What Is It:


Serum for that lit-from-within glow. I take on dullness with ingredients known to help brighten skin (like vitamin C).


Our insight:


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.


How to use:


Press 2-3 drops into clean, almost-dry skin. Let it sink in for two minutes before your next skincare move. Use AM and/or PM after cleansing (and masking or toning) but before moisturizing.


Ingredients:


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+ other toxins and questionable ingredients. WaterPropylene GlycolDipropylene GlycolMethyl Gluceth-20Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root ExtractSodium Ascorbyl PhosphateNiacinamideCitric AcidPalmaria Palmata ExtractSodium HyaluronatePolyacrylate Crosspolymer-6PhenoxyethanolXanthan GumTrisodium Ethylenediamine DisuccinateGlycerinCurcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract1,2hexanediolPotassium SorbateSodium Benzoate


Brand info:


Sustainably-minded skincare with results that warrant restocking. Proven ingredients; visible results. Skincare developed for you, with you, and with our planet in mind.


What Is It

What Is It:


Serum for that lit-from-within glow. I take on dullness with ingredients known to help brighten skin (like vitamin C).


Our insight

Our insight:


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.


How to use

How to use:


Press 2-3 drops into clean, almost-dry skin. Let it sink in for two minutes before your next skincare move. Use AM and/or PM after cleansing (and masking or toning) but before moisturizing.


Ingredients

Ingredients:


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+ other toxins and questionable ingredients. WaterPropylene GlycolDipropylene GlycolMethyl Gluceth-20Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root ExtractSodium Ascorbyl PhosphateNiacinamideCitric AcidPalmaria Palmata ExtractSodium HyaluronatePolyacrylate Crosspolymer-6PhenoxyethanolXanthan GumTrisodium Ethylenediamine DisuccinateGlycerinCurcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract1,2hexanediolPotassium SorbateSodium Benzoate


Brand info

Brand info:


Sustainably-minded skincare with results that warrant restocking. Proven ingredients; visible results. Skincare developed for you, with you, and with our planet in mind.


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bayleeannem


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This orange hued watery oil is packed full of potent ingredients that work to brighten, tighten, and hydrate. You’ll find anti-aging and brightening benefits such as Sodium Ascorbyl Phopshate, Citric Acid and Niacinamide as well as acne fighting abilities from Licorice Root Extract. Sodium Ascorbyl Phopshate is a truly notable ingredient as it is a gentler form of vitamin C providing antioxidant rich benefits that neutralize free radicals, even skin tone and boost collagen production. It is more stable and less likely to cause irritation. Citric acid promotes cell turnover and acts as a gentle exfoliant but do use caution... Read more


francellemua


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The Versed Stroke of Brilliance Brightening Serum has such great brightening ingredients. Such as Licorice Root Extract has been used for countless of decades this has skin agents that lighten and hinders dark spots, discoloration, and also protects the skin with environmental aggressors. Niacinamide improves skin tone, minimizes pores and boost elasticity. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that stimulate collagen production, fights free radicals and decreases the look of fine line and wrinkles.
The packaging is a simple and cute light pink opaque bottle. The Versed Stroke of Brilliance Brightening Serum is on the lighter side when it comes... Read more


deangelanicole


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Versed Stroke Of Brilliance Brightening Serum

First I must give a little background on the verse brand. All can be found on their website. Versed is a 100% vegan, cruelty-free, fragrance free, dye free, and non toxic. The Product came in a pink packaging. Which by the way is recyclable. It comes in a dropper style bottle, and a few drops go a long way. It has a golden color. There is NO smell. It has a smooth feeling texture. NOT sticky at all. On the box it explains that this serum is for dull and aging skin, and to... Read more


thetaohyun


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To introduce myself briefly: I’m a licensed esthetician with over 10+ years studying formulas, trying out all types of cosmetic products and also having made my own line last year and doing the product development and majority of the formula myself.

this is a very gentle brightening serum by a very beloved brand that seems to be exclusively sold within the target doors, featuring the following ingredients: licorice root, vitamin c (1%) and also a bit of turmeric. . this seems to just be a simple but effective formula for evening the skin tone out a bit. THIS IS NOT a... Read more


lauramusu


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Confession: I like expensive skincare. I like it better than moderately priced skincare in MOST instances. I have sold expensive skincare and worked closely with the painstaking processes with which it is created and I have even had a peek at the price of some of the ingredients chosen for each formula. And again, in MOST cases that process and those ingredients reflect the price.
VERSED is a moderately priced skincare brand and that's why the brand and the Stoke Brilliance Brightening Serum is a solid B+for me. The serum works well, it doesn't... Read more


yougotglammed


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Ladies, get ready for people to ask you if you’re pregnant because the GLOW-UP is REAL! This Stroke of Brilliance Brightening Serum truly lives up to it’s name! The serum itself looks like liquid GOLD, and it’s texture is rich and luxurious as well. Where most serums can have a sticky feel to them, this one is not that way at all. It’s texture is soft and silky and it leaves your skin feeling the same way. It has Vitamin C in it which is very much responsible for that glow that it gives to your skin. Vitamin C is... Read more


amelypauline


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This brightening serum has been THE BEST VERSED product I've used to date as someone suffering with recurrent post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. VERSED Stroke of Brilliance Brightening Serum includes licorice root, niacinamide, and vitamin C, all powerhouse brightening ingredients, to gently yet effectively fight against dullness, unevenness, and spottiness on the complexion. I've made this serum a permanent staple in my hyperpigmentation protocol and in one month of using it in tandem with professional treatments and alpha arbutin has drastically improved the appearance of hyperpigmentation on my cheeks and jawline. Those suffering from an uneven skintone should stop your search with this... Read more


spizarro


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Clean beauty skincare with VERSED! Maintaining a healthy radiant complexion for many begins with a skincare regimen. I personally believe in maintaining my skin with creating a morning and nighttime routine. As a Beauty Sales & Training Manager in the retail space my skin is my canvas and selling point. Since I have dealt with hyperpigmentation, I’m always looking for products that will promote skin brightening and even complexion. I also would receive many questions from customers regarding the same issues when I was on the selling floor. Since I have firsthand experience with skin discoloration it was easy to... Read more


ayishariaz


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I am a religious user of Vitamin C, however I have been impressed by very few formulas. This may be because I am a licensed aesthetician and I have worked with various vitamin c serums in the industry. This stroke of brilliance serum sits slightly above average to me. The pros of this serum: it is sensitive skin friendly with a low percentage of ascorbic acid, which is great because it is an ingredient known to be irritating especially for acne-prone skin. It is a very mild and nourishing formula that does not sting upon application and actually contains vitamin... Read more


jcarlisle


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I love how Versed Packaging is so simple but it tells you exactly what it’s for, the Versed Stroke of Brilliance Brightening Serum is for dullness in the skin and also for aging skin and it lets you know this on the bottle. This serum does an amazing job at brightening the skin and leaving your skin with a more even tone. It also firms and strengthens skin as well as boosting elasticity. The Versed Serum defesds skin against free radicals and protects against environmental aggressors. I really appreciate the fact that it does not feel oily of sticky, it... Read more


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