DrNC’s ultimate pigmentation-fighting skin solution
HOW TO PREVENT & CORRECT PIGMENTATION
When patients come to me wanting to reverse signs of ageing, most will start talking about their desire to erase their fine lines and wrinkles. Very quickly our conversation soon turns to tackling another skin concern that actually has a far greater impact over how youthful we look - pigmentation and even skin tone. It is evenness of colour, texture and tone that is far more important than reducing wrinkles, when it comes to achieving a canvas that immediately says YOUNG!
Unfortunately, this is extremely difficult to achieve in Australia due to the strength of our sun, one of the worst in the world. It’s why we show signs of ageing around 20 years younger than those in the northern hemisphere.
Every time we head outside we expose ourselves to the harshest UV rays, increasing our risk of developing dark spots, freckles, red & brown blotches and a general uneven skin tone that leaves us looking older, tired and less healthy.
It only takes less than 6 minutes to burn and to stimulate pigmentation. What's even worse, is that most of these changes occur before the age of 15, BUT don’t show until we’re in our 30’s. So early intervention is definitely prevention!
SO HOW DO WE BOOST EVEN SKIN TONE?
The 3 key skincare rules to achieving even skin tone: Protect, Prevent, Remove & Exfoliate
The good news is that the entire DrNC range is formulated to address and prevent pigmentation. Yep, we’ve got you covered - literally! There are 3 key pathways. Let's break that down:
Wearing SPF every single day is non-negotiable. A minimum of SPF 30 and above is essential. Physical blockers and formulas containing niacinamide/vitamin B3 will give you the best pigmentation-fighting results.
My Concentrated CC+ SPF 30 is a lightweight, chemical-free, UVA/UVB physical blocker (containing zinc + titanium dioxide). Boosted with 5% niacinamide/vitamin B3, it stops pigment production at the enzyme level. And it features a colour-correcting tint that will have you feeling confident without makeup, all day long. What's more, it DOES NOT FEEL like sunscreen!
PREVENT AND REPAIR
When it comes to over-the-counter, science-backed skincare ingredients that block pigment production, you CANNOT go past niacinamide/vitamin B3 and Vitamin C. We make it easy and put both in the one serum for you! My cult favourite Concentrated Illuminator serum features 10% niacinamide/vitamin B3 alongside 10% vitamin C, hyaluronic acid and peptides, helping to block the production and spread of pigmentation in your skin.
REMOVE AND EXFOLIATE WITH AHAs & BHAs
Alpha Hydroxy Acids and Beta Hydroxy Acids are essential to fade out uneven skin. Not only from the sun, but that pesky stuff that can occur due to breakouts (aka PIH: post inflammatory hyperpigmentation). These guys are the wunderkind of cosmeceutical actives, as they lift and remove stained skin cells and sun-damaged cells, while stimulating production of fresh cells with healthy DNA, rebooting your skin’s metabolism back to when you were in your 20’s.
My Concentrated Clarifier serum contains the perfect blend of AHAs (lactic, glycolic, mandelic and tartaric acids), with the BHA salicylic acid. It’s not called the “bomb” for nothing!
For even more flawless results, add in the ultimate at-home treatment, my Concentrated Micropeel, a single-use sachet soaked in a potent AHA/BHA solution to literally swipe away stained and dull skin cells, leaving a more radiant and even skin tone.
DrNC’S ULTIMATE PIGMENTATION-FIGHTING SKIN SOLUTION