Do you suffer from pigmentation?
You are not alone! Many of us currently have or will experience some form of pigmentation on our skin as we age, especially those who live in areas with high UV rays (Australian customers - we are talking to you!).
Luckily, some pure, active natural ingredients have the power to help combat the appearance of pigmentation by reducing and brightening the skin. Some of these ingredients include; Carrot Seed Oil, Lime, Lemon, Geranium, Sweet Orange, Rosehip and many more!
We have the luxury of using many of these ingredients in our formulations, which has helped many of our customers reduce the signs of pigmentation on their skin.
Learn more about Pigmentation and our recommended Sodashi Pigmentation Ritual below.
What is Pigmentation?
'Pigmentation' refers to the natural colour of the skin. This colour is determined by the total amount of melanin produced within the basal (the deepest layer of the skin).
What is Hyper-Pigmentation?
'Hyper-pigmentation' refers to a condition in which some patches of the skin are darker than others. This common condition occurs when excess volumes of melanin form deposits in the skin. Hyper-pigmentation often presents in the form of age spots, freckles or dark patches.
What causes Hyper-Pigmentation?
1. UV Exposure
The number one cause of an increase in Melanin production is UV exposure when the skin increases the production of Melanin to protect itself from damage. While for some people this increase results in a tan, for others this can cause dark spots or patches. We would always recommend covering up to avoid skin damage via UV exposure.
An increase in oestrogen and progesterone can cause excessive production of Melanin. This is common during pregnancy. Also, certain medications such as the contraceptive pill can cause hyper-pigmentation. Usually, this fades when the hormones return to a normal level.
Damaging the skin by picking at pimples or blemishes can lead to hyperpigmentation in the form of red or brown marks.
In some cases dealing with high levels of stress or going through a stressful period can affect the amount of melanin produced by the skin cells.
5. Ageing of the skin
As we age, the cells that produce pigment (melanocytes) increase in size, which makes skin more susceptible to hyperpigmentation.
Your Sodashi Pigmentation Ritual
- French Argiletz Clay offers a gentle exfoliating effect for the skin.
- Lavender promotes cell renewal.
- Ultra-nourishing Almond Oil relieves inflammation - inflammation causes melanocytes (pigment cells) to produce more pigment in the skin.
Compress daily with Brightening Face Drops or Cell Renewal Drops.
Our most effective tool for reducing pigmentation. This blend of natural brightening agents (Lemon and Lime) helps to lighten dark spots.
Cell Renewal Drops a.k.a our 'Cell Activator'
A stimulating blend of balancing Geranium, cell-renewal-boosting Rosewood and healing Lavender to brighten and resurface darker areas of the skin.
Exfoliate 2 - 3 times weekly with our Enzyme Face Polish - triple-action exfoliant.
Perfect for all skin types, our Enzyme Face Polish gently removes dead skin cells and targets pigmentation with natural brightening agents Geranium and Sweet Orange.
Include a weekly intensive mask treatment in your routine. We recommend our Brightening Marine Mineral Mask.
Packed with phytonutrients to detoxify and revitalising Rosewood. Australian yellow and white clays blend with ultra-fine Zeolite Clay to clarify and brighten the complexion.
Layer a boost under your moisturiser or serum daily.
Recovery Skin Boost
Our Recovery Skin Boost is great for calming the skin and repairing the skin's barrier. Beautifully blends antioxidant-rich Seaweed, Rosewood, Petitgrain and Bilberry to strengthen capillaries, hydrate and naturally brighten the skin.
This product is an absolute must when it comes to reducing the skins of pigmentation! Carrot Oil reduces hyper-pigmentation, Damask Rose promotes circulation and Frankincense deeply soothes. It also helps to repair sun damage and supports cell renewal!
Apply our Rejuvenating Serum before your moisturiser daily. This product has been known to help reduce the signs of pigmentation due to a powerhouse of botanical extracts.
- Improves the tone and texture of the skin.
- Treats dry, sun-damaged and dehydrated skin and helps to reduce pigmentation spots.
- Restores the skin youthful radiance and healthy glow.
Apply our miracle night cream, Nourishing Repair Treatment, after your serum before bedtime.
- This luscious skin corrector is incredibly hydrating, repairing and replenishing.
- While Vitamin C-rich Rosehip Oil assists with cell regeneration, beta carotene-rich Carrot Oil offers incredible brightening benefits.
Have a question about your skin type? Ask us one of our skin experts at email@example.com.