A Powerful Skin Care Routine to Target Pigmentation

You’ve been asking for it, and here it is. One of the most requested routines in our LA CLINICA history. Let’s talk about the best products and ingredients to target dark spots and pigmentation.


In finding the perfect formula combinations it’s about two key things. Firstly, the routine needs to focus on Tyrosinase Inhibitors which prevent the formation of melanin and dark spots: we’ve just released a new serum with this in mind which features 2% Alpha-Arbutin – full details below. Then secondly, also layering in multiple skin-brighteners such as Vitamin C, and Licorice Root Extracts. Read on to discover how to get on top of your pigmentation issues and reveal a more-even toned complexion.




Brightening Facial Cleansing Wash Gel

A soap-free, gel-style cleanser formulated with a cocktail of skin-brightening ingredients such as Licorice Root and Tyrosinase Inhibitors to stop pigmentation production in its tracks. The addition of Lactic Acid promotes cell renewal and clarity for a brighter-looking complexion. Can be used both morning and night. Splash your face with warm water, apply a generous amount and massage well into your skin. Gently remove with warm water and a face cloth.


STEP TWO — MASK (a twice a week skin treat)

Brightening Treatment Mask


Layer a generous amount of this creamy mask onto freshly cleansed skin and leave on for up to 15 minutes. A little skin trick we learnt from Brittany Ferdinands is that this mask doubles up as a brilliant spot treatment too. It helps her reduce the intensity of pesky post-blemish hyperpigmentation marks that seem to linger forever. Read her full, and very detailed profile piece for some serious hyperpigmentation skin secrets.



STEP THREE — SERUM (two strength options)

Brightening Serum Level 1


This one is perfect for those with sensitive skin conditions, if you’re pregnant, breastfeeding and an ideal option for those predisposed to developing dark spots. How does it feel on your skin? It’s silky. It’s lightweight. It sinks in instantly and leaves no sticky residue.  Formulated with Niacinamide, Sabiwhite (Tetrahydrocurcumin), Dermawhite, Folic Acid, N-acetyl Glucosamine, Oligopeptide-34 – plus a trio of nature’s best skin brighteners: Vitamin C, Mulberry and Licorice Root Extracts.


Brightening Serum Level 2

The key difference with this mega-strength Level 2 serum is the inclusion of 2% Alpha-Arbutin AND Tranexamic Acid – powerful ingredients when it comes to targeting skin tone concerns. Alpha-Arbutin is a Tyrosinase Inhibitor which prevents the formation of melanin and dark spots. Tranexamic Acid is another hot ingredient that the beauty sphere is raving about. Clinical studies using Tranexamic Acid have found stand-out results in reduction of melasma / hormonal pigmentation.


This formula has a similar silky texture and features the same base as our Level 1 serum with all its extra skin-brightening benefits. Our skin lab designed this one for all the long-term sufferers of intense pigmentation who have struggled to see any improvement in skin tone.



Vitamin C Potent Antioxidant Oil 

Now we’re wanting to dial up the brightness levels so we’re calling on everyone’s favourite ingredient, Vitamin C, for that job. This light, non-greasy oil is a dream to wear. And we mean it when we call out the word potent in the name too! This formula contains 30% Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate (Vitamin C derivative) —which is quite hard to find in other Vitamin C products in the market, BTW— in a base of non-comedogenic plant derived emollients. Our skin lab also added Hyaluronic Acid, Boswellia Extract and Vitamin E for their additional skin-plumping benefits.



Brightening Moisture Cream 

The goal with this cream in the routine is to add another layer that features those incredible Tyrosinase Inhibitors: to help stop pigmentation production in its tracks. This multi-tasker provides your daily moisturising needs while also calling on clever Biomimetic Peptides to boost collagen and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. The result? Overall, fresher-looking skin.



Sunscreen Lotion SPF50

We all know that our skin’s biggest enemy is the sun and its damaging UV rays. Not only are they the number one ager, causing premature ageing and fine lines and wrinkles, but also sunspots and pigmentation. High protection SPF, like this velvety, matte-finish sunscreen lotion SPF50, will have you well and truly covered – from top to toe.



Stage 2 Active Moisture Cream

For the evening, we’re rounding out the regime with a multi-targeting night cream that’s packed with hardworking ingredients that do all the heavy lifting while you sleep. Featuring 10% AHA, BHA & PHA Complex + Vitamin C. Enhanced with Niacinamide (Vitamin B3). Together this ingredient combination helps target the skin’s texture, deeply nourishes the skin, whilst improving the appearance of existing pigmentation.



Many of the products featured above are also included in this 4-step kit. The best bit? You’ll save $95.00 (RRP) when you buy them together in this set instead of individually. Click through to find out more about what it includes.


Keep reading: Before & After Skincare RESULTS with the Brightening Kit and Resurfacing Kits.

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