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.