Hyperpigmentation is where small areas of skin appear darker in colour compared to the surrounding skin. The pigmentation is caused by melanin, a naturally occurring pigment which gives the skin colour. Darker patches of skin occur when excess melanin is produced which occurs commonly in response to Sun Damage as the skin tries to protect itself from the sun. Other causes of excess pigmentation are from acne, and from hormone changes during pregnancy and whilst taking the contraceptive pill, which is known as melasma.
Excess pigmentation and uneven skin tone can have an ageing effect on the appearance of the skin. SkinCeuticals understand that pigment production leads to spots and uneven skin tone and that sun exposure is the primary cause of pigment changes. Melasma or hormone related hyperpigmentation can also causes dark patches on the forehead and cheeks and old acne and other skin trauma may result in dark spots. Their treatments are designed to brighten the skin and improve discolouration whilst always remembering that the protection from the sun is essential to prevent further pigmentation.
Where excess skin pigmentation is caused by acne, the following cleanser from SkinCeuticals can target blemishes from acne by unclogging pores and gently exfoliating the skin.
Lipo Hydroxy Acid (Capryloyl Salicylic Acid)
SkinCeuticals Blemish and Age Toner is designed for Acne prone skin and in combination with Blemish and Age Cleanser and Blemish and Age Solution deals with the underlying causes of skin pigmentation caused by acne breakouts.
Designed for aging skin prone to breakouts, SkinCeuticals Blemish + Age Solution is formulated with a triple combination of exfoliating agents that efficiently removes excess residue and surface cells to decongest pores.
Lipo Hydroxy Acid (Capryloyl Salicylic Acid)
SkinCeuticals prevent products are essential to protect the skin from further melanin pigmentation. Phloretin offers a broad range of sun protection and can act to diminish age spots and other forms of hyperpigmentation.
Phloretin CF holds patent-pending breakthrough technology combining the newly-discovered, broad-range power of phloretin with vitamin C and ferulic acid in a biodiverse formulation to divide and conquer sources of environmental skin damage. Suitable for oily, problematic and normal skin
Patent-pending, breakthrough broad spectrum antioxidant combination:
Breakthrough serum-in-a-gel contains antioxidant combination to protect the delicate eye area from oxidative stress, and revive under-eye skin and reduce the appearance of puffiness. This preventive and corrective treatment combats signs of fatigue to restore a fresh, vibrant appearance around the eyes. Suitable for all skin types.
SkinCeuticals offer high quality corrective treatments for excess pigmentation, in most cases their products have been tested in clinical studies have have been shown to work.
Blemish + Age Defense is a oil-free serum which can treat blemish prone adult skin and address signs of aging. Salicylic and capryloyl acid combat blemishes; glycolic and citric acids treat fine lines, wrinkles and roughness. In addition this serum can fight imperfections, reduce sebum production, and prevent hyperpigmentation.
A 1st-to-market acid combination containing:
Oil free hydrating gel for sensitive and acneic skin, contains natural skin lighteners to diminish brown spots, freckles and hyperpigmentation. Contains botanical extracts to soothe and calm irritated skin and promote a clear, and fresh complexion.
Starter strength 0.3% Retinol helps stimulate cell regeneration and build collagen to diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and age spots. It also helps minimise the appearance of pore size and correct blemishes and blotchiness associated with acneic skin.
Higher strength 0.5% Retinol helps stimulate cell regeneration and build collagen to diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and age spots. It also helps minimise the appearance of pore size and correct blemishes and blotchiness associated with acneic skin.
Pigment Regulator lightens and reduces existing hyperpigmentation, improves uneven skin tone, and protects skin from future discolorations without the disrupted facial appearance often attributed to harsh bleaching agents.
Powerful patent-pending , skin-brightening formulation without the potentially harmful side effects of hydroquinone containing:
Restylane Night Serum can treat excess pigmenation as it contains 0.4% retinol which can helps to even out the skin tone. Please bear in mind that Retinol must be used at night with caution as instructed by a skincare practitioner following a skincare consultation.
A very effective night use serum for reducing the signs of ageing. Contains a high dose of Retinol in a stable and highly absorbable form which can reduce fine wrinkles, age spots and uneven pigmentation, as well as counteracting loss of elasticity.