Shop Pigmentation Correction

If you’re anything like us, you find yourself gazing at your morning flat white/perfect steamed filet-of-fish bun/bowl of melted chocolate and think: “what’s her secret”. Apart from a tasty snack, their totally smooth, completely even and almost creamy complexion has you enraptured. We get it, us too. The eternal search for bright, clear even skin tone and texture is one we’re all too familiar with.

Whether your facial pigmentation has popped up as a result of Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH) (that’s the dark marks left behind after pesky blemishes), or whether you’re experiencing pregnancy-related melasma, spend a little too long under the sun in your youth or some other variation which has caused an uneven spread of pigment across your face - we’ve got options.


How do I get rid of pigmentation on my face?


This is a toughie, because of all the skin concerns, pigmentation is one of the most difficult to treat, and can easily come back or be exacerbated.

The first step is a solid pigmentation serum - for some, this is a Vitamin C Serum for treating pigmentation, for others it might be an exfoliating serum such as a Glycolic Acid Serum for pigmentation, or perhaps a lactic acid or mandelic acid serum for those with more sensitive skin. You may even like to layer serums, or to create a morning and evening routine that takes different approaches. A Vitamin C Serum morning serum and an evening exfoliating serum is a great place to start.

You may like to support that with further pigmentation products, for example, a cleanser that helps with pigmentation or a moisturiser that targets pigmentation.

The other essential step is SPF. Every day. No really, every day. Pigmentation is the same as freckles, whether its acne marks, melasma or otherwise, and so pigmentation darkens in the sun. That means a dedicated SPF 30 product every day - not just an SPF15 in your foundation or moisturiser. And SPF50 is even better, but don’t forget to reapply!


Does Vitamin C help pigmentation?


Absolutely! Vitamin C is a fantastic ingredient for targeting pigmentation (among its antioxidant and anti-ageing properties too!)

Vitamin C helps by acting as a tyosinase inhibitor, which is one of the enzymes that promotes melanin production. It’s also a great ingredient because it will lighten pigmentation, without lightening the rest of your skin.


How to clear acne pigmentation?


The same way you target other forms of pigmentation. It might sound strange, but you will need to wear daily SPF and target it with Vitamin C, a tyrosinase inhibitor or another exfoliating serum just the way you would for melasma.


128 products found.
Showing 20 products of 128.

Pigmentation Correction, articles & community

Here's Exactly What 7 Beauty Editors and Influencers Actually Repurchase
Natural Skin Care Routine For Oily, Acne Prone Skin
Why You Should Try Dermarollers for Your Acne Scars
How to Get Rid of Red Acne Scars

Recent reviews on Pigmentation Correction products

Sand&Sky Australian Pink Clay Porefining Face Mask
Sand&Sky Australian Pink Clay Porefining Face Mask

A real treat

I received 2 samples of this, and after the first use, was so excited to have another one waiting. I'm a big fan of clay masks and this one didn't disappoint.
I was dubious at first when it smelled like the cherry starburst chews, which I can't stand, but trudged on with applying. The scent either faded or I grew accustomed to it and it was no issue.
It was moderately stingy and tingly...
The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%
The Ordinary
The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%

Awesome Vitamin C Cream - but don't mix it with the wrong products!

This product is amazing for the price point. I've noticed my skin being brighter and more even-toned after a few days use. It does tingle a little, but it tingles a lot if you mix it with the wrong products! I accidentally used this after using 'The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%' and it burned much more. This was a mistake - Deciem lists these two as clashes. I would make sure you know how yo...
The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% - 30ml
The Ordinary
The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% - 30ml

Light and hydrating!!

I have sensitive, oily skin.
This really helps to hydrate my skin, without making it oily. Super absorbent.
Leaves me skin feeling super smooth.
Doesnt cause my skin to react when a thicker layer is applied. Super gentle