Skin Cream Lightener: Best Ingredients & Options

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Skin Cream Lightener: Can a Cream Actually Lighten Skin?  

Most of us, regardless of our lifestyle or ethnicity, will experience some skin discoloration at some point.  Even minimal sun exposure over the years can result in an accumulation of sun spots and uneven skin tone. 

On the bright side of this - there really are skin cream lighteners and certain ingredients that can help reduce skin discoloration and lighten skin closer to it's natural tone.   

Let’s learn more of what causes skin discoloration and our need for a skin cream lightener.

What are Some Causes of Skin Discoloration?

Pregnancy hormones or fluctuations in hormones.  Changes in our hormones can increase the production of melanin, which can lead to face skin discoloration.  Hormonal changes can also impair the proper balance of our immune system, which can then trigger an outbreak of a skin disorder.

Stress or trauma.  When you’re experiencing stress, there are various things that can happen within the body that you do not expect.  Stress increases the hormone cortisol, which in turn increases the inflammation in the body.  This can leave to skin disorders, outbreaks, hives, and face skin discoloration.

Insulin resistance.  Insulin resistance and pre diabetic patients can experience skin rashes and face skin discoloration.  The change in the way blow flows can trigger these issues.  Once the insulin is regulated with lifestyle changes, medication, or insulin, these rash can often subside and diminish.

Immune system disorders.  Immune system problems can cause our cells to attack healthy cells, and this can lead to joint pain, skin disorders, and face skin discoloration.  Identifying and dealing with an immune system disorder is the primary way to tamp down skin discoloration and breakout, so consult your doctor on ways to boost your immune system, which will probably be a combination of diet, lifestyle, and medications.

Contact with an allergen or irritating ingredient.  There are a wide variety of ingredients on the market that can cause a skin rash or face skin discoloration.  Cleaning products, acids, detergents, and even some plants like poinsettias and peppers, can cause an outbreak.  Fortunately, there are ways to combat this and prevent it in the future, if you can identify the culprit.

A skin condition, as noted below.  There are some skin conditions we are either born with or become predisposed to, which we might have to address once or deal with over a lifetime.  Below are an outline of the most common types of skin disorders that can cause face skin discoloration.

What are Some Skin Conditions that Might Cause Skin Discoloration?

Rosacea.  Rosacea is a reoccurring skin disease that fades and relapses.  It can be triggered by drinking a hot beverage, or alcohol, spicy foods, stress, and exposure to sunlight.  You may experience redness and dryness to your face skin – primarily your nose, cheeks and forehead.  If you are experiencing rosacea or are avoiding and outbreak, you should consider abstaining from alcohol, witch hazel, products that exfoliate, or any products that contain menthol.

Tinea Versicolor.  Tinea versicolor is a fungus that is caused by a certain type of yeast found on the skin.  If the yeast is left untreated, it can cause patches of discoloration on the face and other various parts of the body.  People that are susceptible to this type of skin issue are those who might live in hot or humid climates, have excessive sweating, oily skin, hormonal changes, or a weakened immune system.  This skin ailment can be treated with a variety of over the counter products, like Lotrimin, Monistat, Selsun Blue shampoo, or Lamisil.

Contact Dermatitis.  Contact Dermatitis occurs when a person comes in contact with an allergen.  If someone comes in contact with a new product or detergent, it may cause a break out of contact dermatitis, which looks red and irritated.  This can last a few days, but with over the counter anti-histamines and topical treatments, it can be alleviated sooner. 

Strawberry Nevus.  This red or purple mark can appear often appear at birth or in young children.  As the person ages, it does often get smaller and in some cases disappears.  There are medications that can help treat a strawberry nevus, but again, with time, they are known to fade and disappear. 

Eczema.  There are actually 7 different types of eczema, but they all have a few things in common.  An outbreak of eczema can result in dry, itchy, scaly skin.  Eczema can be triggered by an immune system problem, substances can trigger it (like bleach, nickel, solvents), allergies, and stress. 

Actinic Keratosis.  Actinic keratosis is often causes by years of sun exposure, which can result in dry, flaky red and irritated skin.  This skin condition is considered precancerous and should be closely watched for developments that will be swift treatment.

Melasma.  Melasma is a fairly common skin condition that can cause dark patches and discoloration of the face, and sometimes neck, arms and/or chest.  This can be common with pregnant women, people with darker skin, and others with high sun exposure. 

What are Some Remedies That Can Help with Skin Discoloration?

According to medical studies and clinical studies, there are a variety of natural, plant based ingredients that can help skin cream lighteners make a big difference with your skin:   

Aloe Vera.  Aloe is often the “go to” ingredient for just about every skin or hair ailment, and face skin discoloration is no exception.  While at first aloe might not seem like an ingredient that can help lighten skin discoloration, it does contain aloin, which is a natural depigmenting compound that can actually help reduce sun spots and hyperpigmentation. 

Apple Cider Vinegar.  While it seems like apple cider vinegar is a “cure all” for everything imaginable, there is substantial evidence that it can actually help face skin discoloration and other skin discoloration and ailments.  Apple cider vinegar contains acetic acid, which has been proven successful in many studies.  Coincidentally, the trichloroacetic acid that is on the market is just a stronger more clinical version of acetic acid that is found in apple cider vinegar, which can be used to treat many skin ailments.

Green or Black Tea.  Steeped green or black tea is known to have some depigmenting effects to the skin, and the antioxidants in the tea can help heal the skin from a variety of skin condition outbreaks.  Tea is categorized as being safe for most skin types. 

Licorice Root Extract.  Licorice root or licorice extract has been known to help reverse face skin discoloration and hyperpigmentation issues.  It’s known to be safe for almost all skin types. 

Milk or Buttermilk.  While this sounds like an odd suggestion, evidence shows us it does make sense.  Milk and buttermilk contain lactic acid, which is excellent for correct face skin discoloration and other pigmentation issues.  Many DIY skin lightening masks or treatments include milk or buttermilk.

Red Onion.  Red onion contains the compound allium cepa, which has been proven to help reduce discoloration in the skin.  Applying crushed red onion, while not the most appealing sounding task, can help reduce face skin discoloration.

Tomato Paste.  Tomatoes and tomato paste contain a high concentration of lycopene, which is known to heal skin irritations and reduce face skin discoloration.

Red Lentils.  This is an odd suggestion, but it is known to work in various parts of the world.  Soak red lentils first, blend into a fine paste, and then apply to skin.  Leave on for 20 minutes and then rinse off.

Our skin cream lightener for the body is an excellent option to help you through those difficult times when you've experienced some face skin discoloration, or if you just need something to help you naturally fade spots and hyperpigmentation.

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Cosmeceutical Grade Skin Cream Lightener Ingredients to Consider 

There are some additional key skin lightening ingredients to consider that have been proven in studies to really make an impact in skin cream lighteners.  Here are several we include in our products:

Alpha Arbutin.  Alpha Arbutin is derived from the Bearberry plant, and is the natural alternative to skin lightening. While it is natural, it can be faster and safer than chemical alternatives. Arbutin will correct sun spots and discoloration.

Alpha Lipoic Acid.  A strong antioxidant, derived from a variety of vegetables.  A 2019 study examined the effects of ALA administered topically and found that ALA was able to reduce pigmentation caused by photoaging.

Gigawhite. Is a plant derived ingredient that is proven to brighten and even skin tone, reduce sun spots, and lighten skin. 

Kojic Acid.  Kojic acid has been proven to lighten visible sun damage, age spots, and scars. This can result in an anti-aging effect on the skin. In addition to skin-lightening effects, kojic acid also contains some antimicrobial properties.

Lemon Peel Bioferment.  Naturally derived and a great skin lightener, it can reduce sun spots and pigmentation issues.

Licorice Root.  Has been used as an Aryuvedic remedy, is a strong antioxidant, and aids in lightening, toning, firming, and cellulite reduction.

Niacinamide.  Improves skin color, decreases inflammation, improves blotchiness, and can lighten skin per the National Library of Medicine.

Willow Bark.  Naturally derived and contains the natural version of salicylic acid. Promotes cell turnover, exfoliation, acne prevention, and the reduction of wrinkles.  This is a great choice for skin lightening and discoloration because it naturally and gently exfoliates the old top layers of the skin away, revealing fresher new layers of skin.

Our skin cream lightener for body is a top seller with a 5 star rating: 

Skin Lightening Cream for the Body | Botanical Active Ingredients

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Our skin cream lightener is designed to assist with reducing and fading skin discoloration, sun spots, and scarring.  We've included all of the most important plant derived ingredients that have been proven in studies to lighten skin. 

BENEFITS

• Reduce discoloration and sun spots
• Even skin tone beautifully and naturally
• Brighten and hydrate skin with our one of a kind formula

It's rich color is derived from the licorice root and willow bark extracts.

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GMO free, palm free, alcohol free, SLS free, paraben free, pesticide free, petroleum free, synthetic fragrance free, phthalate free, and cruelty free.

DESCRIPTION

Acer Saccharinum (Organic Sugar Maple) Extract, Aloe Barbadensis (Organic Aloe) Juice, Alpha Arbutin, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Althea officinalis (Organic Marshmallow Root) Extract, Anthemis nobilis (Roman Chamomile) Distillate, Aphanizomenon flos-aqua (Blue Green Algae) Tincture, Avena sativa (Oat) Extract, Azadirachta Indica (Neem) Oil, Camellia Sinensis (Organic Green Tea) Extract, Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Oil, Carnosine, Centella Asiatica, Citric Acid, Citrus Auranium Dulcis (Organic Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Organic Lemon) Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Organic Coconut) Oil, Dimethylaminoethanol (DMAE), Elderberry Extract, Gigawhite (Malva Sylvestris / Mallow Extract, Mentha Piperita / Peppermint Leaf Extract, Primula Veris Extract, Alchemilla Vulgaris Extract, Veronica Officinalis Extract, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract Ecocert / Naturally Derived), Hyaluronic Acid, Kojic Acid, Lavendula Angustifolia (Organic Lavender) Distillate, Organic Lemon Essential Oil, Lemon Peel Bioferment, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Licorice Root Extract, Persea Americana (Avocado) Oil, Prunus dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Essential Oil, Rose Damascena (Rose) Distillate, Niacinamide, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Oleoresin, Saccharum Officinarum (Organic Sugar Cane) Extract, Salix Nigra (Black Willow Bark) Extract, Sea Kelp Bioferment, Silybum Marianum (Organic Milk Thistle) Extract, Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Stellaria media (Organic Chickweed) Extract, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Tomato Seed Oil, Urtica dioica (Organic Nettle Leaf) Extract, Ulmus fulva (Organic Slippery Elm) Extract, Vaccinium Myrtillus (Organic Bilberry) Extract, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Organic Cranberry) Extract, Vegetable Glycerin, Veronica Officinalis Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grapeseed) Oil, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel)

Conclusion

Finding the right skin cream lightener for your needs is easy when you consider what we have to offer, the proven effectiveness of the ingredients, and the easy buying process which includes free shipping, free returns, and free samples - as well as a worry free money back guarantee.  Give our 5 star skin cream lightener a try, and we're sure you'll love it.

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