I attempted to remove three small age spots from my cheek with Liquid Nitrogen at my Dermatologists office. I had done it once before, about five years and presto, 6 days later, clean and clear. This time, I was not so lucky.
When I received a 4 part brightening system from Lumixyl, I started using it that night. The only thing I had to lose were my spots...which, by the way, I was plenty cranky about.
Here's how Lumixyl is described:
"Lumixyl™ is a revolutionary peptide technology developed by researchers at Stanford University (I like the big guns) to improve the appearance of hyperpigmentation, including:
- Age spots
- Sun Spots
- Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (moi)
- Uneven skin tone
In addition to its efficacy, Lumixyl™ is the only skin brightener to offer all of the following benefits in a single product:
- Non-irritating or allergenic
- Safe for all skin types
- Safe for prolonged use
- Easily degraded by the skin
- Will not increase skin’s sensitivity to the sun
- Stabilized so that it will not lose potency or turn brown after opening
- A luxurious, moisture-rich texture
In the morning, I apply GlycoPeel 20 Rapid Exfoliation Lotion ($60), which stings for about a half a second, due to the high concentration of glycolic acid, followed by Moisturize Lock Sunscreen SPF 30 ($58). Moisture Lock Sunscreen has a luxurious texture and like many sunscreen products, a slight glimmering white sheen due to the primary ingredient titanium-dioxide. I usually look to avoid this spf pitfall, but in the case of my "post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation", it actually was a plus, temporarily lightening the areas, prior to concealer(s).
After 8 weeks of use (optimal results at 16), I am nearly spotless and I will continue using Lumixyl until they are completely gone. The absolute KEY to maintaining results, is the prodigious use of sunscreen or very quickly you will be back to spot one.
So. Where do you find Lumixyl? You can follow this link to their website and plug your zip code into their physician locator to find a Dr. you can purchase it from OR purchase it on the web from Lovely Skin, which sells the Lumixyl products individually, or as a 4-piece set for $270, (free shipping in the U.S.)
Here are my thoughts: If you have a cleanser and sunblock with SPF 30 or higher that you are satisfied with, stick with them and save your money on these two. The work horses are the Skin Brightener and Rapid Exfoliation Lotion. Together at $180, it is not cheap or toxic, but is extremely effective and a little goes a long way.
So my lovelies, has P-I H ever happened to you? Does a non-toxic skin lightener and brightener appeal to you and are you willing to pay a premium for it? Let me know!