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Stubborn dark spots brought by aging and sun exposure? We hear you!

There are several remedies to treat dark spots and hyperpigmentation. And one of which is using lightening products. Luckily, there are many skin lightening ingredients that you can check on your skincare products.  Skin-lightening products can be a huge help to speed up fading dark spots and hyperpigmentation. When choosing a skin-lightener, consider a product that contains one of the following ingredients:



2% hydroquinone is a chemical skin-bleaching agent that is used to lighten hyperpigmentation and dark spots such as melasma or freckles.


Azelaic Acid

A gentle acid that helps fade dark marks and evens out skin tone, including discoloration caused by hyperpigmentation, rosacea, and melasma. Generally, it is considered to be safe to use during pregnancy, unlike other acne ingredients. But first, consult with your doctor on whether azelaic acid is a good fit for your skincare routine to get rid of  while pregnant.


Glycolic Acid

An alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that is widely used for anti-aging, hyperpigmentation, dryness, and acne. Having the properties to exfoliate dead skin cells from the skin’s surface which reduces existing fine lines and wrinkles, fades hyperpigmentation, and clears acne. Glycolic acid is also a humectant that has the chemical ability to draw moisture to itself in newly exfoliated skin.


Kojic Acid

Kojic acid could be a great alternative to hydroquinone as a lightening and brightening agent. Using products with this active ingredient is beneficial from a brighter complexion as it helps reduce appearance of sunspots and  hyperpigmentation. Look for products with low concentrations to avoid an irritant reaction.



A derivative of vitamin A, the group of fat-soluble vitamins is an acne treatment since it is an ingredient to de-clog pores. They act as an inflammatory and to renormalize the skin cell turnover to improve skin discoloration.Being an adult, acne and aging are our concern, having this ingredient in your skincare products will clear your skin and more even texture.


Vitamin C 

Vitamin C serves as the best all-round nutrient for your skincare. It helps reduce the appearance of dark spots and sun damage.  It has a powerful dose of soothing agent and antioxidant protection to help regenerate skin cells and provides sudden enhancement to a dull skin tone. It also improves the skin elasticity due to harmful UV rays damage.

So, make sure to check out these ingredients on your skin-lightening care products!  These could be your best friend in fighting dark spots and hyperpigmentation. But, don’t forget to choose carefully. Some products contain ingredients or skin lighteners that can do more harm than good.

Always ask for the recommended products of your dermatologist to advance your skincare regimen and your health. Your skin is your most valued investment for yourself. Hence, making sure to glow up in a safe and healthy way is a priority. We, at B & A Before and After Cosmetics, share the same goal with you. We only create products that have active ingredients that are safe  for you.

Lightening your dark spots can not be achieved overnight. It is normal to take several months or a couple of weeks to show an effect. However, the glow and radiance can be easily noticed as you continue using B & A Before and After Cosmetics products because of its added unique active ingredient, the 24k Gold.

So, grab your skincare essentials now and see the result for yourself! A lot of our dear queens are already using these products. It’s time to take your own spotlight. You deserve nothing less than the sparkle and glitter!




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