Hyperpigmentation is created when melanin is over produced in certain areas of the skin, caused by environmental damage, hormonal changes or inflammation. There are several causes of hyperpigmentation:
Sun damage is caused by overexposure to the sun. UV radiation has long been known to be a key factor in skin ageing, but there is now growing evidence that visible light, particularly blue light, and infrared light (heat) also affect the skin.
Melasma or Chloasma is a type of hyperpigmentation caused by an imbalance in hormones, more common in women and quite often occurs during pregnancy.
Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation can be caused after inflammation in the skin, commonly from acne or from a wound to the skin.
Improving the appearance of hyperpigmentation with cosmetic products takes longer than other skin concerns as pigmentation forms within the skin rather than at the surface level. Actives are typically applied twice a day for 60 days to make an impact on the appearance of pigmentation.
Our Illuminate Serum addresses several aspects of hyperpigmentation with a blend of several natural bioactives. A blend of 7 Alpine herbs improves the appearance of hyperpigmentation whilst High Altitude Maca extract and Vitamin C boost luminosity and skin radiance. Papaya enzymes gently exfoliate to reveal fresher skin.
Choose any of our cleansers and moisturisers that suit your skin type to make a personalised skin care regime designed for you.