Brightenex 0.5% Retinol

Brightenex™ 0.5% Retinol

Formulated to even skin color and tone. Can be used as a first course in treating hyperpigmentation and as a maintenance product after completing a course of Rx treatments.


  • Targets skin discoloration and breaks up existing pigmentation
  • Brightens skin and helps even skin tone
  • Helps prevent future damage
  • Antioxidant protection and helps support the repair of the skin


Apply 1-2 pumps evenly on the face and other areas to be treated. Begin use gradually and increase as tolerated. Use every other day. Initial dryness, irritation and peeling is normal and typically develops 2-3 days following first application. Dryness, peeling and irritation will diminish as new, fresh skin is revealed. Mix equal parts of Brightenex™ with Ommerse® Renewal Crème or Restoracalm™ and apply once a week if a less aggressive approach is needed.


Before + After

  • Diagnosis: Melasma with Hydroquinone Resistance
  • Treatment: ZO® Non-Hydroquinone Hyperpigmentation System
  • Duration: 6 months

Advanced Information

  • High potency retinol and ascorbic acid-2 glucoside: Breaks up existing pigmentation and increases cell turnover to rapidly brighten and even skin tone
  • Glutathione, soy isoflavones and n-acetyl glucosamine: Prevents new age spots and uneven color
  • Stachys officianalis: Helps block melanin production by blocking messengers triggering melanogenesis
  • Vitamins C and E: Provides antioxidant properties


0.5% Retinol Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Cyclopentasiloxane, Cetearyl Isononanoate, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oleosomes, Cyclohexasiloxane, Glycerin, Polysorbate 20, Steareth-20, Pentylene Glycol, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Polyisobutene, Propylheptyl Caprylate, Acrylamide/Ammonium Acrylate Copolymer, 1,2-Hexanediol, Acetyl Glucosamine, Retinol, Alcohol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Beta-Carotene, BHT, Caprylyl Glycol, Carbomer, Disodium EDTA, Genistein, Glutathione, Lavandula Angustifolia Oil, Lecithin, Maltodextrin, Myristyl Alcohol, Nylon-12, P-Menthanone, Pelargonium Graveolens Oil, Polysorbate 80, Prunus Armeniaca Kernel Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Metabisulfite, Sodium Sulfite, Stachys Officinalis Extract, Stearyl Alcohol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Zea Mays Oil, Potassium Sorbate, Citral, Citronellol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool.