Recently, I was invited to attend the SkinCeuticals media event, held at The American Club, to preview its latest Advanced Pigment Corrector.
Research has shown that over half of females between 35 and 59 cited discoloration and uneven skin tone as a more significant skin concern than loss of firmness. I couldn’t agree more! I’ve actually started noticing my first signs of aging, brown spots on my right cheekbone area and uneven skin tone, in my mid 30s. And I wasn’t even concerned about other signs of aging like loss of firmness and enlarged pores during that time at all!
Known for its advanced topical antioxidant and skincare products, SkinCeuticals launches an innovative product - Advanced Pigment Corrector – the first product that is made entirely of natural ingredients to help improve skin luminosity for renewed radiance. In a 12-week clinical study, it is proven to be as effective as the combination of 4% Hydronquinone (4% HQ) and 0.25% Tretinoin (Retin-A) cream, which is prescribed by doctors to visibly reduce dark spots. However, both Hydroquinone (a controversial skin-care ingredient for topical use) and Tretinoin are known to cause skin irritation, dryness and redness. Not everyone can take these 2 ingredients, unfortunately I’m one of them.
Over the past years, I have been trying in vain to eliminate the stubborn dark spots on my right cheekbone area. Apart from trying various pigment reduction skincare products, I even treated the spots with non-invasive treatments but the spots recurred again after months later. I was trying to figure out the cause on the recurrence and I’m glad to be able to find the answer (in bold below) from the SkinCeuticals press kit :
“Melanin is the pigment that gives skin color and is produced as a proactive response to epidermal insults. Any skin type may develop hyper pigmentation due to overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation, hormonal fluctuations, or inflammation. Excess melanin accumulates with age, leading to stubborn discolorations and dark spots. Extending below the epidermal layer, the discoloration can become deeply rooted, making the skin susceptible to recurrence, even after treatment.”