Born in southern California, Jennifer Pena studied at Fresno State to earn her degree. There she met her now husband Rick. Now a mother of four, Jennifer works diligently for her daughter's PTA. Considered by many to be an expert in the field of anti-aging and anti-wrinkle products, Jennifer has combined her scientific knowledge and real world experience to help guide others in their decision making process.

Lytera Skin Brightening Complex Review - Will It Work For You? Let's Find Out!

There are a large amount of potential causes of patchy or darkening skin color, ranging from the most simple to the most complex. Many of these blemishes and discolorations come from secondary sources from outside the body, such as burns, infections, and even cancer. Still other reasons originate from within the body, including autoimmune diseases and allergies, as well as hormonal changes. The most common case, however, is simply the melanin in the skin pooling and doing what it shouldn't as you get older. And while the other forms of skin discoloration can be treated naturally by simply letting the skin heal after combating their causes, when your skin can no longer regulate melanin normally you're forced to look elsewhere for a solution. Do you think there's a product available that can help you get rid of those unsightly dark spots?

You’re right!

So, the question is, can Lytera Skin Brightening Complex smooth the tone of your skin without causing further harm, or are you better off saving your money?


Areas of your skin that begin to change in color as you get older is a common enough problem that has a wide array of potential causes. You could be experiencing changes in the pigmentation of just one part of your skin due to a changing of the level of melanin it contains. For those of you who do not know, melanin is a substance that gives color to the skin while protecting it from the sun. Lytera, produced and distributed by Skinmedica, aims to help your skin evenly distribute your skins melanin, reducing dark spots and uneven pigment to improve your overall skin condition. Lytera is meant to be used twice a day, once in the morning after you wash and cleanse, and once again at night after removing any and or all makeup. This product is very expensive, and is sold for $125 for a single months supply. Shipping is, however, free.

What's the Word On The Street, Then?

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The first and most positive aspect about Lytera Skin Brightening Complex is that it has been clinically tested! Very few products bother with this must have piece of information, which makes it very refreshing to discover. This product is also hydroquinone free, meaning you shouldn't have any allergic reactions when using it. Lytera's formulation also includes several antioxidants, which further help to improve the health of your skin.

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Regarding the negatives of this product, reviews and testimonials from users are not present on their main website. After researching what people were saying about this product on other review sites and Amazon we found the reviews to be leaning toward the negative, with many people complaining of irritation when initially using Lytera. This product cannot be used while you are pregnant or nursing. Finally, its price is one of the most expensive we've found on the market.

You Have To Know What You're Putting On Your Body

The known ingredients in this product can be found to the right.

Water/Aqua/Eau, Niacinamide, Butylene Glycol, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Polyacrylate-13, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Tetrapeptide-30, Hexylresorcinol, 4-Ethoxybenzaldehyde, Retinol, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Ethyl Linoleate, Dunaliella Salina Extract, Tocopherol, Squalane, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Glycerin, Polyisobutene, Polysorbate 20, Phytic Acid, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol.


We spent a lot of time going over the facts regarding Lytera Skin Brightening Complex, and what we found has left us on the fence regarding whether or not its worth a try. Firstly, it has been clinically tested – which we love. Any and all scientific evidence that proves a product can do what it says is great. Lytera is also hydroquinone free, so you shouldn't expect too much in the way of negative reactions. However, Skinmedica appears well aware of the negative reviews its product has begun to gain and has opted to not showcase any testimonials on its main website. Users of this product have complained, several times, that its initial use is very caustic and irritates the skin quite a bit. Finally, its price is astronomical for the amount you're given. At $125 you could easily purchase 3-4 times the amount of other, scientifically proven creams that would work just as well if not better. Because of this we are unable to recommend Lytera for use at this time.


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