If your skin is looking discoloured, patchy and lack luster after summer, it may be time to consider a skin ritual that specifically targets pigmentation and improving skin luminosity.
Pigmentation is typically the skin’s response to accumulated UVA and UVB damage. It can also be triggered hormonally (this is Melasma), or in response to skin trauma such as blemishes and scars.
We spoke to skin expert Belinda Besant, National Training Manager for Swiss skincare brand La Prairie about the latest and most effective ways to prevent and treat skin discoloration.
“Pigmentation can appear on everyone, it doesn’t discriminate; it does affect all ages, all skin tones. It can affect a very small area that looks like freckles, or you can have large patches of discoloration, which is an accumulation of UV damage.
When we are born we have this really even skin tone, we all start that way. With an even, luminous skin but with time, discoloration starts to occur and it’s one of the hardest things to treat on the skin. I think we have a level of cynicism when it comes to pigmentation products because we think, ‘I’ve tried things before and I didn’t see enough of a difference. It’s easier to treat wrinkles, it’s easier to treat firming. Pigmentation is the hardest thing to treat.’ So we think we have to put up with it and yet pigmentation is the block to youthful looking skin.”
The Treatment Solution and Breakthrough Ingredients
“Vitamin C is a super anti oxidant. For many years, we’ve been putting antioxidants into our products. But as innovators we’ve taken it a step further. We’ve been searching for many years to find the best molecule to inhibit the enzyme that produces Melanin in the skin. It’s taken us 15 years of research in fact. We started testing fifty thousand molecules before we discovered the most powerful, brightening ingredient in this new product.
And then of course, the star of the show, is White Caviar Crème Extraordinaire. Our latest innovation with the powerful brightening active ingredient Lumidose, which is 15 years in the making.”
Besant advocates finding a skincare program that tackles pigmentation gently so as to prevent further trauma to the skin, and incorporates safe brightening ingredients in multiple products. La Prairie have a simple four-step ritual that will say goodbye to dull looking skin.
“It’s not about working on a particular spot. It’s about improving colour and the texture in between those spots. So, that as a whole, the canvas has been primed.”
Supercharge your skin
To kick-start your ritual use La Prairie’s White Caviar Illuminating Clarifying Lotion as a pre-serum essence. This preps the skin perfectly and infuses key ingredients (Vitamin C and Liquorice) on to cleansed skin.
Create an overall even skin tone
To be used twice daily, La Prairie’s White Caviar Illuminating Pearl Infusion serum will deliver brighter skin. This serum focuses on the main three skin discolourations; pigmentation, redness from stress and irritation and skin dullness.
Goodbye panda eyes
Eliminate darkness under your eyes with La Prairie’s White Caviar Illuminating Eye Cream as you allow time for the serum to absorb into your skin.
The star of the show is undoubtedly the La Prairie White Caviar Crème Extraordinaire for brighter, polished skin. This product contains the new powerful brightening active ingredient Lumidose. Used twice daily, the Crème truly transforms the skin with noticeably visible improvements in only two weeks and compliment getting results in six weeks.
“In two weeks there are measurable results but quite frankly that is more from an expert graders analysis rather than seeing with the naked eye. In just four weeks of twice daily use there is a visible improvement and in eight weeks even more dramatic results” Besant, a glowing example of perfect skin confirms.
La Prairie are a commercial partner of RESCU