Hyperpigmentation, part 4 (and 5)

To recap:  We’ve talked about the importance of a good SPF, and ingredients that are MSH inhibitors and tyrosinase inhibitors, and which products you can find those in.

Now onto interrupting that pigmentation formation with steps 4 & 5.

Natural ingredients for skin care on pink backgroundStep 4:
L Dopa Inhibitors
There only one single ingredient I’ve come across in this category.  Aloesin, which is from the Aloe plant. Unfortunately ‘aloe vera’ doesn’t have the same effect as ‘aloesin’, which is a bioactive compound of Aloe.
I’m still looking for products / formulation with this ingredient!
There may be more L Dopa Inhibitors, but I haven’t come across them yet.

Step 5:
Melanosome transfer inhibitors
The last chance we get to stop pigmentation formation is where the melanosome transfer from melanocytes to keratinocytes.
Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), which also does a LOT of other cool things (it could have it’s own blog post!) and Daisy Blossom Extract help to inhibit the melanosome transfer.
These ingredients can be found in Specktra6’s Brightening Serum, Brightening Cleanser, and Brightening Essence.  Niacinamide is in a lot of other products we carry, just ask!

This is how I’ve broken down the melanogenesis process and how to interrupt it (as I understand it)  I hope you find my information to be accurate.  If I need to look at something more closely, please leave me a comment!

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