Skin Lightening

How can the skin become Lighter?

Several chemical products have been shown to be effective in skin lightening. Most skin lightening treatments, can reduce or block some amount of melanin production acting by inhibiting Tyrosinase which is the main enzyme in melanin production. Other treatments contain melanin inhibiting products or exfoliants (either topical cosmetic , chemical peels or Glutathione Injections).



Research has shown that the use of tretinoin (retinoic acid) is effective in treating skin decolorations, it can make the skin more sensitive to UVA and UBV rays and the use of sun protection is very important during the treatment.

Hydroquinone is considered the primary topical ingredient for inhibiting melanin production and its components have potent antioxidant functions. The maximum concentration which has been proven to be safe is 4% and can only be administered by trained professionals. It can be used alone or in combination with tretinoin.

Hydroquinone is a strong inhibitor of melanin production, meaning that it prevents dark skin from making this substance, which is responsible for skin colour. Research has shown hydroquinone and tretinoin to prevent sun or hormone induced melasma or hyperpigmentation

Is Hydroquinone a safe treatment?
Some concerns about hydroquinone’s safety have been expressed, but the research when it comes to topical application indicates negative reactions are minor, a result of using extremely high concentrations or from other skin lightening agents such as glucocorticoids or mercury iodine. This is why this treatment must be supervised for a professional to ensure correct concentrations and application.

What are the side effects?

\Hydroquinone can be an irritant, particularly in high concentrations or when it is combined with tretinoin and this may last a couple of weeks. As well as minor irritation, treatment may cause redness and it is very important to avoid the sun or use appropriate sun protection.

Kojic Acid
Kojic acid is a product in the fermentation process of malting rice . It has been shown to be effective for inhibiting melanin production.

Azelaic Acid
Azelaic acid is used to treat acne but there also research showing it to be effective for skin discoloration and inhibiting melanin production.

Vitamin C
Vitamin C is considered an effective antioxidant for the skin and helps to lighten skin. It can also be used in combination with vit E and L-Cysteine.


Alpha hydroxy acids
Alpha hydroxy acids, in the form of lactic acid and glycolic acid, are the most researched AHAs because they have a molecular size that allows effective penetration into the top layers of skin. They can be combined with the other products to improve the result and allow them to penetrate more easily. When used in isolation, they haven’t been shown to be effective for inhibiting melanin production and will not lighten skin discolorations, but their benefit is in helping cell turnover rates and removing unhealthy or abnormal layers of superficial skin cells (exfoliation) where hyperpigmented cells can accumulate. In high concentrations (50%) they may remove skin discolorations but only a qualified physician should perform these type of facial peels.

How long does it take to see results?
Results may vary from patient to patient depending on many factors such as the damage to the skin, type of skin and patient expectations. On average it takes between 6 and 18 weeks to see the desired effect.

Heliocare Purewhite Radiance – Oral Whitening

Introducing a revolutionary oral supplement containing power antioxidant to promote skin fairness and radiance for face and body.


Heliocare Purewhite Radiance is clinically proven to offer skin whitening and brightening benefits and improving the appearance of fine lines.
The unique supplement is safe and convenient way to achieve a healthier and radiant skin.


2 capsules a day. 1 in the morning and 1 in the evening.  There are 60 capsules in 1 bottle.

The exclusive formulation of Fernblock® and White Tech Complex targets the source of skin imperfections and bringing you a step closer to your desired skin.

Fernblock® is a patented fern extract of Polypodium leucotomous originating from Central America & currently the only agent known to provide oral sun protection.

White Tech Complex is a exclusive blend of Punica granatum (Pomegranate Extract), L-Cystine, Vitamin C (L-Ascorbic Acid) & Vitamin B3 to provide skin whitening effects by acting all levels of skin pigmentation processes.

Purewhite Radiance is Halal certified.



White Tech Complex


Yes, there are no known side effects and it is safe to be consumed along with other supplements. The unique ingredients have been extensively researched by leading experts and Harvard Medical School for more than 12 years. Its efficacy has been demonstrated by numerous clinical trials and more than 40 published international scientific journals. The efficacy and safety is also guaranteed by the IFC group, premier manufacturer and distributor of skincare products and sun-protection supplements.


Dermatological studies have shown that premature skin aging and damage to skin is due to a direct result from sun over-exposure, poor anti-oxidant intake and excess free-radical production. Heliocare Purewhite Radiance is clinically proven to prevent those mentioned above by working from inside out, reaching the darker underlying pigments that topical applications are unable to. It is a convenient and safe way to protect your skin against the sun.

Heliocare Purewhite Radiance has been proven popular and well-liked by consumers. It has won the Best Radiance Solution for Harper’s Bazaar Beauty Awards 2013 and also championed the Best for Whitening title in Singapore Women’s Weekly Best Beauty Buys 2014.


Definitely! For a comprehensive whitening, Purewhite Radiance will work from inside out and skincare products will work from outside in. This will ensure complete whitening of skin.


Heliocare Oral Ultra does not have any reported drug interaction and is safe to consume along with other supplements. However, pregnant and lactating ladies should exercise caution and consult a doctor before any oral in take of supplements.

Complete your daily beauty regime with Heliocare PureWhite Radiance for a comprehensive sunscreen protection. It is currently available in clinics only and widely used by dermatologist, plastic surgeons and general practitioners.

Consumers are allowed to purchase Heliocare products without a doctor consultation.

For availability and other information, you may contact us


This is a safe procedure to improve the skin hyperpigmentations due to melasma or excessive sun exposure, whilst also improving the appearance, tone, hydration and quality of the skin. It is very important that diagnosis and treatment are carried out by a trained medical professional in order to get the results you are looking for. This treatment can be combined with other procedures for even better results.

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