Yves Rocher White Botanical combines two plant extracts, White Licorice powder and White Lupin extract, to aid in dark spot correcting and anti-aging. The line contains 0% parabens, mineral oils, and colorants and boasts "100 % effectiveness." I'm not entirely sold on this claim since the usage test was carried out on only 22 women, and for me personally, I didn't notice much of a difference in my skin (I think this line may be targeted towards a slightly older demographic).
The Exceptional Youth Essence ($56) does nonetheless feel great on the skin, and it is used in accompaniment with the Exceptional Youth Eye Contour ($42) and the Exceptional Youth Cream - Night ($56). For age spots, there is also the Exceptional Youth Dark Spot Corrector ($30) which has a precise applicator tip to target specific areas.
A #1 seller in Asia, The Body Shop has now also brought over their popular Japanese formula, Moisture White Shiso Brightening Serum. Infused with shiso, vitamin C, licorice, and Community Fair Trade aloe vera, the serum is intended to even out the appearance of skin tone.
I inserted this serum into my usual skincare routine but it seems a little too greasy for my oily/combination skin. Also, I have to be honest and say I haven't noticed much "brightening" per se. I feel like I always expect whitening products to be miracle workers and that's never the case. Maybe I just expect too much!