Skin cream for brown spots or pigment

Advanced Pigment Corrector


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Size:  30ml 

Who It's For

Mild to moderate brown spots or other pigmentation problems and for those who can't or don't want to use hydroquinones.

Dr. Irwin's Product Review

SkinCeuticals Advanced Pigment Corrector contains actives 0.5% Ellagic Acid, 5.0% yeast extract, 0.3% salicylic acid and more ingredients. All of these lighten pigment. Small studies show similar results to prescription strength hydroquinone 4% but without the irritation or potential toxicity. Good alternative to hydroquinones in the winter and for anyone who is allergic to or irritated by hydroquinones.  We are getting good reports from our patients on this product.

SkinMedica has also come out with Lytera. We don’t know yet which of these two works best. I recommend trying one for 3 months and then the other for 3 months and see which works best until we have more information. Please remember that none of these including prescription strength hydroquinones offer miracles for pigment problems.

How to Use

Once or twice a day on cleansed skin. My bias is to put any antioxidant or cell growth factors on first, and then the lightening cream. Then use a high zinc (>10%) sunscreen and double layer with a 2nd sunscreen like the Colorscience powder.


Aqua/Water/Eau, Cyclohexasiloxane, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Alcohol Denat., Butylene Glycol, Polysilicone-11, Pentaerythryityl Tetraethylhexanoate, Ptfe, Methylsilanol/Silicate Crosspolymer, Hydroxyphenoxy Propionic Acid, Ammounium Polyacrydimethyltauramide/Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl, Inulin Lauryl Carbamate, Pentylene Glycol, Ammonium Acryloyldmethyltaurate/Steareth-8 Methacrylate Copolymer, Dimethiconol, Cl 77891/Titanium Dioxide, Salicylic Acid, Chlorphenesin, Flax Extract/Yeast Extract/Extrait De Lavure, Sodium Hydroxide, Xanthan Gum, Mica, Disodium Edta, Ppg-5-Ceteth-20, Citric Acid, D159713/2 

Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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