How to lighten age spots- reveal brighter skin
Age spots, malasma, sun spots pigmentation it’s definitely a sign of ageing we would love to reverse given the chance but some of these lotions and potions that claim to bleach the skin just don’t seem to sit right with me. Wouldn’t it be great to find out how to lighten age spots without harsh chemical ingredients and to reveal a more youthful brighter skin tone. Well I think I might have found just the thing.
What causes age spots?
Age spots are caused by over active pigment cells, excessive melanin or pigment is produced when our skin becomes exposed to Ultra Violet Radiation from the sun, the cumulative effects of years of exposure causes the pigment to form in clumps resulting in brown spots on the skin. The pigment starts in the deeper layers of the epidermis so treating them can be quite difficult.
There are products available that can lighten these age spots over time with a chemical called hydroquinone. This is a skin lightening agent. It bleaches the skin which can be helpful when treating hyper pigmentation, you are likely to need prescriptive strengths though to have an effect combined with a retinol but this is likely to come with its side effects.
Other treatments to consider are laser, micro dermabrasion and chemical peels, these would all need to be performed by a professional aesthetics practitioner and you can get some very good results especially with laser and medium depth chemical peels, although you must take cost of treatment into consideration (in my clinic chemical peels start at £75 per treatment) as it may take a course of 10-12 treatments to achieve your perfect result.
Illuminatural 6I® Advanced Skin Lightener
This is a product designed by an American cosmetic surgeon, it doesn’t contain hydroquinone but it does contain a host a fantastic clinically proven ingredients.
Illuminatural 6I® Advanced Skin Lightener applies the latest developments in skin whitening science to noticeably lighten and brighten your skin, 6 clinically proven skin lightening actives, 8 natural plant extracts, and 5 refined minerals that work together on the dermal level to:
- Interrupt, slow, and REDUCE the production of melanin pigmentation (responsible for dark spots)
- Help NEW, lighter skin cells rise to the surface
- Help block UV Rays with organic, plant-based sun filters
- Slough off dead, pigmented cells, for faster lightening
- Promote a healthy cycle of skin cell regeneration
… So that skin is naturally lightened, brightened, and whitened!
Sodium Lactate (8.0%)
Sodium lactate has been extensively studied for its skin whitening effects – and it has been found to be highly effective at an 8% concentration. In fact, in one study, 95% of test subjects reported ‘significant whitening results’ after 24 days of application three times daily. It works by suppressing the action of tyrosinase, interrupting the formation of melanin. Sodium Lactate is also a fabulous skin moisturizer, with anti-aging effects.
95% Of Test Subjects Reported ‘Significant Whitening Results’ With 8% Sodium Lactate — The Precise Concentration Included In Illuminatural 6I®!
Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (5.0%)
This water-soluble derivative of Vitamin C is an effective skin lightener – especially when used in combination with Sodium Lactate, also included in the formulation. Clinical studies have shown the combination of Vitamin C and Sodium Lactate to be over 200% MORE EFFECTIVE for skin whitening than using either Vitamin C or Sodium Lactate alone! (Source: Smith, International Journal of Cosmetic Science 21: 33-40 (1999))
In clinical studies, Niacinamide has been shown to significantly reduce hyper pigmentation and increase skin lightness with 4 weeks use (when compared to a control moisturizer without niacinamide). It’s a biologically active form of Vitamin B3 that’s involved in over 200 enzymatic reactions. It’s well tolerated by the skin and doesn’t cause flushing like other forms of B vitamin.
This patented active ingredient has been clinically proven to offer skin lightening benefits by visibly reducing the quantity of melanin responsible for skin pigmentation synthesized by as much as 52% when used in a 2% concentration – and there’s 4% concentration in Illuminatural 6I®.
Ronaflair Softshade (2.0%)
This award-winning cosmetic ingredient creates a natural looking, white finish using natural mica that glides over your skin to provide transparent coverage – scattering light and absorbing excess oil, leaving your skin looking polished and clean. It helps to hide skin’s imperfections while highlighting your natural beauty.
Alpha Arbutin is a high stability, patent controlled skin lightener that promotes an even skin tone for all skin types by significantly inhibiting the production of melanin. Studies have shown it can reduce cell melanin content by as much as 70%, making it highly effective for reducing sun and liver spots, as well as reducing the degree of tanning after sun exposure.
It’s derived from the leaves of bearberry, cranberry, mulberry, or blueberry shrubs and is present in most types of pears. It works by blocking the enzymatic oxidation of Tyrosine and Dopa (inhibiting tyrosinase action) and is considered to be a safe alternative to depigmenting agents.
Clinical Study Proved 1% Alpha-Arbutin Offers20% to 60% MORE Skin Lightening Effects!
In a skin-lightening study on 80 women of Chinese descent, a 1% emulsion of Alpha-Arbutin demonstrated skin lightening effects that were 20% greater than Kojic Acid and 60% greater than Hydroquinone.
Skin moisturizer that enhances the bioavailability of other ingredients. Proven in a clinical study to increase skin moisturization by 100% in a 14-day period.
Proven in clinical studies to measurably improve skin’s moisture (20% improved), firmness (16% improved), elasticity (10% improved) and smoothness (11% improved). SymGlucan® has also been clinically proven to protect skin against further UV sun damage, promote collagen production for more youthful looking and feeling skin, and reduce deep wrinkles.
So much has gone into this product, not only does it have all these amazing active ingredients that work together to get your age spots, malasma or any other pigmentation issues under control but 8 more natural ingredients to provide your skin with antioxidant protection, anti ageing benefits, stimulate collagen, protect from harmful UV and so much more.
Enjoy brighter, lighter looking skin!
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