Skin Corrector Rush

Correcting skin discoloration has been an all-time focus in the Asian cosmetic market, but now it seems there is a skin corrector rush in US – all major beauty brands are promoting their skin corrector products. Below are 5 skin correctors that are relatively new to the market.

PREVAGE® Clarity Targeted Skin Tone Corrector

Claims: See dark spots begin to fade in just 14 days.

Key ingredients: Idebenone and Soy-Ferulate-C (Feruloyl Soy Glycerides and Ascorbyl Glucoside).

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Claims: Dark spot correcting, age repairing.

Key ingredients:

  • Hexylresorcinol and spergularia extract: anti-dark spot action, evens skin tone.
  • Cochlearia and waltheria extracts: firming and anti-wrinkle action, help to restore complexion luminosity.
  • Hyaluronic acid: hydrating action.

Estée Lauder Idealist Even Skintone Illuminator

Claims: The first fast-acting Serum from Estée Lauder Research proven to dramatically reduce the look of uneven skintone: redness, acne marks, dark spots, sun spots, discolorations.

Key ingredients:

  • Triple-Optic Technology provides skin with a brighter, more luminous look from the very first application.
  • CorrectTone Technology visibly reduces uneven skintone in 2 weeks, while anti-oxidants help prevent its re-appearance.

My comments: Triple-Optic Technology gives you a subtle glow just by adding some shimmer in the product, which is nothing but a cosmetic effect. The ingredients that can possibly reduce discoloration are: several plant extracts, salicylic acid, a form of stabilized vitamin C (ascorbyl glucoside), acetyl glucosamine (has inhibitory effect on melanin production) and yeast extract. Estée Lauder has added pretty much all non-hydroquinone ingredients that have research showing their effects on skin discoloration.

Lancôme Bright Expert Dark Spot Corrector

Claims: Faster dark spot reduction in just 4 weeks. Clinically-proven against the leading prescription ingredient.

Key ingredients: hydrolyzed soy flour, yeast extract and salicylic acid.

Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector

Claims: in clinical trials our serum was comparable to a leading prescription ingredient in creating a more even skin tone-a verified 53% improvement.

Key ingredients: the same as Estée Lauder Idealist Even Skintone Illuminator except that this one does not have the cosmetic shimmer.

PREVAGE® Clarity Targeted Skin Tone Corrector ingredients
Water, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Caprylyl Methicone, Feruloyl Soy Glycerides, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Tetrahydroxypropyl Ethylene Diamine, Cyclohexasiloxane, Hydroxydecyl Ubiquinone, Palmaria Palmata Extract, Petasites Japonicus Root Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Lactic Acid, Cetyl Palmitate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Glyceryl Stearate, Isohexadecane, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Propylene Glycol, Sodium PCA, Trehalose, Urea, Octadecenedioic Acid, Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Ceteareth-20, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, PEG-100 Stearate, Stearyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 80, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Polyquaternium-51, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Mica, Cyclopentasiloxane, Parfum/Fragrance, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Linalool, Benzoic Acid, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Methylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Propylparaben, Sorbic Acid, Chlorphenesin, Iron Oxides, Red 4, Titanium Dioxide.

Estée Lauder Idealist Even Skintone Illuminator ingredients
Water, Dimethicone, Isododecane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Polysilicone-11, Butylene Glycol, Ascorbyl Glucoside, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Gentiana Lutea (Gentian) Root Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Hydrolyzed Rice Bran Extract, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Extract, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Morus Bombycis (Mulberry) Root Extract, Trametes Versicolor Extract, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract, Salicylic Acid, Caffeine, Cholesterol, Acetyl Glucosamine, Squalane, Yeast Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seedcake, Isohexadecane, PEG-6, Dimethoxytolyl Propylresorcinol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Propylene Glycol Dicaprate, Polysorbate 20, Glycyrrhetinic Acid, Polysorbate 80, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Sulfite, Sodium Metabisulfite, Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Di-C12-18 Alkyl Dimonium Chloride, Fragrance, Tromethamine, Tin Oxide, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, BHT, Phenoxyethanol, Linalool, Limonene, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Bismuth Oxychloride, Carmine.

Clarins Vital Light Serum ingredients
Water, Glycerin, Methyl Gluceth-20, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Polyacrylate, Phenoxyethanol, Hexyresorcinol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Fragrance, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Atractylodes Lancea Root Extract, Citric Acid, Cochlearia Officinalis Flower/Leaf/Stalk Extract, Spergularia Rubra Extract, Cedrelopsis Grevei Bark Extract, Tiliroside, Sodium Benzoate, Palmitoyl Dipeptide-5 Diaminohydroxybutyrade, Ascorbic Acid, Red 4.

Lancôme Bright Expert Dark Spot Corrector & Radiance Activator ingredients
Aqua/Water/Eau, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Diisopropyl Sebacate, Methyl Gluceth-20, Dimethicone, Octyldodecanol, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Tocopherol, Sodium Hydroxide, Hydrolyzed Soy Flour, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Stearic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Faex Extract/Yeast Extract/Extrait De Levure, PEG-100 Stearate, PPG-5-Ceteth-20, Ethylparaben, Ellagic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Polyacrylamide, Salicylic Acid, Helianthus Annuus Seed Extract/Sunflower Seed Extract, Xanthan Gum, Benzyl Salicylate, Ginkgo Biloba Extract/Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Linalool, Mentha Piperita Extract/Peppermint Leaf Extract, Benzyl Alcohol, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Rosa Centifolia Extract/Rosa Centifolia Flower Extract, Cetyl Alcohol, Methylparaben, Tetrasodium EDTA, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Laureth-7, Glyceryl Stearate, Glycyrrhiza Glabra Extract/Licorice Root Extract, Parfum/Fragrance.

Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector ingredients
Water, Dimethicone, Isododecane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Polysilicone-11, Butylene Glycol, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Peg-10 Dimethicone, Turmeric Root Extract, Rice Bran Extract, Grapefruit Peel Extract, Barley Extract, Wheat Germ Extract, Birch Bark Extract, Cucumber Fruit Extract, Dimethoxytolyl Propylresorcinol, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Mulberry Root Extract, Trametes Versicolor Extract, Saccharomyces Lysate Extract, Yeast Extract, Peg-6, Tromethamine, Salicylic Acid, Polysorbate 20, Cholesterol, Isohexadecane, Propylene Glycol Dicaprate, Sunflower Seedcake, Caffeine, Tocopheryl Acetate, Acetyl Glucosamine, Simethicone, Glycyrrhetinic Acid, Polysorbate 80, Sodium Hyaluronate, Di-C12-18 Alkyl Dimonium Chloride, Sodium Rna, Squalane, Sodium Sulfite, Sodium Metabisulfite, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Vp/Copolymer, Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, Disodium Edta, Phenoxyethanol, Yellow 6, Yellow 5.

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