Today's Beauty Budget Buy of the Day will cost you less than $5, and the stuff really works, if.... you don't overdo the process. And we emphasize the word if.
We're talking about non-prescription Ambi Skincare Fade Cream ($4.99, 2 oz. tube, at drugstores). The company has been around for a number of years now, and a lot of dermatologists recommend it to lighten up dark spots and balance out skin tone on the cheap. In fact, Allure magazine named Ambi to their annual 'Best of Beauty' list for 2010.
The 'magic' ingredient in Ambi Skincare Fade Cream is the 2% hydroquinone. This chemical helps to speed up skin lightening. But the stuff can also be highly irritating to skin, so you must always proceed cautiously when using hydroquinone. And there are some fears about the possible development of cancer after very prolonged usage.
However, hydroquinone is found in prescription-based fade creams which are given the thumbs up by most derms.
So let's take a closer look at Ambi's fade cream. First, we like that the company offers 2 types of fade cream: One for normal skin, and the other, for oily skin.
And Ambi uses a triple action formula to attack dark spots and other unwanted marks:
Hydroquinone, a skin-bleaching agent which safely fades dark spots.
Vitamin E, which helps soften and smooth skin.
Alpha Hydroxy Acid, to help enhance results.
We say, to use the product sparingly and to play safely--- only use once a day. If you overdo the hydroquinone, you can irritate the heck out of your skin, with possible side effects like redness, swelling, blisters, allergic rash, and so forth.
But when used wisely, fade creams can do a nice job diminishing spots and marks, and evening up one's skin tone. And for less than $5, well, this is a super Beauty Budget Buy of the Day.
To learn more about Ambi Skincare Fade Cream read this.