There are a ton of facial creams, serums and lotions to choose from in today’s market. Anti-aging, wrinkle-reducing, blemish-erasing… you name it, cosmetic companies out there have it. But today’s pick goes to City Cosmetics’ City Lights.
We love looking at different anti-aging creams and there are a lot out there to choose from. Where do you even begin? So you start with the well known, and you make your way down to the unknown, and see how each one ranks. Taking into consideration products like Sephora’s SK-II brightener ($135) and SkinMedica LYTERA brightener ($125), we had to give props to a brightener that uses clinically-proven ingredients at a fraction of the cost. We’re talking about City Lights – a unique anti-aging radiance perfecting cream that was created by the same makers of City Lips – the award winning lip plumper that gives women their fabulous lips.
A large part of why City Lights gets top props is due to the pricing point they offer their customers for their innovative and effective ingredients. Who wants to spend over $100 to perfect their skin tone? It’s worth it… but not if you can get as great of a product for less. City Lights isn’t cheap, but it’s reasonable, considering it actually works.
We’ve seen what cheap brands of skin products can do, as they are usually formulated with big “no no” ingredients, like Hydroquinone and Mercury. That’s why we didn’t really give them much thought for review. City Cosmetics charges $67 for their skin brightener, and we love the packaging too. Their products are packaged in glass – which is much healthier for their consumers and the environment. Anything packaged in plastic can seep those toxins right into the product, and right onto your skin.
So what, exactly are the valuable ingredients in City Lights?
They use a unique blend of Alpha Arbutin, Octadecendioic Acid, Citrus Unshiu and antioxidants to work together to promote healthier, more radiant skin. Their ingredients have been clinically proven to dramatically reduce the look of uneven skin tone, which is what every fab woman wants.
Here is a more detailed list of what some of the ingredients do:
- Alpha Arbutin: this compound derived from organic materials, helps to block the effects of melanin in the skin, evening out and brightening skin tone.
- Octadecendioic Acid: a powerful melanin blocker, this ingredient is clinically proven to reduce melanin by 16.3%- in just two weeks.
- Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract: extracted from rare Japanese citrus, clinical trials show this ingredient to reduce the intensity of age spots by 28%.
- Vitamins and antioxidants help maintain skin clarity.
We definitely like City Lights, for the results, and the price! You can check it out on the City Cosmetics website.