Skin brightening ingredients
1-Hello everyone. Is alpha arbutin the same as hydroquinone? I read that the latter was banned but then i read an article that says that alpha arbutin and hydroquinone are one and the same so im confused. And is there an overlap between brightening and lightening skincare ingredients?
2-Can you please tell me if this inci list could have been only 10 ingredients max for a brightening effect?I mean can we spot some unecessary ingredients here ? I mean did they need to put 20 ingredients to be considered a good brightening serum? I also learned in this forum that extracts have no real effect on the skin and so why is LICORICE EXTRACT listed as a skin brightening agent?
INGREDIENTS: Aqua [Water], 3-o-Ethyl ascorbic acid, Glycerin, Hydrolyzed opuntia ficus indica flower extract, Hydroxyethyl acrylate/sodium acryloyldimethyl taurate copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium citrate, Arbutin, C13-15 alkane, Polyacrylate crosspolymer-6, Hydrolyzed verbascum thapsus flower, Parfum [Fragrance], Sodium gluconate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Citric acid, Linalool, Limonene, Sodium benzoate, Potassium sorbate, Eugenol.”
3-Also in this second product INCI deck it says it doesnt have parabens bt i read parabens are one of the best ingredients preservatives.sO does it mean the product wont have a long shelf life?
aqua (water), glycerin, stearic acid, butylene glycol, illite, glyceryl stearate, triethanolamine, peg-8, ci 77891 (titanium dioxide), caramel, hydroxyacetophenone, kaolin, caprylic/capric triglyceride, mentha piperita (peppermint) leaf water, ethylhexylglycerin, allantoin, potassium sorbate, bisabolol, sorbitan caprylate, tetrasodium edta, salicylic acid, mentha piperita (peppermint) oil, verbena officinalis flower/leaf extract, tocopherol, ci 19140 (yellow 5), panthenol, benzyl alcohol, limonene, ascorbyl palmitate, phenoxyethanol, escin, vitis vinifera (grape) fruit extract, ruscus aculeatus root extract, ammonium glycyrrhizate, ascorbic acid, citric acid, dehydroacetic acid, centella asiatica leaf extract, hydrolyzed yeast protein, calendula officinalis flower extract, sodium citrate
4-Last but not least; i spoke to many people who told me that even gel and foam cleanser can suit dry skin but then i read an article that listed all the texture for different skkin types and so gel and foams are better for oily, acne prone and combination skin/ Many people said otherwise that gels and foams can also be for dry and sensitive skins/With my dry skin i have used many gel cleansers which dried my skin even more.Can someone please shed some light here as well?
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