In severely polluted environments, the skin is exposed to harmful elements and this sends melanin production into overdrive. Here’s how to get the glow back to your face.
Environmental warning on skin
In 2015, Beijing experienced 179 days of intense pollution. Melanin is mainly manufactured as a protective pigment against UV radiation, but when there’s an excess of oxidative stress and / or pollution, this phenomenon can lead to inflammation responsible for a stimulation of pigmentation. As a result, your skin can lose its glow and become dull.
3 active ingredients for a brilliant, uncompromised result
To regulate this pigmentation disorder, Vichy has developed a night skincare cream / sleeping mask, formulated to actively combat melanin overproduction factors while you sleep. Application after application, night after night, dark spots are reduced and your skin's glow returns.
A night cream with three powerful ingredients:
- Phe-resorcinol acts directly on melanin production. - Niacinamide (Vitamin B3 derivative) reduces the transfer of melanin to keratinocytes thus limiting the appearance of new dark spots. - LHA accelerates the peeling of the skin to expel dead cells. An advanced formula supplemented with antioxidant Vitamin E and Vichy Mineralizing Water that strengthens skin against external aggressions. Beauty bonus: Aquabioryl, an active ingredient that protects the skin from dehydration.
Proof of whitening effectiveness and glow
Routine tests on the Vichy Ideal White skincare regime were conducted with 75 women in Beijing, 2015. After 4 weeks of use, pigmented spots decreased and skin tone gained clarity. For all the testers, the skin tone was at least one degree lighter.