“The advent of pigmentation has a complex set of causes. Influences between hormones, too much sun exposure and the inherited effect of our genes combine to form the unevenly coloured patches. The control and to a certain extent the repair of discolourations and patchy pigmentation is possible but requires a well-balanced formulation of active ingredients that prevent the formation and dispersion of melanin (pigment) responsible for dark marks and blemishes.” Dr Ernst Eiselen, MBChB, FRACGP.