SkinMedica is a US-based company that develops skin care products to bring about skin rejuvenation. They take the help of science and formulate advanced skin care products after lots of test and research. This product is the improved version of Lytera Brightening complex — the SkinMedica Lytera 2.0 pigment correcting serum. As the name suggests, it takes care of skin discolorations to give the individual an even skin tone. It works well on all types of skin tones irrespective of the individual’s race/origin or genetics. It addresses the main problem of hyperpigmentation or dark spots/patches found on the face, neck or hands. Melanin is the only pigment in the skin that imparts color to it. Any disturbance in the process of melanin production can lead to dark spots. Other factors like pregnancy, inflammatory problems or acne-prone skin cause hyperpigmentation. Application of this serum leads to the brighter skin as it controls melanin production.
Mechanism of action
The key ingredients of this pigment correcting serum are phytic acid, tranexamic acid, niacinamide and tetrapeptide-30, marine extract blend and phenylethyl resorcinol. The formulators have tested more than 100 individual ingredients and 125 different formula combinations. Each of the ingredients has a separate function. Phytic acid helps improve the skin texture and promote an even skin tone. It is basically obtained from plants. Phytic acid is the phosphate ester of inositol and is the main storage form of phosphorus in plant tissues (seeds).
Tranexamic acid is an antifibrinolytic agent and is given as medication to slow the breakdown of blood clots. Therefore, it is incorporated in such a way that it works to correct the appearance of hyperpigmentation or dark spots.
Niacinamide is otherwise known as vitamin B3 or nicotinic acid. It is a vital nutrient for the skin and is used in a wide range of skin creams and products. Niacinamide is a potent anti-aging ingredient. Tetrapeptide-30 is a peptide developed to balance and lighten the skin tone. It works by reducing the amount of tyrosinase (tyrosine inhibitor) and stops the melanocyte activation. It has an anti-inflammatory function also. Niacinamide and tetrapeptide-30 work in sync to prevent the appearance of any new spots and to impart a balanced skin tone.
Marine extract blend soothes the skin and repairs damage caused by the sun. These are mainly seaweed or algae extracts. Basically, it prevents hyperpigmentation and promotes a healthy skin barrier.
Phenylethyl resorcinol is a synthetic compound and is used as a lightening and brightening agent in skin care products and cosmetics. It is a powerful antioxidant that helps clear skin discoloration and supports melanin balance in the skin.
Why is SkinMedica Lytera 2.0 pigment correcting serum a better product?
There are a lot of skin lightening creams available in the market. People try out different creams, gels or serums available. Chemical peels, laser treatment, hydroquinone reduce pigmented patches or spots on the skin. The advantage of this serum is it works on all skin colors. We know that its difficult to treat dark spots on dark skin than on light skin. SkinMedica Lytera 2.0 pigment correcting serum is studied across four different ethnicities and three different countries. Other brightening agents have been tested only on one or two types of skin tone and not researched enough.
The patient reviews show that most people (95%) are happy with the Lytera 2.0 application. The minimum time required for tangible results in two weeks. By week 12, the results were much better. Lytera 2.0 uses innovative technology to impact and understand the body’s melanin production. All the main ingredients found in this serum work together towards the same end result, that is, a more youthful complexion. This serum is formulated without retinol. Retinol is commonly used in most of the skin creams. A downside of retinol is that it does not suit all skin types and causes peeling and irritation.
SkinMedica Lytera 2.0 pigment correcting serum is paraben and hydroquinone-free. It is a miracle serum as it adapts well to existing skin treatments. It works well as monotherapy or enhances other treatment results.
SkinMedica Lytera 2.0 pigment correcting serum is a remarkable product and delivers what it promises. It can be applied on face, neck, chest or any affected area. The product needs to be applied as per the directions are given (twice daily). Sunscreen is mandatory while using this serum. Overall, a safe and effective product for all skin types.