- This item: SkinMedica® Lytera Skin Brightening System with Retinol Complex 0.5 $225.00
- SkinMedica® TNS Essential Serum® $270.00
Lytera® Skin Brightening System with Retinol Complex 0.5 allows you to achieve optimal results with this all-in-one brightening system. It is a simple and effective approach to skin brightening. The unique brightening formula of Lytera addresses the appearance of dark spots and works beautifully for all skin types. Lytera contains highly effective antioxidants, and serves as a mild exfoliant. It is available without a prescription.
When clinically tested, women who tried Lytera Skin Brightening Complex reported a high level of satisfaction. Lytera showed similar results to 4% hydroquinone in patients with moderate to severe discoloration. And, it helped to improve the evenness of skin and overall skin condition.
Significant improvements in facial discoloration could be seen in as early as four weeks with continued improvement over time.
What skin type is appropriate for using the Lytera® Skin Brightening System?
The Lytera® Skin Brightening System is appropriate for all skin types. It is ideal for skin types that have been preconditioned with a retinol product. If you have not used a retinol product before, begin by limiting use to twice a week, gradually increasing frequency to every other night and then every night, as tolerated.
What other SkinMedica® products can I use to complement the Lytera® Skin Brightening System?
Sunscreen is required to optimize and maintain the results of using the Lytera® Skin Brightening System. We recommend TOTAL DEFENSE + REPAIR Broad Spectrum Sunscreens (SPF 34, SPF 34 Tinted, or SPF 50+), Environmental Defense Sunscreen™ SPF 50+ with UV ProPlex®, Daily Physical Defense® Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30+, or TNS Ultimate Daily Moisturizer™ SPF 20 Sunscreen. Apply sunscreen after Lytera® Skin Brightening Complex in the morning.
Additionally, to maximize results, we recommend using TNS Essential Serum® in the morning and evening, and a SkinMedica® moisturizer in the evening, after applying Retinol Complex. Talk to your doctor or skin care specialist about what products are best for you.
What are common side effects?
The most common side effects with the Lytera® Skin Brightening System include mild to moderate redness, peeling, and irritation.
Can patients with sensitive skin use the Lytera® Skin Brightening System?
Please speak with your doctor or skin care specialist for optimal guidance.
Can I use the Lytera® Skin Brightening System if I'm pregnant?
You should not use the Lytera® Skin Brightening System if you are pregnant, lactating, or planning to become pregnant.
Can I use the Lytera® Skin Brightening System during the summer?
The Lytera® Skin Brightening System can be used throughout the year. Regardless of the season, daily sun protection with SPF 20 or higher is essential when using the LYTERA® Skin Brightening System.
HOW TO APPLY
Apply AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser 2 to 3 days a week, or as tolerated, as the first product in your skin care routine. Apply Lytera® Skin Brightening Complex in the morning and evening, after cleansing. Apply Retinol Complex in the evening, as the last step before applying moisturizer. If you have never used a retinol product before, begin by limiting use to twice a week, gradually increasing frequency to every other night and then every night, as tolerated.
IMPORTANT! SUNSCREEN IS REQUIRED TO OPTIMIZE AND MAINTAIN THE RESULTS OF USING THE LYTERA® SKIN BRIGHTENING SYSTEM.
CAUTION: Do not use Lytera® or Retinol Complex if you are pregnant, lactating, or planning to become pregnant.
SUNBURN ALERT: AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser contains an alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that may increase the skin's sensitivity to the sun and particularly the possibility of sunburn. Patients should use a sunscreen, wear protective clothing, and limit sun exposure while using this product (or this system) and for a week following.
A stable, lipid-soluble ester form of ascorbic acid (Vitamin C).
Vitamin B3 improves skin moisturization and helps to enhance the barrier function of the skin. Helps promote even looking skin tone.
Essential fatty acid ester helps promote even looking skin tone and helps support barrier function.
Mimics the lipid content of skin and helps support the skin barrier and is skin’s first line of defense against water loss.
Lipid soluble Vitamin A helps smooth dry, thick and rough skin by enhancing exfoliation. Helps even skin tone.
Dunaliella Salina Extract
Natural colorless carotenoids of phytoene and phytofluene extracted from unicellular algae. Colorless carotenoids help quench free radicals and brighten the skin.
Helps to brighten the skin.
Skin brightening peptide.
Helps even skin tone and brighten skin.
Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract
Natural extract, rich in glabridin, a highly effective antioxidant with excellent skin brightening qualities.
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