, which is nice when you're layering several products.

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Good stuff.

I liked this product. It wasn't greasy, or have a funky smell. It absorbs quickly and helped reduce broken capillaries.

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I thought it was fine

Product worked well on me and I loved the fresh glow that it left on my skin. The only downfall to me is the price. A little on the expensive side, but it doesn't take much so the bottle should last a long time.

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sonf

Contains lavender & orange oil?! Could Dr. Brandt not choose two more notoriously irritating oils to put in a cream that you would apply to your one & only face? egads!

Read the ingredients list. Threw the sample in the trash.

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