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Shikai Healthy Glow Brightening Night Cream -- 1 fl oz


Shikai Healthy Glow Brightening Night Cream
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Shikai Healthy Glow Brightening Night Cream -- 1 fl oz

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Shikai Healthy Glow Brightening Night Cream Description

  • Healthy Glow Facial Care
  • Healthy Glow Brightening Night Cream
  • Featuring Vitamin C & E, Ferulic Acid, Niacinamide, Strawberry & Pomegranate Seed Extracts
  • Vegan • Gluten-Free • Cruelty-Free

This Vitamin C-rich Brightening Night Cream comes with all the botanicals to help brighten, hydrate and soften the appearance of fine lines, and to give skin an overall healthy glow.

 

Vitamins C & E – Help soften the appearance of hyperpigmentation and increase skin glow.

Ferulic Acid – Antioxidant that helps to soften the appearance of wrinkles.

Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) – Moisturizes and hydrates dry skin to give the appearance of younger-looking skin.

Strawberry & Pomegranate Seed Extracts – Hydrates dry skin and produce a healthy glow.

Why Choose ShiKai® Healthy Glow Skin Care?
This Vitamin C Facial Care System is packed with a powerful combination of antioxidants that works together to create an overall healthy glow in all skin types. This advanced skincare system uses key botanical ingredients to protect the skin’s microbiome, restore moisture, help tighten the appearance of aging skin and brighten overall skin tone.

 

Shikau has been a pioneer in bringing clean ingredients to skincare since 1970. After losing their home and almost losing the business to wildfire, this family business is on a mission to do better.

 

A percent of sales will be donated to non-profits helping to create climate resilient communities.

 


Directions

Apply onto freshly cleansed face and neck at night as an overnight brightening cream. FOr best results, use daily with Healthy Glow Vitamin C Skin Care System.

Free Of
Animal ingredients, animal testing and gluten.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Ingredients: Water (aqua), sunflower seed oil (helianthus annuus), vitamin B3 (niacinamide), glycerin, cetyl alcohol, cetearyl olivate, sorbitan olivate, sunflower seed unsaponifiables (helianthus annuus), glyceryl stearate, vitamin C (tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate), propanediol, strawberry seed extract (fragaria ananassa), ferulic acid, pomegranate juice extract (punica granatum), vitamin E (tocotrienols), orange peel oil (citrus aurantium dulcis), xanthan gum, gluconolactone, sodium benzoate, tetrasodium gluctamate diacetate, dehydroacetic acid, benzyl alcoyhol, citric acid.
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What Causes Hyperpigmentation, and Can You Get Rid of Dark Spots?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]As you get older, or if you spend a lot of time in the sun, you might start to notice small dark spots or patches on your skin. Are they moles? Freckles? Pimples? Enlarged pores? There are so many different skin conditions that resemble one another, so it can be hard to really know what’s exactly going on with without talking to a dermatologist. (Note: If you’re concerned about a dark spot or other mysterious skin growth, definitely book an appointment with a professional!) Woman Checking Skin in Mirror Wondering What Causes Hyperpigmentation If you’re experiencing hyperpigmentation, which is the official term for the formation of skin patches that are darker than your natural skin tone, it may not be cause for concern. Dark spots don’t cause skin cancer. But if they appear, it may mean that you need to reduce sun exposure, apply sunscreen more often or switch to a higher SPF sunscreen product to better protect your skin. Dark patches do worsen with sun exposure, so unless you take action to better protect your skin, dark spots will get even darker over time.

What causes hyperpigmentation?

Without question, the biggest cause of hyperpigmentation is sun exposure. “The natural pigment melanin, which gives skin its color, is produced more quickly by ultraviolet (UV) radiation, and dark spots develop when melanin accumulates or is created in significant quantities on skin that has been exposed to the sun for a long time,” explains Dr. Anna H. Chacon, a Miami-based board-certified dermatologist. Hyperpigmentation can occur at any age and affect people of all ethnicities, but it’s most commonly experienced over age 40.  People with darker skin tones may produce more melanin naturally, which can put them at greater risk of developing dark spots over time. Color and darkness can vary based on skin tone, meaning dark spots can range in shade, and from light brown to dark brown. “The areas are painless and have the same texture as the surrounding skin,” Chacon continues. “Dark spots can also appear on any part of the body and come in a variety of sizes, although they are most prevalent in locations that are frequently exposed to the sun.” Note that hyperpigmentation may also result from use of tanning lamps and beds. According to Cleveland Clinic, other reasons hyperpigmentation may occur include hormonal changes, skin injuries (such as acne, cuts or burns), medications (such as birth control pills or drugs that increase sensitivity to light), diseases and disorders (such as Addison’s disease) and genetics (think: your family has freckled skin).

How to treat hyperpigmentation

The best way to treat dark spots is topically, with a skincare regimen that features the right combination of skin-active agents and properties to lighten and balance skin tone and complexion. “It’s best to use a product with dark spot correcting ingredients, including azelaic acid, glycolic acid, kojic acid, retinoids (adapalene gel, tazarotene, retinol and tretinoin) and vitamin C,”  Chacon says.

Key nutrients to fight dark spots:

Alpha hydroxy acids (AHA): Research shows that the use of AHAs (including glycolic acid) is beneficial for improving hyperpigmentation, while additionally providing other skin benefits. “AHAs are produced by plants and are made up of small molecules that skin can easily absorb, notes Chacon. “They’re also good for reducing wrinkles, enhancing skin texture and providing other anti-aging benefits.” Niacinamide: Niacinamide is a form of vitamin B3 that’s essential for skin health. It’s a popular ingredient in dark spot treatment serums and often combined with moisturizing agents, such as hyaluronic acid and vitamin E to promote hydration. Vitamin C: Well known for its benefits for hyperpigmentation, vitamin C works at a cellular level to inhibit melanin synthesis. Many brightening skincare products feature vitamin C in combination with other nutrients such as vitamin A and azelaic acid (also known to help with hyperpigmentation). Beta hydroxyl acids (BHA): Traditionally used to treat acne, BHAs (including salicylic acid) also help with dark spots, as they’ve been found to have anti-inflammatory and whitening effects on skin. Chacon notes that BHAs are often combined with niacinamide, which also offers benefits for acne. Her advice for those suffering from acne and dark spots is to choose a daily face serum or exfoliating cleanser containing both ingredients for clear, bright skin. Retinols: Derived from vitamin A, retinols are potent natural substances that “can improve skin tone and texture, reduce fine wrinkles, reverse sun damage and reverse the effects of aging,” says Chacon. Retinol has been shown to improve hyperpigmentation. Because it’s a strong ingredient, it’s generally advised to start slow with application and research how to use retinol before adding it to your skincare routine.

Treating hyperpigmentation: Consistency is key

In general, it’s important to be consistent with your skincare routine; but if your goal is to treat hyperpigmentation, it really matters. You’ll see results faster if you follow through with a daily regimen and do not skip any days of treatment. Hyperpigmentation should start to diminish after a month of treatment. More noticeable benefits can take up to three months. Note that it may take longer to see results if you struggle with acne or severe dark spots. For most people, though, consistency and high-quality skincare products will lead to clearer, brighter, smoother and more dewy skin after about four weeks. “Increased collagen production may contribute to these benefits,” Chacon adds, as ingredients treating dark spots also provide anti-aging and other benefits. Finally, Chacon notes that some ingredients, such as vitamin C, AHAs and BHAs, are faster-acting than others, such as retinol. Retinol’s benefits for dark spots and anti-aging can take three to six months to see. These statements have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_text_separator title="Featured Products" border_width="2"][vc_row_inner equal_height="yes" content_placement="middle" gap="35"][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="168209" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" css=".vc_custom_1691422305005{padding-right: 7% !important;padding-left: 7% !important;}" link="https://www.vitacost.com/truskin-retinol-moisturizer"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="168210" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" css=".vc_custom_1691422324379{padding-right: 7% !important;padding-left: 7% !important;}" link="https://www.vitacost.com/andalou-naturals-brightening-glycolic-mask-brightening-pumpkin-honey"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="168211" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" css=".vc_custom_1691422342822{padding-right: 7% !important;padding-left: 7% !important;}" link="https://www.vitacost.com/acure-brightening-day-cream"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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