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First up, what is hyperpigmentation?
Hyperpigmentation appears as brown patches on the skin which are the result of increased production of melanin, the natural pigment that gives our skin its colour and is produced by cells called melanocytes in our deeper skin layers. Dermatologist and skincare expert Anita Sturnham says these cells release melanin as a defensive shield whenever the skin is exposed to inflammation or injury.
Is there a set cause for dark spots?
Dark spots don’t have a single cause – they’re not just the result of UV exposure. Other inflammatory stressors include: acne breakouts; harsh chemicals on the skin; and even hormonal fluctuations such as those in pregnancy or when taking the contraceptive pill.
What can be done to improve discoloration?
While a bout of laser treatment can help to fade and refine texture, new formulations can now visibly reduce the appearance of dark spots – including SkinCeuticals’s brand-new Discoloration Defence Serum.
So what makes the SkinCeuticals serum special?
Loved by dermatologists and skincare experts around the world, SkinCeuticals is a brand we’ve always been able to rely on. The innovative new formula has proven popular for its triple-ingredient combination, and the visible results it delivers. It’s essential for those looking to refine dark spots and improve the appearance of new post blemish marks. It also works well when used alongside chemical peels and professional discolouration treatments.
*Average results. Improvement of score from visual grading. 63 subjects.
How exactly does it help your skin?
Experts say there are only three or four ingredients proven to target hyperpigmentation. These include 1.8% tranexamic acid, which is featured in SkinCeuticals latest Discoloration Defense Serum.. On top of that, you have 5% Hepes, which accelerates skin cell turnover, working to disperse and break down melanin clusters, thus reducing the appearance of hyperpigmentation. Plus brightening 5% niacinamide, which also slows down overproduction of melanin. All these ingredients are featured in the Discoloration Defense formula which targets visible discolouration to reveal a brighter, more even complexion.
Alright, how about some stats then?
The Discoloration Defense Serum is supported by some impressive statistics. In a 12-week clinical study, results show up to 71% improvement in the appearance of post-blemish marks and up to 46% improvement in skin discolouration*.
And anything else to note?
It’s an investment at £85, but impressive trial results and rave reviews from dermatologists and users alike make it a worthy one. You only need a little a day (three to five drops at most), so it goes a long way. If you find the formula too strong, try using just a couple of times a week to begin with.
Those Key Benefits Again:
- Contains a synergistic blend of discolouration-fighting ingredients – Discoloration Defense is proven to reduce discolouration and increase skin brightness
- Proven to help reduce visible signs of hyperpigmentation, including stubborn brown spots.
- Proven to improve the appearance of post-blemishes scars
- Ideal complement to professional discolouration treatments, including chemical peels
- High potency formula, suitable for layering under make-up and daily wear.
For more on the Discoloration Defense Serum, visit SkinCeuticals.co.uk.
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