Proactiv’s NEW Dark Spot Repair is formulated with the skin brightening properties of the most stable form of Vitamin C and enriched with ingredients to help lighten brown spots and promote a smooth, luminous complexion. Other key ingredients include Licorice Root, Amurense Bark and Barley Extracts, which work synergistically to lighten pesky dark spots, even the skin’s tone and improve its barrier function and moisture retention. Developed for daily use it is non-comedogenic, oil-free, and paraben-free so it won’t clog pores.
To help fight one of the most troublesome issues associated with acne – stubborn dark spots/blotches that acne can leave behind after breakouts have healed – Proactiv introduces new Acne & Dark Spot Repair. The Acne & Dark Spot Repair system is designed to help clear your skin and gradually fade post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation or dark spots on the skin that can sometimes take months to fade.
After acne clears, dark spots are sometimes left behind, ranging in colour from pink to brown depending on skin tone. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, many people mistakenly believe these spots are acne scars. Unlike acne scars, the spots will eventually fade; however, there are ways to make them fade more quickly with skin lightening treatments and regular use of oil-free sunscreen.
"Unfortunately, scarring and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (aka dark spots) are a real possibility when acne is left untreated," said Dr. Katie Rodan , co-developer of Proactiv and board-certified dermatologist. "Depending upon the severity of inflammation, even a short term case of acne can cause scarring and discoloration on the skin. Early and effective treatment can help prevent acne scarring by controlling breakouts and the stubborn dark spots left behind," said Rodan.