Friday, 1 March 2013

pepta-bright from indeed laboratories - Review


My love affair with Hydraluron (Hironsluron) is well known. Well, Indeed Labs have done it again.

This is one of those products that you don't know you need until you use it and then can't bear to be without it. I wanted to use it for a few weeks to test the claims of fading scarring and pigmentation.

Let me say this from the off: if you are young, have bouncy fabulous skin and no pigmentation or uneven skin tone - you won't love it like I love it. Because bitch you may not need it. (You will still see the benefits - but they won't be as WHOA as someone my age.)

If, however, you have a face that shows you're 30+ and have lived a good life (ahem), worship the sun enjoy sunbathing, have suffered with adult acne and the resulting scarring - any of the above really - then you could do a lot worse than to check this out.

Presented as an 'Intense Brightening Treatment' it claims to do the following (with my subtle comments next to them):
  1. Even skin tone - YES
  2. Reduce and lighten pigmentation - YES
  3. Prevent, treat and diminish dark spots - YES
  4. Restore luminosity and radiance - OHMYGOD YES
  5. Prevent photoaging - WHO KNOWS?
  6. Stimulate cell turnover - TOO EARLY TO TELL
  7. Maintain skin's hydration - YEP, USE LESS HYDRALURON AS A RESULT
In short, for me - its all about No. 2 - My acne scars are fading - and No.4 - as soon as you put this on your face it looks like someone has used QVC's soft-lighting-reserved-especially-for-you-know-who to make you look awake, alive and glowing.

What's impressive is what is left out of the formulation. 

It does not contain any:
  • bismmuth oxychloride - the ingredient most commonly used to give 'radiance' in eyeshadows/eye creams - also one of the most common allergens and the reason I can't use Bare Minerals.
  • hydroquinone - banned in the EU but still widely available in a lot of high-end brands - naughty
  • kojic acid - like hydroquinone - skin bleach
  • mercury - d'uh - its mercury
  • parabens - I don't actually mind about parabens - a lot of fuss about nothing that now has a myth attached to it. Parabens don't give you cancer. Chillax.

Now a part of my staple skincare wardrobe - if you look at pictures of yourself when you were 20 and say 'GOD I look so YOUNG' - this is for you.

pepta-bright is available from Boots for £29.99 - and is at the time of posting on 3 for 2. *sits on bank card*


Sidebar: I use it AM and PM religiously. Its a commitment people. Keep it up.


* PR sample



97 comments:

  1. Great post - something to look out for after my spending ban.

    I try and avoid parabens as I have sensitive skin, products with parabens tend to irritate my skin. I know others who have the same problem as me, so thats also one reason why many avoid parabens, not just the cancer thing.

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    1. Have you tried Retinol Reface from Indeed? I am a bit confused as I use Hydraluron too what do I out on my skin first? Do I used them in conjunction? Help!!

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  2. I'll be trying this very soon Caroline, really, really hoping that it will help my acne scars too. My skin has gotten so much better recently, but my redness on my forehead from the spots is still bothering me. Hope this will be the product I need.

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  3. Wow. You've done it again. I need this, now. My not so fresh payday bank balance hates this site, but my face loves it..

    On an unrelated note - do you have a good facial massage post/link to youtube? They all seem ridiculous and pathetic!

    Rachelle xo
    http://rachellerachellee.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Not really - I'm always asked to do them but I just don't have the time!!!!

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    2. Emma Hardie has one.

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  4. This is exactly what I need right now... left with the usual dark spots after an onset of adult acne two months ago. Too bad they only sell this brand at Boots, I need to stock up everytime I go to the UK!

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    1. haha, I'm on it Caroline!

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  6. Sounds amazing! I have scarring on my cheeks and overall just an uneven skin tone... I was prescribed Isorex by the dermotologist after I asked about getting rid of the scars but that's no good!

    How would this fit in to a regime? I currently go EH or REN cleanser, P50, Hironsluron and Origins moisturiser (which I'm not too sure about at the mo!)

    Thanks :)

    xx

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  7. Hmm number 4 has got me! I didn't feel like Hydraluron made much difference with me but willing to give Indeed Labs another shot ;)

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    1. Maybe you weren't dehydrated enough for Hydraluron? You lucky cow! :)

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    2. Unfortunately not! Dry crappy arse sensitive skin :(

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  8. Ooh, this sounds exciting! Where do you use it in your skin care regime, may I ask? Before/after/instead of Hydraluron? Which I must thank you for introducing me to, by the way - it rescued my retinoid-ravaged peely skin! x

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    1. See new post! LOL You weren't the only one to ask!

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  9. This Indeed Labs story is turning into a cult. You're the end of my bank account, Caroline!

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  10. Hello! I am 21 years old and my skin isn't too bad...but I have 1-2 acne scars I'd like to lighten. Is this good for me too? I use hydraluron on occasion as well ;)

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  11. Great review - this sounds really good. Would you say it's the best dark spot corrector you've tried? I'm looking for a product to fade a small patch of dark pigmentation and have been debating between getting this or the Vichy idealia pro dark spot corrector which also seems to be getting good reviews. Not sure which one to get! Thank you! X

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  12. Hmm, I wonder if this is the right product for me. I'm in my 20s and I've got a lot of acne scarring on my cheeks (red marks).

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    1. Give it a go - its not an expensive mistake! :)

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  13. I am ordering this immediately. But do when do I use it...? Clarins toner, Hyraluron, then this, then moisturiser? xx

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  14. This looks fab! I do have quite young skin but I have suffered from bad breakouts for a while and they seem to be going/gone and now I have lots of scarring - do you think this will work on me?! Thanks in advance :) x

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    1. If the scars are relatively new then yes

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  15. Wow this sounds absolutely amazing. I'm 20 but have a lot of acne scarring on my chin that just doesn't seem to fade. I think I'm going to bite the bullet and give it a go. Do you use it in place of your moisturiser or serum or in conjunction with them? xx

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  16. Hi Caroline!! I'm 25 and have acne scars ancd scars from picking (i know!!) .. could this help me too? thanks, jennifer

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    1. Thank you so much for replying! Should I avoid sunbathing or use spf when using this product? (i live in sunny italy)

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    2. If you live in a sunny climate, you should be using SPF everyday (actually if you live anywhere really)

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  17. Your posts make me laugh!!!! Guess my skin wasn't dehydrated enough for hydraluron, as I saw no difference, but hyper-pigmentation is my biggest erk, might have to give this a try.

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    1. Hi Alexandra! did you have any luck using this product? I am also black but I am afraid that it will not only lighten the acne scars but also my skin.
      If you can let me know how it went with you that would be great!

      Thank you

      xx

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  18. Thanks for your review, I am interested in trying this out for my acne scars so it's definitely going on my list now:)

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  19. Who at QVC gets the special lighting? would it be the sardonic comedian-jewellery designer? the American socialite of similar age to the former? or is it John Barrowman?!

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    1. I couldn't possibly shout about that. It's lovely light though - similar to the Isle of Wight.

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    2. Oooh! Naughty Mrs H! But fascinating!!
      On another tack, what do you reckon about this for red marks left by rosacea?

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    3. Hard to say. It's acidic so could aggravate.

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  20. Damn you Hirons.

    *orders 3 immediately*

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  21. Hi Caroline - you are such an enabler I'll probs be picking this up next week to try! Been suffering with some scarring from blemishes that are very dark - my skin scars badly. I have also been getting redness around my nose and other areas - do you think this would help for this too? Thanks!

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    1. The scarring yes - but it's not designed for redness as such. If it irritates only use it on the pigmentation.

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  22. Haha! You are funny!
    I can't wait to get my hands on this. Thanks :)

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  23. Well thank you Caroline, now I need this in my life. And I'm not even in my 20s (19, will be 20 in April... but still). Oh goodness now I'll *have* to pick up Hydraluron Pepta-bright and something else, ha. xx

    Raves 'nd Ramblings

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  24. Will anything shift scars from about 1 or 2 years ago?? X

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  25. Thank you for posting this review! Is this a similar product to the Ren AHA Resurfacing Concentrate? I want to fade red marks left over from old spots along my jawline

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  26. Thank you for posting this review! Is this a similar product to the Ren AHA Resurfacing Concentrate? I want to fade red marks left over from old spots along my jawline

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  28. Hi Caroline,

    sounds like something that just fits my bill. At the moment I am using Elizabeth Arden's Overnight Success Skin Renewal Serum and it has done wonders for my 28-yr-old-skin that gets a dark mark everytime I get a pimple. Do you think I should stick with Elizabeth or go with Pepta?

    'd love to hear back from you.

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  29. Sounds almost too good to be true! Is it safe to use whilst pregnant or breast feeding? I am 37 weeks and have suffered with hormonal acne throughout whole pregnancy, resulting in plenty of scars... ;(

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  30. Explain to me how to get this in germany or austria and i will be forever thankful!

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  31. Alas, not available in the US right now (neither is Hyaluron...) I miss Boots! (But I can't give up this Southern California sunshine to return to the Midlands...)

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  32. Alas, not available in the US right now (neither is Hyaluron...) I miss Boots! (But I can't give up this Southern California sunshine to return to the Midlands...)

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  33. love the post!

    Recently started a new blog would love if you could check it out!

    Talisa from Bemsa xxx

    www.bemsa.blogspot.com

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  34. I got curious and eager to try it. My skin is uneven and has little spots. Great review as always.

    check out my blog - http://lookluisa.blogspot.pt

    bye bye

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  35. Caroline! Thanks for your review, I have been looking for a proper review of this product for so long because I live outside the UK and have no way to purchase this except Ebay and obviously it means i Have to be sure about it. Can you let me know if you have ever tried Alpha H products?

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  36. Thanks a ton for this review. Helps a lot because I live in USA and i have to buy this off ebay so I had to be sure about this.

    Also, have you ever tried Alpha H products? If so what do you think of them?

    In how much time did you notice a difference with spots?I have post break out hyperpigmentation spots I am looking to target via pepta bright

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    1. Hello Girl, Can you please recomend one seller from ebay to buy this item?
      Thanks for your help

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  37. Dear Caroline
    Thank you so much for your posts- I am 47 years old with sensitive skin and sometimes still have breakouts along with a few wrinkles...

    I went straight out and bought this- this is my second day and i can already see the difference- my skin has a new radiance and a better texture- really weird and cant believe i am saying this but true.
    Thanks to you i now use-
    clarins exfoliating toner- awesome
    pepta-bright
    hydralauron
    moisturiser (i use cetaphil cleanser and moisturiser)

    quick question- at night can i use pepta-bright and then a face oil (clarins)?

    thank you thank you thank you...keep up the posts....
    K

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  38. For all you Canadians, this product and others from Indeed Labs is available at Shoppers Drug Mart. The price of this was $39.99 at my local Shoppers. Hydroluron was $29.99.

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    1. Hi, Hydraluron at Shoppers Drug Mart in the Toronto area is $24.99 (regular price) and I know this for sure since I've re-purchased it twice...well, actually got it for less it was on sale. BTW - I'm so in love with Hydraluron! My skin is combination or mostly normal I suppose and this product is amazing for me: it makes my skin plumper, supple, softer and radiant. I'll definitely try Peptabright...since I've tried just about everything else (except for two products) and it all seems to work well on my skin.:)

      O

      PS - Thanks Caroline it was your original review on Hydraluron that sold me in the first place. I really seriously LOVE it!

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  39. Oh you! You're good. I begrudgingly bought this yesterday, having missed out on the 3 for 2 offer coz I bought Hydraluron last week AND didnt have any point vouchers, but I digress. I have used this three times since and can totally notice a difference already! That and the Hydraluron combined leave this crazy layer of moisture on my skin that feels amazing! I am loving it and new scars already noticeably reduced! Yay.

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  40. Do you use moisturizer while hydraluron is still wet on your face?

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  41. Late to this one but wanted to give Indeed Labs a fair trial before commenting. I went a bit mad on the recent Boots 3for2 skincare event stocking up on old faithfuls and also trying new stuff, Indeed Labs being the major thing I brought to try. I bought the Eyesilix, Hydraluron, Pepta-bright & the Synoxin (I think that's what it's called, anyway).

    Verdict so far, I don't love eyesilix (sadly, i find it a bit burny and not moisturising enough for me) and the synoxin is a bit silicone-y, but ok (I know you haven't mentioned this one but thought I'd try it for my frowny '11's'). I'll use them both up but won't repurchase. On the flip side, the Hydraluron has been pretty good for my combo/oily skin. I've been using it twice a day but I think I'd be better off reducing it to a couple of times a week and sticking to the areas where I have dehydration (cheeks and forehead lines) but that's more about my skin type than the product itself. For me, the star of the show/line up is the Pepta-bright. Christ on a cross trainer it is fab, clarifying, hydrating and lightweight. It is a staple product. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction, Mrs Hirons.

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  42. Caroline, really interested in this! However, my only reservation is you mention that one of its claims is that it 'stimulates cell turnover' ....with the EGF serum this wasa bad thing right? How does it differ for the pepta-bright?

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  43. Hi, i have read your fab reviews on Hydraluron and Peptabright and can't wait to use them as i have combo oily skin and its pretty dehaydrated. Pls advice where i should use both in my regime.
    Currently i use:
    Cleanser - Emma Hardie emma moringa cleansing balm
    Toner - Liz Earle Instant Boost™ Skin Tonic ( I love)
    Serum - Suti Rejuvenate Face Oil (not really doing anything for me but am persevering)
    Moisturiser - Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream


    Btw I am 39 and eagerly awaiting your response. many thanks

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  44. Anyone know of any safe online retailers that ship to Europe that stock this? :) x

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  45. I worship you. You have transformed my skin!!!!!!!!!

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  46. I've been using the Indeed Esyllix eye cream and I do notice a difference in the dark circles under my eyes. I'm hoping it will help with the bags over time!

    I just wanted to ask, I have really deep lines on my lips from excessive peeling and biting and is there was anything that could help with that? I'm in my early 20s but I've spent the past few years as a stressed out student and now I've had a breather I'm realising all the abuse I've my body through! They're pretty deep to the point that lipsticks and whatnot don't really hide them.

    Thank you!

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  47. Hi, I am 19 and have bad acne scarring and still get breakouts now, I have been using kiehl's midnight concentrate and Alpha H liquid gold on alternate nights for a month and now have hardly any breakouts and have seen my scarring start to fade slightly.
    I want something to use in the day so this looks perfect, but my skin is so sensitive, do you think this would 'clog' my skin? Or do you have another recommendation?
    I want to help with scarring but I don't want to bring back more spots in the process :)
    Thankyou! x

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  48. Hello, I am in Toronto, Ontario and every shoppers I visit does not carry indeed lab products. If anyone could send me the specific shoppers drug mart location they purchased their products from that would be amazing.
    Many thanks!

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    1. I was able to purchase it at the SDM in Pickering Town Centre and also at the Eaton Centre. Both stores carried the full range of indeed labs products. Most of their stuff is on sale now.

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    2. I just found it in the Shoppers @ 1015 Lakeshore Blvd E! They had hydraluron on sale for $20 (until Aug 23rd I think) - score! Also had a couple of other IndeedLabs products, one of which came with a 5ml sample of hydra. :)

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    3. I just found it in the Shoppers @ 1015 Lakeshore Blvd E, on sale for $20 (until Aug 23rd I think) - score! Also had some other IndeedLabs products, one of which came with a 5ml sample of hydra. :)

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    4. I bought it at bayview village's shoppers. It carries the entire line from Indeed Labs.

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  49. Hey Caroline! I'm a lover of your blog. Question: what's your thoughts on indeed labs "snoxin"? Would you consider doing a review? (Pretty please?)

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  50. I just purchase the Nanoblur $16.99, Pepta-bright $33.99, Retinol Reface $16.99 and Hydralauron $19.99 (all sale prices until Sept. 13th) at Shoppers Drug Mart in Ajax -Salem & Kingston Rd also Westney & Kingston Rd. They also have the Okrapeptide and eye products available. With SDM points, sale prices and gift card, I picked up all my items for $40, all taxes in! Great deal, now getting ready to try them!

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  51. Hi, so frustrating in Australia. We have some of the indeed lab products but not the pepta bright which I would love! I use the snoxcin, eyeslix and hydrolauron ( we also have the nambulor here) but I've seen other products also not available here. I can't even see the pepta bright on their website? With our hot climate we need barrel loads of this product!! I just did another search a d found an individual link to this ( not the full indeed lab site) and noticed a link to ur review as a 'testimonial' style, great advert for them using the famous Ms Hirons to advertise!!

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    1. Hi Helen, pepta bright is now available in Australia from Priceline. Yay!!

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  52. Hi! I really hope you reply! I've been looking into correcting my dark spots from past acne so I googled pepta-bright before I decide to buy it. From your page I can see that you have good reviews but I was wondering if it would work for me because I am of African-American descent. My skin isn't very dark but rather tan and the spots show clearly on my face. Do you think Pepta-bright will help lighting my spots and not really bleach my whole face? I feel as if i face the risk of having a white face with a tan body! haha

    Your advice would be appreciated!

    xx

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  53. Please can you review the new baby of their family - Retinol Reface? Thanks a bunch

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  54. Hi Caroline:
    I have a little bit of acne scarring on my face, and this really sounds like a great product for me. I have combination skin, and I use: cleanser, toner, moisturizer and spf in the morning, and cleanser, toner (moisturizing), toner (exfoliating), oil, moisturizer, and a bit of spot treatment if necessary. Where can I to fit pepta-bright (and hydraluron, since my skin’s a bit dehydrated at the moment thanks to Canadian Winter) in my skincare routine?


    Help me!

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  55. All indeed products on sale for 19.99 at SDM in Canada right now 3/2/2014

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  56. Hi Caroline, I have only very recently discovered you through Ruth Crilly...I am not sure how i haven't discovered you before now. I love your skincare philosophy and today have just spent a small fortune on many of the products you recommend!
    I have a quick question about pigmentation. In the last few years, I have developed dark patches on my forehead, on my cheek and upper lip which worsens with sun exposure. Do you know
    1) What causes pigmentation? I have read it can be down to hormones, over exposure to the sun, IBS, all sorts. My freckles have become more apparent in latter years too!
    2) Is there any way to get rid of it for good because I really struggle in the summer months when it's more apparent.
    I am 31, have medium skintone and I use SPF 30 in the summer months. I have tried Alpha-H SPF 50 but that did not help last summer! Any advice is much appreciated! Thank you! Sarah M

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  57. Depends on the type of acne scarring too... I don't think it will work on deep acne old scars...?

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  58. can this be used when pregnant?

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  59. Hi there, I am trying Pepta-bright for the first time and I'm a little concerned about the smell. I've heard of it described as "wet towels/musty towels, plastic" etc. but mine actually smells a little like sour milk or even baby throw up. Could I possibly have a tube that went bad?
    Thank you :)

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