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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 Replenix Gly Sal 10-2 Pads PCA Perfecting Protection SPF 30
Gly / Sal 5-2 Pads
Our Price: $21.00
Gly / Sal 10-2 Pads
Our Price: $25.00
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.
RepleniX Gly / Sal 10-2 Pads - - Excellent for Oily and Acne Prone Skin
Specially formulated for oily and acne-prone skin - Contains 10% ultra-pure glycolic acid in combination with the proven keratolytic ingredient 2% salicylic acid.
NEW! PCA Perfecting Protection SPF 30 is a revolutionary broad-spectrum UVA/UVB product that combines the superior protective benefits of Z-Cote and other potent sunscreen agents with five melanogenesis inhibitors.
This unique blend of ingredients works to reduce existing skin discoloration while preventing future hyperpigmentation. In addition, potent antioxidants caffeine and silybum marianum extract, commonly referred to as milk thistle, work to fight damaging environmental free radicals, inflammation and the formation of sunburn cells.
Glyderm Cream CELLective Clinical Elite Sunscreen SPF 30 PCA pHaze 13 Pigment Bar
Cream 5
Our Price: $35.00
Elite Sunscreen SPF 30
Our Price: $35.00
Pigment Bar - pHaze 13
Our Price: $38.00
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.
CELLective Clinical Elite Sunscreen SPF 30 Non-Glycolic formula supports Glycolic acid with added hydration

Elite Sunscreen is formulated with purest pharmaceutical grade 17% Micronized Zinc Oxide to provide the highest level of broad spectrum UVA/
UVB protection.

The cleansing companion in our pigment control program designed to enhance and maintain even skin tone. Also recommended for large areas of treatment. Use once daily, alternate with the appropriate pHaze 1 Facial Wash.
GlyDerm Cream Plus 12 gloTherapeutics Lightening Serum gloTherapeutics gloBrightening Polish
Cream PLUS 12
Our Price: $40.00
Lightening Serum
Our Price: $42.00
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.
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
Recommended replacement product: CELLective Papaya Creme Enzyme Polish

The combined activity of physical resurfacing and natural brighteners in gloTherapeutics gloBrightening Polish give unparalleled results against age spots. Dead skin and debris are removed to clean and open the skin's surface, allowing for enhanced absorption of the brighteners. When followed with the gloBrightening Serum, the collective outcome equals distinguished results.
gloTherapeutics Brightening Serum Rhonda Allison NATURALE MEGA BRIGHTENING SERUM Neova Serious Clarity formerly Intense Brightening Complex
Brightening Serum
Our Price: $44.00
Treats skin discoloration with a full spectrum of natural brighteners and smoothing ingredients to create a fresh glowing complexion. Rhonda Allison Naturale Mega Brightening Serum offers the benefits of natural plant extracts and herbs for serious skin brightening and maintenance are increased by the synergy of this powerful mega complex. 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 Light Formula Avene D-Pigment Spot Corrector Rich PCA pHaze 13 Pigment Gel HQ Free
Avene D-Pigment Spot Corrector is a lightweight hyperpigmentation treatment that reduces the appearance of dark spots and restores skin's luminosity. Its highly absorbent texture is enriched with shine-reducing powders to meet the needs of normal to combination skin. 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 Clinical Luminous Peptide Serum GlyDerm Intense C Serum PM PCA Pigment Gel with HQ
Intense C Serum PM
Our Price: $55.00
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 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.
The penetrating triple-action of hydroquinone, kojic, and azelaic acids, plus AHAs helps to exfoliate, bleach, and inhibit hyperpigmentation and age spots.
Osmosis Pur Medical Skin Lightening Booster Blend NIA 24 Sun Damage Repair for Chest and Hands Osmosis ENLIGHTEN Pigmentation Skin Serum
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.
This nutrient-rich cream delivers intense moisture while it improves the appearance of photo-damage on the decolletage (chest), shoulders and hands.
Age spots and discolorations visibly diminish with this proven brightening complex. Enhances skin barrier function to accelerate repair and increase resistance to damage and moisture loss. Daily use results in significant improvement in overall tone, texture and resilence. Contains 2.5% Pro-Niacin and brightening agents.

Hydroquinone-Free

Osmosis ENLIGHTEN dramatically lightens the skin due to its many liposome-coated tyrosinase inhibitors which reach the basal layer more effectively. It calms inflammation, may assist the skin in remodeling scarring from photodamage, hydrates, and protects against UV rays.

NIA 24 Treatment Catalyst Alyria Antioxidant Capsules NIA 24 Rapid Depigmentation Serum
Treatment Catalyst
Our Price: $71.00
Antioxidant Capsules
Our Price: $78.00
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.
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. Get rid of age spots fast with NIA24 Rapid Depigmentation Serum.

See a significant improvement in your complexion with this NIA24 treatment for hyperpigmentation. NIA 24 Rapid Depigmentation Serum contains a mix of concentrated, clinically proven ingredients that improve skins tone and texture while it fades age spots. This lightweight serum penetrates into the deep layers of your skin, effectively targeting the signs of hyperpigmentation at the source. With continued use, you will quickly notice a brighter, clearer complexion with fewer age spots.
Pevonia LumaFirm Repair Cream Lift and Glow gloTherapeutics Triple Action Serum DCL C-Scape Time Release Cream
Triple Action Serum
Our Price: $90.00
Pevonia LumaFirm Repair Cream Lift and Glow is known to Firm, lighten, brighten, smooth, repair and protect with this lightweight, anti-aging moisturizer that truly delivers immediate and cumulative results.

Experience immediate and visible firmness and brightness.
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.
This product has been discontinued by the MFG. Recommended Replacement is DCL C Scape High Potency Serum 25

DCL C Scape Time Release Cream
evens discoloration, firms sagging skin and minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. A potent concentration of vitamin C boosts collagen production, infusing skin with a slew of antioxidants and neutralizing free radicals.
Panthenol and shea butter deeply nourish and hydrate for a glowing complexion.
NIA 24 Skin Strengthening Complex Repair DCL High Potency C Scape Serum Cerumworx Vitamin C + BioPeptides
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. A unique, high potency serum with 25% Vitamin C. Daily use of DCL C Scape High Potency Serum 25 can reduce visible signs of aging, making your skin feel and look younger within weeks of your first application. 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.