On the list of skincare concerns, it is no surprise that hyperpigmentation arrives in the Top 3 according to a French study taken among 2500 women.
From sunspots to acne scarring, dark spots induced by hormonal changes or chemically acquired, through to age spots, women of all ages will encounter this issue at some point of their skin journey.
What is it?
Hyperpigmentation is a common skin condition that can affect all skin types and all ages. It often shows up as brown patches, not too dissimilar to large freckles. There are two main classifications: localized or diffuse, meaning it appears in small patches on the skin or as a larger area of altered pigmentation.
Are some people more prone to it?
Unfortunately yes, the darker your skin tone is, the darker your melanin pigment will be, therefore the higher risk of developing hyperpigmentation. As if it wasn't enough, this skin issue is multifactorial: there may be genetic, metabolic, hormonal and environmental factors, all acting as triggers.
How to prevent it or get rid to it?
As with many skin issues, prevention is always key!
One of our own French Beauty Co staffer who recently had a baby and suffered for hormonal pigmentation has tried and tested the Vinoperfect range from Caudalie.
Here is what she can report!
Step 1: Vinoperfect Concentrate Brightening Essence
“ Inspired by Asian rituals, this concentrated brightening essence enriched in Glycolic acid and Caudalie's signature grape water is great to get the skin prepared and ready for the rest of the routine. I noticed after a few days only that my skin was smoother and brighter”
Step 2: Vinoperfect Complexion Correcting Serum
“ This Serum is definitely the most potent product of the range. It is lightweight and oil-free and it works very well underneath makeup. I noticed a reduction of dark spots but also acne marks and scars. Overall my skin is more even and unified. I also love the fact that the formula is enriched with "Viniferine" a naturally powerful ingredient from the grapevine sap that is clinically proven to be 62 times more effective than vitamin C!”
Step 3: Vinoperfect Radiance Moisturiser spf 20
“ This moisturiser is a great addition to the range because it contains a SPF20 protection helping evening out the complexion and targeting dark spots. It’s the perfect primer underneath makeup.”
Step 4: Caudalie Vinoperfect Dark spot correcting Night Cream
“ This is my other favourite product, with the serum! This brightening night cream contains Glycolic acid and Papaya enzyme, two exfoliating agents that tone and minimise pores for a more radiant skin. After a few weeks, I could see that my skin was much more luminous and glowing when I woke up in the morning. For a sleep deprived mum this is priceless!”
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