These are the beauty picks we swear by, to treat, protect and reclaim skin's fairness again.

Heading for sunnier shores? Chances are you’ll return a few shades darker than intended (hey, dozing while tanning is perfectly OK on vacation).

 If you’re looking to restore skin’s fairness or lighten those pesky brown spots and pigmentation, consider a brightening skin regime to treat sun exposure.

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 Each formulated with hi-tech and potent properties, these are the new and improved whitening and brightening products worth investing in.

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For some, the idea of whitening comes across as an unnatural process of stripping skin’s layers: This is where Chanel Le Blanc steps in. The new serum holistically refreshes the complexion while vitalising it with an exclusive ume flower extract. Backed by Chanel research, its delicate texture addresses skin tone and quality concerns in the gentlest way.

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A new addition to Shiseido’s whitening range, this innovative moisturiser acts as a daytime brightener, enveloping an ion-like veil, second skin effect of UV-to-light conversion powders. The product also extends skin with time-release effect capsules that gradually break, delivering vitamins and antioxidants over time.

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Inspired by the beauty routine of Korean women, the Vinoperfect brightening essence is a hybrid of lotion and serum, that prepares skin to receive the goodness of active ingredients in the iconic Radiance Serum. Made to increase the serum’s effectiveness, the Brightening Essence is the latest addition to Caudalie’s anti-dark spot range.

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Designed to maximise skin radiance while focusing on improving skin conditions overnight, this cult cream is formulated with powerful ingredients like rosemary extract and citrus Unsiu peel extract. Luxurious in texture, the night cream generates skin with a more translucent, brighter and moisturised quality that dispels signs of ageing, too.

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Two is always better than one – Blanc de la Mer’s newest whitening solution comes in a two-step treatment curated to instantly brighten and soften skin. The Brilliance White Soothing Primer comes first – infused with the brand’s famous calming ingredients, followed by the Brilliance White Gel Cream rich in potent and hydrating properties.

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Keeping it light yet effective, this aqueous Lancôme gel delivers hydration and nutrition to every layer of the skin, through a formula suited for all skin types. Formed by a polymer that breaks upon application, skin is imparted with a wave of protection against UV and environmental aggressors.

 Protection is key: All the suncare products you need to arm yourself for the great outdoors.

Photos courtesy of respective brands. Cover photo by Chanel. 

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