Image skincare - can you help me?!

I'm just curious to know if anyone here uses this brand. I have recently purchased a few of their products (Vital c line and Iluma lightening serum).  I always do my research and I wass happy to see that:
 - they don't use parabens
- they don't use hydroquinone, however, they do use Arbutin which turns to hydroquinone - so I now don't know if this is a good thing

Anyway, I would love to hear what peoples' views are on this brand.

ps. I'm so thrilled I discovered the Beauty Brains!


  • Well, the best science to data says parabens are fine so I don't see the problem there. 

    Hydroquinone is ok when used properly. It's still the gold standard for skin lightening. 
  • edited January 2017
    I also think there's not a big problem with parabens, irritation or negative skin reactions are quite rare, although Butylparaben and Propylparaben have some health concerns. Preservatives you should avoid:
    • methylchloroisothiazolinone/methylisothiazolinone
    • quaternium-15
    • 2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1,3-diolaka (AkaBronopol)
    • diazolidinyl urea
    • imidazolidinyl urea
    • DMDM Hydantoin
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