SkinMedica Lytera 2.0 Pigment Correcting Serum

SkinMedica Lytera 2.0 Pigment Correcting Serum is an innovative product packed with many proven skin-lightening agents. While it is pretty high on the pocket, is worth a try for those who like to spend on the premium range of skincare products.

What is it? Premium skin brightening serum

Who can use it? Oily to normal skin type for uneven skin tone, tanning, and dark patches.

Sensitive skin: Unlikely to irritate, however, avoid if your skin is red, irritated or burning

 

Description

Description

Benefits

Lytera is worth trying for oily to combination skin types with uneven skin tone, dark patches, and photo-ageing. It can help in reducing dark patches and spots(mild cases), tanning and uneven skin tone.

It has potent skin lighteners like Tranaxemic acid, Niacinamide, resorcinol, and Tetra-peptide 30 that work on various pathways of pigmentation. Anti-oxidants like Vitamin E and grape flower extracts help in repairing skin from within. While soothing and hydrating base nourishes your skin form within

Cons:

Expensive

Dermatocare recommendations

Additional information

Gender

Female, Male

Skin Type

Normal/Combination, Oily

Skin concern

Pigmentation & Dark Spots

Is your skin red/itchy/bumpy?

Never, Sometimes (now it is calm)

Price range

$$$$

Regime

Morning, Night

Quick Comparison

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DescriptionSkinMedica Lytera 2.0 Pigment Correcting Serum is an innovative product packed with many proven skin-lightening agents. While it is pretty high on the pocket, is worth a try for those who like to spend on the premium range of skincare products. What is it? Premium skin brightening serum Who can use it? Oily to normal skin type for uneven skin tone, tanning, and dark patches. Sensitive skin: Unlikely to irritate, however, avoid if your skin is red, irritated or burning  Biluma cream is manufactured by Galderma, the makers of Cetaphil range of products. It is hydroquinone-free skin whitening cream that has 6 potent skin lightening ingredients. What is it? Skin lightening cream available on prescription of doctor. Who can use it? Dry to normal skin type prone to reduce pigmentation. It might feel greasy on oily skin. Can it be used for sensitive skin? Yes, people with mild sensitive skin can try this cream if it calm. However, patch test should be done before first use. Avoid in super-sensitive skin.If you are having pigmentation in the form of dark patches/spots, tanning or uneven skin tone, then this skin lightening regime is for you. We have created a series of 3 regimes to gradually increase the potency of skin-lightening agents to get the best results. What is it? Skin lightening regime Month 1 Who can use it? Dry skin types with Pigmentation Sensitive skin: You can try only if your skin is calm for a long time. Avoid if your skin is irritated, burning or itchy. After completing Month 1, you can shift to Month 2 of the skin lightening regime.If looking for a lightweight serum formulation to achieve a skin texture devoid of acne scars, pigmentation and signs of ageing then the Ordinary Lactic acid will be your ideal pick. This product helps to achieve an even skin tone. What is it? Skin lightening serum with 10% lactic acid Who can use it? All skin types prone to skin pigmentation, post-acne marks, uneven skin tone Sensitive skin: Avoid using on sensitive skin. You can use the 5% lactic acid variant if your skin is calm as a spot treatment for dark spots at night.
2 Variants: 5% Lactic acid- for a mild case and 10% Lactic acid for severe cases
Tranexamic acid is a relatively new but most promising skin lightening agent that has been used both topically and orally. Naturium Tranexamic Acid Treatment 5% combine 4 major skin-lightening agents- Kojic acid, Arbutin, Tranexamic acid and Acetyl Glucosamine. In addition boatload of herbal actives that soothe and rejuvenate your skin. What is it? Skin lightening serum Who can use it? Any skin type prone to pigmentations Sensitive skin: Can try once the skin is calmThe Ordinary has many variants of Vitamin C serum that can be tried for sensitive skin to most robust and tough male skin. The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% Suspension is the best variant for tough skin of males. What is it? Viamin C 23 % serum Who can use it? All skin types for anti-ageing and skin brightening Sensitive skin: Big NO Goodies: L Ascorbic acid 23%, Hyaluronic acid 2% Key Benefits: [COUNTER_NUMBER id=7937]

Additional information
Gender

Female, Male

Skin Type

Normal/Combination, Oily

Skin concern

Pigmentation & Dark Spots

Is your skin red/itchy/bumpy?

Never, Sometimes (now it is calm)

Price range

$$$$

Regime

Morning, Night

Gender

Female, Male

Is your skin red/itchy/bumpy?

Never, Sometimes (now it is calm)

Skin concern

Pigmentation & Dark Spots

Skin Type

Dry, Normal/Combination

Price range

$

Regime

Morning, Night

Gender

Female, Male

Skin Type

Dry

Skin concern

Pigmentation & Dark Spots

Is your skin red/itchy/bumpy?

Never, Sometimes (now it is calm)

Price range

$$

Gender

Female, Male

Skin Type

Dry, Normal/Combination, Oily

Skin concern

Pigmentation & Dark Spots

Is your skin red/itchy/bumpy?

Never

Regime

Night

Price range

$$

Gender

Female, Male

Skin Type

Dry, Normal/Combination, Oily

Skin concern

Pigmentation & Dark Spots

Is your skin red/itchy/bumpy?

Never, Sometimes (now it is calm)

Regime

Morning

Price range

$$

Skin Type

Dry, Normal/Combination, Oily

Skin concern

Ageing/Wrinkles

Is your skin red/itchy/bumpy?

Never

Gender

Female, Male

Price range

$$

Regime

Night

Content

Benefits

Lytera is worth trying for oily to combination skin types with uneven skin tone, dark patches, and photo-ageing. It can help in reducing dark patches and spots(mild cases), tanning and uneven skin tone. It has potent skin lighteners like Tranaxemic acid, Niacinamide, resorcinol, and Tetra-peptide 30 that work on various pathways of pigmentation. Anti-oxidants like Vitamin E and grape flower extracts help in repairing skin from within. While soothing and hydrating base nourishes your skin form within

Cons:

Expensive

Biluma cream benefits

Biluma cream is good skin lightening cream. It can be used for mild cases of hyperpigmentation combined with other skin lighteing agents as discussed in this article, Skin care routine for hyper-pigmenation.  Biluma cream can be used to reduce pigmentation caused by following:
  • Melasma
  • Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation like dark spots left after healing of pimples, boils, cuts etc.
  • Tanning
  • Dark elbows and knees
  • Dark circles
However, Biluma cream or for that matter any over-the-counter skin lightening cream might not help the stubborn cases of dark patches.

Biluma cream side effects

Biluma cream is safe to use under the supervision of doctor. It might not suit sensitive skin. Avoid if your skin is read, irritated, itchy, burning and bumpy.

Biluma cream composition

Biluma cream has following 6 potent skin-whitening ingredients:
  • Kojic Acid Dipalmitate is derived from a fungus and is used at a concentration varying from 1 to 4%. It is especially helpful to patients who are not responding to Hydroquinone, prescribed by a dermatologist because both of them are tyrosinase inhibitors (an enzyme that is used in the synthesis of melanin pigment).
  • Arbutin is derived from berries and is widely used as a skin whitening agent across the world.
  • Tocopherol or Vitamin E helps in skin lightening and repair of damaged skin owing to its potent anti-oxidant action.
  • Mulberry extracts are derived from plant Morus alba and have skin lightening effects.
  • Liquorice has glabridin that prevents pigmentation by UVB rays and has an anti-inflammatory effect.
  • Tetrohydrocurcumin is derived from turmeric and helps in fading of dark skin. A concentration of 0.25 % is considered to be potent as 4% of hydroquinone in a study.
  • Artocarpus extract (Oxyreservetol 95%) is a potent an antioxidant and has skin-lightening action.
 

MORNING REGIME

Step 1 Cera Ve Hydrating Cleanser

Wash your face with a Cera Ve Hydrating Cleanser. It is a gentle cleanser that does not strip the natural skin barrier of your skin.

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Step 2 Biluma Skin cream

Put Biluma cream on full-face or restricts its use to dark patches depending on the extent of pigmentation.

Step 3 CeraVe Hydrating Sunscreen

Put CeraVe Hydrating Sunscreen Face Lotion SPF 50. Repeat the second application 30 minutes before going out in sun. It is a good choice as it offers both hydration and sun protection. You can put make-up on top of sunscreen.

NIGHT REGIME:

Step 1 Cera Ve Hydrating Cleanser

Remove make-up if needed with micellar water and wash your face. Pat dry and put the skin lightening serum.

Step 2: Cera Ve Nightly Exfoliating Treatment

Put CeraVe Skin Renewing Nightly Exfoliating Treatment on the full face or restricts its use to dark patches depending on the extent of pigmentation.

Step 4: Cera Ve moisturising cream

Put a Cera Ve moisturising lotion or cream after 10-15 minutes to hydrate your skin.

EAT MULTIVITAMIN DAILY

Multivitamins are absolutely essential for rejuvenating the skin from within. You can take GNC Skin and Hair Vitamin daily in the case of females and GNC Mega Men in case of Males.

GNC Skin, Hair and Nail Vitamins

GNC MEGA MEN

The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% Benefits

 
Gently exfoliates the skin: Lactic acid (10%) is an Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) that works as a mild superficial formulation exfoliating the dead skin cells from the top surface, also stimulating cell regeneration. Reduce dark spots: Lactic acid also has skin lightening cation, that help in reducing uneven skin tone, tanning, dark patches and post acne skin discoloration.
Soothing: Tasmannia Lanceolata fruit extract has potent antioxidant properties that helps in reducing irritation caused by Lactic acid. It also works as an anti-inflammatory agent providing a soothing effect on the skin. Keeps your skin hydrated for long: Sodium hyaluronate cross polymer which is a cross-linked polymer of hyaluronic acid has remarkable water holding capacity that helps retain the moisture of the skin. Glycerin and Pentylene glycol too work as effective skin humectants.
 

The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% Side Effects

Lactic acid 10% might not suit if your skin is naïve to potent ingredients. Read the instruction in the next section carefully before starting this product.
 

How to use it?

We recommend introducing this agent gradually. Start by applying for an hour on the dark spots only at night. If you notice redness or irritation, was off and mix it with bland moisturising cream. Gradually, increase the concentration. If you cannot tolerate this product with mixing, then continue use with dilution only. Gradually build up the time from 1 to 3 hours and then, overnight every 3-7 days depending on the tolerability. AHA increases sensitivity to the sun, make sure you wear a good quality sunscreen daily. If you notice that your skin is getting slight red, irritated or itchy on prolonged use, skip this product for a week to give a break to the skin. Stop using this product 3 days prior to using a harsh treatment like bleach or waxing on your face.
 
 

Benefits:

Skin lightening: We truly love the wholesome composition of this serum, as it combines 4 major skin lightening agents Koijic acid, Arbutin, Tranexamic acid and Acetyl Glucosamine. The best part is tranexamic acid has used in Therapeutic concentrations 5% and Kojic acid is encapsulated to allow penetration into your skin. Skin repairing: Skin under ongoing damage because of weather, lifestyle, UV rays. Anti-oxidants derived from rosemary, raspberry and Chinese mushroom in this serum reverse this damage. Soothes inflammation: Most cases of pigmentation have subtle inflammation as the cause of going dark. Tranexamic acid along with Allantoin and Ectoin have anti-inflammatory action.

Side effects:

The chance of reaction is rare, except in sensitive skin.

How to use it?

We recommend adding this serum in the morning regime so that you team it up with AHAs for better results. However, if your skin is sensitive then you can use it twice a day.  

The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% Suspension benefits

If your skin is rough and tough, and can tolerate strong ingredients (like retinol, glycolic acid), peels, toners etc. without getteing red or irritated, then you this product is for you. Anti-ageing: L-Ascorbic at 23 % concentration has potent anti-oxidant, skin-lightenung and anti-ageing. Males often looks for single product that can give them many benefits. This products is just the right one. Skin lightening: Vitamin C has a skin brightening and skin lightening action. Plumping effect: Hyaluronic acid 2% in mircrosphere help in hydrating plumping up your skin.

The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% Suspension side effects

If your skin is rough and tough, and can tolerate strong ingredients (like retinol, glycolic acid), peels, toners etc. without getteing red or irritated, then you this product is for you. The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% Suspension can cause irriation in non-senetive skin as well. It should not be first agent on your anti-ageing regime. Gradually build up with other agents and then try this one in delicate female skin. Do not use in senstive skin at all, even if it is calm.

How to use it?

The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% Suspension to be used at night. Always use sunscreen next morning and then wear your make up. The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% suspension has Pure L ascorbic acid at concentration of 23 % in powder form. This product might feel powdery on application and cause tingling. Do not rub it vigrously, just massage gently until it gets absorbed. If you gets redness, irriation, bumps or burning on using it for first time, then discontinue and shift to above 2 vesrions. If you feel tolerable burning sensation, then mix with a cream in 1:1 ratio initially. Gradually, reduce dilutions.IFrame  
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