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Frequently Asked Questions About Skin Brightening and Skin Lightening

by Jada Ross 12 Jul 2022 0 Comments

For centuries, society has correlated a woman’s beauty to her skin complexion. Moreover, fair skinned women were often favored over darker skinned women. This divisive belief has specifically affected black and minority communities resulting in colorism, self-hatred, and poor skincare regimens. Additionally, many companies have capitalized off of this vitriol by formulating harmful skin bleaching and skin whitening products that seek to alter individuals’ skin complexion rather than enhance their skin’s radiance by targeting the actual issue and restoring their vibrant, natural skin complexion.

Skin by Jada Ross believes that all shades of white, black, and brown are beautiful and we help women and men feel and look like their best selves by illuminating who they are rather than changing who they are. This is why we create skincare products that are gentle on the skin with many natural, organic, and vegan options available. Our products alleviate common skincare issues such as hyperpigmentation, dark spots, melasma, uneven skin tone, acne scars, dull, and damaged skin. Yet, we still receive numerous questions and inquiries around those sensitive topics of skin whitening, skin lightening, and skin brightening. Therefore, we’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions about skin lightening and skin brightening that can help you make an informed decision regarding your daily skincare regimen. We value our customers and we will continue to formulate products that will preserve, restore, and enhance your natural beauty.

Commonly Asked Questions about Skin Lightening

What’s the difference between skin brightening and skin whitening?

Skin brightening aims to rejuvenate your natural skin color and give it a radiant glow. Skin whitening is the process of chemically bleaching your skin to be whiter than your natural skin tone.

What's the difference between skin lightening and skin brightening? 

Skin lightening aims to reduce pigmentation and brighten discolored and uneven areas of the skin; whereas, skin brightening skin brightening aims to restore the skin’s vibrancy.

Are skin lighteners safe?

There are some skin lightening products that are not safe. Nearly 25% of all skin lighteners sold outside of  the United States use mercury, steroids and/or high percentages of hydroquinone. Therefore, it’s vital to read the ingredients before you purchase a skin lightener. 

Additionally, there are natural, vegan, organic, and skin-friendly lightening products that can properly address your skincare concerns. 

Do skin brightening creams help with hyperpigmentation?

Yes, an effective skin brightening cream reduces melanin production resulting to a brighten skin pigmentation.

If you’re searching for a proper cream, oil, wash, or serum to address hyperpigmentation, we have a large selection of products that may suit your needs.

Is skin brightening safe for black skin?

Many skin brightening products aren’t recommended for any shade of skin, but most importantly products that skin complexion aim to reduce pigmentation which is most prevalent in individuals with brown and black skin. Many of these products contain toxic chemicals to the skin so do your research to ensure that your skin brightener of choice is comprised of safe, if not natural ingredients. 

View our collection of skin brightening products that are widely popular amongst black women and men.

Which skin brightening serum is best?

Our #1 skin brightening serum recommendation is the Vitamin C Serum. Vitamin C has properties that reduce the effect of the enzyme that triggers melanin production. This high-potency serum is an effective brightening agent equipped with collagen boosting effects to restore your skin’s firm, youthful glow.

Which skin lightening cream is best?

If you’re searching for a skin lightening solution to target hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tone, or dark spots, we recommend the Face Cream 2.0 and The Supreme Plus Body Lotion. These skin lightening products are effective and safe to use with ingredients that moisturize and revitalize your skin. The ingredients serve to lighten, brighten, moisturize and tone the skin.

Does turmeric help brighten skin?

Turmeric does help brighten skin by acting as a lightening agent and reducing excess melanin production in your skin. Incorporating it into your daily skincare routine can effectively brighten and even your skin tone.

If you’re searching for skincare products that contain turmeric as an active ingredient, then we recommend the Turmeric Honey & Sugar Scrub, Turmeric Face Scrub, and Radiance Toner. These vegan and natural turmeric-based products exfoliate, soften, and brighten skin.

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The Face Cream 2.0 is one of the best face brightening cream on the market. Combined with the natural brightening powers of Vitamin C and Licorice Root, Face Cream 2.0 effectively brightens and evens the skin. This is a skin brightener that works.  

Do anti-aging serums work?

While they can’t stop or reverse aging, anti-aging serums are designed to slow down its effect. The most effective serums contain Vitamin C. Vitamin C based serums stimulate new collagen growth, rejuvenates dull skin, prevents sun spots, and can even reverse damage by UV rays.

Our anti-aging skincare serum of choice is the high potency, collagen boosting Vitamin C Serum.

What skin lighteners are best for uneven skin tone and dark spots?

Skin lighteners that contain ingredients such as Vitamin C, turmeric, kojic acid, licorice, lactic acid, and mulberry extract could safely and effectively reduce hyperpigmentation, lighten dark spots and evenly tone skin. 

We have a large selection of skin lightening products that contain these natural ingredients. 

Is skin lightening without hydroquinone effective?

Yes, there are effective alternatives to hydroquinone such as vitamin c, glycerin or glycolic acid. Additionally, these ingredients are safe to use and recommended for darker skin tones. While hydroquinone is an accepted agent for lightening the skin, recent studies have shown that it could possibly have a negative effect on medium-to-dark skinned women and men, if used incorrectly and in excess. 

Additionally, a safe, effective product that serves as the best alternative to hydroquinone is the Brightening Peel Lite which contains vitamin B5 which helps soften and smooth skin as well as glycolic acid which helps brighten skin. 

Are you ready to revitalize your dull skin?

We’ve provided you with just about every question you may have about skin lightening and skin brightening. However, we understand if you still have questions or reservations which is why we offer free consultations tailored to address your skincare concerns so you can find the best products to alleviate your skin issues. Book a call today or explore at your own pace.


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