How to know if a cleanser can brighten your skin: Either a) It literally says "brightening" on the label, or, b) it has any of these ingredients: Kojic acid, vitamin C, or niacinamide.
Because we understand that it can be tedious to look at each label, we decided to roundup the best ones we have tried and LOVED! It's time to bid dark spots, uneven skin tone, and dull complexions with our list of highly effective facial cleansers.
Kojiesan DreamWhite Anti-Aging Soap
Kojic acid is your best bet if you want to brighten your skin tone and fade acne marks! This bar also has collagen and elastin maintains the skin's elasticity and youthful appearance.
Kojiesan DreamWhite Anti-aging Soap, P78, Watsons
Tony Moly Clean Dew Foam Cleanser in Lemon
The vitamin C in this cleanser clarifies and brightens a dull complexion.
Tony Moly Clean Dew Foam Cleanser in Lemon, P278, SM Megamall
The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Cleansing Foam
With rice and soapwort extract, this foam cleanser aims to brighten your complexion with every lather.
The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Cleansing Foam, P350, Glorietta
Etude House Moistfull White Cushion Cleansing Foam
This one is best for those with sensitive skin because it is free from parabens, sulfates, mineral oil, talc, and artificial color. But what it does have are brightening (niacinamide) and moisturizing (rose canina flower oil and lavandula angustifolia oil) ingredients your skin will love!
Etude House Moistfull White Cushion Cleansing Foam, P628, SM Megamall
Burt's Bees Radiance Facial Cleanser
A gentle cleanser that lifts dirt and makeup in one go. It also has Fruit Acid Complex that dissolves dead skin cells and brightens a sallow complexion. Jojoba Oil acts as a light moisturizer..
Burt's Bees Radiance Facial Cleanser, P850, Rustan's The Beauty Source
The Body Shop Drops of Light Pure Clarifying Facial Wash
This creamy face wash leaves your pores clean and soft. It will never strip off your skin's moisture!
The Body Shop Drops of Light Pure Clarifying Facial Wash, P895, Lazada
Fancy a facial on the regular with a daily lather of this cleanser! White Birch and Peony extract purify the pores, and Pearlstone (an ingredient derived from volcanic ash) naturally exfoliates the skin.
Kiehl's Clearly Corrective Exfoliating Cleanser, P1,495, Greenbelt 5
Origins Dr. Andrew Weil Mega-Bright Illuminating Cleanser
A skin-perfecting cleanser that has light-infusing complex to lift dead skin cells and grime, creating a radiant glow.
Origins Dr. Andrew Weil Mega-Bright Illuminating Cleanser, P1,950, SM Makati
Murad Essential-C Cleanser
Get a derma-worthy treatment right at home with this ~potent~ Vitamin C-enriched cleanser. Expect dark spots and discoloration to be gone in a jiffy with daily use!
Murad Essential-C Cleanser, P1,950, Rustan's The Beauty Source
Peter Thomas Roth 3% Glycolic Solutions Cleanser
This cleanser means business: Glycolic acid works to clarify the pores, dislodge dead skin cells, and brighten your skin.
Peter Thomas Roth 3% Glycolic Solutions Cleanser, P2,100, Freyja Glorietta
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