Freckles. Sun damage. Acne marks. Melasma. Age spots. Liver spots.
We have a lot of different words for skin hyperpigmentation. But what can be done about unwelcome discoloration?
To start with, look for serums, masks, and other products that use effective skin-brightening ingredients. Vitamin C is a good example, as is the lesser-well-known Kojic Acid. Kojic Acid works to brighten the skin by helping to stop the production of melanin (the substance which gives skin pigment). Areas of hyperpigmentation—age spots, sun spots, melasma, etc.—have higher concentrations of melanin than surrounding skin. If you're interested in using Kojic Acid to brighten up your skin and fade discoloration, take a look at our Whitening Mask, which includes this blockbuster ingredient as well as skin-brightening licorice.