Lytera® Skin Brightening Complex

Brightens dull skin and minimizes the appearance of skin discoloration and dark spots.

Appropriate for all skin types.

60 mL / 2 Oz.

Patient Feedback

Baseline vs. 4 weeks, Female, Age 46

Baseline vs. 12 weeks, Female, Age 35

Unretouched photographs taken with cross-polarized lighting of subject at baseline and after twice-daily use of Lytera® Skin Brightening Complex. Individual results may vary. Data on file at SkinMedica. *Makino ET, Herndon JH, Sigler ML, J Drug Dermatol. Mar 2013; 12(3): s21-s26


of subjects

reported improvement in the evenness of skin tone after 12 weeks*.


of subjects

reported improvement in overall skin condition after 12 weeks*.

Key Benefits of Lytera®

Brightens skin

Minimize visible skin discoloration

Minimize the appearance of dark spots

Improves overall skin condition

Beyond Brightening

Lytera® is a novel, non-prescription, non-hydroquinone skin brightening product that minimizes the appearance of skin discoloration and dark spots. It has also been proven to improve the overall appearance of the skin.

What’s Inside

Key Ingredients

Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate

A stable, lipid-soluble ester form of ascorbic acid (vitamin C).


Vitamin B3 improves skin moisturization and helps to enhance the barrier function of the skin. Helps promote even looking skin tone.

Ethyl Linoleate

Essential fatty acid ester helps promote even looking skin tone and helps support barrier function.


Mimics the lipid content of skin and helps support the skin barrier and is skin’s first line of defense against water loss.


Lipid-soluble vitamin A helps smooth dry, thick and rough skin by enhancing exfoliation. Helps even skin tone.


Dunaliella Salina Extract

Natural colorless carotenoids of phytoene and phytofluene extracted from unicellular algae. Colorless carotenoids help quench free radicals and brighten the skin.


Helps to brighten the skin.


Skin brightening peptide.


Helps even skin tone and brighten skin.

Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract

Natural extract, rich in glabridin, a highly effective antioxidant with excellent skin brightening qualities.

When to Apply

Apply twice daily after cleansing and toning the skin and prior to applying moisturizer and sunscreen.

Where to Apply

Lytera can be applied to the entire face, neck, chest or other affected areas.


Keep out of direct sunlight.
Do not use if you are pregnant, lactating or planning to become pregnant.

Additional Information

Can I use Lytera® if I do not have visible skin discoloration, but only want to brighten my complexion?
Lytera® is designed to improve clarity, evenness and overall appearance of the skin.

Does Lytera® improve the appearance of skin discoloration?
In clinical studies, Lytera® was used on patients with mild to severe skin discoloration and was shown to be effective in improving skin appearance.

What are the side effects?
In clinical studies, the side effects associated with Lytera® were mild and included redness, tingling and dryness. A temporary warm, tingling sensation may occur immediately after application.

How long will it take before I see results?

In clinical studies, improvements were seen in as early as 4 weeks. For best results, use sunscreen daily and avoid sun exposure.

How long should I wait before applying sunscreen?

Allow Lytera® to absorb into the skin (approximately 3-5 minutes) then apply sunscreen.

Can I use Lytera® if I'm pregnant?

We do not recommend using Lytera® while pregnant, lactating or planning on becoming pregnant.

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