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JAN 2016

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52 DAYSPA | JANUARY 2016 The future looks radiant for ingredients and formulations that tackle pigmentation problems. By Amy E. Hamaker According to the U.S. Census Bureau, by 2050, the number of Americans aged 65 and over is projected to reach 83.7 million—al- most double the 2012 population estimate of 43.1 million. Between the Boomers who strive to keep a youthful appearance, and Gen Xers and Millennials who hope to get a jump ahead of aging, treatment for evening out skin tone has never been more popular. The science behind brightening ingredients and how they're delivered into the skin can encompass a number of mechanisms. "Brightening is a very broad term," points out Dr. Jeannette Graf, cosmetic dermatolo- gist, assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, and author of Stop Aging, Start Living (Harmony, 2008). "Really, the FDA controls very carefully the two ingredients [hydroquinone and kojic acid] that can be legally called 'lighteners'. Other ingredients that promote a lightening effect are referred to as 'brighteners'. And very often, lightening and brightening go hand in hand." © GETTY IMAGES Bright On the Side

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