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Top 10 safe skin lightening ingredients

Monday, December 12th, 2011

Top 10 safe skin lightening ingredients

The risk of hydroquinone is very known all over the planet. People are looking for the most effective skin lightening products and they have problems to find safe products with natural skin whitening ingredients. Here are the top 10 of  safe and natural skin lightening ingredients.

1. Kojic Acid

Kojic acid comes from Japanese mushroom called Koji. Kojic acid lightens the skin by an enzyme called tyrosinase. Tyrosinase reduces the quanity of melanin production in the skin. Kojic asid is just one of many natural components found in skin lightening products.

 2. Mulberry plant

This skin lightening substance comes from the roots of the paper mulberry plant. The effects of Mullbery plant are usually better than with hydroquionone and kojic acid. We can use much lower concentration of mullbery plant than with hydroquinone and kojic acid and the end results would be identical.

3. Alpha arbutin

Alpha arbutin has a stronger effect than beta-arbutin and is also generally found in skin lightening products. Alpha arbutin is known as safer alternative to hydroquinone.

 4. Beta Arbutin (Bearberry Extract)

Beta arbutin (commonly called just arbutin) comes from the foliage of bearberry, cranberry and blueberry flora. It works in similar ways as kojic acid, in which they watch over  the production of tyrosinase and limit the quantity of pigment production.

5. Glutathione

Glutathione is a commanding anti-oxidant that has a number of good elements. It boost the immune system and cleans the liver. The most interesting thing about glutathione is that it also lightens he skin. It also gives the skin smooth, glowing and lighter skin complexion. Glutathione is generally found in skin lightening capsules and in skin lightening soaps.

6. Licorice Root

Licorice is a substance that is commonly used in the skin lightening industry. Licorice has inside also the enzyme tyrosinase which limits the quantity of pigment. It has anti-inflammatory properties and is very good with maintaining the suntan.

7. Papaya

The enzyme found in papaya works gently to exfoliate dead skin cells so that you can see the brighter skin cells beneath. Orange and green papaya are both effective but green papaya contains more papaian enzyme. This substance is most often found in soaps and sometimes also in skin lightening creams.

8. Vitamin A (Retinol)

Vitamin A acids, labeled also as retinol or tretinoin increase the renewal of skin cells. Increased skin renewal leads to lighter, smoother skin that lies under dead skin cells.

9. Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide)

Niacinamide, also labeled as nicotinamide or Vitamin B3 has anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It is an effective skin lightener and reduces the production of melanin on the sun. Vitamin B3 is found in a number of skin whitening products and sun screens but customers can also buy Niacinamide capsules.

10. Vitamin C

Vitamin C is stoping the production of pigment in the skin. Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate is a derivate of Vitamin C and this is the form of the ingredient that is commonly found in skin whitening products. Vitamin C can also protect the skin from ultraviolet rays.

The usage of effective skin lightening combines a number of these components as they tend to work together to create the end results.