Safe and Effective Age Spot Faders Are Available
Before you buy age spot faders, you need to know what ingredients are safe and effective. If you are thinking about ordering a product over the internet, be sure that the manufacturer fully discloses the ingredients. Otherwise, you could end up with a serious adverse reaction.
One of the most popular ingredients is hydroquinone, not to be confused with ubiquinone. The names sound very similar, but the compounds have very little in common. Ubiquinone is the "official" name of coenzyme Q10. Hydroquinone is a chemical that inhibits melanin production.
Inhibiting melanin production makes it an effective ingredient, but not a safe one. It has been known to cause an allergic reaction that triggered the development of black bumps all over the face and body. It is a probable carcinogen (an agent that causes cancer) and it has been banned for use in cosmetics in the European Union. That may have prompted a German company to develop a safer compound.
Actually, the SYMRISE Company set out to make a lotion to reduce irritation; rashes, redness, itching, etc. Only later did they learn that their lotions were effective age spot faders, as well. The active ingredient is called Extra-pone Nut-grass or Motha Root. At a .5% concentration in a lotion it inhibits melanin production by 41.4%.
The only problem with inhibiting melanin production is that it will fade the surrounding area, too. This may be desirable for someone whose complexion is darker than they would prefer, but it would also make them more sensitive to sunlight and more susceptible to burning.
For the average person, age spot faders containing melanin inhibitors are probably unnecessary. On the other hand, everyone should be using creams that contain ubiquinone. Recent studies show that it repairs sun damage, reduces wrinkling and makes the skin softer.
Preparing ubiquinone in a manner that allows it to penetrate deeply has been challenging. But, some companies have found a way to do it. They have made use of nanotechnology.
Nanotechnology reduces the size of the molecules of ubiquinone. A compound called NANOLIPOBELLE HEQ10 has been shown to penetrate through seven of the skin's layers. That allows it to reach the dermal layer, where the collagen and elastin fibers are located. Regular use of creams containing it will repair damage done and prevent further damage from occurring by neutralizing harmful free radicals.
Another important ingredient for age spot faders and other anti-aging creams is an ingredient made by the KERATEC Company in New Zealand. You may have heard the name, if you have ever needed a "healing" lotion.
What the ingredient does is stimulate the skin's natural reparative processes. It has been used to treat and heal contact dermatitis and other skin conditions. It is important for fading age spots, because it speeds up the cell turn-over rate. Newer lighter cells should start to appear in four weeks or less.
Nighttime calls for another ingredient. The nutrients in Shea butter are known to be effective age spot faders. It's just that most companies do not use the highest quality of the cream. Shopping for high quality, safe and effective ingredients is easy, when you know what to look for.