The best ingredients for discolouration.

Conquer sun damage with these absolute essentials!

So you’ve noticed sun damage on your skin- what can you do to take action?

Discolouration or pigmentation as a result of sun damage can be hard to ignore once it’s appeared on your skin. But research and skincare innovation mean we know more about sun damage than ever before. 

Let’s delve into a mini-masterclass on the best ingredients for discolouration, to help you find the perfect products for all your concerns! 

Here are the ingredients to look out for, and how to tell if they’re right for you:

> Lactic acid:
This alpha hydroxy acid is derived from sour milk- so it’s great for sensitive skin. Lactic acid is a heralded melanin suppressor and one of the gentlest lightening products you can use on your skin: great for those of us with sensitive or truly reactive skin!

Great for: lightening pigmentation on ultra-sensitive skin. 

> Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid): 

This essential nutrient is involved in tissue repair, and brightens skin while reducing signs of aging. Ever wonder about the “L” that’s sometimes on labels before “ascorbic acid?” L-Ascorbic Acid is pure Vitamin C. If you have highly sensitive skin, you may be surprised to learn that you should avoid L-Ascorbic Acid with a concentration of 5 percent to 15 percent; this concentration usually has a lower pH and can cause sensitive skin to react. However, L-Ascorbic Acid products work on a deeper level- completely penetrating the deeper layer of the dermis and activating collagen production. 

Great for: results and control! Vitamin C is often a lightener of choice because it works hard to lighten hyperpigmentation without affecting the rest of the skin’s colouration. Look for it in SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic Serum.

> Kojic Acid:
Kojic acid is a naturally derived ingredient which lightens skin over time. This is one of the most common ingredients in lightening products and is derived from a fungi that appears during the fermentation process. This product inhibits the production of melanin so it’s better for all-over lightening than it is for small sun spots.

Great for: all over radiance and skin brightening. Look for it in SkinCeuticals Discoloration Defense!

> Hyaluronic Acid: 

When you feel angry, you often need a hug after you let off some steam. Similarly, if your skin is struggling with redness, it’s likely having a reaction and needs to calm down. Enter the body’s natural hydrator – like the hug for your reactive skin! This ingredient is a central building block to some of the most effective moisturizing products. Hyaluronic acid diffuses redness and helps skin calm down when you really need it to. Breathe in, breathe out, refresh.

Great for: persistent redness. Look for it in SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Gel, a renewing gel serum with calming botanical ingredients.

Come visit us for a consultation and real solutions to transform your skin! We’d love to explore solutions with you and find strategies that suit your unique skin type.