Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Safe Skin Lighteners - Safest Ingredients

Let’s take a look at some safer alternatives. The ingredients that you will see in the safest whitening creams include:
• Bearberry
• Mulberry
• White mulberry
• Paper mulberry
• Licorice extract
• Vitamin C
• Nut-grass root, which is also known as coco-grass, purple nut sedge and red nut sedge

Of these ingredients, clinical trials have shown that nut-grass root is the most effective. You see, skin lighteners work by inhibiting melanin production. Melanin is responsible for the darker pigmentation that you see.

Other extracts have been shown to inhibit melanin production by only 8.9% at a .5% concentration, which is generally considered a non-irritation concentration. A 0.5% concentration of nut-grass root inhibits melanin production by over 41%. It is obviously more effective than hydroquinone, because all of the companies that include that ingredient use a 2% concentration.

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