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Pigmentation, hyperpigmentation, and discolourations of the skin

Melasma, age spots, and skin discolourations after having pimples, are all examples of pigmentation. We call these discolourations of the skin pigmentation spots or hyperpigmentation, and many people want to know how to treat the pigmentation spots and wonder “can I get rid of pigmentation spots”? Luckily, there are many options that offer great results, like the natural skincare products of Comme Ça. Our complete skincare collection is vegan and cruelty-free. In this article, we will specifically talk about the products that can help you with those dark spots on the skin.



Vitamin C is an excellent ingredient in skincare for many reasons, especially for skin with signs of ageing, like pigmentation spots. Vitamin C has been found to help boost collagen production and firm the skin. It’s also a potent antioxidant that plays an important role in combating dark spots and hyperpigmentation of the skin. 


This is how vitamin C targets pigmentation

Pigmentation is caused by an increased production of melanin. Vitamin C helps to inhibit the enzyme tyrosinase, which helps to prevent that increasing of melanin production [1]. It also significantly lightens pigmentation, but does not lighten normal skin. Our La Vitamine C Powder consists of the purest and most effective form of vitamin C; ascorbic acid. In order for vitamin C to be effective against hyperpigmentation, you need a minimum concentration of 5% [1]. Our vitamin C powder consists of only vitamin C and ferulic acid, and is specifically formulated to use at a percentage of 15% safely and effectively. This way, not only pigmentation will be tackled, but the powder is also powerful enough to boost collagen production.


Linoleic acid is another very valuable ingredient in the combat against pigmentation. Linoleic acid is an unsaturated, fatty acid that can be found in plant-derived oils. Prickly Pear Seed Oil has one of the highest concentrations (>70%) of linoleic acid. Not only does it moisturize and soften the skin, but it is also very effective in inhibiting melanin production [2] which makes it very effective against pigmentation. You can see why this vegan and cruelty-free oil has a strong effect on pigmentation spots.

Do you have any questions about this or another skincare related topic? We are happy to help you with any uncertainties you may have. Shoot us a message at charlotte@commecaskincare.com, and we will answer your inquiry within 48 hours.


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  1. Espinal-Perez LE, Moncada B, Castanedo-Cazares JP. A double-blind randomized trial of 5% ascorbic acid vs. 4% hydroquinone in melasma. International Journal of Dermatology. 2004 Aug;43(8):604-607. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-4632.2004.02134.x. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1365-4632.2004.02134.x.  https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15304189/

  2. Ando, H., Ryu, A., Hashimoto, A. et al. Linoleic acid and α-linolenic acid lightens ultraviolet-induced hyperpigmentation of the skin. Arch Dermatol Res 290, 375–381 (1998). https://doi.org/10.1007/s004030050320. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/9749992/