When it comes to Asian Skin Lightening, Pharmaclinix is the leading provider of skin care products. They offer a wide range of products to address many problems that affect Asian skin including hyperpigmentation. For hyperpigmentation in particular, the Lightenex range offers safe and effective skin lightening.
How do Pharmaclinix Products Work?
Pharmaclinix pride themselves on the fact that their products only contain naturally derived ingredients. The main active ingredient in their products is Kojic Acid. Kojic acid is derived from Japanese mushrooms (Koji) and works by inhibiting the enzymes that stimulate melanin production in the skin.
Face Cream or Body Lotion?
Pharmaclinix Lightenex Cream (£39.99 for 50ml) is designed for use on the face and should be applied to the affected areas, morning and evening, and followed up with a high factor sun screen (such as Pharmaclinix Moisturix SPF 25) for best results. Because the product works to slow down the production of melanin in the skin, it can take up to 8 weeks before you start to see results with this product so it is important to be consistent with it.
Lightenex Body Lotion (£49.99 for 250ml) uses a slightly different formula that is tailored to work on the rest of the body where the skin cells are slightly different from the ones on the face. The body lotion contains SPF 15 whereas with the face cream, separate sun protection should be used. Again, the product should be used consistently, morning and evening, for best results.
o Contains no hydroquinone, only naturally derived products
o No reported side effects
o Also works on hyperpigmentation caused by contraceptives or medications
o Contains moisturising ingredients such as shea butter, glycerin and aloe vera
o Body lotion contains sun protection
o Can take up to 8 weeks to start to see results
o More expensive than some over the counter lightening creams
o Separate sun protection needed with the face cream
What Consumers Say?
Many consumers have reported that this product works well to fade freckles and dark marks, smooth the skin and give a general healthy glow.
Other consumers that have not had success with the product generally complained about not seeing any results. It is important to remember that because of how the product works, it can take a couple of months to start seeing results.
Whether you choose the body lotion or face cream, Pharmaclinix Lightenex is a safe and effective skin lightening product although it may take some time of consistent use to see results. If you want to lighten your skin safely and gradually and you have Asian or darker skin, this may be the product for you but if you want to see faster results, there may be products that are better suited to your requirements.