Hyperpigmentation is a skin issue that affects women and men of all ages. Exposure to the sun, aging, and conditions like melasma can lead to discoloration, dark spots and age spots that many of us want to get rid of. Acne scars also sometimes develop in the form of dark spots on the face.
Skin brightening creams and skin lightening treatments have been used for centuries, however, many come with unwanted side effects which negatively effect the skin in the long run. One example is hydroquinone, a powerful chemical lightening agent that has been used for decades to fade hyperpigmentation and dark spots. When applied topically, hydroquinone may cause an allergic reaction on the skin, and recent studies have suggested that hydroquinone may be a carcinogen, with long-term use of this potent chemical increasing the risk of skin cancer.
Sano Naturals recognized the need for a safe, natural, yet effective alternative, and the good news is that it’s now available! Skin lighteners derived from plants, berries and herbs are not only safer than synthetic hydroquinone lighteners, they are also gentler on the skin. This means you don’t have to worry about adverse skin side effects down the line. Naturally-derived skin lighteners like the ones found in Sano Naturals Niacinamide Vitamin B3 Skin Boosting Mist with Bilberry are safe for all skin types, and just as effective as synthetically manufactured skin lightening products.
Here’s the quick run down on the naturally-derived, skin brightening ingredients:
Bilberry Extract: A relative of blueberries, bilberry fruit contains tannins that have natural anti-inflammatory properties. Like blueberries, bilberry is also an excellent anti-oxidant. Recently, bilberry extract has proven useful for treating hyperpigmentation and sun damage due to its chemical composition, which includes botanical hydroquinone, Vitamin A and Vitamin C.
Niacinamide: Niacinamide is an active ingredient of Vitamin B3, a vitamin that occurs naturally many of the foods we eat. In a number of double blind studies, Niacinamide has been proven to be just as effective as hydroquinone for hyperpigmentation, with no significant side effects.
Lemon Extract: The potent antioxidant and Vitamin C elements in lemon extract play a remarkable role in skin lightening, alleviating dark spots and age spots. The citric acid in lemon extract helps neutralize the skin’s pH balance, which clears and lightens the skin, and provides the best environment for the other active ingredients in the Skin Boosting Mist to work.
Of course those dark spots didn’t form over night, so be prepared for 1 to 3 months of continued use for visible improvement.
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