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Posted by 05.27.14

Dull, uneven skin tone, and, heaven forbid, dark spots and discoloration from the sun, are key telltale signs of aging and lapsed sun protection. For more than 50 years, hydroquinone has been the gold standard for reversing hyperpigmentation, but with a few caveats. It can cause sensitivity and redness, and some people claim hydroquinone poses a cancer risk, although it’s cancer-causing properties have yet to be proven in humans. In addition to hydroquinone, many new ingredients for brightening, as well as a few tried and true formulas, work to minimize unwanted discoloration.

Three new dark spot correctors have raised the bar when it comes to correcting dark spots and uneven skin tone wi

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Posted by 08.23.13

Can you truly get 30 times the vitamin C of an orange from a CC cream?

The answer is yes you can, and very effectively. With the new Peter Thomas Roth CC Cream ($48), you get color correcting benefits along with the benefits of an unusual ingredient called camu camu, which has been known to pack more vitamin C than an acerola cherry.

This is the first time I’ve heard of an exclusive and rare ingredient included in a CC cream. In fact, the packaging advertises it right on the side flap. Camu camu is infused into the formulation along with arbutin to help even out skin tone, and the combination makes sense for a CC cream. This tube accomplishes everything: color correction, hydration,

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