Hyperpigmentation got you down? You’re not alone. Brown patches, discoloration and melasma can keep your skin from looking clear and beautiful. Although the gold standard for skin lightening is hydroquinone, not all skin types tolerate it well. In fact, it can be quite irritating for many. New botanicals are being introduced that are very effective for brighten and lighten skin without some of the side effects. Lumixyl™ skin brightening peptide is a safe alternative to hydroquinone. Dermatological researchers at Stanford University are the brains behind the science. Lumixyl is the only peptide on the market that can directly inhibit tyrosinase, the enzyme that initiates the production of melanin. It has been clinically proven to lighten dark spots and can help with melasma, sun damage and uneven pigmentation and is safe for all skin types. Use twice daily for best results, and always wear an SPF 30 to prevent UV exposure during daylight. Results can be seen in about 6 weeks of consistent use. Available only at selected physicians’ offices, clinics and medspas, visit www.lumixyl.com for more information. About $120 for a 1 ounce pump dispenser.