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Tip of the week- Fighting Hyperpigmentation?  Look for these ingredients in skincare products to lighten, brighten and inhibit melanin production.  Arbutin, (natural derivative of hydroquinone) derived from plants including bearberry, blueberry, and cranberry. Kojic Acid, an antioxidant derived from fungus, works by breaking down melanin in the skin and preventing its production in the skin. 

Licorice, from licorice root.  Lignin is an enzyme that comes from fungus and breaks down melanin in the skin it can be found in wood pulp.  Ellagic derived from strawberries, cherries, and pomegranates, it works as an antioxidant and also inhibits an enzyme needed for melanin production.

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