Try enzymes for dark spots If you're looking to lighten some serious dark spots, your dermatologist might suggest a product that contains hydroquinone. However, there's been a lot of controversy surrounding this ingredient, which has been banned in several countries because of nasty side effects, such as excessive redness, dryness, and burning sensation when applied. Fusco recommends Elure Advanced Skin Lightening Lotion, $150, as an alternative that works just as well. The key ingredient is a mushroom-derived enzyme called Melanozyme, which breaks down melanin (dark pigment) in your skin. Clinical data shows a change in just seven days. "I tell my patients that they'll probably need to go through two bottles before they see dramatic results," says Fusco. But the lack of side effects makes it worth the wait.
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