Cheap and effective: Make your own Vitamin C serum or cream

Vitamin C is one of the most effective topical skin lighteners out there. However, commercial and store-bought Vitamin C-based skin lighteners usually contain very small amounts of this ingredient. If you find that your Vitamin C skin cream isn’t working as it claims, there’s a good chance you’re not actually getting enough of it to …

The use of pearl powder for beautiful, youthful skin through the ages

The use of pearl powder as a cosmetic agent to beautify and lighten skin has been well-documented throughout history. So what is pearl powder and how is it used? Read on… Pearl powder in Ancient China and India (2,000 years ago) The use of pearl powder as medicine can be traced back to 2,000 years …

List of popular skin lightening / skin whitening creams

This is not an all-inclusive list. For price comparison purposes, most of the sizes are approximately 30ml or 1 fluid oz. Prices will vary depending on the stores and may change over time.   Brand Range/Product Whitening Ingredients Approx Size Price in US$ Clarins White Plus HP Total Whitening Essence Alchemilla, Raspberry, highly stable Vitamin …

List of commercial skin lightening / skin whitening ingredients

  Skin whitening ingredient Description How it works Efficacy Safe to use on darker skin? Arbutin A hydroquinone derivative (glycosylated benzoquinone) extracted from the bearberry shrub. Inhibits tyrosinase to prevent the formation of melanin. Arbutin found to inhibit melanin production in B16 cells induced with alpha-MSH and decreases tyrosinase activity. Less effective than kojic acid. …