A brightening serum is a skincare product that makes your skin look more clear, radiant and even toned. It has ingredients like vitamin C and niacinamide that reduce dark spots and give you a healthy glow. Brightening serums can also enhance your complexion and improve texture. You use it after cleansing and before moisturizing in your skincare routine.
After careful consideration, We have compiled the best brightening serum in the market for you guys. These products offer a range of benefits, from fading dark spots to improving skin texture, and are suitable for various skin types.
GOODAL GREEN TANGERINE VITAMIN C DARK SPOT SERUM
This is one of my top K-beauty buys. It is incredibly effective and delivers fast results. The lightweight formula with a natural citrusy scent absorbs quickly. The Goodal vitamin C serum has a stable formula that doesn’t oxidize. It fades hyperpigmentation, dullness, and dark spots while brightening the skin, leaving it even toned and radiant. Also, it is really gentle on sensitive skin.
DECONSTRUCT VITAMIN C & FERULIC ACID SERUM
It contains safe ingredients and has a lightweight texture that gets absorbed quickly. Even on sensitive skin, it does not cause irritation or breakouts and does not stain like some vitamin C products. It effectively fades acne scars and dark spots, working well when paired with sunscreen. The serum leaves a non oily finish and is fragrance free. It brightens the skin and lasts for about three months without oxidizing or spoiling.
MINIMALIST LACTIC ACID
This is the mildest AHA exfoliation product, making it perfectly suitable for beginners. The serum is lightweight with a thin consistency and is easily absorbed. It is non oily but may initially cause purging, so start with once a week and increase gradually as your skin adjusts. It leaves the skin smooth and glowing while fading acne scars, dark spots, and hyperpigmentation. It may take up to three weeks to see visible results.
SUGANDA ADVANCED PIGMENTATION SERUM
This milky white serum has a slightly thicker consistency but spreads and absorbs quickly. It may feel a bit tacky initially but that sensation fades in a minute. It is fragrance free and does not cause skin irritations. Do note that this is a niacinamide based product. It effectively fades recent scars, dark spots, and mild pigmentation. Then again, it may not be as effective on older scars and deeper hyperpigmentation.
COSRX NIACINAMIDE 15 SERUM
One of the Cosrx top products, this niacinamide serum is lightweight, thin, and clear, and quickly gets absorbed into the skin. It is fragrance free and gentle on sensitive skin. With zinc to control excess oil and minimize pores, it effectively fades dark spots in 2-3 weeks, reduces hyperpigmentation, and effectively helps in controlling oil production. It also improves skin texture, brightens the complexion, all without drying out the skin.
AXIS-Y DARK SPOT CORRECTING GLOW SERUM
This serum has a thin gel consistency that absorbs quickly without feeling oily or sticky. It adds a healthy glow to the face. While it works, it is a bit slow to show results, but the wait is worthwhile. It effectively reduces acne scars, redness, and leaves the skin smoother, brighter, and more even toned but It may take a few weeks to a couple of months to fade hyperpigmentation,
BEAUTY OF JOSEON GLOW SERUM
Another wonderful product from Korea known for reducing acne scars, dark spots, and hyperpigmentation. It has a slightly thicker consistency, providing nourishment, leaving the skin plump and well hydrated. It also helps prevent new acne breakouts and contributes to even toned, smoother, and brighter skin. The serum absorbs quickly, giving the skin a healthy glow, and it is gentle, not causing breakouts or skin irritations.
KLAIRS FRESHLY JUICED VITAMIN DROP
Klairs vitamin C serum is often praised as a miracle product and a cult favourite. This might feel tacky or slightly oily when applied but it sinks in quickly leaving a dewy finish. It effectively fades acne scars and hyperpigmentation while brightening the skin. It also helps prevent breakouts and reduces pore size. The serum spreads easily and does not oxidize quickly. It is fragrance free and suitable for sensitive skin. It adds a healthy glow, improves skin texture, and leaves the skin plump.
DECONSTRUCT CLEARING SERUM | BRIGHTENING SERUM
The Deconstruct clearing serum has an excellent texture, similar to the pore control serum. It effectively lightens pigmentation and works well as a spot treatment. It does not pill when layered and helps control excess sebum. It is fragrance free and gentle on the skin, visibly brightening the complexion and fading acne scars and pigmentation.
The brightening serum is helpful in reducing hyperpigmentation and shows faster results comparatively. However, it is really difficult to layer other skincare products over it since it pills terribly.
MELANO CC VITAMIN C ESSENCE
This product has a thin oil consistency that fully absorbs into the skin. It has an airtight packaging which prevent the product from oxidising. You can layer other products over it without worrying about pilling, and it dispenses one drop at a time, preventing product waste. It is non oily and non sticky. It brightens the skin, evens out the tone, and lightens dark spots, redness, and hyperpigmentation. It also improves skin texture and leaves your skin visibly brighter. Please note that it is currently available only through Instagram sellers.