Posts Tagged ‘hyperpigmentation’
Has years of sun worshiping finally caught up with you? Sun damage or hyperpigmentation rears its ugly head often years after the original damage occurs. Hyperpigmentation is a concentration of melanin within the skin that forms darker spots of pigment resulting from prior sun damage. Dr. Brandt has just the solution for your sun worshiper woes! Dark Spots No More is a high performance lightening serum that targets sun spots, age spots, and other skin discolorations. This technology helps to regulate melanin production and reduce the formation of cellular debris that causes spots to form. You’ll not only help fade the dark spots that have already surfaced, but prevent future spots from forming. As a result your overall skin tone is brightened and more even. Don’t forget, in addition to prevent spots from coming back it’s important to wear a daily sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher.
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Need help with evening out skin tone, improving skin texture, recovering sun damage, and brightening dark spots? Dr. Dennis Gross’ latest professional-strength solution will help you do just that. You can use this as your first line of defense in your skin care regimen. Use it as often as you like. Your skin will feel softer, smoother and more radiant.
All skin types will benefit from this complexion booster. Formulated with Ferulic Acid – a powerful antioxidant that fights free radicals and Retinol which smoothes skin, it is proven to correct “hyper-activity” in pigment. Salicylic acid and Willow Bark will minimize the appearance of enlarged pores. You can use it morning and/or night as a spot treatment or all over.
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NIA24 is known for addressing hyperpigmentation with the key ingredient Pro-Niacin. This same star ingredient is in NIA24’s new product the Rapid Depigmentation Serum as well as Vitamin C and Hexylresorcinol. Hexylresorcinol is a skin brightening enzyme that helps to even out blotchy skin tones and age spots by breaking up excess melanin. The Rapid Depigmentation Serum will help to even out skin tone and reduce existing hyperpigmentation while evenly distributing the pigment in the skin for a more even appearance. The serum is very light-weight and can be used in combination with any other treatment products that you may be using. It is recommended to apply either the NIA24 Skin Strengthening Complex or Intensive Recovery Complex over top of the serum for added benefits.
We would also recommend trying out the NIA24 Depigmentation Spot Repair. This spot treatment addresses dark spots due to sun damage and aging to help brighten skin tone, while providing antioxidant protection with Vitamin C. You just dab a little on to the area of concern twice daily for a brighter complexion. This skin corrector also contains willowbark which will work great for breakouts and inflammation.
Of course we would suggest a great SPF to use with your brightening products to help keep your skin healthy and protected. We like the NIA24 Sun Damage Prevention Mineral Sunscreen with SPF 30 which is lightweight and oil free; perfect for daily use.
If you struggle with hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tone and aging skin then FEI’D may be the right product for your concerns. Pronounced “fade”, FEI’D combines Chinese medicine with modern Western science to provide effective skin care results. FEI’D contains 10 clinically proven key ingredients that will address pigmentation concerns and uneven skin tone as well as aging skin. With all of these key components for an effective skin brightening product, FEI’D is still 99% organic. It does not contain hydroquinone, bleaches, or mineral oil. It is paraben free, contains all natural fragrances and does no animal testing. We also find it valuable that FEI’D gives back to children in need, 100% recycles their products and packaging while using biodegradable and renewable ingredients.
So how does FEI’D work? The 10 clinically proven ingredients are Dianella, Ensifolia, Burberry, Mulberry, Licorice, Shanzha, Huang Qi, Fo-Ti, Panex Ginseng, Vitamin A and Vitamin E. The combination of these powerful antioxidants and botanicals will address age spots, melasma, aging and wrinkled skin. The powerful skin brightening ingredient Dianella Ensifolia has been proven to be over 20 times more effective than kojic acid for reducing hyperpigmentation and lightening the skin.
FEI’D has been dermatologically, allergy, and irritancy tested, making this star product appropriate for any skin type, even sensitive skin. FEI’D is recommended to be used twice daily for a minimum of three months for best results. You can continually use this product to help keep your skin tone radiant and firm. FEI’D also works equally as effectively on the body for hyperpigmentation.
Kojic Acid is a completely safe and natural alternative to the popular yet controversial skin lightening ingredient Hydroquinone. Kojic acid is used to treat hyperpigmentation or Melsama, patches of dark pigmentation on the skin. Kojic acid is derived from mushrooms and is highly effective in small does. Hyperpigmentation is often the result of melanocyte damage due to excess sun exposure. Other common causes are hormone fluctuation during pregnancy and menopause. Kojic Acid reduces discolorations in the skin by blocking the production of melanin or pigment. By inhibiting melanin production, Kojic Acid can lighten existing dark spots for a more even complexion. Two popular and effective products that contain Kojic acid are SkinCeuticals Phyto+ and SkinCeuticals Pigment Regulator. To keep your dark spots at bay, it’s critical to use a good SPF product daily. We suggest La Roche Posay Anthelios 60 Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid or SkinCeuticals Sheer Physical UV Defense SPF 50.
Please note: we don’t recommend using these products while pregnant or nursing. Always consult with your physician before starting any new skin care regimen.
Melasma is a dark skin discoloration that appears on areas of the face that are exposed to the sun. A uniform brown color may appear on the cheeks, forehead, nose, upper lip, or chin. It is often symmetrical on both sides of the face. Melasma is a very common skin condition that most often affects women that are pregnant, women that are taking oral contraceptives, or women taking hormone replacement therapy during menopause. Melasma is associated with the female hormones estrogen and progesterone. Melasma doesn’t cause any other symptoms besides skin discoloration which is only of cosmetic concern. Your physician can easily diagnose the condition based upon the appearance of your skin.
Melasma can be treated with a variety of topical creams. For severe cases your doctor may recommend seeing a dermatologist for laser treatments. Avoiding the sun and using sunscreen are crucial to preventing melasma. Melasma often fades several months after giving birth or stopping the use of birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy. It may return with additional pregnancies or use of medication again.
SkinStore.com offers a wide selection of products that help fade melasma. For use during pregnancy we suggest Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum. Caudalie is a natural baby safe alternative to stronger treatments that are not safe for use until after pregnancy, but please make sure to ask your doctor first before using any new products in your regimen. Vinoperfect Radiance Serum brightens and smoothes the skin boosting radiance. Your complexion looks more even improving the overall skin tone and clarity.
If you are not pregnant or nursing we suggest iS Clinical White Lightening Complex. White Lightening Complex effectively brightens and lightens skin with beneficial moisturizing properties. Using an innovative blend of lightening ingredients and pharmaceutical grade botanicals, this formula concentrates on not one or two but all five mechanisms that address hyperpigmentation.
In addition to using these great products, it’s crucial to use a sunscreen daily with an SPF of at least 30. We love La Roche Posay Anthelios Mineral Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid SPF 50. It’s a 100% mineral UV protection sunscreen that is super lightweight, non-greasy, and does not leave a white residue perfect for everyday use.
Source: U.S. National Library of Medicine
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As we say goodbye to summer, why not say goodbye to sun spots and uneven skin tone as well?! Dr.Dennis Gross Hydra-Pure Vitamin C Brightening Serum unites three forms of Vitamin C with a strong peptide to provide supreme brightening and anti-aging benefits. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that plays a vital role in the production of collagen. You will see an improvement in sun damage, an increase in skin’s luminosity and a visibly firmer, more youthful appearance. For best results use daily followed by your favorite moisturizer. As with any Vitamin C serum you always want to wear SPF, as this product will make skin more sensitive to the sunlight.
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The seasons are changing, and we’re happy to embrace the cooler weather and all of the wonderful things that come with it. Some of our favorite autumn classics include pumpkin spice lattes from Starbucks, cozy wool coats, and chilly football games. But our most favorite things about the new season are the new beauty products and trends, of course! Switching seasons also means switching skin care routines and incorporating products that will get us through the cold months ahead. Fall is also a great time to preview holiday gift ideas! Here are some of our newest SkinStore.com launches that are quickly becoming staff and customer favorites.
Clarisonic PLUS Skin Care System with Deep Pore Cleansing in Blue. While you may go into lazy hibernation mode this fall, you shouldn’t let your skin do the same. Your face and body are in need of deep cleansing and exfoliation, and Clarisonic makes it fun and easy. The PLUS system works wonders for the face and the body with its four speed settings, and the new Deep Pore Cleansing Brush Head gets those stubborn trouble areas clean and clear with the push of a button.
ARCONA White Ice will hydrate your skin through the icy cool weather to come, and because it’s now available in a jumbo size you won’t have to worry about running out too soon. This lightweight gel will moisturize deep within the dermis, won’t clog pores, but will protect your skin against environmental assault.
Even though it’ll be chilly out it doesn’t mean you have to hide your neck, your neck will get all of the tender loving care it deserves with StriVectin TL Neck Firming Cream so you’ll want to show off your new swan-like self. The TL Neck Firming Cream uses breakthrough niacin powered technology to visibly restore firmness, shape, and contour while providing an immediate tightening effect.
If you’re looking for a total regimen overhaul then look no further, because our newest addition is sure to be one of our best as Bioelements joins the SkinStore.com family. Since the early 90’s Bioelements products have been dominating the spa world with their innovative formulas that provide clinical-results. Founded by one of the first ever licensed estheticians the Bioelements brand brings innovative skincare technology and the spa experience straight to your home.
Cool weather doesn’t mean skipping sunscreen OR deodorant, so make sure to stock up on both, because getting a sunburn in the middle of fall is completely possible, and unfortunately smelling bad is too. We’re loving the new LaVanilla deodorants because they’re free of all the bad stuff like petrochemicals, phthalates, proplyne glycols, and synthetic dyes. They are chockfull of powerful antioxidants, essential oils, and soothing hydrators.
One of our worst things about cool weather is chapped, red, dry skin. We’re thankful for ATOAPLM! The original ATOPALM Intensive Moisturizing Cream has a cult following, and the new ATOPALM 130+ Concentrated Intensive Cream will surely be a hit. Enriched with olive oil, grape seed oil, and vitamin E, this parabens-free multi lamellar emulsion formula mimics the structure of the skin lipids, healing to restore the skin’s barrier function. It’s also great for rosacea, and for razor burn.
Dr.Perricone, a pioneer in the skincare industry is always coming up with the latest and greatest. Perricone MD Cold Plasma products were a hot hit during the summer time, and they’ll surely sell like hotcakes in the fall. In time for fall Perricone MD Cold Plasma had a growth spurt and is now available in a 2 oz super-size! The best thing is that it’s a $300 value for only $229!
Revaleskin is also taking their line to new heights with three new products. To rid of hyperpigmentation induced by too much fun in the sun, the Illuminesse Brightening Complex will help to lighten dark spots while brightening the skin with a potent coffeeberry complex. Revaleskin Skin Firming Serum helps increase resistance to stress and environmental aggressors. And the new RevaleSkin Elette 4% Creamy Wash rinses away dirt and residue while killing p.acne bacteria and zapping zits in a jiffy.
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A sunny complexion may be trendy, but comes with a hefty price. One in every three cancers diagnosed is skin cancer and 80% of all skin cancers are caused by over exposure to the sun or tanning beds. Each year in the United States and Canada there are more new cases of skin cancer diagnosed than breast, prostate, lung and colon cancer combined.
There are plenty of alternatives to achieve a bronzed glow without hitting the tanning beds. Simply fake it, don’t bake it! CoverFX is the ultimate complexion destination for glowing, healthy, and beautiful looking skin! With its extensive color palette virtually anyone’s complexion can be flawless with coverage that is never heavy. This beauty of a brand is Dermatologists 1st choice for flawless looking skin. Check out all of the great Cover FX products at SkinStore.com!
One of our faves is the BritePrep FX SPF 50. This product is a complexion brightening primer with broad spectrum SPF 50. Tired, dull skin is instantly brightened and the appearance of sun spots and hyperpigmentation is reduced.
For the month of June our friends at Cover FX have launched their inaugural sun safety campaign. Check out the Cover FX’s Facebook page for details of their campaign! Don’t forget, you can purchase your BritePrep FX SPF 50 at SkinStore.com!
Source: Skin Cancer Foundation, http://www.skincancer.org/
If you’re on the market for a new sunscreen product for this year’s sizzling summer do we have good news for you! La Roche Posay, an innovative skin care company and progressive sunscreen pioneer launched their newest and best. La Roche Posay Anthelios Mineral Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid SPF 50 is a sheer and lightweight all-mineral sunscreen that provides broad spectrum sun protection. The formula is an elegant fluid that soaks right in without leaving a residue or a white caste on the skin. Micronized Titanium Dioxide offers long-lasting broad spectrum protection with advanced efficacy against UVA and UVB rays, while Cell-Ox Shield, a powerful patent-pending antioxidant complex featuring Senna Alata, protects the skin cells against damage.
The benefits are outstanding, and because this formula contains a natural mineral sunscreen there is no waiting time; once the fluid is applied it’s effective immediately. As minerals naturally adhere to the skin the sheer fluid formula is remarkably water resistant, too! It’s also great for sensitive skin, and acne prone skin as is non-comedogenic.
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