Hyperpigmentation is such a common skincare concern, but fighting it is hard! It requires a consistent skincare routine + lots of patience. We've rounded up the best skincare ingredients for fighting hyperpigmentation.
There are many different types of antioxidants used in skincare, but the most common ones are Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Vitamin E. Antioxidants are great because they help repair damaged skin cells. Also, Vitamin C helps your skin produce collagen (which plumps up the skin), so it can make scars less prominent. This serum is packed with antioxidants + hyaluronic acid, so it'll moisturize and repair your skin.
2. Rosehip Oil
Rosehip Oil is such an incredible skincare ingredient! It's moisturizing and has powerful regenerative properties, meaning it helps your skin heal and repair itself. Rich in antioxidants, it also helps even your skintone.
We love the Rosehip Oil by Mullein & Sparrow because it's organic, so there's no harsh chemicals.
3. Kojic Acid
There's a particular enzyme that's to blame for hyperpigmentation - tyrosinase. Kojic Acid is incredible because it helps suppress that enzyme, meaning it can actually reduce the occurrence of dark spots. As an added bonus, it exfoliates the skin, so that other products that you apply after using Kojic Acid will penetrate more deeply into the skin. Win-win.
AHAs (alpha hydroxy acids) are naturally-occurring acids that are great exfoliators for your skin. Some common examples of AHAs are glycolic acid and lactic acid (we love the Native Nectar Botanicals Resurface AHA Overnight Mask). AHAs help dissolve dead skin from your face, which means smoother, brighter skin. They're a big help with hyperpigmentation because they help remove the layers of skin that have dark spots. Over time, this means more even toned skin.