Last month I was invited to attend an event hosted by French brand La Roche-Posay for the launch of their newest skin care product, the Pigmentclar Serum dark spot corrector. If you would like to know all about my time at the event, you can read all about my experience in my separate post here. The people at La Roche-Posay were super generous and hooked us up with a swag bag containing not only the new Pigmentclar Serum* but also their popular Anthelios Ultra-Fluid Lotion SPF 60*, and having been using them for about a month now, I thought I would share my thoughts on how they have been working for my skin!
The Pigmentclar Serum targets skin that is prone to dark spots, and in my case I have quite a few. Some I've had for years, while others have appeared quite recently. While I try to protect my skin from the sun as best as I can, having fair skin puts me at higher risk of getting sun spots and unfortunately that is just something I have to deal with. I'm not going to lie when I say that I love to bask in the sun, although I always make sure to layer the sunscreen on before doing so. I suffered from severe acne as a teenager, and although my skin is much better now (but still far from perfect), I also have a lot of hyper pigmentation from the *lovely* gift that us individuals dealing with acne are left with: that unwelcome scarring. I was super intrigued with this new La Roche-Posay product and started using it the same night I returned from the event. This product claims to reduce the appearance of dark spots and to even out and brighten the complexion. After 4 weeks. it is said that a visible reduction in the appearance of dark spots and discolorations can be observed, and after 8 weeks, the intensity and color of dark spots is significantly reduced. Being close to that 4-week mark, I am so very impressed with how much my dark spots have faded! I actually started noticing a difference after 2 weeks of use, and my dark spots are slowly becoming less visible. The serum can be used morning or night on the face and neck area, and it is recommended to use a sunscreen of SPF 15 minimum when applied during the day. It has a nice, light texture to it and is also quickly absorbed into the skin. I only need a pump and a half, so a little definitely goes a long way. This anti-dark spot serum is formulated with La Roche-Posay's Thermal Spring Water, which is a best-seller on its own, and it is also highly concentrated in LHA, Resorcinol, Gingko and Ferulic Acid, ingredients which have been found to be beneficial in diminishing the appearance of dark spots. I am very happy with the results so far and look forward to seeing how my skin will look in 4 more weeks!
La Roche-Posay's Pigmentclar Serum (C$59, 30 ml) and Anthelios Ultra-Fluid Lotion (C$27, 50 ml) are sold in most Canadian drugstores and are also available online at well.ca. To find where La Roche-Posay is sold near you, click here.
*Disclaimer: Products featured were gifted to me at an event and have been reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.