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Article: Focus on anti-stain active ingredients

Quel est l'actif anti-tache le plus efficace ?

Focus on anti-stain active ingredients

With the arrival of the sun, your skin reveals more of the irregularities in your complexion and the marks of time that we call pigment spots. These little memories left by the sun or the whims of our skin can sometimes seem indelible and bother us on a daily basis. This is where anti-dark spot active ingredients come into play to help you regain even, luminous skin in the blink of an eye.
Discover the secrets of these powerful ingredients and how to integrate them into your daily skincare routine. Ready to illuminate your skin?


  1. The definition of an anti-spot active ingredient and its importance for the skin
  2. The different anti-stain active ingredients and their actions
  3. Effective treatments to fade pigmentation spots

I) The definition of an anti-spot active ingredient and its importance for the skin

Brown spots, also known as age spots, can be a sign of aging skin, prolonged unprotected sun exposure, inflammation or even hormonal changes. They manifest as hyperpigmentation of certain areas of the skin, giving rise to melasmas (also called pregnancy masks), solar lentigo (or age spots) and spots due to post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. This phenomenon is the result of hyperactivity of melanocytes, the melanin-producing cells. Pigment spots are therefore the consequence of excessive production of the natural pigment responsible for the coloring of our skin, our hair, our body hair and also our eyes (melanin). Rest assured, these stains are not dangerous for your health, however they deserve your attention. To learn more about hyperpigmentation and become an expert, discover our complete article on the subject right here.

An active ingredient is a substance integrated into your beauty treatments: cream, mask, oil, etc. to give it a particular action and/or benefit. So, an anti-spot active ingredient is a cosmetic ingredient designed to prevent and visibly reduce the appearance of these pigment spots on the skin. They act at different levels of the pigmentation process to lighten the skin and make the complexion more even. To do this, the active ingredients work on both reducing melanin production and accelerating cell renewal.

Anti-spot active ingredients: definition and importance for the skin

They can be of natural or synthetic origin and are suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive, and particularly dull complexions and/or prone to pigment spots.

II) The different anti-stain active ingredients and their actions

In the fight against pigment spots, several active ingredients have proven themselves:

A) Ginger root:

Known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, it helps reduce the marks left by acne and other inflammations by inhibiting the production of melanin in the skin. Ginger also contains compounds that improve blood circulation, promoting a more even, radiant complexion.

B) Lemon water:

Rich in vitamin C and antioxidants, it has the ability to regulate melanin production to lighten and reduce dark spots while evening out the complexion.

C) Alpha-Hydroxylated Acids (AHA):

Alpha-Hydroxyl Acids (AHA)

Widely used, they exfoliate the upper layer of the epidermis and eliminate dead cells, thus promoting cell renewal to help fade pigmentation spots. They reveal more luminous and uniform skin, while improving its texture.

D) Vitamin C:

It is the radiance boosting active ingredient known to all: a powerful antioxidant, it fights against free radicals, responsible for skin aging. Its depigmenting power helps lighten dull complexions. In fact, it blocks the production of tyrosinase, an enzyme that converts the amino acid tyrosine into melanin. In other words, this substance prevents the formation of melanin.

E) Glycolic acid:

It is the shortest of the AHAs, which allows it to penetrate deep into the skin to effectively stimulate cell renewal and lighten spots caused by the sun and inflammation of blemishes.

F) Azelaic acid:

This reduces the capacity of melanocytes to produce melanin, which effectively prevents the appearance of spots due to hyperpigmentation.

G) Niacinamide:

Known as Vitamin B3, it improves skin elasticity, reduces the appearance of pigment spots and fights inflammation by acting on the transfer of the melanosome from melanocytes to keratinocytes responsible for the synthesis of melanin. This blocks the transport and degradation of the pigment which is the cause of the appearance of spots.

Each of these active ingredients has a unique mechanism of action that targets different aspects of the formation of pigment spots.

III) Effective treatments to fade pigment spots

The effectiveness of these active ingredients relies on regular application and in some cases, their combination to maximize benefits. The key to fading pigmentation spots is therefore to create a targeted care routine. For this, look no further, here is our Kadalys routine for an unified and radiant complexion:

Start by gently cleansing your face with our Cleansing Gel which, thanks to its soap-free formula, respects the skin's natural pH. This treatment contains Lemon Water, allowing you to restore radiance to dull complexions in order to start your anti-spot routine from the cleansing stage.

1 to 2 times a week , continue your routine with our Exfoliating Peel. Its Fruit Acids (AHA) content stimulates cell renewal by getting rid of dead cells. It evens out the complexion and helps reduce pigmentation spots for an instant “glow” effect.

It's time to switch to the Clarifying Toner ! The combination of mild Alpha-Hydroxy Acid and Lemon Water gives it formidable anti-stain power. In a single gesture it eliminates dead cells, softens and smoothes the skin's texture. When applied in the evening (or in the morning but with sun protection), it provides an immediate feeling of freshness and makes the complexion more even and luminous.

Kadalys Cleansing Gel and Clarifying Lotion: Anti-spot solution

To finish this anti-dark spot routine, apply our Pink Oil Glow Booster Serum. On the one hand, Ginger provides this anti-spot action, while our Bio-Active Pink Banana and its powerful antioxidant power fight against skin aging. This serum is therefore ideal for hydrating the skin while unifying and illuminating the complexion. Guaranteed healthy glow effect.

Pigment spots are not inevitable: with the right active ingredients and care at your disposal, lightening irregularities and obtaining a uniform complexion is well within your reach. Whether you opt for Ginger Root, Lemon Water or Fruit Acids, the key to success lies in patience and regularity of your beauty ritual with appropriate care. Treat yourself to radiant and luminous skin!

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