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Monday, 7 June 2021

Dealing with pigmentation - my top three products

 

Dealing with pigmentation - my top three products
Anything marked with a * was kindly gifted, without obigation.


Pigmentation - the bane of my life! Slight (large) exaggeration there, however it does bother me. I have one small, stubborn patch of pigmentation along my cheek bone that appeared around  five years ago when I was on holiday. I was using SPF 50 and wearing a hat, but was also on medication that made my skin more prone to sun damage. I am always so careful about re-applying my sun cream, but I think it was the medication that did it. Nowadays, people know to wear SPF all year round, but I was very late to that party, as it only became a popular topic when I was in my late twenties, and then I started to do it. I never tried to actually tan my face, but just didn't always protect it. Pigmentation elsewhere on my body doesn't particularly bother me, but this one little patch on my face does. That being said, using certain products consistently does help it fade, plus I haven't developed any other patches, so I'm obviously doing something right! There are so many products on the market to help with this issue, but I've narrowed it down to my top three.

Dr Dennis Gross Professional Grade Resurfacing Liquid Peel:  This duo is just magic! It's like a filter for the face. As you can see, it's a two step product. Step One contains AHAs, which include Glycolic, Lactic, Salicylic, Mandelic, Malic, Phytic, Pyruvic, Tartaric, Gallic and Ellagic Acids (what a combination) and Bromelain. This step deeply cleanses pores, whilst also exfoliating the top layer of the skin. It really helps skin feel softer, look brighter, more even in tone and reduces scarring. It really is a brilliant, effective product. You apply all over the face (I focus a little extra on any area of congestion, but particularly on the area of pigmentation), until the cotton pad is dry. I then wait two minutes (I pass the time by brushing my teeth!), before going in with Step Two. The second step balances the skin, and helps to restore hydration. It contains Sodium Hyaluronate, Colloidal Oatmeal, Centella Asiatica Extract, Glycerin, Resveratrol and more, so it really balances and soothes the skin. The result is radiant, even, bright, smooth and soft skin. This duo can be used up to three ties weekly, if wanted/needed. It really is an effective set, although expensive.  Save 20% on Look Fantastic, using the code LYMIN.

Omorovicza Acid Fix: It's no secret that I adore this brand and this is my third bottle of this (the first being sent in PR). It's not necessarily created just for pigmentation, but I find that when used consistently, it really does help to improve that stubborn patch and even my skin tone overall. It contains Glycolic, Lactic and Salicylic Acids - the latter being oil soluble, which helps to eliminate sebum and prevent blackheads/whiteheads, whilst the other two acids exfoliate the skin's surface, which ensures that it's smooth, soft and radiant. To balance the acids, it contains Sodium Hyaluronate, the brand's Thermal Healing Concentrate™ and Australian Caviar Lime. I find that with regular use, this brightens my skin, fades that stubborn patch, ensures fewer (if any) blemishes. It's a brilliant all rounder product for all skin types. Save 20% by using the code LYMIN at the checkout on Look Fantastic.

REN Overnight Glow Dark Spot Sleeping Cream*: I was sent this as part of REN's Glow Up Challenge. What makes this cream unique from other anti-pigmentation products is that it doesn't aim to lighten the whole face - instead, it just targets any areas of pigmentation - genius, right? I find that I really only need to use a small amount of this cream as it's quite rich and takes quite a bit of massaging in, so I tend to warm it between my fingers before applying to my face. It's so nourishing with ingredients such as sqalane, glycerin and jojoba oil, so it leaves my skin feeling very plump. It contains encapsulated algae complexion, which is the key ingredient for targeting the pigmentation. For me,  this cream takes time to work - yes, skin looks brighter in 7 days, however, in my case, it took a number of weeks for me to see a reduction in my pigmentation, however it does work. - you just need to stick with it.

I'd also recommend using the new Garnier Anti-Dark Spots SPF, which I reviewed here.

Do you have problems with pigmentation? I'd love to hear what your favourite products are?

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