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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ZO Brightalive® Skin Brightener
Remastered non-hydroquinone non-retinol skin brightener formulated to even skin tone, reduce dark spots and restore skin hydration, all while calming and soothing irritated skin. Contains a skin-brightening complex to block the production of pigmentation.
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
Pre-soaked pads help to minimise surface oil on the skin and exfoliate pore-clogging dead skin cells and dirt. Contains glycolic and salicylic acid to aid with exfoliation. We often recommend for most skin types, unless you have acne, as ZO Oil Control Pads may be the better option for you.
ZO 10% Vitamin C Self-Activating
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 Instant Pore Refiner
Enlarging pores are a direct result of skin ageing. This lightweight serum minimises the appearance of pores. Featuring a dual-action formula, this ZO Skin Health's Instant Pore Refiner works to eliminate surface shine for an instantly matte finish.
ZO Radical Night Repair
ZO Skin Health's Radical Night Repair is formulated with 1% retinol to improve skin texture and uneven pigmentation. Works to minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
ZO Retinol Skin Brightener 1%
ZO Skin Health's Retinol Skin Brightener 1% brightens and evens skin tone. Breaks up existing pigmentation and increases cell regeneration to rapidly brighten the skin. Also available in 0.5% and 0.25% retinol strengths.
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 Exfoliation Accelerator
ZO Skin Health's Exfoliation Accelerator contains a glycolic and lactic acid complex that aids in the removal of dead skin cells while providing calming and soothing benefits with an aloe, green tea and chamomile blend.
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
Designed to tackle deeper lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation (age spots, sun damage), and thinning skin. A perfect kit for those who would like to give a ZO Skin Health routine a try. Looking for something a little less aggressive? Try ZO's 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.
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