There are a range of different products available online which all claim to be the best one, but some of them are ineffective, some cause side effects, and some may even be deadly.
There have been products manufactured in Asian and African countries that have been tested and shown to contain mercury, a chemical long known to cause terrible side effects, such as insanity.
The Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland is based on what used to happen to hat makers because they used mercury in the hat making process.
Hydroquinone is another chemical that’s found in a larger amount of different skin whitening products, even prescription creams, even in the USA, which has been shown to have terrible side effects when used over a long period of time.
That chemical causes bruising and thickening of the skin, or ochronosis, and studies on rats have even shown it to cause an increased risk of cancer.
Which Chemicals Should You Use?
Now that you know what to avoid, you will next want to know which active ingredients to look for in a high quality, safe and effective skin bleaching product.
The chemicals you should use to lighten your skin are:
- alpha arbutin
- sepiwhite FSH
- kojic acid
- glycolic acid
- ascorbic acid
As you may already know, that last one there is simple citric acid, or vitamin C. It is found in lemon juice, although if you only use lemon juice by itself, the results will be very mild, and you probably want a noticeable effect.
One brand that contains all of those chemicals in different products that they manufacture is Tonique Skin Care, a company based in Maryland, USA, that is solely devoted to making skin whitening products.
They have been in business selling online for over a decade, and have thousands of satisfied customers, some of whom have been using their products since the start.
In order to maintain the effects of these creams and lotions, they must be applied every few weeks, so that the new skin cells that come up to replace the old skin cells do not grow back, and give you back your old skin tone.
If you want to go back to the way you were, you simply stop using the products, and in a couple of months, it’s as though you never tried it, but you can also maintain the results for many years or indefinitely.
It’s not expensive to maintain a mild lightening effect such as a shade or two lighter, and even a full bleach from totally black to totally white would cost less than a dollar a day.
You do however have to pay for a package every few months that contains everything you need, which could range from a hundred dollars to three hundred and fifty.
The package deals are the best value on the site, containing a mix of different things which work well in combination with each other, such as a chemical peel, which removes the outer layer of skin, so that the bleaching gel will last longer, as it’s bleaching the lower layer of new skin cells.
The best thing to do is contact the support team at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell them about what results you want to achieve, your budget, and perhaps send a photo of yourself, and they will point you in the right direction.