Pigment problem solver


   L’Oréal’s SkinCeuticals has developed a high potency brightening treatment claimed to match the efficacy of the medical standard used for the topical treatment of hyperpigmentation.

Pigment Regulator is said to improve uneven skin tone, brown spots and dark patches caused by UV exposure, hormonal fluctuations and acne scarring by working on three areas associated with pigmentation.

Kojic acid at 2% helps brighten and reduce the production of excess melanin, balancing skin tone and fading dark spots and freckles on the skin, while emblica, derived from Indian gooseberry extract, helps combat UV induced hyperpigmentation as well as reducing the melanin level reaching the skin’s surface. A 10% exfoliant blend combines glycolic and aminosulfonic acids to break up melanin clusters on the skin’s surface and improve skin texture, helping to enhance the potency of the other ingredients. The result, says the brand, is a reduction in brown spots, age spots and acne scars, combined with a more uniform skin tone. Future discolouration is also reduced.