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Clearly Corrective Brightening & Smoothing Moisture Treatment

A skin brightening moisturizer that helps to improve overall clarity.

Clearly Corrective Brightening & Smoothing Moisture Treatment

A skin brightening moisturizer that helps to improve overall clarity.

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Visibly boost skin’s clarity with Kiehl’s skin brightening cream. Infused with intense hydration, this formula helps reduce the appearance of skin discolorations and rough skin texture for clearer, brighter skin.
  • Helps reduce the appearance of skin discolorations and rough texture
  • Provides continuous 24-hour hydration while helping to smooth and brighten skin
  • Formulated with Activated C and White Birch Extract, this formula is known to help visibly even skin tone
  • Clinically-demonstrated to help correct the appearance of skin discolorations and rough texture for improved skin clarity*
  • Dermatologist-tested for safety
  • For all skin types
*Results based upon a clinical study of upper layers of the skin.
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Key Ingredients

Activated C

Activated C is especially known to help visibly reduce dark spots and prevent the formation of new skin discolorations. This potent form of Vitamin C penetrates skin quickly to help visibly even skin tone and improve clarity.

White Birch

White Birch

White Birch Extract is a sugar-derived ingredient known for its ability to restore hydration and nutrients to the skin. In our skincare products, this potent active ingredient works with Activated C to help even skin tone.

Glycolic Acid

Glycolic Acid

Glycolic Acid is a naturally occurring fruit acid derived from sugar cane known to help smooth skin.

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Visibly boost skin’s clarity with Kiehl’s skin brightening cream. Infused with intense hydration, this formula helps reduce the appearance of skin discolorations and rough skin texture for clearer, brighter skin.
  • Helps reduce the appearance of skin discolorations and rough texture
  • Provides continuous 24-hour hydration while helping to smooth and brighten skin
  • Formulated with Activated C and White Birch Extract, this formula is known to help visibly even skin tone
  • Clinically-demonstrated to help correct the appearance of skin discolorations and rough texture for improved skin clarity*
  • Dermatologist-tested for safety
  • For all skin types
*Results based upon a clinical study of upper layers of the skin.
Print
How to Apply Brightening and Smoothing Moisture Treatment
Print

Activated C

Activated C is especially known to help visibly reduce dark spots and prevent the formation of new skin discolorations. This potent form of Vitamin C penetrates skin quickly to help visibly even skin tone and improve clarity.

White Birch

White Birch

White Birch Extract is a sugar-derived ingredient known for its ability to restore hydration and nutrients to the skin. In our skincare products, this potent active ingredient works with Activated C to help even skin tone.

Glycolic Acid

Glycolic Acid

Glycolic Acid is a naturally occurring fruit acid derived from sugar cane known to help smooth skin.

Clearly Corrective Brightening & Smoothing Moisture Treatment is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 213.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Make sure you use sunscreen! I got this about 3 weeks ago and have used it ever since. It is a great moisturiser which is exceptionally light and easy to apply. Because of this it is easily absorbed by the skin and within seconds it does not feel like you have a moisturiser on. The only thing I would say is make sure you have a sunscreen as part of your daily routine, if you don’t then this is not for you. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-10-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Intensive product For me this product is more of a once in a While type. When you need that boost for you skin. Strong ingredients, and best used overnight for results the next day. For mid aged skin not a daily essential. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New favourite I received a sample of this and will definitely be purchasing a tub. When I received this product I was having trouble with break outs and redness around the nose. I applied some to a clean face before going to bed and really saw the difference in the morning. I will be using this once a week after doing my weekly facial routine. The difference in texture and appearance really amazed me... my new fave! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-10-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from To be used only in winter I have not really used much this cream as you are not supposed to get sun exposure while using it. I think it is the kind of cream you can only use in the winter. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great smooth skin I have been using this every night for 2 weeks. Really makes my skin smooth and clear in the morning. I always suffer with dry skin by the sides of my mouth, since using this, nothing! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lovely smell. Great product. Goes on like a gel and doesn’t sit thick on the skin so I can use it just before applying my make up with no issues. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First in the bag This cream does it all! I love it. Really beautiful and creamy and the corrective nature of it does seem to work to my pleasant surprise! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-10-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not a big fan I think this is the only product that I do not like so far. I was not a fan of the gel like texture and did not like the feel of it on my skin. I think it also made my skin break out. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous I love this cream especially if I’m going through a period where my skin is not feeling it’s best I always use this cream and use it at night and it makes my skin feel great after a few days. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great I purchased this a few weeks ago and there was a visible change and brighter complexion within a week of consistent application. Non greasy and easy to apply, I would certainly recommend this product. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful face cream I was supplied this by Kiehls recently to write a review. The cream arrived in a small jar and I thought that it would not be enough to get an idea of what it does. I felt the results after just a few applications. The cream is quite thin and seemingly clear. I applied a small amount to a finger and applied around my cheekbones avoiding my eyes - it spreads very evenly and you don’t need much. My skin felt more moisturised straight away. It’ll also decreased the redness that I sometimes get thus giving a more smooth and healthy appearance All in all recommended. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rejuvenated skin. I can't recommend this product enough. I have sensitive skin which dries out very quickly and can soak up moisturisers with the need to reapply later in the day. This product moisturises my skin leaving it bright and glowing plus it lasts throughout the day. My skin looks and feels rejuvenated with great results. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-10-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The only mosituriser for dry skin As I naturally have oily skin, I approached this product with caution due to it being a deep moisturiser. I was pleasantly surprised to see that it still worked for me, as it clarified and gently moisturised my skin leaving a fresh dewy finish. I used it twice a week just before bed, and it woke up with fresh looking skin. Not a must have for me, but would consider it. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great moisturiser I recently returned from a holiday in the sun and had some dry, sun damaged skin in my cheeks. Just two applications of this deep moisture cream and it was all gone. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-10-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Makes my skin glow! I have been using this for a few weeks along with the cleanser and I can really see a difference in my skin. The texture and smell, slightly put me off at first, but once I started noticing the difference in my skin I stuck to it and so glad I have! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this! I generally use the ultra facial cream but this product might just be a new favourite! It makes my face feel brand new, so refreshed & very hydrated! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-10-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing! I have acne-prone skin, thus got lots of acne scars and uneven skin tone. This works amazing in lightening the scars and helps in correcting my skin tone! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-10-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Average A reasonable moisturising product, but not for the price unfortunately. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-10-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice cream If you try this product you’ll see how nice it is. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing - the best my skin has looked in years!! I've been using this product for 2 weeks now every morning and I really like it. It's consistency is more of a serum than a cream which I prefer. I suffer with combination skin and from the random annoying spots, but since using this product it appears to have evened my skin tone out and I haven't had an annoying spot appear! It is so light and refreshing on your skin and soaks in so quickly that your skin feels instantly refreshed, clean and super hydrated. It smooths in so easily and makes your skin feel amazing soft so doubles up as a brilliant primer base before applying make up. If you prefer a serum feel and love having super silky feeling skin then I would definitely recommend this product. It is made my skin look and feel the best it has in years! This is a staple in my skin care regime from now on! Good work Kiehl's!! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must have for anyone who has ever had acne I had horrible acne many years ago which thankfully didn’t leave me with any scars. I have however had uneven skin texture and colour blemishes, which worsened after pregnancy. All I can say about this product is that it works!! It really evens out my skin tone and makes my skin so much brighter and healthier looking. It feels really light on my skin and makes it feel so soft and look so much better even when I go make-up free. I am so grateful to Kiehls for making products that actually make my skin better rather than just covering up the imperfections.. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing This moisturiser is a miracle worker, it feels luxurious on the skin and does what it say on the tin [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-10-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not used yet I didn’t realise this is not a good product to use if you are likely to be spending time in the sunshine. I am planning to wait another month or so until I try it. I have always had a good experience with Kiehls products and expect this to be the same. I don’t feel able to recommend this yet [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-10-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Use 3 times a week I wouldn't use this as an everyday moisturiser although it's very light, I definitely feel it's not for overly sensitive skin which is what I have in certain areas. I like how lightweight the gel cream is which is great for oily skin. Would recommend as a light night cream. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent moisturiser made my skin feel soft and the cream was none greasy [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-10-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good results! I have only been using this product for a while as I find it difficult to fit in with my skincare regime. I suffer with breakouts and oily skin. I can start to see the difference already since using this product and will continuing using to achieve the desired results. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-10-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pleasantly Surprised by results I had been using this product and was really pleased with the non greasy moisturisation..i haven't reply considered my skin to have tone or discoloration issues but after using this a few times I actually noticed a subtle change in tone on my cheek area, which was surprising. Applied to my skin easily and sank in quickly too although the only issue was my make up didn't sit on my skin as well as usual so I tended to use it more in the evening for this reason [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-10-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Instant Hydration A little goes a long way with this moisturising product. I found it to be extremely hydrating without the need for a lot of product. It has a very fresh scent and is lightweight on the skin as heavy products can make my skin oily. I found the corrective element to be most noticeable when using under foundation. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really light but effective I love the way my skin feels after trying this product. It’s so light and gel like in texture but packs a punch! It makes my skin feel really soft and supple without feeling overloaded. Would definitely recommend! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-10-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good moisturer Does what it should, it’s a good moisturiser, the texture is thinner than I thought it would be And my preference is to use it as an overnight moisturiser. Not sure about the corrective effect. Much prefer other Kiehl’s moisturisers. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-10-15
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Is this oil free?

Asked by: Chine
Hi there, thanks for reaching out to us. Our Clearly Corrective Brightening & Smoothing Moisture Treatment does not claim to be oil free. We hope this information was helpful.
Answered by: KiehlsCCC
Date published: 2020-01-31

Can i apply the cream bofore exposure to the sun?

Can I wear it and put my sunscreen on top to go for sunbathing?
Asked by: Conna
Hi there! Thank you for your interest in our Clearly Corrective Brightening & Smoothing Moisture Treatment. This can be used morning and night. When using in the day we recommend to apply a sunscreen after this moisturizer. We hope this information is helpful!
Answered by: KiehlsCCC
Date published: 2020-01-31

What are the ingredients in this product?

The ingredients link is pretty vague but I have a couple of allergies, so I am curious what the actual ingredients are Thank you!
Asked by: noctiflore1
MANY ARE HORRIBLE!!! INGREDIENTS Aqua / Water, Dimethicone, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Alcohol Denat., Hydroxypropyl Tetrahydropyrantriol, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, Potassium Hydroxide, Lavandula Angustifolia Oil / Lavender Oil, Glycolic Acid, Sodium Citrate, Silica, Adenosine, Magnesium Sulfate, Disodium EDTA, Dipropylene Glycol, Citric Acid, Citrus Aurantium Tachibana Peel Extract, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Salicylic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Linalool, Geraniol, Limonene, Citral
Answered by: Jens
Date published: 2018-12-08

how many ounces is this?

how many ounces are in a jar of this cream?
Asked by: beautygurl
Hi there! The size of the Clearly Corrective Brightening & Smoothing Moisture Treatment is 1.7 fl oz. We hope this helps and that you can use our products with great results!
Answered by: KiehlsCCC
Date published: 2020-01-31

do you use this before or after sunscreen?

Asked by: Anonymous
I used it Before applying sunscreen!
Answered by: noelle semaniuk
Date published: 2018-01-31

Can I use this daily?

Asked by: Cady Lynn Oregel
Absolutely. I apply it morning and night.
Answered by: Forever40
Date published: 2018-02-06

can i use this with nightly refining micro-peel concentrate?

Asked by: josel soh
I personally incorporated this moisturizer in my night time skin care routine. I wash with the Clearly Corrective daily exfoliator, tone away with the Calendula toner, apply the micro peel concentrate which leaves my skin a bit sticky which is perfect to apply the Vitamin C serum on top of, midnight recovery eye, then finalize it with this moisturizer. I was originally just using the micro peel and the moisturizer and had no problems, then I noticed that the micro peel was a perfect base for the right targeting serum.
Answered by: cherrybaby
Date published: 2019-07-13

Can I use this product with AHA?

Asked by: duongtran1994
Hi there! Thank you for your interest in our Clearly Corrective Brightening & Smoothing Moisture Treatment. This product can be paired with any other skincare items. We always recommend speaking to a dermatologist. We hope you found this information helpful!
Answered by: KiehlsCCC
Date published: 2020-02-04

Is this good for rough skin? I have some issues with poor size-but struggle more with a rough area on my face.

Asked by: Anonymous
Hi there! Thank you for your interest in our Clearly Corrective Brightening & Smoothing Moisture Treatment. This product provides continuous 24-hour hydration while helping to smooth and brighten skin and is for all skin types. We hope you found this information helpful!
Answered by: KiehlsCCC
Date published: 2020-02-04

Can you use this with retinol?

Asked by: Christina K
Hi Christina, thanks for reaching out! We suggest using this product in the following order for your regimen: Cleanser, toner, Retinol, Clearly Corrective Brightening & Smoothing Moisture Treatment, Eye Cream. We hope this helps and that you can continue to use our products with great results!
Answered by: KiehlsCCC
Date published: 2020-02-04

Can I use this in my under arms?

Asked by: Phoebe Kathlyn Montalban
What for?? I. Can't answer that sorry
Answered by: Paula Chiarello
Date published: 2018-01-31

Does this brightener work for mild malasma?

Asked by: Anonymous
I do not know. Sorry
Answered by: Jaclynn Kowalczyk
Date published: 2018-01-31

How is this under makeup? Or should I apply this under a daily moisturizer?

Asked by: Anonymous
Hello! Clearly Corrective Brightening & Smoothing Moisture Treatment formula helps reduce the appearance of skin discolorations and rough skin texture for clearer, brighter skin. This can be used morning and night, underneath makeup. We hope you find this information to be helpful!
Answered by: KiehlsCCC
Date published: 2020-02-04

Would you recommend this product for dry, sensitive skin prone to acne and blackheads?

Asked by: Anonymous
Hi there! Thank you for your interest in our Clearly Corrective Brightening & Smoothing Moisture Treatment. This product is a skin brightening moisturizer that helps to improve overall clarity. We hope you found this information helpful!
Answered by: KiehlsCCC
Date published: 2020-02-04

Will this work for age spots?

Asked by: Lindsay Pertgen
I've used it and it may help to prevent future spots but the Clearly Corrective Spot Corrector helps and is the best solution for age spots.
Answered by: Eileen Logan
Date published: 2018-01-31

Is this safe for pregnant women?

Asked by: Letlet
Hello! While every ingredient we use in our products is evaluated for safety, we do not specifically test our products on women who are pregnant or nursing. Kiehl's ensures there is a substantial information supporting the safety of our products when used as directed by consumers. However, as there could be certain ingredients that physicians may not recommend for use during pregnancy and nursing, we always recommend that you discuss this with your physician and follow their advice.
Answered by: KiehlsCCC
Date published: 2020-02-06

Where can I get the sample or do you have a small size ?

Asked by: Anonymous
Hi there! When you purchase online at www.kiehls.com we offer 3 samples with every online order. We also invite you to visit with us at one of our Kiehl's Free-Standing Stores or Kiehl's counters for a complimentary skincare consultation complete with samples of the Kiehl's formulas most appropriate for you. We hope you can try our products with great results!
Answered by: KiehlsCCC
Date published: 2020-02-06

Do your products contain hydraulic acid. I need one that does ?

Asked by: Carollee Padilla
Hi Carollee! If you are looking for a product that contains hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid, we suggest the Super Multi-Corrective Cream. This is an anti-aging facial cream that helps visibly reduce wrinkles and fine lines. For more information, please refer to the following link: http://tinyurl.com/y5wap32s We hope this helps and that you can use our products with great results!
Answered by: KiehlsCCC
Date published: 2020-02-06

Will this product help reduce the appearance of freckles on the face?

Asked by: Anonymous
Hi there! Thank you for your interest in our Clearly Corrective Brightening & Smoothing Moisture Treatment. This product helps reduce the appearance of skin discolorations and rough texture. We hope you found this information helpful!
Answered by: KiehlsCCC
Date published: 2020-02-07

How much Glycolic Acid this product have?

Asked by: Anonymous
I don‘t know; i purchaded as a gift for a friend.
Answered by: Kan Wong
Date published: 2018-01-31

What makes this product unique and different from other whitening range may offer?

Asked by: Anonymous
Hi there! Thank you for your interest in our Clearly Corrective Brightening & Smoothing Moisture Treatment. This product is clinically-demonstrated to help correct the appearance of skin discolorations and rough texture for improved skin clarity. We hope you found this information helpful!
Answered by: KiehlsCCC
Date published: 2020-02-10

Could I use this as a night cream?

Asked by: Anonymous
Yes. It provides a decent amount of moisture but you might need a moisturizer over it if you tend to have dry skin. I use it under the ultra facial lotion morning and night. Just be careful in the sun...a moisturizer with SPF should be used with it. This is a great product!
Answered by: Cheryl Huffman
Date published: 2018-01-31

What color is it?

Asked by: Anonymous
White
Answered by: Zimian Qi
Date published: 2018-01-31

What is the difference between Dermatologist Solutions/Clearly Corrective & plain Clearly Corrective? I have been using Clearly Corrective Lotion for several years - besides being thicker what is the difference?

Asked by: A.M. Kuehling-Kastilahn
Hi there! Thank you for your interest in our Clearly Corrective Brightening & Smoothing Moisture Treatment. If you are referring to the Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution it is a dark spot corrector that helps visibly reduce dark spots, hyperpigmentation and post-acne marks. While the Clearly Corrective Brightening & Smoothing Moisture Treatment is a skin brightening moisturizer that helps to improve overall clarity. We hope you found this information helpful!
Answered by: KiehlsCCC
Date published: 2020-02-12

Can I use this as a moisturizer?

Asked by: Anonymous
Absolutely! It's going to provide a great deal of hydration. I personally had to reduce use to once a day because it provided too much for my skin type. But I do also use it in conjunction with the serum.
Answered by: jamie daniels
Date published: 2018-01-31

I use the overnight recovery every night. When would I apply this?

Asked by: Anonymous
So you will always want to use your moisturizers before a recovery oil like midnight. When you put on your moisturizer it is going to sink into your skin and provide lots of hydration, while an oil is going to provide a protective layer on top that seals that moisture in especially overnight. If you were to wear your midnight recovery oil before you put on your moisturizer, you risk not allowing all the benefits to sink in.
Answered by: Jonathan Marquez
Date published: 2018-01-31

Is this moisturizing enough for dry skin?

Asked by: Anonymous
No i don't think so. I still use a moisturizer over this.
Answered by: Danielle Rainsford
Date published: 2018-01-31

Is this moisturizer oil free?

Asked by: Anonymous
Hey There! Thank you for sharing your experience with our Clearly Corrective Brightening & Smoothing Moisture Treatment. This product is not oil free. If you are looking for a product that is oil free we recommend our Ultra Facial Oil-Free Lotion. You can find it through this link: http://tinyurl.com/rn3446b. We hope this information helps!
Answered by: KiehlsCCC
Date published: 2020-02-12

Can you use this after a serum?

Asked by: Anonymous
Yes. I use both the serum and then the moisture treatment at night. I find this takes a bit longer to absorb compared to a typical moisturizer (only talking about a few minutes here) however, does create a nice barrier once it has fully absorbed.
Answered by: jamie daniels
Date published: 2018-01-31

is this good for acneic face?

Asked by: Anonymous
Never had significant breakouts since I started using it over a month ago. On the contrary, my skin has developed a beautiful glow. The tone is getting more even and the acne scars are slowly fading. And it´s not greasy at all once absorbed, so I´ve been using it day and night, despite it´s summertime. Totally recommend it!
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2018-01-31
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