Whether they’re the result of UV damage, age or hormones, dark spots can be an annoying blemish on an otherwise glowing complexion. Luckily the beauty industry has answered our prayers with some super products to lighten and brighten pesky pigmentation.
This Osmosis pigment-fading serum costs $125 but is only a spot treatment and the tiniest bit goes a long way. It will last and last. It lightens skin and diminishes the appearance of age spots. It’s a strong product so it’s recommended to spot treat with it. The formula contains no hydroquinone or other toxic ingredients, which is a major plus and instead due to numerous liposome-coated tyrosinase inhibitors that reach the basal layer more effectively. It calms inflammation, remodels scarring from photodamage, restores dermal thickness, hydrates and protects against UV rays. One of the main ingredients is Niacinamide, a favourite of mine. It really works to brighten the skin.
Aspect Dr Brightening Kit
The Aspect Dr Brightening Kit, $216.20 is a chirally correct range formulated with the highest concentrations of pure naturally-derived botanicals and with certified organic non-genetically modified ingredients wherever possible. The range is free of propylene glycol, mineral oils, parabens, artificial fragrances, animal derived ingredients and is not tested on animals, so it ticks some pretty great boxes before even opening the pack. I love that the kit is a full range – it’s just so great to stick with a entire range for a while that is designed to work together for best results.
Purastat 5 is a gentle purifying cleanser with a blend of sugar and coconut extracts that cleanse and detoxify whilst remaining respecting your skin’s natural bio-lipidic barrier. Aspect Exfol L 15 serum works to accelerate the skin’s natural cell renewal cycle to reveal a smoother clearer, brighter complexion and it really shrunk my pores within a couple of weeks. Pigment Punch tackles age spots, brown spots, freckles, hormonal marks, blotchy uneven skin tones, red, brown acne scars – this product tackles them all with Tyrostat, which clinical studies prove that the topical use of just 3% Tyrostat begins to brighten the complexion from the very first application and can diminish the visible appearance of unsightly age spots and pigmentation marks by an impressive 25+% in just 6 weeks. Pigment Punch serum contains no less than 10% Tyrostat, plus a cocktail of pure botanical antioxidants, skin brighteners and skin saving vitamins to ensure maximum effectiveness. Aspect Phyto 9 is my favourite of the kit. It’s a day, night, neck and eye cream in one and is seriously hydrating to boot with sweet almond oil, shea butter and sea buckthorn fruit oil, vitamin E to nourish, as well as powerful peptides and antioxidants to rejuvenate the complexion. LOVE this one.
Overall verdict – this is pricey, but a little goes a long way and it’s a serious kit that made my skin glow.
Dermalogica PowerBright TRx trio
The highly anticipated Dermalogica PowerBright TRx trio is now available in-store and it packs a powerful punch when it comes to reducing hyperpigmentation and dark spots. C-12 Pure Bright Serum ($166.50) has a pleasant, light finish and helps to protect the skin from environmental damage and control melanin production with a potent combo of Peptides, Rice-derived Phytic Acid, Zinc Glyinate and Algae.
Pure Light SPF50 ($113.00) is the day cream, which, in addition to a high spf contains Red Algae to help even out the skin tone.
Pure Night ($136.50) is the night cream and is enriched with Vitamin C, Cranberry and Raspberry Seed Oils which help to protect the lipid barrier and hydrate any dry spots.
Priori Perfecting Foundation
CoffeeBerry Perfecting Foundation is one of my all-time favourite products. It can be applied lightly for a natural sheer cover, or layered for fmedium-full coverage. Better still, within two weeks, clinical results show a reduction in skin redness, dryness and an overall improvement in the appearance of the skin including a reduction in pigmentation spots. It’s also 100% Natural, contains CoffeeBerry extract for antioxidant protection, is suitable for all skin types and comes in eco-friendly packaging made from biodegradable plant plastic.