The New "It" Ingredients for Treating Hyperpigmentation
Acne scars, sun damage, melasma -- hyperpigmentation is one of Latin women's biggest skin care woes. To fight dark spots, look for products with these winning ingredient combos
kojic acid + arbutin + green tea extract + vitamin C Best for: dark spots from acne and oily skin
Kojic acid: It not only suppresses tyrosinase activity, kojic acide also helps topical treatments penetrate more deeply into the skin.
Arbutin: Extracted from the bearberry plant, arbutin is a natural alternative to hydroquinone. It curbs melanocyte activity and helps break down extra melanin in the skin.
Green tea: This natural, soothing antioxidant blocks free radicals.
Vitamin C: Also referred to as ascorbic acid, this antioxidant not only inhibits tyrosinase, it also treats oily skin by blocking pore-clogging debris.
SEE NEXT PAGE: Winning Combo No. 4: licorice root extract + retinol + ginger root extract + niacinamide