I received this as a perk for the month of beauty. It wasn't in the database for review; so I am reviewing it as a blog post. I was pleasantly surprised at the effectiveness of this product after 5 days. My brown spots are actually disappearing! I had some brown spots under one eyebrow, and this product has made it fade away after a short time of using it! I did not, however, see any brightness. But, I give this a less than perfect rating because it does not brighten, but recommend it to anyone who needs to get rid of brown spots.