***I have listed the products mentioned below and then at the very bottom of the page there are some alternatives as well. Please research for yourself, as these are just suggestions and you should always look through the ingredients to be sure you are ok with everything listed. 🙂 … ALSO! Remember that this takes patience and diligence!
This is my plan for my fall skincare routine, I’ll list the day by day plan below. I will be doing the prescription version of this plan. You can also ask your Derm for a prescription for Hydroquinone to see if that might be less expensive if you want to go the prescription route with me (It is stronger, faster and more effective but also can be more irritating and not as easy to get). I ususally do this at least once a year. This year my pigment is better than most i believe because of my diligent use of sunscreen (reapplication and hats too this summer). Sunscreen cannot be underestimated! Be sure to watch my sunscreen video here:
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Sukoyaka Suhada Urea Moisture Lotion:
Laneige Cream Skin:
Osmosis Catalyst AC-11 Vitamin C:
Osmosis Correct (Retinal):
Obagi Retinol is a great option as well!
Obagi Clear FX:
Obagi Exfoderm Forte (Glycolic and Lactic Acid):
Obagi 30% Vitamin C Mask:
Derma Dr Kakadu C Peel Pads:
let skin dry
Mix pigment inhibitor with retinoid
AHA (Obagi Exfoderm was what I showed)
let skin dry
Blend pigment inhibitor with retinoid
Vitamin C Mask or peel
Pigment inhibitor with NO retinoid
There are other things that we can add to this regimen:
tranexamic acid, kojic acid, licorice, niacinamide, azalaic acid to name a few :))
Obviously everyone is different and skin needs vary. This is a basic pigment clearing regimen that has worked well for some of my clients. If Arbutin isn’t a strong enough pigment inhibitor for your particular pigment you may need hydroquinone.
Here is a vitamin C peel kit alternative (this one looks pretty amazing actually! It is a 2 part system which should help keep actives fresh. It is also a scrub that will increase circulation and penetration of the vitamin).
Jolie Vitamin C peel kit:
Vitamin C Alternative (I have not used this one but have many friends who I trust that do use it and love it. I would get the 1oz over the 4oz bc vitamin c is not stable. Better to get through it than have it last forever).
Here are some alternatives for the pigment inhibitor:
DaVenus Brightening cream (key ingredients: Kojic acid, arbutin, niacinamide and allantoin. The percentages aren’t listed but kojic acid is first on the list. The last ingredient is fragrance, which should be noted if you are sensitive to it)
Best alternative serum is this one:
Porcelain Skin (this is a really amazing cocktail that I would suggest using in the AM in place of Exfoderm Forte (due to the glycolic acid) increasing usage to every day as skin tolerates)
Another AHA alternative:
Alpha skin care 2% hydroquinone and 10% Glycolic acid (would use this in place of exfoderm forte in the morning) (this also lists fragrance as the 2nd to last ingredient, so be aware of that if you are sensitive)
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