5 Organic Ingredients That Can Help Improve Hyperpigmentation

5 Organic Ingredients That Can Help Improve Hyperpigmentation

Keeping skin radiant and glowing can be quite the challenge. One of the biggest obstacles to even, glowing skin is hyperpigmentation - the darkening of an area of skin or nails caused by increased melanin. Hyperpigmentation affects around five million people in the United States alone, and is especially common in darker skin tones. 

The good news is that certain ingredients can bring out the best in your skin, helping to lighten skin spots and hyperpigmentation. Here is a list of the top ingredients that will help you reach #skingoals!

Vitamin C

There's a good reason Vitamin C serums are all over the marketplace

Aside from helping boost the immune system, vitamin C is also extremely useful in helping to improve the appearance and health of the skin because it actually interferes with pigment overproduction. This interference means a decrease in the development of darker marks on the skin. 

Marula oil, a key ingredient in our Kalahari Queen Facial Oil, is a rich source of Vitamin C, containing 4x the amount found in oranges. In addition, because macula oil is inherently antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and non-comedogenic, it is perfect to heal acne blemishes - one of the primary sources of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.


Aloe Vera

Aloe vera can do wonders to a person’s skin. It comes with many benefits, which includes helping to lighten scars. Studies have shown that the use of aloe vera in skincare routines has not only helped get rid of unwanted blemishes and dark pigments but also helps moisturize the skin and keep it looking young and radiant. 

Red Onion

It might not be the best smelling option available, but red onion is a great source of Vitamins A, C, and E; all of which help in minimizing the appearance of dark marks due to sun exposure. Studies have shown that isolate compounds in the onion may be effective in improving the pigmentation of the skin. 

The best way to use a red onion for hyperpigmentation is to grind it up and put it into an empty tea bag. Hold the tea bag onto the area that you would like to treat. You may opt to hold it in place with a piece of medical tape, so you can do your daily tasks while having it on. 

Green Tea

Research shows that green tea may have a depigmenting effect when applied to skin. 

Acne irritates your skin and irritation causes inflammation. EGCG, on of the main components of green tea, has been shown to both reduce inflammation and sebum. When you apply it topically, green tea can help get rid of the discoloration on the outside of your pimple and the oil on the inside of it.

Drinking green tea is also said to have some of those same benefits for acne. So, next time you’re breaking out try doing a green tea mask while you brew yourself a cup.


As people age, it will become more likely for them to develop hyperpigmentation on their skin. Aside from avoiding too much sun exposure and other lifestyle choices that have an adverse effect on the skin, trying natural skin care products will help you improve the way your skin looks and feels! Using natural, plant-based ingredients will help you look years younger and gain confidence in your skin.