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I recently had IPL done and the girl was pushing Lumixyl which is designed for hyperpigmentation. It's $120 an ounce. Ouch! I'm curious if there's anything outstanding in the ingredients list:

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Pentylene Glycol, Glycerin, Bis-Ethoxydiglycol Cyclohexane 1,4-Dicarboxylate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Decapeptide-12, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium PCA, Phenylethyl Resorcinol, Phyllanthus Emblica Fruit Extract, Panthenol, Allantoin, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Dicetyl Phosphate, Ceteth-10 Phosphate, Sclerotium Gum, Aminomethyl Propanol, Butylene Glycol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Chlorphenesin, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol.

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The resorcinol is interesting, but  not in a good way.

Can't see how it would work for hyperpigmentation. Do they say? It contains some liquorice, but that's about it.

The name is excellent, may that is what lightens the skin.
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LOL. Here's an excerpt from a news release last summer (the bold text is mine):

NEW YORK, NY (August 6, 2009) /PRNewswire/ — Lumixyl™ is a non-toxic, non-irritating, synthetic peptide technology shown to significantly help improve the appearance of unwanted discoloration, age spots, sun spots and uneven skin tone...

Developed by dermatological researchers at Stanford University, Lumixyl's ground-breaking technology is the only peptide shown to measurably promote healthy skin function in restraining tyrosinase, the enzyme responsible for initiating the overproduction of melanin, that can cause uneven pigmentation and dark spots.


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I think that would be decapeptide-12.

There are so many melanin synthesis inhibitors, I am not impressed by yet another one, peptide or not.

I can see that companies keep using "blogs" to copy and paste their marketing spiels. It really degrades blogs. Our forum, paid and moderated by a skin care company, Skin Actives, ends up being more reliable than blogs that should be "independent".








                       
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