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Gluten-Free, Vegan SPOT-BRIGHTENING Face Cream with Alpha-Arbutin, Sepiwhite and Niacinamide
(9 customer reviews)

$75.00 $55.00

Gluten-Free, Skin-Brightening Face Cream, Against Age Spots with Alpha-Arbutin, Sepiwhite and Niacinamide

Skin-Brightening Face Cream with highest quality ingredients. Active ingredients: Alpha Arbutin, Sepiwhite and Niacinamide. Gluten-Free, Diary-Free, Casein-Free, Nut-Oil free, Cruelty-Free, Paraben-Free, Phthalates-Free Face Cream.
Brightening and promoting an even skin tone on all skin types. Minimizes liver spots and promotes a smoother and radiant complexion.

Improved formula. 50 mL (1.8 oz)

Ingredients:
Rosewater, white 100% pure petrolatum, horsetail, ashwagandha, glycerin, emulsifying wax, serum, propylene glycol, urea, glycerin, hyaluronic acid, aloe vera, niacinamide, cetyl alcohol, steric acid, alpha arbutin, seppiwhite, EDTA, sodium pca, potassium sorbate, colageneer, ceramide, lingonberry extract.

Description

Gluten-Free, Skin-Brightening Face Cream, Against Age Spots with Alpha-Arbutin, Sepiwhite and Niacinamide

 

Skin-Brightening Face Cream with highest quality ingredients. Active ingredients: Alpha Arbutin, Sepiwhite and Niacinamide. Gluten-Free, Diary-Free, Casein-Free, Nut-Oil free, Cruelty-Free, Paraben-Free, Phthalates-Free Face Cream.
Brightening and promoting an even skin tone on all skin types. Minimizes liver spots and promotes a smoother and radiant complexion.

Improved formula. 50 mL (1.8 oz)

Ingredients:
Rosewater, white 100% pure petrolatum, horsetail, ashwagandha, glycerin, emulsifying wax, serum, propylene glycol, urea, glycerin, hyaluronic acid, aloe vera, niacinamide, cetyl alcohol, steric acid, alpha arbutin, seppiwhite, EDTA, sodium pca, potassium sorbate, colageneer, ceramide, lingonberry extract.

Arbutin is a naturally derived substance found in plants such as bearberry, cranberries, blueberries, wheat, and pears. Our bodies break down arbutin into glucose and hydroquinone. Arbutin is a naturally occurring ‘cousin’ to synthetic hydroquinone. With over 50 years of research under its belt, synthetic hydroquinone is now the most widely used skin brightening agent in the world for treating various types of pigment spots and hyperpigmentation. But because of its strength, efficacy and certain side-effects, synthetic hydroquinone is only available by prescription in Europe and not used in skincare products sold over the counter. Since hydroquinone is released slowly by arbutin, it is less irritating to skin than directly applied synthetic hydroquinone. Therefore, arbutin is a botanical based compound with skin brightening benefits similar to synthetic hydroquinone – but without the side-effects or risks. This makes arbutin a safe and effective choice for people with sensitive skin and uneven skin tone.

SLOWING DOWN PIGMENT PRODUCTION
While hydroquinone eliminates the cells that produce pigmentation and melanin (skin color), arbutin suppresses the enzymes that stimulate these cells without killing them completely, which has a milder effect. Arbutin thus acts by slowing the activity of tyrosinase, the process that produces melanin when stimulated by UV-light. This prevents melanin production from the start, thus preventing and minimizing pigmentations.

ALPHA ARBUTIN AND ITS EFFECT ON SKIN
There are two forms of arbutin: alpha arbutin and beta arbutin. Research suggests that alpha arbutin is more stable and effective than its beta form. The main source of alpha arbutin is the bearberry bush. Arbutin is extracted from bearberry leaves because of their melanin-inhibiting properties. Alpha arbutin is a clean, water-soluble form of arbutin and is considered one of the most advanced natural ingredients in skincare, given its effectiveness in inhibiting pigmentation. It has also been shown to work well on all skin types and skin tones.

Medical research has proven that arbutin is very effective in treating pigmentations, age spots and it can also inhibit the negative effects of UV-radiation thanks to its sun protection properties. Arbutin evens out skin tone and is also effective in treating acne scars. Some studies have also shown that arbutin (alpha arbutin) can help treating skin redness, also known as erythema. Arbutin can also be combined with other skincare ingredients to maximize its efficacy, for example, with an alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) to exfoliate skin and facilitate its absorption of arbutin. When paired with Vitamin C, arbutin imparts even skin tone with improved radiance.

Sepiwhite is being hailed as a breakthrough age spot fader that takes a novel approach to controlling hyperpigmentation. If it works as well as the manufacturer claims then it will be a welcome alternative to hydroquinone (which does work, but at a price – in France it is banned because of links to cancer).

The key thing in the regulation of skin pigmentation is melanotropin, also called alpha-MSH. Melanotropin controls tyrosinase activity, melanin (eumalanin) synthesis and melanosome. Sepiwhite MSH is a molecule that works by “antagonizing” alpha-MSH and inhibiting tyrosinase. Tyrosinase is the essential enzyme in the formation of melanin by converting DOPA to DOPAquinone. Therefore, reducing its activity is a principal method of improving skin tone and the one most commonly claimed for ingredients in current production for skin lightening. However, the manufacturer claims Sepiwhite inhibits all the other stages of pigmentation as well.

In a test conducted by the manufacturer, a 2% solution of Sepiwhite was compared to the same concentrations of arbutin and kojic acid and a 1% (because of its cytotoxicity) dose of hydroquinone. Sepiwhite’s results were visible within seven days and the “efficacy greater and faster” than the competing ingredients. It is thought that the speed of its action is due to Sepiwhite’s molecular structure, which is well adapted to reach the targeted melanocytes located in the lower layers of the epidermis.

Niacinamide is a skin care ingredient worthy of your attention and your skin will love you for using it. Among a handful of other amazing skin care ingredients such as retinol and vitamin C, niacinamide is a standout because of its versatility for almost any skin care concern and skin type.

As many of you know about us, but for those who don’t, the conclusions we make about any ingredient are always based on what the published research has shown to be true—and the research about niacinamide unanimously demonstrates how special it is. New research keeps showing it’s one of the most exciting skin care ingredients around.

What is Niacinamide?
Also known as vitamin B3 and nicotinamide, niacinamide is a water-soluble vitamin that works with the natural substances in your skin to help visibly improve enlarged pores, uneven skin tone, fine lines and wrinkles, dullness, and a weakened surface.

Niacinamide also reduces the impact of environmental damage because of its ability to improve skin’s barrier (its first line of defense), plus it also plays a role in helping skin to repair signs of past damage. Left unchecked, this type of daily assault makes skin appear older, dull, and less radiant.

Why You Should Use Niacinamide
As you might have gathered, we’re very impressed with all that niacinamide can do for skin when applied via skin care products like toners, serums, and highly concentrated skin care boosters. Niacinamide is uniquely compatible with any of the products in your skin care routine, including those that contain retinol, peptides, hyaluronic acid, AHAs, BHA, vitamin C, and all types of antioxidants.

You can use multiple niacinamide-containing products in your routine, and it will still be non-sensitizing as this ingenious B vitamin is well tolerated by all skin types. It’s even suitable for use by those with sensitive or rosacea-prone skin.

Other helpful benefits of niacinamide are that it helps renew and restore the surface of skin against moisture loss and dehydration by helping skin improve its natural production of skin-strengthening ceramides. When ceramides become depleted over time, skin is left vulnerable to all sorts of problems, from persistent patches of dry, flaky skin to increasingly becoming extra-sensitive.

If you struggle with dry skin, topical application of niacinamide has been shown to boost the hydrating ability of moisturizers so skin’s surface can better resist the moisture loss that leads to recurrent dry, tight, flaky skin. Niacinamide works brilliantly with common moisturizer ingredients like glycerin, non-fragrant plant oils, cholesterol, sodium PCA, and sodium hyaluronate.

How does niacinamide help pores? Great question, although the answer here isn’t certain. Simply put, research hasn’t come to a full understanding about how this B vitamin works its pore-reducing magic, but it does! It seems that niacinamide has a normalizing ability on the pore lining, and that this influence plays a role in keeping debris from getting backed up, which leads to clogs and rough, bumpy skin. As the clog forms and worsens, the pores stretch to compensate, and what you’ll see is enlarged pores. By helping things get back to normal, niacinamide use helps pores return to their normal size.

How to Use Niacinamide
Using niacinamide is as easy as finding great skin care products that contain it along with other beneficial ingredients like antioxidants, skin-restoring agents, and other skin-replenishing ingredients.

This multi-ingredient approach to skin care is important because as great as niacinamide is for skin, it’s not the only ingredient skin needs to look and feel its best. Think of it like your diet—as healthy as kale is, if kale was all you ate, you’d soon become malnourished because your body needs more than one healthy food to maintain itself. The same is true for skin, the body’s largest (and most exposed) organ!

For best results, use leave-on products with niacinamide and apply them to cleansed skin twice daily. That might mean you apply a toner with niacinamide immediately after cleansing to rehydrate and replenish skin. You could also try a niacinamide serum as part of your morning routine, before sunscreen. Our 10% Niacinamide Booster can be used on its own (much like a serum) or mixed into your favorite moisturizer, based on personal preference. Experiment to see what works best for your skin!

You can use niacinamide-containing products around your eyes, too. Some might find applying a moisturizer or eye cream with niacinamide helps improve the look of under eye circles, helps soften the appearance of crow’s feet, not to mention enables this delicate area to retain skin-smoothing moisture and resist loss of firmness.

There’s no reason to wait to add niacinamide to your skin care routine. This wonderfully versatile B vitamin brings many topical benefits to improve skin’s appearance, so it appears more even, brighter, and younger. As with any great skin care ingredient, it’s important to be diligent about protecting skin daily with a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated S

9 reviews for Gluten-Free, Vegan SPOT-BRIGHTENING Face Cream with Alpha-Arbutin, Sepiwhite and Niacinamide

  1. Nikole

    Wow! Is all I have to say! This cream really worked wonders for my face. I have no complaints! Thank you! Will order more!

  2. David

    Wonderful! Effect is visible immediately! I love it and don’t have any complain. Certainly I will order this cream again. Thank you for great product.

  3. Ed

    This is having a impressive effect on the dark spots on my face and neck. I didn’t think it would work since others haven’t either, but it seems to be doing the trick. Will probably try another product from here as well since this one works so good.

  4. Jenny

    Great brightening product to use with the gold sunrise serum. I have recently noticed some age spots. This one seems to even out my skin tone without looking greasy or like foundation. Just started using the cream and serum a couple of weeks back so will see if the age spots go away.

  5. Elizabeth Baker (verified owner)

    My favorite! My skin has never been better at 54 years of life!

  6. Carol D. (verified owner)

    I just received the product yesterday so too soon to rate the actual product.

    Unfortunately I gave a 3 rating because the container had leaked so there was liquid all around it and when I removed the outer plastic wrap the liquid got all over and my hands smelled all night. Thank goodness the smell wasn’t too bad.

  7. Margaret Ottavi

    This was my first purchase of EpiLynx products. It feels great on my face and my skin is noticeably brighter with no breakouts or reactions to this product! I just ordered the sunrise serum and am anxious to try it along with the Snow White cream. I’ll let you know! Thank you for creating these products for the Gluten Free community!

  8. Katherine Barthelemy (verified owner)

    This product, combined with the serum, has dramatically faded a discolored area on my cheek and I’ve only been using these wonderful products for two weeks. It’s evened out my skin tone and I’ve really noticed a brighter look. I’m thrilled!

  9. Gabriela gruia (verified owner)

    Too early to have an opinion but looks good so far

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