I'm often asked by readers and friends alike 'What can I do about my brown spots?' Most of us at one point of another will experience a form of hyper-pigmentation or what is most commonly referred to as brown spots.
My number one tip is to use adequate broad spectrum sun protection daily, along with removing all irritating ingredients including fragrance and solvent alcohols from any products in a skincare routine. As well as eliminating the bad products, there are a number of products I personally recommend to assist in reducing the severity of hyper-pigmentation not the least of which is Dermalogica's C-12 Pure Bright Serum*.
This ultra lightweight, fluid, fast absorbing lotion like serum contains antioxidants, plant extracts, emollients, skin repairing ingredients and cell communicating ingredients including potential skin lightening oligopeptides, best of all the formula is fragrance free and irritant fee. Full ingredients include:
Water/Aqua/Eau, Cyclopentasiloxane, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Palmaria Palmata Extract, Ascophyllum Nodosum Extract, Oligopeptide-34, Oligopeptide-51, Squalane, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters, Polysorbate 60, Phytic Acid, Zinc Glycinate, Sodium Benzoate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol.
Apply to freshly cleansed and toned skin, prior to moisturiser or in-conjunction, once or twice a day. I personally enjoy mixing it with a vitamin C serum prior to moisturising and have been very pleased with the results.
Like most skin care concerns I believe the best approach is a well rounded one. To effectively treat hyper-pigmentation refrain from relying on one sole ingredient but instead try using a cocktail of ingredients including but not limited to hydroquinone, alpha hydroxy acids, vitamin C and retinol.
Dermalogica's C-12 Pure Bright Serum* is a great product to add into an already established skin care routine, and particularly worth a look for those who have previously experienced sensitivity to retinol, AHA's or vitamin C.
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