Skin Lightening Lotion | Good For You Ingredients May 13 2017

Healthier Skin Lightening With Natural Ingredients

If there is one product we have that we want you to understand the best - it's our arbutin & lemon peel bioferment lotion. This is hands down the best natural skin lightening lotion for every one of every color and every age. This product has a stellar rating and for some great reasons.

WHAT GIVES YOUR SKIN IT’S COLOR?

Melanin is the main substance responsible for the color of our skin. Melanin is class of dark polymers generated by the body through the process of melanogenesis. Among the melanin pigmenting the skin and hair, two kind can be determined, based on its chemical composition and biological route of synthesis: the black/brown eumelanin and the red/yellow pheomelanin. The variation of skin color among individuals is based on the variation and combination of these two different substances. Individuals with little or no melanin is almost white. Other differences in skin color might be attributed to hormones, sunlight exposure, thickness of skin, blood vessels in the skin, and content of carotenoids.

HOW DO SOME SKIN LIGHTENING LOTIONS WORK?

Skin lightening lotions can work by minimizing the content of melanin of the skin. Many ingredients have been shown to be effective in skin lightening. Some have beneficial side effects (e.g.: are antioxidants,[1] nutrients, or decrease the risk of some types of cancer); some are a significant risk to health (for example, those containing mercury).

WHAT INGREDIENTS DO WE SHOWCASE IN OUR SKIN LIGHTENING LOTION?

These are the ingredients we include in our skin lightening lotion that have proven to be the most successful and that are also plant based:

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.

Alpine Floral Extracts (blend of 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): This is a ecocert plant derived ingredient from the Alpine flowers that is proven to brighten and even skin tone, reduce sun spots, and lighten skin. This extract ingredient might also go by the name of Gigawhite.

Galangal: Derived from a tropical plant, it is part of the ginger family, and also smells like a more delicate version of ginger. This is a wonderful anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory, and contains vitamin c, which is proven beneficial for skin lightening efforts. The anti-inflammatory benefits will help dissipate redness and splotching.

Kojic Acid: Kojic acid is derived by the fermentation of malting rice for use in the manufacturing of sake, the Japanese rice wine. Research shows kojic acid to be effective for inhibiting melanin production. It will prevent and correct pigmentation issues.

Lemon Essential Oil: Brightens, tones skin and stimulates circulation.
Lemon Peel Bioferment: Naturally derived from lemon peels and processed by fermentation, it is a great skin lightener and it will 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 considerably per the National Library of Medicine.

Songyi Mushroom: Clinically proven to lighten and whiten skin, which is great for anyone who has accumulated some sun damage over the years. This extract is considered soothing an a nonirritant, and evens out skin tone and reduces the appearance of hyperpigmentation without causing melanocyte.

You can read more about natural skin lightening on one of our other blog post here