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Focus on RADIANCE+

One of the most difficult to treat skin conditions is hyperpigmentation. In spite of the number of treatment options, including prescription and cosmetic topical creams, radio frequency, cryosurgery and laser surgery, nothing has provided the holy grail in pigment preventers and measurable improvement.

Whether pigmentation results from sun damage, acne, inflammation, birth control, pregnancy, hormones, prescription drugs or injury, it is caused by an irregular increase in melanin. The process of melanin production is known as Melanogenesis—a complicated pathway involving exposure to sun or other stressors, oxidation of Tyrosine by the enzyme Tyrosinase, L-DOPA, L-DOPA conversion to Dopa Quinone, Melanin formation and deposition of Melanin in the dermal or epidermal layer, manifesting as pigmentation.

There has been a plethora of skin care products purporting to brighten the skin and treat pigmentation. Hydroquinone has been, for many years, recommended as the most effective lightener, but there are many concerns over the safety of its long-term use. Other ingredients that have been shown to help control the melanin formation process include Kojic acid, Azelaic acid, botanical extracts, Hydroxy acids, vitamins and peptides. All have been proven somewhat helpful in inhibiting and decreasing some of the steps in the melanogenesis process, but none of them have created satisfactory and sustained results.

The appearance of pigmentation and dark spots remain one of the most difficult skin conditions to target. However, thanks to Environ Skin Care's NEW Focus Care Radiance+ Range, the look of uneven skin tone may be a thing of the past! The revolutionary Radiance+ 3-step Mela-Smart System, comprised of four powerhouse formulations, work synergistically to help inhibit the effects of the six complex steps involved in the formation of hyperpigmentation. The Radiance+ Range contains a myriad of combinations of scientifically researched ingredients that may assist in improving the appearance of uneven skin tone:

Multi-Bioactive Mela-Prep Lotion: an expertly blended combination of highly specialized ingredients that scientific studies show may assist in blocking the effects of Tyrosinase, reducing the effects of melanin transfer to keratinocytes, resulting in an improved appearance of uneven skin tone, leaving the skin looking brighter and more even toned. The formulation's key ingredients include: Sepi-White MSH, Niacinamide PC and Alpha-Arbutin.

Vita-Botanical Mela-Fade Serum System A+B: two products that together contain an expertly blended combination of highly specialized, scientifically proven ingredients that may assist in improving the appearance of pigmentation through the effects of the inhibition of melanogenesis mediators, tyrosinase and melanosome transfer. Key ingredients include Lactic acid, Geranium Root, Artichoke Leaf extract, Ginger Lilies, Plum, Neem Leaf extract, Yoshino Cherry Leaf extract, Honeybush Leaf/Stem extract, and Panthenol.

Intense C-Boost Mela-Even Cream: an expertly blended combination of antioxidant vitamins C and E that may assist in shielding the skin from the effects of environmental stressors and the effects of the inhibition of Tyrosine conversion. This may help to improve the appearance of uneven skin tone, leaving skin looking healthier and appearing more evenly toned.

The entire system should be used both in the morning and night with the Environ Vitamin STEP-UP SYSTEM™ for best results. Most importantly, always apply a generous amount of SPF 15-30, containing UVA and UVB protectors.

Expectations must be realistic as it can take six to 12 months of diligent use to see results. Following a disciplined protocol is key. The benefit is worth the time and patience—the appearance of evenly radiant, healthy-looking and beautiful skin for a lifetime.


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