The 7 Best Brightening Serums, Because We'd All Like to Be a Little Glowier

I have yet to meet anyone who doesn't want brighter skin. It's a universal plea—I'm almost certain of it. Whether you have a little patch of pigmentation or your skin has taken more than its fair share of late-night hits, we'd all quite like to be a bit glowier—and a brightening serum can really help with that. Yes, you want to make sure your skin is suitably hydrated (a hyaluronic acid serum will be your friend here), but a serum with specific brightening properties and ingredients will knock back discolouration and amp up luminance unlike anything else. Having spent my entire beauty editor career in search of the best brightening serum, I think I've found some pretty sound options—these are the ones that really do the job.