What is Complexion EDT® 5X Correction Depigmentation?
Dermatica Complexion EDT® 5X Correction Depigmentation is a blend of skin brighteners to give an overall complexion improvement. It is suitable for all skin types and is non-comedogenic. Best cream for oily and dry skin, it also reduces pigmentation.
Undecylenoyl Phenylalanine – If you have pigmentation issues, Undecylenoyl Phenylalanine is something to look at. It is an amino acid (Phenylalanine) derived molecule that is thought to hinder the pigmentation process in a unique way by being a so-called MSH-antagonist.
MSH stands for Melanocyte Stimulating Hormone, and as you have probably guessed by its name, it is important in the process of melanogenesis, i.e. the generation of melanin pigments. MSH binds to a receptor on the melanocyte (the skin cell that creates melanin) called Melanocortin 1 Receptor (MC1R), which kicks off a bunch of biological processes that result in the formation of pigment. Our guy, Undecylenoyl Phenylalanine can hinder this binding and thus the whole melanin creation process afterward.
The efficacy of the molecule is definitely promising. The manufacturer did several in-vitro (in test tubes) and in-vivo (on people) tests and found Undecylenoyl Phenylalanine to be more effective than a bunch of well-known skin-lightening molecules, such as arbutin, kojic acid or MAP (the vitamin C derivative).
We also found two research studies that show that 2% Undecylenoyl Phenylalanine is effective both in the treatment of age spots (or sunspots, the pigmentation that comes with UV and age) and melasma (that comes at a younger age and is usually influenced by hormones). A third study done by Procter&Gamble examined our amino-derivative, combined with Niacinamide, and found that the combination of 1% Undecylenoyl Phenylalanine with 5% Niacinamide is more effective than niacinamide alone.
Tranexamic Acid – fades discoloration, brightens skin, and reduces the appearance of acne scars. Generally, tranexamic acid is safe for all skin types. Those with super sensitive skin or eczema should do a test on the inside of the wrist before use, just to be safe.
Alpha Arbutin – by inhibiting tyrosinase activity, alpha-arbutin is known to reduce melanin production in the skin. Tyrosine and melanin levels are lower, which means reduced pigmentation, black patches, and a more even skin tone. Alpha arbutin can be used to diminish age spots, post-blemish redness, and acne. It helps to make you free from freckles or liver spots if you have them.
Glycyrrhiza Glabra – The official name for the licorice plant is Glycyrrhiza glabra root, which is what you’ll find as the key ingredient in our brightening serum. Glycyrrhizin is anti-inflammatory, which means less redness and irritation for inflamed, irritated skin. As an antioxidant, it protects our skin against free radicals
3M3.Whiteris G™ – is an extract of the algae Dictyopteris Membranacea that stimulates the expression of three key genes: MITF, MART A, and Myosin VA in order to inhibit melanogenesis, maturation, and migration of melanosomes. 3M3.Whiteris G has a science-based proven skin-lightening activity.