Pigmentation is one of the greatest rival of women. We have placed our bets on some notable spot removers in the market to deliver results.
Factors such as ageing, sun exposure, stress and pregnancy could lead to the formation of spots . These factors trigger the production of melanin and pigmentation surfaces. We have placed our faith on many spots erasers, hoping one of them could at least lighten these unsightly marks. Either they failed us or we have more than what they could handle. Are spots really that hard to get rid? Or are we simply using the wrong product for the spots?
What is your spot?
There are many popular spot serums in the market and each has a different story to tell. The pioneer in whitening, Shiseido, launches its White Lucent Intensive Spot Targeting Serum in early last year. This product has been one of the most sellable spot erasers in Singapore. It targets stubborn marks that have rooted themselves deeply in the skin. The researchers believe many products work by suppressing the formation of melanin in the cells. They have overlooked that these cells will lose their capability to disperse melanin, causing them to be a dead spot with a reserve of melanin, or what they termed as “longterm”spots. The serum works by preventing more melanin from producing and pushes the remaining melanin our of the skin. The light texture is great for oily skin. If you have persistent spots to deal with, you know who to seek.
Time invested to see results: as early as 2 weeks
Cost of investment: $159
Ideal for: stubborn spots
Spots have a mind of their own and they hide well. Some scientists believe there are many hidden spots in our skin waiting to surface. SK-II reformulates its Whitening Spots Specialist to “dive” deeper into the skin to look for such spots. A eight-year study has proved the existence of such shady spots that will launch an “attack” anytime. For every visible spots, there might be five times more of them lurking somewhere. And they do not go into hiding forever. This spot serum contains Root Complex to help suppress the activation and reduce these spots, both visible and non-visible. Ideal for the kiasu modern women who seek perfection.
Time invested to see results: as early as 4 weeks
Cost of investment: $176
Ideal for: spots prevention
Some spot erasers are a tad impatient— they go straight to the source and blast the base. Lancome Blanc Expert Melanolyser Whiteness Activating Spot Eraser contains a type of yeast that is able to dissolve the melanosomes particles and brings radiance to the skin. The serum is also able to refine pores. Great for those who seek a all-round approach to spot removal.
Time invested to see results: 8 weeks
Cost of investment:$165
Ideal for: Newly formed spots