Summertime is the time to protect your skin.


Questions regarding hyperpigmentation come up in 7 out of 10 appointments and it’s safe to say that it is one of the main concerns in skin treatment rooms. In this post I would like to discuss how to prevent hyperpigmentation and share some of my favorite products to treat this common skin disorder.
Hyperpigmentation is caused by an overproduction of melanin (the pigment that gives our skin, hair and eyes its natural color) in the patches of the skin. It is a skin condition that affects every ethnic background and skin tone and is mostly associated with aging. Pregnancy or hormonal fluctuations, UV radiation and photo aging, chemical or UV burn, genetics and allergies are just some of the more typical factors.
Daily use of a broad spectrum sun protection is a sure way to prevent hyperpigmentation caused by exposure to the damaging sun rays. Exfoliation is essential to reduce the build of dead skin cells and to promote skin cell regeneration for brighter skin every day.
Professional treatments such as microdermabrasion, chemical peels and IPL are all effective.
Active Ingredients to look for in products are:

  • Alpha/Beta Hydroxy Acids
  • Arbutin
  • Kojic Acid
  • Azelaic Acid
  • Glabridin/Licorice Root Extract
  • Retinoids
  • Epidermal Growth Factor

Some of my personal favorite treatments to combat hyperpigmentation include:


Biologique Recherche Lait VIP O2 is an “antipollution” cleanser that brightens and unifies the complexion, eliminates impurities and calms the epidermis.


Biologique Recherche P50 PIGM 400 is the newest formulation of the beloved P50. It enhances epidermal renewal and helps regulate melanin synthesis while respecting and protecting the skin. Lightens the skin, reduces the size of pigmentation marks and prevents them from appearing. Inhibits melanin synthesis. Improves the strength and quality of the epidermis. Unifies and brightens the complexion. Balances pH on the skin’s surface.



IS Clinical Pro-Heal Serum Advanced is a powerful, yet gentle, serum that features Vitamins C, E and A to heal, illuminate and revitalize compromised, blemish-prone and aging skin.

Serum PIGM 400 is a brightening, spot-correcting serum that illuminates the complexion and fights free radicals. It is my personal favorite. Paired with Creme PIGM 400, this powerful duo fights pigmentation and reveals glowing complexion.

Intense C Boost Mela-Even Cream by Environ is another great combination for combating visible skin pigmentation. The Intensive C-Boost contains a powerful form of vitamin C ideal for sun damage, pigmentation, fine lines and capillaries as well as for the maintenance of a healthy skin.



Biologique Recherche Masque PIGM 400 is a radiance boosting sheet mask that contains high concentrations of exceptional antioxidants to even skin tone and minimize signs of fatigue.
Environ Revival Masque is a powerful combination of Lactic, Mandelic and Asiatic acids formulated to target the effects of photo-damaged skin and the appearance of uneven skin texture.
Forlle’d Hyalogy BW Intense Mask is an intensive brightening and smoothing mask that evens the complexion, and even more impressively, prevents the reappearance of stubborn hyperpigmentation.
MBR Beta-Enzyme is a gel-masque based on mild hydroxy acids in combination with a papain enzyme complex for smooth, clear and more radiant skin.



Biologique Recherche Creme PIGM 400 is a concentrate of brightening, anti-age spot and protective ingredients.  Its multipolar formulation helps correct existing pigmentation imperfections and prevents new age spots from forming. The complexion becomes increasingly luminous and the skin appears more even. Best when paired with Serum PIGM 400!
Dr. Barbara Sturm Brightening Face Lotion uses a specialized blend of Cress sprouts, hyaluronic acid and ginseng extract to gently brighten the skin. 
MBR Luminous Pearl Extreme works on delivering both multi-active anti-aging effects as well as a perfectly balanced and illuminated complexion.
EltaMD UV Luminous gives the skin a gorgeous glow while providing broad spectrum SPF protection! 

ISDIN Eryfotona Actinica 100% Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50 works to protect, correct and repair! This ultralight SPF that uses zinc oxide and peptides to fight the signs of photo-aging, while providing broad spectrum sun protection. protect, correct and repair! This ultralight SPF that uses zinc oxide while providing broad spectrum sun protection

Summer time is the prime time to protect your skin and prevent stubborn hyperpigmentation caused by excessive sun exposure. Wear a hat, polarized sunglasses and be mindful when out and about. You only have one skin, take care of it now and enjoy the compliments later!