Illuminants+ Face-Hand-Body Lotion
Clarifying, brightening, pigment-managing therapy for body skin.
With 2 tyrosinase inhibitors, 3 reparative antioxidants, therapy-enhancing + skin-renewing microdermabrasion.
Helps clarify dark spots + patches, and. Clarifies dark spots/patches from aging, sun/light damage, melasma, photoallergies, inflammations (rashes, acne, insect bites) + other hyperpigmentations.
Gentle enough for use as an interim facial moisturizer when slowly increasing application frequency of Illuminants+ Creams.
Corrected, notably more radiant, tone-balanced skin from head to toe.
Gives body skin a vibrant, even-toned glow.
Brightens skin beautifully. Results in clearer, tone-balanced skin that looks younger, notably more vibrant + radiant due to lighter, healthier cells.
Lightening/Brightening: kojic acid plus bearberry leaf-&- vitamin C complex.
Lit Skin: 3 antioxidants, vitamin C, green tea + rice phytic acid = a triad of free radical fighters. Repairs damage from sun + other environmental, oxidizing agents that produce a duller epidermis + dermis - leading to "lit" skin.
Penetration: A problem of lightening therapy is getting the active ingredients deep enough in the skin to be effective. Unbuffered (undiluted) glycolic acid deposits the tyrosinase inhibitors deeper in the skin while also forcing newer, brighter, healthier cells to the skin's surface.
... plus intensive hydrating glycerin.
Massage a generous amount over neck, chest, arms, elbows, legs, knees + other external body skin. Can also be used on face as an interim moisturizer between applications of Illuminants+ Creams when increasing usage frequency at the start of therapy. Reapply as often as desired or needed. Note: Avoid mucosal (wet) areas of eyes, nostrils + mouth.
Follow with an Armada Sun + Light Screen on face and other exposed skin every day, whether indoors or outdoors + whether or not this Lotion has been applied on a given day. Apply liberally before sun exposure, as well as every day, both indoors and outdoors, carefully avoiding membranous areas of eyes and nostrils. Blend well. When outdoors, reapply at least every 1 to 2 hours, after swimming or sweating and after towel drying.
Sunburn Warning: This product contains an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that may increase your skin's sensitivity to the sun and particularly the possibility of sunburn. Use a sun-screen, wear protective clothing, and limit sun exposure while using this product and for a week afterwards.
Before using any product, test a tiny amount of it on skin (we omit allergens, but you may be sensitive to an ingredient that isn't an allergen).
Introduce new products one at a time, with at least 3 days in between to make sure you are not allergic.
Do not store in extreme temperatures, or in direct sunlight.
Do not (re)introduce removed portions of product, water or other substances into product.
As with all things skin, consult your dermatologist.
For external use only on specified areas as directed.
Stop use + consult your doctor in the unlikely event of discomfort or sensitivity.
If contact with eyes occurs, flush out with plenty of water. Keep out of reach of children. While safe for its intended use, ingesting large amounts of this product - as unattended children may do - is potentially harmful. If large quantities of this product have been ingested, get medical help right away.
Aqua/Water/Eau, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Ceteareth-25, Cyclopentasiloxane, Arctostaphylos Uva-Ursi Leaf Extract, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Glycolic Acid, Triethanolamine, Glyceryl Laurate, Butylene Glycol, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, C12-15 Alkyl Lactate, Glyceryl Caprate, Sodium Phytate, Butylene Glycol, Palmitoyl Hydroxypropyl Trimonium Amylopectin/Glycerin Crosspolymer, Kojic Acid, *Methylparaben, *Phenoxyethanol, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben, Propylparaben.
- "radiant heat from cooking darkens people's skin" Review by Aina Ledesma
I love to cook. Did you know that even the radiant heat from cooking darkens people's skin? I noticed when my belly was darkening and getting crack-dry in one area – directly at stove and cooking level! So, I put Illuminants+ Face + Hand + Body Lotion and it was gone.Posted on 7/21/11
- "I love VMV Hypoallergenics Illuminants+ Face + Hand + Body + Lotion" Review by Tracey Brown
I’m going to forgo the introduction and just start with saying: I love VMV Hypoallergenics Illuminants+ Face + Hand + Body + Lotion. While I’m not interested in ‘brightening’ my deep complexion, I do have some dark spots and small blemishes that could use evening out. This is especially useful since I don’t wear foundation or cover-up with any sort of regularity.Posted on 7/21/11
- "Truly an all purpose-product!" Review by Gayle Gozum
I'm using Illuminants+ Face+Hands+ Body Lotion on my knees and elbows to even out my skin tone. It gave me a nice healthy “glow” without leaving residue, and it feels great going on, absorbing easily. Long lasting moisturizer, somehow managed to smooth out rough areas and hydrate drier skin without being oily. Really does work on face, hands and body. Truly an all purpose-product!Posted on 7/21/11
What causes elbows, knees and certain areas of body skin to darken? One of the most common causes of darkened skin in these areas is contact or photocontact dermatitis. Contact dermatitis occurs when the skin is irritated by its contact with irritants or allergens. Photocontact dermatitis occurs when those irritants are stimulated by light (many allergens, such as fragrances, dyes and preservatives, are also photo-allergens, which can react with light to cause darkening). Darkening after a skin trauma (such as a pimple, insect bite, or rash) is called post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH), which could also be a cause. Read More
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