To reduce facial and hand pigmentation
Quintessence® Skin Brightener is a light, easily absorbed cream designed as an alternative to high strength hydroquinone formulations for improving the appearance of facial and hand pigmentation. It can be used for long term face and hand brightening as well as for evening out skin tone. It also possesses excellent moisturizing and antioxidant properties. Quintessence® Skin Brightener is appropriate for all skin types.
Skin Brightener contains D-Gamma Tocopherol a potent antioxidant which reduces melanin synthesis, reduces redness and suppresses inflammation. It also contains Phenylethyl Resorcinol, a potent skin lightener and antioxidant, shown in a clinical study to be twice as effective at skin lightening than Kojic acid. Another feature of Skin Brightener is it contains Methyl Gentisate, which is a highly effective enzymatic pigmentation inhibitor as well as Myristoyl Pentapeptide 17 which provides excellent anti-aging benefits helping to brighten the skin and giving it a more even tone.
Skin Brightener provides uniform gradual skin lightening and uses only non-cytotoxic ingredients. Antioxidant protection is provided by the inclusion of Acai Fruit and Blackberry Leaf extract. Containing Betaglucan also assists in reducing skin irritation and provides the skin with oil free hydration.
- Uniform gradual lightening
- High tyrosinase inhibitor levels
- Powerful antioxidant protection
- Excellent for suppression of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation after laser, IPL and chemical peel treatment
- Extremely low cytotoxicity allowing it to be used over extended periods of time
- Natural anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant agents
- Excellent moisturizer and humectant properties
PHENYLETHYL RESORCINOL): Potent skin lightener and anti-oxidant that is non-irritating with extremely low cytotoxicity. Studies demonstrate it has in vitro anti-oxidant efficacy equivalent to Alpha Tocopherol (Vit. E). Effectiveness Study conducted on 12 Asian subjects (skin type III) showed 0.5% Phenylethyl Resorcinal more effective than 1.0% Kojic Acid.
METHYL DIHYDROXYBENZOATE (Methyl Gentisate): Effective enzyme inhibitor (1), extremely low cytotoxicity levels with gradual, uniform lightening abilities and may be used over long periods of time without any negative side effects.
Myristoyl Pentapeptide-9: Propietary Lipopeptide that provides anti-wrinkle benefits, while both brightening and helping give the skin a more even tone.
LICORICE EXTRACT (Glycyrrhiza Glabra): Glabridin is the main tyrosinase inhibitor found in licorice. It inhibits tyrosinase activity without affecting DNA synthesis. Clinical testing proved that glabridin lowered the activities of T1 and T3 tyrosinase isozymes. Further testing proved that glabridin also possesses anti-inflammatory effects in-vitro (Yolata T., Nishio H., Kubota, et al:) (2).
ARBUTIN: Naturally found in the leaves of pear trees and certain herbs, Arbutin reverses rather than suppresses tyrosinase activity. It functions as a melanogenesis inhibitor to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation and is an effective antioxidant and skin conditioner.
Directions for use: After cleansing with Quintessence Purifying Cleanser, apply Quintessence Skin Brightener to problem areas for one month prior to full face/hand application. After problems areas have lightened to desired color, Quintessence Skin Brightener may be applied to entire area to achieve an even color.
Caution: Prior to application of Quintessence Skin Brightener on a regular basis, perform a sensitivity test by applying it to a small area of your forearm. If extreme redness or itching occurs, discontinue use immediately.
Ingredients (INCI): Aqua (water), Butyelne Glycol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Arbutin, Phenylethyl Resorcinol(SymWhite®377), Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Dimethicone, Methyl Dihydroxybenzoate (Methyl Gentisate), Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Behenoxy Dimethicone, Behenyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Cetearyl Glucoside, Behenyl Methosulfate, Morus Alba (Leaf) Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Extract, Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi (Leaf) Extract, Scutellaria Extract, Betaglucan, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Carboxymethyl Betaglucan, Tocopheryl Acetate, Palmitoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Myristoyl Pentapeptide-9, Caprylyl Glycine.