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
licorice root extract + retinol + ginger root extract + niacinamide Best for: acne scars
Licorice: The extract from licorice root is naturally high in glabridin, a chemical compound that inhibits tyrosinase.
Retinol: This vitamin A derivative encourages old skin cells to shed and uncovers new cells.
Ginger root extract: This antioxidant works as an anti-inflammatory to protect skin from harsher topical skin care products. It is also used to stimulate melanocyte activity in skin cells, evening out patches of skin that are too lightly pigmented.
Niacinamide: This ingredient inhibits melanosome transfer to surrounding skin cells while increasing skin's moisture and enhancing the barrier function of skin.
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