A Brighter Side: Addressing Skin Discoloration

If you feel your complexion is in need of brightening, you are not alone. Addressing areas of discoloration on the skin is one of the most common concerns we hear, and why we decided to offer some insight into the question of what can be done. Learn how the unique formulation of Active Treatment Essence delivers brightening alongside hydration, micro-exfoliation and more, to leave skin luminous and more even-toned.

What To Know

Areas of hyperpigmentation are generally harmless deposits of excess melanin in the skin, making them appear darker than the rest of the complexion. Dark spots can be caused by a number of things, but common factors include sun damage, areas of inflammation and acne.

How To Treat

Addressing skin discoloration is just one of the multi-correctional benefits that Active Treatment Essence delivers, thanks to a targeted group of ingredients that remove compromised skin cells and treat uneven skin tone, so over time skin is revived. 

Lactic acid, a sensitive skin hero, and phytic acid, found in seeds, both gently exfoliate to lessen the appearance of acne scars and other discoloration without causing irritation. The fruit enzyme bromelian, found naturally in pineapple, sloughs off dead skin cells, while papain, an enzyme derived from papaya, adds additional exfoliation to revitalize the complexion.  

Our stabilized vitamin C, the ultimate brightener and antioxidant, originates in ingredients such as acerola and Kakadu plum, two fruits that contain some of the highest concentrations of vitamin C in the world. The formula also includes niacinamide, a form of vitamin B3, which evens out skin tone while boosting radiance.

Highly nutritious botanicals like helichrysum, moringa and dandelion have been shown to offer some protection against sun damage to the skin and can help lighten the appearance of dark spots. The healing qualities of marshmallow root are highly effective for revitalizing skin tone, and licorice root, which contains a compound that inhibits tyrosinase, the enzyme that causes hyperpigmentation as a response to sun exposure, is another natural brightener.

Like human stem cells, these undifferentiated cells derived from plants can become specialized to promote cellular regeneration and healing, as well as delivering powerful brightening activity.  Our three different plant stem cell compounds work together to not only brighten, but also firm and strengthen the skin. 

Ways To Prevent

Post-acne discoloration is best prevented by stopping blemishes from occurring. Well-hydrated, resilient skin is less prone to the blemishes that result from excess oil production, and Active Treatment Essence is the ultimate hydration step. Add to that the formula’s antioxidants, which defend the skin against free-radical damage and environmental aggressors like UV, and strengthening ingredients like pre and probiotics, alfalfa, marine algae and a full-suite of B vitamins, and you have a product that beautifully optimizes your skin's natural defenses against discoloration.

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