How to combat Dark Spots and Hyperpigmentation - Credo
Skip to main content

CLEAN SCENE

How to combat Dark Spots and Hyperpigmentation

Need to part ways with your spotty past? We've got you covered (aka, I’m never picking my face again).

We’ve all committed skin sins…picked a little (please don’t do that), overindulged in the sun (SPF always), dealt with raging hormones, inflammation and stress. Long story short – we all have remains of the day, aka, dark spots, uneven skin tone and hyperpigmentation that show up to remind us just how much we’ve lived. The good news is – we can turn these little memories into just that - mere memories. It takes time, consistency and again, sunscreen (cue the broken record).

Traditionally, products targeting dark spots contain Hydroquinone, a skin “lightener” that is firmly on our Dirty List. So, let’s focus on clean, natural, yet uber-effective solutions that fade spots, leaving you glowing and gorgeously in the clear.

For daytime...
Sunscreen
Once again, sunscreen is the best way to prevent and protect the results you’re bound to be seeing after all of the above. Every day. Rain or shine. 24-7…sunblock is your best defense against dark spots, uneven tone and all skin sins.

 


Try: Suntegrity 5-in-1 Tinted Moisturizing Face Sunscreen 

Organic Aloe Vera, green tea, pomegranate and cucumber provide hydration while protecting from damaging UVA and UVB rays. Do this every day. Did we say that already?

For nighttime...
Retinol:
Choose your favorite retinol skincare products, or take our pick. This superstar ingredient is famous for fading spots and evening things up in the most serious way.

 

Reverse Longitude PM Serum-Shot
Try: Ao Reverse Longitude PM Serum Shot

This formula contains super-antioxidant Astaxanthin Red Algae, combined with Bakuchiol and retinol to help with various skin issues, all while you sleep. This combo of powerful ingredients reduces the visibility of hyperpigmentation, can help soften fine lines and improve skin elasticity. 

For any time...
Good Ole Vitamin C
No matter where you get it…cleansers, serums or moisturizers, Vitamin C really works over time to noticeably fade dark spots. We have time for that.

 

Vitamin C Moisturising Lotion
Try: Trilogy Vitamin C Moisturizing Lotion

This lightweight moisturizers provides a daily dose of antioxidants that brighten and, over time, fade dark spots and pigmentation. Other power ingredients include rosehip,to hydrate, and daisy extract, to help improve the appearance of skin tone and hyperpigmentation.

Brightening Treatments/Masks:
Fade the bad and bring out the good. These use clean, power-packed ingredients to do just that.

 

Daily Brightening Tonic

Try: January Labs Daily Brightening Tonic

This all-in-one toning treatment exfoliates and hydrates, prepping skin for unbelievable radiance. By supporting skin without disrupting its PH balance, skin wakes up brighter, smoother and absolutely glowing. When’s the last time you woke up like that?

Concentrated Brightening Essence 2.0 
Try: Tata Harper Concentrated Brightening Essence 2.0

If you ask Clean Beauty Expert and makeup artist, Lisa Bensley, she’ll say “It friggin’ works.” See marked improvement in brightness, tone and evenness thanks to 33 high performance ingredients. Plus, white mulberry and fruit acids stimulate cell turnover…aka, out with the old…in with the spotless.

 

Brightening Mask
Try: Sahajan Brightening Mask

Unmask a seriously clearer you. Carefully formulated Ancient Ayurvedic ingredients like turmeric beautifully brightens. Other powerhouse ingredients like orange, lemon and bilberry fruit acids exfoliate and improve uneven skin tone, reducing redness and balancing your complexion for a clean, even glow.

Good-bye dark spots, pigmentation and uneven texture. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out. We’ll be over here clearly glowing, NOT picking our skin and slathering on our SPF. It’s been real.