Skin lightening and brightening, very in-vogue in South Africa, can lead to skin damage when the incorrect product choice is made. Many claims and promises are made about skin lightening which are beyond the scope of what normal healthy skin can cope with. Hydroquinone, still contained in skin lightening and brightening products by unscrupulous companies, may lead to ochronosis, a permanent form of skin damage. Lightening the skin tone beyond what is natural and healthy will lead to damage in the long term and can even exacerbate hyperpigmentation.

Consumer choice for skin lightening & brightening

Many consumers find skin lightening choices to be the most difficult due to the vast cosmetic ranges all promising results which end up producing either no results or mediocre results.  The correct selection of skin brightening products are necessary to resolve the various problems caused by hyperpigmentation whilst maintaining skin health.

DermaFix Cosmeceutical Skin Care MD Prescriptives for skin brightening

The first step is to find skin lightening & brightening products that are approved for safe brightening and lighting of the various skin care concerns. DermaFix recommends that each customer get their own customized skin care assessment and DermaFix product recommendation as there are so many different causes of hyperpigmentation and just as many ways to address it.

Melanin antagonists for skin lightening and brightening are on the forefront of the DermaFix Cosmeceutical Skin Care MD Prescriptives range. A skin care regime that is professionally recommended must be used consistently for superior results. Many skin brightening and lightening ingredients are available in different skin care products.

First line of defence for the face, hands and arms for skin lightening & brightening


DermaShield SPF 40 and SPF50 High Protection Sunscreen are SANS1557:2013 approved and contains Zinc Oxide, which protects the skin from the UVA and UVB radiation which triggers hyper-pigmentation, due to UV exposure that would normally result in darkening and damaging of the skin. The melanocyte is the pigment cell that produces melanin, the over production of which results in hyper-pigmentation or skin darkening. 


The DermaFix Cosmeceutical Skin Care MD Prescriptives range have a number of options for hyperpigmentation control, due to the complexities of hyperpigmentation in its various forms. DermaFix MD Prescriptives products begin the process of improving hyper-pigmentation and uneven skin tone for skin lightening and brightening.

DermaFix Brightening Wipes

Body Lightening

Apply DermaFix Brightening Wipes or MD Prescriptives Mandelic Retexturising Wipes once daily, to enhance the process of brightening and lightening. These incredible products not only have ingredients aimed at the exfoliation or redundant skin cells, but also contain ingredients that assist with the brightening of the skin and addressing hyperpigmentation concerns. MD Prescriptives Skin Clear also assists with hyperpigmentation and can be used on the face and the body.  Skin Clear is a beneficial multi-purpose product for use on hyperpigmentation, ageing as well as acne prone skin. This product can be used as a serum or moisturiser on areas such as the face, back, chest and buttocks in the case of hyperpigmentation or acne. Utilizing the powerful combination of Black Currant Leaf Extract, Raspberry Leaf Extract and Niacinamide, Skin Clear powerfully brightens, rejuvenates and calms the skin.

Face brightening

Cleansing routine:

A.M. & P.M. – A thorough cleansing using DermaFix Brightening Cleanser followed by DermaFix Brightening Toner, facilitates the penetration of the active ingredients in the products to follow.

A.M. alternative – DermaFix DermaPolish removes redundant dark skin cells and can be left on for 10 minutes.


A.M. – Apply Vitamin C Serum or ACC Vitamin C Gel to a clean, dry skin. Follow with your desired moisturiser and end off by protecting with DermaShield SPF 40 or SPF 50 UVA/UVB High Protection sunscreen.

P.M. –Apply DermaFix MelanoDerm after thorough cleansing and toning. Work the product well into the skin.


Use MD Prescriptives Skin Clear once daily.

Re-evaluate after approximately 30 days.

A.M. & P.M. routines may be switched for convenience as desired.

For more information or to arrange a professional skin assessment with our DermaFix Skin Care Professionals, please contact us on 0861 28 23 23 or email