From endless days of unprotected fun in the sun, to a shift in our hormone levels, there are many reasons people develop unwanted pigmentation changes. The good news is there are plenty of amazing skin care ingredients that can help fade away the browns and reds, and brighten your skin while they perform their magic. Face, neck, hands.....any body area can benefit from these complexion clearing super heroes!
Many of these ingredients not only treat pigmentation, but also have anti-aging and antioxidant benefits.
Kojic acid is primarily used to reduce the appearance of dark spots, hyperpigmentation, and uneven skin tone. It inhibits the production of melanin, the pigment responsible for the color of our skin, by suppressing the activity of tyrosinase, an enzyme involved in melanin synthesis. By reducing melanin production, kojic acid can help fade dark spots and brighten the overall complexion.
An organic acid found in grains, like barley and rye. Azelaic acid helps suppress overactive melanin production in the skin. It's also anti-inflammatory which makes it a great option for women experiencing Melasma. Azelaic acid is safe during pregnancy, which is a big plus! Visibly reduces both browns and reds in the skin.
ARBUTIN / ALPHA ARBUTIN
Considered to be a natural form of hydroquinone, a skin bleaching chemical...and it's very effective. Usually derived from blueberries, bearberry or pear tree leaves.
Another ingredient that blocks melanin production by inhibiting tyrosinase. It's also a potent antioxidant and effective skin brightening agent.
A form of vitamin B3 involved in cell metabolism. It helps brighten the skin and reduce acne flare ups, which reduces the chance of scarring and red pigmentation forming.
Looking for an effective product that incorporates all 5 of these amazing ingredients? You'll find them all in the Benir Pigment Correcting Serum, available at Glow Luxe. Use on it's own, or pair it with in clinic treatments for an even better result.