There is a tricky period between Thanksgiving and the end of the year—at least for those of us living in colder climates—where even the least-dry, least-dull of skin type is in need of a reboot.
For me, I knew it was time when I started seeing some flaky skin on my silk pillowcase when I woke up (gross, I know) and no amount of serums, moisturizers, tinted everything and sprays were fixing the coupled complexion drabness as the day went on.
Enter Lancer Skincare’s new Instant Brightening Booster ($125), officially launching today. The hard-hitting “booster” is best described as a slightly citrus-scented, pudding-like balmy cream that sinks in pretty quickly, but leaves behind a nice, healthy-looking, glossy sheen that sticks around even after you wash your face.
Like all Lancer products, it’s pretty active (but it doesn’t make even the most sensitive skin types like mine red) and is especially proud of the fact it has a high level of vitamin C— clocking in at 30 percent.
“Vitamin C is key to evening out uneven skin tones, whether caused by sun exposure, genetics, or lifestyle and environmental stressors,” explains the man behind the line, dermatologist Harold Lancer, MD. “When you look at the skin-care market there are a lot of vitamin C creams and serums, but most of them have pretty low concentrations. Through Lancer Skincare I strive to provide the skin-care products, and in this case that meant formulating one of the highest concentrations of vitamin C in a topical.”
Plus, Dr. Lancer stresses, all the actives and antioxidants are—key word here—stabilized: “When formulating Instant Brightening Booster, we developed a formula that provides a stabilized delivery of vitamin C, which maintains a high concentration of actives as compared to other products on the market, leading to brighter, healthier-looking skin.”