The Hyper Skin’s Fade & Glow AHA Mask claims to clean congested pores, brighten dull skin, fade stubborn dark spots, and stop breakouts before they reach the surface. If you’re anything like me you might be wondering how this product is different from their Brightening Dark Spot Vitamin C Serum. Both products aim to clear up dark marks and hyperpigmentation for bright even skin, but the brand’s founder laid out some key differences.
First, the Vitamin C Serum is a product that can be used daily in your routine compared to a once or twice weekly treatment with the Fade & Glow Mask. Verdejo tells us that these products can be used together, but the mask is more of multipurpose treatment than the serum. She says in an extensive skincare regimen you’re balancing exfoliating and treating the skin, and that can be done using both products simultaneously. She recommends using one product in the AM and the other in the PM to not overload your skin with too many active ingredients.
The Fade & Glow Mask is infused with star studded ingredients like salicylic, glycolic, and mandelic acids as well as niacinamide. The AHA’s (alpha hydroxy acid) in the mask work to increase cell turnover, brighten skin, and minimize hyperpigmentation and texture. Also included are skin-friendly ingredients like Bearberry extract and sea buckthorn (rich in omega fatty acids) which lighten age spots, freckles, and sunspots for a more even and brighter complexion.
While this ingredient list is jam-packed with acids and other ingredients that may seem intimidating to consumers, Verdejo says it’s important to educate her consumers while giving them the products they need for the results they desire. She takes this into account during the formulation process, citing the importance of balancing ingredient combinations, efficacy, and consumer use.