Two Skin-Brightening Newcomers

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For the past year, there have been some newly developed skin-brightening formulas. SkinMedica adopted 4-ethoxybenzaldehyde into its new skin-brightening product, which helps to reduce redness. According to SkinMedica’s test, this product is more effective than 4% hydroquinone. There is also a new form of vitamin C, 3-O-ethyl ascorbyl ether. Ethyl ascorbyl ether is a more stable and effective form of vitamin C, which was demonstrated in several exhibitions and conferences last year. Cellbone IllumaWhite Antiaging Skin Whitening Cream is the first product I have found to include Ethyl ascorbyl ether.

SkinMedica LYTERA Skin Brightening Complex includes an impressive range of skin-brightening ingredients. The major active ingredients are niacinamide, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate (a non-irritating form of vitamin C), licorice extract, and ethyl linoleate. They directly or indirectly inhibit melanin, the skin pigment. In addition, SkinMedica LYTERA Skin Brightening Complex has a redness reducer, 4-ethoxybenzalde, which seems to be solely used by SkinMedica. 4-ethoxybenzalde achieves anti-inflammatory effects by suppressing prostaglandins, the lipid compounds that play a key role in inflammation responses. Together with retinol, micro-algae extract, vitamin E, and squalane, this is probably the most effective skin-brightening product you can get over the counter. Just keep in mind that, to lower the chance of irritation, please only use it at night.

Cellbone seems to be the only one that has started to use the new form of vitamin C, ethyl ascobyl ether. The advantages of ethyl ascorbyl ether are its stability and higher penetration properties. Cellbone IllumaWhite Antiaging Skin Whitening Cream also has skin-brighteners arbutin and licorice extract, combined with other plant extracts. In terms of anti-aging, Cellbone emphasizes on peptides. It has the patented SYN-COLL®. SYN-COLL® is palmitoyl tripeptide-5, a bio-active peptide that can deeply penetrate skin and stimulate collagen production.

SkinMedica LYTERA Skin Brightening Complex ingredients:
Water/Aqua/Eau, Niacinamide, Butylene Glycol, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Polyacrylate-13, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Tetrapeptide-30, Hexylresorcinol, 4-Ethoxybenzaldehyde, Retinol, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Ethyl Linoleate, Dunaliella Salina Extract, Tocopherol, Squalane, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Glycerin, Polyisobutene, Polysorbate 20, Phytic Acid, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol.

Cellbone IllumaWhite Antiaging Skin Whitening Cream ingredients:
Water, Cyclomethicone, Glycerin, SYN-COLL®, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Shea Butter, Alpha Arbutin, Glyceryl Stearate, Daisy Flower Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Licorice Root Extract, Green Tea Extract, Mango Seed Butter, Dimethicone, Ethyl Ascorbyl Ether, Xanthan Gum, Allantoin, Carbomer, Phenoxyethanol, Soybean Oil, Lecithin, Oligopeptide-34, Pentapeptide-13, Human Oligopeptide-4.

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