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Advanced Pigment Corrector

Advanced Pigment Corrector

A daily multi-action treatment to reduce the appearance of stubborn skin discoloration and improve skin tone evenness

Advanced Pigment Corrector

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AOX+ Eye Gel

AOX+ Eye Gel

rating 5.0/5

Serum-in-gel eye treatment that contains triple antioxidant to help protect against environmental damage, reduce under-eye puffiness and signs of fatigue

AOX+ Eye Gel

rating 5.0/5

C E Ferulic ©

C E Ferulic ©

rating 5.0/5

Best Vitamin C serum to improve fine lines & wrinkles, firmness, and brightens skin tone. C E Ferulic is named Best Antioxidant Serum in Harper's BAZAAR Beauty Awards 2017 & Best Antioxidant Serum (Splurge) in Women's Weekly Best Beauty Buys 2018.

C E Ferulic ©

rating 5.0/5

Discoloration Defense

Discoloration Defense

rating 5.0/5

Discoloration Defense is awarded Best Brightening Serum for Extra Glow (Editor's Choice) in HerWorld Beauty Awards 2019. Correct stubborn dark spots, uneven skin tone for a brighter, more even complexion. Clinically proven to get rid of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (Acne dark spots) by 80% in 12 weeks, and removes other pigmentation, melasma by 60% in 12 weeks. Results from 2 weeks.

Discoloration Defense

rating 5.0/5

Equalizing Toner

Equalizing Toner

Pore-refining toner for all skin types

Equalizing Toner

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Gentle Cleanser

Gentle Cleanser

rating 5.0/5

Mild cleanser with allantoin softens skin while efficiently removing impurities and long-wear makeup

Gentle Cleanser

rating 5.0/5

Metacell Renewal B3

Metacell Renewal B3

A comprehensive daily emulsion formulated to improve the appearance of early signs of aging

Metacell Renewal B3

Phloretin CF ©

Phloretin CF ©

rating 5.0/5

A daytime antioxidant serum that delivers advanced environmental protection and diminishes the appearance of discoloration

Phloretin CF ©

rating 5.0/5

Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50

Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50

rating 5.0/5

Broad-spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen fluid to enhance natural skin tone

Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50

rating 5.0/5

Phyto Corrective

Phyto Corrective

rating 5.0/5

Optimal for sensitive skin, Phyto Corrective is a light yet hydrating oil-free serum that contains botanical extracts to help comfort skin.

Phyto Corrective

rating 5.0/5

Retexturing Activator  ©

Retexturing Activator ©

This oil-free serum is formulated to simultaneously exfoliate skin and replenish moisture for a smooth, radiant complexion

Retexturing Activator ©

Retinol 0.5

Retinol 0.5

Refining night cream with 0.5% pure retinol

Retinol 0.5

Sheer Physical UV Defense SPF 50

Sheer Physical UV Defense SPF 50

rating 5.0/5

A weightless 100% physical sunscreen that provides broad spectrum protection with a transparent finish

Sheer Physical UV Defense SPF 50

rating 5.0/5

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Simply Clean

Simply Clean

rating 5.0/5

Refining gel cleanser with sulfonic acid stimulates enzymatic exfoliation and efficiently removes oil and waterproof makeup

Simply Clean

rating 5.0/5

Ultra Facial Defense SPF 50

Ultra Facial Defense SPF 50

High UVA/UVB broad-spectrum moisturizing sunscreen

Ultra Facial Defense SPF 50

SKIN DISCOLORATION

Dark spots, discoloration, and uneven skin tone

Skin discoloration is the result of excess melanin -- natural pigment that gives color to skin -- often caused by chronic UV exposure, pollution, hormonal fluctuations, past acne blemishes, and natural aging. SkinCeuticals skin discoloration products improve the appearance of discoloration by exfoliating dead skin cells to reveal brighter, more radiant skin and protecting the skin from environmental damage caused by free radicals and UV exposure.

Skin has excess pigment

Malanocytes overproduce melanin

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Learn more about Discoloration

WHAT IS SKIN DISCOLORATION?

Discoloration, sometimes referred to as hyperpigmentation or dark spots, appears in the form of dark patches. It is a common skin concern and can be isolated or diffused. As discoloration is mainly caused by years of accumulated sun exposure it can appear on exposed areas, including face, neck, chest, hands, and arms. Discoloration can result in a prematurely aged appearance.

SKIN DISCOLORATION EXPLAINED

What causes skin discoloration?

Skin contains melanin, a naturally-occurring pigment that gives skin color. Its purpose is protective, which is why skin becomes darker when exposed to the sun without sunscreen. Melanin can also be produced in excess as a protective response to insults or attacks on the top layer of skin.

While sun exposure is the primary cause of skin discoloration, a variety of factors can contribute such as genetics, hormonal fluctuations, acne, localized skin irritation, and other environmental aggressors such as pollution-induced free radicals. Regardless of the cause, skin discoloration can be present as dark patches, isolated spots, or an overall darker facial appearance. It is often difficult to treat and prevention is key for managing skin discoloration in topical skincare. This requires diligent use of sunscreen and an effective topical vitamin C antioxidant.

What ingredients should I look for when purchasing products targeting skin discoloration?

There are many ingredients that claim or have been shown to reduce the appearance of skin discoloration and brighten the skin’s complexion. Well-studied ingredients include pure vitamin C (l-ascorbic acid) and phloretin, potent antioxidants both featured in Phloretin CF and Phloretin CF Gel. Retinol is another key ingredient shown to be effective in treating discoloration and is often recommended by dermatologists. SkinCeuticals Metacell Renewal B3 features niacinamide, another important ingredient in addressing discoloration. Niacinamide, also known as vitamin B3, helps reduce the appearance of discoloration and blotchiness.

Hydroquinone is also a common ingredient used primarily by physicians, but is available at lower percentages without a prescription. Many physicians recommend alternatives to hydroquinone due to its side effects. Sunscreen filters are also essential for discoloration concerns because they protect skin from UV damage.

How can I update my skincare regimen to help target skin discoloration?

The most comprehensive solution for improving the appearance of skin discoloration is prevention and correction. Incorporate an effective topical vitamin C antioxidant such as Phloretin CF or Phloretin CF Gel every morning to prevent against UV- and pollution-induced free radicals. A broad spectrum sunscreen is also a necessity to shield skin from the UV rays that can prompt pigment-producing cells to create new (and unwanted) melanin. Lastly, combining with targeted corrective solutions formulated to reduce the appearance of existing discoloration and brighten skin will optimize results. SkinCeuticals Advanced Pigment Corrector is a daily multi-action lightweight lotion that helps reduce the appearance of superficial discoloration and improves overall skin tone. Retinol creams can also be quite effective in improving the look of skin discoloration. SkinCeuticals Retinol 0.3 is a targeted facial exfoliator that accelerates cell turnover to improve the appearance of skin tone and texture. Reducing the appearance of discoloration takes time, be patient and diligent with a regimen.

What is post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation?

Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) is a type of dark spot that can occur after an acne blemish injury to the skin. It can also be caused by heat associated with sun radiation, waxing, laser treatments, or other in-office procedures. PIH is more common in darker skin tones.

Are there different types of skin discoloration?

There are many types of skin discoloration, including but not limited to sun spots, post acne marks, and excessive pigmentation. Skin discoloration can be mild, moderate, or severe in nature. Skin discoloration can occur in various skin types and may be attributed to environmental exposure, genetic makeup, or changes in hormones. Depending on the type of skin discoloration, always consult with your skincare professional to discuss a personalized regimen for your specific skin needs.

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