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Pesky dark spots, pigmentation, discolouration, acne marks – whatever you call uneven skin tone, one thing is for sure: it’s a common skin concern most of us would rather not have to deal with. But even when you take the utmost care with religiously slathering on sunscreen and use effective hard-working skincare to fend off daily aggressors, pigmentation can occur on all skin types, at all ages.
Over the summer months, it’s only natural that we head outdoors and make the most of sultry sun-dappled days – sunscreen in tow, of course. However, the result of a little more time spent in the sun often means that the post-summer months are when pigmentation appears on once luminous, even-toned complexions.
Fortunately, two game-changers from Estée Lauder have just landed to make dark spots and discolouration a thing of the past. Meet Estée Lauder Perfectionist Pro Rapid Brightening Treatment Ferment 3 + Vitamin C and Estée Lauder Perfectionist Pro Intense Brightening Essence Ampoule Vitamin C/E + Licorice: two potent formulas that have been created to get your skin back to its radiant self in just a few weeks.
The Super Star
Uneven skin tone – whether it dark spots, acne marks or visible pores – has traditionally been a tricky skin concern to combat. With this in mind, Estée Lauder has harnessed a multi-targeted yet holistic approach with the new Perfectionist Pro Rapid Brightening Treatment Ferment3 + Vitamin C serum. Excess melanin production is responsible for the appearance of unwanted skin discolouration and the new super-charged serum works quickly to stop the culprit in its tracks.
Within the innovative formula, a cocktail of three ferments and our favourite all-time skincare ingredient, vitamin C, halt the overproduction of pigmentation-causing melanin. Vitamin C, which has long been praised for its radiance-boosting properties, works hard to banish the appearance of discolouration while promoting a more even skin tone. Algae ferment soothes skin while minimising irritation and redness, molasses ferment boosts the skin’s natural cell turnover and yeast ferment gives the skin’s own renewal and purification processes a helping hand.
The result isn’t only the prevention of new dark spots, the clever formulation works around the clock to reduce the appearance of existing spots so skin is brighter and more luminous with regular use, both morning and evening.
The Bright Spark
While the Perfectionist Pro Rapid Brightening Treatment Ferment3 + Vitamin C alone is enough to see serious luminosity returned to lacklustre complexions, sometimes dull skin calls for a little extra in the skincare department. New Perfectionist Pro Intense Brightening Essence Ampoules ($218 for a 28-treatment) has been formulated for those moments when skin needs a serious pick-me-up, stat.
The 28-day program – which you’ll want in your skincare arsenal when you’ve got a special occasion coming up – features four 10ml intense ampoules. Each ampoule is designed to last a week, when applied both morning and evening, and has been formulated with a high concentration of radiance-enhancing skincare ingredients.
Vitamin E improves skin texture by soothing skin and reducing roughness. Licorice calms and reduces sensitivities and irritation. And it wouldn’t be a potent brightening formulation without a good dose of antioxidant-rich vitamin C which works to not only brighten skin – protects it from further damage too. Think of it as the treatment you need in your routine, to kickstart your journey to more luminous, healthy skin.
Perfectionist Pro Rapid Brightening Treatment Ferment3 + Vitamin C ( $218, 50ml. $158, 30ml) and Perfectionist Pro Intense Brightening Essence Ampoules ($218 for a 28-day treatment) are available now from selected department stores, pharmacies and esteelauder.co.nz.