LumiDerm Face Whitening Cream
LumiDerm Face Whitening Cream by Makki is a safe and effective skin lightener and moisturiser. It is suitable for all skin tones including very dark skin colour and helps achieving overall and even skin lightening while keeping the skin soft and well moisturised. It reduces pigmentations, dark spots, freckles, blemishes and evens out skin tone. Contains Lumiskin which helps reducing pigmentation in the epidermis and has whitening and anti-ageing properties.
LumiDerm contains Diacetyl-boldine which is extracted from Boldo, an evergreen shrub that typical measures 6 to 8 meters high. Boldo is a plant native to Chile and Peru, it grows all over the world (notably in the Mediterranean, and throughout Europe) and is renowned for its health benefits. Its leaves are often used in phytotherapy. Diacetyl-boldine is known for its remarkable ability to lighten the skin tone and enhance its radiance.
Skin pigmentation is the colour of your skin due to a certain amount of melanin, which is a natural pigment that gives your skin, hair, and eyes their unique colour. In addition to providing pigmentation for the cells, melanin also absorbs harmful UV rays and protects against cellular damage from UV light exposure. People tan because sunlight causes the skin to produce more melanin and darken. Your skin could become darker or lighter due to changes in your body's production of melanin.
Hyperpigmentation is a common, usually harmless condition in which patches of skin become darker in colour than the normal surrounding skin. This darkening occurs when an excess of melanin, the brown pigment that produces normal skin colour, forms deposits in the skin.
Types of Hyperpigmentation
There are several types of hyperpigmentation:
Melasma is believed to be caused by hormonal changes and may develop during pregnancy. Areas of hyperpigmentation can appear on any area of the body, but they appear most commonly on the stomach and face.
Freckles are small brown spots on your skin, often in areas that get sun exposure. In most cases, freckles are harmless. They form because of overproduction of melanin. Overall, freckles come from ultraviolet (UV) radiation stimulation.
Also called liver spots or solar lentigines, sunspots are common. They're related to excess sun exposure over time. Generally, they appear as spots on areas exposed to the sun, like the hands and face.
This is a result of injury or inflammation to the skin. A common cause of this type is acne.
How melanin is produced
Melanin is produced through a multistage chemical process known as melanogenesis, where the amino acid tyrosine plays an important role.
What is tyrosinase
Tyrosinase is an enzyme produced by the body and it is responsible for the first step in melanin production. It converts the tyrosine to melanin in the skin, hair follicles, the coloured part of the eye (the iris), and the retina.
How it works
LumiDerm Face Whitening contains Lumiskin ( diacetyl-boldine ( DAB ) and caprylic / capric triglycerides ) which inhibit the activity of tyrosinase, which in turn slow down the production of melanin.
for overall skin lightening, apply all over the face and the neck daily after cleansing the skin. For dark spots, apply on the affected area every day.
Always use Sun protection
Sunscreens do so by preventing the synthesis of melanin so that your skin does not turn dark, whereas LumiDerm Face Whitening Cream do so by reducing the amount of melanin already present and also by preventing the synthesis of new melanin in melanocytes
Contents: 250ml - 8.4 fl oz
INGREDIENTS: AQUA (WATER), DIMETHICONE, PARAFFINUM LIQUIDUM, ISODODECANE, ISOEICOSANE, ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE,SODIUM POLYACRYLATE, POLYSORBATE 20, HYDROGENATED POLYDECENE, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, TRIDECETH-6, TETRASODIUM EDTA, HYDROLYZED COLLAGEN, DIACETYL BOLDINE ( DAB ), DIAZOLIDINYL UREA, PHENOXYETHANOL, IODOPROPYNYL BUTYLCARBAMATE, BENZYL BENZOATE, LIMONENE, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE ).
Made in Spain in compliance with EU regulations