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Active Ingredients

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All of the active ingredients below can be found in the various products that we sell to lighten the skin and treat hyperpigmentation. SEE THE FULL RANGE HERE

These ingredients are all very effective, high grade and tested for their safety.

Alpha Arbutin
One of the most advanced skin lightening ingredients on the market, it has been shown to work effectively on all skin types. All of the products in this category contain Alpha Arbutin.

Bearberry Extract
Bearberry Extract (Arbutin) is a natural extract found in bearberry (Uva Ursi) plants, Arbutin provides a skin lightening effect on the skin by inhibiting tyrosinase activity.

Glycolic Acid
Glycolic Acid is an AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) which promotes exfoliation and a natural brightening of the skin tone. By exfoliating and renewing the skin, glycolic acid not only evens out skin discolorations, it also helps to minimize fine lines and wrinkles.
AHA's such as Glycolic Acid can help other ingredients in skin lightening treatments by allowing them to penetrate deeper into the skin.

Kojic Acid
Kojic acid is now used extensively as a safe, natural alternative to hydroquinone. Kojic acid is derived from a fungus, and studies have shown that it is effective as a lightening agent, inhibiting production of melanin.

Carrot Oil
Carrot oil reduces pigment formation by blocking tyrosinase receptors on the melanocyte. In doing so, the enzyme tyrosinase can't "turn on" the melanocyte to produce melanin.

Lactic Acid
Lactic acid is an AHA (alpha hydroxy acid), Lactic acid mimics the properties of Glycolic acid but is better suited for people with sensitive skin. AHA's such as Lacic Acid can help other ingredients in skin lightening treatments s by allowing them to penetrate deeper into the skin.

Lemon Extract

Lemon Extract is a strong natural exfoliator which helps eliminate the dead skin cells which may be contributing to your pigment discolouration.

Licorice Extract
Extracted from the Licorice plant, the ingredient that is responsible for the skin whitening aspect of the plant is known as glabridin. Glabridin inhibits pigmentation by preventing tyrosinase activation. Studies have shown that it can provide a considerable skin brightening effect. Licorice also has anti-inflammatory properties making it a very popular ingredient in sikincare.

Mulberry Extract
Mulberry extract is a potent inhibitor of Tyrosinase enzyme. (Tyrosinase catalyzes the production of melanin and other pigments).

Niacinamide

Niacinamide - also known as Vitamin B3 is an effective skin lightening compound that works by inhibiting melanosome transfer from melanocytes to keratinocytes. Tthis ingredient often works best when combined with other skin lightening treatments.
Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) is also known to be effective in reducing acne.

Pycnogenol
Pycnogenol works by inhibiting melanin, and lowers skin pigmentation intensity so that skin is a more even toned. A clinical study has demonstrated that Pycnogenol is effective in lightening areas of the skin that are over-pigmented, diminish skin discolorations, brown spots, unsightly age spots and much more.
Pycnogenol inhibits melanogenesis. This is the production of the pigment melanin which is responsible for the colour of your skin. Pycnogenol reduces skin pigmentation, helping your skin to become more even toned. Various studies have proven it to both effective and very safe.
A recent study showed that 30 women who took oral supplements of Pycnogenol for one month showed that the areas of their skin that was affected by hyperpigmentation was greatly reduced by 37%. And, even more impressively, the average pigmentation intensity of women participating in the trial was reduced by 22%.
This study showed that Pycnogenol was proven to be a safe and effective way to achieve lighter skin which was rid of dark marks, spots and patchy areas without any side effects.
Therefore, it can be said that Pycnogenol really does help to lighten and even out skin tone while protecting it from further sun damage.

Retinol (Vitamin A)
Retinol, also known as vitamin A is a type of retinoid. Retinoids are a group of chemical compounds related to vitamin A. Other retinoids are: retin a (retonic acid), retinyl palmitate, and retinaldehyde. These are all found in various skincare treatments.
When retinol (vitamin A) is applied to the skin, it is converted into retinoic acid which is the active form of the vitamin. This is the unique part that works effectively on skin cells in a multitude of very beneficial ways. Retinol works to speed up the turnover of skin cells, fades hyperpigmentation marks, stimulates the production of collagen, and helps to hydrate the skin. It increases the skin's radiance and leaves the skin clearer and more even toned. Thanks to all this speedy skin renewal, retinol can treat and prevent many skin concerns from acne scars, eczema, sun damage, dark marks and age spots. 

Salicylic Acid
Salicylic Acid promotes exfoliation and a natural brightening of the skin tone.
It not only evens out skin discolorations, it also helps to minimize fine lines and wrinkles.
Salicylic Acid can help other ingredients in skin lightening treatments by allowing them to penetrate deeper into the skin.

Sepiwhite

(Undecylenoyl Phenylalanine)A new ingredient, undecylenoyl phenylalanine, is a safe alternative for improved appearance of hyperpigmented skin. Sepiwhite works differently than other topical ingredients for dark spot reduction.
It works as an MSH (melanin stimulating hormone) antagonist, preventing the melanin synthesis from starting.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is a natural antioxidant that occurs in many different forms each with distinct properties. Several of these forms have been shown to reduce melanin formation and provide a skin whitening effect when applied topically. When used individually or together, these forms can help in slowing down hyperactive melanocytes and therefore resulting in lighter skin.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E - A very Effective antioxidant which can help reduce appearance of scars and dark marks. Vitamin E protects the skin from environmental pollution and has a protecting action against UV radiation and oxidative stress. It is considered to be a protector ingredient as it is a major free-radical scavenger which is great as free radicals are extremely damaging to the skin tissue. Topical application of products containing vitamin E is said to result in skin brightening, smoothening, moisturising, prevention of sun damage and premature skin ageing.

 

All of the active ingredients above can be found in the various products that we sell to lighten the skin and treat hyperpigmentation. SEE THE FULL RANGE HERE

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