SkinMedica Serum Review & Giveaway

Hi guys! We've been getting a lot of skincare questions and blog post requests, so we're going to start sharing more beauty-related posts in 2017! We're always sharing our routines and favorites on instagram stories, but we'll make it a point to share more on the blog as well!
Today, we're talking about the SkinMedica serum we're both currently using - their 2.0 Lytera Pigment Correcting Serum. This is a pigment correcting serum that restores your skin to an even shade and helps improve hyper-pigmentation. Bonus: it also aids in preventing future discoloration! From spending too much time in the sun during our teenage years, to having kids and the hormones that come along with pregnancy, our skin has suffered some discoloration. We both have some sun spots/damage, and we're doing everything in our power to prevent any further harm to our skin as we age.
Since this serum is new in our routines, we were excited that so many of you messaged us and commented on instagram telling us how much you love it as well as other SkinMedica products!
Meggan: My chest is a major problem area for me. The color is uneven and looks blotchy - you can tell I've sunburned it many times over the years (ugh!). I've mentioned this before, but I have been doing IPL treatments on my face and recently had two done on my chest (going back for a third before my wedding). I was happy to hear that this serum helps optimize results of laser treatments, along with chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and prescription care products. I called my laser technician before I started using (just to double check it was okay!) and she actually recommended using it. I'm excited to see results and start evening out my complexion - I will keep you guys posted!
Brooke: As I get closer to the big 3-0 (next year!), I've noticed some faint sun spots starting to show up on my lower cheeks/jawline. Admittedly they aren't terrible, but sun spots only get worse over time and that's not something I'm looking forward to, so I am really excited to have added this serum to my morning + night routine (I apply after cleansing in the morning and after my serum at night - always before applying moisturizer). The before & after photos are what really sold me, and I'm always extremely happy with products created by a dermatologist. The clinical results showed that Lytera 2.0 reduces the appearance of hyper-pigmentation and prevents future discoloration, so this is certainly a product I needed to add to my routine. I also suffer from redness, so this moisturizer is next on my list to try! 
Since we're so happy with the product, we've decided to host a giveaway (yaaasss!). We will be gifting one of you a bottle of the 2.0 Lytera Correcting Serum + all you need to do to enter is leave a comment below sharing why you'd like to try the product. XO
In collaboration with SkinMedica

64 comments:

  1. Hey can I ask where your gold necklace is from? I'm in love!

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  2. I would love to try this serum and am curious what ingredients it has to address hyperpigmentation, whether it's glycolic, lactic acid,botanicals?... I've tried brightening serums from Natura Bisse, Tata Harper, Sunday Riley and Kiehls and haven't seen much difference in small sun spots and hormonal acne scars (all over my chin from doing fertility treatments!)

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  3. Would love to give this a try! I have sunspots and acne scarring (also just had a baby) so my skin is need of A LOT of TLC. Also just turned 30 ;)

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  4. I have been looking for something to balance out (or get rid of even!) two sun spots that have just appeared on my upper lip. I'm so embarrassed by them that I literally refuse to post any close up pictures of my face without editing them. I already get my lip waxed regularly--thanks Mom & Dad--so adding another issue to that area of my face has been a total buzzkill. Maybe this serum is exactly what I need! :)

    xox,
    Kristin

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  5. I just turned 30 and am really wanting to start taking better care of my skin. As a teenager and through most of my 20s I didn't put on much sunscreen (my own fault!) and now i'm paying for it! Like Meggan, I too have some serious sun spots/damage on my chest. My chest alone makes me look like I'm 40 plus...so I really want to try a product that would work to help with this issue. My face isn't as bad but I can see some spots are starting to develop and I'd love to prevent more from coming if possible!

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  6. I would love this product because hyper pigmentation is my main concern! After having two kids, (I'm almost 34) I just want to restore my skin to its natural and even shade!

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    1. Hi Ashley! You are our winner - please email us ASAP! xx

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  7. I would love to try this for acne scarring and overall even skin tone. Thanks!

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  8. I would really like to try this product because I have also noticed some discoloration and sun spots on my face within the last year or so... I have been trying to take better care of my skin now that I'm in my 30's!!! Thank you for reviewing products like this, it is helpful to know what is worth spending a little more money on and what isn't!!!

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  9. I really wish I would have been better about the sun and my face in my 20's (as well as my whole body as I have had many skin cancer scares!)So, I would love to find a product that could help bring my skin back to life! I guess at the young age of 36 :)...it's time to keep me looking young! #adulting :)

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  10. I am 40 years old and, honestly, I can't remember a summer that wasn't spent out in the sun soaking in as many rays as I could. I love having a natural tan and have rarely ever used sunscreen. Having said that, I am now seeing the effects of those summers spent in the sun. I have been looking for products to help even out my skin and to reduce the discoloration from sun spots. I would LOVE to give the Lytera Pigment Correcting Serum a try!!

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  11. I'm getting married in September and would LOVE to get rid of my sun spots on my face before then! Also excited to go to the place Meggan recommended for IPL!!

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  12. I have been dying to try this product! Being a recent college grad hasn't allowed me to spend much on skincare but I know now is the best time to start! I get hyper pigmentation and discoloration from my hormones being out of whack with PCOS! Love this post & blog xoxo

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  13. Meggan--I LOVE your sweater in this post. As I am only a few months away from turning 30, my skincare has become more of a priority to me. I have been switching things up and would love to try a bottle of the 2.0 Lytera Correcting Serum! Anything that can help even out my pigment and disguise sun-spots sounds like a winner to me!!! :)

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  14. Sun spots!! Oh youth got me....I have the same issue as Meggan with my chest and would love to give this a try!

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  15. This would be so awesome to try! As I'm approaching my mid 30's, my skin tone is becoming uneven, and I have several discolored areas.

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  16. I grew up in Florida with a lot of sun damage so I'll try anything! All about that skincare now.

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  17. My hyperpigmentation is out of control! I'm very freckled to begin with, but the sun damage has done a number on my skin tone and it's aging me! I really want to try this before I attempt a more expensive procedure. If I can save up for one, lol. Thank you so much, it's great to see positive reviews on this!

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  18. I am also nearing my big 3-0 birthday, congrats to us! I've recently been told by my dermatologist that my skin is sun damaged from too many beach days growing up. Would love to try this correcting serum -- sounds like a dream!

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  19. No matter how many new skincare products I try, I feel like I am never confident enough in my skin to go out without at least a tinted moisturizer. Really want to try to get my skin tone evened out to hopefully be able to go without!

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  20. I am always trying new products - especially in my late twenties I now have so many cystic bumps/acne. Ugh, the worst! Would love to win this!! Thanks, Ladies!

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  21. I would LOVE to try this! I've messaged and talked to both of you about having post hormonal acne scarring and looking for a good product to help fade those spots and even out my skin tone. I've tried so many with little to no luck. Since having my boys I've really struggled with my skin!

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  22. Hi guys! I would love to try this product out- I used to lay out with baby oil (YIKES!) in high school and definitely have some sun spots on my face and chest as a result! Keep the awesome posts coming!

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  23. Growing up I battled terrible acne and I loved the sun - laying out with baby oil happened every single day during summer break. I'm opening a new business and would love to fix some of the damage spots on my face for my own self confidence.

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  24. I've had skin problems since I can remember. From acne to blotchiness/spots, dryness, redness, etc. - I've had it all. And I still have problems to this day. I'm always looking for new products to try, but most are just too expensive for me. I can't keep dropping hundreds of dollars for failure! :(

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  25. I'd love to try this product as I have some discoloration due to acne scars!

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  26. i love trying new things and I am always interested in the products you girls use! I am trying to find a serum that is right for my skin!

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  27. I have so many dark spots on my face in addition to some acne scars (ugh!). And living in Florida and getting sun makes the spots darker despite wearing sunscreen daily. I would love to try this product :)

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  28. I have sun spots on my face from over the years. Would love to try this product! Thanks for the opportunity.

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  29. I've had this correcting serum on my wish list for so long! I've heard it's good to help with hyper pigmentation and redness, and I'd like to try it on my chest too! I definitely regret not wearing sunscreen when I was younger.

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  30. Wow this sounds great. I have some pigmentation issues, as I age, and would love to try this. Can't believe it helps prevent discoloration too!

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  31. I would love to try it! Pregnancy changed my skin and I have hyper-pigmentation. I am also in my 40's so I have age against me too. LOL. I have been trying different products and cant seem to find the right one and would love the chance to thy this one out! :)

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  32. I would love to try it. I have a lot of acne scars, a few chicken pox scars, and I'm about to turn 35 (!)! I need all the help I can get. Lol.

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  33. Would love to try this! I have a lot of post acne hyperpigmention and I also have melasma which I'd love to get rid of! the splotch on my forehead in particular looks like Mickey Mouse 🙈 Lol and nothing covers melasma!

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  34. I would love be to try it for my hyperpigmentation thanks to pregnancy! Totally worth it but want to work on getting rid of it 😝

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  35. At 50+, my skin care products just don't seem to work the way they once did. I try new products often, searching for one that will really help my aging skin. I would love to give this one a try.

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  36. I would love to try this product for age spots that I feel make me look older and would love to even out skin tone, I too have a lot of sun damage on my chest and would love to try a product that works on that area too! I would also love to try this product with the hope I look as gorgeous as you two gals :) ha ha!!!

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  37. ive had the worst skin lately. I'll try anything

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  38. Hi girls! I would love to try this product since I am getting married next year and would loooveee to have great even skin!

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  39. Great product i tried it and got great results. Very informative post thanks for sharinmg such an interesting and amazing information.
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  40. I could definitely use this. I have some sun spots around my eyes.

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  41. Because who doesn't want to win a great new product to help us looking as young as possible? ;)

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  42. I have such a bad habit at picking at every blemish that pops up on my face and has left me with faint scarring. I would love to try to fade that so I can go makeup-free more often!

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  43. I'm from South Texas and have lived my life in humidity and sweltering sun. In my early twenties, I felt that my skin bounced back, but now that I'm getting a little older, I'm noticing the effects much more. This type of product seems perfect for my sun spots and my uneven skintone!

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  44. I would love to try the product because my fair skin shows years of acne scarring and a couple of sun spots that I'm trying to hard to fade! This is definitely going on my list!

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  47. Being able to be one of the girls that goes out without makeup on has always been an aspiration for me and my acne prone skin. I use natural lines (Jane Iredale, Alima, Lily Lolo, RMS, etc.) so am able to wear that makeup on my face for as long as I want without it clogging my pores, but I would still love to go out with out any powder on at all. If there's one thing I could wish to improve upon myself, it would be to have skin that I'm proud of. :)

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  48. I would love to try this product. As someone with east Asian pigmentation, this is a thing that I struggle with and I trust your recommendation. My email is lilydettman at gmail dot com thanks!

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  49. Would love to try this product as I've been struggling with melasma for 5 years. restoring my skin to its natural color would be amazing!

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  50. I loved these serums and I usually use it in the night to keep my skin well nourished. Also, it is an excellent serums to vanish fine lines and wrinkles.

    Melissa@Dermology anti aging cream and serum

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  51. I'd love to try this to even out my skin!

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  52. Love your blog! I love skin product, maybe more then clothes and make up! I would love to add a new product to my rotation. I have become the "go to" product guru for my friends and love to share new products that work well!

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  53. I would love to try this. I've used skin medica sunscreen for years, but still have sun spots. I've read great things about it!

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  54. I have moderate hyperpigmentation (it's bad enough that I don't feel comfortable going out in public without any makeup) and melisma from my last pregnancy (she is currently 11 months) I've tried numerous products but haven't found one that works so I would love to try this after reading your stellar review!

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  55. I would love to try this because honestly I did not take care of my skin when I was younger and I am paying for it now my age is really starting to show and I need to start taking really good care of it. This looks like a great product and I would love to give it a try.

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  56. I'd love to win this as a gift for my mom! :)

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  57. Ugh I wish I had believed in sunscreen (or known about self-tanner) when I was in high school... I am definitely starting to notice some discoloration so this product would be incredible. Love that it's also formulated to help prevent future damage, too!

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  58. Ooh I really need something like this! I already have a few sun spots and don't want any more!!

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  59. Could you tell me where your cream sweater is from. This is perfect I have been looking for one like it.

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  60. I have very strong pigmentation left over from acne. Every pimple leaves a mark. I'm working on lightening the hyperpigmentation and the lytera 2.0 sounds amazing.

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