To define ‘hyperpigmentation’ we must first meet Melanocytes. These cells are responsible for producing the pigment in your skin, but daily exposure to common factors can trigger them to release excessive amounts of pigment, for example, UV light, pollution and hormonal fluctuations and breakouts. 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.’
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 its own. Effective treatments prevent the cell from creating, releasing, and transferring the excessive pigment to the surrounding skin. The catch? Most traditional ingredients used to treat dark spots are abrasive and can be irritating to sensitive skin. Our solution? A non-acid-based formula using a unique brightening bioactive blend of ingredients.
The perfect combination of discolouration diminishing and hydrating, our formula uses a 94% naturally derived ingredient blend that’s 100% vegan. Dark spot solutions don’t need to be harsh. While traditional dark spot treatments usually work on lightening your entire skin tone using aggressive acids and ‘bleaching agents,’ rather than neutralising the colour of your dark, our hero ingredient, an Encapsulated Algae Complex, gently targets abnormal pigmentation in the skin.
Hydration by sunrise
Melissa’s Wardrobe Limited Edition Overnight Glow Dark Spot Sleeping Cream is also a glow-giving moisturiser. Enriched with PhytoGlycogen, it 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 always recommend using Clean Screen Mineral SPF 30 during the day to help defend against new spots forming and prevent worsening of the dark spots you’re trying to treat.
Ready and radiant routine
For a nighttime routine that will get you up and glowing the next day, cleanse your skin thoroughly with Perfect Canvas Clean Jelly Oil Cleanser and gently pat dry, then add a few drops of Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic to a reusable cotton pad and sweep over your face, taking care to avoid the delicate eye area. Next, gently tap a rice-grain-sized amount (this eye cream is small but mighty, so that’s more than enough for both eyes) of Brightening Dark Circle Eye Cream into the under eye and brow bone. Finally, gently massage Melissa’s Wardrobe Limited Edition Overnight Glow Dark Spot Sleeping Cream into face and neck using circular upwards and outwards motions until fully absorbed.
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