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The BRIGHTENING SERUM with instant effect gives the complexion a more even glow while reducing uneven skin tone. A special extract of Cress Sprouts helps brighten the skin, Ginseng Extract supports the skin’s protection against free radicals and environmental stress and Hyaluronic Acid fundamentally hydrates the skin and replenishes moisture reservoirs. Allantoin adds a soothing and calming effect. The serum refines skin tone and texture using natural brightening ingredients.

30 mL


• Gives the complexion a more even glow
• Reduces visible signs of pigmentation
• Cress Sprouts Extract helps brighten the skin and diminish uneven skin tone
•Ginseng Extract supports the skin's protection against free radicals and environmental stress
• Hyaluronic Acid hydrates the skin
• Allantoin has a soothing and calming effect
• Refines skin tone and texture using natural brightening ingredients


Pour one pipette length of the serum into the palm of your hand and apply it over your face. Gently pat into your skin. Follow with your moisturizer. Note: In the morning, also use a cream with SPF protection such as Dr. Barbara Sturm's SUN DROPS SPF 50, to help prevent the formation of dark spots. Be careful not overexpose yourself to the sun’s damaging rays.


Garden Cress Extract, Ginseng, Soy Isoflavones, Purslane Extract, Panthenol, Silica, Rice Starch, Allantoin, Hyaluronic Acid, Glycerine, Exopolysaccharides, Optical Pigments (Iron Oxide, Titanium Oxide)


“This gentle line instantly brightens your skin, combatting lackluster and uneven complexions while providing a cocktail of nourishing and skin matrix-boosting ingredients.”– DR. BARBARA STURM



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  • 5
    Really works

    I recently incorporated a couple Sturm products into my skincare routine. The price is high but they are truly the best around. I bought this for post-acne dark spots. I only use 3 drops at a time instead of the whole pipette as directed because 3 drops is plenty (and lets you get the most out of a $300 bottle). I even have some extra on my hands that I pat on my chest/décolleté. Results I’ve noticed: more hydrated, reduced wrinkles, more even, bright, and healthy complexion, as well as some fading of my dark spots. These are all very noticeable results- seriously amazing. I even have improvement on my décolleté where I just pat the residual from my hands. In the first month my mom commented on my skin looking youthful and fresh. It’s legit!!

    Stephanie Schreiner

    13th Jul 2021

  • 5
    Brightening Serum

    This is a very different type of brightening serum. It doesn’t have vitamin C in it which I had used in the past and felt certain vitamin c serums agitated my skin. I have extremely dry skin but when I was younger I dealt with acne that wouldn’t go away and tried over the counter and then medication from my dermatologist. Now I am dealing with a lot of acne scars and spots from not wearing spf. Bought this serum in hopes of dealing with these issues but not comprise my skin at the same time. After a few weeks now I do see some spots fading and I do see an overall clearer complexion as I continue to use it! I’m very excited to see how else this serum will help overtime; I will definitely repurchase!


    6th Jan 2021

  • 5
    Really is working

    Is this better than a vitamin c serum I would say in many ways yes. There are plenty of brightening serums on the market and most of them have extremely high concentrations of vitamin C which is actually not good for your skin and before I learned about Dr. Sturm I had tried and used many vitamin C serums / brightening in the past; and also had done a professional grade chemical peel. I am in my 30’s and have large I indentations and post acne scarring from developing serious acne in my 20’s and after years of damaging my skin without even knowing it. Once I learned about Dr. Sturm and started with the essentials and noticed overall my skin was getting better and started seeing a difference in my skin. I recently got the the brightening serum been using for about 2 weeks and I have to say along with the Night Serum this is my favorite Dr. Sturm serum. I see slowly this serum is no joke it is working and will take some time but My texture and scars and hyper pigmentation are getting better and fading so I am extremely hopeful as I already see results within the first two weeks and I’m excited to see what this serum can do! I use it after my hyaluronic acid serum And before my brightening cream I have noticed my overall tone of my face is less red as well. I realize that the line does have a new vitamin C serum that is safe and has a small concentration of vitamin C that is healthy and not harmful for your face but that still will NOT help the post hyper pigmentation and post scarring I have but also I am quite excited that there is a vitamin C serum coming out that is safe enough to use topically. Although I will be continuing and re-purchasing the spring serum for sure can’t wait to see you the significant results once the bottle is done.


    25th Dec 2020