iKOU Brightening Serum
A complex blend of organically grown plant extracts from the Swiss Alps, selected for their ability to inhibit melanin production. With Bearberry (derived from the Uva Ursi plant), a natural form of Hydroquinone, to gently fade skin discolouration and coffee extract to protect.
Massage into skin before moisturising to nourish, repair and rebuild the skin’s protective barrier.
A botanical complex of 7 organically grown plants from pristine remote locations in the Swiss Alps, which include Primula, Alchemilla Vulgaris, Veronica and Yarrow. These plants were selected for their ability to inhibit Tyrosinase, the enzyme, which is responsible for the production of melanin (skin pigment).
Bearberry Extract - Derived from the Uva Ursi plant. There are three species of Bearberry, only the Uva Ursi species produces Arbutin, a natural form of Hydroquinone which inactivates melanin.(Synthetic Hydroquinone is a controversial skin bleaching agent commonly used in traditional skin whitening formulations) Bearberry is stable, does not become pro-oxidant when exposed to sunlight. It’s super antioxidant content protects against free radical damage and UV rays, and has anti-ageing properties. Bearberry also contains allantoin which has long been used in herbal medicine for skin soothing properties.
- Coffee Extract: Powerful antioxidant protection against UVA and UVB rays. Anti-ageing, PH balancing, reduces pigmentation.
- Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide): Topical application of niacinamide has been shown to suppress melanin, increase ceramide and free fatty acid levels in skin, prevent skin from losing water content, decrease hyperpigmentation and stimulate microcirculation in the dermis.
Aqua, Organic Glycerine* (palm-free), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut water)*, Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Extract*, Coffee Arabica (Coffee) Extract, Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Extract*, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Primula Veris (Primrose) Extract, Alchemilla Vulgaris Extract (Lady’s Mantle), Veronica Officinalis Extract (Veronica), Melissa Officinalis leaf Extract (Lemon Balm), Achillea Millefolium Extract (Yarrow), Niacinamide (B3), Acacia Senengal (Acacia), Arctostaphylos UvaUrsi (Bearberry) extract*, Benzyl Alcohol**(and)Salicylic Acid**(and)Sorbic Acid** (Eco-Cert approved preservative), Pelargonium Graveolens (Rose Geranium) Oil, Daucus carota (Carrot Seed) Oil.
*denotes organic **ecocert approved