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What is Fab India Vitamin E De pigmentation Cream?
An intensive skin lightener and and natural de pigmentation treatment that evens out the skin tone. It hinders melanin production to prevent skin from darkening, removes age spots, blemishes and freckles.
Contains no harmful chemicals and is hydroquinone free.
Hydroquinone has been used for many years to reduce pigmentation by acting on melanin producing cells. This action can destroy the pigment making cells (melanocytes) and alter the structure of melanosomes (packets of pigment which are made by the melanocytes and passed to new skin cells as they are formed).
Hydroquinone was banned in January 2001 in cosmetics because of the potential damage it can do to the skin in terms of irritating the skin and creating white areas where no pigment can be made or in some cases turning the skin black. It is still prescribed by dermatologists in hospital but they are gradually switching to alternatives as new safety data comes to light. Recent studies have shown the potential of hydroquinone to cause cancer.
Price : Rs 225 (Indian Rupees) for 100 ml jar
Directions for use: Wash and Cleanse face thoroughly . Gently smoothen on the face or affected area . For best results follow up with the sunscreen lotion.
Ingredients in Fab India Vitamin E De Pigmentation Cream: Water, Kojic Acid Dipalmitate, Arbutin, Ascorbic Acid, Veegum, Vitamin E Acetate, Allantoin.
For me the ingredient list was pretty scary for me. I was aware that kojic acid and hydroquinone are banned in many countries . So even before using this, I did my full research on the ingredients. Let’ see:
Kojic Acid Dipalmitate has an excellent property of inhibiting the activity of tyrosinase present in the human skin so as to inhibit the melanin formation. It is more efficacious than straight kojic acid. Kojic Acid Dipalmitate can produce excellent effects in even toning the skin, fighting age spots, pregnancy marks, freckles as well as general skin pigmentation disorders of the face and body. Unlike kojic acid, which often causes product stability problems such as color changes, Kojic Acid Dipalmitate offers excellent product stability without any color instability problems.
Arbutin: Arbutin is a natural double action whitening agent. It’s new type of skin de-pigmentation and whitening agents, an extract of Bearberry plant which produced by a solid /liquid extraction, an environmentally friendly process.
Ascorbic Acid: vitamin C; used as an antioxidant in its L-ascorbic acid form, can have skin lightening effect in certain preparations, is important to keeping as well as rebuilding healthy collagen fibers.
Veegum : Thickening agent
Tocopheryl acetate, also known as vitamin E acetate, is a common vitamin supplement with the molecular formula C31H52O3 (for ‘α’ form). It is the ester of acetic acid and tocopherol (vitamin E). It is often used in dermatological products such as skin creams. Some studies have linked tocopheryl acetate to cancer.
Tocopheryl acetate is used as an alternative to tocopherol itself because the phenolic hydroxyl group is blocked, providing a less acidic product. It is believed that the acetate is slowly hydrolyzed once it is absorbed into the skin, regenerating tocopherol and providing protection against the sun’s ultraviolet rays.
Allantoin relieves the skin irritation caused by soaps and detergents, acids, and alkalies in oral and skin care products. It is said to promote wound healing and tissue formation, but is not recognized for that by regulatory agencies.
Why did I purchase Fab India Vitamin E De pigmentation cream?
I had got some dark spots on my cheeks, near my mouth and chin area. I had no clue why and how I had got these spots. I have a clear skin *touchwood* and these spots were screaming out loud on my face. I tried using face packs, home made stuff etc. but those ugly things just stayed on my face.
On a trip to Fab India store, Vitamin E De pigmentation cream caught my attention and I thought I’d give it a try. While purchasing I had a rough idea about Kojic acid Dipalmitate, Vitamin E acetate and hydroquinone. I came back home and did a research on every single ingredient listed. I would be lying if I’d say that I found this cream completely safe to use. I was not even sure whether the full list of the ingredients was mentioned on the jar. Nevertheless I decided to give it a try.
It is a thick white cream. The texture is heavy but it get absorbed in the skin easily without leaving any greasiness behind. The fragrance is on the stronger side.
It cream mentions that it is best if followed up by a sunscreen lotion. I decided to apply it only at night and only on my affected areas. I used to wash my face, and apply only this cream on the affected areas. Other than that I just used to apply my eye cream but was always careful that my two creams don’t get in contact with each other. That was the routine I followed for 3-4 nights.
The cream worked and it worked wonders!
My dark spots completely disappeared within 4 days of application. My skin was clear as ever. In fact those ugly spots never came back again. 🙂
I stopped using this cream from the 5th day itself. It is just lying with me since then. The expiry date of this cream is almost one and a half years from its date of manufacture. Mine expires in Jan 2011. So I would keeping this cream with me until then, just in case.
For the first time I would not be recommending or NOT recommending this cream. It has worked great for me but I cannot oversee the harmful chemicals present in Fab India Vitamin E De pigmentation Cream. I am not even sure if this cream would work on you or not because the reasons behind the skin problems could be different for each one of us. All I would say is that please buy this cream at your own discretion. 🙂
Hope this was helpful and I request all of you to do a good research on chemicals before using any fairness cream. If you use fairness creams, use them at night. Avoid using them during the day.
And btw btw, I lost some weight. Can’t tell you how happy I am today. 🙂 Read it HERE
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