Skinbetter Science is the newest, in-demand skin care brand to exclusively hit physician’s shelves. Skin care enthusiasts have been obsessing over this innovative new brand since they launched in 2015. With powerhouse products like Alto Defense Serum and AlphaRet Overnight Cream, Skinbetter Science has been paving the way of medical-grade skin care over the last few years. Worth the investment, Skinbetter’s use of expensive ingredients in their effective products beats out most competitors in clinical trials.
When we got word that Skinbetter Science was launching a pigmentation product in 2018, we were all ears!
Skinbetter Science Even Tone Correcting Serum is an extremely powerful pigmentation product. It helps with a variety of skin concerns, but what we are going to focus on today is how it fights brown spots, called hyperpigmentation. Skinbetter’s Even Tone has been clinically test and the results show it actually BEAT OUT 4% hydroquinone in clinical trials! No product has even shown to be equal to a 4% HQ before, and Skinbetter actually surpassed it!
Let’s breakdown the pigmentation ingredients and see why this Skinbetter Science Even Tone Correcting Serum is worth all the hype.
Diglucosyl Gallic Acid- One of the most interesting ingredients in modern skin care. Diglucosyl Gallic Acid is a patented ingredient that uses microbes already on the skin’s surface to change forms into a useable cosmetic ingredient, Gallic Acid. Gallic Acid helps to brighten the skin and stop the production of melanin which produces hyperpigmentation or dark spots. What is fascinating is that Diglucosyl Gallic Acid is pretty much worthless without the good bacteria that is found on our skin. It uses our own skin’s microbiome to produce a valuable cosmetic ingredient that is revolutionizing the skincare industry. What is also unique about this product is that it not only helps with brown spots, but it also helps with yellow and red pigmentation in the skin.
Kakadu Plum Extract- Kakadu Plums are found in Australia and they are the world’s highest natural source for Vitamin C. Research from the U.S. Department of Agriculture says that the amount of Vitamin C in the Kakadu Plum is 55x greater than that of an orange. This powerful superfruit not only helps brighten the skin but also helps with inflammation, neutralizing free radicals, and overall skin protection.
Hexylresorcinol- A valuable hydroquinone alternative that helps lighten and brighten the skin. Hexylresorcinol is less irritating than others in the resorcinol family. It assists with fight glycation in the skin which, in turn, slows the breakdown of collagen while protecting the skin from free radical damage.
Artemisia Capillaris Flower Extract – This Japanese herb has been used for centuries in eastern medicine for a variety of conditions including hepatitis, jaundice, and even headaches. Recently studies have been done to prove that this amazing flower can provide antimicrobial benefits as well as skin lightening benefits. Artemisia Capillaris specifically helps skin pigmentation caused by exposure to the sun.
Alpha-Arbutin- Although all Arbutin’s are in the hydroquinone family, they do not have the same carcinogenic affect as hydroquinone. Alpha-Arbutin comes from the Bearberry fruit and looks chemically similar to hydroquinone, however it has an attached sugar molecule on it’s tail. Alpha-Arbutin is not the same as Beta Arbutin which is more commonly found in skincare. The Alpha Arbutin is said to have a much broader impact on lightening and brightening the skin than any others in the Arbutin family. Many clinically studies have been done on this powerful berry and it has proven time and again to lighten pigmentation, specifically deep stubborn discoloration like that caused by melasma.
Skinbetter Science Even Tone Correcting Serum contains many more functional ingredients that help with other pigmentation problems, specifically those targeting the yellow and red pigments. It also contains ceramides, peptides, and linoleic acids making it exceptionally beneficially beyond just reducing hyperpigmentation in the skin. It does not contain any ingredients that will break out oily skin or dry out dehydrated skin. Therefore, it is perfect for all skin types, and it should be an important part of all skin care regimens.