Toya Fakande’s skin

Hey Toya, here are some insights based on the answers you gave us when you took our skin survey. The answers you provided really helped us to perfect the product – Base Plus was made with you in mind.

Uneven skin tone (patchy or hyperpigmented)

There are different types of hyper pigmentation, such as age spots, melasma, and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. The condition can be caused by anything from acne scars and sun damage to hormone fluctuations. People sometimes opt for over the counter creams to treat this, containing lightening ingredients such as vitamin C, niacinamide or liquorice extract.

Stronger agents should always be prescribed bed by a medical professional. Sun exposure triggers melanin production, so people seeking to alleviate hyper pigmentation are often advised to wear sun screens or blocks to guard against the condition worsening.

When it comes to visible pores – pores can appear more large or visible when clogged with sebum or dead skin cells. Gentle exfoliation using mild chemical exfoliants such as AHAs and BHAs can help to prevent the build of of dead skin cells that could lead to clogged, visible pores. People often use oil-free, noncomedogenic skin care products to help prevent clogging in the first place.


We hope this information was useful and look forward to seeing what you create with us.