ILLUMINATE Skin Brightening Serum

We're excited to offer MOOD's #1-selling skin brightening serum!

Lighten dark spots on your face, hands, bikini line and more with ILLUMINATE, a clinic-grade skin lightening serum that is tested and safe for all skin types and tones.

Natural brightening agents Turmeric, Kojic Acid, and Licorice Root work to inhibit melanin production, resolving areas of hyperpigmentation for an even, glowing tone.

  • FAQs

Containing Retinaldehyde, ILLUMINATE works up to 11X faster than Retinol in cell turnover, effectively helping to brighten skin tone. Retinaldehyde is the most potent form of Vitamin A (Retinol) available on the market without a prescription and allows you to enjoy visible results in as few as 2 weeks, with full results reported in 6 - 8 weeks.

Safe for all skin types and tones.

This product has been shown to reduce hyperpigmentation (dark spots) on the face, hands, and bikini lines (inner thighs).

MOOD products are third-party lab tested for quality assurance. See this product's Certificate of Analysis here.



ILLUMINATE is ideal for use during your night-time routine. 🌙  Because it contains brightening agents, it is recommended to avoid the sun directly after use.

1. Start by cleansing the area with a soft, natural cleanser. Avoid using harsh, abrasive cleansers such as physical exfoliators. 

2. Using the glass pipette in the serum apply small drops on your forehead and each cheek. Be careful to avoid the eye area. 

3. With clean fingers, gently spread the serum across the area. As the ingredients absorb with ease, you do not have to "work them in." 

Note that depending on your skin type, it may take the ingredients longer to absorb at first. Niacinamide, which is present in all our serums and is responsible to regulating sebum (oil) production, will work overtime to stabilize your skin's ability to absorb ILLUMINATE.

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    • Gently & naturally lightens skin
    • Reduces hyperpigmentation (sun spots, age spots, etc.)
    • Speeds up cell turnover, reducing the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles
    • Reduces inflammation & irritation
    • Natural skin brightening serum safe for all skin types and tones



    Retinaldehyde: The most potent form of Vitamin A allowed without a prescription and the closest step to retinoic acid, retinaldehyde boosts collagen production, increases cell turnover, decreases the appearance of fine lines, and minimizes hyperpigmentation. It has been shown to even skin tone and provide anti-aging benefits twice as fast as retinol - in about 4 weeks with nightly use.

    Kojic Acid: This super-ingredient prevents the formation of melanin, which gives sun and age spots their color. As a result, it helps brighten your complexion.

    Licorice Root: Licorice extract is a natural skin-lightening alternative to the chemical hydroquinone. 

    Turmeric (Curcuma Longa Root Extract): A recent study found that turmeric can brighten skin within three weeks. Paired with Broad Spectrum CBD oil as the carrier, it also has natural anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. 

    Vitamin B3: In the form of niacinamide, it helps lock in your skin's moisture supplemented by hyaluronic acid while improving the skin's texture and further reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

    Vitamin E: Dubbed as the "workforce Vitamin," Vitamin E assists in cellular restoration, strengthens the skin barrier function, and promotes healing. Its combination with Vitamin C creates the perfect antioxidant duo.

    *A 2017 study review showed that curcumin, the active compound in turmeric, has been shown to reduce symptoms of depression.

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