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Brightening Pads


BRIGHTEN is a botanical blend of ingredients that decreases pigmentation due to sun damage or hormonal imbalances leaving the complexion more radiant and even in tone. Custom-blended on site, you’re guaranteed a fresh batch of pads that include a quick-penetrating system of brightening kojic acid, bearberry and arbutin as well as protective antioxidants such as green tea polyphenols and L-ascorbic vitamin C. This blend can also be supercharged by adding custom percentages of Hydroquinone (HQ) to dramatically elevate the lightning and brightening abilities by stopping melanin from producing pigment. Hydroquinone comes in percentages ranging from 4% to 10%.

*BRIGHTEN is not eligible for returns since it is a customized solution for each individual.

*BRIGHTEN is not suitable for pregnant and nursing individuals.


On perfectly cleansed skin, you’ll remove one pad from container and spread evenly on entire face and neck, being mindful of the eye area. Follow with your favorite serum, eye cream and moisturizer. Solution may feel tingly in the beginning as the skin gets acquainted with the actives over time.

Solution is strictly for nighttime use only and should be washed off in the morning to prevent sun sensitivity and worsening of pigmentation. Wear SPF regularly, especially the day following BRIGHTEN pads.

Frequency of application varies depending on skin type and severity of pigmentation. Clients are advised to start out every other night and once skin is conditioned and tolerant, can move up to every night to really eradicate pigment and get optimal results. For more sensitive and dry skin types, just twice weekly may be necessary, especially if you’re new to the actives.


  • Kojic Acid- a skin lightening agent and antioxidant derived from mushrooms, kojic acid is a tyrosinase-inhibitor that plays a key role in disabling the formation of pigment-causing melanin. It’s primary use is to fade visible sun damage, age spots, or scars.

  • Bearberry Extract-  derived from the Uva Ursi plant, bearberry is another tyrosinase-inhibitor, skin lightener and antioxidant renowned for its abilities to fade pigmentation and provide anti-inflammatory benefits.

  • Arbutin-  another tyrosinase-inhibitor that is a naturally-occurring derivative of Hydroquinone, evens skin tone, lightens darkened areas and can even help with the appearance of scars. Safe for pregnancy, nursing and long-term use unlike the true form of HQ.

  • Ascorbic Acid- the most potent form of vitamin C and the most beneficial, it plays a key role in reducing photo damage caused by harmful UV rays while helping fade pigmentation and improve overall skin tone. 

  • Sylimarin- aka milk thistle, is a flavonoid antioxidant that helps regulate oil production while providing protection from UV radiation, pollution and free-radical damage.

  • Green Tea Polythenols- aka Camellia Sinensis, are powerful antioxidants to neutralize sensitivity and help brighten the complexion.

  • Hydroquinone- (optional addition for enhanced results)



*keep this and all treatment products out of reach of children. May be harmful or fatal if ingested.Keep tightly capped. Keep out of direct heat and sunlight.


Brightening pads can be paired with retinol at night or alternating nights for more radical clearing of pigmentation. Drying can occur for some types so make sure to thoroughly hydrate and wear SPF the following days and every day for optimal results. Sensitivity of using retinol and the pads together can happen as your skin adjusts and becomes conditioned to the ingredients. Start slow and work your way up. 

One of my favorite things to suggest is prepping your skin with these pads before and in between a series of chemical peels or Morpheus8 to really elevate your results. The pads give your skin a head start on the brightening and exfoliating effect, helping to condition the skin for a deeper treatment. And when using the pads with hydroquinone specifically, you add a much safer element to the chemical peel process by taming the melanin that can cause post inflammatory pigmentation. HQ gives you a little bit of insurance as you go through your peel or Morpheus8 journey and will deliver a more drastic wow factor in general. Win win!

Last bit of advice is maybe a bit obvious but still necessary to mention…consistency is KEY! Like with most things, the more you use something properly and consistently, the more efficient and beautiful your outcome will deliver. So if you invest in your skin with products and treatments, use them, stay regular with your routine and watch your skin serve you better because you’re worth it and deserve to shine.

These come custom compounded with hydroquinone to supercharge their powers. Please reach out to us for consultation here

*BRIGHTEN is not eligible for returns since it is a customized solution for each individual.


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