If you ask Sean Garrette whether perfect skin exists, he’ll tell you that it doesn’t. “Maybe for like two people in the world,” the esthetician jokes. It’s easy to trust the advice of a person with damn-near flawless skin, which is one of the many reasons why Garrette has accumulated well over 86k followers on his Instagram.
It was Garette’s own skincare struggles that fueled him to become an esthetician. “Most of my life, I had no issues with my skin, but when I turned 21, my skin just kind of went out of whack,” he shares with Essence exclusively. “That really kind of made me hyper-focused on figuring out how to treat my skin which led me to my journey of studying skincare. I was so obsessed with trying to fix my own skin, that it kind of motivated me to help others.”
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In his quest to help others, the famed esthetician has partnered with VERSED to create the Out of Sight Dark Spot Gel. “The ingredients that are in the Out of Sight Dark Spot Gel are unique to the market because most drugstore products usually don’t give you ingredients like this over the counter,” he explains. “It usually comes in the form of more expensive formulations. It has always been my mission to create a product for People of Color that was affordable and effective for the drugstore market because everyone deserves a good skincare routine, and VERSED was the best choice.”
Armed with a wealth of knowledge, Garrette explained that the spot treatment contains tranexamic acid, which is a super-powerful antioxidant that has the ability to treat discoloration while slowing down the formation of new dark spots. “The Kojic acid is also included to safely reduce dark spots without irritation,” he shares. “It’s slightly exfoliating your skin to aid the cell turnover in order to treat the dark spot, but it’s the licorice root extract that helps calm any redness that may come with a breakout and post breakouts.”