Melasma is a skin condition in which light-to-dark brown patches of pigment form due to the stimulation of melanocytes. Melanocytes are the melanin (pigment) producing cells.

FACT: Skin of Colour has larger melanocytes that are easily triggered.

Melasma patches can appear almost anywhere. Most people develop them in the following places:

  • cheeks
  • nose
  • chins
  • lips
  • forearms
  • neck 

What’s the cause of melasma?

Melasma is caused by an increase in the pigment melanin in your skin. There are certain factors which can trigger melasma such as:

  • sun exposure,
  • hormones,
  • pregnancy,
  • medications.

To help prevent melasma, you must avoid/minimise exposure to the sun’s rays, wear sunscreen and put on a wide-brimmed hat. Large sunglasses which protect the skin around the cheekbones & temples would also be preferrable.

If you’re suffering with melasma, you don’t have to deal with the discolouration. YOU DO HAVE OPTIONS…. 


Your best option is to use sunscreen protection DAILY, no matter the season. The sun will only make melasma worse. Choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen and reapply frequently (every 2-3 hours).

Inzincable SPF50 is a ground-breaking mineral sunscreen, not only does it protect you from those harmful UVA and UVB rays it helps to treat melasma due to its key ingredients – one of them being Melashield TM which helps to reduce hyperpigmentation.

    Beyond that, you can reduce your melasma and even your skin tone with the Dr V Facial Pigmentation Kit – this kit contains two products which actively work to target your melasma:

    Vita A.C.E Cream - Increases cell turnover and regeneration with a powerful cocktail of Vitamin A, C and E.

    HPC Clear Cream - The main treatment. Delivers tyrosinase inhibitors deep into the skin's melanocytes to reduce melanin production, thereby reducing hyperpigmentation.

    FACT: An Independent clinical study of 44 candidates using the Dr V Facial Pigmentation Kit showed 70% saw a significant reduction in hyperpigmentation after 12 weeks

    Your melasma worries can stop now, see product page for more information.