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Lytera® features a proprietary blend of ingredients that work together to help brighten and even skin tone by reducing the appearance of dark spots.
Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate → A stable, lipid-soluble ester form of ascorbic acid (vitamin C).
Niacinamide → 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.
Squalane → Mimics the lipid content of skin and helps support the skin barrier and is skin’s first line of defense against water loss.
Retinol → 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.
Hexylresorcinol → Helps to brighten the skin.
Tetrapeptide-30 → Skin brightening peptide.
4-Ethoxybenzaldehyde → 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.
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
Q: What makes Lytera unique?
A: Lytera is a novel, non-prescription, non-hydroquinone skin brightening product that minimizes the appearance of skin discoloration and dark spots.
Clinical studies with Lytera have shown:
- High patient satisfaction
- Improvements seen as soon as 4 weeks
- Significant reduction after 12 weeks
- Continuous reduction over 6 months
Q: What skin type is appropriate for using Lytera?
A: Lytera is appropriate for all skin types.
Q: When should I use Lytera in my daily skin care routine?
A: Lytera should be applied after cleansing and toning the skin and prior to applying moisturizer and sunscreen.
Q: How often should I apply Lytera?
A: For best results, you should use Lytera twice daily.
Q: What can I expect from using Lytera?
A: Clinical studies demonstrated the following results:
- Improved evenness of skin tone
- Improved overall appearance of the skin
- Increased radiance and clarity of the skin
- Lessened appearance of darker patches and discolorations
Q: Can I use Lytera if I do not have visible skin discoloration, but only want to brighten my complexion?
A: Lytera is designed to improve clarity, evenness and overall appearance of the skin.
Q: Does Lytera improve the appearance of skin discoloration?
A: In clinical studies, Lytera was used on patients with mild to severe skin discoloration.
Q: Where do you apply Lytera?
A: Lytera can be used on the face, neck, chest or other affected areas.
Q: Should I use Lytera only as a spot treatment?
A: Lytera can be used on the entire face.
Q: What are the side effects?
A: 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.
Q: How long will it take before I see results?
A: In clinical studies, improvements were seen in as early as 4 weeks. For best results, use sunscreen daily and avoid sun exposure.
Q: How long should I wait before applying sunscreen?
A: Allow Lytera to absorb into the skin (approximately 3-5 minutes) then apply sunscreen.
Q: Can I use Lytera if I'm pregnant?
A: We do not recommend using Lytera while pregnant, lactating or planning on becoming pregnant.