Dr. V Body Pigmentation Kit for hyperpigmentation is for EXTERNAL use only.
Suitable for localised pigmentation on the neck, chest, back, arms, underarms, elbows, knees, buttocks, legs, or feet. For inner thighs, use Bikini Kit instead.
Once the skin has fully recovered, this kit can be used on post eczema pigmentation (if skin barrier is healthy), post insect bites, after rashes, burns & scars, post acne pigmentation, post laser pigmentation.
For reference, enough product is provided to cover just the hyperpigmentation on ONE of the example areas above for approx. 3 MONTHS. Large areas such as legs, arms or the back count as TWO areas. This also depends on the extent of pigmentation coverage per area.
Please read all directions, restrictions & warnings in the tabs below before buying.
Store in a cool dry place away from sunlight, do not refrigerate. Start using upon delivery and complete or discard within 6 months, thank you.
HPC Body Clear - The main treatment. Delivers tyrosinase inhibitors deep into the skin's melanocytes to reduce melanin production, thereby reducing hyperpigmentation.
Vita A.C.E - Increases cell turnover and regeneration with a powerful cocktail of vitamins optimised for skin of colour (vitamin A, C and E).
SEE INGREDIENTS TAB BELOW FOR EACH SEPARATE ACTIVE INGREDIENT FUNCTION.
For all skin types (dry/oily/sensitive) & persons over 16 years and over.
Not for persons with a history of reactions to skincare products or overly sensitive or damaged skin.
For regular hyperpigmentation (smooth/dark marks).
NOT FOR raised, indented or red marks or any other conditions that are unsuitable for this treatment, including:
1. Vitiligo (hypopigmentation)
2. Active Acne, Eczema, inflammation/redness
3. Keloid scarring
4. Very dry/sensitive skin
5. Pigmentation from ongoing systemic medical conditions, or from Ochronosis or Acanthosis Nigricans.
NOT to be used if you have had any professional cosmetic treatment within the last 3 months including laser, chemical peels, hydroquinone, or isotretinoin/roaccutane (6 months).
1. HPC BODY CLEAR Cream
Alpha Arbutin: Tyrosinase inhibitor
Panthenol: Anti Inflammatory
Liquorice Extract: Tyrosinase inhibitor
Bearberry Extract: Tyrosinase inhibitor
Vitamin C water soluble (Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate): Tyrosinase inhibitor
Vitamin C fat soluble (Tetrahexyl decyl ascorbate): Tyrosinase inhibitor & Anti oxidant
Octadecenedioic Acid: Tyrosinase inhibitor
Salicylic Acid: anti inflammatory
Kojic Acid Dipalmitate: Tyrosinase inhibitor
Shea Butter: emollient
Jojoba Oil: emollient
Retinaldehyde: Tyrosinase inhibitor and anti oxidant
Vitamin A Palmitate: Tyrosinase inhibitor and anti oxidant
Retinol: Tyrosinase inhibitor and anti oxidant
Lactic Acid: Hydrator and improves penetration
Vitamin E Acetate: Anti oxidant
Full Ingredients: Aqua, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Kojic Acid Dipalmitate, Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract, Glyceryl Stearate , Cetearyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Alpha Arbutin, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Octadecenedioic Acid, Steareth-21, Lactic Acid , Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi Leaf Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Liquorice) Root Extract, Salicylic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Acetyl Glucosamine, Retinal, Retinyl Palmitate, Retinol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Ascorbic Acid, Ceteareth-12, Ceteareth-20, Ceteth-10 Phosphate, Dicetyl Phosphate, Cetyl Palmitate, Phospholipids , Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Polysorbate 20, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Laureth-7, Phenoxyethanol, Polyacrylamide, Trisodium NTA, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, BHT, BHA, Triethanolamine.
2. VITA A.C.E Cream
Full Ingredients: Aqua, Cetearyl Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate , Paraffinum Liquidum, Petrolatum, Ceteareth-12, Ceteareth-20, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lecithin, Cetyl Palmitate, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Trisodium NTA, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.
NO FRAGRANCE, NO DENATURED ALCOHOL, NO ESSENTIAL OILS
STORAGE: STORE IN A COOL, DRY PLACE (ROOM TEMP. OR BELOW). DO NOT REFRIGERATE OR PLACE IN SUNLIGHT.
Apply a thin layer of HPC BODY CLEAR for 3 nights on pigmented areas. On the 4th night, apply VITA A.C.E. Repeat the cycle.
Apply creams approx. 1-2 hours before bed. Avoid broken or inflamed skin.
Please wear SPF50 cream during the day if sun-exposed area and minimise UV duration.
If there is any irritation or sensitivity, please stop for a 3-4 days and try again with a smaller amount of product & recheck guidelines.
Keep the skin well hydrated at all times with a simple thick, non-fragranced moisturiser (can be applied a few minutes after application of treatment creams if skin is dry).
Not to be used in conjunction with other treatment products, anti-ageing creams, toners, vitamin A&C creams, exfoliating scrubs, salicylic acid washes etc on the same area of skin (you may apply these products on other non-target areas).
We would not recommend waxing whilst using our kit; please use threading as the preferred method of hair removal if on the same area of skin as the treatment and do not apply the treatment creams on that day.
WARNING - Not to be used if you: are pregnant/breastfeeding, are allergic to any of the ingredients or their derivatives (inc. aspirin), have any active skin conditions on the area (e.g. eczema, acne); have very sensitive or very dry skin; have had any professional skin treatments on the area within 3 months.
Only use on normal skin, not if irritated or injured.
If using isotretinoin, avoid usage of Dr V Kits until 6+ months after completion.
Side Effects: (rare) may include but not limited to mild & temporary: dry skin, irritation, spots, swelling, redness or darkening. Localised skin reactions are a rare but potential side-effect of this kit. Reduce dosage or discontinue if symptoms are persistent or severe. In the event of a severe skin reaction, seek urgent medical assistance from your doctor.
Results: vary from person to person and are not guaranteed. If hyperpigmentation has been present for many years, you are likely to require tyrosinase inhibitors for at least 6 cell cycles (6+ months). 1 kit lasts approx. 3 months, so 2 kits are recommended. Results depend on the resistance to treatment of your melanocytes.
Also, you can view the safety/regulatory compliance report summary here: Cosmetic Product Safety Report
1. I have sensitive skin, is the kit suitable for me?
The kit is designed with sensitive skin in mind, using the ingredients least likely to cause irritation overall, so it is suitable for most people with mild/moderate sensitive skin. However, if you have VERY sensitive skin i.e. easily react to other treatment products in the past, it would be best to avoid this kit.
Please note, although rare, side effects may occur in any individual, with normal or sensitive skin. Therefore, you are advised to please patch test this product in a discreet area 2-3 times before using on the main target area.
2. I have pigmentation from previous Eczema, is the kit suitable for me? What about Keratosis Pilaris?
It would be suitable for you to try the product, if there is NO ACTIVE eczema and the skin is otherwise healthy for at least 1 MONTH. You would need to discontinue other treatment products (if applicable) for 1 month before usage as well.
However, if you prone to RECURRING Eczema which is easily triggered by treatment products, it would not be advisable to try this kit. Also, if you have a DAMAGED skin barrier from a long history of eczema or other reasons, we would advise you to not use the kit either.
With regards to Keratosis Pilaris, our kit may help with some of the pigmentation, but not with the KP itself.
3. Will the kit block my pores and cause Acne?
The kit is non-comedogenic, meaning that it will not block pores on its own. However, in acne-prone individuals, already blocked pores can come to the surface quicker & at the same time, when you first start using the kit. This may cause pimples or ‘purging’ as we call it.
Furthermore, if you are on Acne medication and stop using this to use our kit, the Acne may recur as it is no longer being controlled.
4. I am taking Antibiotics for Acne or other conditions, can I use this kit?
Yes, it is ok to use in conjunction (as long as it is not prohibited by your doctor / the manufacturer). However, avoid application directly on the Acne or broken skin. It may be preferrable to wait until the skin condition subsides for better results and lower risk of side effects.
5a. What cosmetic products/treatments can be used at the same time as the kit?
Please note, the kit creams cannot be used with any other form of skin treatment, so please wait until 1 month after completion of those products before commencing the kit, or 3 months after a professional treatment such as a chemical peel / laser.
Prohibited products/treatments include facials, exfoliating washes, vitamin serum, essential oils, toners etc. In general, only a basic moisturiser, sunblock & cleanser can be used in conjunction. Please see the more detailed 'directions' tab also.
5b. How long after other cosmetic procedures can you use this kit?
Please wait 1+ month after chemical peels, laser, other professional treatments to use our hyperpigmentation kits, and only if the skin has fully healed and usage is permitted by the treatment service provider.
6. Can this kit be used on the face?
You can use it on the face but we don’t recommend it as the ingredient percentages and texture is not optimised for facial skin & facial pigmentation.
7. Is hair waxing permitted?
We would not recommend waxing whilst using our kit, please use threading as the preferred method of hair removal if on the same area of skin as the treatment and do not apply the treatment creams on that day.
8. I have recently started using the kit and noticed my skin getting darker, is this normal?
If you are following all usage guidelines & restrictions correctly, then yes it can be normal for pigmented skin to appear darker in the first few weeks of usage, before gradually fading after 10-12 weeks.
However, please do check you are only applying a very THIN layer of product, only on the pigmented areas (not surrounding skin), only applying at NIGHT - 2 hours before bed (not during daylight hours), applying SPF50 sunblock every 4-6 hours (1-2 hours in direct sunlight), applying moisturiser every 4-6 hours (if dry skin), and not using PROHIBITED products such as exfoliants and drying alcohol toners.
If you find you are doing any of the above incorrectly, please stop usage of the kit for 5-7 days, rectify the problem, and then restart the kit if the skin is otherwise normal.
9. Is it normal for the skin to sting, become slightly red, peel?
Stinging/redness is rare but normal if for a few minutes. However, please reduce the amount you are using just in case (to a ‘grain of rice’ amount per large dark patch). It may also sting more if the skin is dry, so please keep the skin well moisturised and/pr upgrade your moisturiser to an emollient cream such as Cetraben.
Skin peeling / flaking is normal due to the exfoliating properties of this kit. This is why we do not recommend using additional exfoliating scrubs, washes etc as well.
10. I'm finding this kit drying and/or irritating on the skin, what should I do?
If symptoms are mild, it may be due to too much product being applied on the skin or inadequate moisturisation or moisturiser.
Please discontinue the kit for 5-7 days and switch to a recommended moisturiser (e.g. Cetraben) or similar emollient cream and apply EVERY 4-6 hours.
Once the condition of the skin has improved / normalised, you can try using the kit again but please use less quantity than before per area and only target the dark pigmentation (not normal surrounding skin).
11. What should I do if I have a reaction? (rare)
Please discontinue usage, wash the product off with cold water and apply an occlusive such as Vaseline or moisturiser. Please contact email@example.com for advice if symptoms are mild/moderate, or contact your doctor if severe (all reaction types are very rare).
12. It has been 3 months and I have not seen any results yet?
We say it may take minimum 6 months of usage and timings/results vary by person. It could mean that you need to use the kit (or a new one) for a few more months in most of these cases. However, a small percentage of users may not respond to treatment.
I've suffered from pigmentation caused by eczema my whole adult life and now at the age of 46 I'm finally seeing results! I've seen multiple dermatologist's who have said nothing can be done, tried laser light therapy without any improvement. 4 weeks of use and I can clearly see the dark patches on my chest and neck getting lighter, to the point that I have worn a scoop neckline without feeling so self conscious. I can only imagine the results over time as I continue to use this! Thank you for making a product that is much needed by us skin of colour people that have been neglected in the past! I would love a larger format to use on my legs as well in the future. Thank you, Thank you!
So far I am 1 months using the product religiously and I can tell u that it work. No more pigmentation and my back skin soft, I have a lot of dark spot in the back and so it will take more time for my skin to start repair but so far I can definitely feel the difference. I recomend it
I ended up badly burnt after IPL sessions. It's taking time but the progress is undeniable. The scars are definitely fading and I'm so grateful to Dr V and her amazing products.
When I first decided to purchase this product I was very hesitant. Because I wanted to lighten my underarms and I have tried multiple products in the past that were marketed towards sensitive areas from well known brands and they either caused sensitivity or burned me. And after reading the ingredients I was worried it would cause irritation but I trusted dr v well enough and As I expected it worked wonders and didn’t cause any irritation and for the first time after three years of trying multiple products and visiting multiple dermatologist that were well known in my country my underarms are finally starting to lighten up without any irritation or side effects.
I had back and arms pigmentation for 10yrs now and I can see huge difference. Pigmentation has lightened a lot after using drV body pigmentation kit. Thank you
Dr V's kits i purchased works! the best part i found is the small visible improvements i can see over the days. This product is surely well thought of!
So far, I’m loving this product. I love the changes that I’m seeing and I look forward to more changes in the upcoming months. I appreciate you and your team Dr. Vanita Rattan!
First time using all dr. V products. I ha e very stubborn pigmentation from years. Its improving, i apply it on over all face. My skin texture is improved alot. I do exfoliation ones a week dr. V exfoliation products. Loving all products including pigmentation kit. May need to use for bit longer to get good results. Gentle products with no redness and skin flaking. Thanks dr v. For good products.
Body Pigmentation Kit
Great product iro ease of application. No fundamental change as yet as it’s just under a month but the areas of application feels smooth.