Morsani College of Medicine

Dermatology & Cutaneous Surgery

5 Reasons We Love the New Lytera 2.0!

The New Lytera® 2.0 Pigment Correcting Serum is similar to the original Lytera® Skin Brightening Serum from SkinMedica®, but with all new and improved benefits! This non-prescription, hydroquinone-free, retinol-free, paraben-free, and non-comedogenic serum is designed to lighten and brighten the complexion while preventing the formation of new hyperpigmentation.  This serum has many benefits of the original system but it is safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding and has some exciting new ingredients!  Below are five major reasons why everyone is talking about the new Lytera 2.0.


  1. Because just about everyone can benefit from having a lighter, brighter complexion!

Lytera® 2.0 is designed to correct pigmentation flaws, even out the complexion, and improve the clarity and overall appearance of the skin. The new formulation has been proven to reduce the appearance of various types of hyperpigmentation in a wide variety of ethnicities and skin types. This means that everyone will experience benefits when using Lytera® 2.0. In the clinical studies, 95% of patients said that Lytera® 2.0 lightened darker blotches in their skin. 100% of patients said that it made their skin tone look more even.


2.) It works…Fast!

By adding newer, natural, and more powerful ingredients to the formulation, Lytera® 2.0 will reveal noticeable improvement of skin tone in as little as 2 weeks! In clinical studies on the new Lytera® 2.0, 100% of patients reported progressively visible improvement in hyperpigmentation in just 12 weeks.


3.)  It doesn’t just treat hyperpigmentation, it will effectively preventative pigment from appearing in the first place.

The vast majority of topical treatments designed to treat hyperpigmentation work by removing pigment off the surface of the skin, they don’t prevent it from forming in the first place. Lytera® 2.0 works at multiple pathways in the skin that are responsible for the activation, formation, production, and transfer of hyperpigmentation to the surface of the skin.


4.) It does not require a prescription.

Unlike other products that are used to treat hyperpigmentation, Lytera® 2.0 does not require a prescription. This is because the serum is made with innovative ingredients such as tranexamic acid, phenylethyl resorcinol, niacinamide, and tetrapeptide-30 that target and treat hyperpigmentation without using hydroquinone. Although we love what hydroquinone and retinol products do to treat hyperpigmentation, some patients’ skin do not tolerate these ingredients very well. This makes Lytera® 2.0 less likely to cause any irritation or peeling in the skin while still producing amazing results.


5.) It will work seamlessly into your current skin care regimen!

Lytera® 2.0 was designed to work either as a single therapy or to optimize other treatments. This means that you can use it with or without a hydroquinone or other topical treatments. When studied, 100% of patients stated that Lytera® 2.0 worked well with their current skin care regimen.


Written By:

Carli Pasquerella Himelman, MSN, ARNP-C

Advanced Cosmetic Nurse Practitioner at USF Health Cosmetic & Laser Center