Dermalogica’s ChromaWhite TRx skincare system offers multiple advantages to those who are trying to lighten areas of hyper pigmented skin or to even out their skin tone. The products are effective and gentle, achieving a brighter skin tone without damaging the skin in the process.
This may not seem like a big deal; surely all cosmetics available to customers should be safe to use? And yet, this is not always the case, and some unscrupulous manufacturers may put their profits firmly before the welfare of their customers.
For those looking for pigmentation treatments, this is an important factor to keep in mind when choosing new products to try out. None of Dermalogica’s ChromaWhite products contain hydroquinone, a product that is still being used despite the fact that it has been banned from use in the EU and in the US in high concentrations.
Hydroquinone was a popular ingredient in skin lightening products, as it decreases the production of melanin pigments in the skin, thus lightening the skin. As a result, the skin has less natural protection from the sun’s harmful rays, exposing it to serious damage.
According to the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics website,
“The Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep database, which compares cosmetic ingredients to more than 50 international toxics databases, identifies hydroquinone as a carcinogen, immunotoxicant and developmental and reproductive toxicant, and also identifies concerns regarding the ingredient’s risks for various organ systems, the endocrine system and neurotoxicity”.
Some may be tempted to try and get hold of products containing this ingredient despite the ban, but why bother when there are other effective and most importantly, safe, products available? If you are unhappy with your uneven skin tone, do something about it, just not at the expense of your skin and your health.