FADE PIGMENT: Dark MARKS, Melasma, PIH from ACNE | What ingredients to look for to fade spots!!

Everyone welcome back to my channel if you’re new here. My name is penny. I’m a certified advanced esthetician in Portland, Oregon And today we’re going to be discussing post inflammatory hyperpigmentation and What that is is a common inflammatory derma ptosis where you get those dark marks that are left after Acne or an injury, maybe a burn Insect bites can leave you with PIH contact dermatitis May be a cosmetic procedure. So it’s an acquired pigment that occurs after Inflammation or injury and it can be in all skin types, but it more often affects darker skin types So today I’m going to give you some strategies and ingredients to look for to help fade your dark marks and also help with deep Dermal melasma because a lot of these ingredients Really work well for that as well, so if that is of interest to you then just stick around ok, so first of all I want to tell you that I have notes so I’m gonna be looking down just a little bit because I don’t want to miss anything primarily. I don’t want to skip any ingredients to tell you to look for because these are Fantastic ingredients that you can incorporate easily into your skincare routine without disrupting anything else that you’re doing So these ingredients are going to be listed in the description box So if you need to print them out or copy them they will be there as well Now first of all, we’re going to talk about hydroquinone Hydroquinone is definitely a fantastic ingredient. I’ve talked about it so many times it can be 2% over-the-counter But it can be 4% and greater up to 10% prescribed by your doctor or your dermatologist now hydroquinone is basically the gold standard it helps to stop the Enzyme that’s responsible or partly in the process responsible for the transfer of melanin into your skin. So hydroquinone is definitely great for PIH it is great for pigment in general hyperpigmentation it helps with melasma There are definitely downsides to hydroquinone there If you overuse it There are skin conditions that can arise some people are definitely sensitive to it and can have reactions to it You can build up and eventually have a reaction to it. So while it is an incredibly effective ingredient It’s not without its downsides now The next ingredient is athletic acid talked about this one before – athlete acid is not an alpha hydroxy acid It is not a beta hydroxy acid. It’s his own group. It’s in its own group, and it is anti-inflammatory fantastic for PIH and it definitely also helps with inhibiting that Pigment great great acid to incorporate into your skincare routine next is kojic acid now kojic acid actually comes from a fungus and It is also a tyrosine ACE inhibitor very very effective. You can get kojic acid in a soap So it’s also kind of an easy way to incorporate into your skincare routine Licorice licorice is really cool you guys because it’s anti-inflammatory It’s antimicrobial it also helps to inhibit inhibit that enzyme So it’s a really good natural natural way to help with pigment I will tell you that when I tell people to use licorice I Often suggest they’re using it with all kinds of other stuff because I think licorice all by itself isn’t gonna do the trick but licorice in addition to other you know other hitters will help your pigment for sure and because it has so many great qualities like being Anti-inflammatory, which is if you think about post inflammatory hyperpigmentation, the key word there is inflammatory. So we’re really trying to combat Inflammation and that repeated inflammation is part of the reason why you’re getting those dark marks along with UV exposure Licorice is just a fantastic ingredient Mixed in to this mix next up is our butan now. I’ve talked about our butan before as well Our butan is kind of the natural Counterpart to hydroquinone, so it is also it comes from a plant and it is also a tyrosinase inhibitor So it helps to just stop that pigment in its tracks before it gets transferred into the skin Next up is a toy so it’s fantastic because it helps with photo damage You guys it helps with brightening your skin you can use it in a sunscreen and it really can just make you illuminate it I really like soy next up is nice and in mind vitamin b3. You’ve heard me talk about this. What is cool about niacinamide in relation to post inflammatory hyperpigmentation Those dark marks is that it comes at the pigment differently than everything else I just talked to you about it inhibits the pigment pathway differently So it’s like you’re coming at the pigment from a different Direction so, you know kind of one-two punch niacinamide is so good for your barrier It’s really good for your pores. It helps because it’s reinforcing your barrier So that’s a really nice side effect is to get some refined pores But niacinamide is definitely a fantastic ingredient to incorporate into your skincare routine Next it’s going to be vitamin C now. I don’t want to confuse the vitamin c niacinamide Thing here because I know that i’ve told you guys that you use vitamin c and nice and amide Separately and i’m gonna tell you my rule of thumb My rule of thumb is if i’m being the cosmetic chemist in my bathroom and I have vitamin c and I have nice and in Mind I alternate them. I alternate them because there are separate chemical formulations in different bottles and I just would rather be safe than sorry and make sure that i’m not Making one or the other less effective if I purchase a product where? Vitamin C and vitamin b3 are together nice and in my end vitamin C are together I have confidence in the chemical construction of that product that they made those two ingredients in such a way that they help each other so Know that if you see products where you see both niacinamide and vitamin c they’ve been formulated Chemically to work together and to even boost their effectiveness so my rule of thumb is if i’m the cosmetic chemist in my bathroom i’m keeping them separate if the cosmetic chemists that know what they’re doing put it together in a I’m trusting that. I hope that that doesn’t confuse this Sort of debated topic the last ingredient in the star of the show The one that I think is the most exciting and the most effective for post inflammatory hyperpigmentation Is trans exam ik acid now This is a drug that’s been around for a long time you guys back in the early 70s? They started using it for blood clotting basically in surgery internally taking it internally What I’m talking about today is topical trans exam ik acid and the neat thing about this acid Is that it helps to stop the UV? kind of activation of melanin so that is different than You know Tyra sanae’s and that kind of stuff Actually without getting in the weeds of the science Trans exam ik acid actually inhibits a different enzyme that is also responsible for transferring mulana somes melanin into our skin it so it comes at the PIH from a whole different direction it is also anti-inflammatory Which is fantastic and it has been shown to Work as well as hydroquinone without the downside. I think that that is so exciting now initially Topically you could find this from linked skin Medica and skin suta Cole’s now we all know that those are expensive brands with a lot of research behind them And I definitely have great respect for both of those brands but they are very expensive and I really feel like this is a Skincare routine that you need to use for a little while so you’re gonna have to repeatedly buy the product so I was very very excited to find some products that are affordable that appear to be just excellent ingredients and The kicker is when you order them. They make them fresh. I just think that that is absolutely incredible So I want to share those two with you I am going to link the skin medica and the SkinCeuticals if those are your jam if those are your brands I Want you to know where you can find the trans exam ik acid in those brands But I want you to know that there are affordable alternatives that are pretty amazing And number one is this one. It’s called skin brightening and anti-aging serum now These are both from the JJ labs is the laboratory in California Definitely not sponsored I bought these with my own money after recent Researching the heck out of trans exam Agathe you guys. I’ve been down the trans exam ik acid rabbit hole now for weeks so this one is transit semuc acid Arbutin vitamin c and e licorice and higher logic acid It’s in a hyaluronic acid base very very cosmetically elegant. I am now incorporating this into my AM PM routine that I did six weeks ago. This is now in that routine as well I have added it in the way that I’m doing That is I am simply cleansing my skin at night And then this goes on I let my skin dry and I go on with my retinoids and everything else in the morning I am cleansing my skin. I’m using my biologic wrist cherish p7p 50 1970 and I’m letting that set for just a little bit and then I’m using this and I’m going on with the rest of the routine Exactly how it was in that video But I’m incorporating this because the research that I’ve done on this transit samik acid Definitely tells me that not only can this help with post inflammatory hyperpigmentation It can help with dermal melasma. So that really stubborn deep deep deep melasma Transics ammok acid can help with that now it’s a bonus to me that it has vitamin C and E and licorice and all of those other good things the Cocktail in this is fantastic super affordable. And like I said, it’s made fresh red, you know, I ordered it I think I got it within a week I mean or less and I knew that it came to me just made I think that that is incredible I really do now The other one that I did also order is also from JJ labs and this one is called kojic acid skin whitening anti-aging with hyaluronic acid This one has kojic acid transit zamak acid resveratrol Vitamin b3 which is nice and mine has MSM it has map vitamin C now map vitamin C is magazine up magnesium a Sorbo phosphate and You probably don’t remember but my micro-needling serums video That’s one of the vitamin C’s that is highly recommended post micro-needling in the days following the Inflammatory phase because it’s super super stable form of vitamin C and it’s a very low irritating type of vitamin C So that’s exciting. This also has licorice and it’s in a higher ilanic acid base. So again, Here we have, you know, just a really awesome Cocktail of ingredients and it’s fresh made comes in a dark bottle, which I appreciate This one is a pump now. I love that This one is in a pump because I’m not opening and closing the bottle. This one does have a dropper like this and so honestly I’m not I’m sure there’s a reason but I wish they’d all come with a pump so that you’re not exposing it to oxygen but I don’t care I’m gonna use this up by using it day and night and Try and get through it before any of its efficacy fades So these are two products that I can highly highly recommend if you suffer from dermal melasma melasma in general pigment if you have post inflammatory hyperpigmentation If you have emailed me or asked me about those dark marks that are left behind Look into trans exam Akkad. It’s really exciting topical definitely a nice choice versus your hydroquinone if you’re not interested in going that route and I definitely think it can help quite a bit the last thing and this is so so important is that you wear sunscreen, I’ve Said this before but post inflammatory hyperpigmentation part of what’s going on is UV stimulation of that pigment and Repeated and inflammatory responses. So picking at your face and not protecting it from the Sun It’s only gonna make those dark marks worse. So try and keep your hands off your face and Always protect it from the Sun and these other ingredients that are in these products like resveratrol and certainly the vitamin C those just boost the efficacy of your sunscreen, so Fantastic to use in the morning. I will tell you that I used this one. I’ve used it for a little while now and It is a typical hiring gossip base where it looks like that it Is great under makeup, I found no pilling. I didn’t feel like my skin was Sticky or tacky it just kind of soaked in and I went on with my routine and that is fantastic. Tubes are great They are both really cosmetically elegant as well. I Hope that this is helpful. I’m super excited This will probably not be the last video on this ingredient because there’s of course a lot more there have been studies that show That it is really great post Micro needling when you suffer from bulk PIH and from hyperpigmentation and melasma I’m gonna dive into that more deeply so that I can explain it to you better But just know it is a really stellar ingredient for that as well. Not Dave We’re still just doing higher logic acid, but in the days following When your skin is just ready to receive product It’s being shown to really help reduce that pigment after micro needling. That’s a whole nother video you guys I hope that this was helpful. I hope that you learned something new I hope that if you suffer from PIH that this will help you because it you know it It’s a psychological You know threat as well. I mean nobody wants to have those dark marks. I know it I have clients with it and It affects it definitely affects people just like my melasma Affects me. I’m empathetic. I hope you guys have a fantastic day and I’ll talk to you again very very soon

89 thoughts on “FADE PIGMENT: Dark MARKS, Melasma, PIH from ACNE | What ingredients to look for to fade spots!!

  1. I love these videos from you! I’m going to send this to my friend with melasma. Isn’t JJ Labs Skin Solutions great? Anyone interested in them needs to go to their Etsy, not Amazon.

  2. I have tried all of these ingredients and none have helped my hyperpigmentation. I even have a prescription compound of kojic acid/hydroquinone/vitamin c. Still no change.

    How ironic. I have a JJ Lab product in my Etsy cart.

  3. Great info Penny. I'm going to look into these topical Tranexamic acid products. Some of my subs have been telling me they are taking it po via RX but I wanted to do more research on that. Also lowering our estrogen, (well our xenoestrogens) is supposed to really help with melasma. I think mine is lighter not because of my skincare but because of all the supplements I've been taking specifically for melasma. I haven't used my hydroquinone for months and I'm now too chicken to ever start up again after some people have been telling me scary stories about developing ochronosis. Yikes. Thanks for sharing those new products. Checking them out now. 😘😘😘

  4. So I'm using vitamin C clarify serum with hydroquinone by obagi. And my sunscreen has niacinamide in it . Is that ok? I only use the serum every other day .

  5. I’ve used JJ Labs in the past. Love their 25% Vitamin C. ETA: They have a shop on Etsy. That’s where I always purchased from and Helen, the owner, is very responsive when you have questions:-). You can select a pump for any Serum you order on Etsy!!!

  6. I purchased the Hado Labo Shirojyun with arbutin based on your rec in another video & I'm blown away! I've never had anything work so quickly to improve my skin (and I've definitely dropped some 💵💵 on skincare). Thank you for introducing me to this product & I'm loving your channel💕

  7. Thanks so much for this video. I learned about tranexamic acid a couple months ago when I had a telephone interview with Curology. I had used their product a year ago but stopped because the blend they gave me did not satisfactorily address my number one issue which is hyperpigmentation. Mine is not the result of acne or procedures, but I think may be from sun exposure while driving because my problem area is my left temple cheek area. I started using Curology again and this time they included tranexamic acid as my first ingredient, then tretinoin and niacinamide. I have also been using some of the ingredients you mentioned included PCA lotion and PCA pigment bar (at the recommendation of Dr. Dray). I also just received a brightening mask by Generation Clay which had Davidson Plum in it and they say it can be used to spot treat dark areas. I tried 4% hydroquinone and it ended up giving my skin a ripply texture which took me 8-10 months to correct. Thanks again. Wish I was closer to Oregon (I am in Michigan).

  8. What causes small bumps between the eyebrows? I have suddenly developed them and they aren’t pimples but they are small bumps. I don’t normally break out there so I’m stumped 😀

  9. Fantastic vid, thanks lovely. A lot of Japanese lines have tranaexamic acid, arbutin etc in. But they're heavy with preservatives I'd rather avoid. I'd love to give these two JJ serums a try. Gonna investigate more 🙏😘😘

  10. Thanks Penny, I just hopped on over to Amazon and ordered both serums. The dark spots on my face seem to grow larger by the day.

  11. Ugh melasma, you read my mind. Can you speak to how heat alone in absence of uv can affect melasma? Great vid, thank you!

  12. Great info Penn! I suffer from dark spots everywhere really. Lol! I’m gonna check this stuff out. Saw Dr Abraham today. Sorry I missed ya!

  13. Love that you have been exploring this topic. If the young me could talk to the older me..61 years old…I would have never gone into a tanning bed or sat and baked in the sun as a teenager or young adult without using any sunscreen in those days. I now have sunscreen in every bathroom and make my husband use it religiously as well. I have a ton of brown spots and they do make me self conscious. I am now using foundation to cover them because it gives me more self confidence. I have also started to use VC and hyaluronic acid and am going to try the ones you recommended. Can't wait to hear what else you have learned.

  14. Will those JJLab products work on age spots on my face, they’ve been their forever it seems that long, I’m 65? I use RetinA every other night as well and will it cause my chin area to get more dry skin, I hate the flaking chin area, I’ve been dealing with that for 2 years now.😘

  15. Thanks for the great info! Alternating ascorbic acid and niacinamide works fine and I understand your caution. . Just as an FYI here is the chemistry explaining why layering these is not problematic. https://kindofstephen.com/can-you-use-niacinamide-and-vitamin-c-ascorbic/

  16. Thank you!!! I just have tiny lil spots on my cheek -would these work on your arms or something stronger?

  17. Thank you Penny, I ordered the skin brightening serum,m an I use it with the Obagi Nu Derma clear. I have been using it for approximately 2 weeks, thank you 💓

  18. Penn darling I could listen to you all day! You're a rare gem, your videos are both informative and fun!

  19. Thanks for the reminder on Vitamin C and Niacinamide! I had completely spaced off that interaction and actually mixed them tonight. 😱 When you have this type of pigmentation you just want to throw the kitchen sink at it.

  20. your videos have been very helpful in finding products and building my routine to fight melasma. I really appreciate you recomending different or less common brand and products, focussing on key ingredients. You are the only youtuber Ive seen recomend a Balea product! (urea eye cream-which I got and am liking a lot) . For those who are in Europe or Mexivo, there is a product from Sesderma Azelac Ru Liposomal Depigmenting that has azelc acid, tranexemic acid, liquorice and butylresorcinol. Its a best seller of that brand. Hope that helps someone 🙂

  21. Thank you. I have sun spots and have been looking for affordable fading serum. I wear spf 30 mineral base under my makeup. Is that high enough?

  22. Hi Penny, I haven’t been following you for a long time so I’m not sure if you have ever done a session on scaring. I have scars from operations and was wondering if there is anything I can use to lighten them or even better yet completely fade them away. If you haven’t it would be awesome if you did. I’m sure I’m not the only one looking for this type of help. Thank you for all you share, Kat Marano

  23. Thanks Penn 🙂 Interesting video 🙂 Talking about Vitamin C and Niacinamide together, I just bought a product off Amazon UK and its called Insta Natural Vitamin C Moisturiser and it has also got in it Aloe Vera, Niacinamide, Hyaluronic Acid, Sunflower Seed Oil. I thought buying it this way it would safe money and less time applying, so I've tried it twice and its broken my skin out a little near my nose, Any advice on using it ? Can i mix it with another moisturiser ? And how do you know if the product just won't work on your skin ? It smells citrus and looks orange. Thanks. oxoxoxoxox

  24. Thank you for your well-researched recommendations. Trying to get at some age spots along my jaw. Hate to just cover up a problem with makeup! ❤️

  25. Anyone use something for melasma on the upper lip? I started retinol / via C and use SPF religiously.

  26. Loved this my gorgeous friend!! Tip of my day- alternate C and Niacinamide!!! Tranexamic!!!??? What!? Getting! You know I can’t use hydroquinone. Msg me your thoughts for my skin! Which one am I getting? Love you muffin!!😘😘😘

  27. Hi Penny! I love how informative your videos are. I was wondering if these products could be effective on age/sun spots?

  28. This is great video filled with lots of great info! I am going to give those serums a try. Penn, would it be ok to follow up with a moisturizer that has niacinimide in it? I really enjoy Cerave pm for both the am and pm and that is one of the ingredients in it. Thanks!

  29. Hi Penn my name is Cristina how are you? Ido you remember a hair supplement that you mentioned a few weeks ago? How’s working how much was it and how to get let a sister here know please 🙏😘

  30. Looks like JJ labs has an Etsy store (with free shipping) and you can request a spray bottle! Thanks for the great advice!

  31. I've been using Skincueticals brightening system and seeing great results in a few short weeks, but picked it up because it incorporated most of the ingredients you mentioned. Since I'm seeing great results it's helpful to know some more affordable options and I'm definitely gonna check them out and I'm super interested in a follow-up microneedling video! Thanks 💕

  32. Just to be that boring person, I have to point out that it should be pronounced ‘tran – exam – ic’! Sorryyyyyyyy!!

  33. Please excuse my pronunciation of Tranexamic Acid! I added an S! My mouth wasn’t working with my brain!!

  34. Hi Penny , I love your videos! So informative!!! I have a question …. so you said it is not good to mix vitamin C with niacinamide. So if you use a vitamin C serum or one that has vitamin C as a component, is using the elta md uv clear as a sunscreen with niacinamide not good? Or if you wait for the serum to sink in for a few good minutes is that combo ok or should it be another sunscreen ? Thanks!!

  35. Omg, Penny. You have really put everything into this video. The amount of research you did is astounding. This is by far the best information I have ever seen/read anywhere on this group of skin issues. Thank you. The sign of a true teacher is someone who is incredible at her job, but still continues to learn and grow. You are, by far, putting out the best skincare information. Lucky us that you choose to share. 🥰🥰🥰

  36. Thank you so much for your support, Penny!! We are a small family-owned business (JJ stands for our daughters' names) that makes everything to order, using effective ingredients. It means the world to us to be recognized by someone who shares our passion for skincare!

  37. The ‘Slurp’ brand also has all these ingredients in them in their Niacid serum. You should differently try it out and let me know your thoughts.

  38. Thanks so much!! This is very helpful for many of us! I have horrible dark spots on y face from the sun. Now there is hope! 🙂

  39. Fantastic video Penny! Thank you so much for the great information. I have PIH and have been using Azelaic Acid, Licorice and Retin A. They are working, but I feel like I can use an extra boost. Can wait to try to the Tranexamic Acid. Just ordered! Have a great day! XOXO Sharon

  40. Hi Penny i want to así you what you think ok CERA VE SKIN RENEWING DAY CREAM WITH SUNSCREN 30 encapsules retinoil and 3 essential ceramides & hyaluronic ácid. I will apréciate your opinion 🥰

  41. Great video! Very informative. Can I use the last acid u talked about for underarms hyperpigmentation? I am suffering with it since for ever.. I need to find something that won’t irritate the skin. I tried hydroquinone then I read about the side effects n I stoped. No need to make tings worso 😅. Anyways, I have just subscribed to your channel so I am new here but every video I have seen is very informative. Thank u 🌹

  42. My current products are doing a great job with post acne marks. But I have one sunspot in particular that has been incredibly stubborn and I’m super self conscious about it. Thank you so much for all this fantastic information!

  43. When in your routine are you using the kojic serum? Do you layer with the other or use instead of the skin brightening serum?

  44. I enjoy your channel so much and have learned a great deal about skincare while listening to your videos. I am a fair-skinned, 68-year-old with a lot of age spots on my legs and arms, but not on my face. Of course this is due to sunning myself back in the day. I have purchased the tranexamic acid you recommend here and have also purchased some glycolic and lactic acid peels, as well as tretinoic acid/niacinamide combination cream. I would gladly take a bath in these if it would help get rid of these spots! Could you help me with a plan to reduce the pigmentation in these spots. I am very self-conscious when I wear short sleeves and shorts because of these spots, and I live in a very hot climate. HELP! I spent a lot of money last year getting laser treatments, and they did not help at all. I think I would have needed many more sessions to have seen even a little improvement, so I gave up on that.

  45. Can you use hydroquinone with these serums ? I am currently using ambi fade cream but I know I can’t use it long term BUT while I am still using Ambi can I use this too ? My plan is to use one of these on its own after I stop too.BY the way lovingggggggyour channel!

  46. i use a product called Meladerm here are the ingrediants
    can you advise if it is a good product for hyperpigmatation?

    Water, Caprylic Capric Triglycerides, Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), Butylene Glycol, Morus Alba (White Mulberry) Root Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Arctostaphylos Uva-Ursi (Bearberry) Leaf Extract, Kojic Acid, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Cetyl Alcohol, Dicaprylyl Ether, Alpha Arbutin, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Cellulose Gum, Stearyl Alcohol, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Phenoxyethanol, Benzoic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glycereth-2 Cocoate, C10-18 Glycerides, Undecylenoyl Phenylalanine (Sepiwhite™), Citric Acid, Phenylethyl Resorcinol (SymWhite®), Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Extract, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Primula Veris Extract, Alchemilla Vulgaris Extract, Veronica Officinalis Extract, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract (GigaWhite™), Dicaprylyl Ether, Hyaluronic Acid, Phyllanthus Emblica Fruit Extract, Polyglyceryl-6 Distearate, Sorbic Acid, Hydrogenated Palm Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Cetyl Palmitate, Xanthan Gum, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon), Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E)

  47. I am so, so thankful I found your channel. I have Melasma and PIH an I’m darker skinned. I’ve tried everything and I’m excited to try tranexamic acid. Great information.

  48. Hi I purchased the Skin Brightening & Anti Aging one with the Tranexamic Acid. Do you think that one used alone will be effective enough to help w/ mild melasma?!😊

  49. Hey Penn I ordered the JJ labs skin brightening anti-aging serum and also the skin lightening anti-aging serum but the one that I got was tranexamic acid and vitamin C and E Allantoin and hyaluronic acid will that one work just as good as the skin lightening serum with KOCGIC acid and Resveristor??

  50. Penny, I love your channel and I’m so glad I discovered it. I have found new sunscreens, essences for hydration and treatments for pigmentation since watching your videos and that’s in 2 days of watching just a few videos! I can’t wait to watch more.

  51. Great info! Thank you! Would you mind specifying which of these suggested acids is safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women?

  52. I'm from Dubai and here we get Sesderma TRX . Can I buy tat, as Skinceuticals doesn't suit my budget. These are the only products with Tranexamic acid acid available here

  53. I am trying these two affordable serums hoping they will fade some dark spots on my face. I do have other dark spots on arms and legs from, I think, heredity. My grandmother had big "liver spots" on her arms and hands. I had a few large ones removed by a skin doctor with a freezing technique.

  54. So if you are currently doing the Triluma regimen (3 months) could this be used after that for sustainment or to remove what is left of the Melasma? Or do you think this would be better than Triluma?

  55. Thank you for a great video. My dermatologist in Europe prescribed a 6% hydroquinone along with ascorbic 3% what do you think of this combination?

  56. Hi!what number pins/points of derma pen or.drpen microneedling number is the best for antiaging and melasma? THANKS!

  57. Boy, can I relate…it was a "Tranexamic Acid Wormhole" that started at PubMed, took a few turns, and eventually brought me to your video (and I immediately hit the "subscribe button")!

    Question for you…I don't have melasma but I do have one very stubborn PIH spot and then an Orion's Belt trio of little age spots. Do you recommend treating just those spots (hard to do with a liquidy serum) – or the entire face? Will the ingredients "target" the hyperpigmentation rather than just lighten my whole face? I'm thinking it's the former, but want to double check!

    I'll definitely check out JJ Labs – sounds like an awesome business that I'd like to support 🙂

  58. I just found your channel and I couldn’t be happier! I’ve spent so much money on products that have been promised to help my melasma(and of course has done nothing) so very excited to try these.

  59. Hi Penny, thank you for your video. So so informative! Are there any products that are avaliable in the UK that contain singular ingredients? JJ labs don't ship to the UK 🙁

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