Updated: May 17
Hyper-pigmentation and dark spots are common skin concerns that affect many people. These skin conditions can be caused by various factors, including sun damage, hormonal changes, acne, and aging. Hyperpigmentation occurs when your skin produces an excess amount of melanin, the pigment that gives your skin its colour. This excess pigment is deposited deep within the skin, causing the affected area to appear darker than the surrounding skin. Though hyper-pigmentation can be difficult to reverse, there are natural skincare ingredients that can prevent dark spots from expanding over time, as well as ingredients that can help lighten, brighten and even out existing hyper-pigmentation.
What's important to note is that prevention is just as important, if not more, as reducing the appearance of existing dark spots as age and continued sun exposure can often cause them to grow or further darken.
At MotherEarth's Beauty, we are committed to using natural remedies, rooting ourselves in ancient eastern philosophy to bring you unique blend of natural ingredients that target pigmentation and dark spots.
Here are our top 5 ingredients you need to tackle hyper pigmentation and dark spots
1. Liquorice Root Extract
Liquorice root is a natural ingredient that is known for its skin-brightening and anti-inflammatory properties. It contains glabridin, a compound that inhibits the production of melanin, the pigment that gives skin its colour. Its anti-inflammatory properties mean that it is an incredibly soothing ingredient that helps reduce irritation, redness and itching, making it an ideal ingredient to use even for those with sensitive skin. Liquorice root also works as a potent antioxidant, meaning that it can protect your skin from sun damage and UV rays, preventing premature signs of ageing
2. Vitamin B3 (Niacinimide)
Niacinamide has been shown to increase the rate of skin cell turnover, which can help slough off dead skin cells that contribute to the formation of dark spots. This can lead to brighter, more even-toned skin.
3. Tomato Seed Oil
Tomato seed oil is rich in antioxidants, including lycopene, which helps protect the skin from free radical damage caused by environmental stressors such as pollution and UV rays. It also contains essential fatty acids that help nourish and moisturise the skin, making it a great ingredient for people with dry or mature skin. Tomato seed oil is also known to improve skin texture and tone, making it an excellent ingredient for reducing the appearance of hyper-pigmentation and dark spots.
4. Papaya seed oil
Papaya seed oil is another natural ingredient that is known for its skin-brightening properties. It contains papain, an enzyme that helps exfoliate the skin and remove dead skin cells, revealing brighter and more even-toned skin. Papaya seed oil also contains vitamin A and C, which help to promote collagen production and improve skin elasticity. Also rich in Vitamin E, papaya seed oil heals blemishes, reduces pigmentation and helps combat wrinkles large pores, acne and dark spots
5. Poppy Seed Oil
Poppy seed oil revitalises tired looking skin and protects the skin from free radical damage to prevent dark spots and hyper-pigmentation from growing overtime.
At MotherEarth's we use these ingredients in synergetic combinations and blends to help you build a skincare routine that will tackle and improve skin pigmentation and dark spots over time.
Our luxurious moisturiser, Glow Me, brings together the potent combination of liquorice root extract and vitamin B3 (niacinamide) to give you the perfect day time cream that will gradually lighten the appearance of dark spots and hyper pigmentation.
For night time, we recommend using our Pigment Perfect face oil, which brings together the immense benefits of tomato
seed oil, papaya seed oil and poppy seed oil to prevent free radical damage and the production of excess melanin in order to reduce and prevent the growth of hyper-pigmentation and dark spots. Using Pigment Perfect at night is ideal, as the non-greasy formulation of these oils takes a few hours to penetrate deep into the inner layers of the skin, working to not only on existing dark spots but also prevents nascent spots, giving you an even, beautifully enhanced complexion.
Ready to try both? Have a look at our MotherEarth's Day/Night Pigmentation Treatment Routine: