Lytera® 2.0 Correcting Serum
Hoping to lighten up scarring, freckles or dark spots on your skin? You’ve got plenty of options, from natural brightening ingredients to prescription treatments. You may have heard that hydroquinone—a brightening agent—is strong enough to get the job done. While it’s true that it’s a powerful ingredient, the Food and Drug Administration has banned the sale of over-the-counter hydroquinone due to rising concerns over side effects from its use. Luckily, there are many natural alternatives that can lighten dark spots and hyperpigmentation, giving you results that rival those of harsher treatments—without the harmful effects. This product contains vitamin B3. During the process of skin pigmentation, melanin is synthesized by skin cells called melanocytes. The melanin that is produced is transferred inside particles called melanosomes, to skin cells called keratinocytes. Keratinocytes store the melanin and use it as a protective shield for the cell DNA against UV rays. Niacinamide helps reduce hyperpigmentation, brightening the skin by inhibiting the transfer of melanosomes from melanocytes to keratinocytes.