Skin lighteners and skin brighteners are two different classes of skin products. The primary difference is that skin-lightening formulas contain hydroquinone, which penetrates the skin. Brighteners, on the other hand, typically do not change the structure and function of the skin. ARRESTAGE Laboratories Corporation has been successful in achieving the lightening and brightening outcomes without the potential side effects of benoquin and hydroquinone, the active ingredient in most lightening products. Botanical lighteners such as kojic acid, bearberry extract, arbutin, licorice, and retinol can boost the effectiveness of skin lighteners as a bleaching agent in the ARRESTAGE formulas.
Rather than causing the skin to visibly whiten, ARRESTAGE brightening products even out its tone, discolorations, and blotchiness, resulting in an overall brighter and smoother appearance. Even in an economic slump, people are willing to pay a premium for something that produces a visible difference in their skin. The average price for ARRESTAGE antiaging skin care products is often two to three times higher than that of a basic skin care product. When used in clinical settings, physicians and their patients express a preference for cosmeceuticals, like ARRESTAGE, as an adjunct to injectables and light-based devices. Their reasoning is hopeful at best: to maintain the effects of clinical treatments for longer and a good hedge to their investment.