“... and all we knew about her that we didn't know the night before was that she had eyes like pansies and skin like the moon.”
--Glenda Millard, A Small Free Kiss in the Dark
It's that time of year again, when we assess our summer damage and decide what to do about it. It happens even to me. I had the pleasure of visiting Catalina Island for the first time this summer, and after a weekend in the sun, despite my SPF 50, I noticed 2 tan blotches on my forehead. Hey, those weren't there before!
I've been compounding alpha-arbutin serum (aka Brightening Serum) for 2 years now with good results with keeping the freckles on my cheeks at bay, but these large patches called for something stronger. Enter Daily Brightening Pads, which are compounded on the spot with arbutin crystals, 6% vitamin C, 2% kojic acid (a lightener that is a byproduct of rice fermentation and that has been used in Japan for centuries), green tea polyphenols, and 1% salicylic acid just to help all these goodies penetrate into the skin. Free of harsh chemicals, these pads erased my blotches in just one month of twice daily use (although the container has enough for 2 months, just to make sure that they are gone). Hurray!
Due to their strength, Daily Brightening Pads have to be a prescription, but they are so worth it.
Posted on Thu, October 1, 2015
by Heidi Gilchrist