WHAT IT IS: A night cream that helps lighten dark spots
WHAT IT DOES: Fades spots by destroying melanin on the surface of skin
KEY INGREDIENTS: Melanozyme, a mushroom-derived enzyme (breaks down melanin on the surface of the skin)
HOW IT FEELS/SMELLS/LOOKS: The jar contains two creams to be used consecutively all over the face; one is white, the other off-white. Each feels cushiony and is fragrance-free.
WHY WE LIKE IT: “We finally have a way of dissolving melanin on the skin, which means we can achieve lightening much faster, without irritation,” says dermatologist Leslie Baumann. “Instead of having to wait the usual 12 to 16 weeks for results, my patients are seeing their hyperpigmentation fade within four weeks.”