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Hyperpigmentation Treatments

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.

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Hyperpigmentation Treatments Products

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Get brighter, more even skin in as little as four weeks.
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2oz | SM093
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Proven anti-dark spot action in just 4 weeks.
$79.00
1oz | CP027
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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 all-over treatment that helps to fade sun damage, dark spots and acne scarring.
$88.00
1oz | DG147
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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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Intensive spot treatment features triple strength actives to tackle stubborn brown spots on the face, body and hands with safe, natural, clinically proven ingredients.
$64.00
0.5oz | OS075
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This targeted treatment serum treats and prevents pigmentation and damage caused by daily environmental exposure.
$60.00
1oz | MR181
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A skin brightening complex that reverses discolorations due to aging, sun damage and post-acne scarring.
$75.00
1 oz | PT209
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This pigment treatment lightens and inhibits hyperpigmentation and age spots while exfoliating the skin.
$54.00
1oz | PH015
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Diminishes dullness, evens skin tone and enhances overall clarity.
$89.00
1oz | BR127
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A powerful corrective serum that lightens and brightens skin.
$35.00
1.17oz | RC039
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A highly effective, safe, full-facial approach to reducing stubborn discolorations.
$90.00
1oz | SK096
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Reduce wrinkles, break outs and even out skin tone in one step.
$50.00
1.7 oz | ML002
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This concentrated formula targets and diminishes the appearance of discoloration for a more even skin tone.
$55.00
0.5oz | KS080
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Effectively brightens and lightens skin discolorations.
$56.00
1 oz | NS049
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Safely brighten your complexion with this drug-free hyperpigmentation corrector.
$60.00
1oz | AZ023
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A fast-acting formula that helps reduce hyperpigmentation and discoloration.
$89.00
1oz | MR194
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Helps dramatically reduce the appearance of stubborn brown spots and wrinkles.
$55.00
0.5oz | PN065
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The original Mama Lotion formula back by popular demand.
$39.50
1 oz | ML007
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Visibly perfects skin tone and leaves skin looking energized, radiant and luminous.
$55.00
1oz | PQ029
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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 high-performance concentrated serum to help reduce the look of skin discolorations.
$60.00
1oz | JQ184
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This lightener restores an even skin tone by fading skin discolorations caused by the sun or hormones.
$25.00
1oz | PN020
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Breakthrough serum fights the 3 main stages of dark spot development.
$53.00
1oz | LP113
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For powerful skin lightening and brightening without a prescription.
$48.00
0.5oz | CQ011
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Correct uneven tone and reveal a youthful, perfectly even complexion.
$65.00
1oz | EX104
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This brightener reduces the appearance of dark spots on the face and hands.
$58.00
1oz | QS015
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Even out skin tone, combat blemishes and smooth fine lines without irritation.
$45.00
1.7 oz | ML006
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This formula combats hyperpigmentation with hydroquinone and kojic acid.
$52.00
2oz | GT034
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Unveil beautiful, even skin tone. Visibly correct even stubborn dark spots.
$45.00
1oz | VH068
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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 serum significantly boosts skin's radiance and evens skin tone.
$53.00
1oz | LP088
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Refines skin's texture and increases hydration as it reveals a visibly brighter complexion.
$53.00
1.69oz | DC254
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Targets areas that require extra lightening such as dark spots, acne scars and freckles.
$42.00
0.5oz | JQ167
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Address all signs of discoloration in the skin and give skin more youthful appearance.
$130.00
1.25 oz | IS044
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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
1 oz | RZ010
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Reveals visibly refined, resurfaced skin from the first use.
$48.00
1.3oz | VH074
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Promotes a smoother, brighter complexion and provides intense hydration.
$65.00
1 oz | CS153
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A fast absorbing serum that is clinically proven to lighten darkened skin discolorations.
$64.00
1 oz | SG004
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Whitening moisturizer promotes even skin tone.
$110.00
1.7oz | BT138
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An ultra-light serum that reduces dark spots and discoloration.
$106.50
1oz | PM108
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A powerful age-fighter and potent lightening complex.
$45.00
1oz | SI035
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This serum helps to impart a more youthful appearance to the face by targeting uneven pigmentation.
$95.00
1 oz | AC023
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Helps to even out skin tone and erase dark spots.
$65.00
1.7oz | YD011
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A highly effective ultra-concentrated serum that will help to lighten and brighten the skin.
$80.00
1 oz | IN003
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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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Helps to reduce the appearance of existing dark spots and prevent new ones.
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1 oz | EE208
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Additional Hyperpigmentation Treatments Information

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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