Serums for Dark Spots
Hyperpigmentation and melasma can occur due to an overproduction of melanin in isolated areas of our face and body. This is what gives rise to dark patches on the skin. Although melasma and hyperpigmentation look very similar, there are subtle differences between melasma and hyperpigmentation.
Hyperpigmentation is an umbrella term used to describe a patch of skin that becomes noticeably darker than the surrounding skin of the same area. This umbrella term covers a number of more specific conditions such as dark marks, sun spots and melasma.
Sunspots and dark marks are unilateral and can cover any area of the body and be any shape or size. They can arise due to inflammation or trauma to the skin such as cuts, rashes, repeated sun exposure and topical products causing inflammation. Removal of the source (such as inflammation) will usually reverse the hyperpigmentation but this can linger for months in darker skin individuals.
In contrast, melasma usually presents as bilateral patches on the face. It can also be on the chin, lips and forehead. Melasma occurs due to hyperactive melanocyte activity in certain individuals. People with Fitzpatrick Skin Type III to VI are more prone to melasma due to having larger melanocytes.
What triggers an increase in melanocyte activity?
Excessive sun exposure, changes to hormone levels, acne and heat can cause inflammation of the skin, thus triggering our body to produce excess melanin. Changes to hormone levels and chronic sun exposure are typically the main cause of melasma in females.
Ethnicity also affects melanocyte activity, giving greater preference to individuals with skin of colour.
The length of time it takes to treat melasma or to remove dark spots will depend on the layers of skin cells that are affected and what products or procedures are used. Melasma is usually more difficult to treat and does not resolve on its own without treatment or removal of the trigger.
The best approach to removing dark spots is to employ a combination of drugs that target different pathways in melanin synthesis.
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Cool product. I tried the Barrier Repair advanced scar product on red acne marks and I can see it’s helping. The discolouration is fading faster than areas I am not applying the cream.
This bundle is amazing value. The cream is so thick and luxurious and leaves my skin really soft. I also love the cleanser, its very soft and light. My skin feels awakened, moisturised and refreshed after cleansing with the Skin Renewal Cleanser. I highly recommend this cleanser if you're out for a foaming cleanser.
I purchased this for scars which I got from an accident a month ago. The site has healed but there are marks left behind. After applying this product a couple of times, I can see discolouration had improved so much. I have tried other products for scars and stretch marks but nothing has really worked. I am really astound by the results. Highly recommend it.
I have been using this product for six months now and love it. It is a fantastic product at an amazing price point. I have people comment on my skin and ask what products I am using and where to purchase. I am excited to try their 2% version. Highly recommend it if you're a Vitamin a lover.
I use prescription every now and then to help control my acne when it flares up so I do not always go through the entire tube before it expires. Elle Derm now offers an affordable option, which I love because I never end up using all of it before the expiry date.
Received the barrier repair cream when I purchased the acne cream. I am surprised this works really well. It is especially noticeable after squeezing a pimple. There are no marks or scars and the area improves overnight. I will definitely be re-purchasing this product.
Had this with me on a long flight and it was just so heavenly. Its rich, creamy and feels so luxurious. Compare to other $37 or $50 hand creams, this by far so much cheaper and the quality is just as good if not better.
Fantastic under all the moisturisers I have tried. I had Luminous Silk on board with me for a recent 8hr flight. My skin always become extra dry from the air cabin. Luminous Silk Serum works so well!
My pores are more obvious when I stop using it for a few weeks and it really starts to show under foundation and I have to start using a primer again. It has become a staple in my skincare routine.
My acne has improved but I find i still get them around my period
love the cute packaging! I have also tried other acne products in the past they are too drying on my skin. This one is moisturising but also dries quickly. I have normal/sensitive skin
It has powerful anti-aging ingredients that can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as improve skin texture and tone.
Retinamide Forte has help treat the acne marks. Very happy with the results. The cream has a very light scent and absorbs well.
I have only used this for just over a week so still early days. The one thing I do love about this is the redness in my skin has calm right down overnight. The texture feels slightly oily when it is first applied but it dries fast and doesn't leave a shine.
The foaming cleanser is the only cleanser I use and I will continue to use it as my sensitive skin loves it! It's soft and cleanses really well without drying out my skin. I also love how clear my skin is since using this product as I'm prone to break outs. Highly recommended!
I have tried couple of other pink clay masks and in comparison this works really well keeping in mind its quite affordable. Mask dries quite fast, It doesn't sting at all, and cleanses pores very well. I notice a brighter complexion every time I use this mask.
I wish they could provide a spatula with the jar to scoop out mask. This will make packaging more user-friendly.
I am glad I got a chance to try this. I would definitely repurchase once I finish this jar.
I recommend this product.