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SkinMedica LYTERA Skin Brightening System with Retinol Complex 0.5


SkinMedica Lytera® Skin Brightening System with Retinol 0.5 helps you achieve a glowing complexion as it cleanses, hydrates, rejuvenates and protects your skin.

SkinMedica Lytera® Skin Brightening Complex is formulated without hydroquinone to brighten dull skin and diminish the appearance of dark spots. Retinol Complex helps reduce visible signs of aging and, together with the AHA/BHA cleanser, helps exfoliate to boost the brightening power of Lytera®.

This set includes:

  • AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser (6 fl oz)
  • Lytera® Skin Brightening Complex (2 fl oz)
  • Retinol Complex 0.5 (1 fl oz)
  • FREE ($34 Value) Travel Size Total Defense and Repair SPF 34 (1 oz)


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Who is this for?

A gentle, yet effective, kit for aging and unevenly pigmented skin.

Product Details

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  • AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser

    Use two to three days a week, or as tolerated, as the first product of your skin care routine on your face (neck and chest, if desired). Moisten skin with warm water. Squeeze a small amount into palm, add water, and massage into the skin using small, circular motions. Rinse with lukewarm water and gently pat dry.

    If skin irritation develops, discontinue use and consult a physician.

    Lytera® Skin Brightening Complex

    In the morning and evening, after cleansing apply to face (neck and chest, if desired). Apply 1 full pump to cleansed skin. A temporary warm, tingling sensation may occur immediately after application.

    Retinol Complex 0.5

    In the evening, as the last step before applying moisturizer, apply to the face (neck and chect, if desired). Apply 1 full pump to the skin. Apply evenly to the entire face.

    Note: If you have never used a retinol product before, begin by limiting use to twice a week, gradually increasing frequency to every other night, and then advancing to every night or as tolerated.

  • Key Ingredients:

    AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser:

    • Salicylic Acid is a beta-hydroxy acid (BHA) to help exfoliate skin
    • Panthenol (pro-vitamin B5), a deep-penetrating agent, binds moisture to surface skin layers

    Lytera® Skin Brightening Complex:

    • 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‰Ûªs 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

    Retinol Complex 0.5:

    • Retinol (Vitamin A) - Vital for the formation of healthy skin and helps smooth dry, rough skin

    Full Ingredients:

    AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser: Water/Aqua/Eau, Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, PEG/PPG-8/3 Diisostearate, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Acrylates Copolymer, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit/Leaf Extract, Saccharum Officinarum Extract, Acer Saccharum Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Fruit Extract, Citrus Limon Fruit Extract, Salicylic Acid, Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract, Panthenol, Bisabolol, Citric Acid, Glycerin, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Lavandula Angustifolia Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Peel Oil, Mica, Tin Oxide, Titanium Dioxide (CI77891)

    Lytera® Skin Brightening Complex: 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

    Retinol Complex 0.5: Water/Aqua/Eau, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Niacinamide, Polyacrylate-13, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Squalane, Retinol, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-8, Dunaliella Salina Extract, Magnolia Grandiflora Bark Extract, Tocopherol, Tocotrienols, Ceramide 3, Bisabolol, Phytosterols, Squalene, Tocopheryl Acetate, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax (Oryza Sativa Cera), Glycerin, Polysorbate 20, Butylene Glycol, Cetyl Palmitate, Laureth-23, Trideceth-6 Phosphate, Sodium Hydroxide, Dicaprylyl Ether, Lauryl Alcohol, Polyisobutene, Dextran, Potassium Sorbate, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin

Customer Reviews

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Each product in this package is exceptional. The cleanser cleans deep into pores and exfoliates the surface and makes my skin look right after cleansing. The retinol complex does it's job but it's not harsh on my sensitive skin. I use it at night and it gets rid of the dullness the cell build up in my complexion. The Lytera serum is amazing. It has brightened my skin and help to get rid of hyperpigmentation spots. It also makes my skin look plumped up. I am absolutely going to get this again. It is a staple and the base of my regiment. When used inconjunction these products have truly improved the look of my skin!

Tue May 02 18:02:36 BST 2017 by

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I have been using skinmedica retinol for about 8 months. I'm new to the other items in this kit. I like how the lytera goes on . I am only using it in the morning. I have used the scrub twice a week with no irritation.

Wed Aug 24 03:25:28 BST 2016 by

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I started using Lytera last year after deciding to get away from hydroquinone. I am pleased with Lytera and decided to give this kit a try since it's such a great value. I honestly have never expected to see immediate results with anything I have tried but the cleanser alone impressed me! It gently exfoliates and made my face look instantly smoother! I used the Lytera on top of that, one pump of the retinol for my face and neck, and my regular night cream. My boyfriend told me the next day I looked like I slept 5 years off of my face! I've only used it a week so far, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and just noticed a little peeling on my cheekbones Sunday. I'm very pleased with this system, and excited to see how I look in a month!

Tue Jun 14 02:13:47 BST 2016 by

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Great Lytera starting kit


I've been using Lytera for a couple of years, with good results and no irritation, but wanted to kick it up a bit. This kit's a good value. I've not used a retinol before, and this .5 is gentle to start out with--I started with twice a week, then three times a week and then every other day and will go to daily next week. I'm finally noticing some peeling, but no redness. You're supposed to peel a bit and then it subsides, from what I understand. The cleanser is fantastic the mornings AFTER I've used the retinol--I also don't use that daily yet, and I don't know if I will need to, but I haven't had any irritation from it and it has little gentle microbead scrubs that help cleanse the skin. I use all the products on my face, neck and chest for sun damage with other SkinMedica products.

Sat Mar 26 10:05:15 GMT 2016 by

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Love it!


I really enjoy each of the products in this set! The Cleanser is wonderful - takes the dead skin off very gently - does not make face red as with some other exfoliants. The Lytera is very well known for what it does and absorbs really quickly. The retinol is very gentle and exactly what my skin needs at this point. I've been using Retinol 1 for about 2 years and had developed sensitivity to it - but 0.5 is perfect. I also liked the sample of the Total Defense SPF - will buy the full size. The price is simply unbeatable! Thanks SkinCareRX!

Wed Oct 28 09:47:29 GMT 2015 by

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Slow but works


This system is gentle and seems to be improving my skin but it's gradual I'll have to use longer to notice big improvements.

Fri Oct 16 01:56:02 BST 2015 by

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