Reviewed by Barrie

Back in July I received a sample sized tube of Lumixyl Topical Brightening Crème ($120) courtesy of TIA. I was very excited to give it a full eight-week trial, as keeping pigmentation at bay, especially the pesky area on my right cheekbone, is one of my major skincare concerns. Marta has mentioned that hyperpigmentation is one of the toughest issues for a product to address. Would Lumixyl be up for the challenge?

The tube was tiny so I decided to concentrate on that one problem area. I faithfully applied Lumixyl to my right cheekbone near my eye, on cleansed skin morning and night, before any additional serum or moisturizer. I do not own a green light device, which Marta has recommended to use with this product (and based on my dismal ability to use the Baby Quasar which I do own with any regularity, would not be inclined to purchase one).

Scientist that I am, I decided to be brave and bare my completely naked, un-made up, middle-aged eye zone to the world of TIA in the form of un-retouched before and after photos. Note: it looks like my left eye because I used my laptop camera.

Now, I am often completely unable to discern any difference in the before and after photos that many products feature. And true to form, I cannot tell the difference in my own photos.

So here you have it:

[caption id="attachment_35652" align="alignright" width="251" caption="Before"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_35651" align="alignleft" width="250" caption="After"][/caption]

Anyone see a difference?

And oh my, now to get to work on those stumpy eyelashes!!

Ingredients: Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Pentylene Glycol, Glycerin, Bis-Ethoxydiglycol Cyclohexane 1,4-Dicarboxylate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Decapeptide-12, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium PCA, Phenylethyl Resorcinol, Phyllanthus Emblica Fruit Extract, Panthenol, Allantoin, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Dicetyl Phosphate, Ceteth-10 Phosphate, Sclerotium Gum, Aminomethyl Propanol, Butylene Glycol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Chlorphenesin, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol.