Cosmetics have long been used as a non-invasive method for achieving a more even skin-tone. Using plant-derived extracts to whiten or brighten skin hyper-pigmentation has been widely practiced in Asian, African, and South American cultures.
Arbutin (from the leaves of Uva ursi), licorice extract (from licorice root), ascorbic acid (vitamin C from citrus fruits), and their derivatives are among the most popular and effective herbal treatments for controlling and fading hyper-pigmentation.
StayBright - Skin Lightening Fluid is formulated using botanicals that contain natural acids with cell renewal, moisturizing, antioxidant, and whitening properties. It will help reduce and control hyper-pigmentation, minimize liver spots, and lighten dark skin areas, while nourishing and tightening the skin.
StayBright - Skin Lightening Fluid is a "Shake Before Use" light fluid with a natural herbal scent. If you would like to add additional scent, use essential oils up to 1.25%. Consider adding oils that will offer additional benefits to the formula, such as Lemon, German Chamomile, Rosemary, or a blend of the three.
Skin Type: Suitable for all types except for skin sensitive to Kojic Acid. Perfect for skin with uneven tone, hyper-pigmentation, freckles, or hormone-related age spots.
Aloe Vera: Aloe Vera is a well known topical remedy for skin infections due to its highly antiseptic properties. It has superb moisturizing and cleansing properties, penetrating the deeper layers of the skin, nourishing the follicles, and soothing skin irritation.
Pracaxi Oil: Pracaxi Oil helps to lighten hormonal, sun, and injury-related hyper-pigmentation, such as melasma, scars caused by itchy rashes, abrasions or cuts, and acne.
Andiroba Oil: Similar to Pracaxi Oil, Andiroba Oil contains phytochemicals that help age-related hyper-pigmentation.
Rose Hips Oil: Considered one of the most powerful natural skin regenerators, Rose Hips Oil stimulates production of collagen and elastin by acting on the deeper layers of the skin and reinvigorating fibroblasts - the skin cells that produce collagen and elastin.
Castor Oil: Castor Oil is a natural remedy for fighting hyper-pigmentation. The daily use of Castor Oil is effective in lightening dark spots.
Amaranth Grains Oil: Amaranth Grains Oil is a rich natural source of squalene, one of the most common lipids produced by human skin cells. It is also an excellent moisturizer and has the highest Lysine content of all grains (Lysine plays an important role in the production of collagen, a substance important for bones and connective tissues).
Buriti Oil: Rich in extraordinary antioxidants vitamins A and E, Buriti Oil helps to restore skin elasticity, lighten sun damaged skin, and it is a natural sun block.
Arctostaphylos Uva-ursi (natural alpha arbutin) Extract: Extracted from the Bearberry plant, this extract works to inhibit tyrosinase, an enzyme that produces the melanin that causes hyper-pigmentation. By reducing the amount of melanin produced, it will gradually lighten the skin's color. Studies have shown that uva ursi's ability to lighten hyper-pigmentation is due to its several phytochemicals, including arbutin and natural hydroquinone.
Kojic Acid: Kojic Acid is a byproduct of the fermentation process of malting rice for use in the manufacturing of sake, the Japanese rice wine. It is a natural alternative to the chemical skin lightener hydroquinone. It's an effective and powerful pigmentation inhibitor.
Passionflower Extract: Passionflower Extract helps decrease the appearance of dark circles and skin discolorations.
Willow Bark Extract: A natural and gentle way to eliminate bacteria that causes acne and other skin irritations, it also acts as an astringent, gently toning skin while cleansing. The acne fighting benefits of Willow Bark Extract are due to its content of salicylic acid, a well known acne fighter. It also has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties that soothe acneic skin. Its astringent properties helps to soften and loosen dry, scaly, or thickened skin.
Turmeric Root Extract: Studies have shown that this natural ingredient contains a component called curcumin, which inhibits excessive secretion of melanin in skin.
Licorice Root Extract: With mild smoothing and brightening properties, it helps fade sun and age-related hyper pigmentation by blocking melanin production. It also acts as a mild sunscreen, protecting the skin from UVA/UVB rays.
Optional Ingredients you can add:
Rosemary (Rosemary officinalis): Its cell regeneration properties are effective in rebuilding damaged skin tissue, thereby reducing the appearance of scars and spots.
Chamomile (Matricaria Recutita): German Chamomile, or Matricaria Recutita, has been used throughout history as an herbal treatment for various skin conditions. The active constituent of chamomile, Levomenol, is an anti-inflammatory and natural moisturizing agent. It has also been found to diminish the signs of photo-damage.
Lemon (Citrus Limonum): Lemon has Alpha Hydroxy acids and citric acid that remove dead skin cells.