Are you noticing more spots where there once were none? Let’s face it, freckles can be cute, but large or uneven spots of pigment can be frustrating and seem to come out of nowhere. Whatever word you use describe it—dark spots, sunspots, age spots, etc.—hyperpigmentation can be caused by a variety of factors, but is typically a result of cumulative sun exposure, environmental stressors and hormones, making it a challenge that nearly everyone faces as they age.
In fact, when we think of what gives away our age, we usually think of fine lines and wrinkles, but believe it or not, studies have shown that, even in the absence of wrinkles, skin-tone uniformity is positively linked to perceived healthiness and negatively linked to perceived age, meaning discoloration and uneven skin tone make individuals appear older and less healthy.
Despite being one of the most common signs of aging, hyperpigmentation is one of the most difficult conditions to address and can take months to show improvement. Improvement requires addressing your current pigment concerns with a proper skin-care routine and, for more significant discoloration, may also require treatments such as peels and lasers.
Reversing current discoloration and preventing future dark spots requires a combination of broad-spectrum sun protection (applied every two hours when you’re in the sun) and proven home-care solutions with multiple pigment-fighting ingredients.
Hydroquinone has long been considered the “gold standard” when it comes to combating pigmentation challenges, but concerns of long-term usage and availability in multiple states left people searching for safe, yet effective alternatives. Jan Marini Skin Research saw this challenge and took it as an opportunity to develop and test a new non-hydroquinone solution to brighten skin and reduce the appearance of discoloration. With more NewBeauty Awards than any other company, we already knew their commitment to quality and were, of course, interested to see how it worked.
In a 12-week clinical study conducted by world-renowned Omaha, NE dermatologist Joel Schlessenger, MD and published in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, Marini Luminate Face Lotion was compared to the “gold standard” hydroquinone in a split-face study (meaning each product was applied to one half of the face and compared over time). Marini Luminate Face Lotion not only showed equivalent if not superior improvement in the appearance of discoloration, it also showed superior improvement in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by both study participant and physician assessment.
Marini Luminate Face Lotion is quite simply, a game-changer. Its revolutionary combination of seven powerful lightening ingredients includes several proven technologies plus a unique non-staining turmeric extract, a new specialized peptide (Nonapeptide-1) and all-trans-retinol plus multiple antioxidants and soothing agents for additional free-radical protection to minimize redness and irritation often associated with other lightening products. This one-of-a-kind formula is proven to deliver the same degree, if not superior, lightening when compared to the past “gold standard” with the added benefit of reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Products like Marini Luminate Face Lotion, Marini Luminate Face Mask and Marini Luminate Eye Gel plus Marini Multi-Acid-A-Home-Peel offer a multi-faceted approach to reducing the appearance of hyperpigmentation for a lighter, brighter, healthier, more youthful looking complexion with improvement visible in as little as a month—all without hydroquinone. Take the consultation to find your perfect skin care routine at www.janmarini.com.