Salicylic acid is the go-to ingredient for those wanting a smoother, softer skin with less signs of sun damage. When carefully formulated alongside Azelaic acid and anti-inflammatories it gently but very effectively removes outer skin cells and debris blocking the pores. Salicylic is a beta hydroxy acid that breaks the bonds between the surface skin cells and helps the skin shed the outermost roughened cells.’
In addition, salicylic has anti-microbial properties and is also beneficial in controlling excessive oil production. The concentration of the salicylic is critical as it is important to find the balance between being effective whilst avoiding irritation. Choose skincare brands that replace glycolic with salicylic as the ingredient of choice for achieving exfoliation.
Turmeric is the new kid on the block in skincare and companies such as Epionce have been developing new formulations with highly purified extracts of this root plant that have very significant effects on unwanted inflammation and pigmentation in the skin.’
Turmeric helps block the inflammation pathways that trigger the activation of the melanocyte and it also directly interferes with the production of melanin, the dark pigment that causes pigmentation in the skin. Turmeric should be part of the skincare regime of anyone battling against unsightly pigmentation and melasma.
Epionce Pigment Perfecting Serum is proven by independent clinical trials to be as effective as prescription skincare without causing any irritation to the skin. This is very important because pigmentation can be a life-long problem and it is therefore critical that the skincare being used to treat the problem is safe for long term use.