Uva Ursi

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Maxine
March 16, 2011

Pros:

-Really Works!
-No extra chemicals like in lotions
-Active ingredient (hydroquinone) in most skin spot fade removers
-Easy to find (health food stores or on-line)
-Lasts a long time (a little goes a long way)

Cons:

-Alcohol based
-May cause allergic reaction to those who can't handle herbal extracts very well (be sure to test the product first before applying it to your face!)

It really works! After researching for an effective fade spot remover I began to notice that the main active ingredients in most of them was licorice extract or hydroquinone. I'm a student and don't have a lot of money to spend on trying different products and so I always try to find the most affordable product. I found that Uva Ursi contained hydroquinone by accident. I wasn't really looking for it but when I was researching licorice extract I kind of just stumbled on an Uva Ursi extract information fact sheet and found that it contained hydroquinone. A light bulb in my head went off and I thought I could experiment and use both licorice extract and uva ursi extract and see what happens. Well, bottom line is IT DOES WORK! I saw fading and shrinking after two days of using this! Results are not dramatic the first week, but are noticeable. I've been using this for about three weeks now and it seems the longer and more consistent you use it the more dramatic the results. I'm olive skinned and develop very noticeable acne post pigmentation right away. It's very easy for me to tell when a product is/isn't working on my spots. I use this in combination with Licorice extract, which as previously mentioned, is another skin lightning ingredient in fade spot removing lotions. I use a 1 to 1 ratio. In an empty essential oil bottle, I fill it half with licorice extract and half with uva ursi. I don't apply it with a cotton ball (although you could). I just pour a few drops on my hand or face and smooth and massage all over, especially on the spots. I use it for both my morning and night time routine and put it on after exfoliating or using a salicylic acid cleaning pad like Oxy, Stridex, or Clearasil (helps extracts absorb into skin). TRY IT! It's worth a shot. I'm glad I did.
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