City Lights Radiance Perfecting Cream Review

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The City Lights Claims:

blue check Look years younger in weeks...

blue check Achieve porcelain beauty...

blue check Prevent future signs of aging...

blue check Get noticed for beautiful skin...


City Lights Radiance Perfecting Cream has a lot of women talking so we took a closer look to see what all the fuss is about...

Here's what we found:

What City Promises: Radiant Complexion

What we found is that City Lights does contain the perfect amount of high grade Alpha Arbutin which has been proven to block the synthesis of melanin in order to naturally enhance your complexion and dramatically reduce the look of uneven skin tones.

-Numerous user reviews report substantially brighter complexions and radiant tones.-

What City Promises: Flawless Skin

The inclusion of Octadecendioic Acid helps fight against dullness and reduce the look of sun spots, acne marks, blemishes, and discoloration by working to inhibit the synthesis of melanin.

-In clinical trials there was an astonishing melanin decrease of 16.3% in just 2 weeks!-

What City Promises: Effortless Hydration

The addition of strong levels of Vitamin E and other safe moisturizers actively hydrate and protect your skin cells and outer layers to promote healthy and radiant perfection from a hydration and health standpoint.

-The reviewers unanimously agree that City Lights kept their skin hydrated and soft.-

What City Promises: Luminous Tone

What we found is that the use of powerful Citrus Unshiu extract delivers melanin-inhibiting properties to provide a brighter, more luminous glow to a wide range of skin tones and complexions.

-In clinical trials, City Lights decreased the color intensity of age spots by 28%.-

What City Promises: Powerful Anti-Aging

The potent blend of the powerful ingredients listed above, along with with a perfectly formulated combination of soothing antioxidants that are found in City Lights, helps maintain skin clarity to help prevent the reappearance of uneven skin tone and discoloration... thereby reducing the signs of aging that would otherwise appear.

-An overwhelming number of reviewers report looking and feeling up to ten years younger.-


City Lights Radiance Perfecting cream is free of both mercury and hydroquinone, two common yet incredibly dangerous ingredients for skin lighteners, so you don't have to take any chances with your health to get the perfect complexion.

There was no stinging or irritation experienced with this product; rather, it was quite soothing and hydrating.

Additionally, we were glad to discover that City Cosmetics does NOT do any testing on animals, so your conscience is safe as well.


Most of the truly effective skin brighteners sell for over $100, so we were expecting to pay at least that much for something reported to have such effective results.

However, City Lights is only $72 (and much less if you are a first time customer: see below) and our users report that one bottle can last up to three months. At less than $25 a month retail, this product is a no-brainer.

Update: Another thing worth mentioning is that many women reported saving money on foundation after using City Lights, which just further adds to the product's value.


Simply put, City Lights Radiance Perfecting Cream has all of the right ingredients in the correct dosages to support its promises of effective quality and unrivaled results. It outperformed everything else we tried, and is retailing at a price that's very comfortable.

Let's take a closer look at the City Lights FAQ and User Reviews before making our final determination.

Frequently Asked Questions:

I contacted City Cosmetics directly and spoke with Chief Product Formulator Victoria Renee to get the answers to some of our reader's most popular questions...

Here's what she had to say:

What is City Lights?

City Lights is a high performance perfection cream that combats dullness, sunspots, blemishes, and discoloration while promoting brighter, more luminous skin.

How does City Lights Work?

Utilizing an advanced mixture of vitamins, antioxidants, and natural fruit extracts, City Lights brighten and hydrates the complexion to correct your melanin levels while maintaining skin clarity and eliminating 'problem areas'.

Why should I choose City Lights?

City Lights uses a blend of effective and innovative ingredients while keeping the focus on safety and results... successfully brightening your skin without including any dangerous additives or toxic elements (like mercury or hydroquinone) that other companies use to cut corners. Each bottle also contains about a three month supply.

How does City Lights feel?

It looks and feels like a high-quality lotion, and absorbs quickly into the skin without leaving a greasy residue. Because it glides on, you can easily apply makeup over it but it is designed to be used at night because of its whitening properties.

Note: Our reader response unanimously suggests night time use only!

Who can use City Lights?

City Lights is designed to provide noticable benefits to your skin regardless of skin type or age group. Women with more mature skin can benefit from its incredible ability to restore their glowing radiance and minimize the look of sunspots and discoloration, while younger women can use City Lights' proactive ingredients to beautify their youthful exterior to a degree that will make their friends and family take notice.

When will I see results from City Lights?

You will begin noticing a difference within even a few uses, and most women achieve the amazing visible difference in skin clarity and overall radiance they desire in as little as 2 weeks. In the case of more seriously damaged skin or variouspre-existing issues, a dramatic improvement in the look of sunspots, blemishes, tone, evenness, and discoloration will occur in less than 4 weeks!

Directions For Use

When applying, use a pea or dime sized amount on fingertips then massage onto your face in light circular motion moving upwards. And remember, when applying a skincare product never tug or pull down on the skin. Instead, move against gravity to protect and preserve skin elasticity.

For intensive lightening treatment, apply directly onto marks, sunspots, and/or discolorations. For preventative care, or to return the full luster to dull or uneven skin, be sure to apply the cream to your entire face and neck.

For the very best results, use City Lights only at night because of its powerful whitening properties. While this brightener is gentle, adding sun exposure could be too much for sensitive skin types.


Full Ingredient List

Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sorbitol, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Petrolatum, Mineral Oil, Alpha-Arbutin, Allantoin, Angelica Polymorpha Sinensis Extract, Ascorbic Acid, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Cimifuga Racemosa Root Extract, Citrus Unshiu (peel extract), Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Octadecendioic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Serenoa Serrulata Fruit Extract, Tocopherol, Turnera Aphrodisiaca Extract, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance (Parfum).

Customer Reviews:

What do first time users have to say?

Here's some direct feedback...

Shanice Westen- Los Angeles, CA

I love this! Tried a lot of “skin lighteners” in the past.. Some work, some not so much.. But when the warning for Hydroquinone came out with the reports of it causing tumors, I FREAKED OUT! I completely stopped using any type of product with hydroquinone – which is in almost all skin lighteners.. When I saw that City Lights had no hydroquinone I decided to try it.. The results are fabulous! This is up there with some of the top lighteners I’ve tried. I totally told all my girls on facebook, and my mom too!

Jennifer Parson - Chicago, IL

I used to have acne and still have some light damage. It erased the marks like they were never there. I catch my husband looking at my face like its the first time he's seen it in years. Makes me feel beautiful again.

Olivia Silverstein -New York, NY

I actually found out about this product from a male friend of mine who works as a skin care consultant. My face is a bit uneven in tone and I have a few spots that i think are from too much sun when I was younger (I used to live at the beach). So when he offered to give me the tail end of his bottle to try it out, I jumped on the offer. After all, raising a family in the city is expensive and I dont like to waste money on products that don't work. By the end of his supply I was sold. My skin is noticably whiter, like one of those beautiful little porcelain dolls except with a bit more of a healthy glow. It took away all the sun marks and my girlfriends wont leave me alone trying to figure out what I used.

We also gave samples to a few of our readers, here's some thoughts...

And this is a before & after photo that one of our users sent in. Check out the results she had after a few weeks of daily use.


Overall Review:

FINAL RATING: starstarstarstarstar - 514 Reviews

City Cosmetics makes powerful promises regarding the exceptional quality, safety, and effectiveness of this product and after reviewing all the evidence I agree that City Lights Radiance Perfecting Cream is the top Skin Lightener on the market.

When you take into account the sheer number of positive user reviews that have been flooding in, the scientifically backed clinical trials, the quality of formulated ingredients, the fact that City Cosmetics is one of the best companies for face and skin products (as evidenced by their awards from Good Housekeeping Magazine), and the overall effectiveness of results...

I am proud to give City Lights Radiance Perfecting Cream a perfect 5 Star Rating and name it our esteemed #1 ConsumersGuides Award for 2013.

Special For First Time Customers

Save 32% if you are a first time customer...

City Cosmetics is currently running a special promotion for first time customers. We tracked down the link and included it here for all of our ConsumersGuides readers.

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Most customers prefer to order online, but City Cosmetics does offer live phone support for ordering or questions. They can be reached at: (800) 347 1558

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We tested the City Cosmetics guarantee... and are pleased to report that we had no problems getting a full refund once the product was returned.

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