How do get rid of pigmentation disorders naturally? One of the common problems affecting the people. Do you face the same problem? We have come up with the solutions right here. There are many natural remedies by which pigmentation can be brought into normalcy.

People are often overwhelmed with numerous over-the-counter skin-lightening agents. Natural ingredients have become popular depigmenting products. In this blog, you will get a better understanding of pigmentation, their treatment options, at-home remedies, and the best natural alternative for the treatment. 


In pigmentation disorder colour of the skin is affected. The colour of the skin is produced by Melanocytes which produce Melanin. Melanin production is hampered when the Melanocytes are damaged or unhealthy.

Increased production of melanin causes the skin to be darker than the surrounding area of the skin causing hyperpigmentation. Melasma, ephelides (freckles), café au lait macules and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation are some of the hyperpigmentation disorders .1

Increased production of melanin causes the skin to darken in that area causing hyperpigmentation. Sun exposure, Skin inflammation, and Melasma is prevalent after pregnancy, and reaction to drug use, and dark spots can be caused by acne or even eczema, or diabetes. (2)

Signs and symptoms

Brown, tan, or black spots that appear on the skin with sun overexposure commonly on the face and hands or on sun-exposed areas of the body. Large patches of darkened skin are often on the forehead, face and stomach. Spots or patches of darkened skin that appear after an inflammatory skin condition, such as acne or eczema anywhere on the body.


Some of the treatments for pigmentation are face acids, chemical peels, laser peels, intense pulse light therapy, and microdermabrasion. These chemical treatments are not suitable for all skin types and might cause side effects like temporary or permanent change in skin colour, facial discolouration, scarring and reactivation of cold sores. (3)

Useful Phyto-constituents in Pigmentation


Biological source: Turmeric consists of dried as well as, fresh rhizomes of the plant Curcuma longa belonging to the family Zingiberene.

Phyo-Constituents: Turmeric contains a yellow-coloured substance known as curcuminoids. The chief component of curcuminoids is known as curcumin(50-60%). It also contains volatile oil, resin, camphor, camphene, etc.

Role in pigmentation: The active ingredient of turmeric is curcumin. It has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and protects the skin from free radicals. It inhibits the activity of tyrosinase, an enzyme necessary for melanin production.


Biological Source: Manjista are roots of the plant Rubia cordifolia belonging to the family Rubiaceae.

Phyto-constituents: It consists of manjistin, purpin, xanthopourpin, Rubi folic acid, fatty acids.

Role in pigmentation: It acts as a blood purifier that helps remove toxins from the body. It treats the skin from the inside and enhances the fading of the dark spots on the skin. It also gives healthy and younger-looking skin. 

Red Sandalwood:

Biological Source: The heartwood of Pterocarpus santalinus is used. It belongs to the family of Fabaceae.

Phyto-constituents: The key active ingredient is alpha-santol.

Role in pigmentation: It removes dark spots and reduces pigmentation. It helps nourish the skin and even out skin tone.


Biological Source: Saffron is the stigma of the plant Crocus sativus, which belongs to the Iridaceae family.

Phyto-constituents: Volatile oil composed of terpens, terpene alcohol and esters Also contain thiamine, ribovain.

Role in pigmentation: It promotes collagen production and fights against dark spots, blemishes, and scar marks. It lightens the skin and improves the skin texture. It has antioxidant properties and reduces pigmentation. It protects the skin from harmful UV rays and lightens and evens skin tone.

Aloe Vera 

Biological Source: Aloe vera is the dried juice of leaves of Aloe Barbadensis, belonging to the family Liliaceae.

Phyto-constituents: All the variants of aloe vera are having majorly anthraquinone glycosides. The principal active constituent of aloe is aloin, which is a mixture of glycosides, among which barbaloin is the chief constituent. Along with barbaloin, the drug also contains is barbaloin, β- barbaloin, aloe-emodin, and resins.

Role in pigmentation: The active ingredient aloesin or aloin, could help reduce pigmentation of the skin. It lightens dark spots and scar marks, reduces tanning, and clears uneven skin tone. It speeds up the process of new cell creation to replace the older pigmented cells.


Biological Source: The stem bark of the herb Symplocaceae belonging to the Styraceae symplocaceae.

Phyto-constituents: Glycoside,loturine,colloturine.

Role in pigmentation: Its bark contains various vitamins and nutrients that make it ideal for getting glowing skin naturally. It protects the skin from ageing and UV radiation. Lodhra is beneficial for the skin as it has anti-inflammatory properties. It protects the skin cells against damage caused by free radicals due to its antioxidant property.


Biological Source: Vetiveria zizaniodes, family vetiveria zizaniodes

Phyto-constituents: Benzoic acid, Allokhusiol, Vetivenic acid, Vetiverol.

Role in pigmentation: It even outs discoloured and rough skin. It reduces the appearance of any marks or scars caused by acne, or pimples, thereby promoting spotless clear skin. It provides overall nourishment to the skin cells and accentuates the skin's regeneration process. It can even boost the growth of new tissue. It can eliminate sunburns and soothe any redness, as it possesses anti-inflammatory properties.

Licorice Extracts : 

Biological Source: Glabridin, extracted from the root Glycyrrhiza glabra.

Phyto-constituents: Linneva, is the main Licorice compound.

Role in pigmentation: It inhibits UVB-induced pigmentation and possesses anti-inflammatory properties. Liquiritin, a flavonoid component of licorice, has multiple depigmenting properties, including dispersing melanin, reducing inflammation, and reducing UVB erythema.  (4) 


Biological Source: It is found in yeast and root vegetables. 

Phyto-constituents: Niacinamide, an active form of vitamin B3 (niacin) .

Role in pigmentation: Effective in reducing hyperpigmentation It acts as a skin lightener. It is high in antioxidant activity. It has the ability to decrease melanin production.

Then, what is the best natural solution for pigmentation which clears the pigmentation helps in skin whitening and nourishes the skin?

The answer is HERBCIENCE products because it is 100% Natural & 100% Safe, Certified by ECOCERT – COSMOS Natural. The products which can be helpful are Natural Glow pro-collagen Face Cream, Revitalizing pro-collagen Face Wash and Nourishing pro-V body lotion.



  • Skin Glow
  • Skin Whitening
  • Anti – Acne
  • Skin Nourishment



  • Deep Cleansing
  • Skin Conditioning
  • Anti-Acne



  • Enhances Skin Complexion
  • Moisturization
  • Protects from UV rays


One of the main signs of Pigmentation is the change in the colour of the skin. Treatment for pigmentation includes face acids, chemical peels, laser peels, intense pulse light therapy, and microdermabrasion which may have side effects overuse in the long run.

Drugs such as Haridra, Lodhra, Manjista, Aloe vera, Rakta Chandana etc have active phytoconstituents that help in reducing pigmentation and having clear-looking skin. 

Pro-collagen Face Cream, Face Wash and Nourishing pro-V body lotion have a maximum number of drugs that works on all types of skin for having clear skin, nourishment as well as maintaining healthy skin.

Frequently asked questions

1. What hormone regulates skin pigmentation?

Ans: Melanin is produced by Melnocytes which are specialised cells scattered in the outer layer of the skin.


2. Can Pigmentation be prevented?

Ans: Pigmentation can be prevented by following a proper diet and regular skincare routine during the day as well as at night time. To make your job easier, Herbcience has a variety of natural skincare products.


3. What are the causes of Pigmentation?

Ans. Sun exposure, hormonal changes, certain NSAID’s, use of certain products can cause skin irritation, diabetes etc.


4. Can pigmentation be reversed?

Ans: yes it can be reversed by following a regular skincare routine. The duration differs from one individual to another.


5. Natural home remedies for wrinkled skin.

Ans: Manjista powder mixed with milk can be applied, turmeric along with milk can be applied, where it clears the skin, nourishes the skin and keeps your skin hydrated. Aloe vera gel can be applied to the pigmented areas, followed by face wash. Our Herbcience products can make your job easier.


  4. Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery