Dark spots, age spots, sun spots – what exactly is pigmentation and how do we treat it? Annique has the solution!

Pigmentation is uneven brown patches on not only the face but hands, décolletage and shoulder areas. It is a skin problem caused by sun exposure and specifically the UVA rays which penetrate deep into your skin, causing ageing and pigmentation. UVA stimulates your pigment cells called Melanocytes to manufacture the pigment called Melanin, which gives human skin, hair, and eyes their colour. Melanin is also responsible for your tan and your unwanted dark patches. It is a problem frequently troubling South African’s due to our extreme African climate, and these sun spots may take up to 10-20 years to develop, so if you notice some showing now it could have been caused when you were a child.

The advanced new Essense Brightening Treatment improves the appearance of brown spots, dark spots and age spots and restores radiant luminosity to the complexion, promoting brighter, younger and healthier looking skin. Vitamin C Complex is one of the key ingredients in Essense Brightening Treatment and it contains two types of vitamin C in a significant %, which reduces and prevents pigmentation. It encourages collagen production, reduces UV-induced cells and evens out skin-tone. During the treatment process your skin will need extra protection from UVA and UVB damage, so applying a daily sunscreen suitable to sensitive skin, like Annique Essense Derma Protect SPF 20, is compulsory when using Essense Brightening Treatment.

Essense Derma Protect SPF 20 is a gentle, everyday sunscreen suitable for all skin types. The gentle formulation boasts a special blend of three naturally derived oils that is combined with our trademark Rooibos extract to deliver a synergistic approach to everyday sun care that works to soothe irritation, calm inflammation and moisturise and protect delicate skin.

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