Not long ago, the subject of skin complexion has become a hot topic around the Philippines.
Glutamax, a skin whitening brand was called out for its seemingly tone-deaf ad comparing skin complexions citing whiter skin is much better, favorable and gets the job promotion. As expected, this did not sit well to Filipino people who have come to accept and wear their ‘morena’ skin as a badge of honor.
True enough, the Filipino people and its neighboring Asian countries have been obsessed with skin whitening products. It is interesting to note that a ‘white skin’ does not necessarily look like those with Westerners.
When Asian people talk about ‘white skin,’ it leans more on brighter, porcelain glass complexion that can usually be seen from Korean women. And why not? They popularized the 7 Skin Method that has reached a global trend. Korean skincare products flooded the shelves of every beauty store- online and nearby shops alike.
The question now is: Of all the Skin Whitening or properly, Skin Brightening Products in the market, what makes these products really effective? How effective are these products?
I used to think that ‘Skin Whitening’ is one big scam the beauty industry tells you so that you’ll keep buying. But after a thorough investigation, I’ve learned that the right ingredients must be present for these topical products to work.
Here are the product ingredients you need to see on the product’s label before putting it on your cart:
1. Vitamin C
One of the whitening agents that are seriously underrated is the power of Vitamin C. Many know Vitamin C as a powerful shield against flu season but alas, it still has many tricks to uncover!
Taking Vitamin C orally increases the immune system of our body and it also has positive effects on our skin. On the other hand, Vitamin C applied to the skin can also bring many wonders. But don’t go crushing a Vitamin C tablet from a drugstore just yet!