What is happening to my skin? Am I getting age spots? 

There is a medical term for this widespread concern – Melasma. It is a common pigmentation disorder resulting in brown or gray patches appearing on the skin, mostly on the face. The primary cause is unprotected sun exposure, with a contributing combination of hormones and genetic susceptibility. 

Our age spots are disappointing and somewhat worrying, to say the least, but something else is happening. You are noticing slightly sagging skin and fine lines! As you age, your body produces less collagen and elastin, which are chemicals that help your skin stay smooth and young-looking. Sun damage and stress can also cause the collagen in your skin to break down. Without enough collagen and elastin, your skin will become thinner and eventually sag and develop fine lines. 

Yes, you did hear “sun damage” once again! Sun Damage is an important fact to understand regarding prevention from further damage, but how can you repair your poor skin! 

The bottom line is that regardless of the cause at this point, which is essential, you have skin concerns that you want to repair. The good news is that we know that “peptides” can prevent or even reverse these signs of aging and sun damage. 

What is a peptide? A peptide is a short chain of amino acids. When several peptides bond with each other, they form a protein. That is the basis for scientists often call proteins “polypeptides.” A dipeptide has two different chains of amino acids bonded together. A tripeptide has three chains; a tetrapeptide has four, and so on. Chains of amino acids longer than 20 peptides are called proteins. These short amino acid chains are one of the most promising anti-aging treatments because they can penetrate the top layer of your skin and send signals to cells to produce more collagen.

With a precise formulation of our earth’s bounty of natural and safe botanical ingredients, we can soothe and repair your damaged skin.

Let us look at just some of these ingredients from nature, in addition to peptides, and what they do.

Vitamin B-3 Niacinimide

Niacinimide: (vitamin B-3) target hyperpigmentation and wrinkles, thus repairing environmental exposure and sun damage for serious chemical-free skin lightening. Niacinamide also reduces wrinkle formation and increases skin hydration by reducing transepidermal water loss (TEWL) from the skin. Circulation is greatly improved, and a healthy glow restored, making this an ideal treatment for smoker’s skin and sallow complexions. 

Niacinamide is a biologically active form of niacin (vitamin B3) found widely in many root vegetables and yeasts. Niacinamide has several proposed medicinal applications for the skin, including anti-inflammation, photo-immunosuppression prevention, and increased intercellular lipid synthesis.

Horse Chestnut Extract: strengthens capillaries and acts as an antioxidant to inhibit collagen and elastin destruction.

Vitamin C: also known as magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, ascorbic acid, ascorbyl glucosamine, l-ascorbic acid, and ascorbyl palmitate, is a common ingredient found in many botanical skin lighteners that is also a first-class antioxidant. Studies have indicated that vitamin C inhibits melanin production at concentrations above five percent, although most skincare products available over-the-counter are not quite this potent. Our product’s concentration is 20 percent.

Are you wondering if there is hope for repair? Yes, there is “good news”! 

Sunshine Botanicals has an excellent product to help with Melasma – BioPeptide Brightening Serum! A multi-tasking skin lightening serum with wrinkle-reducing and skin firming effects for aging and sun-damaged skins.

BioPeptide Brightening Serum is powerful, multi-tasking, and offers impressive results in overall skin quality – quickly. This potent serum delivers advanced protection and repair of photoaging. The high levels of Niacinimide (vitamin B-3) targets hyper-pigmentation and wrinkles caused by environmental exposure and sun damage for serious chemical-free skin lightening. Niacinamide also reduces wrinkle formation and increases skin hydration by reducing transepidermal water loss (TEWL) from the skin. Circulation is greatly improved and restores a healthy glow making this an ideal treatment for smoker’s skin and sallow complexions. BioPeptide Brightening Serum in infuse with horse chestnut extract, which strengthens capillaries and acts as an antioxidant to inhibit collagen and elastin destruction. A 20% concentration of l- ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and peptides round out this anti-aging powerhouse to stimulate collagen production, increase skin firmness, and repair wrinkles. The result is more resilient, luminous, younger-looking skin. 

So yes, the good news is here …. with SUNSHINE BOTANICALS BioPeptide Brightening Serum.

If you are serious about fading dark spots or uneven skin tone, you must be committed to the process—it takes time, but the results are entirely worth it. Results can take anywhere from one to three months, and you must wear sunblock daily for optimal results. Any unprotected UV exposure can potentially cause further hyperpigmentation and must be guarded against carefully.

Our products are entirely free of parabens, petrochemicals, fragrance, phthalates, chemical preservatives, and no animal testing.