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Lumixyl and LED work to fade hyperpigmentation

Is a Solution for:
Cellulite, Stretch Marks, Sagging Skin
Reviewed by Marta April 5, 2011 34 Comments
I inwardly cringe when I open my email and there is a request from someone asking for a product that will rid them of sun spots or hyperpigmentation. Fading sun spots or hyperpgimentation is one of the hardest things to achieve.  However, I have finally come up with something that does actually work: Lumixyl Topical Brightening Crème and the green hyperpigmentation light that is part of the Sirius Aurora LED device.

Copley first found Lumixyl Topical Brightening Creme and was intrigued by its non-toxic profile and multipurpose technology, developed by dermatological researchers at Stanford University. When she found that it did help fade some dark sun spots, I tried it out and have been recommending it ever since.

I have been testing the Aurora’s green light on a sun spot on my right hand. It is a large, dark freckle. After three weeks, the spot seemed to have faded slightly. Then I started to use the light (three minutes of constant and three minutes of flashing light) after smearing some Lumixyl over the back of my hands.  I followed the Lumixyl LED regimen about three times each week and now, after a month, I really am starting to really see results. I think it will take a few months before the spot is really gone, but I definitely think I am on to something.

I contacted Lumixyl to see if we could carry the product line in our shop. My expectations were pretty low because I knew that Lumixyl has a strict policy of distributing only through physician’s offices. However, I was delighted when the CEO personally wrote to me and said he would make exception for Truth In Aging because he appreciated the quality of our content and “pro-consumer” approach. Very cool. So we are now selling the Lumixyl Topical Brightening Crème for $120 and will start testing the rest of the line.

Lumixyl relies on a synthetic peptide, comprising a sequence of amino acids, as its primary defense against hyperpigmentation, but it also incorporates time-honored ingredients believed to aid in treating discoloration, such as licorice and a compound from pine bark. There’s more on the peptide and the rest of the ingredients in Copley’s original Lumixyl review.


Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Pentylene Glycol, Glycerin, Bis-Ethoxydiglycol Cyclohexane 1,4-Dicarboxylate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Decapeptide-12, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium PCA, Phenylethyl Resorcinol, Phyllanthus Emblica Fruit Extract, Panthenol, Allantoin, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Dicetyl Phosphate, Ceteth-10 Phosphate, Sclerotium Gum, Aminomethyl Propanol, Butylene Glycol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Chlorphenesin, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol.
  • November 14, 2015

    by Bobby Hoffman

    I've been using a device with interchangeable red, green, and blue light spectrum attachments. I'm totally amazed how well it works. It has worked so well that my friends and family notice on a regular basis. My question however concerns green light therapy. I realize the green light therapy attacks the random pooling of melatonin. Can one still achieve a decent face tan while using green light therapy. Or would the green light therapy erase your tan. I was thinking since the therapy works deep down to regulate the abnormal pooling of melatonin that eventually leads to age/liver spots. But at the same time I would think since the abnormal collections of melatonin deep in the skin can be eliminated, being in the sun wouldn't darken unwanted spots because the treatment works internally opposed to treating externally. So, what do you think? Can I still get a decent tan without the worry of it fading quickly due to ongoing use of green light treaments. Thanks for you time and consideration.
    Bobby Hoffman, Chicago, IL

  • September 8, 2015

    by Marta

    Hi Michele, I think microdermabrasion is our best bet and for a topical, I have honed in on Medik8 White Balance Click:

  • September 7, 2015

    by Michele Watson

    Hi Marta I am still experiencing sun spots on my legs - using Aspect Pigment Punch hydroqinone and a heap of other things (A B C etc).....could you update on the Lumixyl? Anything else you recommend for the body area - I see Talika has a green light/red light duo - expensive though. No sure what to do next. Have spent hundreds now and they are increasing! I have a feeling all these topicals make it worse! But perhaps I am only revealing deeper damage and must push through.

  • November 20, 2012

    by Marta

    Hi Ann, there isn't much information on amber light or why it is significantly different from red. But here is an article based on what I have earthed up so far:

    I can shed even less light on yellow. I've seen different claims for it, from skin whitening to lymphatic drainage. I am sticking with red, green and blue for the time being as there is research about them.

  • November 19, 2012

    by Ann

    What is the difference between green light phototherapy & yellow light photo therapy. I've been told that it is the green light that will fade the hyper-pigmentation the best. Do what does the yellow do? Oh & I came across another color "amber". What is that for?

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