The best in products to even skin tone are now even better. We have enhanced our long-standing formulations with the addition of phenylethyl resorcinol for added brightening benefits and glutathione and silybin for antioxidant properties. These additions to the synergistic combination of lactic, kojic and azelaic acids and hydroquinone (only in the formuation with hydroquinone) provide unsurpassed lightening benefits, added cellular protection and reduced potential for irritation. It seems patients are always searching for that one miracle product that will cure all of their skin challenges. Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to address any skin condition with one active ingredient or one product. Uneven skin tone is an excellent example of a skin condition that typically requires the use of multiple ingredients and multiple products for visible results.
By using a combination of several ingredients that interact with different portions of this skin condition, results can be achieved faster. We know that hydroquinone, arbutin, undecylenoyl phenylalanine, phenylethyl resorcinol, and kojic, azelaic and lactic acids all function in different ways to even skin tone, making them all important for different reasons. Unfortunately, it is impossible to formulate one product that contains all of these beneficial ingredients. Because of this, it is best to use a variety of ingredients in multiple products to lessen the appearance of discoloration.
Pigment Gel® and Pigment Gel® HQ Free are acidic products that contains ingredients with small, hydrophilic molecules that effectively target uneven skin tone in the upper epidermis. The acidity of these products is designed to encourage exfoliation, which is also important to the evening process. Conversely, Brightening Therapy® with TrueTone is comprised of lipophilic molecules that are able to penetrate deeper into the skin. Because these two products penetrate into varying layers of the epidermis and interact with both the aqueous and lipid environments, they work in perfect combination.
Daily care products, such as Brightening Therapy® with TrueTone, A&C Synergy Serum®, Pigment Bar® and Pigment Gel®, safely and effectively fades uneven skin tone and prevents it from coming back. In-office treatments, such as Sensi Peel® or the appropriate PCA Peel® can be used to accelerate results and provide added lightening benefits.