Merck Iklen Rucinol Serum is aimed specifically at managing hyperpigmentation (brown spots) and photo-ageing.
There are many clinical trials done on Iklen products, and it is widely prescribed around the world.
How to use
Apply morning and evening to the hyperpigmented areas, before applying usual skin care (day or night cream, make-up).
There is no need to limit the application to the darker areas only, Iklen can be safely applied to larger areas.
Apply softly, without rubbing (friction enhances the overproduction of melanin).
You can expect to see visible results after 4 weeks and continued improvement over the following months. It is recommended that you use Iklen Serum for 8 – 12 weeks.
Add a high sun protection during sun exposure (minimum SPF 30).
Rucinol (a patented ingredient) works on the biochemical pathway by which melanin (colour in the skin) is produced.
It inhibits an enzyme called tyrosinase, thereby reducing the production of the darker melanins.
The inhibition of TRP1 will shift production of black melanin towards brown or pale melanins (phaeomelanin).
By acting in two places (on tyrosinase and TRP1), it reduces and lightens the melanosomes and is therefore an effective depigmenting agent.
Sophora-alpha acts on the outside of the melanocyte, and blocks the extracellular action of alpha-MSH, by blocking MSH receptors.
It is responsible for activating the melanin synthesis pathway.
30 ml / 1.02 fl.oz