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Best Skin Care Products Recommended for Hyperpigmentation

Dealing with hyperpigmentation can be one of the most frustrating tasks because generally there is very little you can do about it, and the treatments and products available work differently on everyone. In the last several years I have tried several home remedies and beauty products to help minimize the appearance of hyperpigmentation on my skin, but till now there have been few products developed specifically for hyperpigmentation. Like other skin conditions, there are several contributing factors to the appearance of hyperpigmentation on your skin as well as the degree of hyperpigmentation that you might experience. So, it is hard to nail down a single product that will work for you or help prevent it. For those that have darker skin and are prone to hyper pigmented skin when exposed to the sun for long periods of time, go the extra mile to protect your skin and cover up commonly problematic areas. Liberal applications of sun block are also recommended.

Marvel-Mini Rejuvenating Facial Light Therapy, $200
Nothing that I have tried has ever entirely removed the appearance of hyperpigmented skin, but this little beauty tool comes pretty close to doing the job. A couple months of use now and I have put it away till I need it again, as the areas I was using it on are only slightly noticeable to myself when I carefully scrutinize my skin.

The Marvel-Mini basically uses light therapy in the form of LED lights set to a specific wavelength to treat hyperpigmented skin. A similar treatment therapy from a professional will end up costing you ten times more over several treatment sessions. With this device, you can use it whenever you need it year after year and it is super easy and convenient– well worth the price tag.

Dr. Susan Taylor’s Rx for Brown Skin, $15-60
Dr. Susan Taylor’s Rx is a beauty and skin care line that was developed especially for women with darker skin tones. I fell in love with this skin care line the first time I tried it, nothing has made my skin look and feel as healthy as it has using these products which bring out the best in my complexion.

To help deal with hyperpigmentation that women with darker skin tones are naturally prone to, there is the addition of soy and pomegranates in the beauty products. Soy naturally reduces the appearance of hyper pigmentation and pomegranate helps reduce inflammation which is one of the causes of the uneven coloring in skin.

PCA Skin pHaze 13 Pigment Bar, $25
I use this product in addition to the other two products I already mentioned. Before I found Dr. Susan Taylor’s line and the Marvel-Mini it was one of the only products I was using regularly because the moment I stopped the discoloration in my skin from hyperpigmentation because very visible. The pHaze Pigment Bar works because there are salt based lighteners that keep the discoloration from returning to your skin after you use it, only they do not work for very long– especially if you expose yourself to the sun again. When you have nothing else though it is a good product to help reduce any discoloration as long as you use it as recommended. I also advise you to keep your skin well moisturized while using this product because I always felt as if my skin was drier than it needed to be.

Shiseido White Lucency Concentrated Brightening Serum, $100
The Shiseido Serum is more of a target treatment, and it works well, but it only helps once you already have visible discoloration on your skin. I like to keep a tube around to use when I have a couple trouble spots pop up and need results fast. The size of the tube and the ability to just dab some on and blend in also makes it the perfect product to go traveling with me.

Lancome Bright Expert Intense Brightening Cleansing Foam, $33
The Lancome Cleansing Foam is a fairly good product to use as a facial cleaner if that is where you are having problems with uneven skin. The ingredients will help even out your skin tone and reduce any sun spots or darkened skin at the same time. When I use the pHaze pigment bar, I like to use this with it because it also helps moisturize my face and keeps my complexion clear.

Mario Badescu SkinCare

Mario Badescu skincare products use natural ingredients designed to help your skin look and feel beautiful. Ingredients such as fresh fruits and vegetables, aloe, seaweed, and flowers make these products smell as great as they work!

Mario Badescu’s product line caters to all skin types, meeting the needs of teenagers with acne prone skin to those with sensitive, aging skin. Their staff will help you determine your skin type, whether it be dry, oil, sensitive or any combination of the above. Personally, I have normal/combination skin so the products I use would be suitable for a range of skin types.

In the morning, I wash my face with the Enzyme Cleaning Gel, which is formulated with Papaya Extract and Alpha Hydroxy Acid. This gel cleanser doesn’t foam up on your face; instead it gently exfoliates and cleanses revealing fresher, healthy skin. The cleanser doesn’t contain harsh ingredients that are rough on your skin; in fact, the texture is light and smooth.

I follow the Enzyme Cleanser with a good amount of the Aloe Lotion, which is an extremely mild toner, containing only 2% alcohol. This particular product is good for combination, dry and sensitive skin types, leaving skin feeling deep clean but not with that “stinging” feeling that comes along with so many toners/astringents.

Next, I use a dab of the Hyaluronic Eye Cream, which is ideal for all skin types. I figure it’s really never too early to start using eye cream, and this cream infuses the sensitive skin around the eyes with deep moisture but no oily residue. I follow he eye cream with the Aloe Moisturizer with SPF 15 on the rest of my face. This is the BEST moisturizer ever! It’s feather light and oil-free, so your skin is left feeling soft and not at all greasy. Plus, it’s got SPF built right in!

Before I go to bed, I wash my face again with the Enzyme Cleansing gel followed by another round of both the Aloe Lotion toner and the Hyaluronic Eye Cream. At night, instead of the Aloe Moisturizer, I use the Seaweed Night Cream, which is a nighttime, oil free lotion that’s perfect for dry, sensitive or combination skin.

A couple of times a week, after washing my face, I use either a facial scrub or a facemask. The mask I use is Mario’s Flower and Tonic Mask, perfect for all skin types. It purifies skin, loosening dirt and pore clogging residue that could leave skin irritated and dull. The scrub I use, the Kiwi Face Scrub, is also perfect for all skin types. It’s a sweet smelling combination of Alpha Hydroxy Acids and real kiwi seeds that gently remove dirt that builds up on the surface of skin. After using the facial scrub, my skin glows with freshness!

My skin is now smooth, calm and free of dirt and grime left behind by air particles and make-up. The products all smell great, and they work well together. I don’t know what I’d do without my Mario Badescu skin care regimen.

Suki Skincare Products Review

Suki Skincare line is a unique complete line of natural skincare formulated to provide the best possible natural care for skin in terms of cleansing, trouble shooting spot areas, and skin care maintenance. Suki is one of the known providers of Oscar Nominee Gift Boxes.

Suki is an eco-friendly product made of all natural clean ingredients and processed in a sustainable environment to produce the best possible product. If looking for the perfect skincare line to maintain a smooth clear complexion, Suki Skincare Products has something for everyone.

The complete line of Suki Skincare products includes a wide selection of products including: Complexion Brightening Cream, Velvet Facial Crème, Chamomile Facial Serum, Carrot Facial Serum for Dry Skin, Lemongrass Cleanser, Cleansing Lotion, Transformative Facial Clay, Shitake Facial Toner, White Willow Facial Toner, Bright complexion Moisture Masque, Eye Tissue Repair, Velvet Crème Hand and Body Lotion, Lip Repair Butter, Dry Skin Therapy Butter Cream Salve, Suki Body Oil,Suki Clean Balance Shampoo, Conditioner and Treatment Oil, Anti-inflammatory and Antioxidant products.

One of the more popular products from among the collection of Suki Skincare Products is the Suki Transformative Facial Clay. Made with green tea, white willow and rose, this unique product is formulated to cleanse and purify all skin type leaving it free of blemishes and impurities. His particular Suki Skincare Product is a Vegan product and retails for $36.65.

Another excellent product from among the Suki Skincare Products line is the Suki Facial Moisture Serum made from Echinacea and blue chamomile formulated to eradicate skin problems such as acne and eczema, while balancing oil production to minimize pore clogging. This unique Vegan product retails for $25.25.

If looking for the perfect cleanser the Suki Skincare Product line offers an excellent choice in its exfoliating Lemongrass Cleanser. Suki Exfoliating Lemongrass Cleanser is formulated with vitamin c and chamomile designed to gently exfoliate while revealing a fresh new layer of skin. Some of the unique ingredients that make the product effective include sugar, olive oil, lavender, rose hips, orange, chamomile, sea extracts, essential oils and more. Also a vegan product the Suki Exfoliating Lemongrass Cleanser retails for $24.50.

Suki Facial Toner is one of the most efficient and effective of the Suki Skincare Product line. This unique toner is made from tea tree, chamomile, aloe, white willow, rose petals, valendua, witch hazel, retinal, aloe vera, vita c liposome and other natural essentials formulated to tone fresh cleansed skin to perfection. Suki Facial Toner sold in a 5.1-ounce pump bottle retails for $24.15.

The Suki Skincare Product line is an excellent choice for skincare for all skin types. For more information on Suki Skincare Products visit the Web site for Suki Pure, Smallflower, Total Beauty or Peaceful Company.

Top 5 New Skincare Products for 2009

1. Aveeno Positively Radiant Triple Boosting Serum

Review

I love this product. I am a regular Aveeno user so I love to try all their products. I have tried it out for a couple of weeks now and I have noticed more of a glow with my skin. Typically, I have combination skin. It was great not to have a dry section and then a oily one. My skin was pretty evened out. This combined with drinking more water is excellent.

Where to Buy

Usually, I buy this product from CVS or ULTA. I love ULTA!

http://www.aveeno.com/where-to-buy.jsp

Helpful Links

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2. Aveda Tourmaline Set

Review

The best part about this product is how well it moisturizes your skin. You can get a sample of this product if you spend at least $50 on the Aveda website. It is a great way to try it out. People with sensitive skin will probably find this Aveda Set soothing.

Where to Buy

Your local store or online

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Helpful Links

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3. Aveda Outer Peace Acne Relief Kit

Review

I hear that this product smells great. It also clears up the skin pretty well after regular use. The best part of using Aveda products is that all the products are natural. They are not made up of harsh chemicals like other cleansers.

Where to Buy

Your local store or online

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Helpful Links

http://www.aveda.com/templates/products2/spp.tmpl?CATEGORY_ID=CATEGORY10889 PRODUCT;_ID=PROD10352

4. Kate Somerville Exfolikate

Review

I found out about this product on the Purseblog.com. Some of the members there were raving about this product so I decided to investigate this product. If you have super sensitive skin, this product may not be for you. You will have a slight tingle. If not, you will love it. Most people who use this product report not having breakouts after regular use for a month.

Where to Buy

http://www.katesomerville.com/locations.php

Helpful Links

http://www.katesomerville.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD Store;_Code=KS Product;_Code=10006 Category;_Code=EXFO

5. REN Face Mask

Review

Another great find from the purseblog.com. Another member raved about this product so I decided to check it out. REN has 5 different types of facial masks for different types of skin. Check out the site for which one is best for you.

Where to Buy

You can buy it online at this site http://www.renskincare.com/default.asp

Helpful Links

http://www.renskincare.com/cid/UYQX2J6PA2ZY59OP2PIF4T8X6LM8PHHN/category-Masks-FACEMASK.htm