Lightning - Infused with licorice, mulberry and green tea extract, this all-natural, hydroquinone-free skin brightener combats discoloration without the inflammation of similar high potency formulas. With active ingredients to exfoliate, clarify and prevent future damage, Lightning strikes at pigmentation to reveal a luminous, even-toned complexion. Net Wt. 15ml
Lightning: Apply every evening to clean, dry skin for melasma or resistant pigmentation. May use as a concentrated spot treatment unless prepping for a peel or diffuse damage apparent. Daily sunscreen use is mandatory.
Lightning: Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Glycerin, Alcohol Denat., Aqua (Water), Azelaic Acid, Alpha-Arbutin, Lactic Acid (L), Epilobium Angustifolium Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Bisabolol (L-alpha), Glutathione (L), Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Morus Alba (Mulberry) Bark Extract, Beta-Carotene (D), Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Tocopherol (D-alpha), Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Tetrahydrobisdemethoxydiferuloylmethane, Tetrahydrodemethoxydiferuloylmethane, Tetrahydrodiferuloylmethane, Pyruvic Acid, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Benzyl Alcohol
Q. Does Lightning use hydroquinone?
A: No. CosMedix does not use hydroquinone due to its inflammatory nature and potential for further skin damage.
Q. How does Lightning work?
A: Lightning's natural skin brightening ingredients work to inhibit the tyrosinase enzyme responsible for discoloration and minimize the unwanted stimulation of melanin. Once the source of the discoloration is controlled, exfoliation is then often recommended to draw pigmented areas out.