Alphaflor® Gigawhite™ is a skin lightener developed from Alpine plants by Pentapharm/DSM. Gigawhite™ can brighten and even skin tone as well as reduce the color intensity of age spots.
Gigawhite™’s development is the result of a research program in which about a hundred plants were selected for their tyrosinase-inhibiting capacity. Dopachrome fomation was measured using a spectrophotometer. Of the hundred plants tested, 15 were selected for their in vitro tyrosinase-inhibiting activity and were subsequently tested on cell cultures. In the cell cultures, 7 plants manifested even greater tyrosinase-inhibiting activity. These were active not only on whole cells (with their membranes) but also on cell lysates (the membranes having been destroyed). It was this discovery that led to the development of Gigawhite™.
The plants were combined in a proprietary and synergistic ratio maximizing its activity and producing an even more effective compound. In in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo tests, Gigawhite™ has an effect on the tyrosinase-inhibiting mechanism involved in melanin biosynthesis.
Ingredients: *EcoCert Sodium Lauryl Glucose Carboxylate (and) Lauryl Glucoside,*EcoCert Decyl Glucoside, Xanthan Gum, Organic Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree Oil), EcoCert Alphaflor® Gigawhite, Organic Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary), Organic Peppermint essential oil, EcoCert Glycerin (and) Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate (and) Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract (and) Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Extract (and) Populus Tremuloides Bark Extract (and) Gluconolactone, EcoCert Gluconolactone (and) Sodium Benzoate, Trichloracetic Acid.