A clear, amber coloured, slightly viscous liquid with a slight odour made up of 7 Swiss alpine plants into an aqueous complex
It has good Eco credentials and complies with the NaTrue criteria as well as Cosmos.
100% natural origin and pH stable between 3.5 - 6.5
Aqua; Glycerine; Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract; Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract; Primula Veris Flower Extract; Alchemilla Vulgaris Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract; Veronica Officinalis Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract; Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract; Achillea Millefolium Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract
The individual materials that make up Skin Lightener are listed on the Cosmetic Ingredient Database (Cosing) here.
Excellent to use in anti ageing hand creams. Age spots on the hands are very ageing but are also difficult to get rid of. Skin Lightener acts slowly which means you don’t get a give away bleaching effect. The colour intensity of the age spots is significantly reduced over a period of time.
It evens out the skin tone so use in acne damaged skin products.
Can be used in daily defence creams as well as night creams and serums for its brightening effect on the skin.
No specific hair use.
Use at 3% to 5%.
It is soluble in water so cannot be used in oil only products.
It is heat stable only up to 60°C.
Add to Stage 3 (cool down stage) of creams and lotions. Ideal to use in gels and serums.
We feel it is best as the sole lightening ingredient in the product you use it in. However, regular exfoliation of the skin will help to remove dead skin cells which will enhance to overall effect.
Conditioning Gel to Even Out Skin Tone
Stage 1: (room temperature)
66% Spring Water
10% Chamomile Water
10% Lavender Water
1.3% Konjac Glucomannan
Stage 2: (room temperature)
5% Skin Lightener
3% Pomegranate Seed Oil
1% Preservative 12
0.7% Essential Oil of your choice
Sprinkle the Konjac lightly over the surface of the water. Beat vigorously until smooth. It will thicken more when it is left to stand.
Weigh the stage 2 materials and mix together thoroughly.
Add to the gel and blend thoroughly. Jar and label.
Hand Cream to Reduce Age Spots
Stage 1: (above 75°C)
6% Jojoba Oil
6% Thistle Oil
3% Avocado Butter
2% Cetearyl Alcohol
3% VE Emulsifier
Stage 2: (above 75°C)
5% MF Emulsifier
6% Boiling Spring Water
Stage 3: (below 40°C)
5% Skin Lightener
4% NFF Moisturiser
1% Vitamin E
1% Preservative 12
1% Essential Oil of your choice
Heat the stage 1 (fat stage) ingredients in a bain marie until they are above 75°C.
Combine the stage 2 (water stage) ingredients into a bowl and place onto a bain marie. Pour the stage 1 materials into the stage 2 bowl and stir.
Ensure the temperature stays above 75°C and stir continuously for 5 minutes.
Remove from the heat and place the bowl in a pan of cold water. When the temperature is below 40°C, add the stage 3 ingredients. Combine thoroughly. Jar and label.
For more information and guidance on making your own skin care products please see Aromantic's books and eBooks in our Publications section.
These notes are not meant to replace medical guidance and you should seek the advice of your doctor for your health matters. The formulae are given in good faith and are intended for educational purposes only. They have not been evaluated or tested in any way and Aromantic Ltd. makes no claim as to their effectiveness. It is up to the reader to ensure that any products they produce from these recipes are safe to use, and if relevant, compliant under current cosmetic regulations.
Lady’s Mantle has been used for centuries to brighten the skin and soften it. Many others are listed in texts but some are very aggressive on the skin. Extensive testing of over 100 plants lead to the development of this Swiss blend.