While many people might immediately think of aging as the most common skin concern, hyperpigmentation is not far behind. And it’s no wonder, as hyperpigmentation can raise a woman’s perceived age by up to twenty years!
Hyperpigmentation is classified as the uneven skin pigment in the form of dark spots or patches, stemming from an uneven distribution of melanin, the substance that gives skin its color. Hyperpigmentation will affect many people to some degree due to melanocytes in our skin which are responsible for creating melanin, becoming less efficient as we age.
The primary cause of hyperpigmentation is due to overexposure from the sun. Over time our melanocytes become affected, causing damaged DNA cells to replicate incorrectly, resulting in an irregular distribution of pigment. DNA damage by UV rays may be the most common factor of excessive pigmentation, but it’s not the only one. Skin injuries and inflammation can lead to a specific type of hyperpigmentation called chloasma, while hormonal changes can also trigger melasma, known as the “mask of pregnancy”. These two types of hyperpigmentation can be difficult to treat because they come in patches of discoloration, not spots. In any case, the sun will always exacerbate hyperpigmentation, which is why we recommend incorporating an SPF into your daily routine.
Targeting and treating hyperpigmentation can be a long process, but with the proper products from our Bright Skin Solution and a little bit of patience, a brighter complexion is possible. To start any hyperpigmentation treatment process, whether at-home or professionally, we recommend wearing and reapplying SPF every day, in addition to using hyperpigmentation skincare products, which brighten and inhibit the formation of melanin and exfoliating to target existing pigmented areas.
This unique powder formula leaves skin radiant with a more even tone. It’s the perfect cleanser for the girl on the go as it’s completely travel friendly.
An active, Level 1 serum that contains a full spectrum of brighteners, without Hydroquinone. Our unique formula is proven to lighten age spots and redness in addition to helping pigmented skin cells turnover faster.
Our Level 2 serum that contains the maximum 2% Hydroquinone allowed in over the counter products. In addition to a lightened complexion, the use of potent acids gently exfoliate to improve fine lines, tone and texture
Our ultimate Level 3 brightening product that helps lighten and brighten the skin, while also improving skin’s texture, making it an anti-aging product as well.
To help brighten skin while treating hyperpigmentation, turn to products like Liquid Bright Concealer in the shade Sunburst and Corrective Camouflage Kit to help conceal darker pigments and brighten the look of your complexion. When choosing a base, look for one with reflective powder, such as our Luminous Liquid Foundation SPF 18, which contains Diamond Powder to help cancel out pigments.