From specially grown Mediterranean tomatoes harvested before they ripen for their proven ability to prevent tyrosinase production – the metabolic processes that cause hyper-pigmentation. Helps reduce UVA/UVB damage and the formation of wrinkles, whilst stimulating collagen production. Skin is brighter, firmer and more radiant, fine lines are visibly reduced.
Bellis Perennis Flower Extract
This daisy flower opens its petals each day with the sunrise and closes them at dusk. Its flower offers a brightening extract that contributes to regulating melanin production.
This daisy flower extract works in 3 melanogenesis pathways, to achieve any of these three targets – all of them must aim to influence melanogenesis thus different mechanisms will be involved either individually or in combination (synergistic effect). Depigmentation is accomplished by specific interaction of the active.
Ascorbyl glucoside is a potent antioxidant. Vitamin C plays a vital role in the condition of the skin. In its stable ascorbyl glucoside form it provides potent and systemic skin brightening benefits, while effectively fighting harmful free radical activity and the visible signs of aging both inside and outside of cells. Ascorbyl glucoside has been shown to provide antioxidant action greater than that of vitamin E.
Colourless Turmeric Root Extract
A colourless compound from the root of the turmeric plant used traditionally to lighten the skin, boost radiance and even tone. The commonly used alternative, kojic acid, shows only 0.005% of the activity of Yllume’s colourless turmeric root extract
Polymer Papaya Extract
Among the cosmetic treatments to improve the appearance of the skin, chemical peels are still broadly used. The major issues with glycolic acid or salicylic acid found in chemical peels is their extreme irritant effects even on normal skin. More recently biological exfoliators have been developed to overcome the high irritation potential of these chemical peels. The softening and breaking down of impacted layers of dead skin can be accomplished very efficiently by a protein dissolving enzyme called papain, found only in papaya. Papain is at the peak of its enzymatic activity before the papaya ripens, when the fruit is still green.
This powerful enzyme dissolves the dead and damaged cells quickly, while leaving new and healthy ones intact. Cross polymer Papaya enzymes are stable thus retaining its efficacy and its properties of protein dissolving enzymatic activity in comparison to fruit acids that will lose its efficacy and activity over time after formulation. Cross polymerization also allows for high levels of this gentle papaya polish to be used without irritation on sensitive skins.
Olivine Stone Extract
A unique technology is used to extract essential oligoelements directly from olivine stones and make them bio-available for our skin cells, increasing the cellular energy level of skin cells and helping to fight against stressed skin.
It increases cellular metabolism by participating in all the important mechanisms of consumption or production of energy. An increase of the cells’ oxygen consumption rate indicates a greater basal cellular respiration, a sign of a regain in vital energy to wake up and refresh the skin and restore its tonicity and brightness.
Hydrolyzed Prune Extract
Hydrolyzed prune extract acts on preventing melanin from being integrated into the epidermal cells, to prevent the darkening of the skin. This is how the ‘melanin diet’ is integrated into the formula – a method of inhibiting melanin transfer in order to prevent epidermal cells from absorbing melanin.
Hematite Crystal Extract
Iron rich hematite stone extract has a stimulating effect that helps reactivate pro-collagen synthesis to reduce wrinkles and produce a smoothing and renewing of the skin. It has a good retinol like action to stimulate collagen synthesis, a powerful anti-wrinkle action and helps to optimise production of good quality and functional collagen helping fill wrinkles in-depth, for a plumping up effect on the skin. Hematite restores the skin’s texture and tone.
FREE FROM: Parabens, mineral oils, and synthetic fragrances.
We do not use common lightening agents such as Hydroquinone, Kojic acid, Arbutin and Licorice extract as we know from experience some of these are unstable, and for others there is a high risk of skin inflammation and irritation.