I'm 50, have clear skin, and live in the tropics. I only use sunscreen when swimming. Over the last 12 years, a spot just below my left eye grew larger and darker (size of a dime). The derm said it's an age spot. Her suggestion was either to undergo a laser and apply daily sunblock. I didn't want to do any invasive skin lightening treatment. So I tried numerous expensive 'whitening' products and even natural homemade remedies, without much success. I read other reviews of being diligent and applying the serum 2x daily and being patient as it takes a while.
So after two weeks, I noticed a visible lightening of the spot. And as I also apply the serum around the cheek, the lesser obvious developing freckles went away. The net result is a more even skin tone.
I was totally surprised that it works. I'm not sure if the melasma will completely go away as the lightening has stabilized. But I am encouraged to finish my 3 bottles.
I've seen my mum's age spot/melasma grow. She's 83 and it covers half her cheek, and no amount of foundation can hide it. I have 30 years to get to her age, so I need to keep it as pale as possible. FYI - I am a Functional Nutritionist, and I try to get as many antioxidant sources from food with plenty of rainbow-colored plant foods and healthy fats.
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Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend