When it comes to winter skin, we all know the drill: Cold weather arrives and skin feels itchy, tight and uncomfortable. Indoor heating systems further desiccate the skin, leaving it parched, scaly and vulnerable to damage. Coupled with shorter days and longer nights, these seasonal conditions are a surefire recipe for less-than-glowing skin.

But dryness isn’t the only culprit when it comes to why your skin might not be looking its best. While diminished moisture levels contribute to a lack of radiance, consistent exposure to pollutants and concentrated sources of high-energy visible light, also known as “blue light,” could lead to ultra-fine dark spots – pigmentation beneath the surface of the skin that’s only visible with a UV camera. It goes without saying that reviving a lacklustre complexion requires a routine stacked with high-performing ingredients.

Enter LANEIGE Radian-C Cream, the latest launch in LANEIGE’s lineup of science-backed skin-perfecting skincare essentials. Gentle enough for all skin types, the plush formula envelops the skin in a layer of deep hydration, is absorbed rapidly and leaves no residue. Dermatologist-tested, non-comedogenic and hypoallergenic, it tackles dry spots while boosting visible brightness and giving skin an awakened and refreshed appearance. Expect a visibly brighter complexion within three days of use.*

The star ingredient? Radian-C SuperblendTM, a high-potency combination of an 8.5 percent vitamin C derivative, vitamin E and MelasolvTM, a LANEIGE proprietary ingredient that has the same brightening effect as niacinamide but with only a 20th of the amount. Formulated to be as stable as possible, LANEIGE Radian-C Cream contains a special derivative of vitamin C that stays potent for longer. What’s more, it helps address visible and non-visible dark spots that are caused by long-term exposure to skin stressors like smog, pollution and excessive screen time.

Gentle enough to use morning and night, this trio of efficacious ingredients works to minimize the look of dark spots as well as ultra-fine dark spots not visible to the eye, addressing them before they get the chance to surface while also providing intense hydration. Use twice daily – in the morning alongside your favourite SPF and before bed – to lean into your best skin this season.

*Based on a four-week clinical study on 30 Asian women, aged 24 to 49, with facial pigmentation.


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LANEIGE Radian-C Cream with Vitamin C ($46, sephora.ca)