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Melanin is the pigment that gives skin color and is produced in excess as a protective response to insults to the top layer of skin. All skin types develop skin discolorations caused by an overproduction of melanin in skin as a result of aggressors, such as UV exposure, hormonal fluctuations, and inflammation, like breakouts. The excess melanin accumulates with age, leading to stubborn discolorations and dark spots. These discolorations are stubborn and deeply rooted making them susceptible to reoccurrence, even when treated.

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Clinical Results

Advanced Pigment Corrector is clinically proven and tested on all ethnicities to help correct and prevent unwanted pigmentation.

In a 12-week multi-ethnic clinical trial, Advanced Pigment Corrector significantly improved the appearance of skin discoloration and dark spots while significantly boosting skin tone evenness and radiance.

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Week 4

Week 12

After 12 weeks

reduction of dark spots and skin discoloration, improved radiance, and skin tone evenness

The dermatologist-controlled trial was conducted on 70 multi-ethnic subjects, ages 25-60, with twice daily application of Advanced Pigment Corrector. Subjects used SkinCeuticals Gentle Cleanser twice daily and SkinCeuticals Physical UV Defense SPF 30 as needed.

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Comprehensive Regimen to treating skin discoloration and dark spots



Advanced Pigment Corrector

Multi-layer treatment reduces stubborn discolorations and prevents reoccurrence for improved luminosity

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Phloretin CFTM

Potent antioxidant serum provides advanced environmental protection and diminish hyperpigmentation

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brightening UV Defense SPF 30

Broad-spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen diminishes darkening of existing discolorations and prevents against new pigmentation

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What are skin discolorations ?

Melanin is a pigment responsible for producing color in skin and when skin is insulted by aggressors, such as UV exposure, hormonal fluctuations, inflammation, or other skin injuries, including those related to acne, it produces excess melanin as a protective response. This excess melanin results in the appearance of dark spots and discolorations. People with darker Asian, Mediterranean, or African skin tones are also prone to skin discoloration, especially if they experience excess sun exposure.

How do you prevent and treat skin discolorations ?

Caused by years of chronic UV exposure, hormonal fluctuations, and inflammation, aging skin develops more discolorations, faster. These stubborn discolorations are deeply rooted making them susceptible to reoccurrence, even when treated. This comprehensive corrective regimen systematically treats skin discolorations through multiple modes of action to provide dramatic results.

  • Phloretin CFis a potent antioxidant serum providing advanced environmental protection and helps diminish hyperpigmentation. Apply once daily in the morning after cleansing.Learn More>
  • Advanced Pigment Correctoris a multi-layer treatment to reduce stubborn discolorations and prevent reoccurrence for improved radiance. Apply once or twice daily or as directed by a physician. For morning use, follow with a sunscreen and limit sun exposure.Learn More>
  • Brightening UV Defense SPF 30is a broad-spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen to help diminish darkening of existing discolorations and prevent against new pigmentation. Apply daily in the morning and reapply as necessary.Learn More>

Why is Advanced Pigment Corrector different from other treatments ?

Advanced Pigment Corrector is a daily multi-layer treatment clinically proven to reduce stubborn discolorations and prevent reoccurrence. Featuring high potency, proven ingredients, Advanced Pigment Corrector provides a comprehensive approach by exfoliating existing spots, inhibiting melanin transfer, helping to block excess melanin production, and enhancing skin’s resistance to new pigmentation.Learn More>

How long will it take to see results ?

Improvement in skin discoloration can be seen after 4 weeks, but best results in improved skin discoloration and dark spots, skin tone evenness, and radiance is seen with consistent twice daily use after 8 to 12 weeks.Learn More>

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