Skin Whitening Serum – Ingredients to Look For

Although skin whitening products come in a seemingly infinite array of types these days, one of the most popular newcomers to the market is a skin whitening serum. These serums contain highly concentrated levels of essential fruit oils, botanicals, and other healthy natural ingredients that can help revitalize dark or discolored skin and make it glow from within. The first step to find a skin whitening serum that will be best suited to your individual skin care needs would be to take a look at the main active ingredients in skin lightening.

One of the main benefits of using a skin whitening serum as opposed to soap, for instance, would be that the skin whitening soap may end up drying out skin. However, because serums tend to be oil based they give all the moisturizing effects that a good oil-based massage would. It’s important to remember that a little bit of skin whitening serum goes a long way, and that it only needs to be applied once a day or so for a matter of a few weeks to see results. This will of course depend on your lightening needs and the specific manufacturer instructions for use.

Be sure to look at the full list of ingredients in the skin whitening serum before purchasing one particular brand over another. Because many of these serums will have the same ingredients but in different concentrations, you will want to find one that has the specific ingredients that you need. Some examples of skin lightening ingredients that you should look for within a skin whitening serum include azelaic acid, kojic acid, and alpha hydroxy acids. These can all be concentrated greatly into a serum base. However, if the percentage levels are too high, it can be painful or dangerous to use the serum, so take care.

Other skin whitening serum options that you might want to use lightly if at all include those that are based off of synthetic ingredients or chemicals. Many of these types of skin brightener products have been shown to have a potentially carcinogenic effect in laboratory animals. That is why, with so many all natural formulas available, it may just be better to stick to a skin whitening serum that you know has been crafted from botanical or vegetative ingredients. There will be no shortage of options, which you can compare side by side for the most effective solution to whitening needs.

Emily Peetlukes

Contributor: Emily Peetlukes (The Beauty Insiders)

This Article Has Been Published on August 10, 2010 and Last Modified on December 17, 2013

Emily is a dreamer who was born to run wild and free; a traveler who is always on the move collecting research and experiences from different people and cultures from all over the world. Her love of writing comes naturally, and she finds it a great way to share stories, advice and information from her life experiences. Emily is a certified life coach, a dating expert and has a wide range of knowledge from health and fitness, adventure and traveling, sex and relationships as well as beauty and culture. She hopes to continue to share her passion of writing with the world through future projects including books, novels, articles and blogs. Follow her on Instagram and Facebook.

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