Specific Beauty is a new Skin-care Line Formulated for Hyperpigmentation Concerns of People of Color
Dermatologist Dr. Heather Woolery-Lloyd has been seeing patients of all races at her private Miami practice for over 15 years, and in talking with them, she noticed something was seriously missing in the skincare world: products that worked to help with hyperpigmentation for melanin-rich complexions. Many of her clients brought this up in conversation, leading Dr. Woolery-Lloyd to do something about it.
Dr. Woolery-Lloyd used her expertise and experiences to create Specific Beauty, a line of skincare products developed specially for women of color trying to reduce hyperpigmentation. “The primary concern for multi-hued women is uneven skin tone, hyperpigmentation and texture,” she says. “I formulated Specific Beauty for all women of color. If you’re Latina, African-American, from the Middle East, if you’re Mediterranean, if you have tan, olive, or brown skin, Specific Beauty is for you.”
Melanin-rich skin is more likely to retain dark spots after breakouts, irritations, or sun exposure, and many POC notice uneven skintone developing with age. Dr. Woolery-Lloyd takes a multifaceted approach with her line; each product has a blend of natural and scientific ingredients to help exfoliate, brighten, and calm the skin, as well as to protect it from any future dark spots.
There are currently eight products in the Specific Beauty lineup, including a gentle cleanser and eye cream. Its real power, though, is in its four-piece “Live Even Brighter” system, which consists of an Intensive Skin Brightening Serum made with licorice root extract and retinol; Advanced Dark Spot Corrector Pads, which contain kojic acid, licorice root and bearberry extracts to exfoliate and Vitamin C to prevent free radical damage; Active Radiance Day Moisture SPF 30, a daily moisturizer with a hint of glow; and the Accelerated Dark Spot Corrector, which contains 2% hydroquinone to rapidly fade any dark marks or spots (The Accelerated Dark Spot Corrector is meant to be used once daily during the first 7-14 days of your routine). When you use the Live Even Brighter set in tandem, you’ll see more even, brighter skin and diminished dark marks.
You should start to see results in just 14 days, and hyperpigmentation will only continue to fade and diminish over time. As with any skincare routine, it’s important to be consistent for the best results, and Specific Beauty does offer a 60-day money back guarantee, a la Proactiv. With Specific Beauty, the skincare world has become more inclusive for everyone.
Says Dr. Woolery-Lloyd, “I was motivated to create a range that was meant for all women. The goal of Specific Beauty is to make women feel good not only on the outside but on the inside as well.”
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