Pigmentation is coloring- in this case, the coloring of the skin. Melanin is the pigment responsible for the color of your skin. Melanin is produced by skin cells called melanocytes.

Skin pigmentation disorders cause changes to the color of your skin. Skin disorders come about when melanocytes become damaged or grow unhealthy. For example, hyperpigmentation- (a skin pigmentation disorder) causes patches on your skin or darken your entire body.

Hyperpigmentation is a prevalent skin issue that many Malaysians face. It is associated with a great deal of psychological suffering and stigma. Topical skincare products and medicated cream for pigmentation are the most frequent treatments in Malaysia, in addition to avoiding aggravating factors such as hormone drugs and excessive sun exposure.

Here is a list of the most commonly used hyperpigmentation treatment creams in Malaysia:

1. Bearberry Pigmentation Cream

Bearberry Pigmentation Cream is the best skin lightening cream for hyperpigmentation that evens out the skin tone. It contains the active ingredient Arbutin that is very popular in Japan and other Asian countries for skin de-pigmentation. Arbutin is known to:

  • Regulate melanogenesis
  • Whiten the skin.
  • Prevent liver spots and freckles.
  • Treat sunburn marks.
  • Protect the skin against damage caused by free radicals.
2. Derma Cream For Pigmentation

The Derma co. Kojic Acid Face Pigmentation Cream’s key ingredient is 2% Kojic Acid. Kojic Acid penetrates through the skin to:

  • Minimize hyperpigmentation, dark spots, blemishes, and signs of aging. 
  • Lighten the skin tone and minimizes the recurrence of discoloration. 
  • Evens out the skin tone.
  • Reduce the recurrence of discoloration and stubborn brown patches on the skin.
  • Also a highly recommended hyperpigmentation cream for dark skin

Derma cream for pigmentation is infused with L-Ascorbic Acid that regulates pigmentation levels as well as protecting and speeding the skin’s healing process.

3. Artistry Pigmentation Cream (Amway)

Amway Artistry Ideal Radiance Spot is the best pigmentation cream in Amway which uses brightening technology that diminishes dullness, dark spots, and discolorations of the skin. It targets discoloration and stubborn age spots leaving the skin looking even-toned and radiant. These are suitable for both normal, mature, and sensitive skin types. Also, it can be applied as a primer under your makeup.

For best results, Artistry pigmentation cream should be massaged into spots, freckles, and discolorations in the morning and at night.

4. Debella Pigmentation Cream

Debella pigmentation cream is a dense cream that reduces freckles and blackheads. It also makes the skin appear brighter and smoother.

Debella pigmentation cream acts from under the skin layer to fade and remove the appearance of blackheads and freckles.

5. Kiehl's Pigmentation Cream

Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Corrector is a hyperpigmentation cream that assists to reduce dark spots, hyperpigmentation, and post-acne marks. It targets dark skin spots and corrects them by boosting radiance and evening the skin tone. 

Kiehl’s pigmentation cream is formulated with:

ACTIVATED C (a stabilized form of Vitamin C) – Activated C is particularly well-known for its ability to decrease dark spots and prevent the production of new spots. This powerful type of Vitamin C penetrates the skin fast to help improve and level skin tone.

EXTRACT OF WHITE BIRCH – White Birch Extract is a sugar-derived substance that helps the skin retain its moisture and nutrients. This strong active component interacts with Activated C in our skincare products to help balance uneven skin tone.

PEONY EXTRACT – Peony Extract is a natural antioxidant that helps protect against oxidative damage and is used in traditional Chinese medicine. It interacts with Activated C in our formulations to improve skin clarity.

Takeaway note:

The above listed are also products for hyperpigmentation from acne. Trying home remedies such as applying aloe vera, licorice and green tea on the affected skin have proven to reduce the appearance of pigmentation for some people. Nonetheless, it is important to consult a dermatologist if you are considering undergoing pigmentation treatment. Your skincare specialist will help you understand the process, and the possible side effects of the treatment solution you are seeking.