The Best La Roche-Posay Pigmentclar Products

La Roche-Posay is a specialist French skincare brand best known for creating high-quality products that contain soothing, nourishing Thermal Spring Water suitable for use on a variety of different skin types, conditions and concerns. The brand's products are specially created for sensitive skin using selected ingredients in the optimal concentration for high-efficacy, minimalist formulas.

There are several La Roche-Posay ranges to choose from, each one designed to tackle a unique skin concern. The brand’s Pigmentclar range is formulated to help correct dark spots, uneven skin tone and pigmentation. In this article, we'll introduce you to some Pigmentclar products to help you find the best one for your skin.

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The Pigmentclar range

La Roche-Posay’s Pigmentclar products are specially formulated for treating skin prone to dark spots and pigmentation. The range can help to reduce the appearance of uneven skin tone caused by sun damage, ageing, skin trauma, acne scars and skin pigmentation disorders in order to make the complexion appear more even and radiant. Pigmentclar products contain lipo hydroxy acid (LHA) which works to exfoliate dead skin cells, as well as a powerful [PhE-Resorcinol + Ginkgo + Ferulic Acid] complex designed to reduce the severity of dark spots.

Products in the Pigmentclar range are enriched with La Roche-Posay’s patented thermal spring water, a natural ingredient that helps to soothe and nourish sensitive skin and reduce the risk of irritation. Pigmentclar products are free from parabens and have been developed for people who are sensitive to nickel. Finally, the range is non-comedogenic, meaning its products will not clog pores or contribute to blackheads and pimples. This makes it suitable for those with oily skin who are susceptible to breakouts.

Like all La Roche-Posay products, the treatments in the Pigmentclar range have been created with sensitive skin in mind and thoroughly tested under dermatological control for safety and efficacy. Nine out of 10 dermatologists would recommend La Roche-Posay products, which is a testament to the brand's quality.

Pigmentclar Serum

Pigmentclar Serum

Pigmentclar Serum is an intensive product that contains concentrated ingredients to provide instant and long-lasting efficacy for tackling dark spots and pigmentation irregularities. It combines LHA and the potent [PhE-Resorcinol + Ginkgo + Ferulic Acid] complex to gradually create a more even, uniform and radiant complexion.

Hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic, this is a powerful yet gentle dark spot treatment suitable for those with sensitive skin. After consistent use of the Pigmentclar Serum, 80% of consumers found their complexion looked more even and 86% said their skin appeared more luminous.

The serum could be applied locally to the most severe areas of hyperpigmentation, but it is designed to be applied to the whole face and neckline in the morning or evening after cleansing (avoiding the eye contour). It can be followed by a moisturiser for those with dry skin, but those with normal to oily skin might find it hydrating enough to use on its own. However, it is important to apply a minimum of SPF15 sun protection during the day when using this product.

Pigmentclar Eyes

Pigmentclar Eyes

Pigmentclar Eyes is the first corrective eye product developed by La Roche-Posay. It has been developed specifically for the eye contour, an area that is not only susceptible to pigmentation but also incredibly sensitive since the skin is thinner. This product is ideal for those with tired-looking eyes or a generally uncomfortable eye contour.

Tested under dermatological and ophthalmological control, Pigmentclar Eyes is proven to be incredibly gentle and suitable for sensitised eyes. Key ingredients include niacinamide and shea butter, which reduce the appearance of pigmentation while also delivering effective moisture. It is free from perfume and parabens and is also hypoallergenic.

Pigmentclar Eyes should be applied to the eye contour in the morning and evening after cleansing for the best results. Not only will it help to gradually improve skin tone in the eye contour area, but it also works to instantly soothe tiredness and visible signs of fatigue. Use in conjunction with the Pigmentclar Serum.

Pigmentclar UV SPF30

Pigmentclar UV SPF30

Pigmentclar UV SPF30 is a daily moisturiser cream that combines the potent Pigmentclar dark spot complex with sun and anti-pollution protection. It helps a dull complexion to appear instantly more radiant and works to gradually reduce the appearance of dark spots while preventing further dark spots from developing by minimising damage caused by the sun and environmental stressors.

Dermatologically tested and non-comedogenic, Pigmentclar UV SPF30 is safe for those with sensitive skin and suitable for all skin types, including oily skin which is susceptible to acne. It is also free from parabens and fragrance.

Pigmentclar UV SPF30 should be applied in the morning after cleansing on the face, neckline and hands.

Frequently asked questions

What are skin pigmentation disorders?

Skin pigmentation disorders affect the production of melanin, which is the natural pigment found in the skin that gives skin its colour. There are several different types of skin pigmentation disorders, including:

  • Melasma– when excess melanin occurs and creates darkened patches of skin, often on the face.
  • Vitiligo– when the body attacks melanin cells and patches of smooth, white patches of skin.
  • Albinism – the absence of melanin in the skin, hair and eyes.
  • Post-inflammatory hyper- or hypo-pigmentation – when trauma to the skin leads to increased or reduced melanin production and subsequent patches of darker or lighter skin.

If you are concerned about an issue with skin pigmentation, contact your doctor.

How do you reduce and prevent hyperpigmentation?

You can reduce and prevent hyperpigmentation by minimising the risk of damage to the skin caused by the sun and other environmental factors. Be sure to use a high-quality sunscreen product every day, even on overcast days. To protect your complexion from greying and dark spots, use skincare designed that combines SPF properties with anti-dark spot efficacy such as La Roche-Posay’s Pigmentclar UV SPF30.