If you’re like us, you worked hard all winter to get your pigment under control. And while we can’t get enough of these longer, sunnier days, we don’t want the sun to undo all the hard work we did. Enter: tyrosinase inhibitors–the pigment-preventing products that will help you maintain a bright, even-toned complexion year-round.
What is a Tyrosinase Inhibitor?
To understand how tyrosinase inhibitors work, it helps to understand what causes hyperpigmentation in the first place. When your skin experiences inflammation due to UV rays or even just excessive heat, your pigment-producing cells go into crisis mode and begin to rapid-fire produce pigment. This results in what we see as sun spots, or hyperpigmentation, on the surface of the skin. Tyrosinase inhibitors stabilize these skin cells, basically telling them to chill the F out and quit producing so much pigment.
Boss Gal Product Picks
ZO Skin Health Brightalive
Brightalive helps to prevent pigment while also brightening any existing surface pigment. Ingredients like Tranexamic Acid, Niacinamide and papain (papaya enzymes) work together to gently exfoliate, brighten, and even your complexion.
SkinBetter Science Even Tone Correcting Serum
Also full of ingredients that prevent pigment, Even Tone Correcting Serum is another favorite at Boss Gal. This serum contains brightening peptides, amino acids and a form of Vitamin C that all work together to reduce brown, yellow and red pigment on the skin.
Who will benefit from these products?
While either serum is an amazing preventative option for any skin type, we highly recommend them for anyone with hyperpigmentation concerns. Whether it’s melasma, post-inflammatory acne marks or general sun damage, they’ll work to improve the appearance of pigment, as well as maintain the results you achieved with laser or chemical peels.
Can anyone add these products to their routine?
Yes! Both of these serums are gentle enough to add to any skincare routine. They should be used twice daily for maximum preventative care and skin-brightening benefits.
Stop in to any of our three Boss Gal locations (Clintonville, Grandview and Easton) to add one of these serums to your
routine in time for summer.
Not sure which one is best for your skin type? Book a free skin consultation with one of our Skin Bosses, and they’ll help you choose the perfect serum to complete your skincare routine