I have been dealing with hyperpigmentation for years. As I get older, it inevitably gets worse. Much worse. I actually went to the dermatologist recently and have a prescription, for which I have yet to fill. Why not? First off, I am hesitant to use it with its' high concentration of hydroquinone. Don't get me wrong, if all else fails, I will try it. Second, I just read about this new hydroquinone alternative called Lumixyl, and I want to give it a try first.
Lumixyl is a brand new skin brightening cream that claims to be non-irritating. It contains a newly found synthetic peptide technology that has been helping to improve the appearance of unwanted discoloration, age spots, sun spots and uneven skin tone.
Developed by dermatological researchers at Stanford University, Lumixyl's ground-breaking technology is the only peptide shown to measurably promote healthy skin function in restraining tyrosinase, the enzyme responsible for initiating the overproduction of melanin, that can cause uneven pigmentation and dark spots.
The studies have proven that Lumixyl has been very successful in improving hyperpigmentation. From everything I have read, I have decided that Lumixyl deserves a good try, as I said. I am going to chronicle my experience here, with photos of my forehead, where I have the worst sun damage. Every week or so, I will update on my "Lumixyl Experiment" so you can hear and see how it is working for me.
I do have a lot of freckle, and I never expect them to disappear. It is the more blotchy areas, that are like patches of molted together freckles. Those are the areas where I really hope to see improvement.
Lumixyl is only available through a dermatologist or physician for $120 for 1 oz.
*I received a press sample of this product.