Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Equitance Brightening Serum + Spot Corrector | Review

Press Sample (Unaffiliated Links)

I receive lots of emails asking whether I can recommend a brightening product that can fade hyperpigmentation (sun spots), and as a result I thought that I would share my experience with the Equitance Brightening Serum + Spot Corrector. Equitance has an entire Brightening Collection that I have been testing out, and I will feature once I have finished using.

First, I should preface this by stating that I don't have much in the way of hyperpigmentation, but I am always looking for intensely brightening products. Some time ago, I did have a pronounced dark spot on the left side of my face that was nestled into my hairline, and I had my doctor burn off. She said it was from driving/commuting in the hot Southern California sun, and we decided it was better to remove it than give it the opportunity to turn into skin cancer. While I am diligent about using sunscreen, it was in a place that I didn't protect adequately, and the result was a sun spot.

If you have any hyperpigmentation that you are trying to treat, I urge you to see your doctor before trying to treat it with cosmetic products. While you may think that those spots are benign, they could, in fact, be pre-cancerous or cancerous lesions. and you certainly don't want to exacerbate the problem by treating it with topical products. When in doubt, always consult your doctor. 
Equitance Brightening Serum + Spot Corrector was created to diminish the appearance of dark spots, uneven skin tone and overall dullness. Since hyperpigmentation isn't a big issue for me, I evaluated this serum on the basis of its ability to even overall skin tone, and brighten the skin.  

The serum has a lightweight milky lotion consistency that is very fast absorbing. It sinks into the skin without leaving behind a greasy residue, and it leaves my combination skin feeling lightly hydrated. It has no discernible scent that will likely trigger fragrance sensitivities, and it doesn't cause any tingling or discomfort to the skin. 

Once Equitance Brightening Serum + Spot Corrector sinks into the skin, I immediately notice that my skin appears more luminous and vibrant,  but it was definitely after using it for a few weeks that I  noticed that my skin was brighter and appeared a bit more even in tone. I definitely see a difference, and I really like the way that my skin looks and feels while using this serum, but I can't tell you whether it will fade sun spots. After using it for over a month, I definitely see a difference in my skin, and will continue to use it to see if the results become more pronounced over a more sustained period of use. 

I think that the best way to try out the line is by purchasing the Trial Kit, shown below, since at $37.00 you can affordably sample the Brightening Line. The deluxe samples include this serum, and each one will provide you with enough to decide whether you want to purchase any of the full-size products.

According to Equitance,

This pioneering spot-targeting serum formula zeroes in on the appearance of hyperpigmentation and dark discoloration. It uses patented technology to continuously deliver the key brightening ingredient, linoleic acid. With daily use, this essential step in the Brightening regimen brings clarity, brightness and radiance to skin’s appearance.

Microcapsules, also known as Liposomes, are the main components of our delivery system. This patented delivery system along with exclusive blend of brightening ingredients is clinically proven to offer maximum brightening efficacy to your skin. Our sustained delivery technology minimizes the appearance of dark spots and discolorations, while improving the appearance of skin’s tone and brightness.

83% of women reported diminished appearance of dark spots, *Based on a clinical study after 4 months. Study conducted and evaluated by a dermatologist.

Directions: Apply 2 or 3 drops of serum to fingertips. Dab on face and neck and/or targeted area of concern; gently massage. Apply mornings and evenings after Equitance Brightening Toning Lotion.

Ingredients: Water, butylene glycol, squalane, ascorbyl glucoside, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, glycerin, linoleic acid, prunus yedoensis leaf extract, alpinia speciosa leaf extract, soluble collagen, cystine, potassium hydroxide, carbomer, pentaerythrityl tetraethylhexanoate, guvuina avellana seed oil, polygyceryl-10 laurate, lecithin, dimethicone, cholesteryl/behenyl/octyldodecyl lauroyl glutamate, methylparaben, xanthan gum, fragrance, tocopherol, hreonine, ethylparaben, sodium chondroitin sulfate, propylparaben

Key Ingredients and their Attributes:

Linoleic Acid is extracted from safflower seed oil, purified and in an exclusive brightening delivery system to target appearance of dark spots and improve skin brightening and radiance.

Ascorbyl Glucoside is a vitamin C derivative with skin-brightening powers. In liquid topical skin care formulas, vitamin C derivative is more stable, maximizing its beneficial functions better than vitamin C itself.

Cherry Blossom Leaf Extract is culled from the Japanese sakura tree and possesses properties that sooth and soften rough skin.

Shell Ginger Extract is derived from the Japanese alpinia speciosa leaf. Its intense moisturizing properties help brighten the skin.
Equitance Trial Kit Includes (Shown above. $37.00 from Equitance):
  • Brightening Foaming Cleanser - 16g net wt. 0.56 oz.
  • Brightening Toning Lotion - 20ml net 0.67 fl. oz.
  • Brightening Serum and Spot Corrector - 7g net wt. 0.24 oz.
  • Hydrating Brightening Cream - 5g net wt. 0.17 oz.
  • Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF36 - 0.6ml net 0.02 fl. oz.
  • Skin Radiance Dietary Supplement - 3 sachets of 6 tablets each
About Equitance:

Founded in Japan, 18 years ago Equitance embarked on a quest to uncover the mysteries of radiant beauty. Today, the company’s landmark research has culminated in an exclusive pathway to vital, vibrant skin. Representing the best of Eastern and Western research and practices, Equitance Skin Care brings precisely balanced botanicals and clinically proven technology together to continuously brighten the skin.

Our research revealed that excess melanin production is the root cause of dark spots and discolorations, as well as the slowing of the ‘turnover’ process that discharges melanin from the skin. Equitance topical formulas are designed to focus on the outer skin, helping to brighten the appearance of the skin. Our dietary supplement supports radiance from within the body. It contains an exclusive blend of herbs and antioxidants Vitamins C & B6 which provides nutrition while supporting overall wellness. Exercise and diet help skin achieve optimal performance, glowing with health, vitality and luster.
Overall Assessment:The Equitance Brightening Collection is definitely a line worth your consideration, and their Trial Kit is the best, and most affordable way, to sample this high quality line.

Trial Kit ($37.00 from Equitance).
Brightening Serum + Spot Corrector ($125.00 for 1 oz from Equitance).

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  1. I don't have this skin issue but I do love having radiant skin!! When in doubt always see a doctor/derm cause skin cancer is nothing to fool around with!



    1. Hi Ursula! I love radiant skin as well! I definitely agree, skin cancer is nothing to fool around with, and what may appear to be a normal sun spot may actually be skin cancer! It's always important to see the doctor/derm!


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