Gift Guide: The Best Skincare For Hyperpigmented Skin

The holiday season is quickly approaching and we know how challenging it can be to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. No matter who you’re shopping for, quality skincare is a fabulous gift idea! That said, you don’t want to guess at what skincare product or treatment would benefit those on your list, so Smooth Effects Kelowna has developed thoughtful gift guide for different skin concerns to guide your shopping.

If you’re shopping for a holiday gift for someone with hyperpigmented skin, whether that be sun spots or melasma, there are a variety of medical-grade skincare products and treatments that could benefit them.

Skincare Products For Hyperpigmented Skin

Hyperpigmentation occurs when there is excess production of melanin in the skin, and it presents as sun spots or melasma. An at-home skincare routine that targets hyperpigmented skin can lead to a more even skin tone when used properly. Here are a few great medical-grade products for hyperpigmented skin:

Vivier Hyperpigmentation Program HQ

If melasma is a concern for someone on your Christmas list this year, they could benefit from the products in this skincare program. This treatment system includes the Medicated Wash, Advanced Skin Lightening Serum, Corrector 2, Exfoliant Forte, Retinol 1% Night Complex and Sheer Broad Spectrum SPF 45. When used as a skincare routine, this program can erase years of skin damage.

Vivier Hyperpigmentation Program Non-HQ

Made up of a Medicated Wash, Radiance Sērum, Skin Brightening Cream, Exfoliant Forte, Retinol 1% Night Complex, and Sheer Broad Spectrum SPF 45, the Hyperpigmentation Program (Non-HQ) is great for treating sun spots.

SkinBetter Science Even Tone Correcting Serum

This lightweight serum is multi-action and can improve the appearance of brown patches on the skin, sun damage, hyperpigmentation, and discolouration while brightening and evening skin tone.

Vivier Radiance Serum

This Vivier Radiance Serum works wonders on age spots and it is recommended to help maintain results from pigmentation programs or treatments such as laser and chemical peels.

Vivier Skin Brightening Cream

Sun spots can be targeted with the Vivier Skin Brightening Cream, as it improves skin texture, brightens skin tone, and reduces signs of aging.

Elta MD UV Daily

The first step to treating sun spots and hyperpigmentation is to prevent them with a quality sunscreen. We love the Elta MD UV Daily for this task.

Circadia Cleansing Gel with Mandelic Acid

This gentle cleanser with mandelic acid works to treat hyperpigmentation while brightening dull skin.

Circadia Licorice & Bearberry Brightening Mist

Illuminating the skin as it targets sun spots and inhibits the production of melanin, the Circadia Licorice & Bearberry Brightening Mist could be a great gift for someone dealing with uneven pigmentation, sun spots, or postpartum melasma.

Vivier Advanced Skin Lightening Serum

Uniquely formulated to lighten the appearance of sun damage, age spots, liver spots, freckles, and melasma, the Vivier Advanced Skin Lightening Serum is an ideal product for all levels of hyperpigmentation. It is most effective when paired with Corrector 2.

Vivier Corrector 2

This gentle, yet effective, skin lightening cream can lighten the appearance of age spots, liver spots, and melasma. It is most effective when paired with Advanced Skin Lightening Serum.

Elta MD UV Clear

Preventing melasma is made easier with a great sunscreen, like the Elta MD UV Clear formulation. This sunscreen comes in tinted and untinted options and protects the skin from sun damage.

Circadia Amandola Milk Cleanser

Cleanse, exfoliate, hydrate, and brighten hyperpigmented skin with the Amandola Milk Cleanser. It is a conditioning cleanser that works to simultaneously brighten damaged skin.

Skincare Treatments For Hyperpigmented Skin

Chemical Peels

There are a variety of skin concerns that Chemical Peels can treat, including hyperpigmentation. Chemical Peels can range from superficial to medium depth and brighten the skin while inhibiting discolouration. If melasma or sun damage are concerns, Chemical Peels are a great option.


If someone on your list would like to target sun spots, a Photofacial is a fabulous option. This treatment is designed to restore sun damaged skin by using a laser to target deeper layers of pigmentation in the skin. This treatment is popular on the face, neck, arms, and hands.


In addition to reducing signs of aging and tightening the skin, Microneedling is a revolutionary treatment that also dimishes pigmentation by allowing deeper penetration of products.

If you simply can’t decide, a Smooth Effects Kelowna gift card is always a great gift! A gift card can be used towards products or treatments and make a wonderful gift for friends, family, teachers, clients, hosts and hostesses, nurses, caregivers, and so many more people on your list.

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