The best skincare routines are the ones that help you to achieve and maintain a healthy, glowing complexion, but many of us are still searching for the right products. Brightening creams can play an important part in achieving brighter, clearer skin. They often tackle issues such as dark spots, sun-damaged skin or hyperpigmentation, all of which can cause dullness and uneven skin tone.

Give these brightening creams a try and wake up to a more radiant you!

1. Mamonde Pure White Ultra Active Cream

Best Korean brightening cream
Price from SGD56.00
Sephora Singapore SGD56.00

This firming and brightening cream features magnolia flower extract, niacinamide, beta-glucans and more. The ingredients help to deal with dull skin and dark spots to provide an even and brighter skin tone, while also helping with skin healing and promoting collagen production for firmer, healthier skin.

2. Eucerin White Therapy Night Cream

Best drugstore brightening cream
Price from SGD34.23
Watsons Singapore SGD34.23

By using a combination of ingredients that help to decrease melanin production and repair skin damage caused by sun exposure, this night cream will reduce the formation of dark spots and pigmentation on the skin. It is dermatologically tested and has a proven formula that will moisturize and brighten the skin over time. 

3. CosRX PHA Moisture Renewal Power Cream

Best for dry skin
Price from SGD15.90
Lazada Singapore SGD15.90 Hermo Singapore SGD26.06

This moisturizing cream promises hydration, gentle exfoliation and skin brightening effects. It contains coconut extract to hydrate the skin, PHA which helps form a moisture layer on the skin and provides mild chemical exfoliation, and niacinamide to brighten and reduce redness or inflammation. 

4. Sunday Riley Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream

Best for oily skin
Price from SGD32.00
Sephora Singapore SGD32.00

This hyaluronic acid-based, lightweight gel cream is suitable for oily skin types looking to brighten dark spots and discolourations. It has papaya enzymes to help smoothen and exfoliate the skin, and alpha-arbutin to even out the skin tone. 

5. Fresh Vitamin Nectar Moisture Glow Face Cream

Best for sensitive skin
Price from SGD77.00
Sephora Singapore SGD77.00

Packed with vitamin C, vitamin E and vitamin B5, this lightweight moisturizer uses a variety of gentle fruit acids and extracts to refine and revitalize your skin. The vitamin fruit complex helps to revitalize your skin to restore a healthy glow and even skin tone. Its cruelty-free formula does not contain parabens, sulfates and phthalates, and should be suitable for most skin types.

6. Drunk Elephant C-Tango™ Multivitamin Eye Cream

Best for under eyes
Price from SGD90.00
Sephora Singapore SGD90.00

Featuring 5 different types of vitamin C, this potent eye cream formula is committed to restoring radiance to your under eyes. Soft and creamy, it also has peptides, ceramides and botanical extracts such as cucumber to help soothe, refresh and brighten your skin.

7. VMV Hypoallergenics Illuminants+ Cream: Primary Brilliance Treatment

Best for hyperpigmentation
Price from SGD146.00
Sephora Singapore SGD146.00

Brighten your skin tone, reduce dark spots and inflammation, and promote healthy skin regeneration all with this highly effective treatment cream. It contains a wealth of botanical ingredients that help to nourish and strengthen your skin, such as kojic acid, green tea extract, vitamin C and more. In particular, it also has bearberry leaf extract which provides arbutin, a compound that inhibits enzymes that cause skin pigmentation.

Get brighter skin overall with this Vaseline’s lotion that contains antioxidants, niacinamide, AHA, pro-retinols and more. This lotion helps with sun protection to prevent damage to skin cells, and encourages healthy cell turnover for a brighter and more even skin tone. 

Disclaimer: The pricing shown is just a good indication of how much these products are worth. The prices could change based on the e-commerce promotions that are going on. If some of the products are not available, do email us at [email protected] Thank you!

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