Skin Lightening and Skin Peeling FAQ's
Will I peel or shed after using Gluta-CSkin Lightening Cream?
Yes, peeling/shedding should start at the base of the nose and around the lips then out, its' mostly shedding not peeling, you'll feel that your skin will turn tight and dry and dry/dead skin will begin to fall off. This process should start around the 3rd or 4th day, for some takes longer.
- Is Gluta-C Skin Lightening safe?
Gluta-C Skin Lightening Cream is formulated with these factors in mind, Efficacy and safety. It does not contain Hydroquinone, mercury, steroids or other harmful ingredients. It's active ingredients are plant derived (Alpha Arbutin), Kojic Acid (from Rice Sake), Vitamin A (Retinol) a great anti-aging and Glutathione known as the Ultimate anti-oxidant, anti-aging and skin lightening agent.
- How long does it last (shedding or peeling)?
It depends on your current condition. Shedding can last from 1-4 weeks. Please note, that shedding or peeling is very minimal compare to peeling from using Maxi Peel. This stage should not even be noticeable esp. if you use Petroleum jelly to rub off dead skin and dirt.
- How come I can't use toner, astringent or even cleansing pads while using Gluta-C Skin Lightening Cream?
Gluta-C Lightening cream is highly concentrated, and is an all in one skincare regimen. From toning, exfoliating, anti-aging, pimple/acne blocker, moisturizing and skin lightening. Once you start using this cream, you no longer need to use other skincare products except for the Glutathione or Kojic soap, Sunblock or daytime moisturizer w/ Sunblock. That's all you need. Talking about a cost effective skincare and skin lightening regimen! However, if you needed to use toner, Funky Mommy Skin Lightening toner is formulated to work synergistically with Gluta-C® Cream with minimal after feel effects.
What can I expect from using Gluta-C Skin Lightening Cream?
First week of usage: Your skin will go through the cleansing stage, shedding of dirt and old dead skin cells. Although this can also last up to a month esp. if this is your first time doing such maintenance on your skin. Don't be alarmed as shedding is very minimal, this will not affect your everyday social life. **Some users experience scar lightening during this stage. Skin will be sore and feel raw at this point. Do not rub skin. Skin will turn pinkish or reddish when exposed to excessive heat or sun. Some would experience acne breakout, mostly if you're a smoker or really oily skin. Don't be alarmed once this phase is over, pimples will start to disappear and skin will start to look smooth and lighter.
2nd-3rd week: Scars, age spots, liver spots, hyper pigmentation starts to lighten. Skin starts to lighten, Skin's becoming firm and well tone. Acne breakout is minimized or has stop completely.
4th week and going forward: For medium skin, this stage will look promising as far as skin lightening, texture and skin tone. After the one month break, skin will look oxygen rich and oh so smooth. For darker skin; This stage will mark the beginning of drastic skin improvement, although a little delay due to the fact that darker skin means melanin production is twice as much compare to individuals with lighter and medium skin.
- Can I use a different brand of Sunblock?
Absolutely, any brand will do.
If I stopped using Gluta-C cream, will my skin get darker?
No, your skin will not get darker, but if you don't protect it with Sunblock and refrain from going out in the sun for a long period of time, skin will return to its regular color prior to lightening.
I have a very sensitive skin, can this cream work for me?
Although we only use the safest skin lightening ingredients, there's a chance that some people may experience allergic reactions from one of its natural ingredients. Therefore, as a precautionary, we suggest that you do a patch test. If a light tingling sensation occurs, this is NOT a sign that you are allergic to it, simply a sign that the cream is working its way through the skin. If redness/burning sensation occurs after you have been using it for days, this means that you're skin is was too sensitive to be using the cream every day, please discontinue use, apply aloe vera or Petroleum jelly to affected area until it's completely healed. You can continue using it with 2-3 day interval, do not use it every day.
Since your skin will be sore and sensitive to other products, we highly recommend the use of Calendula Moisturizer it contains great healing power that rejuvenates and helps expedite the skin's renewal.
- How many shades can I lighten with the cream?
Gluta-C Skin Lightening cream can lift 2-4 shades or as much as your body/skin will allow.
- Is this formulation safe for long term use?
Gluta-C cream does not contain harmful chemicals such as hydroquinone, mercury or benzonene. Although it is safe for long term use, we suggest to have at least 1-2 week break after every 30 days so skin can have a breather, this will give skin to regain oxygen that was lost during treatment.
- Can I wax my eyebrows or face while using Gluta-C cream?
No Gluta-C cream is a treatment cream, what it does is expedite the shedding of old skin to reveal younger looking skin underneath making the skin sensitive and vulnerable to hot wax. But if you really need to get your wax session done, then we i suggest to NOT apply Gluta-C cream where the wax will be on.
- Where do I keep/store the cream?
You can keep it in a cool dry place.
- I'm pregnant, Can I use it?
No, we do not recommend it, although it hasn't been tested to have negative effects, but we'd rather advise our clients from abstaining while pregnant or lactating, just to be on the safe side. If you chose to use Gluta-C® Cream under these circumstances, then you are using it at your own risk & discretion.
What's the best way to remove post inflammatory hyper-pigmentation.
A great skin regimen is important, it may not be the fastest way but a sure and safe way to lighten dark pigmentation on the skin. Gluta-C Skin Lightening cream together with any of our skin lightening soap is your best bet to counter this problem. Remember, Asians and African and Mediterranean skin are prone to hyper-pigmentation and the only way to address this issue is to have a great daily regimen and stay away from the sun. Notice we don't say use sunblock, but STAY AWAY from direct sunlight.