Pigment in the skin and its formation can be divided into 3 different phases: the production of the pigment, the release of the pigment package into the skinand the presence of the visible pigment in the skin horny layer.
Targeted pigment serum has been developed with a triple action to reduce unwanted pigment spots on the face.
Effect of the ingredients
PHASE 1: Reduce pigment at the source
Arbutin: This ingredient comes from berries. Its effect is based on the inhibition of tyrosinase activity in the pigment cell (melanocyte). This is an enzyme involved in the production of pigment in the skin.
Resveratrol: An ingredient obtained from grapes and berries. Like Arbutin, it reduces tyrosinase activity in melanocytes.
Phyllanthus Emblica Fruit Extract: In addition to an anti-oxidant effect on the skin, this also has an inhibitory effect on the tyrosinase. It is just as effective as 2% Kojic Acid and 3% Magnesium Ascorbyl Phospate (Vitamin C).
PHASE 2: pigment release
Niacinamide – also known as Vitamin B3: It inhibits the release of pigment packets from a pigment cell (melanocyte) to the skin cells (keratinocytes).
PHASE 3: pigment in horny layer
Malic & lactic acid: If pigment does end up in the skin cells, apple (malic) and lactic acid (lactic) can slightly peel the skin. This reduces the number of pigments in the skin cells faster.
Aqua, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Malic Acid, Arbutin, Phyllanthus Emblica Fruit Extract, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Anisate, Sodium Levulinate, Vitis Vinifera Fruit Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Phytic Acid, Lactic Acid, Potassium Lactate
Content 30 cc
Perfect for: normal and oily skin. Layering/combining with other Iconic Elements skin creams
Apply the serum after careful cleaning of the skin and spread the serum evenly on the face. It can be applied both in the morning and in the evening.
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What skin types is this suitable for? Targeted Pigment Serum is suitable for all skin types
Is Targeted Pigment serum suitable for people with dark skin? Yes, it is suitable for both light & dark skinned people. It cannot change the color of your skin. It only targets the non-normal pigmentation, for example age spots, sun spots, acne spots or melasma/pregnancy mask. Keep in mind that darker skin types have more natural pigment (melanin), so it may take longer to see results.
What exactly does this serum do? It inhibits the pigment spots at different levels in the skin. The production of the pigment releases the pigment package into the skin and removes the presence of the visible pigment in the skin’s horny layer.
Is it safe to use it daily? Yes, it is safe. Depending on your skin sensitivity, it can even be applied twice a day.
What are the side effects? Redness and burning are rare and possible side effects. Then skip 1 to 2 days to relax the skin. And trick to assess if you are allergic to this, do the ROAT. Apply a thin layer of one product in one elbow fold twice a day for 14 consecutive days. No skin reaction = no allergy. Redness, itching and/or scaling = allergy. More about Allergy, test cosmetics yourself at home
Won’t my skin turn white or bleached? No, this formulation does NOT have the ability to permanently whiten or lighten your skin. Your pigment cells (melanocytes) remain intact.
How long does it take before you see an effect? It takes 1-2 months based on 2 x a day before you start to see improvements. Results won’t happen overnight.
What is the most optimal effect? Daily use and consistency is the key to results. Combine Targeted Pigment serum during the day with a mineral sunscreen SPF30 and apply the serum to cleansed skin in the evening.
Will the pigment spots stay away permanently? Unfortunately not. Consistency and maintenance ensure that the unwanted pigment spots stay away. It can be compared to daily brushing your teeth or cleaning your skin.
Can you combine Targeted Pigment serum with other products? Yes you may. First cleanse your skin and apply the serum first and possibly combine with a day or night cream.
What is the difference between Iconic Elements Spot Reducer and Targeted Pigment Serum? Targeted Pigment serum focuses more on reducing pigment spots due to its triple effect. In addition to reducing spots (pigment, spots and spots), Spot Reducer also has a moisturizing effect due to the addition of Ectoine.
I have sensitive skin, can I use both Spotreducer and Targeted Pigment serum?You can use Spot Reducer without any problems. Targeted Pigment can cause skin irritation in people with sensitive skin. Malic Acid (malic acid) an exfoliant, gives a light skin peeling, to renew the skin cells faster. Due to the accelerated skin renewal, the pigment spots disappear faster. This can cause skin irritation in people with sensitive skin.
Can you use Spot Reducer and Targeted Pigment serum in combination? Yes, that’s possible. The products are formulated in such a way that they can be used side by side. First apply the Targeted Pigment serum, let it soak in for a short while and then apply Spotreducer cream.
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