What are Colourless Carotenoids?

Colourless Carotenoids, (phytoene and phytofluene) the hero ingredient in Yllume products are extracted from unripened tomatoes, which are grown under strictly controlled conditions along the Mediterranean, taking over a year to produce.Just as carotenoids protect a vegetable from being destroyed by the sun, they can do the same for the skin.


Colourless Carotenoids absorb light in the UV range and act as excellent hydroxyl radicals quenchers and DNA protectors as well as most importantly control tyrosinase activity and slowing melanin production for a whiter skintone.

Clinically proven Vs. Ineffective


Colourless Carotenoids present in Yllume Ultimate Illuminating Complex naturally increases the body’s own levels of glutathione. The role of glutathione as a skin whitening agent has grown due to a side effect used by Parkinson’s and cancer patients, albeit the results were slight and temporary. Unfortunately the market took advantage of this and manufactured glutathione pills for consumption for the purposes of skin whitening, despite there being no proven studies or concrete proof that it works. Skincare forums filled topics with glutathione as a means of whitening the skin, with people suggesting various high dosages in pill form and injectables, neither of which were proven, but could pose serious threat to short and long term health. Glutathione as a ‘master antioxidant’ when low in the body does affect melanin and the skin appears darker, therefore increasing glutathione is essential in whitening the skin.

However, one cannot physically take Glutathione in either a supplement or Intravenous route to reap its benefits, just like one cannot apply collagen to the skin to reap its benefits. We need to consume collagen producing actives that increases collagen naturally, as the collagen molecules are far too large to penetrate and do the job it’s supposed to. Similarly, Glutathione cannot be consumed to do the job it’s expected, one needs to take actives that increases glutathione levels naturally in order to reap its full benefits. More over, Glutathione when taken orally is hydrolysed by the intestinal track resulting in very low to no bioavailability, it breaks down in the stomach rendering it useless.

Studies show that even when large oral doses were administered, it was found that most of the absorbed Glutathione remains within the gut luminal cells and no increases of glutathione could be detected in the general circulation. Thus, the effectiveness of internally administered Glutathione is hindered by its instability when crossing cell membranes and its rapid hydrolysis in the circulation. On the contrary, intravenous Glutathione delivers very high doses directly into the systemic circulation, overloading the renal circulation, and ‘stressing the liver’ and similarly did not prove to ‘whiten’ the skin, any slight results shown were a result of the combination of Glutathione and very high doses of Vitamin C which imparted a ‘Yellow’ tone to the skin making the patient think that they were experiencing a ‘lightening’ effect. Long term effects of injecting Glutathione will also result in damaged veins.

Due to a combination of Colourless Carotenoids BioPerine, and the formula’s 7 other ingredients (Pomegrante Rind Extract at 90% Ellagic Acid, Acai berry, Bilberry, CoQ10, Alpha-Lipoic Acid, Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamic C), N- Aceytl Cystein,, it has the ability to increase the bodies own Glutathione naturally in high doses, offering proven whitening of the skin that doesn’t just stop at the jaw line but is achieved from top to toe. In addition, it offers ‘invisible protection’ acting as a UV absorber and super antioxidants as well as collagen production for a firmer and tighter, wrinkle free skin.

How it works

Colourless Carotenoids are able to control pigmentation by inhibition of melanin synthesis, Colourless Carotenoids whiten the skin, they also present abilities to reduce inflammation, inhibit collagenase production and, thereby collagen degradation.

Colourless Carotenoids has a direct effect on skin pigmentation by reducing and controlling the melanin content within the skin cells. It contains the active compounds needed for whitening and brightening the skin, evening tone and works to deliver nutrients where needed from the inside out to combat signs aging and hyper-pigmentation. Once at the cell site, Colourless Carotenoids protects the DNA from oxidative stress, and protects against UVB and UVA damage and sunburn as well as healing and preventing Acne. Colourless Carotenoids add benefits to better looking and healthier skin.

Key points:

  • More radiant, luminous, younger-looking skin. Reduction of hyperpigmentation, age spots,liver spots, acneic scar tissue and rosacea
  • Proven skin whitening, raises Glutathione naturally. NOT an alternative to Glutathione as Glutathione is a ‘fad’ and does not work. Yllume is clinically proven formula to finally bring to the market a skin whitening range including oral supplement to safely and effectively whiten and protect the skin, and finally eradicate the ‘ fake Glutathione whitening trend’ that has spread across the Philippines and other countries.
  • Replenishes skin’s radiance. Rehydrates and regenerates dull, dry skin
  • Soothes and calms sun damage at a cellular level
  • Fights premature aging caused by intensive aesthetic treatments such as peels and lasers
  • Achieves a whiter brighter skin from top to toe
  • Concentrated vegetarian capsules NOT tablets. Tablet manufacturing not only destroy the actives during manufacture to ‘glue’ the ingredients together, but a tablet is harder to digest and break down in the stomach, and thus does not reap the full benefits of the product. Yllume uses ‘Vegi Caps’ which dissolve in the stomach and the ingredients are not exposed to heat or glue, rather are safely encapsulated without any additional filling agents to ensure maximum efficacy and potency.
  • Formula is combined with delivery agent Bioperine for a 30% greater absorption rate and delivery to the bloodstream.
  • Boost collagen production
  • Provides daily dose of 4000 ORAC points ( Oxygen, Radical, Absorbance, Capacity) from super anti-oxidant berries and fruits.
  • Luxury packaged
  • Patented formula
  • Clinically proven results, clinically trialled with Dermscan France.
  • 100% Pure and Natural.
  • Manufactured in England and Japan under strict GMP standards. Suitable for Vegetarians/ Vegans.
“Yllume ultimate illuminating complex: A miracle in a bottle” — KISS AND MAKEUP BLOG
“Yllume Ultimate Illuminating Complex Cleanser acts like a shot of espresso to cell turnover.” — VOGUE
“Those Colorless Carotenoids, whatever they are, they’re just so awesome! I am just so glad I have found Yllume” — MARTHA STA. BARBARA of The Beauty Junkie
“Clear winner!” — TATLER
“All I can say is that whatever is in this really speeds up the healing process of blemishes. Wonderous!” — MARIELLA TANDY BEAUTY TONIC BLOG

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