- Citric acid
has a depigmenting effect; it lightens the outer layer of the skin and evens out its tone.
- Salicylic acid
a BHA acid which exhibits strong keratolytic activity. It minimizes the appearance of epidermal hyperpigmentation by exfoliating the dead cornified layer of the epidermis and normalizing the process of skin cell renewal.
- Mandelic acid
an alpha hydroxy acid obtained through hydrolysis of bitter almond extract. It exfoliates and regenerates the epidermis. It penetrates the epidermis and inhibits tyrosinase, this way reducing the synthesis of melanin which is present in the surface layers of the skin, and promoting its even distribution in the epidermis.
- Vitamin C
inhibits the activity of tyrosinase (an enzyme activating the process of skin discolouration). It has a lightening effect on the surface layer of the skin. It reduces the detrimental effects of UV radiation, protecting the DNA of skin cells. It also prevents lipid peroxidation and inhibits skin ageing.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
- Use daily at bedtime on hyperpigmented areas of your skin.
- Apply the serum on the cleansed face, avoiding the eye and mouth area.
- Follow with MELACYD INTENSE night cream, and apply MELACYD with SPF 50+ from the Pharmaceris W line in the morning.