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    The Natural Skin Lightening Discussion Lounge

    Welcome To The Natural Skin Lightening Discussion Lounge

    Disclaimer: Im not against the use of steroids, HQ or any other synthetic lightening agent..Heck i use them!!, but i just thought we should have a thread dedicated to natural skin lightening as an alternative...

    Hello Folks and Welcome To the "Au Natural Cafe", come in , sit down and have a cup of White tea ands lets dicuss the natural lighter side of life

    Well I have certainely caught the “All Natural†bug recently and there are other members here who want to approcah a natural way of lightening too and i couldnt agree more myself..Even though im currently using a product which is highly controversial and is not natural, i still want to pursue a "vegan" form of lightening in the future.. We should all be aware that there products out that can be as effective or evn more potent than HQ, mercury or steroids, that comes in its natural form…

    This Thread We Will:

    Dicuss Natural Skin Lighteners
    Review Natural Skin Lightening Products

    The following info is certainely not my work and i have sourced the site, but i believe it has very vital info pertaining to the subject

    Natural Skin Lightening Ingredients - Skin Lightener

    Here Are Some Common Natural Skin Lightening Actives

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    Alpha Arbutin:

    Alpha-Arbutin is a biosynthetic active ingredient that is pure, water-soluble and is manufactured in a powder form. As one of the most advanced skin lightening ingredients on the market, it has been shown to work effectively on all skin types. It is the epimer of arbutin, and research has proven that it has a stronger inhibitory action than that of (beta) arbutin. Though it is a very expensive ingredient to manufacture, even at very low concentrations, a-arbutin has shown to inhibit the activity of tyrosinase. Alpha Arbutin's inhibitory mechanism is different from that of arbutin and can be up to 10 times more effective. The a-glucosidic bond found in alpha Arbutin offers higher stability and efficancy than the B form found in the related Beta-Arbutin. This leads to a skin whitening active that acts faster and more efficiently than existing single components.

    Beta-Arbutin (Bearberry Extract):

    Beta-Arbutin is often referred to as just Arbutin. As a natural extract found in bearberry (Uva Ursi) plants, Arbutin also provides a skin lightening effect on the skin by inhibiting tyrosinase activity. Though arbutin is a natural derivative of hydroquinone, it does not possess the same risks or side effects. Arbutin has been shown to be a very safe ingredient and does not break down into hydroquionone very readily. Though it is cheaper to manufacture than Alpha-Arbutin, the skin lightening effect is much less than that of its counterpart. For this reason, many new skin whitening products now use Alpha Arbutin as opposed to only beta-Arbutin.

    Kojic Acid:

    Kojic acid, often used as an ingredient in Asian diets, is a more recent discovery for the treatment of pigmentation problems and age spots. Discovered in 1989, kojic acid is now used extensively as a natural alternative to hydroquinone. Kojic acid is derived from a fungus, and studies have shown that it is effective as a lightening agent, inhibiting production of melanin (brown pigment). Kojic acid is a by-product in the fermentation process of malting rice for use in the manufacturing of sake, the Japanese rice wine. There is convincing research, both in vitro (in a test tube) and in vivo (on a live subject), showing kojic acid to be effective for inhibiting melanin production.

    Licorice Extract:

    The licorice plant serves many purposes in skin care. The ingredient that is responsible for the skin whitening aspect of the plant is known as glabridin. Glabridin inhibits pigmentation by preventing tyrosinase activation. Studies have shown that it can provide a considerable skin brightening effect while remaining non-toxic to the melanin forming cells. Glabridin is found in very small traces and therefore it is important to ensure that the correct part of the licorice plant is used. Licorice's anti-inflammatory properties (due to ihibition of superoxide anion production and cyclooxygenase activity) also make it a very popular ingredient in the skin care industry.


    Niacinamide is commonly known as Vitamin B3 and is an effective skin lightening compound that works by inhibiting melanosome transfer from
    melanocytes to keratinocytes. Often this ingredient works best when combined with other skin lightening treatments. Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) is also known to be effective in reducing acne.

    Mulberry Extract:

    Paper Mulberry extract, is obtained from the root of Broussonetia kazinoki, Siebold. or B. papyrifera, Vent. Tabl. Regn. Veget. or hybrids of both, family Moraceae. Extracts of this root are potent inhibitors of Tyrosinase enzyme. The active constituents present in the extract are Prenylated, polyhydroxylated mono-and bis-phenylderivatives. A 0.4% concentration of paper mulberry extract inhibits tyrosinase by 50% compared to 5.5% for hydroquinone and 10.0% for kojic acid. At 1% paper mulberry extract is not a significant irritant.

    Glycolic Acid:

    Glycolic Acid is a AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) which promotes exfoliation and a natural brightening of the skin tone. By encouraging cell turnover, glycolic acid not only evens out skin discolorations, but also helps to minimize fine lines and wrinkles. AHA's such as Glycolic Acid can assist other ingredients in skin lighteners by allowing them to penetrate farther into the skin.

    Lactic Acid:

    Also an AHA (alpha hydroxy acid), Lactic acid mimics the properties of Glycolic acid but is typically better suited for individuals with sensitive skin. AHA's such as Lacic Acid can assist other ingredients in skin lighteners by allowing them to penetrate farther into the skin.

    Lemon Juice Extract:

    Lemon juice is one of nature's most potent skin bleaching ingredients. Unfortunately it is also very irritating to the skin and should only be used at small concentrations in skin lighteners. Lemon juice is also known to be extremely drying to the skin if applied directly.


    Emblica is a patented composition extracted from the plant Phyllanthus emblica. The extract uses a multilevel cascade of antioxidant compounds resulting in a long-lasting and stable antioxidant activity. Recent studies have shown that this natural antioxidant also provides significant skin lightening properties when used in moderate concentrations.

    Vitamin C:

    Vitamin C is a natural antioxidant that occurs in many different forms (some stable and others unstable) each with distinct properties. Several of these forms have been shown to reduce melanin formation and provide a skin whitening effect when applied topically. These include l-ascorbic acid, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate and sodium ascorbyl phosphate. These forms when used individually or together can assist in slowing down hyperactive melanocytes and thus resulting in lighter skin.

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    Cute!! I'm in..

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    1st Order of Business;

    My Natural Lightening Wishlist

    DIY Diva's Homemade lightening Cream
    Venusia ( Kemetia is using it)
    Kojie San Lightening Cream
    Funky Mommy Gluta C Skin Lightening Cream
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    Love this allready, for 2012 i want a brightening, beautifing cream that promotes collagen and new cells, make my skin glow, flawless, even skin without any side effects. Just healthy skin (brown, golden, yellow...)
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    I won't personally use Arbutin... since it relates to HQ ... I'll pass on that ...

    You've missed out on Sepiwhite ... I really want to order the powder... but its soo expensive ... delivery $36 + $46 for the item itself .. and chances of customs catching the item is high!! So that's at least £20 on top!! AAAAAHHHH Crazy

    But I really want it :'( ... I might look for UKer's to do group order... I don't know anyone in the US to send it to me without stating the bloody price ...

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    i love this!!!!! and you!!

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    Oh that's a good one as well... I'm trying to make my own cream...

    so far I want sepiwhite... Niacinamide,, Licorice Extract ,, and this one:

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    Papain - A pure natural active proteolytic enzyme found in papaya; used in exfoliants to dissolve dead skin cells. Known to exfoliate, whiten and soften skin, papain improves the skinâ€s collagen health while repairing it. In soap form, it aids in the exfoliation of dead skin. It is also an alpha hydroxy acid, that works like a sort of enzymatic exfoliant. Through purification technology, toxin-free papain is extracted from the fruit Papaya which is a type of vegetable protease. It is widely used in medical application, food and cosmetic industries.

    Their PH will be 6 to work fine...

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    What I started two days ago was

    - Kojic acid & mulberry extract lotion
    - Niacinamide pills
    - Vitamin C Pills
    - Lactic acid peels (started back)

    and I have %5 Niacinamide serum on the way.

    I stopped with the other products I had. I already glow in the face but want to glow everywhere else. If I buy something else soon it might be Glytone.
    If replying to me, please use the @ tag to grab my attention. Thank you

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    Nice job Jerms! We can all definitely put our heads together and come up with a natural cream or lotion alternative after the use of hq or steroids.

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    Love this Thread Jerms............ compounding would be difficult for me. i am looking some ready

    i was checking out that Gluta C u nuh chile! plus you know my curiosity on the fair and flawless lightening cream!. so i will be following this thread like a

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