QUESTION: I would like to ask some questions about your products and possible get some recommendations from you about my skin concerns. I’m 30 years old and when I got pregnant I got melasma on my face. With the birth of my child, melasma went away. Just this year I noticed some brown discoloration on my forehead, and yes, melasma is back. I also have blotchy, uneven skin tone, an occasional breakouts, large pores, combination skin type, ect. I heard about glycolic acid peel from my sister in law (she is using it at home for melasma that she has, and also other skin concerns as well). I did try it at her house once, and I must say I loved the way my skin felt the next day. I didn’t have any reaction to it (it was 30% glycolic skin peel). I was wondering if you can recommend some of your products that I can use to improve the overall condition of my skin. Thank you so much!
It seems you have a couple different issues you would like to address so let start with the Melasma. I first want to say this is an extremely difficult skin condition to treat…I am sure you know this already but you must be willing to commit to a regimen first and foremost. You mentioned you tried the 30% Glycolic peel with some success, and I am sure you did love the way your skin felt the next day, Glycolic Acid is formulated to refine, resurface and retexturize the skin as well as assist in cell turnover which is why your skin felt so nice after the peel. It was free and clear of dead cell build up and as a result the texture was even and smooth opposed to uneven and ruff. But to address the discoloration Lactic Acid is actually your best course of action. Lactic Acid is formulated to reduce the production of melanin which is what is causing the dark discolorations. This is your most aggressive treatment option. We also have a Skin Lightening Kit that has proven very successful at treating discolorations of the skin. The kit includes Skin Rx Clinics specially formulated 2 in 1 Microdermabrasion Peel as well as our Skin Lightener which includes 3 different forms of lightening agents…Hydroquinone, Kojic Acid and Glycolic Acid. The kit also includes a physical sun protection with SPF 30 so the discolorations do not come back once you have lightened them. As far as the large pores, uneven skin tone and occasional breakouts the 15% Glycolic Smoothing Gel will be perfect for you! It is formulated to assist with all of your concerns and will help improve the Melasma as well. A good cleanser and moisturizer are essential also. The Glyco-Lactic Gel Cleanser and O2 Rejuvenating Crème would be the most beneficial for your skin type.