Tag Archives: pigmentation

Melanin – Emelanin & Pheomelanin

Observ Pigmentation Melanin

Skin pigmentation is due to the accumulation of two types of melanin granules in the keratinocytes (skin cells). Besides being the most potent blocker of ultraviolet radiation, the role of melanin in photoprotection (UV protection) is complex. I’ve had a client recently ask what type of skin ages better – fair skin or dark skin? […]

Hydroquinone – perhaps worth avoiding!

Chemical Structure Background

Hydroquinone – the gold standard for ‘masking’ pigmentation! But using this ingredient comes with a few risks and like most products/ingredients on the market today, it does absolutely nothing to treat the actual source. Extremely effective at masking a concern… flat out useless at producing ‘real, long lasting’ results. What is Hydroquinone? Hydroquinone is an […]