Natural Skin Lightening Alternative to Hydroquinone – Gigawhite

On 26 July, 2012 by admin

Hydroquinone is a chemical compound that is often prescribed by dermatologists for its skin lightening qualities, and although it is considered to be fairly effective in reducing hyperpigmentation and skin discoloration, it is not as safe as you may believe. In fact, it has been banned in several European Union countries due to safety concerns.  Although the FDA has approved hydroquinone for prescription use, not over the counter, it does concede that there are concerns about the safety of this ingredient.  In studies done on laboratory animals exposed to hyroquinone, there was a definite increase in the incidence of tumors and certain cancers, therefore, there are concerns that this ingredient may be a carcinogen.  Furthermore, hydroquinone also causes several undesirable side effects including dryness and cracking of the skin, burning and irritation and increased sensitivity.

For quite some time there have not been natural alternatives to treat skin discoloration effectively. Recently, scientists began to look for plants that have the ability to inhibit tyrosinase, the enzyme that initiates melanin production in the melanocytes, the melanin producing cells in our skin and have discovered several plants that can offer the same benefits of hydroquinone, without the dangerous side effects. Gigawhite is a blend of 6 organically grown alpine plants that have been shown to safely and effectively lighten skin discoloration by inhibiting tyrosinase.

gigawhiteStudies show that in just 12 weeks, Gigawhite significantly reduces the intensity and color of age spots and skin discoloration, without the worry that you are doing more harm than good by exposing yourself to dangerous toxins.

Gigawhite works particularly well when combined with alpha hydroxy acids such as glycolic and lactic acids which slough away dead skin cells allowing the plant extracts in Gigawhite  to penetrate the skin more effectively. When using exfoliants and skin lightening agents, it is important to protect your skin from sun damage by using a good, natural sunscreen and vitamin C.  Vitamin C is a natural skin lightener, and also has photo protective qualities that protect the skin from free radical damage and UV generated sun damage.

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