Appears due to an overproduction of melanin, stimulated by a number of different triggers such as UV exposure, hormones, genetics and even medical conditions and certain medications. Visually, it can be recognised as patches of the skin appear darker than the skin surrounding.
Acne and / or breakouts
Red bumps that appear on the skin due to a blockage in the pores, usually as a result of excess oil production, dead skin cells, bacteria or inflammation.
Different hormones can stimulate melanin production to cause what is commonly known as the skin condition melasma. The skin changes that occur are the result of increased numbers of the pigment producing cells in the skin (melanocytes). Melasma tends to be larger patches of skin that appear darker than the skin surrounding.
Skin that lacks glow, or brightness, usually arising from a number of other concerns, such as pigmentation, skin texture, dehydration, acne and so on.
Generally a result of active breakouts leaving behind texture and uneven skin tone. This can result in either texturised scarring or residual reddish-pink scars, known as post-inflammatory erythema (PIE). PIE is a result of blood vessel damage within inflamed skin.
Aesthetically, ageing skin usually refers to loss of elasticity and volume to the skin, the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and a dry, textured complexion.
Deep creasing on the skin that remains visible and is due to a loss of collagen and elastin in the skin.
A chronic skin condition that causes facial blood vessels to enlarge, giving the cheeks and nose a flushed appearance. Side effects also include increased skin sensitivity, acne-like breakouts and intolerance to active ingredients. Rosacea can be triggered by a variety of everyday lifestyle factors such as what you eat, drink, heat, stress and more.
Holes on the skin that are visible to the eye due to their larger size. Pores secrete oil, sweat and other substances from the skin.
A condition that causes the skin to become itchy, dry, rough, flaky, inflamed and irritated. Usually experienced in flares in response to internal and external stressors.
Where inflammation in the skin has occurred due to contact with allergens, irritants or other triggers, usually as a result of a damaged lipid barrier. You can identify dermatitis typically as a cluster of small pimples, typically around the mouth (perioral), nose (perinasal) or between the brows (periorbital). It can look almost rash-like, can be quite red, inflamed and itchy.
Absolutely everyone can benefit from healthy skin. The idea behind The Secret range is to create healthy skin, functioning in optimal condition. When your skin is in optimal condition it does not overproduce oil and cause breakouts, nor does it overproduce melanin and cause pigmentation.