5 star rating

Every year during the winter months, I go through the drama of my skin getting more dry and dull. I’m often left looking for a product, which is proven to brighten skin.

My skin tone and texture become a bit more uneven than usual too. This year though, it was mostly my fault!

We were actually allowed out of the house this summer (yay!), so I admittedly spent too much time in the sun, at the worst times of day.

This eventually resulted in small sun spots (from sun damage) and uneven skin tone.

One of the most frustrating thing to happen to my skin though, is that the Winter weather makes pores tend to get bigger and smaller.

Did you know that the cold weather slows down sebum production (your body’s “natural oils”) and can act as an astringent, keeping pores less visible?

However, fluctuations in temperature – such as moving from colder environments outside to warmer environments inside, can increase sebum production (which is a major cause of enlarged pores).

I have been trying a few new products recently, but none of them were making any difference.

That was until I tried the original Brightening Moisturiser with Niacinamide from Fadeout skincare.

Before buying this product, I actually had never heard of Fadeout. I’m now a huge fan! The original Brightening Moisturiser from Fadeout is a general multi-purpose cream which targets uneven complexions and inflammation and helps to brighten skin.

The wonderful combination of ingredients in this moisturiser (see below) result in your skin having a brighter complexion, feeling hydrated and improves the appearance of sun damage and dark spots.

  • Suitable for: All skin types and tones.
  • Free from: This product is vegan and cruelty-free. It is also free of sulphates, parabens and mineral oils.

Fadeout Brightening Moisturiser by Sarah Lucia

Key Ingredients

๐Ÿ’ž ๐๐ข๐š๐œ๐ข๐ง๐š๐ฆ๐ข๐๐ž 1.2%: Niacinamide is an active form of Vitamin B3. It helps to reduce Melanin transferring to the upper layers of the skin and appearing as hyperpigmentation and evens out uneven skin tones. It also supports the skinโ€™s lipid barrier and prevents moisture loss throughout the day.

๐Ÿ’ž ๐Œ๐จ๐ซ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐€๐ฅ๐›๐š: Otherwise known as white mulberry, this root extract works with the Niacinamide to help brighten and even skin tone and reduce signs of irritation. Mulberry also reduces Melanin production, which reduces hyperpigmentation.

๐Ÿ’ž Lactic Acid (2.8%): The naturally occurring AHA, Lactic Acid increases cell turnover and stimulates cell renewal. Lactic Acid also helps to eliminate dead skin cells on the top layer of your skin (epidermis). This results in reduced hyperpigmentation and smoothes the complexion.

๐Ÿ’ž Sodium Lactate (6.6%): The superior humectant (water retaining) Sodium Lactate provides a mild exfoliation to the upper layers of the skin and removes dead and over pigmented skin cells. This helps to prevent skin from becoming dry and dehydrated and also smoothes the complexion. The extra hydration also means that fine lines and wrinkles are less visible.


The Brightening Moisturiser cream applies super smoothly. I love the consistency of it too. The cream is quite thick when you first take it out of the jar, but it feels very light once applied.

It doesn’t feel thick or heavy on the skin and absorbs really quickly too.

The cream itself actually looks bright. I know, it sounds silly because the cream is literally just white…but it is looks and feels quite silky when you open the (smooth twisting) lid.

How to use

Apply this moisturiser in the morning and at night at the end of your skincare routine. Don’t forget to also massage it into your neck to reduce the fine lines that appear as you age.

Fadeout Brightening Moisturiser by Sarah Lucia


Fadeout claim on their website that the changes in your skin from using this cream can be seen in only 28 days, so I thought I would give it a twirl.

I have been using the fadeoutskincare original Brightening Moisturiser for just over 3 weeks now and I can honestly say that I can see a huge difference in my skin!

I wish I had taken a before photo! My complexion is looking more even and the hyperpigmentation has definitely improved. But, best of all…my pores are visibly smaller and my skin feels super smoooooooth!

Where can I buy it?

I actually bought my Brightening Moisturiser from a pharmacy for ยฃ9, but I clearly got a bit bumped there as you can get it much cheaper elsewhere.

Fadeout Skincare – ยฃ6.37 (new customers can save 10% by signing up to their newsletter)

Fragrance Direct – ยฃ6.99 (get an extra 10% by signing up to their newsletter)

Look Fantastic – ยฃ8.49 (new customers can save 15% with the code NEW 15)


Aqua, Sodium Lactate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Lactic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Stearyl Alcohol, Hexylene Glycol, Niacinamide, Decyl Oleate, Ceteareth-20, Phenoxyethanol, Parfum, Sodium Saccharin, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA,Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool, Citronellol, Limonene, Eugenol.