by Barry Eichner, Spa Industry Expert
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In 1975 Thomas Fitzpatrick, MD of Harvard University, created The Fitzpatrick Scale. His scale outlined 6 basic skin tones that range from Pale White to Deeply Pigmented Dark Brown. This scale segmented the skin tones into distinct ranges.

Using the Fitzpatrick scale, those with darker skin tones have more melanin in their skin.

  • Type IV Moderate Brown
  • Type V Dark Brown
  • Type VI Very Dark Brown

The melanin is the reason that any trauma to the skin will cause hyper pigmentation or darkening of the pigment in the affected area. An ingrown hair is exactly the type of trauma to the skin that will cause a dark spot. Additionally, anyone in either of these types with heavy, curly hair will be more likely to develop ingrown hairs, further exacerbating the overall issue of possible dark spots.

Daily shaving and routine waxing can become an issue for many type IV, V and VI skin types. Until these men and women discover PFB Vanish. It is a game changer! PFB Vanish, is a unique, cosmetically elegant roll-on gel that is formulated to aid in the relief of in-grown hairs and razor bumps from shaving, waxing, sugaring, threading and laser hair removal. The Dimethylmethoxy Chromanyl Palmitate (Chromabright©) to lighten dark spots. PFB Vanish with Chromabright © is a post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation product which has been shown to inhibit tyrosinase activity by 37%. It is 45.9% more effective than Kojic Acid and Hydroquinone. Also, Chromabright is not toxic to the liver as studies have indicated from over-use of Hydroquinone.

Use it inside thighs, bikini area and under arms (in lieu of deodorant). For men, it’s ideal for the chin and the nape of neck to help treat facial shaving areas. It’s also ideal to help deal with acne breakouts and great to “unroof” black heads! If you currently have an ingrown hair, apply morning and night, the exfoliating power will help with the ingrown hair. Use once daily for maintenance use.

The darker skin tones on the Fitzpatrick scale no longer need to suffer and endure lingering dark spots. PFB Vanish with Chromabright© is an ideal solution to keep your skin smooth and gorgeous. And as with all PFB Vanish products—they are PARABEN FREE!