Date: Thu, November 18, 2010
Skin Type: Normal
Question: I am looking through your site under the whitening section. Is there any product you can recommend that is effective in lightening African skin tones? I know that many of the brands are Asian and maybe formulated for Asian consumers. However if there is anything that you have had feedback on it working on darker skin tones, please let me know.
The whitening products can help to brighten and even out dull skin tone but they may not able to lighten natural dark skin. A special bleaching agent, Hydroquinone, is needed for lighten skin but it cannot be used in a long run.
That being said, if you want to even out skin tone or improve scar caused by acne, you can try SK-II Whitening Series. We have samples for purchase so you may want to try them first before getting an actual size product.
Apart from SK-II, Kose Medicated Sekkisei and Sekkisei Supreme are popular too. Sekkisei Lotion (Toner) contains alcohol but it also combines different herbal extracts so it is gentle enough for all skin types.
Here are product details for above products:
1) SK-II Whitening Series: http://beautykat.com/Skin-Concern-Whitening/c3_22/index.html?filter_id=2&cPath=3_22&sort=5d&onpage=12
2) Kose Medicated Sekkisei Lotion: http://beautykat.com/product_info.php?products_id=302
Date: Mon, July 12 2010
Skin Type: Oily / Normal to Oily
Question: Is there alcohol in this product?
Yes. It contains Alcohol. If you want to choose a toner with no alcohol, you may want to try Kao Curel Whitening Series as listed below:
Kao Curel Whitening Moisture Lotion I (for oily skin)http://beautykat.com/product_info.php?products_id=792
Kao Curel Whitening Moisture Lotion II (for combination skin)http://beautykat.com/product_info.php?products_id=793
Kao Curel Whitening Moisture Lotion III (for dry skin)http://beautykat.com/product_info.php?products_id=794
And here is ingredient list:
L-2 ascorbic acid - glucoside *, purified water, glycerin, BG, DPG, eucalyptus extract, PEG1540, betaine, pullulan, N-amidino-L-proline, hydroxide K, phosphate 1Na, POE Isosechirueteru, phosphate 2Na, dimethylsiloxane methyl (Undeshiruguriserirueteru) siloxane copolymer, dimethicone, parabens