What is EpiBrite® Depigmentating & Brightening Cream?
EpiBrite® Topical Cream is designed to treat various brown spots with mixed ingredients both naturally and chemically derived. The main active ingredients of EpiBrite® Topical Cream are Kojic Acid 2%, Hydroquinone 2%, Glycolic Acid 5%, and Gluconolactone 2%.
- Kojic Acid 2% – it treats pigmentation, penetrates through the skin to reduce hyperpigmentation, dark spots, blemishes, and signs of aging. It lightens the skin tone and minimizes the recurrence of discoloration and evens out skin tone in as early as three weeks. Promotes healthy radiance – Kojic Acid Dipalmitate is stable and minimizes the recurrence of discoloration and stubborn brown patches. With continued use, the cream will lighten dark spots and hyperpigmentation. Repairs skin cells – the anti-pigmentation cream is infused with Glycolic Acid that has been clinically proven to regulate pigmentation levels, protect and accelerate the skin’s healing process.
- Hydroquinone 2% – Enhanced with Kojic Acid, Glycolic Acid, and Gluconolactone this skin lightening cream fades dark spots, sun spots, age spots, liver spots, freckles, uneven pigment, discoloration, removes acne scars, fine lines, and even wrinkles. This dark spot remover for the face and body can be used on the face, neck, hands, elbows, knees, inner tights, underarms, and more. Also can be used under makeup.
- Glycolic Acid 5% – exfoliates dead skin cells, resurfacing dull and uneven skin for a smoother, brighter, and more even-looking complexion. Glycolic acid effectively removes dead skin cells from the top layer and reveals fresh and brighter skin.
- Gluconolactone 2% – exfoliator that improves skin texture and tone, hydrates, offers some antioxidant benefits. In general, it’s good for all skin types, particularly those with sensitive or mature skin who can’t tolerate the irritation that can come from AHAs and BHA’s. It may be an exfoliating acid, first and foremost, but gluconolactone is also a big-time multi-tasker, offering a host of other unique benefits.
- Exfoliates the skin: As with any acid, it acts as a chemical exfoliating, dissolving the dead, dry cells that sit on top of your skin. This improves texture and tone (in other words, fine lines, and spots), and can also help remove excess oil. Though again, because it is a larger molecule, it doesn’t penetrate as deeply into the skin as its other acid counterparts. And that makes it notably gentler, with the potential for unsightly side effects such as redness and flaking greatly decreased.
- Hydrates the skin: Those extra hydroxyl groups are what make gluconolactone a humectant, an ingredient that hydrates by attracting water to the skin (other common humectants include hyaluronic acid and glycerin). AHAs don’t have this water-loving capacity, which is another factor that makes gluconolactone much gentler. It simultaneously exfoliates and hydrates, so someone who may not be able to tolerate AHAs could likely use gluconolactone without experiencing any irritation.
- Offers antioxidant properties: While it may not be a traditional antioxidant in the same way as vitamin C or vitamin E, there is some evidence that gluconolactone can neutralize free radicals to combat UV damage, Farber says. Its chelating properties, which allow it to bind to skin-damaging free radicals caused by exposure to things such as the sun and pollution.
- Antimicrobial properties: While the jury is still out on this one, there are some thoughts that gluconolactone may be antimicrobial, which would make it a good option for the treatment of acne.