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The 10 best skin brighteners

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The 10 best skin brighteners

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The 10 best skin brighteners

Best skin brighteners: The corrector

What makes it special: Simply put, this is the #1 formula for banishing dark spots. Lightweight and non-greasy, this first-class serum will brighten the texture of skin for a total return on investment. Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector ($63 for 30 ml), at Clinique counters, Sephora, select Shopper’s Drugmart and clinique.com. The best winter skin care routine

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The 10 best skin brighteners

Best skin brighteners: The natural formula

What makes it special: Viniferine—a natural brightening agent—acts as your skin care saviour by minimizing pores without clogging them with oil and chemical residue for glowing skin. Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum ($79), at Sephora, sephora.ca. GALLERY: The ultimate beauty stock list

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The 10 best skin brighteners

Best skin brighteners: The moisturizer

What makes it special: Comparable to a brightening treatment from your dermatologist, this rosa roxburghii (a fragrance free antioxidant), licorice (a natural illuminator) and vitamin C moisturizer reduces pigmentation and UVA/UVB damage in combination skin types. Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-Bright Skin Illuminating Moisturizer ($61.50), at origins.com. GALLERY: The best foundations and concealers of all time

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The 10 best skin brighteners

Best skin brighteners: The whitener

What makes it special: Organic amino acids, titanium and corn oil help to hydrate and condition skin while improving tone without damaging sulfates and GMOS.?? SK-II Whitening Source Skin Brightener ($135), at Sephora, sephora.ca. GALLERY: The best eye masks for fresh skin

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The 10 best skin brighteners

Best skin brighteners: The concealer

What makes it special: It’s time to wake up to glowing skin! This concealer is gel-based (making it easier to blend than a cream) for covering skin blemishes and brightening dark circles beneath your eyes in the morning without creasing. Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Concealer ($11.99), at drugstores and mass-market retailers across Canada. GALLERY: 8 concealers for problem skin

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The 10 best skin brighteners

Best skin brighteners: The retinol solution

What makes it special: It’s the bearberry, ferulic acid and willowbark that make this retinol-rich formula so successful at hiding irregularities in skin for a fresh face and luminous glow. Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Ferulic Acid and Retinol Brightening Solution ($100), at Sephora, sephora.ca. The best dull skin boosters and tips

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The 10 best skin brighteners

Best skin brighteners: The daily scrub

What makes it special: Buff away dead cells and dry skin using this oil free, non-clogging micro-bead scrub to get your daily dose of hydrating soy complex without irritating sensitive skin. Aveeno Skin Brightening Daily Scrub ($11.99), at food, drug and mass-market retailers across Canada. Skin care 101: The benefits of face masks  

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The 10 best skin brighteners

Best skin brighteners: The cleanser

What makes it special: A three-in-one treatment (lactic acid to exfoliate, shea butter to moisturize and peptides to brighten tone), this formula cleanses and optimizes skin for a radiant complexion.?? Dermalogica Tri-Active Cleanser ($50), at dermalogica.ca. Beauty tutorials: The secrets to flawless skin

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The 10 best skin brighteners

Best skin brighteners: The illuminator

What makes it special: With its dual blend of gold cream to brighten and opaque pigments to conceal, this mixture of myrrh oil and hydrating peptides easily equals glowing skin. Guerlain Precious Light Rejuvinating Illumintator ($56), at Guerlain beauty counters. GALLERY: The best cleansing waters

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The 10 best skin brighteners

Best skin brighteners: The radiance serum

What makes it special: Murad’s vitamin C and green tea extract treatment removes impurities while promoting bright, healthy skin. (Your skin will show appreciation with an unbelievable glow afterward.)?? Murad Environmental Shield Advanced Active Radiance Serum ($89), at Sephora and sephora.ca. GALLERY: Best face serums for glowing skin

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