Before and after pictures are hard work as it's impossible to get the lighting exactly the same each time. However, I would say from extensive observation (of both pictures and my face), any change is subtle at the moment. You will probably need to enlarge the picture above it to see the pigmentation more clearly. I've only been working on this skin issue for a couple of months so I feel like it's still early days.
My regime over the last couple of the month has involved using the Alpha-H White Gold at least three nights a week and the Shiseido White Lucency brightening face cream every morning, as well as the odd evening too. I have also been using an Alpha-H face cream containing SPF 50 but I've not been using that everyday. I really need to start using high factor sun protection religiously now we're seeing the sun more regularly. I will be interested to see the difference that makes as quite often my face tans in the summer, particularly with me being outdoors a lot which inevitably causes more damage. I feel that adding a serum or more targeted treatment in the evenings could might boost my results.
I have enjoyed using the Shiseido cream, more so than I expected after the first couple of times that I used it. It's a very rich cream and it tends to leave a shiny film on my skin but I discovered it actually make an excellent base for foundation. I do wish it contained an SPF though. I think I might be a bit uncomfortable wearing a separate SPF cream as well as this as it is already quite a heavy consistency. I think this could actually be quite good as a night cream.
|Ingredients list for White Lucency Brightening Cream|
I am currently researching the different treatments there are available for a series of posts. Although my hyperpigmentation is quite mild, I thought a thorough overview might be of interest. I will cover everything from skin care and facials to the more hardcore cosmetic treatments like IPL. I will also talk about some alternatives and discuss the safety issues surrounding some ingredients used in skin lightening treatments. If you have any particular questions or products you would like me to investigate now is the time to let me know. I have the labcoat on hand!
Disclosure: The Alpha-H products mentioned were PR samples. I bought the Shiseido cream with my own pennies.