Everybody wants glow on their face and this is not a bad thing. But sometime growing age or any diseases make your face so dry or you have got the dark complexion on your face. That looks very bad and this kind of problems make anyone very depressed.
But don’t worry, because there are so many products available in the market that can help you to get a fair and flawless complexion. You just have to choose a safe skin lightener.
However, there is one thing that manufacturers of skin care products didn’t tell you about is that there are over 10,000 harmful chemicals in common skin care products, including industrial agents, reproductive toxins, pesticides and stuff that just should not be on your body, let alone inside of it. They’re linked to a variety of health concerns, ranging from headaches and nausea to lingering reproductive and psychological problems.
Due to this reason, there is even a greater need to choose a safe skin lightening product, because traditional skin lighteners contain exceptionally harmful ingredients, among which mercury is so dangerous that it’s now banned in the United States.
Luckily, there may be a safer alternative to common skin lightening products in Illuminatural 6i by the Skinception line of skin products. We’ll talk about that later. But first, let’s review what a skin lightener does.
How Skin Lightening Works
A skin lightening product is formulated for the purpose of reducing the visibility of skin blemishes, including moles, age spots, sun damage and acne scars as well as to lighten the skin, for an even complexion.
To achieve this, a skin lightener needs to perform two things. First, it inhibits the enzyme tyrosinase, which is responsible for production of melanin – the dark pigment that causes dark spots and uneven skin tone.
Secondly, a skin lightening product should facilitate exfoliation, which is the removal of dead skin cells to coincide with the skin’s natural regeneration process. This takes place over 28 days, and exfoliation allows newer, bright skin cells to replace the dark, blemished skin, leaving your skin radiant and smooth.
Hydroquinone, Chemical Peels, Mercury
Unfortunately, most traditional skin lightening products are laden with harmful chemicals. Hydroquinone, for example is a popular skin-bleaching chemical that, although common, is linked to an increased risk of cancer and leukaemia. Hydroquinone may also cause unwanted and untreatable skin discoloration. The FDA regulates the use of hydroquinone in skin lighteners in the U.S, to no more than 2% concentration.
Chemical peels are another common treatment to lighten the skin. They’re designed to scrape away at the dermal layers using chemicals (of course) to dissolve the intercellular glue that holds your dead skin cells together. Unfortunately, they may cause skin irritation or make pigmentation worse, not better. Complications are frequent, and they tend to work only for people with fair skin.
Yet it’s the mercury content in many skin lighteners that provides some of the most compelling reasons to choose a natural lightener. This toxic agent is linked to chronic neurological, psychological and kidney problems. Though it’s now banned in skin care products in the United States, estimates suggest that one in four lighteners in the U.S. still contain mercury, labelled as calomel, mercuric or mercurio.
Natural Skin Lightening
A natural skin lightener, by contrast, uses botanicals and proven ingredients in the natural skin care industry, to inhibit tyrosinase and excess melanin production and to gently encourage exfoliation of dark skin cells.
Ideally, a natural skin lightener should contain no hydroquinone, steroids, and certainly no mercury. Instead there should contain the following gentle ingredients:
Alpha-Arbutin – This is derived from berries. Alpha-arbutin may inhibit melanin production by up to 70% and is generally effective for all skin types. In a Chinese study, alpha-arbutin was proven to be 60% more effective in lightening the skin than hydroquinone.
Niacinamide – This is a form of vitamin B3 that had been proven in a clinical study which indicated that 89% of participants who applied niacinamide showed ‘noticeable’ or ‘significant’ skin lightening results in less than four weeks.
Beta Glucan – It is a multi-talented player in the natural skin care industry. Beta glucan promotes a healthy cycle of skin regeneration, stimulates collagen and encourages the growth of macrophages – the white blood cells that destroy dead or mutated skin cells. Beta glucan is also considered a non-intrusive alternative to Botox.
A natural skin lightener, with these ingredients, offers a safer alternative to the common skin lighteners use to get smooth complexion and reduce skin blemishes. Currently, Illuminatural 6i is one of the few products formulated with these natural ingredients, and customer feedback so far has been positive.
For more information on choosing a safe skin lightener, go to the Illuminatural 6i Homepage