WHAT IS BRITE LITE KOJIC ACID 2% & GLYCOLIC ACID 5% CREAM
Brite Lite Cream is produced by Wallare Rivela manufacturer and it is generally used for Skin lightening purposes, natural skin hyperpigmentation remedy, acne and skin imperfection treatments, inflammation, photodamaged skin, UV-mediated skin responses, and other associated skin conditions.
Brite Lite Kojic Acid 2% + Glycolic Acid 5% Cream contains Glycolic Acid Topical component 5 percent, and Kojic Acid Dipalmitate Topical agent 2 percent as active ingredients. Brite Lite Kojic Acid 2% + Glycolic Acid 5% Cream works by naturally blocking the pigment formation; protecting the skin from sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays; healing the ultraviolet light burned skin and melasma; producing the anti-inflammatory effect. Brite Lite Kojic Acid 2% + Glycolic Acid 5% Cream is used for the treatment, control, prevention & improvement of the following skin conditions: general skin tone lightening, skin hyperpigmentation natural treatment, acne treatments, inflammation, photodamaged skin uv-mediated skin responses, melasma.
KEY INGREDIENTS OF BRITE LITE KOJIC ACID 2% & GLYCOLIC ACID 5% CREAM
Kojic Acid Depalmitate 2% is a compound that is commonly derived from various fungi. Kojic acid is often used as a skin lightening agent because of its effects on a protein known as tyrosinase. Kojic acid works by preventing a specific function of tyrosinase called its catecholase function. The important thing to understand about the catecholase function is that it is the most important step in making the compound melanin. Melanin is the primary pigment in skin. Thus, by inhibiting the tyrosinase protein’s ability to make melanin, kojic acid is able to prevent skin pigmentation, which can help lighten the skin’s tone.
Kojic acid is a by-product in the fermentation process of malting rice for use in the manufacturing of sake, the Japanese rice wine. Kojic acid has been shown to be effective inhibiting melanin production. Glycolic acid is the smallest alpha hydroxyl acid. Once applied, glycolic acid reacts with the upper layer of the epidermis, weakening the binding properties of the lipids that hold the dead skin cells together. This allows the outer skin to dissolve revealing the underlying, healthier, smoother, brighter looking skin.
Effectiveness: pure Kojic acid is an effective treatment for the lightening of skin and has similar effectiveness as another commonly used skin lightening agent, hydroquinone. However, okdermo.com does note a potential problem with using kojic acid. Kojic acid is relatively unstable, which means that it will react with oxygen and sunlight, causing it to change as a chemical compound. As a result, kojic acid is often packaged as kojic acid dipalmitate, which is a modified form of kojic acid. Although this form is more stable, it is as effective as regular kojic acid.
Side Effects: Kojic acid in Brite Lite Ccream has 2 percent composition. One of the side effects of this formulation is that it can irritate the skin, causing an itching and painful rash known as contact dermatitis. As a result, kojic acid is often packaged with corticosteroids to help prevent this contact dermatitis or with glycolic acid 5 percent to calm the skin. Kojic acid is often packaged with other chemicals besides corticosteroids, such as hydroquinone, in order to increase its effectiveness.
Glycolic Acid 5% – is a type of alpha hydroxy acid derived from sugarcane. An all-natural, water-soluble chemical exfoliant, it is commonly found in topical cosmetic products for aging, sun damaged and acne-prone skin. Glycolic acid is generally considered safe for dark skin and is often used to diminish the signs of hyperpigmentation, a harmless condition characterized by dark, discolored patches of skin.
Hyperpigmentation occurs when over-stimulated or damaged cells make too much melanin, the chemical that determines skin color. A number of factors trigger this condition, including hormones, sun exposure and injury to the skin caused by burns, scratches and acne. Though hyperpigmentation can affect men and women of all races, people of color are most susceptible. Glycolic acid chemical works to rejuvenate skin by penetrating the uppermost layer of the epidermis. There, it helps break apart the dead, damaged cells for easier removal and exposes the healthier layer of skin beneath. Glycolic acid can help fade the effects of hyperpigmentation by gradually peeling away dark marks and scars.
Glycolic acid is tolerated well by darker pigmented skins, especially when the treatment strength is gradually increased over time. However, glycolic acid is not for everyone. While common side effects include temporary stinging, redness and mild irritation, more severe reactions can result in scarring and even worse hyperpigmentation. As with all medicines, consult a professional before use.