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What are some popular lightening creams?

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Obagi Nu-Derm Clear, Esoterica and Porcelana are popular skin lightening creams, according to AboutBeauty.com. Hydroquinone is a common ingredient in skin lighteners, as are vitamin A, retinoic acid and kojic acid.

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Obagi Nu-Derm Clear contains prescription-strength hydroquinone to lighten age and sun spots. Patricia Wexler M.D. Skin Brightening Daily Moisturizer and Clarins Bright Plus HP Brightening Hydrating Day Lotion include sun protection.

Olay Regenerist Luminous Brightening Cream Cleanser gets high marks on TotalBeauty.com, as of 2015. The cleanser lathers well and leaves the skin looking bright and feeling smooth. Apothederm Brightening Cleanser contains malic acid and vitamin C to brighten the skin while cleansing.

For eyes, Kielhs Line Reducing Eye Brightening Concentrate diminishes the look of dark circles.

Zenmed Skin Eraser uses ascorbic-gylcolic-lactic acid to exfoliate the upper layers of the skin, reducing dullness and hyper-pigmentation. Origins Never a Dull Moment Skin Brightening Face Polisher is another exfoliant. The Origins face polisher contains fruit extracts and finely ground seeds to buff the skin. Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel fades acne marks. The peel is appropriate for sensitive skin.

A slightly different type of product is Shiseido White Lucent Brightening Massage Cream. The product is formulated to be massaged in to lighten the look of freckles and sun spots.

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