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 Vernon has developed thoughtful gift guides for different skin concerns to guide your shopping.


Hyperpigmentation, the overproduction of melanin in the skin, is a skin concern for many. It can present as uneven skin tone, melasma, or dark spots. With holiday shopping in full swing, if you have someone with hyperpigmented skin on your list, we have some great gift ideas! Here are our favourite medical-grade skincare products and treatments for hyperpigmented skin:

Skincare Products For Hyperpigmented Skin

Vivier Hexam

A gentle cleanser is a great place to start when working with hyperpigmented skin. Hexam removes oil and impurities to clean and purify your skin.

ZO Gentle Cleanser

Another great cleanser is the ZO Gentle Cleanser. It helps to remove makeup, deep clean the skin, and promotes hydration.

ZO Exfoliation Polish

For a more even-toned complexion, the ZO Exfoliation Polish uses Magnesium crystals to exfoliate dead skin cells. It instantly polishes the skin, improves texture and tone.

ZO Brightalive Skin Brightener

Brightalive is a non-retinol skin brightener that evens skin tone, reduces dark spots, and restores hydration to the skin. It also calms irritated skin while brightening and restoring skin barrier moisture balance.

Vivier Advanced Skin Lightening Serum

This hypoallergenic serum is powerful and multi-purse. It can target moderate to advanced skin tone issues, visibly reduce dark spots, and visibly brighten.

Vivier Sheer 45 SPF

Treating hyperpigmenation starts with protecting your skin from sun damage. You can achieve this be routinely applying Vivier Sheer 45 SPF - every two hours when you’re outside!

Skincare Treatments For Hyperpigmented Skin


IPL, also known as Intense Pulsed Light, is a revolutionary treatment that delivers a strong, precise infrared light to penetrate and pulse through several layers of skin. This treatment can target hyperpigmentation and sunspots, delivering a more even skin tone.

Scarlet RF Microneedling

This treatment can tackle a number of skin concerns, including hyperpigmentation, through short-pulse radio frequency microneedling. In a Scarlet RF Microneedling treatment, bipolar energy is delivered beneath the superficial layer of the skin to stimulate the renewal of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid.

Jessner Chemical Peel

The Jessner Peel combines Lactic Acid, Salicylic Acid, and Resorcinol to brighten pigmentation due to acne, melasma, or photo damaged skin. You will experience noticeable peeling with this treatment.

Dermafrost Chemical Peel

Sun-damaged skin is revived with the Dermafrost Peel. This chemical peel uses beta hydroxyl to cut through oil, reduce bacteria, and decrease inflammation.

MandeliClear Chemical Peel

Developed specifically for treating pigmentation issues, the MadeliClear Peel focuses on brightening pigmentation due to acne, melasma, or photo-damaged skin.


For those that are truly hard to shop for, a Smooth Effects Vernon gift card is always a great gift idea! 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!


You can shop all of these skincare products, treatments, and gift cards in-clinic, by phone at 250-558-2966, or online at