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PATH-3 Technology

Dark spots can be difficult to address and prevent — but a proprietary technology from ALASTIN is designed to change all that.

Dark spots, brown patches, and hyperpigmentation are incredibly common, affecting more than 5 million people in the United States alone and up to 40 percent of certain populations.

While many of us prefer smooth, even-looking skin, dark spots are notoriously difficult to correct. That’s why the scientists at ALASTIN developed PATH-3 Technology, a proprietary blend of peptides and other ingredients designed to minimize the appearance and recurrence of unwanted surface pigmentation.

PATH-3 Technology is a proprietary blend of peptides and other ingredients, developed by the skincare scientists at ALASTIN to help fight and prevent the appearance of pigmentation on the skin. More gentle and well-tolerated than other similarly focused products on the market, PATH-3 Technology is retinol- and hydroquinone-free. You can find PATH-3 in A-LUMINATE BRIGHTENING Serum™.

Different peptides, including Hexapeptide-11 and Hexapeptide-12, help to support the skin’s natural ability to get rid of excess pigmentation while helping to prevent the production of unnecessary pigmentation. Tranexamic acid helps to correct the appearance of hyperpigmentation, while silymarin (an antioxidant) and photosome (an enzyme) both help to protect the skin from environmental factors that contribute to the appearance of hyperpigmentation. All of these ingredients and more help the skin appear brighter and more even.

The benefits of PATH-3 Technology all surround the goal of more even-looking skin. Specific benefits of PATH-3 Technology include:
  • Helps to reduce the appearance of all forms of unwanted discoloration, including dark spots, age spots, hyperpigmentation, and brown patches
  • Helps to minimize the recurrence of surface pigmentation and protect against future damage
  • Can help with discoloration from a number of sources, including sun damage, aging, acne scarring, and the effect of hormones
  • Helps skin look brighter and more even
  • Helps improve radiance
  • Helps improve skin texture
  • Encourages a more youthful appearance

There are no known side effects of Path-3 Technology and many report it to be much more gentle than other products intended for skin-brightening. In fact, in a clinical study, 0 participants reported adverse effects after 12 weeks of use. Still, everyone’s skin is different and it’s always a good idea to patch test on a small area before applying to the full face.

Yes, PATH-3 Technology and A-LUMINATE BRIGHTENING Serum™ are safe to use with other products like retinol. We recommend using A-LUMINATE BRIGHTENING Serum™ under retinol if you are layering the two products.