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Behind the science – Of Eucerin Anti-Pigment

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Hyperpigmentation is common skin concern and can cause distress when it is very noticaeble. The Eucerin Anti-Pigment range as been clinically proven to reduce the appearance of age spots (also known as sun spots) for more even and radiant skin. In this article Dr Ludger Kolbe, medical skincare and R&D expert at Eucerin, introduces Thiamidol, the key active in the formula, and explains the science behind the innovative and the effective Anti-Pigment range.

Melasma is not in any way harmful but can cause distress when it is very noticeable.

What causes an uneven skin tone?

An uneven skin tone is often the result of pigmentation issues such as hyperpigmentation. “Hyperpigmentation is caused by increased Melanin production,” says Dr Ludge Kolbe. “Our skin has specialised cells, called melanocytes, which produce the dark pigment melanin,” he explains. “It gives skin its color and some natural protection from sunlight, but over-exposure to sunlight, hormonal influences, ageing and skin injury or inflammation can cause an increase in melanin and trigger hyperpigmentation.”

Hyperpigmentation appears as dark patches and age spots (also known as sun spots) that make skin look uneven. The overproduction of melanin is also the root causes of conditions such as melasma and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Dr Kolbe explains that “while hyperpigmented skin is normally harmless it can cause distress and impact the quality of life of those that experience it.”

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