DAILY BRIGHTENING PADS
- KEY INGREDIENTS
- Gently exfoliates to reveal smoother skin
- Brightens complexion by moderately inhibiting melanin production
- Excellent addition to boost any depigmentation regimen
- Low-dose acids are gentle enough for even sensitive skin
NIACINAMIDE (VITAMIN B3), 0.5%
Promotes microcirculation, strengthens the skin's outer layers, improves elasticity, and curbs redness and irritation. Helpful for treating dry skin due to its ability to increase barrier lipid levels. Has anti-inﬂammatory properties (which helps reduce redness), anti-bacterial properties, and melanin inhibiting properties.
MANDELIC ACID, 0.5%
A naturally-occurring alpha hydroxy acid derived from almonds, mandelic acid helps speed up cellular turnover and renewal. The Mandelic acid molecule is bigger and heavier than that of Glycolic acid, which means it doesn't penetrate quite as far into the epidermis and thus has a lower potential for irritancy. In addition, the phenolic side-chain of Mandelic confers weak anti-bacterial and melanin-inhibiting properties.
AZELAIC ACID (DIETHYL AZELATE), 0.5%
A natural component of wheat, barley, and rye, this ingredient is antimicrobial and anti-inﬂammatory with melanin inhibiting properties.
A substance known for its healing, soothing, and anti-irritating properties. This ingredient softens skin and stimulates the formation of healthy tissue. Helps eliminate chapping and cracking, leaving skin silky, smooth, and healthy-looking.
PHYTIC ACID, 0.2%
Found in high concentrations in bran and certain seeds, this light exfoliliator is believed to inhibit the synthesis of melanin by chelating (sequestering, or “ trapping") certain metal ions, like copper, that are needed to convert tyrosine into the melanin-precursor DOPA. Phytic acid also acts as a reducing agent (”removing” an oxygen atom from darker melanins to make them lighter, almost as if de-oxidizing them).