Which Skin Lightening is right for you?
One of the most frequent questions that our customer service department gets from our consumers is “what is the best skin whitening product you have available for my skin type?” Unfortunately that question is almost impossible to answer. Recommending products to another person becomes challenging due to the fact that not everyone has the same skin type.
What I mean by that is that one person may react differently to one product than another person would. See, you may have tried a lotion that may have given you the best results you have ever had, but if you go ahead and recommend the same product to someone else, that lotion may be the worst thing that other person had tried. This is because we react differently to some of the ingredient/chemicals in the products.
If you’re in the current dilemma of trying to find the right skin care product for your skin, check out the following tip before selecting the product that’s right for you.
Know your Active ingredients:
One of the biggest problems in the skin lightening industry is that most consumers are not aware of the ingredients that are in their beauty products. It doesn’t take a medical degree to become familiar with the ingredients in skin care. Just keep in mind that all of the products for skin lightening / skin whitening have one main ingredient that is used as the lightening/whitening agent.
That ingredient is often labeled as Active Ingredient. The Active Ingredient in the product is the ingredient that is used to lighten your skin. Some examples of Active Ingredients are Hydroquinone, Kojic Acid, Fruit Acid, Dynamiclair, Arbutin Complex Alpha Hydroxide Acid (AHA), Bearberry extract, Licorice root etc…
If the active ingredient is not labeled separately, scan through the entire ingredients list and see if you can highlight the active ingredient in the product. Once you have found your active ingredient do some research online on the ingredient.
Products by active ingredients:
- Rosance TC35 Lotion = Fruit Acid
- Fair & White Gel Cream = Hydroquinone
- K-Resse = Algae Extract
- DH7 Integrale Silky Emulsion Lotion = Kojic Acid
- Diva Maxima Maxi Tone Fade Milk= AHA
Know your Sub-ingredients:
The sub ingredient is added to products so it can chemically react with the active ingredient. The mixture of the sub-ingredient with the active ingredient helps enhance the product’s treatment on your skin. Some examples of sub-ingredients are Carrot Oil, Argan Oil, Caviar, Papaya, Coca Butter, Shea Butter, Almond Oil, etc…
Products with sub-ingredients:
Caro White = Carrot Oil
H20 Papaya Lotion = Papaya
QEI+ Oriental Lotion = Argan Oil
A3 Lemon Lotion = Lemon Extract
LaBamakoise Tamarin Lotion = Tamarin
Knowing the key active and sub-ingredient used in skin care products is crucial because it can either be very beneficial or detrimental to your skin. The reason it can go both ways is because some people without knowing, may be allergic to a key ingredient in a formula. If you tried a product once and your skin began to darken, then the likelihood the reason behind the darkened skin is your skin’s reaction to one of the ingredients.
Another good reason to know the key ingredients in your product is because if you tried a product that has done wonders on you and you would like to try a different product, then you can grab the key ingredients from the product you have to try and search for a different product on the market. Selecting the same ingredient that you had before will ensure that the next product you try will have a similar effect than the one you had before.
So now that you have the insight on key ingredients, you are now one step closer to finding the right product for you.
Always remember* When trying out a new product for the first time, try only on a small portion of your skin to make sure you're not allergic to any of the ingredients in the formula.