Illuminate BC+ Brightening Face Serum

$28.00 $72.00 or subscribe and save 10%

WHAT IT’S FOR

Brightens & Balances using Vitamin C & Bakuchiol along with additional active botanicals to reduce the appearance of dark spots and uneven tone, revealing a smoother, more radiant surface. This natural retinol-alternative improves the appearance of photoaging and leaves skin luminous.

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DETAILS:

Bakuchiol, nature's answer to harsh retinol, has been used for centuries in Eastern medicine due to its strong antioxidant, nourishing, and anti-microbial properties. Recent scientific studies have shown that it is as effective as retinol at targeting signs of aging, including reducing the appearance of dark spots, fine lines, and wrinkles without irritating skin the way retinol does. We combined this super ingredient with other powerful botanicals to support the appearance of a bright and even skin tone. These super ingredients include Vitamin C, Bearberry, Gooseberry, Mulberry, Kakadu Plum, Baobab Seed, Licorice Root, and Ferulic Acid.

USE TIPS:

For optimal results, after allowing a pea-sized amount of the Illuminate Bc+ Brightening Serum to absorb for 2-3 minutes, apply 4-7 drops of a moisturizing oil, such as our Rejuvenate Restorative Face Oil, Detox Balancing Face Oil, or Prevent Anti-Aging Face Oil. Allow oil to absorb for 3-5 minutes before applying further products.

INGREDIENTS

Bakuchiol, nature's answer to harsh retinol, promotes the appearance of bright, firm, and smooth skin.

Vitamin C promotes a bright, even, and nourished complexion and reduces the appearance of aging.

Baobab Seed is high in rich omega fatty acids that promote even tone and youthful radiance.

Black Mulberry helps reduce the appearance of dark spots and uneven skin tone for a clear complexion.

REVIEWS

Customer reviews

4.41
Based on 34 reviews
  1. Yoly

    Love It

    I love it. Brightens your skin. Does not get greasy, absorbs great!

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  2. jmwille55

    Smooth and Silky

    I tried Illuminate through the sample purchase then a week later purchased the full size. This serum + Detox have been a blessing for my dry skin rosacea. My skin has calmed, stays smooth and the combination is my go-to when I’ve tried other products and my skin rebels. Thank you! Naked and Thriving has provided products I return to over and over– Detox, Rejuvenate, Prevent and the Soothing cleansing bar.

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  3. Kathryn Ryan

    Game changer

    I am 32 years old and I have struggled with adult cystic acne and hormonal acne without any relief until the last year. I found Naked and Thriving while finally feeling comfortable enough that I had solve my acne problem to begin searching for something to pair with my acne wash and spot treatment that wouldn’t break me out and could finally tackle my next skincare goals: anti-aging + help me repair my scars, dark spots and just overall dull skin.

    Oh my god, I cannot say enough good things. I have the entire line now and have used everything for several months now and my skin is unrecognizable. I look forward to my routine because it just makes that big of a difference. My absolute favorite is this Illuminate serum. It doesn’t irritate my super sensitive skin and it’s given me confidence I’ve only dreamed of my entire adult life – to be NAKED (faced) & THRIVING! Please keep it up! I’m a customer for life.

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  4. Linda Lockhart

    Illuminate

    I use Illuminate with Rejuvenate and I’ve also used it with Prevent. I’m 69 and I’m very happy with the products. I prefer the Prevent as it’s less oily and takes less time to absorb but the nice thing about the Rejuvinate as you need very little of it, so it lasts a long time. My initial mistake was using too much. I’ve not had any comments on change in appearance but I believe the products have made a remarkable change in the wrinkles above and below my lip line.

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  5. Diana Barrow

    Best skin product

    I started using naked and thriving serums and face oils two months ago my skin has never looked better everyone comments on how young I look I’m 62 this year.I love it’s simple clean and not tested on animals.Just received my next order with the cleanser so excited to try it.

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  6. Susan

    Great compliment

    When your aesthetician says to you that your skin looks amazing, what product are you using? You know you’ve made a great chose. I’ve was a Nelly product user because that is the product my aesthetician recommended. I switched on a whim to naked about 2 years ago. I love it! My only negative is the packaging –

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  7. A

    I would like to try it but the first ingredient is aloe which dry a lot my skin

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  8. Jeanne Scalpelli

    Best Ever

    I am 75 years old and was a sun worshiper for most of my life so the damage done to my skin is my own fault. When the results of age and too much sun became apparent, I tried any product that advertised improvement including several forms of hydroquinone and light type treatments.
    Everything I did either did nothing or produced dry flaky skin or scabs and the age spots always came back. I’m not saying this Illuminate is a miracle but MY skin is in the best condition in years. Friends I haven’t seen since the Covid shutdown have complimented how great my skin looks.
    The products I use and recommend are REJUVENATE am & pm, ILLUMINATE am, and RENEW pm.

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  9. Jeanne Scalpelli

    Best Ever

    I am 75 years old and was a sun worshiper for most of my life so the damage done to my skin is my own fault. When the results of age and too much sun became apparent, I tried any product that advertised improvement including several forms of hydroquinone and light type treatments.
    Everything I did either did nothing or produced dry flaky skin or scabs and the age spots always came back. I’m not saying this Illuminate is a miracle but MY skin is in the best condition in years. Friends I haven’t seen since the Covid shutdown have complimented how great my skin looks.
    The products I use and recommend are REJUVENATE am & pm, ILLUMINATE am, and RENEW pm.

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  10. Larua Mari

    Visible difference

    At first I wasn’t sure about the products but after using for a few months I am impressed. The Illuminate BC+ Brightening Face Serum really does work and did just as the name states.

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  11. Norma Jean Colby

    Love it!

    I absolutely love it! It has totally changed the texture of my skin. Face looks much smoother and makeup goes on easily. I started using it on my chest also and noticing a difference. I pair it with the night serum too.

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  12. LHendley

    Love this!

    This one works the best for me. You can tell a difference when you run out!

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  13. Brenda I Felix-Olays

    Had high hopes

    Although it makes my skin feel good, it has not done what it advertises. I’ve been using it for almost 2 months and spots have not diminished one bit. Zero even skin tone. Will not purchase again.

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  14. Michelle Jackson

    Best Ever

    After three weeks noticeable difference in all the right ways. Dark spots almost completely faded. Skin is brighter,when wearing makeup overall looks smooth an satin looking. Lip gloss and no makeup on weekends I love my look!

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  15. T Howes

    Not my favorite

    I had high hopes with all the high reviews. First the smell is off putting, but I was willing to move past this to see healthy results with my skin and some lighting of my dark spots. I wasn’t expecting miracles in bottle but definitely some improvement would have been nice. After using a full bottle I didn’t see any improvement or results, and I was left feeling dissapointed. For this price point I felt very underwhelmed. I’ve used products a third of the price and seen nice results.

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  16. Eimear Carroll

    Luxurious

    I started using this serum a few weeks ago and I’m amazed with the results. My face brightened considerably after 2 weeks. My skin feels so nice after application. I’m also having laser hair removal in parts of my face and this serum is perfect for the days after treatment. Highly recommended this Serum ?

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  17. pamelaburrell

    Light and ready for the dsy

    Honestly I just use it because it’s a good clean product and it feels good. At my age I don’t expect a miracle but I can feel good about the nutrients I’m using..l and even better about what I’m not using.

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  18. alexander69

    T.A

    Love, Love these products! Been using since April and notice a big difference in my skin. Will continue to ise.

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  19. T. Howe

    Wasn't my favorite

    First off I really did not like the scent of this product, but that doesn’t throw me off as long as it works and does as claimed. Unfortunately this product didn’t perform the way it was described and I didn’t see any changes in my skin after using almost a full bottle. The cost was high and the change in my skin unnoticeable. Waste of money. Could have bought a similar product at the pharmacy for $25 and had the same results. Disappointed.

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  20. Dee

    Illuminating serum

    Wonderful illuminating serum. I bought this serum to replace my normal Vit C serum. This is so soothing I can apply after sun exposure without any problems. After 3 weeks my face is visibly clearer, and smoother.

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  21. Dee

    Illuminating serum

    Wonderful illuminating serum. I bought this serum to replace my normal Vit C serum. This is so soothing I can apply after sun exposure without any problems. After 3 weeks my face is visibly clearer, and smoother.

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  22. ML

    Only ok

    I have been using this product for several weeks. Unfortunately I don’t see any difference in my skin….didn’t work for me. Or the improvements are so minimal I cannot see them.

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  23. Martha Carr

    Clarity

    I started using this serum a few weeks ago, and am so impressed with the results! I use it every morning right after cleansing. I have dark under-eye circles that I have never been able to get rid of (genetic, hyperpigmented), and have definitely noticed that they have lightened. I’ve also noticed sun spots lightening, etc. My skin just looks clearer, brighter. Amazing!

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  24. Leonie Adams

    Excellence in a little bottle!

    I am delighted with ILLUMINATE BC!
    It has improved the skin tone over my face & very soon after I started using the product.
    Not only has it faded my sun spots but it has lightened the dark circles around my eyes.
    Definitely worth buying!
    Leonie

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  25. Lori Bryant

    love the glow!

    I have been using this product off and on, and noticed a definite difference in how my skin looked on the days I used it. The flat and sallow appearance of my skin seemed to disappear, replaced by younger, brighter skin. I now use it on a regular basis. Love it!

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  26. Kayla Weber

    I really wanted to love this product! I tried it for a while but the smell is something I can’t get past. It also made me break out, so I have stopped using it regularly. I do still try it from time to time because I did notice a difference in my sun spots. If you don’t have acne prone skin and can get past the smell, it’s a good product.

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  27. Joni

    Well researched and worth it!

    I have used other Vit C serums in the past but after doing some research felt this was the best option for me. It goes on so smoothly and I love the way my skin feels and looks.
    Great product.

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  28. Susan H.

    Amazing

    I am a skin care junkie and can’t even estimate the money I’ve spent over the years. For the first time, I can say that I saw a difference with Protect serum in a few days and so bought Illuminate serum and Detox oil, which I use at night, and Prevent oil, which I use with Protect for the day. Texture has improved, dark spots reduced, fine lines gone—with no irritation or breakouts over a couple of months now. Could not recommend more highly.

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  29. Tina

    Great product!

    I really like the illuminate serum. It brighten my skin and doesn’t leave a greasy residue. I’m 52 and have always tried to take good care of my skin. I feel the Naked and Thriving products have helped me to maintain a youthful look. My skin care routine follows with their rejuvenate face oil and I love it as well.

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  30. Cordelia

    Amazing product

    I have very sensitive skin and am always wary of trying new products but have used this for 3 days and I have to say the condition of my skin has massively improved in a very short time! I have quite red cheeks (possibly rosacea) and since using illuminate, the redness has already calmed down – amazing as I have never found a product with this effect. I have been following with the prevent oil. No irritation at all from either. I bought travel sizes as wanted to try before purchasing the full sized bottles, but will definitely continue with these products. I know everybody’s skin is very different, but these products work amazing well for my skin and I am super happy, thank you!

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  31. Tessa

    Love Love Love!

    Absolutely love everything about this serum. It sinks in quickly and does not leave any residue. After about a week I noticed more even tone and my skin literally seems brighter.

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  32. Ann

    Sorry I had to stop using

    I really wanted to love this product. I began to break out after using it. Asst sure if it was the product or something else, so stopped for awhile. When I started again, breakouts returned, so I’m not using it anymore. Love their oils, tho!

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  33. Elizabeth Martin

    Fantastic Product

    I’ve been using this product for a few months and my bottle is just about empty. It is an amazing product. It completely took away the dark sunspots that were on the sides of my face and on my cheeks. I tan easily and had melasma type spots on my face for years. They went away in a very short time and even with all the pool time and spending many days in the hot Florida sun, the spots didn’t come back. I also had some fine lines on the sides of my face that have diminished to the point that I barely see them. I have very sensitive skin and never had any reaction from this product. I would highly recommend this (and have!) to anyone looking to reverse sun damage and aging.

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  34. Mary

    Phenomenal skin almost immediately, I kid you not!

    I am a skincare addict and I frequently do massive amounts of research before trying any product. I am also 39 years old and I have oily, acne prone skin but I also smoked from the age of 18 to 28, thankfully I have been able to quit but it was too late since I have smoke lines near my lips and wrinkles on my forehead. Anyway like I mentioned, I have tested a decent amount of skincare products in my day but I also have a tendency to be drawn in by what’s the most fashionable and expensive thing you can find at places like Sephora. Lately I’ve been using mainly Drunk Elephant products, especially their AHA/BHA products with moderate success but I swear they are the cause of some breakouts I have been getting on my chin. My mother, who is 67 years old but looks only 50 years old, has amazing, smooth and clear skin. I asked her what her secret was and she told me that all she really uses is this serum and their Prevent oil each morning. I had never heard of Naked and Thriving before, but I finally tried the Illuminate serum two days ago and I think I found one of the most miraculous skincare products I’ve ever used. I usually wait to review items until I feel like enough time has passed to give them a proper chance but after the first day of using this my nasty smoke lines look diminished and what I’m really excited about is that it faded old acne scars significantly, in just two days. Also the existing pimples I had on my chin are clearing up, my pores look tighter, it gives my skin an instant glow. This is the only new product I’ve added to my regimen recently. So far it hasn’t caused any pore congestion or irritation, and it’s formula is not greasy, gives you a glow. Let’s just say I have been using drunk elephant for two months and have yet to review it, I have been using naked and thriving for two days and I cannot stop raving.

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34 reviews for Illuminate BC+ Brightening Face Serum

    Reviews (34)
  1. 5out of 5

    Yoly

    Love It
    I love it. Brightens your skin. Does not get greasy, absorbs great!
  2. 5out of 5

    jmwille55

    Smooth and Silky
    I tried Illuminate through the sample purchase then a week later purchased the full size. This serum + Detox have been a blessing for my dry skin rosacea. My skin has calmed, stays smooth and the combination is my go-to when I've tried other products and my skin rebels. Thank you! Naked and Thriving has provided products I return to over and over-- Detox, Rejuvenate, Prevent and the Soothing cleansing bar.
  3. 5out of 5

    Kathryn Ryan

    Game changer
    I am 32 years old and I have struggled with adult cystic acne and hormonal acne without any relief until the last year. I found Naked and Thriving while finally feeling comfortable enough that I had solve my acne problem to begin searching for something to pair with my acne wash and spot treatment that wouldn’t break me out and could finally tackle my next skincare goals: anti-aging + help me repair my scars, dark spots and just overall dull skin. Oh my god, I cannot say enough good things. I have the entire line now and have used everything for several months now and my skin is unrecognizable. I look forward to my routine because it just makes that big of a difference. My absolute favorite is this Illuminate serum. It doesn’t irritate my super sensitive skin and it’s given me confidence I’ve only dreamed of my entire adult life - to be NAKED (faced) & THRIVING! Please keep it up! I’m a customer for life.
  4. 5out of 5

    Linda Lockhart

    Illuminate
    I use Illuminate with Rejuvenate and I’ve also used it with Prevent. I’m 69 and I’m very happy with the products. I prefer the Prevent as it’s less oily and takes less time to absorb but the nice thing about the Rejuvinate as you need very little of it, so it lasts a long time. My initial mistake was using too much. I’ve not had any comments on change in appearance but I believe the products have made a remarkable change in the wrinkles above and below my lip line.
  5. 5out of 5

    Diana Barrow

    Best skin product
    I started using naked and thriving serums and face oils two months ago my skin has never looked better everyone comments on how young I look I’m 62 this year.I love it’s simple clean and not tested on animals.Just received my next order with the cleanser so excited to try it.

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