Hyperpigmentation, pigmentation and melasma don’t cause any harm to the skin but can be annoying for those looking for an even skin tone. Conceal dark spots and dark circles with our curated collection of pigmentation creams and serums for pigmented skin.
We have a range of skincare products ideal for correcting pigmentation below. For prevention, take a look at our SPF sunscreen collection here. Need some help choosing the right skincare regime for your pigmented skin? Why not book a free video skincare consultation with a Face Dr Skin Expert here.
Facial pigmentation refers to the appearance of discoloured or uneven skin tone on the face. This condition can be caused by a variety of factors, including sun exposure, hormonal changes, and certain medications.
One common cause of facial pigmentation is overexposure to the sun. The sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays can damage the skin and cause an excess production of melanin, which is the pigment that gives colour to our skin, hair, and eyes. This can result in the development of dark spots, also known as age spots or sunspots.
Hormonal changes, such as those that occur during pregnancy or menopause, can also cause facial pigmentation. These hormonal fluctuations can trigger the production of excess melanin and lead to the appearance of dark spots or uneven skin tone.
Certain medications, such as birth control pills and some acne treatments, can also cause facial pigmentation. These medications can alter hormone levels and cause an excess production of melanin.
There are a variety of treatments available for facial pigmentation, including topical creams and gels, chemical peels, and laser treatments. Topical creams and gels, such as hydroquinone and azelaic acid, can help to lighten dark spots and even out skin tone. Chemical peels use a solution to remove the top layers of skin, revealing a smoother, more even complexion. Laser treatments, such as intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy and fractional laser resurfacing, can also be effective in reducing the appearance of facial pigmentation.
It's important to note that while these treatments can be effective, they may not eliminate facial pigmentation. In addition, some treatments, such as laser treatments, can be expensive and may require multiple sessions to achieve desired results.
To prevent facial pigmentation, it's important to protect your skin from the sun by wearing sunscreen and protective clothing, and to avoid taking certain medications that may cause this condition. If you're concerned about facial pigmentation, it's best to speak with a dermatologist or skincare professional for personalised treatment recommendations.
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Pigmentation Control Serum
ZO Daily Power Defense
Daily Power Defense is a lightweight serum that works to support the skin's health and function. It is consistently our best-selling skincare product, providing hydration and strength to the skin, protecting the skin from damage, boosting collagen and cell renewal and tackling fine lines and wrinkles. Works in perfect harmony with ZO Illuminating AOX Serum. To read more about ZO Skin Health's Daily Power Defense, read the blog here.
ZO Exfoliating Cleanser
ZO Complexion Renewal Pads
ZO Vitamin C Self-Activating 10%
10% Vitamin C Self Activating by ZO Skin Health activates with the skin's natural water barrier, as it is a water-free formula. Provides a potent dose of vitamin C (also known as ascorbic acid) to brighten and redefine the skin. This promotes a more even skin tone and minimises the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
ZO Retinol Skin Brightener 0.25%
Perfect for those just starting out with Retinol or those with sensitive skin, ZO Skin Health's Retinol Skin Brightener 0.25% is the smallest percentage retinol in the range. Designed to brighten and even skin tone, remove existing pigmentation and slowly increase the speed of cell generation. Also available in 0.5% and 1% retinol strengths.
ZO Skin Brightening System
ZO Retinol Skin Brightener 0.5%
ZO Skin Health's Retinol Skin Brightener 0.5% is perfect for those looking to slowly increase their use of active Retinol on the skin. This serum will brighten and even skin tone, break up existing pigmentation and even help to increase cell regeneration and turnover, so you can achieve results at a faster pace. Also available in 0.25% and 1% retinol strengths.
ZO Aggressive Anti-Ageing Program
ZO Skin Brightening System & Texture
ZO Skin Health's Skin Brightening System & Texture kit is a skincare therapy system designed for the visible treatment of hyperpigmentation appearance without the use of hydroquinone. This skincare kit contains Retinol Skin Brightener 1%, Daily Power Defense, Wrinkle + Texture Repair and Brightalive Skin Brightener.
Obagi Nu-Derm® Blender RX
Obagi Nu-Derm® Blender RX is an effective treatment with 4% hydroquinone to treat hyperpigmentation, such as dark spots, sun spots, age spots, melasma, and other types of discolouration, in the deeper dermal layers of the skin. Combined with Obagi Nu-Derm® Clear RX, your skin will clear and brighten completely, from the lower levels up to the superficial layers of the skin.
Obagi Nu-Derm® Clear RX
Obagi Nu-Derm® Exfoderm® Forte
Obagi Nu-Derm® Exfoderm® Forte is a lightweight lotion with glycolic and lactic acid that exfoliates and removes dead, dull skin while promoting natural skin turnover for a noticeably smoother, brighter complexion and even tone.
Exfoderm® Forte is most suitable for normal to oily skin types. Exfoderm® might be more suitable for you if you have dry or sensitive skin.
Obagi Nu-Derm® RX Skin Transformation System Normal to Dry
The Nu-Derm System offers a complete prescription-strength regimen that helps to diminish the appearance of age spots, dark spots, freckles, hyperpigmentation, and discolouration. To purchase this kit, you first need to book a free video skin consultation with a Skin Expert, as the products are prescription-only.
Obagi Nu-Derm® RX Skin Transformation System Normal to Oily
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