WHAT IS ILUMAX ADVANCED SKIN BRIGHTENING CREAM
Ilumax® Advanced Skin Brightening Cream is made by reputable Ajanta Pharmaceuticals. Ilumax Cream was specially developed for the natural treatment of the following skin conditions – melasma, chloasma and post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Ilumax Cream is a natural skin care product which contains Niacinamide 4% (Vitamin B class Retinoid), Licorice Extract 0.1%, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate 2% and Octadecenoic Acid 2%. Ilumax Cream is used for topical purposes only. It keeps skin hydrated and free of dryness, relieves skin of scaling, itching and cracking, prevents wrinkles and delays the aging process, keeps skin healthy, soft, supple and younger looking!
KEY INGREDIENTS OF ILUMAX ADVANCED SKIN BRIGHTENING CREAM
Niacinamide 4% – 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 the appearance of enlarged pores, uneven skin tone, fine lines and wrinkles, dullness, and a weakened surface. But niacinamide doesn’t stop there! It also reduces the damage environmental attack can cause. Left unchecked, this type of daily assault makes skin appear older, dull, and less radiant. Niacinamide is an ingredient definitely worthy of your attention and your skin will love you for using it. Among a handful of other amazing skincare ingredients such as retinol and vitamin C, niacinamide is a standout because of its versatility for almost any skin care concern and skin type. In fact, second to retinol and vitamin C, it’s one of the most exciting skincare ingredients around!
Licorice Extract 0.1% – Licorice extract have effectively treated skin disorders such as rosacea, eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis. Licorice extract is anti-inflammatory. Inflammation is the body’s natural attempt to protect itself by expelling infection and irritants from the body, and it shows up on skin in symptoms such as redness, rashes, itching and swelling. Licorice extract effectively addresses these conditions in concentrations as low as 1 to 2 percent.
Consistent use of licorice extract over time has been known to fade dark spots and blemishes, and lighten skin. It can also reverse darkening of scars, which are fibrous skin tissues that remain when an injury hasn’t completely healed. Licorice extract is also a good natural substitute for hydroquinone, which causes adverse reactions in some users. An ingredient called glabridin helps reduce uneven skin darkening — also known as hyper pigmentation — caused by exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Glabridin is an active ingredient containing five flavonoids that act to depigment, or lighten, skin while blocking an enzyme that causes damaged skin to darken.
Potent antioxidants in licorice extract fight skin-damaging free radicals. Licochalcone, another ingredient in licorice, helps to regulate the skin’s oil production, making it useful in anti-acne skin-care regimens, as some zit outbreaks are the result of pores being clogged by overly active oil glands. Although licorice extract has many benefits, there are some cautions. Avoid product contact with the eye area, and when checking product labels, remember that licorice extract might be listed as dipotassium glycyrrhizate.
Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate 2% – is a water-soluble, non-irritating, stable derivative of Vitamin C. It has the same potential as vitamin C to boost skin collagen synthesis but is effective in significantly lower concentrations, and can be used at concentrations as low as 10% to suppress melanin formation (in skin-whitening cream Ilumax). It is also important to note that Magnesuim Ascorbyl Phosphate may be better choice than Vitamin C for people with sensitive skin and those wishing to avoid any exfoliating effects since many Vitamin C formulas are highly acidic (and therefore produce exfoliating effects).
In skin care products, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (MAP) is also used for UV protection and repair, collagen production, skin lightening and brightening, and as an anti-inflammatory. It is also a potent antioxidant. It is considered an excellent non-irritating skin whitening agent that inhibits skin cells to produce melanin and lightens age spots, and is a great alternative to Quinone or also known as Hydroquinone. Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate is a also a potent anti-oxidant that can protect skin from oxidation and UV rays, and is used as an anti-inflammatory.
Octadecenoic Acid 2% – Also known as Vitamin F or Linoleic Acid. Linoleic Acid is a polyunsaturated fatty acid and is part of the Omega 6 fatty acids, found in many vegetable oils, especially safflower and sunflower oils. It occurs naturally in the body, and deficiencies lead to dry hair, hair loss, and poor wound healing. Linoleic Acid is often used as an ingredient in beauty products for the treatment of these same problems. It is used as an emulsifier, for its anti-inflammatory purposes, acne reduction, and moisture retention properties.
COMPOSITION OF ILUMAX ADVANCED SKIN BRIGHTENING CREAM
Purified Water, Cetostearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Propylene Glycol, Niacinamide, White Soft Paraffin, Light Liquid Paraffin, Glyceryl Monostearate, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Octadecenoic Acid, Phyllanthus Emblica Extract, Dimethicone, Titanium Diaoxide, Sodium Metabisulphite, Methylparaben, Disodium Edetate, Sodium Hydroxide, Fragrance, Licorice Extract 40% CA, Citric Acid Monohydrates, Butylated Hydroxytoluene and PropylparabenComposition Niacinamide 4.0%w/w Licorice Extract 40% CA 0.1%w/w Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate 2.0%w/w Octadecenoic Acid 2.0%w/w Phyllanthus Emblica Extract 1.0%w/w.