what the product promises to deliver:
The Melano Sensor System, which combines Shisheido's most powerful whitening ingredients (4MSK, m-Tranexamic Acid, Multi-Target Vitamin C), diminishes age spots, darkened pores and acne marks at every stage of formation by targeting every level of pigmentation.
Helps prevent and diminish dark spots with three unique approaches:
Powerful whitening ingredient m-Tranexamic Acid targets persistent spots where over-active melanocytes continuously produce excess melanin.*
Shisheido-original whitening ingredient 4MSK helps diminish the activity of the enzyme tyrosinase to reduce melanin production.*
Multi-Target Vitamin C reduces melanin produced from pre-melanin DHICA.*
Natural Yomogi extract promotes the smooth elimination of melanin from persistent spots.*
*in vitro tests
4MSK, m-Tranexamic Acid, Multi-Target Vitamin C, Yomogi Extract, Super Hydro-Synergy Complex, Glucosyl Hespridine etc
i did a little research on the two most active ingredients they are boasting about:
on m-Tranexamic Acid:
"Abstract;It is found that there is a clear difference between the normal and the pigmented spots of human face skin by scientific examininations. It indicates that melanocytes are always activated by receiving unknown stimuli at the pigemented spots unlike the normal spots. As m-tranexamic acid acts suppressively on inflammatory proteases, it has been supposed to fundamentally suppress the melanocytes' activation caused by unknown stimuli, and to protect the skin from exacerbation of hyperpigmentation."
credit: Science Links Japan
on 4MSK (potassium 4-methoxysalicylate):
"It can inhibit the formation of melanin and splash .It has highly whitening effect in cosmetic."
credit: Refine Chemicals
isn't that exciting? am usually not into whitening products but i have acne marks on my cheeks that i can't ever get rid of so i wanna give this one a try. question is: is it really effective??? i think after purchasing (if i finally decided to do so), i will look out for the results as depicted:
OMG, i really hope this can help me out! can't hide my excitement, tee hee.