Is the Lumixyl skin lightening product a good one?

Hello: What are your thoughts on Lumixyl? I've been hearing buzz about it, and interested in skin lightning/brightening. I am fair skinned naturally (light hair/blue eyes), but would like to even out and get my skin as pale porcelain perfect as possible :)

As you know, it contains multiple plant based “lightening” agents.  Like the prescription hydroquinones these products don’t really “lighten” or “bleach” anything.  They work mostly by blocking the ability of your cells (melanocytes) to make more pigment.

You may be the perfect person for it because if you truly have moderate or severe pigment problems,  it won’t be strong enough.  For someone like yourself who already has good skin and few pigment issues, using it regularly should help prevent future problems, assuming you are sunscreening every day of course.

Unfortunately, if you truly have melasma or a lot of pigment from sun damage or acne, this product is probably not the right one.  Lumixyl is  better for maintenance.   Dr. I 

Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

Ask me your skincare question!

Hi, I’m Dr. Irwin, and I believe that consumers need and deserve a medically trained and unbiased skincare advocate.

  • All our content is written and researched by myself and my trained staff.
  • My medical office in Seattle has experience treating thousands of patients.
  • This site is not affiliated or financially tied to any product line.
Ask Me Something
SkinTour Skincare
One of the best investments in your skin is your daily skincare. Why? Because you can prevent many problems with blotchy skin color, lack of glow, texture, some types of acne, and fine lines with good skincare products. You can also correct some of these problems with effective skincare products. Great skincare is often more expensive because quality ingredients are expensive. Some companies spend on research/development which benefits all of us and adds to the cost. Are they worth it? In general - yes!