Struggling with pigmentation and age spots? These are the products that can help fight it, says Marie Claire’s digital beauty writer Lucy Abbersteen
Skin pigmentation is something that many people worldwide suffer with, particularly as we get older. So how does it happen?
‘Hyperpigmentation is a deposit of melanin (a protein manufactured by the skin) that goes into the skin like globules and gives way to dark spots –ie around acne scarring – dark circles, stains and unsightly discoloration,’ world-renowned dermatologist Dr Dennis Gross tells Fabled by Marie Claire.
‘It is brown discoloration that comes in many different forms, including; sun spots, age spots, pregnancy mask, melasma and or freckles.
‘People are not born with any types of brown spots or hyperpigmentation, including freckles. It is an excess of sun exposure or any other type of environmental aggressor that brings them out; they appear because of a genetic predisposition.’
With this in mind, read on for the products that’ll keep its appearance at bay:
Murad Rapid Age Spot Correcting Serum
A clinically proven correcting serum, this one is packed full of skin-targeted ingredients for a pigmentation-tackling cocktail: Vitamin C, niacinamide, oligopeptides and light reflecting pearls. You’ll notice a marked difference within a week.
Eve Lom White Brightening Cream
White Brightening Cream works to correct pigmentation for a more even-toned appearance, combating the oxidative effects that cause premature age spots. Skin is firmer and more luminous as a result.
The Ordinary Vitamin C
Vitamin C is a super ingredient and this non-comedogenic, cruelty free smoothing serum delivers more evenly-toned skin. Use with The Ordinary Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA a concentrated Serum that Targets Hyper-Pigmentation.
Erborian CC Crème
A CC, or colour correcting cream can help to disguise the appearance of pigmentation without the heaviness of foundation. Erborian's is one of the world's best-sellers, perfect for sensitive skin it adapts to your skin tone for an even-toned complexion.
Dermalogica C-12 Pure Bright Serum
Not only does this serum treat brown spots, but it also helps to prevent future pigmentation too, as well as delivering a hit of hydration to your skin. And if you want to prevent pigmentation, or help to soothe rosacea-prone skin, always wear an SPF, no matter the weather.
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