To date, I have not used a more effective over-the-counter remedy than this to aid in my ongoing battle with hyperpigmentation. My molted darkened areas are becoming broken apart and age spots are getting lighter and lighter - and I have only been using this new wonder for about one month.
Let's take a quick look at the ingredients and why this is working so well.
You see, Clinique firmly believes that a custom-fit, multi-pronged approach is the best way to achieve brighter, more even-toned and radiant skin. Clinique's multi-prong approach combats facial discoloration at various levels with core ingredients that help to prevent the appearance of new dark spots while visibly breaking apart existing pigmentation. Like I mentioned, I am actually seeing my molted, or clustered brown areas start to break apart. Clinique calls this "melanin dust" that will gently continue to exfoliate away.
Clinique has developed a patent-pending CL-302 complex, that features a new plant derived technology that is clinically proven to improve the evenness of skin tone, radiance and clarity. And that is what we are all looking for, aren't we? I know I am.
This new CL-302 complex consists of five brightening ingredients:
- Dianella Ensifolia (Border Silver)
- Salicylic Acid
- Ascorbyl Glucoside
- Blackout Yeast Extract
I have been using this serum-like corrector twice a day. I use one pump for day time use, and two pumps at night as I really concentrate on rubbing it in and bring it down to some darker areas on my neck. I follow-up each application with my Even Better Skin Tone Correcting Moisturizer SPF 20. In just about a month, as I stated above, my molted darkened areas are becoming broken apart and my age spots are getting lighter and lighter.
I will continue to use these products in my routine, and hope to move to just once a day (at night) after I have used them for about three to four months of using, when I am told I will see a significant difference in my hyperpigmentation.
There are additional pluses to using Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector as in the price, which is a reasonable $49.50 and it's availability at Clinique counters and right online. I love that I don't have to shell out a few hundred dollars and go to a dermatologist to get dermatologist grade results.
If you are using this or try it, please do leave a comment with you thoughts. I will update again on my skin tone in a few more months, after I have given this routine even more time to work.
*Press sample submitted by brand for review.