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Discover the hidden skin brightening gems…

After last week’s campaign, some of you emailed me asking if I could give examples of some good brightening ingredients I’ve come across.

I’ve been there myself so many times… It’s a struggle that with age, our skin starts to lose its radiance and appears dull.

Thankfully, there are several brightening ingredients that can help to restore our skin’s youthful glow.

Citrus extract

Let’s start with a classic one that you just can’t go wrong with.

Citrus extract is a natural ingredient derived from oranges, lemons, and other citrus fruits.

It’s rich in vitamin C and other antioxidants, which help to protect the skin from free radical damage and promote collagen production.

Citrus extract also has brightening properties, helping to even out skin tone and reduce the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation.

It is a potent agent that helps to build collagen and elastin, and reduce melanin production.

Rosehip oil

Rosehip oil is a natural oil extracted from the seeds of the rosehip fruit.

What’s so special about it though?

Well, to start with it’s a rich source of essential fatty acids, including omega-3 and omega-6, which help to nourish and hydrate the skin.

Rosehip oil also has high in antioxidants, such as vitamins C and E, both of which stimulate collagen production to keep the skin youthful.

Because it contains high concentrations of vitamin A, B vitamins, and vitamin E, rosehip oil is known for its exceptional regenerative and healing properties.

You can find this ingredient in the Prebiotic Moisturising Cream (yes, it's back in stock!), but that’s not all about it…

In combination with Rosehip oil, it also contains a powerful prebiotic complex that strengthens the microbiome.

This helps to give the skin a healthy glow and unmatched hydration.


Kojic Acid

Kojic acid is a natural ingredient that is derived from mushrooms and certain types of fungi.

It works by inhibiting the production of melanin and helps to even out skin tone.

One of the benefits of kojic acid is that it’s gentle on the skin, making it suitable for those with sensitive skin or those who are prone to irritation.

However, when using products that contain kojic acid, it’s important to follow the instructions carefully and not to overuse

the product, as it can cause dryness and irritation if used excessively.


Bakuchiol is a plant-derived ingredient that has been shown to be the natural retinol alternative.

So, how does is work?

Just like retinol, it works by stimulating collagen production and improving skin elasticity, resulting in a more youthful appearance.

Bakuchiol also has brightening properties, helping to even out skin tone and reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation over time.

Where can you find this ingredient?

The Rose Youth Elixir contains 2% Bakuchiol, which in combination with Rosa Damascena oil and Hyaluronic acid makes the perfect skin brightening, anti-ageing cocktail.


I hope that this guide has helped you understand the benefits of brightening ingredients and how they can enhance your skincare routine.

By incorporating these ingredients into your daily regimen and making other healthy lifestyle choices, such as staying hydrated and wearing sunscreen, you can achieve a complexion that radiates health and vitality.


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