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Elena Rubin Lighten Up Review

is a Solution for:
Age Spots, Dull Skin, Hyperpigmentation, Scarring, Sun Spots, Uneven Skin
Elena Rubin Lighten Up
July 8, 2016 Reviewed by TIA Community Member 1 Comment
TRU Rating
A brightening serum that takes time and diligence to even skin tone


Contains many known natural skin-lightening ingredients


No noticeable results after a month of use

By Kelly F. 

As a post-menopausal 52-year-old with fair skin, I have a long history of freckles and sun spots. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the Elena Rubin Lighten Up serum ($119).

Lighten Up is a yellow serum with a strong scent of witch hazel. The product is contained in a dark glass bottle and has a dropper for easy application. It blends nicely into skin and causes no issues with other products — my sunscreen applied smoothly over top.

The ingredients include known skin-lighteners arbutin, kojic acid, daisy flower extract and bearberry extract, plus proprietary Tyrostat to reduce skin pigmentation and reddening. With this kind of ingredient list, it is easy to see how this serum got its higher price tag. But after a month of use, I didn’t notice any visible improvement of my darks spots. I followed the application instructions — using it morning and night — then implemented the extra step of rubbing it directly over spots after reading another reviewer’s suggestions. Still nothing.

Maybe this is a product in which you have to be "in it" for the long haul to see results. There’s still a lot of serum left in the bottle, so I’m continuing use with the hope that all the natural inhibitors will take effect and make a difference I can see. At this point, though, I would not repurchase.

Read another review of Elena Rubin Lighten Up here.     

  • July 8, 2016

    by Marta

    Hi Kelly, sorry it didn't work out. If you decide to finish the bottle, let us know if anything changes, or not.

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