The 10 best products for hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone
Hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone can be more than a spot of bother. Whether the cause is sun exposure, hormones, age, inflammation or otherwise, these skin concerns can leave your skin looking patchy or dotted and can have you seeing red (or other skin shades) each time you look in the mirror. Luckily, with the help of the right products for pigmentation and uneven skin tone, you’ll be on your way to clear, even skin in no time.
Ready to join the race to end pigmentation on your face? Read on for a round-up of some of the best products available to treat hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone.
This serum from the marvellous minds at Murad ticks a lot of boxes when it comes to dealing with uneven skin. It derives its anti-ageing abilities from the inclusion of Vitamin C, a staple of many of the best products for hyperpigmentation. Near the top of any Vitamin C benefits list is its ability to pump the brakes on your skin's melanin production, therefore slowing any hyperpigmentation progress. As it is a powerful antioxidant that protects against UV damage, we recommend applying this serum in the morning, along with a high quality sunscreen.
This brightening gel might be just what you need to get your skin right at night. A best-seller from mesoestetic, it helps the skin to retain moisture and reduces melanogenic activity to leave your skin even and glowing, all while you sleep. Applying this to your clean, dry skin in the evening gives you a chance to benefit from the lightening, brightening powers of phytic acid and glycolic acid overnight. Give your night-time routine a boost with this pigmentation treatment that's great for all skin types.
It wouldn’t be a star-studded skincare round-up without a contender from Aspect! This Aussie brand's Pigment Punch+ pigmentation serum blends organic, vegan plant extracts with powerful peptides to pack an antioxidant-filled punch, brightening and clarifying your skin. For best results, apply it to clean, dry skin once in the morning and once at night. With consistent use, it won’t be long before you see its impact on age spots, unwanted freckles or acne and scarring.
Simply brilliant is certainly one way to put it. The brightening ingredients in this Cosmedix serum are especially adept at targeting age spots, so it's great for caring for your mature skin. It's packed with 10 key ingredients, one of which is salicylic acid, a BHA that is great for exfoliating your face, which makes it useful in tackling adult acne. The combination of salicylic acid with brightening ingredients in this serum makes it great for both reducing active acne and lightening dark spots from acne. While exfoliating the skin, the salicylic acid allows the brightening ingredients like whitonyl and waltheria found within this serum to penetrate deeper.
Another option especially well-suited for those looking for help in the anti-ageing department, this Medik8 serum uses a lipid-soluble form of Vitamin C to penetrate deep into the skin to provide powerful antioxidant protection from impurities in the environment. Crafted in a water-free formula, this Vitamin C is 100% stable, meaning it won’t degrade over time, so you can get the absolute most from this smoothing and brightening serum. It's light enough for everyday use on all skin types, too.
If you spend a lot of time out and about, you might want to think about getting this asap staple into your daily routine ASAP. This moisturising sunscreen fulfills two of the most important roles when it comes to hacking the hyperpigmentation issue – hydration and sun protection. Give us all the hyaluronic acid and SPF, thank you! Just chuck it on under your makeup before heading out for the day.
Retinol is another key ingredient to look out for when seeking to treat uneven skin tone. This retinol pigmentation treatment from L'Oréal Paris is a great addition to your nighttime routine. Retinol encourages your body to replace your old, dead skin cells with new ones. That means hyperpigmented skin makes way for new cells with unaffected pigmentation. Just remember that retinol is a cosmeceutical, which means it's high powered and can take your skin a bit of time to get used to. Start off slowly and build up to more regular use to really reap the rewards.
Don't let those blemishes get you down! One of the most common sources of uneven skin pigmentation is acne scarring. This resurfacing treatment helps your skin recover from the effect of blemishes, and it's suitable for a wide range of skin types, including oily, dry, combination, balanced and sensitive. Vitamin C and salicylic acid combine with centella asiatica (tiger grass) and work together to go deep and root out the scars. Add it to your morning and night routines by spot treating your scarred areas after using your cleanser and toner.
In addition to the aforementioned acne, the sun is another major player in the pigmentation game. Too much time under those bright and shiny UVA and UVB rays can really do a number on your skin tone. This physical sunscreen from Medik8 provides the protective barrier that helps reflect rays away from your outer layer and help ward off uneven skin tone. Being a physical sunscreen, it is a great pick for sensitive skin types that don’t respond well to chemical sunscreens. Make it the last step of your skincare routine in the morning and rest assured knowing your skin is protected.
You’ll feel a million bucks after using this pink clay mask! The best-selling mask from Alya Skin helps remove the everyday toxins and pollutants from your skin that can wreak havoc on your skin tone and cause blemishes. Apply it to your whole face, avoiding the eye area, or target your T-Zone with this 10-minute treatment to clear up one of your face's most troublesome areas.
From serums and treatments to sunscreen, Oz Hair & Beauty is home to all the tools you need to get one up on your hyperpigmentation and uneven skin struggles. Still struggling to find the right product for you? Reach out to our expert customer service team for advice via our live chat.