8 Natural Ingredients to Lighten Skin and Remove Dark Spots

Updated on March 8, 2018
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Angie is a Science teacher with an interest in a wide range of topics.

It’s hard to over-estimate the importance of taking care of your skin. It’s the body's largest organ and is the first line of defence against infection and disease. So, if you notice splotches, dark spots, or any skin pigmentation issues, you definitely want to do what you can to prevent further damage. The good news, though, is that you can fix a lot of pigmentation problems yourself. This article will go over eight home remedies you can use to lighten your skin and eliminate any unsightly blemishes or dark spots.

The Dangers of Skin-Whitening Treatments

Typically, hydroquinone and mercury have been the main ingredients used in skin-bleaching products. They work by inhibiting the production of melanin, the chemical that turns skin darker in the short term. However, recent research shows that in the long term these ingredients can be toxic. In fact, these ingredients can darken skin and cause premature aging if used for extended periods of time. Fortunately science has discovered a number of natural whitening ingredients that work just as well as the synthetic ones, without the harmful side effects. These natural ingredients work by:

  1. absorbing harmful UV rays from the sun
  2. inhibiting the production of melanin in the skin which causes the dark pigmentation

8 Natural Skin-Whitening Ingredients

#1 - Citrus Extracts

Citrus Whitening
Citrus Whitening

Lemon juice and orange peels are natural skin bleaching agents. They contain lots of vitamin C, which plays an important role in producing the collagen fibres that help support your skin and keep it firm. When applied topically, Vitamin C has been shown to slow down hyperactive melanocytes. These are the cells that produce melanin in the basal layers of the skin which causes the skin to "tan" or become darker.

#2 - Kojic Acid

A white crystalline powder derived from a fungus in Asia, kojic acid has long been used in Japan as a natural alternative to hydroquinine and is very effective at reducing skin discoloration. According to the American Academy of Dermatologists, kojic acid has been clinically shown to reduce hyper-pigmentation. It works by inhibiting the function of tyrosinase, the protein responsible for producing melanin. It also acts as an antioxidant and is suitable for sun damaged or sensitive skin.

#3 - Licorice Extract

Glycyrrhiza glabra (Liquorice Plant)
Glycyrrhiza glabra (Liquorice Plant)

The juice derived from the roots of the licorice plant has long been used in Chinese medicine as a treatment for all kinds of skin ailments. In the early 1990s, Japanese scientists identified the compound glabridin in liquorice, which absorbs UVA and UVB rays and acts as a powerful and effective skin-whitening element.

A clinical study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry has shown that glabridin can inhibit the melanin-producing enzyme tyrosinase by as much as 50% – and without damaging skin cells! Licorice extract is effective in treating post inflammatory hyper-pigmentation (including dark spots), can also be used to reverse the damage caused by acne scars, and contains anti-inflammatory properties that help soothe the skin and reduce redness.

#4 - Bearberry Extract

Bearberry extract comes from the leaves of the plant, not the fruit!
Bearberry extract comes from the leaves of the plant, not the fruit!

This ingredient comes from the leaves of the plant rather than the fruit. Bearberry or beargrape is used as an astringent in many cosmetics and contains Alpha arbutin, which is known to lighten the skin fast.

Arbutin has been proven to effectively lighten freckles, dark spots, and other skin discolourations. A study conducted by the pharmaceutical company Pentapharm found that a 1% Alpha arbutin concentration, revealed arbutin to have a "skin lightening effect” even greater than the same concentrate of hydroquinone.

Bearberry extract is also useful because it contains sun protection filters that may help to reduce the amount of “tanning” experienced after sun exposure, thereby slowing or reversing signs of aging on the skin.

#5 - Phyllanthus Emblica (Indian Gooseberry)

Indian Gooseberry - Emblica extract
Indian Gooseberry - Emblica extract

The extract from this plant contains antioxidants, has anti-microbial properties, and is rich with Vitamin C. Emblica extract protects the skin from sun damage and helps reduce hyperpigmentation.

A study on people from a variety of ethnic backgrounds conducted by Dr. Zoe Draelos, a clinical and research dermatologist, found that emblica contained powerful skin-lightening properties that were equivalent to, or better than, those achieved by conventional skin-lighteners like hydroquinine.

Emblica has been shown to protect the skin against oxidative stress, reduce wrinkles, regulate melanin production, and help the skin retain its natural moisture.

#6 - Gigawhite®

Gigawhite is formulated from 7 Alpine plants
Gigawhite is formulated from 7 Alpine plants

Gigawhite is a patented skin brightener that is effective in treating dark spots and melasma. It is derived from seven organically grown Swiss alpine plants, which include the peppermint plant, the common mallow and primula (cowslip).

Over one hundred Alpine plants were originally selected for their ability to inhibit tyrosinase (the enzyme responsible for melanin production). From those, the seven plants that exhibited the highest tyrosinase-inhibiting activity were used to create a natural skin-whitening agent, which is now widely used as an alternative to hydroquinine.

In clinical studies from pharmaceutical companies, Gigawhite was shown to markedly reduce the appearance of dark spots in Asian subjects aged 22-55. Over a 12-week period, the subjects tested showed a decrease of 24% in skin discoloration and an increase of 15.3% in skin lightening, with minimal to no skin irritation.

#7 - White Mulberry Extract

White Mulberry for skin whitening
White Mulberry for skin whitening

The white mulberry tree (Morus alba) is native to China and has been found to have many health benefits. In addition to preventing heart disease, cholesterol and diabetes, it can also help to whiten the skin.

White mulberry extract is a natural inhibitor of the enzyme tyrosinase. This enzyme triggers the production of melanin (brown pigment) in the skin.

According to the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, clinical trials have established that white mulberry and paper mulberry are both effective skin-whitening agents and are suitable for dermatological use. The study found that a 0.4% concentration of mulberry extract reduced tyrosinase activity by 50%.

#8 - Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide)

Vitamin B3, or Niacinamide, has been shown to reduce the production of melanin (pigment) and acts as an effective skin-lightening agent when added to skin creams. When applied topically, vitamin B helps the skin to retain moisture, making it feel softer and smoother and reducing fine lines.

If you are looking to purchase a whitening cream to lighten your skin colour or reduce the appearance of dark pigmentation, check first to see if it contains some of the ingredients listed here.

One product I can recommend is Meladerm by Civant Skincare. It contains a large number of natural whiteners and my daughter used this to successfully treat areas of hyperpigmentation that were bothering her.

Be aware that products for skin lightening can be labelled as either "brighteners" or "whiteners." Generally skin “brightening” products are designed to exfoliate your skin and may contain AHAs (alpha hydroxy acids) that will help to remove dead skin cells and some of the excess pigmentation that has accumulated. Your skin will appear fresh and “brighter” but the ingredients may not actually whiten the skin.

Whitening ingredients are sometimes added to these skin brighteners, but not always.
Most products sold online will allow you to see a full list of the ingredients so have a quick look before you buy.The choice of ingredients will, of course, depend on the results you are hoping to achieve.

If you have any questions about how to use these ingredients or other suggestions for how to whiten your skin please put them in the comments below!

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    • Angie Woods profile imageAUTHOR

      Angie Woods 

      5 days ago from Australia

      Yes. You dont have to use all of these ingredients if you are making your own cream. You can also buy skin whitening creams that have these natural ingredients, like mulberry extract, in the formulation.

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      Dred Cuan 

      5 days ago from California

      Based on your list, it looks like most berries are definitely good for our skin. However, in some places, most berries are bit pricey. Maybe the other ingredients can suit one's budget.

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      Angie Woods 

      6 days ago from Australia

      Hi. You can check out my tutorial which shows you how to make whitening cream at home:

      https://hubpages.com/style/How-To-Make-Skin-Whiten...

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      aYan 

      6 days ago

      how should I make cream at home bY natural ingredients to remove dark spots, and for white the face colour ?

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      Angie Woods 

      2 weeks ago from Australia

      Hi. The most effective ingredient to add would be kojic acid and then choose one other. You can generally use any natural or organic moisuriser as a base. You can search for Vitamin E Base Cream on Amazon for example. This is a fragrance free cream suitable to use as a base.

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      Abidemi. idehennnn 

      2 weeks ago

      Of all the whitening ingredients listed which two can be combined with base cream to get effective result in weeks. Please what are the natu ral base cream Available.

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      Angie Woods 

      3 weeks ago from Australia

      As far as I can see clotrimazole is an anti-fungal medication used to treat fungal skin conditions like atheletes foot, jock itch and ringworm.

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      Hajara 

      3 weeks ago

      Is clotrimazole powder a whitening agent in skincare and is it safe to use

    • Angie Woods profile imageAUTHOR

      Angie Woods 

      4 weeks ago from Australia

      Hi. You can apply lightening ingredients like lemon juice to dark spots if you don't want an overall lightening effect.

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      jummy 

      5 weeks ago

      how do I make cream for clearing dark spot and not get white because I'm chocolate complexion

    • Angie Woods profile imageAUTHOR

      Angie Woods 

      5 weeks ago from Australia

      Hi. You can mix these ingredients into a base cream. See my tutorial article on How to Mix Whitening Cream at Home. https://hubpages.com/style/How-To-Make-Skin-Whiten...

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      Ukamaka 

      5 weeks ago

      How to mix all those ingredients together

    • Angie Woods profile imageAUTHOR

      Angie Woods 

      7 weeks ago from Australia

      Hi Natstar. You can try lightening with natural squeezed lemon juice or buy lemon juice extract online at sites like Amazon. Skin serums and cleansers are usually considered safe if you look for natural ingredients.

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      Angie Woods 

      2 months ago from Australia

      Hi. I dont know if there is an Amazon in Abuja, Nigeria? But I believe Anazon US will ship most items to Nigeria.

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      Onyebuchi kate 

      2 months ago

      Where is Amazon located in Abuja

    • Angie Woods profile imageAUTHOR

      Angie Woods 

      2 months ago from Australia

      Hi. You can make your own lotions using these ingredients. See my article at https://hubpages.com/style/How-To-Make-Skin-Whiten...

      If your cream does not contain water you can add antioxidants like Vitamin E and Rosemary oil extract.

      If your mixture contains water if can grow bacteria so it is best to use a preservative like grape seed extract or Germaben II at about 1%

    • Angie Woods profile imageAUTHOR

      Angie Woods 

      2 months ago from Australia

      Hi. If you cannot purchase Meladerm you could try some of the natural lightening recipes on this site. You could start with lemon juice recipes. See https://bellatory.com/skin/Can-Lemon-Juice-Really-...

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      Aleena Syed 

      2 months ago

      can we use all of the above ingredients at the same time? and what preservative wuld be needing to increase its shelf life?

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      parinyi christopher 

      2 months ago

      i really want to lighten my skin without any disadvantage but i don't know how to go about it..U insisted that meladerm is good for skin lightening but to purchase it is a problem..So what are the possible ways to lighten my skin and get rid of dark spots without ant side effects much money used? thank you

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      Angie Woods 

      3 months ago from Australia

      Hi Hope. It sounds like your skin is very sensitive to skin whitening products. Have you tried using a product with all natural ingredients like Meladerm? It contains no hydroquinone and can be used on the face or body and is generally suitable for all skin types. People with very sensitive skin should test this on a small patch of skin first before using it all over.

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      Hope 

      3 months ago

      I had some skin irritation after it was treated the black spot all over my skin refuse to go off. What can I use. Thanks

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      Angie Woods 

      3 months ago from Australia

      Hi tarapearl. You can mix whitening ingredients into a base lotion. Ingredients such as Kojic acid powder, alpha arbutin, licorice extract and vitamin B can be added. You can find tutorials that show you how to do this. The mixture needs to be heated slightly over a double boiler. There is a tutorial here: http://skinwhiteningnews.org/how-to-add-skin-white...

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      tarapearl 

      3 months ago

      What are the natural home ingredients I can mixed with natural secretes cream to brighten my skin colour....I have black sport all my bodies....pls I need help

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      Angie Woods 

      3 months ago from Australia

      Hi Benita. I think you are asking if these ingredients will mix into a base cream? I'm not sure because I haven't used these. There are a number of video tutorials on You Tube that show how to make a whitening base cream if thats what you are looking for. These ingredients could make a lightening face mask though. If you try this please let us know how that turned out.

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      benita 

      3 months ago

      Please can i use milk,lime juice,glycerin and egg white to mix cream base

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      Angie Woods 

      4 months ago from Australia

      Hi Johny. Lemon juice can be applied to dark spots to reduce their appearance. There are a number of recipes online for whitening masks that target black spots also. You do a search for these or see my article about using lemon juice to lighten skin. It has a number of recipes to try.

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      Johny 

      4 months ago

      Please i have dark spots on my face from pimples. How can i get rid of them??

    • Angie Woods profile imageAUTHOR

      Angie Woods 

      4 months ago from Australia

      It appears that you have sensitive skin? I can suggest you try a brightening masks that have all natural ingredients and moisturising ingredients in them. You could try an all natural lightening cream like Meladerm. It is suitable for all skin types and made from natural ingredients. You could do a small test patch. If you are not happy with the result they do offer a 30 day money back guarantee.

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      frank 

      4 months ago

      Please i need to brighten my face,but each time i try my old skin reaction pops out all over again,what should i use instead?

    • Angie Woods profile imageAUTHOR

      Angie Woods 

      4 months ago from Australia

      Hi Bilqeess. Are you worried about using skin whitening products because you have dry skin? You could try a product like Meladerm cream which has natural skin lighteners formulated with moisturising ingredients.

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      bilqeess 

      4 months ago

      pls i dont have any because i have dry skin

    • Angie Woods profile imageAUTHOR

      Angie Woods 

      4 months ago from Australia

      Hi Tehniyat. I am not familiar with this cream but kojic acid is a natural product that comes from a fungi (mushroom). You could test the cream on a small patch of skin to see if it causes a reaction.

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      Tehniyat 

      4 months ago

      What about "kojic acid whitening cream " of vitamin company..is it safe to use ? My skin is bit sensitive can i use it ?

    • Angie Woods profile imageAUTHOR

      Angie Woods 

      4 months ago from Australia

      Hi Fatima. Meladerm is only available online. You can order it from Civant Skin Care. They ship to most countries in the world.

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      Fatima 

      4 months ago

      Hi Angie Where can I purchase meladerm in Nigeria (Ogun state)

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      Angie Woods 

      5 months ago from Australia

      Hi Aaron. I haven't seen a recipe with these 3 ingredients but tomatoes are helpful for skin whitening as they contain lycopene, a strong antioxidant that offers protection from the sun's UV rays. Tomatoes also have Vitamin A which helps to fade spots. Orange peel has more Vitamin C than orange juice so some people dry the peel and then grind it up to add to a face mask. Eggs are wonderful for the skin as they help to hydrate and soften the skin.

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      Aaron 

      5 months ago

      Hi guys pls I want to know whether I can use Orange,Egg and Tomatoes. To bleach my skin can I mix all of them together and Apply it

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      Amaka 

      6 months ago

      Hi Angie,

      You're article is educative. I'll like to know if these natural brighteners have side effects with long term use.

      For those in Nigeria that need licorice, mulberry etc please send a mail to Laurendibiana@yahoo.com for more info.

      Thanks

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      Etuk 

      6 months ago

      Non, searching for one good one

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      Martha 

      6 months ago

      I use dove

    • Angie Woods profile imageAUTHOR

      Angie Woods 

      6 months ago from Australia

      Hi. Blessing. You could try Meladerm which has all natural ingredients and can be used all over the body. You can purchase this online from Civant Skin Care and they ship to most countires. Another brand is Pink Madison whitening cream which is suitable for use on the body also. This sells on Amazon. Both products are manufactured in the USA.

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      Blessing 

      6 months ago

      Pls I need help on this, I was using Nature white cream lotion and it was okay on my body, but it changed my fingernails to Brown colour I stopped using it because of that. Then I start using Lemon Fresh lotion it started darking some of my places like my Ankle, kneel, etc . Pls can you advice me on the cream I can use and I have dry skin and hard balms. Thanks

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      Angie Woods 

      6 months ago from Australia

      Hi Ody. There are tutorials on You Tube that can show you how to add whitening ingredients to a base cream. The cream neesds to be heated a little but be careful not to overheat it! I know you can add things like kojic acid, licorice and bearberry extract to a base cream.

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      Ody 

      6 months ago

      How can I clear discoloration effectively, can I mix some of these whitening agents with my cream. I have a sensitive skin

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      Angie Woods 

      7 months ago from Australia

      Hi graham. Tomatoes and milk or milk powder can be used as a skin whitening mask. I'm not sure how this would go mixed into a base cream?

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      graham 

      7 months ago

      is it okay to mix milk powder, and tomatoes with your base cream for clear skin?

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      Angie Woods 

      8 months ago from Australia

      If you are applying a skin whitening cream like Meladerm you would do this first. Leave it for 10 minutes before applying sunblock or make up.

      A regular routine would be cleanse, tone, mask and then moisturise.

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      Latifat 

      8 months ago

      please, tell me the step to take when treating the face or skin,like which one is the first step to start with, like cleansing, mask,toning,or

      moisturizing

      moisturizing, l

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      Angie Woods 

      8 months ago from Australia

      Hi Chioma. I dont have a recipe that uses all these ingredients but I know you can add things like kojic acid, licorice and bearberry extract to a base cream. Search for tutorials on You Tube. The ingredients can be added when the cream is heated slightly but be careful not to overheat it.

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      Chioma Uzoka 

      8 months ago

      Hi,please how can i make an active brightening cream using all the above ingredients?

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      Angie Woods 

      10 months ago from Australia

      Hi Susan. Some people use lemon juice daily to lighten the skin but it is best to dilute it with a little water. Wait 24 hrs after applying to make sure your skin is not irritated. Remember to wear sunscreen as your skin will be more photosensitive to the suns UV rays.

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      Susan 

      10 months ago

      pls how many times am i to apply the lemon juice to lighten up

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      Angie Woods 

      10 months ago from Australia

      Hi Avelia. White mulberry extract would be suitable for whitening. I'm not sure about mangosteen. I usually just buy a whitening cream with natural ingredients so Im not sure what proportions you would use to create your own whitening lotion.

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      Avelia 

      10 months ago

      Hi. Currently, I'm doing my study about natural whitening agent and to develop/formulate the whitening body lotion? Can I ask, there is potential if white mulberry leave and Mangosteen pericarp extract to combine as a whitening agent? And what ingredient for body lotion and the quantity used?

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      Angie Woods 

      10 months ago from Australia

      Hi Edith. Im not sure about miracle powder but you can look for these all natural ingredients in skin care products. Meladerm skin whitening cream has a number of these ingredients

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      Edith 

      10 months ago

      Is there anything like miracle powder in cosmetic products?

    • Angie Woods profile imageAUTHOR

      Angie Woods 

      10 months ago from Australia

      Hi Dorcas. There are a number of recipes for making skin whitening soap online. Try searching "skin whitening soap recipe". Most recipes uses Pears soap as a base. This is grated and melted before adding other ingredients.

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      Dorcas 

      10 months ago

      Please how do I use any of these ingredients to make a skin whitening soap.thank you

    • Angie Woods profile imageAUTHOR

      Angie Woods 

      11 months ago from Australia

      I'm not sure where you can buy these ingredients in Lagos. I hope another reader can help with this.

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      Mary Jane Williams 

      11 months ago

      Where in Lagos can I purchase these 8natural ingredients

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      Angie Woods 

      11 months ago from Australia

      I think you mean which ones can I add to body cream? Licorice and bearberry extract can be added in small amounts to your lotion. Also kojic acid powder can be added. It helps to warm the lotion slightly before mixing in new ingredients.

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      Mary Jane Williams 

      11 months ago

      When producing body cream at which should I add these ingredients

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      Angie Woods 

      11 months ago from Australia

      Hi Sarah. There are tutorials online that show you how to do this. It is suggested that you warm the base lotion first, to mix in ingredients like kojic acid powder. Be careful not to overheat it though.

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      sarah 

      11 months ago

      How can I mix these ingredients in my base cream

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      Angie Woods 

      12 months ago from Australia

      Hi Issha. Im not familiar with this product. I looked it up and it says its a hydrating serum that can help fade the appearance of dark spots. I could not see the ingredients though. I would recommend trying a cream like Meladerm by Civant Skin Care. I believe they ship world wide. Civant skin care make many products with natural ingredients that help lighten or brighten the skin.

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      Issha 

      12 months ago

      Hi Angie pls am chocolate colour and I was using Clarins for my body moisturiser & if I used ordinary facial moisturiser it brings more pimples to my face & my face got more darker than my body a friend introduced me to Crescent White Full Cycle brightening cream & Serum with the Facial balm which has SPF50, by Estee Lauder & i don't know if it will work for me & i don't wheither the ingredients is safe or a harmful side effects. Though I havn't bought them & i live in Nigeria I can't access the ingredients in there site. Pls if you have any idea about it or any good skin brightener. Thank you.

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      Angie Woods 

      12 months ago from Australia

      Hi Nicholas. Arbutin does work but l8ke any skin care routine you need to be patient to see results. People usually see results after a month of use but continue until they are happy with their skin tone. It will vary according to how dark your sk8n is.

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      Nicholas 

      12 months ago

      Hi Angie.........i was actually using a cream called bronze tone... It has honey, citric acid on it..... I got minor eczema.... I bought funbact A... But it made it really worse......when treating the eczema I was asked not to use any cream..... So after all eczema went..... I was looking so dark... Darker than before...... I then bought a cream which contains glycerin, propelyn glycol, allantoin, and others but mixed with arbutin.......like 3% of arbutin.......i have been using it for over a month now.... But av gotten light a bit... But still dark cos I was so dark..i could spot d difference... But am still....should I continue using it.... It's kinda so slow.... Am jst confused......how many months is this cream going to make me light... Am jst dark and not presentable but my face is smooth and fresh..... Pls how long do I have to wait for arbutin to work on my dark face...pls do help me.. Thanks so much

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      Angie Woods 

      12 months ago from Australia

      Hi Thea. You could try blending these together, in a blender, maybe add a little yoghurt or add these ingredients to a lotion. For example search for "add kojic acid to lotion" and there are video tutorials you can watch.

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      Thea 

      12 months ago

      I was thinking of mixing kojic acid, lemon extract, bearberry extract, licorice, & niacinamide. Since these are the only ones I'm pretty sure we have here in the Philippines.

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      Thea 

      12 months ago

      Hi, I am actually looking for ingredients to make a toner or a cream. So, I was wondering if I can put together 5 of the ingredients you mention above? Is it okay or is there going to be a negative effect?

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      Angie Woods 

      12 months ago from Australia

      Hi NathanZion. Im not sure where you can find these skin whitening ingredients in Nigeria. If anyone reading lives here please let us know the best place to purchase these. You can also look online for herbal extracts.

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      Angie Woods 

      12 months ago from Australia

      The common bearberry fruit is grown in the Phillipines so maybe at markets? However, the bearberry leaves contain the arbutin for skin whitening so it is best to look for the extract. I see that herbalsoap.com.ph sells the extract online

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      habaek 

      12 months ago

      where can i get bearberry fruit in the philippines?

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      NathanZion 

      13 months ago

      Where can I get this 8 natural ski whitening ingredients in Nigeria please help me.this my email:ZIONNATHAN20171010@gmail.com

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      Angie Woods 

      14 months ago from Australia

      Hi Jumoke. I don't know much about using mulberry juice on babies . Do you mean for skin whitening? I would ask a GP since Im not sure what benefit you want for your baby

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      Jumoke 

      14 months ago

      Please angie is it safe to use mulberry extract on babies a friend said it's good for babies

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      Angie Woods 

      14 months ago from Australia

      Hi Ada. You can add kojic acid to your cream but you will need to heat it slightly to mix to do this. You could fill the sink with hot water abd put your jar of cream in there. The trick is not to overheat it.

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      Angie Woods 

      14 months ago from Australia

      Hi forgive. You could try using a skin lightening cream like Meladerm. I recommend this one because it is made from natural ingredients with no hydroquinine. It is available online through Civant Skincare. It can be used to maintain a light complexion.

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      Ada 

      14 months ago

      Pls.. Am actually looking for a good whitening agent dt i can add to my facial cream for dt wooooh whitening effect and sumntn dt cld also clear dark spots and generally smoothen d face

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      forgive 

      14 months ago

      Pls help I'm fair so l want cream that will keep my colour

    • Angie Woods profile imageAUTHOR

      Angie Woods 

      15 months ago from Australia

      Hi Maryam. This article discusses different whitening ingredients to show why they are effective. If you search for "skin whitening recipes" you will find recipes for masks that use some of these ingredients. Most if these you can make at home.

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      Angie Woods 

      15 months ago from Australia

      Hi Am Flora. Meladerm cream is only available to order online through Civant skin care company. I'm am not sure what whitening creams you can buy at stores in Nigeria.

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      Am Flora 

      15 months ago

      Please where can I get this cream u are taking about in Nigeria

      Thanks

    • Angie Woods profile imageAUTHOR

      Angie Woods 

      15 months ago from Australia

      Hi Flora. Meladerm is available online only through Civant skin care. It is not available in stores.

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      Flora 

      15 months ago

      please where can I buy this cream, meladerm cream in Nigeria

    • Angie Woods profile imageAUTHOR

      Angie Woods 

      15 months ago from Australia

      Hi Okoye. I'm not sure where you can buy these ingredients in Nigeria. Im hoping other readers might help here. There are many whitening recipes online that use some of these ingredients if you do a search. There may not be one that uses all of these. You might be able to find a cream that contains some of these natural whitening ingredients in your country?

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      okoye chinyere 

      15 months ago

      how will I mix it and where will I get it in Nigeria can I found it in chemical shop

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      Angie Woods 

      16 months ago from Australia

      Hi Gift. The procedure for making a skin whitening soap is quite lengthy. You will need a base like aloe vera, goats milk or glycerin to which you add your chosen ingredients like oatmeal, citrus etc. Then you use a double broiler to melt the ingreduents together.

      As the process is too long to write here I suggest you do an internet search for instructions on making your own skin whtening soap. There are several You Tube videos on this too.

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      Gift 

      16 months ago

      Pls help, after getting this ingredients how do I use them to make a soap? What are the procedures?

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      Angie Woods 

      16 months ago from Australia

      Hi Uleanya. You can buy Meladerm online from Civant skin care.

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      Uleanya Ngozi E 

      16 months ago

      Please where can I buy this meladerm cream

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      Angie Woods 

      17 months ago from Australia

      Hi Eniola

      I see that Caro White has hydroquinine in it. I can't find out the percentage of hydroquinine. It is a skin whitener but it can cause the skin to darken if used over a long time. Maybe you should look for a cream with all natural ingredients.

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      eniola 

      17 months ago

      I am a fifteen year old girl who was using Caro white but later I saw so many side effect on my skin like dark toes,dark harm, dark knees and I don't no what to do. Anymore because I am too small for all this rubbish happening on my skin old help me out

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      Angie Woods 

      17 months ago from Australia

      Hi femi kay

      It will take longer to see results if you have very dark skin but it sounds like your recipe is working for you. I think it would be okay to use this on your body as well as the ingredients are all natural.

      Sometimes the ingredients in sunscreen can irritate the skin and make it feel like it is "burning". You could try a different sunscreen. Even one designed for babies or children that use zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. These ingredients do not usually irritate the skin.

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      femi Kay 

      17 months ago

      May God bless you (my appologies incase you do a different religion) for these life saving facts.

      I am Nigerian and it's even more difficult to have a radiant fair/bright complexion due to the fire climate. Sunscreen even make me feel worse as it makes me feel like am cooking when under the sun. Why is it so? I have also been using cream containing arbutin, kojic and gluthiation but the result is super slow. I have waited for about 2months and saw a slight change. Lastly, do I necessarily need to make a different cream for my face or I can still use same cream I use on my body containing the stuffs I earlier mentioned. Tnx a lot.

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      Angie Woods 

      17 months ago from Australia

      Hi. I do not have a specific recipe that uses all these ingredients together. If you search online you can find recipes or instructions for different ingredients. Eg. How to add kojic acid powder to regular creams, or how to make Filipino whitening cream which has gigawhite powder.

      Alternatively look for a whitening cream that contains these ingredients, like Meladerm.

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      Angie Woods 

      17 months ago from Australia

      Hi Yommex. I think you mean how we can use these ingredients? There are many recipes which use these ingredients, some are on Bellatory or you can search for "skin whitening recipes using....lemon juice" for example.

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      yommex 

      17 months ago

      Show illustration on how to go about it

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      Angie Woods 

      17 months ago from Australia

      Hi. I haven't tried More Than Gold cream but it is also hydroquinone free. If anyone has had success with this product please leave a comment for us!

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