ZO BRIGHTENEX 0.5 RETINOL is a skin brightener and correcting cream for aging and sun-damaged skin. This skin cream comes in ZO® BRIGHTENEX™ 0.5% retinol or ZO® BRIGHTENEX™ 1% retinol concentrations and includes ingredients such as retinol, vitamins C and E, glutathione, isoflavinoids, glucosamine, and herbal extracts, but does not contain hydroquinone. Patients with aging and sun-damaged skin affected by hyperpigmentation may use this skin cream as a brightener for a more even skin tone.
Doctors such as plastic surgeons and dermatologists may recommend ZO BRIGHTENEX 0.5 RETINOL to their patients who have signs of aging and sun damage such as age spots and other types of hyperpigmentation. Sometimes doctors may recommend this skin brightener as an initial treatment for hyperpigmentation, or they may recommend ZO® BRIGHTENEX™ after prescription treatments to help maintain brighter skin.
The main ingredients in ZO® BRIGHTENEX™ are high-potency retinol and ascorbic acid-2 glucoside, which help exfoliate dead skin cells, increasing cell turnover and breaking up existing skin pigmentation to help brighten and even the skin tone. The stachys officianalis herbal extract has soothing properties and may help block messengers that trigger melanogenesis, reducing melanin production to limit dark spots. Glutathione, soy isoflavones, and n-acetyl glucosamine can help prevent new age spots and uneven pigmentation from forming while vitamins C and E can act as antioxidants, helping protect skin from free radicals which can cause damage. Together, the ingredients in ZO® BRIGHTENEX™ help brighten the skin for a more even skin tone.