Many of us have or have had a problem with dark spots on our skin. This can most often be explained by a condition called hyperpigmentation. The color of our skin is determined by a chemical known as melanin. Those of us with lighter skin tones have less melanin; those of us with darker skin tones have more melanin. Hyperpigmentation is the overproduction of melanin in our skin giving us an uneven skin tone and dark marks; this can happen regardless of how light or dark our skin is. Although hyperpigmentation is not harmful to our health, it can have a negative effect on self-image.
According to the U.S. Library of National Medicine, there are 5 common causes of hyperpigmentation:
- History of skin inflammation (post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, discoloration from acne)
- Use of certain medications (such as minocycline)
- Endocrine diseases such as Addison’s disease
- Hemochromatosis (iron overload)
- Sun exposure
It is important to protect our skin with sunscreen to reduce the likelihood of hyperpigmentation from sun exposure, but what if you already have it?
Elysee has several products designed to decrease the appearance of hyperpigmentation and even out skin tone without harsh chemicals like hydroquinone:
LuminAcai™ Radiance and Retexturizing Serum: Formulated with over six revolutionary skin brightening ingredients, including Arbutin, Lumiskin™, Darutoside™, Kombuchka™, and Chromocare™, LuminAcai™ Facial Serum is a skincare innovation with remarkable benefits for visibly reducing dullness, roughness and uneven skin tones. Arbutin, along with botanical brighteners, combine to provide you with an extraordinary lotion; it stands as one of the most powerful complexion-illuminating ingredients available today.
LuminAcai™ Skin Brightening Moisturizer: Elysee’s LuminAcai™ Skin Brightening Moisturizer features Acai, Emblica™, Chromocare™, and Ellagicin™ along with a blend of antioxidants, bio-mimetic proteins and peptides and a combination of age-defying “chaperones” that not only work together to protect the skin against the visible damage caused by hostile conditions (extreme heat and cold, stress, environmental aggressors), but also helps to improve skin uniformity and luminosity.
YouthSpan™ Facial Resurrection Serum: Elysee’s YouthSpan™ Facial Resurrection Serum is an extraordinary formulation that provides the solutions needed to optimize the longevity of youthful-looking skin. As the skin ages, it is in need of intensive revitalization and volume enhancement. Our innovative complex provides powerful solutions for a visible improvement of the skin’s surface appearance including an increase in hydration, improvement in pore size, improvement in facial volume, and a reduction in the appearance of UV damage.
YouthSpan™ ‘Ageless Hands’ Hand Plumping Creme: Complete anti-aging beauty treatment formulated to help counteract skin concerns that are unique to the hands such as thinning skin, excessive dryness, loss of plumpness, fine lines, harsh environmental factors and uneven skin tone. Rich in antioxidants, Sirtuins and Telomere technology, this innovative complex helps to restore hydration and skin density.
It is important to protect our skin from hyperpigmentation by limiting sun exposure and using sunscreen, but some of it cannot be avoided. The products listed above were created to minimize hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone and texture. At Elysee, we want to help you achieve your best skin so you can feel confident in your appearance and yourself.