What You Should Know
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Most reach for their anti-wrinkle cream to soothe problems such as embarrassing age spots, but Lumnaderm claims you should reach for their skin whitening cream instead. Formulated with mature audiences in mind, Lumnaderm is highly publicized online as a cure-all for all types of skin unevenness, including freckles, light scarring, age spots, and excessive hyperpigmentation, and it claims to remove the presence of these tell-all age indicators within four weeks — or your money back. According to Lumnaderm, some results include the lessened appearance of sun-related skin damage (such as age spots or freckles), improvement of skin texture, restoration of a healthy glow to the skin, and improving the evenness of skin color. These are certainly advantages all consumers would love to have, but some wonder if this is too good to be true.
In Lumnaderm’s defense, it contains a 30 day money back guarantee and plenty of positive testimonials to reference, all raving about the potent effects of this cream. All of the testimonials are written by older consumers, which is Lumnaderm’s primary audience. Of course the price may be a deterrent (expect to pay $79.85 for a small 1.7oz bottle), but its certainly less expensive than other skin lighteners available today. Despite these advantages, however, there is one piece of info noticeably absent — information about how the formula actually works.
According to Lumnaderm’s retailers, it contains: Purified Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate (and) PEG-100 Stearate, Stearic Acid, Kojic Dipalmitate, Asafetida Extract, Glycolic Acid, Chamomile Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Methylparaben, and Propylparaben. It is very evident that this is not an all-natural product.
Lumnaderm definitely contains a skin whitening agent, called Kojic Dipalmitate. It is a patented skin brightener in the United States, and is shown to legitimately lighten the skin with continual use. As for its safety, it is still debated, and a similar ingredient (also patented as a skin brightener) was banned because of adverse side effects. Glycolic Acid should also be noted for its penetrative effects when applied topically. Studies show that it helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and is typically used during chemical peels to rejuvenate skin.
- Contains Glycolic Acid, which has noted anti-wrinkle benefits.
- Numerous testimonials speak volumes about its rejuvenatory effects.
- Not very cheap – and the size is a bit too small for everyday use.
- Its skin whitening agent may have some adverse effects.
- Not an all-natural product.
The Bottom Line
Lumnaderm contains a patented skin whitening agent proven to lighten the skin, but the safety of this ingredient is heavily debated. Consumers are advised to take caution, and perhaps seeking a safer product may be more ideal for many people’s skin needs. If these effects are not concerning, however, Lumnaderm does contain some proven benefits, and it may help consumers with their aging skin care needs.