26 October 2022

What Are Brown Hyperpigmentation Spots Anyway?

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Caudalie vinoperfect

Brown hyperpigmentation spots, usually caused by solar radiation, affect women mainly (90% of the affected people are female), especially areas such as the face, neck, décolleté and hands.

Melasma occurs due to hormonal changes, especially when using oral contraceptives and in periods such as pregnancy, since the estrogen load exacerbates the production of melanin with sun exposure.  

Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (for example, post-acne) can also lead to the development of hyperpigmentation spots following the healing of a lesion where there was sun exposure.

Aging is yet another factor that triggers the development of pigmentary spots, namely in women.

And why are Portuguese women so affected by spots?

We live in a sunny country and, as such, it is normal that hyperpigmentation spots are associated with a history of intermittent sun exposure. Since the spots have a chronic etiology, an anti-spot treatment should be done, more or less, for a relatively prolonged time, depending on the intensity and persistence of the spots. This treatment should control and regress in a progressive way the intensity of the spots, always combined with the use of a high sunblock. When the treatment ends, persistent and continuous prevention should be carried out with sunscreen and the application once a day of the anti-spot care product so that there is no reoccurrence of the spots.

Hyperpigmentation spots don't need to be a drama!

There are several ingredients recognized in cosmetics with action on melanocytes. These are the main villains responsible for the development of spots, when in imbalance, since they produce an excess of localized melanin. These ingredients, usually called "depigmenting agents" regulate the production of excessive melanin, which gives the tone to hyperpigmented spots. Among them we find Vitamin C, kojic acid, arbutin, phenyl-ethyl resorcinol, viniferine, and others. We must be careful since there are some, among these care products, that cannot be used in the summer.

Caudalie vinoperfect

Caudalie's Vinoperfect anti-spot range, namely the Vinoperfect Serum, whose key ingredient in the fight against spots is viniferine, effectively regulates the production of melanin by tyrosinase in melanocytes. It is non-photosensitizing and safe for use in pregnant women. It offers an effective response, with proven results in regression of the intensity and size of existing spots. With proven effectiveness in reducing the tone of spots by 63% with the use of only one bottle, this oil-free serum can be used on all types of spots: sun spots, pregnancy, post-acne, and those resulting from skin aging. It can also be used on all types of skin or phototypes, from the lightest to the darkest. You can use it morning and night on clean skin.

The range is complemented by:

  • an essence that enhances penetration and effectiveness, to be used before the serum
  • day cream containing another star ingredient, niacinamide, ideal for sensitive skin
  • night cream with glycolic acid and papaya enzyme, for a gentle but effective skin renewal effect
  • mask composed of a cocktail of AHA to speed-up the achievement of results


All the products in the range contain the anti-spot viniferin except the essence, with the serum being the most concentrated treatment product. You can also enjoy an anti-spot hand cream for daily use.

You no longer have a reason not to get rid of spots!

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