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Skin Brightening Cream

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SKU 661

Skin Concern: Dark spots, uneven skin tone
Skin Type: All skin types
Dr. Sivak's Notes:

• This formula features some promising new skin lightening ingredients that are also safe, like soy protease inhibitor, salicin, GSH, carotenoids, baicalein, and more.

The skin lightening actives in this cream will not destroy existing melanin, so you will have to wait a few months until your skin renews itself to be able to see any improvements.

Melanin synthesis increases as a response to several kinds of stresses such as UV exposure and oxidants, it is a good idea to avoid the sun and use SPF daily.

• Check out this video about Arbutin vs. Bearberry HERE.

• Read Dr. Sivak’s blog about Hyperpigmentation HERE.


Purchase 10 or more for an automatic discount. Other sizes available upon request at

Sun Care Products     Sun Care    
Paraben Free Products    
Product Style Ready to Use    
Dark Spots    

Apply a thin layer of cream to affected area once or twice daily. Avoid the sun and use SPF daily to protect from further damage.


If you have isolated dark spots, use the cream on those areas only.  Do not expect fast results. This product has no bleaching agents and these actives will not destroy existing melanin, so you will have to wait a few months until your skin renews itself to be able to see any improvements.


Water, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Seakelp (Lactobacillus/Kelp Ferment Filtrate) Bioferment, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Squalane, Polysorbate 60, Sorbitol, Butylene Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Kojic Dipalmitate, Linum Usitatissmum (Flax) Seed Oil, Salvia Hispanica (Chia) Seed Oil, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Arbutin, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Niacinamide, Mangiferin, Melatonin, N-Acetyl-D-Glucosamine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Salix Alba (White Willow) Bark Extract, Potassium Azeloyl Diglycinate, Baicalin, Bisabolol, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, Luteolin, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil, Tocotrienols, Tocopherols, Astaxanthin, Lycopene, Xanthophyll, R-Alpha Lipoic Acid, Beta-Carotene, Fucoxanthin, Porphyridium Polysaccharide, Glutathione, sh-Polypeptide-77, sh-Polypeptide-2, Superoxide Dismutase, C14-22 Alcohols, C12-20 Alkyl Glucoside, Stearyl Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol (and) Sorbic Acid.

Read Dr. Sivak’s blog about Hyperpigmentation HERE.



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Customer Reviews**

  • Author: Christina
    I really like the fast results! It's really making hands and face look younger. Spots are 50% less. And skin is brighter. I'm pretty impressed. Don't recall my skin ever looking this fresh. It's been 3 weeks but saw results in 1 week. 43, very fair skin with lots of sun spots fr for the cream to work on. Melisma on forehead. I'd tried MAP and other lightening actives before in a mixture, but not much success. Looks like the huge list and the combination of so many actives in the cream is the trick for my skin. And definitely take their advice on using sunscreen. My skin is like photo paper. Even a brief exposure makes Melisma return. Now that it looks nice I want to keep it that way. The cream goes a loooong way. Takes only a bit to smooth over face and hands. This is a great product for me. Thanks, Hannah and Jonaton.
  • Author: Jonatan
    This is the first time I've ever submitted a review for a product, but I felt this cream deserved it! :-) I'm 33 with fair scandinavian skin, and have dark, blotchy (and very stubborn) melasma on 2/3 of my forehead. I've tried other skin lighteners with varying degrees of success, but my favorite cream (with kojic acid and bearberry) was discontinued and I couldn't find a replacement...until now :-) I've been using SAS SkinBrightening Cream with Arbutin for 8 weeks and my melasma has faded to where it's only a few shades darker than my normal skin. It's pretty much invisible under makeup - yeah!! The best part is that the cream feels really nice on my skin - it goes on smoothly and absorbs quickly so I don't have to wait around before putting on moisturiser. It took a while to see results, but I'm thrilled! Thank you for such a great product!! PS I live in Namibia and the African sun can be pretty rough, but your sunscreen amazes me. I've used Neutrogena SPF45 for several years, but that has never been able to stop either the melasma or spots of hyperpigmentation from popping up. I bought a tube of SAS SPF 30 sunscreen in June and it's fantastic - no new blotches! I literally don't go outside without it :-) Ingrid (via Jonatan)
  • Author: Christopher
    THIS CREAM IS AMAZING!!! It has far exceeded my expectations. It is light, not oily or greasy at all, completely absorbs in just a few seconds, and it feels fresh and clean. Now to the brightening... my face and neck were always a few shades darker than my shoulders and chest. I have been using the brightening cream for 5 weeks, and the results are dramatic. I am the same color all over! Hands down, the best I've ever used! I will continue to use this product as long as I am able!
  • Author: Angela
    I couldn't take it - my allergic / sensitive skin reacted to some ingredient (mildly.. but I have so many other fantastic SAS creams that I just switched to another one). I gave it to my husband and he loves it! He has some blotchiness from teenage acne left and it does fade it slowly. He tolerates it very well!
  • Author: Fumiko
    This is the first time that I really see the result of skin lighteners after trying so many expensive brightening creams from Japan, where age spots are the biggest skin concern. I have been using SAS brightening cream since 10 -12 weeks - first once a day 'til my skin got accustomed and twice thereafter. Now it's finally starting to show the result. My stubburn spots are lighter every day and I am using less make-up! To be honest, I didn't believe the reviews first, but I thought I would give it a try -- and I am very glad for my decision!! I hightly recommend the cream to every one with pigmentation problem - try it and be patient--it will work. Thank you SAS for such a great product, so reasonably priced! Fumiko
  • Author: UB
    This is a wonderful and gentle lightening cream. I have melasma and this product in combination with the Lets Make Collagen serum has been amazing. It has slowly but surely started to break up the dark areas AND it helps keep it from coming back, something other brands failed to do. The great thing about these products is that they did not irritate my skin, which other products would do and make the pigmentation even worse. This cream is an excellent value and it lasts a long time. I highly recommend it!
  • Author: VC
    This cream is amazing!!!!! It also exceeded my expectation. I tried other more expensive products and this cream is way better. My uneven spot are significantly better and my skin really has a beautiful and natural glow after I apply the cream. I'd like to suggest that it comes package or with the option of getting it package in a pump.
  • Author: VC
    This cream is amazing!!!!! It also exceeded my expectation. I tried other more expensive products and this cream is way better. My uneven spot are significantly better and my skin really has a beautiful and natural glow after I apply the cream.

    I'd like to suggest that it comes package or with the option of getting it package in a pump.
  • Author: Monica L
    I am in the process of re-ordering this and a few other creams. I started using it 3 months ago along with other SA products similar to Skinceuticals which was my previous regimen. Clearly, I am duly impressed with the results as I am re-ordering! My skin which tends to be acne-prone has a beautiful glow and tightness which makes me look refreshed and vibrant! I use it in the am and also at night, along with the vitamin C serum with AA. For me a sign of an effective skin care line is if I wake up with a fresh face look. To date only two lines have done that for me (as mentioned above). I highly recommend this cream!! Oh, I should also mention that I added Dermagen with Hyaluronic Acid to it. I believe this helps with giving your skin a shiny texture/glow.
  • Author: Cynthia
    I have been using this cream for the last 5 days on my face and my neck. I notice that my skin is more refined, less blotchy, and smoother. It has more of a glow and I need to use less makeup for the same effect. I have been mixing this 1:1 with the Sea Kelp for an extra kick. I love it!
  • Author: LP
    This cream helped to fade my post acne red and brown scars. Ive been using it for about two months and will continue to use.
  • Author: Suzanne
    My feedback is mixed. Although I do see some results, I would not consider this the miracle cream others seem to. Using this cream consistently (every night) and with the use of sunscreen during the day, I have seen some positive results over the past few months. However, there is something in the cream that gives it a very yellow coloring. It sticks to my skin like glue and is extremely difficult to wash off. And it is so hard to wash off! My pillowcases, washcloths, and towels are constantly being washed to get rid of the yellow residue. Wondering if that one ingredient (perhaps the astaxanthin) provides enough benefits to be worth the aggravation. Probably won't buy again if the color issue remains.
  • Author: Miroslava
    I have a lot of blotchiness on my chest and neck, tried this cream for few months, and, unfortunately, didn't work for me.
  • Author: Kia
    I, like many others with melasma, was skeptical. After years of bleaches, acids, supplements for hormones, I had halted the spread of it, but was still left with a blotched face. I never used to even wear makeup. Now I had to pile it on, on top of sunscreen. I had been using a retinol for some time (I gave up on everything else) so the first night I put this on, it was on freshly exfoliated skin. The next morning, the skin was lighter, noticeably lighter. In fact, my boyfriend was laughing, as he could see where I didn't put it on evenly on my neck! This works without the need for any extras...I think it best used with an exfoliant to see results faster. Today, after one night, I just have a few stubborn spots. With the retinol, I'm only going to need to use it at nights. Finally...after years! Results that don't leave me with a burning red face, and hopelessness.


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