I was recently lucky enough to receive a tub of this gorgeous blue beauty, known as Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream (whew, what a mouthful) by Sunday Riley, one of my favorite skincare brands. Fun fact--they're actually located right here in my town, Houston, Texas!
This gel moisturizer is enriched with two forms of hyaluronic acid to moisturize and retain hydration while papaya enzymes help to smooth and exfoliate, while alpha-arbutin and exotic floral extracts brighten hyperpigmentation spots and illuminate the complexion.
I haven't been using it long enough to notice any brightening (and I'll be honest, I rarely do notice brightening right away, except with--ironically--another SR product called Good Genes), but what I did notice is that my face is plump and free of flakes the next morning. I am so impressed with this product that I've incorporated it into my daily routine, applying it at night so it can soak in over time and I can reap all the benefits.
Sunday Riley Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream is available at sephora.com for $65.