Hyperpigmentation is a skin condition in which the skin becomes darker than its natural pigment due to increased melanin production. It’s often caused by sun exposure since UV radiation triggers melanin production, resulting in abnormally high levels that darken the skin. A good skincare routine is key to reducing the appearance of hyperpigmentation. Remember to apply full sun protection before being exposed to the sun, and avoid harmful chemicals to minimize dark skin patches caused by this condition. In addition, certain ingredients such as azelaic acid, salicylic acid, kojic acid, vitamin C and arbutin are key active ingredients that will help reduce its appearance. The formulas that address this concern include our Aza 10 brightening cream, our AHA Forever Bright intensive correcting serum, and our Multi-C Serum 15%.