Police Hyperpigmentation Without Any Help From Hydroquinone
By Marci Robin, Senior Online Editor |
Some people swear by hydroquinone for hyperpigmentation, and understandably so. For those who'd rather avoid it, however, the search for something equally effective can seem futile. The latter set is left wondering if there's anything that can stand up to the gold standard. So, is there?
SkinCeuticals proudly says yes.
The latest product from the skin-professional favorite is called Pigment Regulator, and it cracks a virtual whip on your worst discoloration with kojic acid, emblica and glycolic acid-not hydroquinone, or retinoids, for that matter.
Lightening kojic acid inhibits tyrosinase, while brightening emblica inhibits melanosomes-both key players in the melanin deposits that lead to an uneven appearance. Add a glycolic-based exfoliating factor to break up existing clusters, and you've got a formula that performs as efficiently as 4% hydroquinone, without the harshness that often prevents people from using it year-round.
We love how, even if you decide to stop using Pigment Regulator, the blotch-blasting effects last. Your hyperpigmentation won't make an unbidden comeback-especially if you're sun-savvy-so you can enjoy the results of this safer solution for the long run.