On a list of things to tackle since sun protection became a regular in my routine, has to be overall tone and brightness. Given that you’re not fighting heavy melasma or dark pigmentation patches, I believe regular acid peelings and brightening serums can go a long way before you need to dip into medical-grade products. Recommended for sensitive and irritated skin types, this serum has aloe vera as a base and uses fruit enzymes from kiwi and grapes to remedy a dull complexion.
If you make sure that you shake the bottle well before each use, you’ll get a dark brown serum to apply that leaves an invisible healthy glow effect. You’d be surprised at how much of an effect it has once you layer a moisturizer on top, for a second I thought it had pigment in it. Keep in mind that this is very runny and sinks in super fast so apply a small amount and immediately spread it out in each section of your face. I mainly used this during the day after using the Antipodes Juliet cleaning gel, as my pale skin could use a little boost every now and then. The fruit enzymes really do get to work, giving me a ready steady glow effect after 4 weeks of devoted usage. Smells divine, you don’t need much, it sinks in very fast but it isn’t the cheapest out there and it lacks a moisture boost for dehydrated skin—match your follow up sunscreen or moisturizer to your own needs.