Hyperpigmentation is caused by an increase in melanin. Melanin is the natural pigment that gives our skin, hair and eyes their colour. A number of factors can trigger an increase in melanin production, but the main ones are sun exposure, hormonal influences, age and skin injuries or inflammation.
To help lighten pigmentation and prevent its return we formulated our Phyto Botanical Gel with intelligent skin-brightening actives that visibly lighten hyperpigmentation to balance overall skin tone, while preventing further discolouration. Skin lightening properties are achieved using Kojic Acid, Alpha Arbutin and Uva Ursi, these ingredients work by blocking tyrosine from forming, which then prevents melanin production.
Retinol should also be applied topically to lighten the skin and reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation. Retinol can have a number of positive effects on the skin, as it encourages skin cell turnover. When new skin cells are formed, they will be more evenly pigmented. Retinol also reduces the appearance of sun-induced dark spots by inhibiting the activity of tyrosinase, an enzyme that stimulates melanin production in the skin. It thickens and lightens the skin, and can help treat signs of aging skin. REFORM Skincare Retinol 1% is luxurious crème formulation containing 1% Retinol to supercharge your skin with proven anti-ageing benefits and help lighten discolouration.
UV light, which encourages the production of melanin, is one of the most common hyperpigmentation culprits, so it’s extremely important to protect your skin from UV rays. REFORM Skincare SPF 50 is a high protection sunscreen delivering SPF 50 broad spectrum protection against the sun’s harmful UVA & UVB rays. Antioxidant properties boost the skin’s environmental defenses & prevent premature ageing.
Complete this routine with REFORM Skincare Glycolic Acid Foaming Cleanser and Vitamin C 20% to help further lighten hyperpigmentation.