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Not suitable if you are pregnant or lactating

Retinol and vitamin A are not advised during pregnancy or if you are breast-feeding.

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Skin Institute and our suppliers take no responsibility if you choose, at your risk, to use retinol or vitamin A during pregnancy or while breast-feeding. If you are concerned or have questions about this, please call 0800 SKIN DR (754 637).

Lytera is designed to improve clarity, evenness and overall appearance of the skin.


Lytera is a novel, non-prescription, non-hydroquinone skin brightening product that minimizes the appearance of skin discoloration and dark spots.Clinical studies with Lytera have shown:


  • Improved evenness of skin tone
  • Improved overall appearance of the skin
  • Increased radiance and clarity of the skin
  • Lessened appearance of darker patches and discolorations
  • Improvements seen as soon as 4 weeks
  • Significant reduction after 12 weeks
  • Continuous reduction over 6 months
Lytera should be applied to the face both morning and evening after cleansing and toning the skin and prior to applying moisturiser and sunscreen. Allow Lytera to absorb into the skin (approximately 3-5 minutes) then apply sunscreen. For best results, you should use Lytera twice daily.
Suitable for all skin types. Caution:Keep out of direct sunlight. Do not use if you are pregnant, lactating or planning to become pregnant.
  • Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate → A stable, lipid-soluble ester form of ascorbic acid (vitamin C).


  • Niacinamide → Vitamin B3 improves skin moisturization and helps to enhance the barrier function of the skin. Helps promote even looking skin tone.


  • Ethyl Linoleate → Essential fatty acid ester helps promote even looking skin tone and helps support barrier function.


  • Squalane → Mimics the lipid content of skin and helps support the skin barrier and is skin’s first line of defense against water loss.


  • Retinol → Lipid-soluble vitamin A helps smooth dry, thick and rough skin by enhancing exfoliation. Helps even skin tone.


  • Dunaliella Salina Extract → Natural colorless carotenoids of phytoene and phytofluene extracted from unicellular algae. Colorless carotenoids help quench free radicals and brighten the skin.


  • Hexylresorcinol → Helps to brighten the skin.


  • Tetrapeptide-30 → Skin brightening peptide.


  • 4-Ethoxybenzaldehyde → Helps even skin tone and brighten skin.


  • Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract → Natural extract, rich in glabridin, a highly effective antioxidant with excellent skin brightening qualities.



Water/Aqua/Eau, Niacinamide, Butylene Glycol, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Polyacrylate-13, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Tetrapeptide-30, Hexylresorcinol, 4-Ethoxybenzaldehyde, Retinol, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Ethyl Linoleate, Dunaliella Salina Extract, Tocopherol, Squalane, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Glycerin, Polyisobutene, Polysorbate 20, Phytic Acid, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol