Skin lightening & whitening, 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 & whitening which are beyond the scope of what normal healthy skin can cope with in terms of attempts to whiten it. Hydroquinone still contained in skin lightening & whitening by unscrupulous companies targeting skin whitening, may lead to ochronosis, a permanent form of skin damage. Skin lightening & whitening the skin tone beyond the correct skin barrier health and function, will lead to damage in the long term.


Consumer choice for skin lightening & whitening


The consumer finds skin lightening & whitening and hyperpigmentation along with the correct choice of skin lightening products, 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 lightening & whitening products is necessary to resolve the various problems caused by hyper-pigmentation for successful skin lightening.


DermaFix cosmeceutical skin care MD Prescriptives for skin lightening & whitening


The first step is to find skin lightening & whitening products that are approved for safe whitening and lighting of the various skin care concerns.

Melanin antagonists for skin whitening, lightening and brightening are on the forefront of the DermaFix Cosmeceutical Skin Care MD Prescriptives various ranges. A skin care regime is advised and must be used consistently for superior results.

Many skin whitening and lightening ingredients are available in different skin care products. Supplements like Glutathione that is not formulated correctly, will not help. 


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


DermaShield SPF 45 and SPF50 High Protection Sunscreen are SANS1557:2013 approved and containZinc 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.  Excessive melanin formation or hyperpigmentation is exclusively dependent on UVA/ UVB radiation exposure. A scientific fact is that exposure between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. will darken the skin.

The DermaFix Cosmeceutical Skin Care MD Prescriptives’ various ranges have a number of options for hyperpigmentation control, due to the complexities of hyperpigmentation in its various forms. DermaFix MD Prescriptives products to begin the process of improving hyper-pigmentation and uneven skin tone for skin lightening & whitening are as follows:


Body lightening


Apply DermaFix BodyBright or MD Prescriptives SkinLite twice daily, to enhance the process of whitening and lightening. Make sure to incorporate DermaFix Ultra XFoliant once a week into your routine, for the exfoliation of redundant skin cells.  This will assist in instantly lightening and brightening the skin.


Face lightening


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 desiredmoisturiser and end off by protecting with DermaShield SPF 45 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.


Use½ ml MD Prescriptives SkinLite per application to the skin, twice daily.

Re-evaluate after approximately 30 days.

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