Elure a skin-brightening line from this sun-drenched, technologically innovative country is a novel weapon against hyperpigmentation. It contains the compound Melanozyme, a trademarked enzyme derived from an edible tree fungus. Many products inhibit melanin production to prevent dark spots, but Melanozyme can also break up existing spots, says dermatologist Dr. Gregory Nikolaidis, founder of Westlake Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery in Austin, Texas. Other lightening agents, like prescription hydroquinone, take about a month to work, but this lotion provides visible results in as little as two weeks without irritation, according to Elure scientist Yoram Karmon. In fact, the AAD's Draelos is working on a research paper that shows Elure Advanced Skin Brightening Lotion is as effective as 4 percent hydroquinone the Rx lightener in the same amount of time.