There are a lot of commercial products offer you fairer skin. Some products contain dangerous ingredients that could harm your skin. But there are also products that can lighten your skin effectively and safely. Here are natural ingredients that can lighten your skin effectively.
Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide)Vitamin B3 has been shown to suppress the transfer of melanosome (pigment) to the skin and acts as an effective skin-lightening agent when added to skin creams. When applied topically, vitamin B can improves the ability of the skin to retain moisture so your skin will feel softer and smoother.
Citrus ExtractsLemon and orange contains skin bleaching properties that can be found in many skin lightening cosmetics. Vitamin C in citrus has been shown to slow down hyperactive melanocytes. These are the cells that produce melanin in the basal layers of the skin which causes the skin to become darker. Vitamin C also improve the production of collagen fibers that keep your skin supple and firm.
White Mulberry (Morus Alba) ExtractWhite mulberry can help whiten the skin by inhibiting the enzyme tyrosinase. This enzyme triggers the production of melanin (brown pigment) in the skin. Clinical studies have established that white mulberry is one of the effective skin whitening agents and suitable for dermatological use.
Bearberry Leaves ExtractBearberry (also called ‘beargrape’) contains Alpha arbutin which is known to lighten the skin fast. You can find it in many cosmetics as an astringent. Arbutin has been proven to effectively lighten freckles, dark spots and skin discoloration. It also contains sun protection filters (SPF) that may help to reduce the amount of tanning effect experienced after sun exposure and promote anti-aging.
Liquorice (Glychirrizaglabra) ExtractThe juice derived from Liquorice roots is well known in China as a treatment for all skin ailments. In the early 1990’s Japanese scientists identified the compound glabridin in liquorice, which is found to absorb UVA and UVB rays and acts as an effective skin whitening element.
Kojic AcidKojic acid is a white crystalline powder that comes from a fungus in Asia. It has been used for many years in Japan as a natural alternative to hydroquinone and effectively whitens the skin. It works by inhibiting the function of the enzyme tyrosinase.
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