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Versed | Stroke Of Brilliance Brightening Serum
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Stroke of Brilliance

Brightening Serum
4.5
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
298 Reviews

Use if you’re feeling less than luminous and looking to brighten up.

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Regular price
$19.99

Vegan | Cruelty-Free | Pregnancy-Safe

Fend off dullness with a brightening serum made with a cocktail of pigmentation-fighting plant extracts and antioxidants. With vitamin C (one of the most well-researched and proven ingredients for brightening and firming), licorice root and palmaria palmata extracts (skin-lightening agents that inhibit pigmentation), and niacinamide (a form of vitamin B3 that reduces the appearance of discoloration), uneven skin tone can become a thing of the past. This brightening serum also helps firm, hydrate, and strengthen skin—stick with it and those brightening ingredients have some solid fringe benefits.

New to vitamin C? It does have a subtle but distinct smell—don’t worry, after a little while you won’t even notice it. It can feel slightly tacky at first, but this serum absorbs quickly. It’s orange! The color can vary from batch to batch and deepen over time, but it doesn’t affect the brightening serum's performance. And finally, be patient. It can take one to two months to see visible results.

Made with 50% PCR (post consumer recycled) plastic.

HOW: Press 2-3 drops into clean, almost-dry skin. Let it sink in for two minutes before your next skincare move.
WHERE: Face and neck. Bonus points for chest.
WHEN: AM and/or PM after cleansing (and masking or toning) but before moisturizing.

GOOD TO KNOW: Store your brightening serum in a cool, dark place—not your hot, steamy bathroom—to keep the active ingredients potent from the first drop to the last.

Use within 12 months once opened.

Net wt: 1 fl. oz. / 30 ml

LICORICE ROOT EXTRACT glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) root extract | 1.6%
NIACINAMIDE niacinamide | 1%
VITAMIN C sodium ascorbyl phosphate | 0.5%
SODIUM HYALURONATE sodium hyaluronate | 0.1%
RED ALGAE EXTRACT palmaria palmata extract | 0.08%

Free from parabens, silicones, sulfates, and 1,350+ ingredients that have questionable data.

Water, Propylene Glycol, Dipropylene Glycol, Methyl Gluceth-20, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Niacinamide, Citric Acid, Palmaria Palmata Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Phenoxyethanol, Xanthan Gum, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Glycerin, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate.

RECYCLE IT: CLIMATE TRANSPARENCY:

We are a climate-first brand focused on reducing our footprint. Our partner in emissions tracking, Bluebird Climate, calculates each product’s footprint using Greenhouse Gas Protocol, which considers emissions from materials, ingredients, manufacturing, transportation, and distribution. A product’s waste footprint is calculated by examining its recyclability and degradability.

4.5
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
Based on 298 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 211 Total 4 star reviews: 59 Total 3 star reviews: 13 Total 2 star reviews: 7 Total 1 star reviews: 8
91%would recommend this product
298 reviews
  • MC
    Monica C.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Yesterday
    Another superstar

    Love this product — as I do all the Versed products I own — as well or better than my other far more expensive C serums and have been using only this Versed serum since purchasing it… get it… no sticky residue, just a feel good product that I’ll totally recommend to anyone who asks — you won’t regret buying this!:)

  • AC
    Aidah C.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 week ago
    Brilliant

    Makes my skin feel so dewy

  • AL
    Amy Lynn J.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 month ago
    Noticeable brilliance

    Definitely a noticeable improvement in my skin. Giving me a more useful look.

  • LL Profile picture for Linda L.facebook logo
    Linda L.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 months ago
    Perfect under layer

    I use this in the morning before moisturizing with Versed Skin Soak. It feels like it awakens my skin, and then just a slight firming/tightening action that produces a younger look. At 71, that advantage is a big help I know it’s built for brightening, and since I stopped using more radical brightening ingredients, it seems to have maintained that function quite well! I really love the combination of ingredients.

  • L
    Lara
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 months ago
    5 Stars

    It is definitely a “stroke of brilliance.” Leaves your skin glowing. I’ve used this for, at least, 5 months, and it’s truly helpful.

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