Suffering from dark or discolored lips?
Historically, the skin bleaching agent hydroquinone has been used to treat hyperpigmented skin. While highly effective, hydroquinone has been linked to system-organ toxicity, loss of skin elasticity and is banned in Europe, Japan, South Africa and Australia. It also has been attributed to the phenomenon of rebound pigmentation- where the skin to which it is applied becomes darker after application ceases.
Alpha Arbutin is a gentler and safer alternative that encourages the slow release of hydroquinone through hydrolysis (the process by which skin's pigment production is reduced and blocked). Alpha Arbutin is naturally-occurring and found in the dried leaves of various plant species, namely bearberry, cranberry, pear and blueberry trees.
Our With This Kiss...Lip Brightening & Volume Enhancing Balm is packed with 5% Alpha Arbutin to brighten and even the tone of lips. Its skin brightening capabilities are enhanced by 2% Licorice Root Extract, 2% Lemon Peel Ferment Extract, 2% Turmeric Extract & 2% Orchid Extract (which studies have shown has similar effects of Vitamin C on melasma and liver spots).