Kojic acid was discovered as a natural product derived form a mushroom in Japan in 1989. It has been successfully used to lighten pigment spots and skin discoloration and considered as a kind of popularly specialized inhibitor for melanin. At present, it is assigned into various kinds of cosmetics for curing freckles, spots on the skin of elder men, pigmentation and acne.
On a molecular level, melanin is produced in the body from the conversion (in several steps) of the amino acid tyrosine. The conversion requires the enzyme known as tyrosinase. Kojic acid can prevent the tyrosinase activity through synthesizing reaction with its antioxidant properties after penetrating upper skin layers and entering skin cells to inhibit the formation of pigment at the deep cells on the skin.
Kojic acid can produce excellent effects in even toning the skin, fighting age spots, pregnancy marks, freckles as well as general skin pigmentation disorders of face and body.
It is a pure (98%) and natural material. It also is widely used in the field of medicine and food. Because it can eliminate free radicals, strengthen cell activity, and keep food fresh. Kojic Acid is widely consumed in the Japanese diet and is believed to be beneficial to health.
Hydroquinone has been used for more than a decade as the quickest and best for bleaching brown spots. However, it is a synthetic agent and may cause skin irritations that might result in edema, erythema and desquamation. Therefore, it is banned in European countries and limited to a maximum concentration of 2% in North America due to safety concerns. The American Occupational Safety Hazard Administration (OSHA) concluded that hydroquinone us highly toxic and may cause mutations when used without precaution. Therefore, the lighteners should be labeled the concentrations of hydroquinone or marked free hydroquinone.
Comparatively, Kojic acid is absolutely safe to human health. Beside, Kojic acid and its derivative has better inhibitory effect on tyrosinase than any other skin whitening agents. However, Kojic acid is costly.
For the best results, it is important to use the whitening gel properly. First, it should be used twice per day, morning and evening after cleansing well. Secondly, the thin layer of whitening gel or cream is taken with finger to desired areas, but avoiding the eye areas. Thirdly, the skin areas are gently rubbed with finger until absorbed completely. Finally, AuRas Wrinkle-defying Day Cream and AuRas Beauty-sleeping Night Cream is applied to strength your skin capacity in activity and recovery.
Vitamin C gives the skin lightening treatment, an extra whitening boost helps to even out skin tone plus the other advantages of vitamin C, such as cell renewal, boost collagen production and provide anti-oxidant protection.
All male and female above 18 years old with healthy skin, that means no medicine is currently used for your skin problem.
This system is suitable for all nationalities and skin colors. The product reduces the production of melanin which is responsible for the skin color in all humans.
No. Unlike other whitening products with hydroquinone at more than 2%, AuRas Super Skin-lightening Gel contains Kojic acid at 4-5% and other ingredients, including antioxidants, moisturizers and nutrients, but hydroquinone.
Some individuals may feel a slight tingling or burning sensation after applying AuRas Super Skin-lightening Gel, in which contain alpha hydroxyl acids, used as exfoliating and moisturizing agent. If excess irritation occurs, reduce use of whitening to once per day or discontinue use altogether. Please donít use if your skin currently has any other problems.
Skin whitening is a gradual process. In general, the skin naturally renews itself every 28 days, old pigmented cells are sloughed off and cells with less melanin are brought to the surface giving the skin a lighter, more even toned complexion. Depending on an individualís skin condition, noticeable results should be expected in 3 to 8 weeks of daily use. AuRas Super Skin-lightening Gel has the power to lighten your skin, obviously showing bright skin only in a couple of weeks in use.
Use it until the desire result is achieved. After then, use a few times per week for maintenance. The upper layer is lightened, while the deeper layers remain discolored. Sun light brings the deeper layered colors to the surface. Keep in mind, that even when you see an improvement, you need to avoid sun as a major factor of skin discoloration.
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