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30ML/1.01 FL.OZ SIZE
€89.00

SAPPHŌ'S BRIGHTENING SERUM

BRIGHTENING AND TONING GEL-SERUM WITH 17 BIO-ACTIVES

Brightening, toning, and regenerative serum with a light gel texture combines French organic extracts with modern bio-actives, such as AHA fruit acids, dragon’s blood, and magnolia berry.

APPLICATION: face, neck, décolletage
Created without any application of heat.

Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange/Neroli) Flower Water*, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Glycerin*, Aqua, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Maltodextrin, Parfum**, Schisandra Sphenanthera (Schisandra Berry) Fruit Extract****, Lysolecithin, Benzyl Alcohol, Malpighia Punicifolia (Acerola) Fruit Extract*, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail) Extract, Xanthan Gum, Dehydroacetic Acid, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract*, Croton Lechleri (Dragon’s Blood) Resin Extract, Vaccinium Myrtillus (Bilberry) Fruit Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract*, Arthrospira Platensis Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugarcane) Extract, Trehalose^, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid, Glycyrrhiza Uralensis (Licorice) Root Extract****, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Sodium Citrate, Benzyl Benzoate***, Benzyl Cinnamate***

*from organic farming
**100% natural and plant-derived. Made in France from essential oils, isolated fractions from essential oils (compounds obtained by fractional distillation), and aromatic essences extracted from plant raw materials through fermentation, maceration, or hydrolysis processes. Free from synthetics and preservatives.
***natural occurring; from flower blossoms and plants
****CO2 extract
^naturally occurring sugar

Rich in French organic actives and always freshly prepared, our Sapphō’s Brightening Serum is a blend of raw actives prepared without heat. It combines a high content of vitamin C complex with brightening and toning ingredients that combat aging while preventing breakouts.

Our Sapphō’s Brightening Serum is available only via Fresh Series and thus is always created fresh in the designated period and made after order.

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Sapphō’s Brightening Serum is a serum of gel-consistency, which will gradually change color due to the vitamin C effect on our blue-green algae that gives the serum its hue.

This serum is an excellent choice for those who seek the brightening and toning effect of fruit acids and vitamin C yet do not want to risk skin irritation. The high vitamin C content is balanced with calming ingredients, such as organic aloe vera, cucumber, and green tea.

Storing temperature is critical when it comes to natural products. Please, for ultimate texture and functionality, follow the instructions given.

To preserve freshness, keep our freshly made serums in their original packaging, in the fridge, and permanently closed when not in use.

SUITABLE FOR: all skin types, including oily skin.

pH: ~ 3.5

SKIN FEEL: ultra-light, quickly absorbing with matte finish. It has a brightening and hydrating effect.

AROMA: a refreshing scent of neroli hinted with warm, light honey undertones

Long term use lightens skin tone, diminishes fine lines and improves the overall look and feel of the skin.

BIOACTIVES IN OUR SERUM

MALPIGHIA PUNICIFOLIA FRUIT
Essential part of our vitamin C complex, Acerola brightens and boosts collagen production.

ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE
Aloe Vera offers soothing, restorative and moisturizing properties.

VACCINIUM MYRTILLUS FRUIT EXTRACT
As a part of our AHA fruit acids, bilberry brightens the skin tone.

ARTHROSPIRA PLATENSIS EXTRACT
Our blue-green algae reduces inflammation and is valuable source of chlorophyll, niacin and complex vitamins and minerals.

CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
Derived from coconut oil, our blend of natural medium-chain fatty acids gives our serum a silky feel and velvety texture.

CUCUMIS SATIVUS FRUIT EXTRACT
Cucumber improves complexion and overall health of the skin, helps to soothe puffy eyes, and moisturizes profoundly.

CROTON LECHLERI RESIN EXTRACT
Resin from the Croton Lechleri tree is an innovative, potent active ingredient that contributes to the reparation and regeneration of the tissues.

GINKGO BILOBA LEAF EXTRACT
Ginkgo has potent age-defying properties. It boosts blood micro-circulation and acts as a toning agent.

CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT
Our hydro-glycerine green tea extract delivers antiaging properties while preventing acne. Together with Acerola fruit and AHA fruit acids, it evens out skin tone.

EQUISETUM ARVENSE EXTRACT
Horsetail has excellent sebum-regulating properties and tones skin. It also shows anti-irritant, anti-inflammatory, and firming effects.

CITRUS LIMON FRUIT EXTRACT
Lemon has whitening effects and boosts collagen production.

GLYCYRRHIZA URALENSIS ROOT EXTRACT
Licorice has anti-acne properties due to its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory compounds.

SCHIZANDRA SPHENANTHERA FRUIT EXTRACT
Schisandra or magnolia berry has anti-inflammatory properties and prevents oxidative cell damage.

CITRUS AURANTIUM AMARA FLOWER WATER
Neroli has moisturizing, toning, regenerative, comforting, and uplifting properties.

CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS FRUIT EXTRACT
As part of our AHA fruit acids and in combination with bitter orange water (neroli) and vitamin C from acerola fruit, orange repairs free radical damage and stimulates collagen production.

SACCHARUM OFFICINARUM EXTRACT
As part of our AHA fruit acids, sugarcane fights acne, exfoliates, and reduces blemishes.

ACER SACCHARUM EXTRACT
Sugar maple together with sugarcane helps slough off dead skin.

Fresh Series by Phaedra Botanicals

BIO-ACTIVES IN OUR SERUM

MALPIGHIA PUNICIFOLIA FRUIT
Essential part of our vitamin C complex, Acerola brightens and boosts collagen production.

ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE
Aloe Vera offers soothing, restorative and moisturizing properties.

VACCINIUM MYRTILLUS FRUIT EXTRACT
As a part of our AHA fruit acids, bilberry brightens the skin tone.

ARTHROSPIRA PLATENSIS EXTRACT
Our blue-green algae reduces inflammation and is valuable source of chlorophyll, niacin and complex vitamins and minerals.

CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
Derived from coconut oil, our blend of natural medium-chain fatty acids gives our serum a silky feel and velvety texture.

CUCUMIS SATIVUS FRUIT EXTRACT
Cucumber improves complexion and overall health of the skin, helps to soothe puffy eyes, and moisturizes profoundly.

CROTON LECHLERI RESIN EXTRACT
Resin from the Croton Lechleri tree is an innovative, potent active ingredient that contributes to the reparation and regeneration of the tissues.

GINKGO BILOBA LEAF EXTRACT
Ginkgo has potent age-defying properties. It boosts blood micro-circulation and acts as a toning agent.

CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT
Our hydro-glycerine green tea extract delivers antiaging properties while preventing acne. Together with Acerola fruit and AHA fruit acids, it evens out skin tone.

EQUISETUM ARVENSE EXTRACT
Horsetail has excellent sebum-regulating properties and tones skin. It also shows anti-irritant, anti-inflammatory, and firming effects.

CITRUS LIMON FRUIT EXTRACT
Lemon has whitening effects and boosts collagen production.

GLYCYRRHIZA URALENSIS ROOT EXTRACT
Licorice has anti-acne properties due to its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory compounds.

SCHIZANDRA SPHENANTHERA FRUIT EXTRACT
Schisandra or magnolia berry has anti-inflammatory properties and prevents oxidative cell damage.

CITRUS AURANTIUM AMARA FLOWER WATER
Neroli has moisturizing, toning, regenerative, comforting, and uplifting properties.

CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS FRUIT EXTRACT
As part of our AHA fruit acids and in combination with bitter orange water (neroli) and vitamin C from acerola fruit, orange repairs free radical damage and stimulates collagen production.

SACCHARUM OFFICINARUM EXTRACT
As part of our AHA fruit acids, sugarcane fights acne, exfoliates, and reduces blemishes.

ACER SACCHARUM EXTRACT
Sugar maple together with sugarcane helps slough off dead skin.

BIOACTIVES IN OUR SERUM

MALPIGHIA PUNICIFOLIA FRUIT
Essential part of our vitamin C complex, Acerola brightens and boosts collagen production.

ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE
Aloe Vera offers soothing, restorative and moisturizing properties.

VACCINIUM MYRTILLUS FRUIT EXTRACT
As a part of our AHA fruit acids, bilberry brightens the skin tone.

ARTHROSPIRA PLATENSIS EXTRACT
Our blue-green algae reduces inflammation and is valuable source of chlorophyll, niacin and complex vitamins and minerals.

CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
Derived from coconut oil, our blend of natural medium-chain fatty acids gives our serum a silky feel and velvety texture.

CUCUMIS SATIVUS FRUIT EXTRACT
Cucumber improves complexion and overall health of the skin, helps to soothe puffy eyes, and moisturizes profoundly.

CROTON LECHLERI RESIN EXTRACT
Resin from the Croton Lechleri tree is an innovative, potent active ingredient that contributes to the reparation and regeneration of the tissues.

GINKGO BILOBA LEAF EXTRACT
Ginkgo has potent age-defying properties. It boosts blood micro-circulation and acts as a toning agent.

CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT
Our hydro-glycerine green tea extract delivers antiaging properties while preventing acne. Together with Acerola fruit and AHA fruit acids, it evens out skin tone.

EQUISETUM ARVENSE EXTRACT
Horsetail has excellent sebum-regulating properties and tones skin. It also shows anti-irritant, anti-inflammatory, and firming effects.

CITRUS LIMON FRUIT EXTRACT
Lemon has whitening effects and boosts collagen production.

GLYCYRRHIZA URALENSIS ROOT EXTRACT
Licorice has anti-acne properties due to its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory compounds.

SCHIZANDRA SPHENANTHERA FRUIT EXTRACT
Schisandra or magnolia berry has anti-inflammatory properties and prevents oxidative cell damage.

CITRUS AURANTIUM AMARA FLOWER WATER
Neroli has moisturizing, toning, regenerative, comforting, and uplifting properties.

CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS FRUIT EXTRACT
As part of our AHA fruit acids and in combination with bitter orange water (neroli) and vitamin C from acerola fruit, orange repairs free radical damage and stimulates collagen production.

SACCHARUM OFFICINARUM EXTRACT
As part of our AHA fruit acids, sugarcane fights acne, exfoliates, and reduces blemishes.

ACER SACCHARUM EXTRACT
Sugar maple together with sugarcane helps slough off dead skin.

Sappho's Brightening Serum

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Fresh Sapphō's Brightening Serum up close

COMBAT AGE, TONE & BRIGHTEN

Brighten, tone and combat aging with our Sapphō’s Brightening Serum.

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Fresh Sapphō's Brightening Serum up close

COMBAT AGE, TONE & BRIGHTEN

Brighten, tone and combat aging with our Sapphō’s Brightening Serum.

FAQS

Sapphō’s Brightening Serum combats aging while toning and brightening skin. It works beautifully with Ex Prūnīs Antioxidant Treatment Oil. First, apply Sapphō’s Brightening Serum and follow immediately with 1-3 drops of Ex Prūnīs Antioxidant Treatment Oil.

We recommend using Sapphō’s Brightening Serum each morning before the application of Hana Defies Time Phytotherapy Serum and Ex Prūnīs Antioxidant Treatment Oil.

Sapphō’s Brightening Serum contains licorice that might be of concern during pregnancy. As such, we recommend switching to Hana Defies Time Phytotherapy Serum if you are pregnant. It is free from ingredients that might be of concern during pregnancy and is tested for the absence of toxic compounds such as Arsenic (As), Cadmium (Cd), Copper (Cu), Lead (Pb), Mercury (Hg), and Iron (Fe) to guarantee non-toxicity.

Our Sapphō’s Brightening Serum is meant to be combined with Phaedra’s Skin Tonics and our products from the water-less series for the best results. If your skin is oily, combine it with Ex Prūnīs Antioxidant Treatment Oil. If you have dry or mature skin and use Sapphō’s Brightening Serum to combat aging and brighten, combine it with Hana Defies Time Phytotherapy Serum and then follow with Ex Prūnīs Antioxidant Treatment Oil.

At Phaedra Botanicals, we create solely vegan products. None of our ingredients comes in contact with animals, from creating each element to the final blending.

Yes. Phaedra Botanicals is a European company based within the EU where all animal testing on final products or ingredients included in final products is banned. Thus, we are proudly cruelty-free.

REVIEWS

WONDERFUL SERUM

★★★★★

Marika | Czech Republic | 9/8/22
Skin type: Normal
Verified buyer ✓

Wonderful serum with amazing scent and properties. It visibly brightens my skin and serves as a perfect step in my skincare routine after cleansing and before I apply my cream. Perfect!

SO FRESH!

★★★★★

Giannina Irons | USA | 27/7/22
Skin type: Unspecified
Verified buyer ✓

I have to say I was very impressed with this product. I have melasma from pregnancy and I have seen a more brighten complexion since I’ve used this. There is a delicious natural scent like every other PB creation that makes it feel so natural and unique. And it just feels so fresh.

Do you enjoy shopping for fresh products made for you?
Definitely!
How would you rate your experience with Phaedra Botanicals?
Incredible, just incredible!!!

SO SURPRISING

★★★★★

Jess | USA | 6/5/22
Skin type: Normal to dry
Verified buyer ✓

This is a surprising serum. My first choice was the Hana Defies Time Phytotherapy Serum, but this one is amazing and surprised me as a product. It is superlight and genuinely brightens my skin. The scent is fantastic and so unique! I always follow up with Hana’s serum and I must say that these two products together make a really amazing combination! Together, they create this wonderful scent that is just heartwarming and my skin has never looked this good!

GREEN GEM

★★★★★

Jasmine | Australia | 29/4/22
Skin type: Not-specified
Verified buyer ✓ (via BeGenki)

I have only been using this serum for 2 weeks to help with my hormonal breakouts and it has really helped to clear my skin and fade post acne marks. I’m truly surprised with the results. Oh and the smell is so beautiful.

VERY PARTICULAR!

★★★★★

Jules | UK | 9/3/22
Skin type: Normal
Verified buyer ✓

This serum is incredibly particular! It is like nothing else. The scent is very refreshing and changes gradually, as does the color. I always use it with my Ex Prunis from Phaedra Botanicals, and the two seem to work beautifully together. If you want to try something new, this is definitely worth testing.

HYDRATED AND BRIGHTENED

★★★★★

Tereza N. | Czech Republic | 12/1/22
Skin type: Normal to dry
Verified buyer ✓

Lately, I’ve been using mostly products from Phaedra Botanicals and they work so nicely together. I love to combine them and they leave my skin hydrated and brightened. This serum has an amazing scent and consistency. I love using Phaedra Botanical’s soothing tonic before applying Sappho’s Serum and sometimes I use Sappho’s Brightening serum under the Hana Defies Time Phytotherapy serum and it works truly great together, leaving my skin soft and hydrated.

 

MY GOSH!

★★★★★

Sam | Austria | 25/10/21
Skin type: Not specified
Verified buyer ✓

My gosh .. how beautiful is the scent!! Probably the most beautiful scented product I’ve ever used.

 

OH SO BEAUTIFUL SERUM

★★★★★

Samantha | Australia | 26/10/21
Skin type: Not specified
Verified buyer ✓

Samantha Sargent, Founder of BeNaturallyou, Australia

I’ve just finished my first sample bottle of this OH SO BEAUTIFUL serum. And my gosh … it really is as beautiful as it sounds. It’s as beautiful as the Hana Defies Time from Phaedra … in that the scent completely captivates me. PHAEDRA BOTANICALS serums are possibly the most beautiful scents I’ve ever inhaled, and throughout the day, I get whiffs of the aroma. Heavenly! I loved applying this serum on in the evening without any need for an oil or moisturiser on top, because it’s a true serum in the sense that it has a gel / aqueous consistency. In the morning, when applying this serum I loved applying a small amount of the PHAEDRA BOTANICALS ex prunis oil on top because I love a dewy finish. What this serum does to my complexion is nothing short of remarkable. It left my skin looking and feeling amazing. It brightens. It hydrates. It visibly improves my overall complexion.

 

LIGHT, EFFECTIVE AND WITH ADDICTIVE SCENT!

★★★★★

Mia | Italy | 25/10/21
Skin type: Normal to dry
Verified buyer ✓

I use this serum under Hana Defies Time Phytotherapy Serum and the combination is absolutely amazing. I use them just for a couple of days and already see the results. My skin is bright, balanced, and radiant. Absolutely in love with these serums. Moreover, I received them only 2 days after production! Amazing.

 

I DEFINITELY RECOMMEND

★★★★★

Lesley | USA | 24/11/21
Skin type: Sensitive
Verified buyer ✓

Nice soothing serum. Calming and balancing for sensitive skin. Helps to reduce dryness and cold weather redness. Subtle pleasant fragrance. Goes on lightly and absorbs well. I’d definitely recommend for all skin types.

Do you enjoy shopping completely fresh products made for you?
Definitely!

How would you rate your experience with Phaedra Botanicals?
Excellent service and products!