Have you got hyperpigmentation?

Have you got hyperpigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation, dark spots, age spots, sun spots - even just the names attributed to discoloration can be confusing, never mind working out if you’ve got them or not. In honor of our latest complexion-evening moisturizer, Overnight Glow Dark Spot Sleeping Cream, let’s take a deep-yet-digestible-dive into skin discoloration.

Defining hyperpigmentation.

To define ‘hyperpigmentation’ we must first meet melanocytes. These cells are responsible for producing the pigment in your skin, but common factors (which we’re exposed to every day) can trigger them to release excessive amounts of pigment, for example, UV light, pollution, hormones, acne and inflammation.
This extra pigment rising to the surface is what causes dark spots to become visible and, regardless of which factor caused them, they all fall into the category of ‘hyperpigmentation’.

Treating hyperpigmentation.

How they form makes them tricky to treat. As pigmentation rises in layers throughout the skin, exfoliation - while it may improve skin’s surface appearance - isn’t enough on it’s own. Effective treatments prevent the cell from creating, releasing and transferring the excessive pigment to the surrounding skin.

The catch? Most traditional cosmetic ingredients to treat dark spots are abrasive and can be irritating to sensitive skin. Our solution? A non-acid-based formula using an innovative method to stop pigmentation at the melanocyte source, sans irritation or contraindications.

Shout out to sustainability. 

New jar format - same sustainability credentials. The glass we use is widely recyclable, as is the plastic shive (which sits atop the neck of the jar) while our grey cap is 100% post consumer recycled plastic.

All components are designed to be recyclable where facilities exist but always dependant on your local recycling guidelines. To give this pack the best chance for a new life, separate the cap, jar and shive and put in their respective recycling bins.

Moisture by morning. 

Dark Spot Sleeping Cream is also a glow-giving moisturizer. You can use it in lieu of your night moisturizer and after cleansing with Clean Jelly, toning with AHA skincare Tonic and applying any booster serums you currently use. 

PhytoGlycogen helps recharge skin for a smoother, more radiant complexion without exfoliation or extra sensitivity. However, as UV light is a key trigger for pigmentation - we recommend using a SPF during the day to defend against new spots forming, and prevent worsening of the dark spots you’re trying to treat.