Versed Stroke of Brilliance Brightening Serum - 1 fl oz 

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About this item

At a glance

Clean
Clean
Paraben Free
Paraben Free
Sulfate Free
Sulfate Free
Cruelty Free
Cruelty Free
No Synthetic Fragrance
No Synthetic Fragrance
Dye-Free
Dye-Free
Vegan
Vegan
Contains Hyaluronic Acid
Contains Hyaluronic Acid
Contains Vitamin C
Contains Vitamin C
Oily Skin
Oily Skin
Dry Skin
Dry Skin
Combination Skin
Combination Skin
Mature Skin
Mature Skin

Highlights

  • Skin tone-evening and illuminating serum
  • Brightening vitamin C and licorice root extract
  • Made for dullness and aging skin
  • Non-toxic, vegan, sustainably-minded
  • Packaging made with PCR (post consumer recycled) plastic coming in 2021

Specifications

Scent: Unscented

Health Facts: Sodium Lauryl Sulfate-Free, Butylparaben-Free, Silicone-Free, Contains Hyaluronic Acid, Nonylphenol Ethoxylate Free, Paraben-Free, No Fragrance Added, Talcum-Free, Contains Vitamin C, Mineral Oil-Free, Sulfate-Free, Formaldehyde-Free, Vegan, Contains Licorice, Phthalate-Free, Formaldehyde Donor-Free, Propylparaben-Free, Aluminum-Free, Dye-Free, Petroleum-Free

Product Warning: Eye irritant

Product Form: Serum

Sustainability Claims: Cruelty-Free

Beauty Purpose: Brightening, Anti-Aging

Recommended Skin Type: Dry, Oily, Combination, Mature

Net weight: 1 fl oz (US)

Features: Lightweight

TCIN: 76152983
UPC: 810002112027
Item Number (DPCI): 037-12-4469
Origin: Imported
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Description

What It Is: This lightweight, never-tacky serum also helps firm, hydrate, and strengthen skin—those brightening ingredients have some solid fringe benefits. With 0.5% vitamin C (one of the most well-researched and proven ingredients for brightening and firming), licorice root and palmaria palmata extracts (skin-lightening agents that inhibit pigmentation), and 1% niacinamide (a form of vitamin B3 that reduces the appearance of discoloration), uneven skin tone can become a thing of the past.

How To Use: Press 2-3 drops into clean, almost-dry skin, and let it sink in for 2 minutes. Use on face and neck. Bonus points for chest.

How To Recycle: Remove the cap, rinse out any residue, and toss the bottle in your curbside recycling bin.* Toss the entire cap (including the dropper) in the trash.

*Before you toss anything in your recycling bin, check if the local curbside recycling program for your zip code accepts plastic items that look like our packaging. If it doesn’t, recycle it through the Versed Recycle Responsibly Program by visiting versedskin.com/no-waste.If it doesn’t, recycle it through our Recycle Responsibly Program instead.
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Paraben Free
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Sulfate Free
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Contains Hyaluronic Acid
Contains Hyaluronic Acid.
Contains Vitamin C
Contains Vitamin C.
Oily Skin
Recommended for Oily Skin.
Dry Skin
Recommended for Dry Skin.
Combination Skin
Recommended for Combination Skin.
Mature Skin
Recommended for Mature Skin.
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Ingredients:

water, propylene glycol, dipropylene glycol, methyl gluceth-20, glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) root extract, sodium ascorbyl phosphate, niacinamide, citric acid, palmaria palmata extract, sodium hyaluronate, polyacrylate crosspolymer-6, phenoxyethanol, xanthan gum, trisodium ethylenediamine disuccinate, glycerin, curcuma longa (turmeric) root extract, 1,2-hexanediol, potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate

Allergens & Warnings:

WARNING: For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes.

Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 4.05 inches length x 1.93 inches width x 1.8 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.13 pounds

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Q: What type of vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid or THD ascorbate) does this contain, and at what percentage? Thanks!

submitted by Patty Jean - 3 years ago
  • A: They use Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (SAP). This a stabilized form of Vitamin C. It also works at a more neutral pH. There are studies that theorize that the body converts SAP into ascorbic acid, but the general consensus by the general public is that not as effective because it doesn't work as quickly as L-ascorbic acid. However, SAP as been shown to be very effective at treating acne at 5%. That is why I would like to know the percentage as well.

    submitted byMels - 2 years ago
  • A: Confuse people? I am betting the target market for this product is grown women and not children. Therefore, your "non-answer" is frankly offensive and misogynistic, implying women are dumb. Thanks for dumbing it down but, no thanks. I'll go elsewhere...

    submitted byCatie - 1 year ago
  • A: Hi there! it is a a stable form of Ascorbic Acid! Originally we decided to steer clear of including the percentage of ingredients in efforts not to confuse people. Not all shoppers are as well versed as you are and sometimes talking about percentages raises more questions than answers. We promise to only call out ingredients that actually do something to your skin, and we don't sprinkle in an ingredient just to say it's there. Hope that helps!

    submitted byOffspring Beauty Team - 3 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: Is this suitable for very sensitive skin? Thank you.

submitted by Kendall Malloy - 2 years ago
  • A: Hi Kendall Malloy! This product is suitable for almost all skin types. If your skin is typically very sensitive, we recommend conducting a patch test prior to using all over. Hope this helps!

    submitted byTarget Beauty Concierge - 2 years ago
    Brand expert
  • A: Hi there! All of our products were made with sensitive skin in mind :) If you have any concerns at all, test a small area of your skin first before applying to your whole face.

    submitted byOffspring Beauty Team - 2 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: What is the percentage of Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate? This is a really important question because I would like to add this product to be regimen for it acne fighting properties and the study I read showed it to be effective after a certain percentage.

submitted by Mels - 2 years ago
  • A: Hi there! It's included in this formula at .5%. Vitamin C is safe and effective for skin brightening in concentrations as low of .1%, and the trio of brightening actives in the formula (vitamin C, niacinamide, and licorice root extract), which work together to deliver visible results, total 3.5%. I hope this helps :)

    submitted byOffspring Beauty Team - 2 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: Hi, is this serum suppose to have a yellowish color?

submitted by Mira - 2 years ago
  • A: Hi Mira! Yes, this serum does have a yellow color to it. Hope this helps!

    submitted byTarget Beauty Concierge - 2 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: Is the texture supposed to be thick? Mine does not look like the pictures- mine is a medium to high viscosity, definitely not a liquid?

submitted by waitykaty - 3 years ago
  • A: Hi there! That sounds right. Stroke of Brilliance is thicker than Just Breathe (if you're familiar with that which has more of a water-like texture).

    submitted byOffspring Beauty Team - 3 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: Is this safe to use on the sensitive skin under the eyes? That is where most of my pigmentation is

submitted by bbjayne - 3 years ago
  • A: Hi there! It is safe to use under your eyes, just be careful not to get the product in your eyes. If that happens, rinse immediately. Thank you!

    submitted byOffspring Beauty Team - 3 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: So what is the % of ascorbic acid in this product?

submitted by screen name - 3 years ago
  • A: Hi there! We focus on the total formula—the combination of ingredients and how they work together. We don’t want people to get hung up on percentages because the optimal level (the concentration that is safe and effective for skin) can vary a lot based on what the ingredient is and how it's used. Some ingredients are effective at concentrations into the double digits. Whereas other ingredients, like retinol, would be harmful and irritating to skin at levels less than half that concentration. We promise to only call out ingredients that are used at levels shown to do something for your skin, and never sprinkle in any ingredient just to say it's there.

    submitted byOffspring Beauty Team - 3 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: What are the full ingredients?

submitted by TK - 3 years ago
  • A: Water, Propylene Glycol, Dipropylene Glycol, Methyl Gluceth-20, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol, Niacinamide, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Palmaria Palmata Extract, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate,Glycerin, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate.

    submitted byTB - 3 years ago
4.4 out of 5 stars with 354 reviews
74% would recommend
47 recommendations
Accurate Scent: 4.25 out of 5
Anti-aging: 4 out of 5
Lightweight: 4.83 out of 5
Brightening: 4.36 out of 5

GLOWING

5 out of 5 stars
melonball - 8 days ago
originally posted on versedskin.com
I applied this for just under a week as directed, morning and night before other serums and moisturizer. When I went out the following weekend, at least three people told me that I was GLOWING. And a couple others commented on how amazing and healthy I was looking. I feel like a phoenix reborn!!
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Amazing product

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
mRC5 - 22 days ago, Verified purchaser
This product really works for me! I have dark sports and after a week of applying it, viola! My dark spots lighten up. This is my holly grail
Lightweight: 5 out of 5
Anti-aging: 5 out of 5
Accurate Scent: 5 out of 5
Brightening: 5 out of 5
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An essential

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Chloe - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
Love this serum so much. My favorite vitamin c I have ever used! I love how thick this product is & its tackiness. I use it every morning as part of my AM routine & love how bright & fresh this makes my skin look. It lays really well under my makeup & feel like its a great prep product. This is a product I have repurchased & repurchased. I struggle with dullness from dryness & this serum makes all the difference. I have used previously AM & PM but have personally found better results using this AM & other products PM. The price point is unbeatable & I find a little goes a long way.
1 reply from Offspring Beauty Team team - 1 month ago
Chloe! I'm not the biggest vitamin C fan, but you just made me want to give Stroke of Brilliance a chance. 😉
Brightening: 5 out of 5
Anti-aging: 5 out of 5
Lightweight: 5 out of 5
Accurate Scent: 5 out of 5
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Brightening!

4 out of 5 stars
Chelsea S - 2 months ago
originally posted on versedskin.com
I love this product! I use it EVERY morning. I swear that it helps with brightening and I love how thick it is. It feels moisturizing, not drying. The only downside is how sticky it is, initially, but that goes away after a few minutes.
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Brighter

3 out of 5 stars
- 2 months ago
originally posted on versedskin.com
I love this stuff makes my skin feel tacky and does not break me out.
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Been using for months

5 out of 5 stars
Jessie s - 3 months ago
originally posted on versedskin.com
I feel like my skin has never been better and I use almost every product by this brand and turned 35 this year and finally found the best brand that works for me.
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Paired

3 out of 5 stars
- 4 months ago
originally posted on versedskin.com
So I did a LOT of research before buying into this brand - i really, really wanted to love it but from i can see the vitamin c and retinol are honestly the products that stand out the most (that go in a normal routine at least). I use this 30 minutes before i use retinol and then Cerave lotion after retinol and i can honestly say i really like it!
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Great Product

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Hope - 5 months ago, Verified purchaser
Would definitely recommend. Could see the difference in a week. My skin texture improved.
1 reply from Offspring Beauty Team team - 5 months ago
Nothing beats that moment where you notice the changes a product has on your skin.
Accurate Scent: 5 out of 5
Lightweight: 5 out of 5
Anti-aging: 5 out of 5
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a pretty good serum for the cost

4 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
AP - 5 months ago, Verified purchaser
a pretty good vitamin c serum, it didn’t break me out and i have very sensitive skin. honestly not really sure if i saw a lot of difference after i finished the bottle, but is a good serum to introduce vitamin c into your routine
1 reply from Offspring Beauty Team team - 5 months ago
Thanks for sharing your experience, AP!
Anti-aging: 4 out of 5
Lightweight: 5 out of 5
Accurate Scent: 4 out of 5
Brightening: 4 out of 5
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Amazing Product

5 out of 5 stars
Emily W. - 6 months ago
originally posted on versedskin.com
I've been using this product for over a month now and it's a skin saver. I have extremely acne prone skin, which is also sensitive and oily. Since I've been using this product, my overall skin texture is significantly smoother and I have a more even complexion. I've been really bad lately and I've been sleeping in my makeup. Generally I'll have breakouts within a couple days of sleeping in my makeup, but surprisingly I haven't since using this serum! 10/10 I would recommending using
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Definitely not for sensitive skin

1 out of 5 stars
Shattered Hope - 6 months ago
originally posted on versedskin.com
I had read such positive reviews how the serum is great for sensitive skin but was very disappointed. It made my skin very dry and bumpy. Instead my skin looked dull and the texture became very bumpy. I discontinued after using is for 4-5 days. Even my toddlers started asking me, Mommy why is your skin looking so bumpy@. Anyways those with sensitive skin, please stay away.
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amazing

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Brenda - 6 months ago
I really like this product. About 1 month ago, I had a bad reaction to salicylic acid, which I was using a lot, in my serum and face wash, and it gave me horrible acne. I saw that target was carrying this line and decided to try it. Versed skincare had completely changed my skin. I now use the weekend glow solution, brightening serum, dew point moisturizer, and guards up sunscreen. I have noticed such a huge difference in my skin.
1 reply from Offspring Beauty Team team - 5 months ago
Sounds to me like you have all the essentials!
Accurate Scent: 3 out of 5
Lightweight: 4 out of 5
Brightening: 5 out of 5
Anti-aging: 3 out of 5
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Superb Serum

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Souji - 6 months ago, Verified purchaser
This serum is an all rounder.
1 reply from Offspring Beauty Team team - 6 months ago
Couldn't have said it better myself.
Lightweight: 5 out of 5
Brightening: 5 out of 5
Accurate Scent: 5 out of 5
Anti-aging: 4 out of 5
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Amazing!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Dmn6355 - 7 months ago
I absolutely love this brand. The serum works great and makes my skin feel so good.
1 reply from Offspring Beauty Team team - 7 months ago
Trust us, we love ya right back! Thanks for giving Stroke of Brilliance a try.
Lightweight: 5 out of 5
Anti-aging: 5 out of 5
Brightening: 5 out of 5
Accurate Scent: 5 out of 5
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Doesn’t seem to do anything

2 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Kaylee - 7 months ago, Verified purchaser
I’ve been using it a few weeks and I’m not convinced it’s doing anything. It absorbs into the skin like water, making your skin feel tighter, but then it's completely unnoticeable and I’d say it's actually dehydrating my face. It does smell normal, and I haven’t noticed any breakouts, but it definitely doesn’t appear to be making my skin brighter or improving dark spots. I’ve tried two other serums, both of which made me break out, but they also made me look super glowy/dewy and this one doesn’t do that. So I’ll have to keep looking.
1 reply from Offspring Beauty Team team - 7 months ago
Thanks for taking the time to share this with us, Kaylee. We're sorry to hear Stroke of Brilliance isn't working out for you. Vitamin C isn't for everyone, have you tried turning to tranexamic or lactic acid instead? That may be a better fit.
Anti-aging: 1 out of 5
Accurate Scent: 4 out of 5
Lightweight: 5 out of 5
Brightening: 1 out of 5
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Feels so good!

5 out of 5 stars
Mx.Pipps - 8 months ago
originally posted on versedskin.com
I'm on my third bottle of this product. I love how it soaks in so nicely and it feels good. I feel my face doesn't look as dull since using this product regularly.
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Great surprise, awesome vitamin c

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
ktmcg - 8 months ago, Verified purchaser
I forgot my expensive vitamin c on vacation and purchased this to get me through the trip. I was SO pleasantly surprised but how great this is. It soaks in immediately and leaves my skin feeling refreshed. I have been using it over my expensive serum since I got home and have noticed my skin is much brighter! I have sensitive, acne prone skin and this doesn’t irritate my skin at all.
1 reply from Offspring Beauty Team team - 8 months ago
We're so glad you agree that pricier doesn't mean better. Thanks for picking up Stroke of Brilliance in your moment of need.
Accurate Scent: 5 out of 5
Brightening: 5 out of 5
Anti-aging: 4 out of 5
Lightweight: 5 out of 5
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Use daily

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
NPS - 8 months ago, Verified purchaser
A good basic everyday serum.
Brightening: 4 out of 5
Lightweight: 4 out of 5
Accurate Scent: 4 out of 5
Anti-aging: 4 out of 5
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Leaves me glowing

5 out of 5 stars
Rebecca. - 8 months ago
originally posted on versedskin.com
This serum is nice for my AM routine, just 2 drops is all I use and my skin is glowing after!
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Got my glow back after baby!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Disappointed shopper - 9 months ago, Verified purchaser
I am a skincare prude. Always have been. I have super try, dull and sensitive skin. I have always bought top of the line products and been okay with them but never blown away. Im 31 now so I wanted to start incorporating some anti aging into my skin care routine. Enter retinol routine which is sooooo harsh on my face. I wanted to even it out with a different routine to switch every other day with, I took a chance with this line and I am BLOWN away!!! Day one my skin looked incredible and day two it was like a whole difference face. I just went through an emergency c- section with my son at 23 weeks and a five and a half month long hospital stay and I really neglected my skin in the process and I looked really rough by the end of it. I’m so glad I got this like- I feel a bit more like “me” and bright eyed. It does smell awful which sucks but I’ll take it for the flow I’ve been given back after a really really rough year!
1 reply from Offspring Beauty Team team - 8 months ago
Vitamin C does have a particular smell, but we're so glad to hear you've seen results from using it. Even more happy to hear that it's helping your skin during your postpartum journey.
Anti-aging: 5 out of 5
Lightweight: 5 out of 5
Accurate Scent: 1 out of 5
Brightening: 5 out of 5
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