The natural, safe (yet scientifically proven) solution to dark spots and hyperpigmentation
Deep acne, sun damage, age, and skin injuries can cause dark spots on your complexion: Hyperpigmentation. This skin condition is essentially caused by the excess production of melanin, the pigment that gives human skin, hair, and eyes their color. Those with darker skin have more melanin in their skin than those with light skin. Melanin is activated through sun contact and thus, more melanin is produced when your skin is exposed to UV rays. Excess melanin production is also caused by skin injuries such as a cut, bruise, and pimples – when your skin is damaged, cells might not be able to regenerate the skin pigments that were existent before. When the skin pigments can't be regenerated, darker pigments form over the damaged area thereby causing dark spots. Hyperpigmentation is also a hereditary condition and is embedded in one's DNA.
Fortunately, there are natural and safe ingredients that help to fade dark spots over time. There is proof in the photo we included with this post from one of our customers, who has been using the Bella Aura collection for over a year and found that the products have effectively lightened her dark spots.
The following science-backed botanicals, found in some of our products, naturally brighten the complexion and diminish the appearance of hyperpigmentation:
Belides –– found in our Daily Repair Moisturizer –– is derived from organic daisy flowers (Bellis perennis) and helps to reduce skin pigmentation by influencing five different cellular pathways. It visibly reduces the appearance of age spots and brings fairness and luminosity to skin.
Black Oats –– found in our Daily Repair Moisturizer –– are water-retaining substances containing polysaccharide and amino acids. The amino acids in Black Oats lighten scars, dark spots, skin blemishes, and it evens out skin tone.
Rosmarinic Acid –– found in our Antioxidant Booster –– from Lemon Balm is derivative of Hydroxy Cinnamic Acid. It offers stronger antioxidant activity than vitamin E and helps prevents free radical cell damages, which is crucial for preventing hyperpigmentation. Rosmarinic Acid has an important role in stopping the production of melanin. Additionally, Lemon Balm contains Citric Acid, which has a whitening effect and another natural brightening agent that also softens the skin.
Barley Extract –– found in our Antioxidant Booster –– is rich in minerals such as selenium, zinc, and manganese. These elements preserve skin elasticity and the anti-oxidative properties protect against free radical damages. Barley is naturally rich in Azelaic Acid, which helps to reduce hyperpigmentation caused by sun damage, dark spots and other skin injuries, inflammation or acne. It has a natural brightening and whitening effects.
Cistus Incanus –– found in our Night Cellular Renewal –– is known as the "plant of beauty", and it naturally brightens the skin. It strengthens the anti-oxidative defense system of mature skin while providing nutrition and resistance against premature aging.
L-Glutamine –– found in our Night Cellular Renewal –– provides increased collagen production within the skin. It's proven to play an important role in the regeneration of fibroblast cells, and it has a natural whitening and brightening agent.