a natural, unique combination of indian gooseberry, licorice, lemon, mulberry and bearberry leaf extracts to luminate and reveal your natural skin tone. these all natural ingredients penetrate deeper down into the layers of the skin where the melanin is produced to inhibit tyrosinase enzyme
production which is the enzyme responsible for skin discoloration. new skin cells coming to the surface will have less melanin resulting in continued lyghtening.
the main active lyghtening ingredients in step no. 3 – bryghten (the treat gel is the at home version of step 3 professional product) are:
phenylethyl resorcinol: a whitening agent that has been found to have the ability to inhibit tyrosinase activity
lactic acid: aha to treat hyperpigmentation, age spots and improve uneven skin tone.
sodium ascorbyl phosphate (vitamin c): a stable, water-soluble form of vitamin c that functions as an antioxidant and is potentially effective for bryghtening an uneven skin tone.
cucumis sativus (cucumber) extract: antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and skin-conditioning properties, reduces excess oil.
emblica phyllanthus (indian gooseberry) extract: contains very high amounts of vitamin c, or ascorbic acid, a powerful antioxidant known to reduce wrinkles, suppress pigmentation, and help skin retain its natural moisture.
ascorbyl palmitate (vitamin c): a soluble derivative of vitamin c, which is non irritating and more stable than pure vitamin c, which means it is well suited for extra sensitive skin.
arctostaphylos uva-ursi (bearberry) leaf extract: bearberry extract has antioxidant properties, and is known to have skin-bryghtening properties.
glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) extract: antioxidant, skin-conditioning agent – humectant, licorice is a soothing and healing extract used to treat sensitive, irritated or inflamed skin. it also helps to reduce the appearance of age spots and discoloration as a natural skin lyghtener.
morus alba (mulberry) extract: has antioxidant properties, but its main benefit for skin has to do with calming signs of irritation along with its potential to fade the look of discolorations and uneven skin tone.
citrus medica limonum (lemon) extract: high levels of natural antioxidants, particularly vitamin c. research has shown the association between application of vitamin c and the protection of skin from potential uv damage, as well as its ability to help lyghten discoloration.