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Freckles, age spots, and other darkened skin patches can become darker or more pronounced when skin is exposed to the sun. This happens because melanin absorbs the energy of the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays in order to protect he skin from overexposure. The usual result of this process is skin tanning, which tends to darken areas that are already hyperpigmented. Wearing a sunscreen is a must. The sunscreen must be "broad spectrum" (i.e. it blocks both ultraviolet A and B). A single day of excess sun can undo months of treatment.

Most bleaching products used to lighten the skin contain hydroquinone. Bleaches lighten and fade darkened skin patches by slowing the production of melanin so those dark spots gradually fade to match normal skin coloration. Prescription bleaches contain twice the amount of hydroquinone, the active ingredient, as over-the-counter skin bleaches.
In more severe cases prescription creams with tretinoin and a cortisone cream may be used. These work quite effectively when combined with hydroquinone to produce improvement.

Key Lightening Ingredients to look for in skin care products:

Hydroquinone, Kojic Acid, Licorice Extract, Glycolic Acid, Bearberry Extract, Azelaic Acid, and Arbutin.
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Replenix Gly Sal 5-2 Pads Glyderm Cream GlyDerm Cream Plus 12
Gly / Sal 5-2 Pads
Our Price: $21.00
Cream 5
Our Price: $35.00
Cream PLUS 12
Our Price: $40.00
Replenix Gly/Sal 5-2 Pads - - Excellent Starter Treatment Pad for Oily and Acne Prone Skin
Specially formulated for oily and acne-prone skin - Contains 5% ultra-pure glycolic acid in combination with the proven keratolytic ingredient 2% salicylic acid.
GlyDerm Cream 5 AHA Indication - Dry or mature skin. Used to
continue to improve skin appearance or to keep the results of the
in-office applications lasting longer.
GlyDerm Cream Plus 12 AHA Salicylated Glycolic Acid - Dry or mature skin. Used to continue to improve skin appearance or to keep the results of the in-office applications lasting longer.

GlyDerm Cream Plus 12% is a free acid value of glycolic acid in a time released formula allowing for exfoliation of dead skin cells and hydration of the skin simultaneously.
gloTherapeutics Lightening Serum gloTherapeutics Brightening Serum Neova Serious Clarity formerly Intense Brightening Complex
Lightening Serum
Our Price: $42.00
Brightening Serum
Our Price: $44.00
Battles discolorations with a highly effective combination of lighteners, melanin inhibitors and mild exfoliants. Additional ingredients complement the lightening process with benefits that help support the skin's health, strength and brightness.
pH: 3.0
Treats skin discoloration with a full spectrum of natural brighteners and smoothing ingredients to create a fresh glowing complexion. Intense Brightening Complex:
* Targets the cause of skin discolorations
* Rapidly diminishes the appearance of discolorations
* Enables skin to achieve an even tone
* Powerful, yet safe, and effective treatment on all skin types
* Causes NO irritation or side effects
Avene D-Pigment Spot Corrector Rich PCA pHaze 13 Pigment Gel HQ Free CELLective Clinical Luminous Peptide Serum
Avene D-Pigment Spot Corrector treatment for hyperpigmentation reduces the appearance of dark spots and restores skin's luminosity. Its soft, velvety texture is suitable for the needs of dry to very dry skin. Formulated with kojic and azelaic acids, plus AHAs to effectively target various types of hyperpigmentation. It is ideal for hydroquinone sensitive or allergic complexions. CELLective Luminous Peptide Serum naturally brightens skin and reduces the wrinkle depth providing a lifting effect.

Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4, a main ingredient in this serum, reduces wrinkle depth by 44% and increases lifting effect by 17%. Combine this with Daisy Flower Extract which reduces melanin formation and antioxidative activity, providing significant lightening effects.
GlyDerm Intense C Serum PM Osmosis Pur Medical Skin Lightening Booster Blend NIA 24 Treatment Catalyst
Intense C Serum PM
Our Price: $55.00
Treatment Catalyst
Our Price: $71.00
GlyDerm Intense C Serum PM is formulated with 7.5% L-Ascorbic Acid, the only form of vitamin C suitable for topical application.
L-Ascorbic Acid reaches the deepest layers of the skin to provide superior antioxidant protection, defends against damaging UVA and UVB rays, contributes to collagen synthesis and helps prevent premature signs of aging. Intense C Serum PM is a vitamin C concentrate with patented QuSome delivery.
Osmosis Pur Medical offers boosting agents in the form of powders that can be added to any treatment lotion, serum or cream to boost its effects on the skin.

Osmosis Pur Medical Lightening Booster Powder Blend utilizes a combination of amino acids that focus on treating and lightening pigmentation. Increase the efficacy of this powder by combining it with Vitamin C Powder Blend.
NIA24 Treatment Catalyst is a skin fortifying oil that contains patented Pro-Niacin, proven to visibly improve skin tone, texture & hyperpigmentation.

This nourishing formula delivers an immediate dose of moisture and radiance while reducing the overall appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Alyria Antioxidant Capsules gloTherapeutics Triple Action Serum NIA 24 Skin Strengthening Complex Repair
Antioxidant Capsules
Our Price: $78.00
Triple Action Serum
Our Price: $90.00
A potent antioxidant cream encapsulated Vitamin C in the form of L-Ascorbic Acid. Vitamin C is volatile to oxygen and can break down quickly when exposed to air. Recommended For: Hyperpigmentation, uneven tone, again, sun damage, dull complexions, pre- and post- treatment.
gloTherapeutics Triple Action Serum delivers visible regulation of cell renewal and evens tone and clarity in target areas immediately.
Neither heavy nor too light, this fortified cream visibly reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by enhancing the skin's barrier function, accelerating repair and delivering continual moisturization.
Cerumworx Vitamin C + BioPeptides CELLective Clinical DayGUARD Sesha Clinical Advanced Lightening Serum
This product now has a new name and packaging...

CerumWorx
is a stable, effective and convenient antioxidant therapy for skin renewal and repair.
Traditional liquid serums can be oily, messy and quickly degrade. CerumWORX is a silky cream delivered in convenient single-use capsules that ensure you get fresh Vitamin C every time.

CerumWORX Stable 10% Vitamin C + Biopeptides softens, smoothes and gives your skin a healthy glow.
DayGUARD Active C&E + Peptides is a stable, effective and convenient antioxidant therapy for skin renewal and repair.

Traditional liquid serums can quickly degrade to the degree where the active ingredients no longer are effective. CELLective Clinical DayGUARD is a silky cream delivered in convenient single-use capsules that ensure you get fresh Vitamin C every time.

Stable 10% Vitamin C, 5% Vitamin E + Biopeptides softens, smoothes and gives your skin a healthy glow.
Sesha Clinical Advanced Lightening Serum is an advanced lightening formulation that includes hydroquinone and powerful lightening agents that increase cell-turnover rate and decrease deep melanin sediment. This complex serum reduces and inhibits tyrosinase activity to restore the skins natural tone.
Sesha Clinical Advanced Lightening Serum without HQ CELLective Clinical Pro-C Collagen Serum NIA 24 Intensive Recovery Complex
Pro-C Collagen Serum
Our Price: $104.00
Clinical Advanced Lightening Serum without HQ, achieves pigmentation reduction using a state of art formulation with our patented delivery technology together with many advanced and natural ingredients synergistically to inhibit and reduce tyrosinase activity while combining the newest approach to gently stimulate the skin turnover rate by natural enzymes without any harsh reactions. CELLective Clinical Pro-C Collagen Serum features a multi-targeted, Vitamin C enriched system of high performance
ingredients which help brighten the complexion, support healthy
collagen production, and help fight free radicals. Additionally these
ingredients improve the appearance of aging and photo-damaged skin and
improve skin resilience
NIA 24 Intensive Recovery Complex contains 5% Pro-Niacin along with the moisturizing benefits of sodium hyaluronate and ceramide 3. This product is an excellent choice for individuals with normal to extremely dry skin or individuals desiring additional moisturization. Contains a liposomal Complex of Vitamins A, C and E and Ceramide 3.


CerumWORX DUO Night Retinol / Day Vitamin C + Peptides
Duo 2 - Pack of Day CerumWORX Vitamin C 10% combined with CerumWORX Night Retinol 0.075%

This is a strategic combination of products that address the daily needs of an anti-aging program. Daily prevention combined with nightly restoration. In order to promote visible improvement in the skin, products containing ingredients that prevent and promote change must be part of equation.

CerumWorx Vitamin C 10% + Peptides
is a stable, effective and convenient antioxidant therapy for skin renewal and repair.
Traditional liquid serums can be oily, messy and quickly degrade. CerumWORX is a silky cream delivered in convenient single-use capsules that ensure you get fresh Vitamin C every time.
CerumWORX Stable 10% Vitamin C + Biopeptides softens, smoothes and gives your skin a healthy glow.

CerumWORX Night Serum with Retinol and Resveratrol contains retinol with advanced antioxidants in a single use capsule. Each dose is metered to cover the entire face. Encapsulating the active ingredients allows full potency to stay intact until the capsule is opened and dispensed on the skin.