Hyperpigmentation Treatments

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Sun spots and dark patches of pigment on the skin are all examples of hyperpigmentation, a condition characterized by too much melanin, the pigment that gives skin and hair its color. Hyperpigmentation is most commonly caused by overexposure to the sun, but it can also come from other types of skin injury. An example is dark spots left in areas where acne bumps once were. The trauma of picking at or popping those bumps can trigger melanin production. Hormonal fluctuations during pregnancy and from using the birth control pill can also lead to areas of dark pigmentation. Unfortunately, darkly pigmented spots aren’t easy to hide even with the right cosmetics. The good news? You don’t have to live with these discolorations. There are a variety of treatments available that can safely lighten them.

One of the most widely used treatments for increased pigmentation and sun spots is hydroquinone. This compound works by blocking an enzyme necessary for the synthesis of melanin. It works best when combined with glycolic acid, a weak acid that sloughs off dead skin cells, including cells containing excess pigment. Hydroquinone is available at concentrations of up to 2% in skin treatment products without a prescription, often in combination with glycolic acid.

For people who experience irritation with hydroquinone, there are other alternatives. Kojic acid, a compound produced by a fungus lightens pigmented areas by blocking an enzyme needed for melanin synthesis. It is found in some skin lightening products, sometimes in combination with glycolic acid. Another alternative available without a prescription is azelaic acid, a skin lightening compound found in wheat, rye and barley that’s also used to treat acne. Ascorbic acid, which is essentially vitamin C, also has skin-lightening benefits when used over time.

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Proven anti-dark spot action in just 4 weeks.
$79.00
1oz | CP027
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Get brighter, more even skin in as little as four weeks.
REG $125.00  NOW $118.75
2oz | SM093
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An advanced lightening formula to diminish discoloration and improve overall skin health.
$80.00
1oz | SK036
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An ultra-concentrated quick absorbing serum that fades spots and evens skin tone.
$89.00
1.7oz | BR085
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An all-over treatment that helps to fade sun damage, dark spots and acne scarring.
$88.00
1oz | DG147
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A skin brightening complex that reverses discolorations due to aging, sun damage and post-acne scarring.
$75.00
1oz | PT209
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A hydroquinone-free formula that helps to reduce hyperpigmentation.
$124.00
1oz | VT010
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A highly effective, safe, full-facial approach to reducing stubborn discolorations.
$90.00
1oz | SK096
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A fast-acting formula that helps reduce hyperpigmentation and discoloration.
$89.00
1oz | MR194
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Concentrated, lightweight serum to visibly diminish the appearance of dark spots and overall discoloration.
$82.00
1oz | NI014
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A powerful anti-aging lightening treatment formulated target discoloration and hyperpigmentation.
$120.00
1 oz | IS045
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Helps brighten skin and reduce dark spots.
$105.00
1oz | NO010
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Address all signs of discoloration in the skin and give skin more youthful appearance.
$130.00
1.25oz | IS044
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Diminish the appearance of skin discolorations with this soothing multi-action formula.
$65.00
1 oz | MF017
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A brightening complex for mild to moderate skin pigmentation.
$70.00
1oz | US007
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Visibly lightens discoloration, uneven skin tone & brown spots
$68.00
1.7oz | OS076
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An all-over brightening cream that leaves you looking lit from within.
$65.00
1.5oz | IE096
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Promotes a smoother, brighter complexion and provides intense hydration.
$65.00
1oz | CS153
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Correct uneven tone and reveal a youthful, perfectly even complexion.
$65.00
1oz | EX104
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Even out skin tone and reduce any discoloration with this oil-free serum
$50.95
0.5oz | KI032
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Minimizes the appearance of dark spots brought on by aging and overexposure to the elements.
$72.00
1oz | EX086
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This milky serum concentrates multiple ingredients to visibly reduce redness and help prevent its recurrence.
$72.00
1oz | EX119
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This formula corrects, brightens and helps prevent the appearance of new dark spots.
$72.00
0.5oz | DC217
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Reduce the causes of discoloration to produce smoother, brighter and more even-toned skin at any age.
$58.00
1oz | NZ010
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A double duty, anti-aging solution is your skin’s answer to an even and more flawless complexion.
REG $130.00  NOW $123.50
1oz | VB009
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An ultra-light serum that reduces dark spots and discoloration.
$103.50
1oz | PM108
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A multi-tasking, oil and fragrance free lightening treatment that delivers glowing results.
$80.00
1oz | GO041
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Reduce age spots, pigmentation and skin imperfections with this serum.
$98.00
1oz | EH010
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Helps to even out skin tone and erase dark spots.
$65.00
1.7oz | YD011
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A proprietary mix of potent ingredients to reduce the appearance of new and existing sun damage.
$59.00
1oz | HY016
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Be enlightened by this SkinBrite Serum, formulated with Chromabright™, AHAs and botanical brighteners.
$52.00
1oz | DQ081
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This blend of brightening and anti-inflammatory ingredients reduces hyperpigmentation and redness.
$64.00
1oz | RW010
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This lightweight cream helps to diminish facial discolorations.
REG $81.00  NOW $56.70
1oz | PO003
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A two-step system to combat hyperpigmentation or discoloration.
$185.00
TX013
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A skin clarifying and brightening complex that makes skin look brighter.
$95.00
1oz | LJ016
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A brightening serum that mimics a laser treatment to target and correct skin discolorations.
$78.00
1oz | BT163
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Designed to fight 7 identified causes of uneven skin tone and dark spots.
$150.00
1oz | RZ010
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This treatment diminishes sun damage, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation.
$95.00
1oz | JM167
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Reduces brown spots, age spots, sun spots and other skin discolorations including dark circles under eyes.
$85.00
2 oz | MC008
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This serum helps to exfoliate and brighten skin.
$78.00
1oz | TH154
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A safe brightening serum that is proven to diminish hyperpigmentation and sun damage.
$76.00
1oz | PS011
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This treatment helps skin recover from sun damage while preventing dark spots and wrinkles.
$105.00
1.7oz | KK011
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Whitening moisturizer promotes even skin tone.
$110.00
1.7oz | BT138
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Containing 0.5% Idebenone, this lotion helps reduce sun damage, lines and wrinkles.
REG $125.00  NOW $87.50
1oz | PO027
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This treatment provides a visibly brighter, more radiant, even skin tone.
$120.00
1oz | TA014
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This intense formula corrects and evens out hyperpigmentation, age spots and sun damage.
REG $98.00  NOW $65.66
1.01oz | RD097
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This highly effective lightening serum helps to lighten skin discoloration and even out skin tone.
REG $49.00  NOW $32.83
1oz | DQ047
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Reduces the appearance of discoloration and uneven skin tone.
$65.00
2oz | DN054
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