If you're going to use a skin lightening cream, you'd best use a safe one.
As you may have heard, natural skin care is picking up steam. Anything applied to the skin, be it make up or moisturizer, is absorbed into the bloodstream just like it had been eaten.
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 head aches and nausea to lingering reproductive and psychological problems.
This makes the need for a safe skin lightening product even more apparent, because traditional skin lighteners contain exceptionally harmful ingredients, among which mercury is so dangerous that it's now banned in the United States.
Fortunately, there may be a safer alternative to common skin lightening products in Illuminatural 6i by the Skinception line of skin products. We'll get to that soon. But first, let's review what a skin lightening cream does.
A Illuminatural 6i product is designed to lighten the skin, for an even complexion and reduction in visibility of skin blemishes, including moles, age spots, sun damage and acne scars.
To achieve this, a Illuminatural 6i does 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 exfoliates the skin, with turn over of dead, dark and mutated 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.
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 leukemia.
Chemical peels are another common treatment to lighten the skin. They're designed to scrape away at the dermal layers with, of course, chemicals, that force the body to repair the exfoliated skin. Unfortunately, they can 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 presents some of the most compelling reasons to choose a natural lightener. This toxic agent is linked to ongoing neurological, psychological and kidney problems. Though it's now banned in such 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.
A natural skin lightener - Illuminatural 6i, 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.
Unlike the more dangerous methods of skin lightening, a natural skin lightener should contain no hydroquinone, steroids, and certainly no mercury. Instead there should be an emphasis on gentle ingredients, Illuminatural 6i includes:
Alpha-Arbutin - Derived from berries, alpha-arbutin may inhibit production of melanin by up to 70% and is generally effective for all skin types. In a Chinese study, alpha-arbutin was 60% more effective in lightening the skin than hydroquinone.
Niacinamide - A form of vitamin B3, niacinamide is involved in over 200 enzymatic reactions. In a recent clinical study, 89% of participants who applied niacinamide reported 'noticeable' or 'significant' skin lightening results in less than four weeks.
Beta Glucan - A multi-talented player in the natural skin care industry, beta glucan promotes healthy turnover of skin cells, stimulates collagen and promotes health of macrophages - the cells that destroy dead or mutated skin cells. Beta glucan is also considered a non-intrusive alternative to Botox.
A Illuminatural 6i, with these ingredients, may be a safer alternative to the common skin lightening cream that consumers purchase for skin of smooth complexion and reduced skin blemishes. At the present time, Illuminatural 6i is one of the few products formulated with these natural ingredients, and customer feedback of Illuminatural 6i, from the Skinception line that offers it, is rated as excellent.
Skin products do very well at the cash register. Let's face it, skin is sexy. And one of the top sellers in this lucrative industry are skin brightening products, which, as you'd expect, brighten the skin.
The problem with most skin lightening cream products is that they're laden with dangerous chemicals and toxic agents, including steroids, hyrdoquinone and especially mercury. Enter the natural skin brightener, a skin lightening product formulated with botanicals and natural exfoliants.
Illuminatural 6i by the Skinception line of skin care products is one of the few skin brighteners available today with no toxic ingredients or dangerous chemicals in its formula. Customer reviews thus far, as with most skin lightening cream products by Skinception, have been positive.
A skin lightening cream is designed to lighten the skin, for a more even complexion and with reduced visibility of skin blemishes. With that in consideration, Illuminatural 6i is designed to reduce the appearance of:
To achieve this, a skin lightener must inhibit the tyrosinase enzyme that stimulates the melanocyte skin cells that produce melanin – the dark pigment. Excessive melanin is responsible for skin blotchiness, uneven skin tone and dark spots. Excess melanin can also be called hyperpigmentation.
In addition, a skin lightening cream needs to exfoliate the dark pigmented cells to encourage newer, bright skin cells to reach the outermost layer of skin, the epidermis.
Illuminatural 6i is designed to perform both of these functions – inhibit the enzyme responsible for hyperpigmentation and exfoliate the skin in a safe yet effective manner. Thus far, consumer reviews indicate it's a less painful and more convenient way to exfoliate the skin than by using a chemical peel.
Illuminatural 6i is a skin lightening cream. As such, it consists primarily of gentle skin lighteners, plant-derived active ingredients and natural exfoliants. Of the more notable ingredients in its formula, you'll find:
Niacinamide – A form of vitamin B3, niacinamide is involved in over 200 enzymatic reactions and can significantly reduce hyperpigmentation, often in less than a month.
Alpha-Arbutin – Derived from berries and fruits, alpha-arbutin is proven to reduce melanin by up to 70% and is a safer, more natural alternative to common skin bleachers. In a chinese study, researchers found that women who used alpha-arbutin experienced 60% more skin lightening effects than achieved with hydroquinone.
Beta Glucan – Considered a natural alternative to Botox, beta glucan helps natural turn over of dead skin cells and promotes health of macrophages, which are the cells that destroy dead or mutated skin cells.
Thus far, skin lightening cream reviews and customer feedback of skin lightening cream have been very positive. Consumers have embraced the product as a safer alternative to skin brighteners with hydroquinone and particularly mercury, which is linked to neurological, psychological and kidney problems.
Adding to that last point, it's not uncommon for consumers to apply a skin lightening cream product to the entire body, for months and even years, in an effort to lighten the complexion and reduce visibility of skin blemishes, including blotchiness, sun damage, acne scars and age spots.
Engaging in this practice with a conventional skin lightener with mercury – and estimates suggest that one in four skin lightening products sold in the Unites States is formulated with this toxic agent – elevates risk of mercury poisoning, which, in pregnant women, can be passed along to their unborn child.
With skin lightening cream, customer surveys indicate that many consumers continue to bleach most of their skin, yet appreciate that, being without mercury, hydroquinone, steroids or harmful chemicals, appears to be much safer than with common skin brighteners.
If you have skin blemishes, dark spots, uneven complexion and you'd like to do something about it, you might consider skin lightening cream as a safe and natural alternative to most skin lightening products on the market today.
You might also take comfort in knowing that it's offered by Skinception, a well-known brand of popular skin care products that blend natural ingredients with patented peptides and that keep paraben content to a minimum.
Reviews will be ongoing with skin lightening cream, of course, and it remains to be seen whether consumers will flock to Illuminatural or continue with common, if not riskier skin lightening products.
But it is encouraging to know that there is now a natural skin lightening cream product on the market, that delivers what it claims, with a notable reduction in skin blemishes and brighter, more even complexion, and that reviews so far are very positive about Illuminatural 6i.