Hyperpigmentation occurs when an excess amount of melanin is produced in the skin. For example, patches of skin may become darker than the surrounding area. Melanin is the pigment that produces normal skin color and that is formed by cells called melanocytes. Melanocytes are located in the lower levels of the epidermis and when melanin, a natural black/brown pigment, forms from them it travels to the upper levels giving the skin its unique color. The darker the overall skin, the greater the amount of melanin is within the skin.


Excessive sun exposure, sun damage, hormonal imbalance or skin inflammation from trauma can lead to hyperpigmentation. Some examples of hyperpigmentaion are when hormone shifts during pregnancy trigger an overproduction of melanin causing the “mask of pregnancy,” a darkened area found on the face or abdomen, or when an inflamed acne lesion causes trauma to the skin leaving a mark on the face or body.

We Recommend

ABI recomends to use ABI’s Maximum HQ Pigment Control to even out skin tone and correct hyperpigmentation such as sunspots, age spots, liver spots and skin discoloration. We also recommend using the following products that are responsible for increased cellular turnover and renewal which is known to improve hyperpigmentation. (Please reference ABI’s clinical Data Sheets for in-depth information regarding each of the following products).


  • MSRP: $44.00
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    Honeysuckle Hydrating Mask

    This soothing gel helps refresh, hydrate, and balance the skin. Honeysuckle, ginseng, and aloe help breathe new life into dry, dehydrated, and over-stressed skin. Appropriate for all skin types including sensitive.

  • MSRP: $29.00
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    Corrective Wash

    This dynamic wash effectively alleviates congested pores by dissolving surface oil, bacteria, and debris, without stripping the skin of its natural oils. It helps to control the acne “P” bacteria, as it deeply and gently cleanses the skin. This essential wash leaves the skin feeling naturally balanced and nourished. Ideal for sensitive, oily and acne prone skin.

    Retail & Professional Back Bar Size available.

  • MSRP: $43.00
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    Corrective Pads with Glycolic Acid

    These pads reduce excess oil, and resurface and alleviate congested skin. This unique formula of glycolic acid, combined with willow bark, will gently exfoliate dead skin cells, keeping skin feeling smooth and providing a more even skin tone without irritating sensitive skin.

  • MSRP: $94.00
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    Intense Antioxidant

    This silky-feeling, daytime antioxidant contains an effective combination of key ingredients that work together to slow down the aging process. It improves and helps normalize dry, patched skin by producing long lasting moisture in addition to having anti-keratinization and anti-wrinkle free properties.

    Retail & Professional Back Bar Size available.

  • MSRP: $39.00
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    Advanced Brightening Complex

    This hydroquinone-free lotion combines the power of Kojic Acid, Arbutin, Resveratrol, Vitamin C, Bearberry, and Alpaflor® to safely and effectively brighten the skin and reduce skin discoloration.