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Algae peeling in combination with Hydrogen peroxide and Kojic Acid for the treatment of hyperpigmentation

Hyperpigmentation or pigment formation is a complex process that occurs due to the excessive synthesis of melanin – the skin pigment.

Although there are many contributing factors, the main stimuli for melanin synthesis are UV radiation, hormonal imbalance, and age. Also, hyperpigmentation can form in place of pimples, wounds, and injuries. The stronger the inflammatory process was, the more pronounced the pigmentation would be.

Spots can be on different body parts and have different colors and sizes. Treating hyperpigmentation can be a long and difficult process, but our specialists have developed an effective formula to eliminate this problem.

Features of Kojic Acid

Kojic acid (kojic acid) is a chemical compound produced by Aspergillus, Aerobacter, and Penicillium fungi.

One of the representatives of the first species (Aspergillus Oryzae) is used as a fermenting agent in the production of the traditional Japanese alcoholic drink sake. Sourdough from mushrooms (in Japanese, they are called koji – koji) is added to steamed polished rice; this leads to a fermentation process, which releases kojic acid as a side effect.

Its properties as a tool that helps in the treatment of hyperpigmentation were discovered by accident: people noticed that the girls who work in the production of this drink always have very white, well-groomed hands and began to look for the cause of this phenomenon.

How does kojic acid work? It blocks the production of the amino acid tyrosine, which is necessary for the production of melanin in the skin. Therefore, it is often used as a spot-lightening agent to lighten hyperpigmentation foci, as well as for preventive care aimed at the appearance of new pigment spots.

Features of Hydrogen peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide can oxidize melanin, thereby lightening the skin.

The contact with the dermis causes the substance to break down into water and oxygen, leading to an oxidizing reaction, which heals and brightens the skin. Thanks to this property, hydrogen peroxide is used in cosmetology.

In cosmetology, it is recommended to use hydrogen peroxide for the face as an effective antiseptic and an effective tool for:

  • evening out skin tone;
  • refreshment and rejuvenation;
  • nourishing the skin with oxygen;
  • cleansing from keratinized cells.

It is allowed to use a maximum of 3% solution. It should only be used in one of two ways: either as part of a treatment course or as part of the procedure involving other products.

How to cure hyperpigmentation?

It has been proven that removing pigmentation at home on your own is rarely successful. It is possible to improve skin tone, but it is complicated to make it uniform.

Thus, we strongly advise you to entrust this matter to specialists and quality professional cosmetics from ZENA.

The products slow down the production of melanin. This is done by influencing tyrosine – a younger version of melanin. Tyrosinase is an enzyme that converts tyrosine into melanin. Therefore, reducing the level of tyrosinase in the skin can stop the excessive synthesis of melanin even before it begins.

Scientific studies and practical experiments claim that Kojic Acid has just such properties – it prevents the excessive synthesis of melanin because it is an effective inhibitor of tyrosinase, an enzyme involved in the synthesis of melanin.

Moreover, according to the results of medical research, the natural ZENA Algae peeling in combination with the ZENA toner (which includes Hydrogen peroxide and Kojic Acid) has repeatedly shown its effectiveness in the treatment of hyperpigmentation in various areas of the face and body.

Natural algae contain microneedles, which actively affect the epidermis, renew it and improve the overall appearance. The procedure is suitable for most people, regardless of age, gender, and skin color.

The cosmetologist evaluates the severity of pigmentation, selects an effective method for a specific case, and draws up a treatment plan. Sometimes several procedures may be needed to achieve a better effect.

It’s critical to prepare the skin for the procedure.

We recommend using the ZENA toner with hydrogen peroxide and kojic acid for 1-2 weeks to prepare for the Algae peeling procedure.

Skin care after treatment is also important. It’s mandatory to use products with SPF, as well as gentle products for cleaning the skin because it’s very sensitive after treatment.
A cosmetologist will be able to choose the ideal option for your case.

ZENA’s special products take excellent care of the skin after treatment and help in recovery.

Turn to specialists who have undergone training and will be able to help you in solving the problem of hyperpigmentation. And if you want to acquire new knowledge, we invite you to our training sessions.

South Africa Zena Official Trainers

Kerserie Naidoo: +27 82 896 8818

Zaynah Cassim - +27 67 923 4383

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