This cream is a peptide powerhouse for skin brightening. It contains the Stanford University discovery – Decapeptide-12. This clinically proven peptide is not a bleaching agent – but studies show that it is more potent than hydroquinone in restraining the enzymes in skin that create melanin. As such, it is an ideal choice for the treatment of all skin types. Since it is a potent peptide, a little goes a long way, and only two pumps from the dispenser in the morning and two pumps at night after cleansing the skin are needed.