Velvet’s 10 skincare products to even out your skin tone
Ten of our top hyperpigmentation treatments to help even out your skin tone and get that flawless looking skin you’ve been dreaming of
An uneven skin tone, called hyperpigmentation, is an irregular darkening of the skin caused overproduction of melanin, the pigment responsible for skin and hair color. The resulting dark patches and spots are typically perceived as “aged skin” and can make you look more than 12 years older. The usual suspects here are:
Sun exposure: When your skin is repeatedly exposed to UV light, sun damage occurs. Brown spots and uneven skin tone develop as a result of too much melanin being produced to help protect your skin from UV light.
Pollution: Particles and gasses from traffic-related air pollution are able to penetrate the skin and lead to formation of brown spots, particularly on the face.
Hormones: Melasma is a hormone-related hyperpigmentation caused by increased hormone stimulation. It’s most commonly experienced by women who are pregnant (which is why it’s also known as the “mask of pregnancy”) or taking contraceptives, but can also be a reaction to cosmetics or medications.
The good news is: you don’t have to spend a fortune on laser treatments, especially when you can use your treatment of choice at home. Here are ten of our top hyperpigmentation beauty products to help even out your skin tone and get that flawless looking skin you’ve been dreaming of!
This is a fast-acting serum that evens skin tone and diminishes dark spots to impart overall radiance and luminosity to the skin. Top ingredients include White Birch Extract, a sugar derived ingredient known for its ability to restore hydration and nutrients to the dermis and epidermis layers of skin. And Peony Extract that works synergistically with Activated C to facilitate the reversal of discoloration for skin clarity.
Even Better Clinical Dark Spot, 567 AED
Even Better Clinical Serum is proven to help reverse the appearance of dark spots and blemish marks. See a visibly brighter complexion. Soothing Optimizer keeps skin calm, helping it better resist future darkening. Both are dispensed from a dual-chamber bottle that separates each serum, preserving the purity and potency of the ingredients until right before application.
Mission Perfection Serum, 389 AED
Clarins’ Mission Perfection Serum is a groundbreaking serum that targets dark spots, redness, shadowy areas and discolorations – without altering your natural skin tone. Powered by the targeted dark spot-correcting action of acerola extract, and radiance-boosting ginko biloba, Mission Perfection Serum promotes an even, luminous, and flawless complexion.
The Dark Spot Correcting Kit, 216 AED
The Dark Spot Correcting Kit by Murad contains a complete regimen of skincare products that help reveal younger-looking skin in no time. The Rapid Age Spot Correcting Serum lightens dark spots, while the Essential-C Day Moisturiser replenishes lost moisture and restores skin radiance. The kit also includes the ultra-hydrating Reneweing Eye Cream to help minimise the appearance fine lines and wrinkles. The result – healthy-looking, clear skin all year round.
A powerful brightening overnight face treatment, it contains an exclusive complex derived from peony & licorice root extracts plus Vitamin C glucoside. Fresh Peony Brightening Night Treatment Mask helps reduce & prevent the appearance of dark spots. Blended with amino acids to visibly firm & smooth wrinkles, it is also loaded with cucumber extract for hydrating & calming properties.
White Lucent MicroTargeting Spot Corrector, 217.44 AED
Inspired by the latest cosmetic advancements, this intensive anti-spot serum helps diminish the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation for skin that looks perfectly translucent. It thoroughly targets various types of spots; from those that are particularly dark and defined to the scattered, smaller spots that are blurred and widely distributed over the face. Target spots with laser speed. Resist the appearance of spots over time.
Hyperpigmentation & Acne Scars Full Regimen, 1,686 AED
Obagi introduces a full treatment kit for hyperpigmentation and acne scars, it contains: Obagi Nu-Derm Foaming Gel 200ml: a purifying face wash for normal to oily skin. Obagi Nu-Derm Toner 200ml: a hydrating tonet for all skin types. Obagi Nu-Derm Clear 57ml: a brightening cream for all skin types. Obagi Nu-Derm Hydrate Facial Moisturizer 48ml: a multipurpose hydrator ideally suited for sensitive skin. Obagi Nu-Derm Blender: a brightening cream and exfoliant to help clarify and brighten skin. Obagi Complex Forte: a daily anti-aging cream that targets the most common sign of skin aging. Obagi Nu-Derm Healthy Skin Protector SPF 35 85ml: an anti-aging sunscreen with UVA/UVB protection.
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AHA/BHA Acne Clearing Gel, 254 AED
A deep pore clearing gel to treat & control acne blemishes Combines AHA with BHA to create synergistic action Penetrates into skin to clear up & prevent formation of blackheads, acne Reduces appearance of fine lines, wrinkles & other signs of aging Optimizes skin tone & evens out rough texture Makes skin velvety smooth, stay young & healthy.
Chamomile is known for its calming properties, and the plant is used to make this Aesop soothing and balancing ‘Anti-Blemish Masque’. The deep-cleansing clay formula extracts impurities, absorbs oil and reduces redness to leave you with a clearer, smoother complexion.
Specialist Skincare Oil 60 ml, 35.95 AED
Aptly called ‘The Miracle Oil’, Bio Oil is a specialist skincare treatment that is recommended for scars, stretch marks, uneven skin tone, ageing and dehydrated skin. It is formulated for use on both the face and body. Bio Oil contains the breakthrough ingredient PurCellin Oil, Vitamins A and E, Chamomile extract and a combination of natural oils.