Understanding Pigmentation

Understanding Pigmentation

Understanding Pigmentation

What is pigmentation? 

Hyperpigmentation is a broad term that is used to describe conditions that cause dark patches on the skin.  They may be caused by hormonal changes such as pregnancy, acne or scarring but the most common cause of the hyper-pigmentation is sun exposure.  

 UVA rays stimulate melanocyte cells to produce melanin as a defence to absorb light.  Occasionally, sun exposure causes an overstimulation of the cells which cluster together to form dark patches on the face, neck, decolletage and hands. 

Is it harmful? 

Most pigmentation is not harmful although we suggest you seek medical advise if you notice any sudden changes.  

Can I reduce the appearance of existing pigmentation? 

The good news is yes, you can successfully reduce the appearance and prevent the return of pigmentation. Ultrasun Anti-pigmentation formulas contain Hexyresorcinol, an active which has been clinically proven to reduce the appearance of pigmentation within 10 days.   

Which formulas should I choose? 

Face Anti-Pigmentation SPF50+ should be applied daily and on an ongoing basis to prevent further pigmentation.  Hexyresorcinol works alongside anti-ageing enzyme Ectoin which is locked into advanced Lamellar technology, allowing the formula to work at optimum levels throughout the day. 

Hand Anti-ageing & Anti-pigmentation SPF25 is fast absorbing and non-greasy, offering broad spectrum protection. Power packed with encapsulated antioxidants, Ceramides 3 and Niacinamide to help treat and prevent sun and age spots and Prickly Pear Seed Oil to help restore the skin's elasticity and to strengthen the natural barrier.  Lamellar technology ensures the actives continue to work after multiple hand washes. 

 How often should I apply? 

Lamellar technology means you only need to apply once a day unless in extreme conditions.  You should continue to apply the anti-pigmentation formulas daily to prevent further pigmentation.