Salicylic Acid is a compound of natural origin, found in willow bark. Its main action on the skin is to produce exfoliation. Exfoliation is crucial to open up the bumps and ingrown hairs and to prevent their formation.
ACETYL SALICYLIC ACID
Acetyl Salicylic Acid is the ester derivative of Salicylic Acid, and it has skin soothing and exfoliating properties. It is very sensitive to moisture and unstable in water. In the presence of water it converts to Salicylic Acid. Our competitor's formulation have water and therefore even though they declare Acetyl Salicylic Acid as one of the ingredients, it would be unstable in the presence of water. So all they are selling is concentrated Salicylic Acid. That is why their products have short expiration dates, why they sting upon application (they are very acidic), why they smell like vinegar (due to the acetic acid released from the hydrolysis of the Acetyl Salicylic Acid) and why they dry the skin so much. BUMP & BLEMISH® has a formulation that does not contain water, thereby insuring the stability of the Acetyl Salicylic Acid ingredient. In addition to its skin soothing action, Acetyl Salicylic Acid in the skin is slowly converted to Salicylic Acid providing a sustained exfoliating action without the irritation associated with high concentrations of Salicylic Acid.
Most current skin brightening agents like Hydroquinone and Kojic Acid show numerous adverse effects such as high irritative and sentitizing potential, melanocyte cytotoxicity and instabilitly in formulations. The patented ingredient Chromabright® is a novel skin brightener that has been tested for efficacy and safety with satisfactory results. It presents no side effects, good efficacy in vitro and in vivo and, uniquely, a photoprotective effect. It acts by inhibiting tyrosinase, the main enzyme responsible for the generation of melanin in human skin melanocytes. The photoprotective effect on human epidermal keratinocytes helps prevent skin damage caused by UV radiation. The combination of Chromabright® with other skin brighteners leads to a product that acts faster and more efficiently than existing single components.
The patented ingredient OxyResvenox® is Hydroxy Resveratrol, a naturally occurring analog of Resveratrol, the well known anti-oxidant from red wine. Hydroxy Resveratrol is found in Morus Alba and other plants. It is a potent inhibitor of the tyrosinase enzyme- 32 times more potent than Kojic Acid, and without the irritation and sensitization problems frequent with Kojic- and helps reduce the appearance of dark spots and generally hyperpigmented skin. It has both skin brightening and soothing actions.
The patented ingredient SabiWhite® is Tetrahydro Curcumin (THC) is a colorless hydrogenated product derived from the yellow curcuminoids, the biologically active principles from the rhizomes of Curcuma longa (Turmeric). THC (INCI name: tetrahydrodiferuloylmethane) is a metabolite of curcuminoids in vivo, and a potent anti-oxidant and skin brightening agent. It is a potent inhibitor of the tyrosinase enzyme- 7 times more potent than Kojic Acid.
Borage oil is the most concentrated natural source (20%) of Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA), an essential fatty acid (EFA). Linoleic Acid is an 18:2 (w-6) fatty acid; an essential component of the viable membranes.
Normally the tissues produce GLA from linoleic acid via delta-6-desaturase. However the skin lacks this enzyme, so it must get GLA it from the circulation or by topical application. However, typical western diets are deficient in GLA, so the supply from the circulation is low, and is best to provide it by direct application to the skin. GLA helps restore the skin's normal appearance after treatments.