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Marie Veronique
Lightening Serum

Lightening Serum

(formerly Luminous Lightening)

VITAMINS B3+UVA URSI and herbal extracts reduce pigmentation.


1oz | 30ml

A powerful serum with B3 and glucosamine, uva ursi and other herbal extracts to brighten complexion, even skin tone, and help fade age spots, acne scarring and other forms of hyperpigmentation.


Lightens, brightens and smoothes skin.

Reduces hyperpigmentation, acne scarring and age spots.

Evens skin tones.


UVA URSI works to block excessive melanin production.

NIACINAMIDE+ GLUCOSAMINE Studies indicate the combination of B3 and glucosamine has significantly stronger lightening effects than either ingredient working alone.

PAPER MULBERRY Another botanical plant extract shown to inhibit tyrosinase activity without irritating.

HERBAL EXTRACTS Extracts of Malva sylvestris, Mentha piperita, Primula veris, Alchemilla vulgaris, Veronica officinalis, Melissa officinalis, Achillea millefollium all demonstrate lightening effects via the same mechanism as uva ursi.


Camellia sinensis (green tea) infusion, Citrus aurantium (neroli) hydrosol, Vitis vinifera (grape) seed oil, Sesamum Indicum (sesame) seed oil, Rubus fruticosus (blackberry) seed oil, Rosa rubignosa (rosehip) seed oil, Sambucus nigra (elderberry) fruit extract, saccahromyces/xylitum black tea ferment (kombucha) extract, Glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) root extract, Biomarine Moisture ComplexTM, glycerine, uva ursi (bearberry) tincture, xanthan gum, mixed tocopherols (vitamin E), Leucidal (leuconostoc/radish root ferment), Populus tremuloides (aspen bark), lactic acid, n-acetyl glucosamine, niacinamide, Broussonetia kazinoki (paper mulberry) extract, Coffea arabica (coffee) fruit extract, pearl powder, Oryza sativa (rice) powder, non-GMO sunflower lecithin phospholipids, Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) oleoresin, potassium polysorbate, resveratrol, extracts of Malva sylvestris, Mentha piperita, Primula veris, Alchemila vulgaris, Veronica officinalis, Melissa officinalis, Achilliea millefolium

Essential oils: Cistus ladanifer (cistus), Curcuma longa (turmeric), Boswellia carterii (frankincense), Helichrysum italicum (helichrysum), Citrus aurantium (neroli), Pelargonium graveolens (rose geranium)


Use at night only. Shake well before each use. Apply a thin layer of Lightening Serum after cleansing and misting. Follow that with an application of our recommended oil blend, Rejuvenating Night Oil. May be used every night. Always wear sun protection when using a skin-lightening product. If irritation develops discontinue use and consult a physician. Keep in a cool place out of direct sunlight.


Mother Mag

"I use Marie Veronique products day and night. I recently got a facial from Kristina Holey that was really informative and helped hone in my regime."

Well + Good

"I wanted to take my passion to create a space where you can learn, try beautiful products, and change the way you think about what you’re using on your body.' Onda features curated products (only those that Thomson has tried and loved) from brands like Pai, African Botanics, Odacite, Marie Veronique, and [other] Australian faves..."

Mind Body Green

"It doesn't always seem like technology and green beauty are natural companions. So what happens when you mix equal amounts tech and beauty? You get the best (and most futuristic) products on the market."


"MV offers safe, innovative skincare products that achieve real and lasting results. The formulations are expertly developed using in-depth research, knowledge of industry trends, and resourcing the finest ingredients available."

Forbes Magazine

"The non-toxic formulas are rooted in science. Chemist Marie and bio-medical engineer daughter Jay collaborate on all formulas. "

Allure Magazine

"Based on a community-building ethos that seems to be echoed throughout the Bay Area beauty scene, the company aims for total transparency in its brand selection and educating customers to the concept of clean beauty. You’ll find products from established and locally-made In Fiore and Marie Veronique alongside emerging and similarly beloved brands like Kjaer Weis and African Botanícs."


"Her vision at Marie Veronique is to deliver superior, non-toxic skincare drawing on nature’s genius and the brain of science through innovative formulations. Achieving optimal skin health and healing real skin issues drive us to produce safe products that truly work."

Wall Street Journal

"Science still figures prominently in her technique—appointments involve inquiries about diet, habits and psyche. This summer, Holey launched KH/MV Exclusive Solutions, her first trio of products, created in collaboration with natural-skin-care pioneer Marie Veronique."


"I was hooked. Like – wish I had the money to buy the company, hooked! In my life before MV, I would always have a monthly break-out (right around the time my hormones were surging), but once I started using MV those days were gone. Forever. I truly love MV and the way my skin has aged over the last six years."

"I really love this Gentle Retinol Night Serum because it boosts collagen production, speeds up new cell turnover, and unclogs my pores which helps reduce the risk of blemishes."

"The Lightening Serum was designed to firm and moisturize skin, lighten dark circles and overall even out your skin's imperfections."

"This Eye Repair Serum strengthens and rejuvenates the delicate skin around the eyes, reducing fine lines, prevents sagging, and eliminates pesky dark circles."

"If you are a fan of oil based cleaners, this is one awesome product... the consistency of this Replenishing Oil Cleanser was a nice change..."

"After a brand shake-up and return to Berkeley, Marie Veronique Nadeau is back with a new line... Nadeau harnesses the latest research linking probiotics with acne and rosacea relief, incorporating the helpful digestive bacteria into skin-care products. Her Pre+Probiotic Daily Mist features 34 probiotic live strains, coconut water, sodium salicylate and licorice extract to help calm and refresh dry, irritated skin through the day."

Marie Veronique Skin Care Review

"A lot of people ask me to suggest a product that helps with hyperpigmentation and evening out skin tones, so this serum would be a great place to start...designed to firm and moisturize skin, lighten dark circles and overall even out your skin’s imperfections. The Vitamin C in this reduces hyperpigmentation by inhibiting tyrosinase, the Uva Ursi lightens skin naturally and the Centrophenoxine dissolves age spots by dissolving lipofuscin."

Makeup By Mary B Review

"When it comes to high end skincare, one of my top brand picks is consistently Marie Veronique."

Marie Veronique Review

"These brands are completely free of animal testing. They also either have vegan options or, if noted by '100% vegan', are currently a completely vegan line."



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