Advice and answers from the Cortina Health Team

Our Ingredients for Hyperpigmentation

Our products combine the most effective prescription ingredients used in modern hyperpigmentation care

Updated 2 months ago

A corticosteroid (anti-inflammatory drug), it works by activating natural substances in the skin to reduce swelling, redness, and itching. Desonide reduces inflammation to lessen redness, swelling, itching, or any other discomfort you may be feeling. Desonide has been proven to be clinically useful in reducing post-inflammatory conditions such as melasma, hyperpigmentation, and sun, liver, and other dark spots.

A concentrated form of the B3 vitamin, Niacinamide targets excess oil production, reduces inflammation, and soothes skin. Also aids the skin barrier, reduces the appearance of redness/blotchiness, balances sebum production and improves the appearance of skin imperfections.

Vitamin C
A naturally occuring acid with anti-microbial properties that reduces inflammation (redness) and prevents outbreaks. Vitamin-C serum packs a major punch: it protects the skin against environmental damage and lightens dark patches. Face acids assist in exfoliating the top layer of your skin and replace your old skin cells with new cells that help even your skin tone.

A glucocorticoid (steroid) that reduces itching, swelling, redness, dryness and discomfort of the skin.

A topical skin-lightening agent used in the treatment of hyperpigmented skin. Hydroquinone reduces the number of melanocytes, fewer melanocytes means that the body produces less melanin in the treated area, essentially blocking the process in the skin that leads to discoloration. The effect of skin lightening is reversible when exposed to sunlight. To maintain the desired affect, hydroquinone should be used concurrently with a strong sunscreen.