When you’re experiencing hyperpigmentation, it’s because your body has produced too much melanin. It can happen for any number of reasons, from fluctuations in your hormones, acne scarring and sun exposure.

If you’re tired of layering on foundation and caking concealer to hide an uneven complexion, it’s time to look a little deeper. A bright, healthy skin tone starts with a beauty routine built around diminishing the appearance of discoloration. Those seeking improvement in brightening and even skin tone can look towards nature.


The brilliant yellow turmeric root is one of nature’s most powerful tools in the battle against an uneven complexion. Packed with skin soothing antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, this root spice helps brighten and calm your skin.

Extracted from turmeric, SabiWhite is a powdered, colorless skincare wonder. Not only does it fight against free radicals (antioxidant protection), it also soothes inflammation. What it’s best at, though, is slowing down melanin production and inhibiting the action of tyrosinase (an enzyme essential for melanin formation).


Who knew that one of your favorite Halloween treats would find its place on your bathroom counter? All kidding aside, the licorice you eat contains little to no licorice root.

Licorice has been used for thousands of years to treat everything from body odor to asthma. In fact, it’s so well-loved by the herbalist community that it’s been ranked the 10th most important herb in clinical practice. The examples of the healing power of licorice are astounding. In lab mice, it’s been shown to significantly reduce inflammation and tissue damage following an injury. Dentists are using the root in an oral patch to treat canker sores.

It’s no wonder that this sweet root is popping up more and more in the cosmetics industry. It’s packed with glabridin, which stops the enzyme tyrosinase from pigmenting your skin due to UV light.

Alpine Plant Extracts

Often sold under the name Gigawhite, alpine plant extract is a skin complex made up of mallow, peppermint, cowslip, lady’s mantle, speedwell, lemon balm, and yarrow.

It was discovered during a research program in which 100 plants from the Alpine region were tested for their ability to lighten hyperpigmentation, age spots, and freckling. Just as licorice root does, the seven plants contained within the extract showed the greatest ability in inhibiting the tyrosinase enzyme.

Enlighten by NeoStrata

With all of the skin brightening products available on the market, it’s hard to choose just which one is going to give you the results you want. Enlighten Pigment Controller, developed by NeoStrata, contains  SabiWhite, licorice and alpine plant extracts to target uneven pigmentation.

It also delivers a dose of NeoGlucosamine and Retinol to help your skin cells turn over faster and diminish the appearance of discoloration. Vitamin E extracts rebuild the skin barrier and protect from further damage, and an optical diffuser brightens skin instantly by altering the way that light reflects off your face.

Diminishing the appearance of discoloration is one part of the puzzle to even toned, luminous skin. An antioxidant serum protects and neutralizes free radicals and a broad spectrum sunscreen of at least 30 SPF are important pieces to your skin care regimen. The NeoStrata Enlighten collection includes an Illuminating Serum, Ultra Brightening Cleanser, Brightening Eye Cream and Skin Brightener Sunscreen in addition to the Pigment Controller. You can find these products, along with many other high quality products you need to revamp your beauty routine at Advanced Skincare Therapeutics.

We can help you discover the secrets to diminishing dull, discolored areas and revitalizing your complexion with good-for-you ingredients.