March 22, 2021
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Radiant, healthy skin is something we all desire. This luxurious vitamin-rich face cream removes signs of ageing, dull and dark spots. It leaves your skin looking youthful and radiant. With the beautifying vitamins C, E, B1–B12 plus the benefit of CoQ10, your skin will thank you for the energy boost.
Complexion Medline Face Cream helps strengthen your skin's natural defences and gives your complexion a more youthful and fresher appearance.
Complexion Medline research the safest product combination to lighten your skin or dark spots. The Complexion Medline Face Cream is effective for hyperpigmentation and safe for regular application to whiten skin evenly. It provides more than just a localised effect. The unique combination of ingredients, including Glutathione, Vitamin C, Alpha Lipoic Acid and Kojic Acid, provide a more systemic lighter skin. The reason for its effectiveness is the synergistic result of Vitamin C, Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) and Glutathione. Glutathione works as an inhibitor of melanisation or skin darkening. Still, without vitamin C and ALA, Glutathione is quickly depleted in the body. Together, they can help to regenerate Glutathione levels and gradually lighten the skin with the bonus of antioxidant properties. This article looks at what each ingredient is and what benefits the organic ingredient combination provides for a beautifully even skin tone.
Glutathione (GSH) is an antioxidant in plants, animals and fungi. In plants, Glutathione is involved in stress management and defence against pathogens.
It is involved in many body processes, including tissue building and repair, making chemicals and proteins needed in the body, and for the immune system. It has potent antioxidant properties. Glutathione is a substance produced naturally by the liver. Its skin-lightening effects result from direct as well as indirect inhibition of the tyrosinase enzyme. Tyrosinase causes the production of melanin and other pigments. Therefore, inhibiting the tyrosinase decreases or slows down melanin production. However, we need to remember that the sun stimulates melanin production, so it's essential to wear sunscreen to avoid your skin getting darker and sun damage.
Glutathione is used for many medical treatments, helping patients across a large spectrum of conditions such as hardening of the arteries and chemotherapy's effects, to name a few.
Clinical tests of Glutathione for skin lightening have shown that the reduction of the melanin index was statistically significant when compared to placebo. The trials reported a considerable improvement in other parameters and no adverse drug effects.
Kojic Acid is a by-product of fermented foods such as soy sauce. It is made from different types of fungi. Just like Glutathione, Kojic Acid inhibits and prevents the formation of Tyrosine, decreasing melanin production. Concentrations of one per cent or less of Kojic Acid has been approved for cosmetic use. It has an anti-aging effect as it works on sun damage, age spots, and scars. As well as this, Kojic Acid has some antimicrobial and anti-fungal properties, which can help treat acne. Kojic Acid has been commercially used in Japan, for several years, as a food additive to maintain freshness and inhibit discolouration. 
ALA is an antioxidant and a naturally occurring compound in the body, which helps produce energy, prevent certain kinds of cell damage and restores vitamin levels. Foods such as yeast and spinach contain ALA. ALA contributes to heavy metal detoxification. Studies have shown that ALA lowers blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. It has been used to treat other conditions such as cancer, Alzheimer's disease, and liver ailments. ALA interacts with, recycles and increases intracellular levels of Glutathione and is easily absorbed and transported across cell membranes. The free radical protection occurs both inside and outside of cells. ALA is water- and fat-soluble. This makes it more effective against a broader range of free radicals than vitamin C (water-soluble) and vitamin E (fat-soluble) alone. The combined effect of ALA with the other ingredients in the Complexion Medline Face Cream seems to improve elasticity and reduce wrinkles and roughness of ageing skin.
Alpha Arbutin is a plant extract from berries such as blueberries, bearberry and cranberries, and pomegranate. It has been described as one of the most effective skin lightening products available. Alpha Arbutin inhibits Tyrosine, and less Tyrosine means less pigment or discolouration and fewer unwanted dark spots. A 2004 study backs this and reports that alpha-arbutin is an effective and safe ingredient for skin-lightening. It helps to fade scars and pigmentation from sun damage. Because of the low skin permeability and slow-release, Alpha Arbutin is considered safe to use consistently and is an excellent brightener with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
CoQ10 is a compound stored in your cells to aid in energy production, also serving as an antioxidant to protect cells from oxidation damage. The highest concentrations of CoQ10 are found in organs such as the heart and liver, where energy is in demand. As you age, levels of CoQ10 decrease in cells. CoQ10 is also found in meat, fish and nuts, but not in significant quantities to increase body levels. People with certain health conditions seem to have low levels of CoQ10. A double-blind clinical study in New York revealed heart patients given CoQ10 improved their heart condition and incidence of complications.
Applying CoQ10 to the skin can reduce damage from internal and external factors by increasing energy production in the cells and promoting antioxidant protection. It can also minimise oxidation damage caused by UV rays and decrease the depth of wrinkles. It's also possible that higher CoQ10 levels can reduce the incident of skin cancer developing.
You can harvest Bearberry extract from the astringent foliage of a shrub found in the arctic. The leaves contain phytochemicals providing antioxidant and antibacterial properties capable of protecting cells caused by free radicals. This extract has historically been used to treat urinary tract infections. Bearberry also breaks down into Arbutin considered safe compared to its sensitising counterpart. Bearberry extract provides excellent skin brightening and anti-aging properties.
Grapeseed oil is generally harvested from the seeds left after winemaking. It is high in omega-6 fatty acids, which are beneficial for the heart. Grapeseed oil is a good vitamin E source, which helps protect your cells from damaging free radicals. The linolenic acid found in grapeseed oil is a fatty acid that may reduce inflammation in the skin's middle and outer layers.
We all know the positive benefits of taking vitamins. The Complexion Medline Face Cream is stacked full of skin nutrition containing vitamin C and E and the B group vitamins B1, B2, B5, B6, B12. Each of the other ingredients expanded on above have remarkable properties. We have discussed these as able to protect from free radical damage, provide cell energy, brighten the skin, improve depth of wrinkles, repair sun damage and lighten scars– not to mention the added benefit of evenly and systemically lightening skin. Gosh, that's many benefits. All the ingredients are certified organic as well. The face cream is made in Australia and not tested on animals! It can be applied twice daily to the face and neck long-term as maintenance to protect, brighten and lighten your skin.
We look forward to hearing about your experience with this specially formulated face cream. You can purchase it from our shop.
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