You may refer to them as dark spots, age spots, or sun spots, but they are professionally known as Hyperpigmentation. Whenever skin is exposed to the sun, UV rays trigger melanocytes to produce more pigment to protect skin from DNA damage. UV rays penetrate the skin down to the deepest layers. This results in a reddening, “tanning” and/or darkening of skin. Excessive or repeated sun exposure overwhelms then damages the body’s pigment-producing process, and the result is sun spots, wrinkles, and even skin cancer.
The overproduction of melanin is primarily triggered by exposure to UV rays, but can also result from hormone fluctuations and skin trauma, such as surgery, pregnancy, or post-acne lesions resulting in Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH).
Researched and developed by Stanford University
Clinically-proven to safely inhibit the overproduction of melanin for brighter more luminous skin