Have you got hyperpigmentation?

Have you got hyperpigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation, dark spots, age spots, sun spots - even just the names attributed to discolouration can be confusing, nevermind working out if you’ve got them or not. In honor of our latest complexion-evening moisturiser, 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, breakouts 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.



What’s in it?

94% natural ingredients, 100% vegan, perfectly clean. Dark spot solutions don’t need to be harsh, our hero ingredient, Encapsulated Algae Complex, precisely targets only abnormal pigmentation in the skin. Why is this special? Traditional dark spot treatments usually target general melanin production (or tyrosinase activity, if you will) with acids, whiteners or ‘bleaching agents’ that are often aggressive. 

They work on lightening to entire skin tone, rather than neutralising the colour of your dark spot. By excluding harsh acids from our formula, you can Dark Spot Sleeping Cream to your current regime, and use in tandem with Radiance range exfoliators like Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic and Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask which help brighten skin the surface, too. 



Moisture by morning. 

Dark Spot Sleeping Cream is also a glow-giving moisturiser. You can use it in lieu of your night moisturiser and after cleansing with Clean Jelly, toning with AHA 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 Clean Screen SPF 30 during the day to defend against new spots forming, and prevent worsening of the dark spots you’re trying to treat.