Though wrinkles are one of the most dreaded side effects of aging, another culprit could be adding years to your appearance. Changes in skin pigmentation can begin to show up as early as your 20s, and left untreated, brown spots can blemish and age otherwise flawless skin.
Using mushrooms to even skin tone?
Luckily, new developments in skin care research and technology have led to new ways of maintaining an even skin tone. A newly-developed agent derived from mushrooms, utilizing lignin peroxidase, works by breaking down melanin, the dark pigment in skin. Lignin peroxidase is the active ingredient in elureTM, carried by Dr. Zimmet. Recent studies show that lignin peroxidase appears to be highly safe and non-irritating, even at doses 17,000 times the recommended amount.
The product used before this development, hydroquinone, works by trying to block melanin development, rather than address the discoloration that already existed. As a result, skin whitening was a slow process and hydroquinone never brought skin back to its previous glow. Furthermore, hydroquinone may cause itching and redness in a significant number of patients, especially those with rosacea and sensitive skin. Further, cases of increased pigmentation have been reported after use of hydroquinone.
Products such as elureTM can be a useful and easy way to bring back that youthful, even glow. Ask your dermatologist about the latest approach to skin lightening that contains lignin peroxidase rather than hydroquinone.
elure™ Advanced Skin Brightening Technology
Benefits of lignin peroxidase:
- Naturally derived from mushrooms
- Well tolerated, even by people with skin sensitivities
- Breaks down existing melanin/pigment
Concerns with hydroquinone:
- Skin irritation is common
- Most physicians recommend only short courses of hydroquinone to reduce risk of increased pigmentation as a side effect
- Unable to destroy existing melanin