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OEM/Private label Whitening Body Lotion Manufacturing Facts

Skin whitening lotion, also referred to as skin lightening or skin brightening lotion, is becoming more popular as men and women desire to have lighter skin. There are a number of skin-lightening lotions available on the market, but some contain ingredients that can harm the skin, especially sensitive skin. If you are trying to get into the skincare market, you need to know these differences ,so you’ll know what to offer to customers. So we prepare this guide to help you in crafting a high-quality skincare product and finding an OEM manufacturer for your brand. Read on to find out more:

What is a Whitening Body Lotion?

Skin whitening body lotion is a skincare product designed to bleach or lighten the skin. The active ingredients in the lotion target the cells that produce melanin, a natural skin pigment. Applying the lotion all over the body lightens the complexion and spots on the skin like acne scars and age spots. But before using the lotion, you need to know the difference between skin whitening and skin lightening.

Difference Between Skin Whitening and Skin Lightening

Skin whitening is a term used differently depending on the source. You need to be diligent about the ingredients used in the product.

For example, those of Asian descent use the term “skin whitening” to refer to products used in lightening dark skin spots. In such cases, skin whitening means products that prevent hyperpigmentation.

It is different from skin bleaching products that totally alter the color of the skin. In this case, the products have harsh and dangerous chemicals that might damage the skin; thus, doctors do not recommend them.

Skin lightening refers to skin products that lighten dark spots caused by hyperpigmentation. A skin lightening lotion makes the skin tone even by targeting parts of the skin that have blemishes, pigmentation, acne, age spots, and other types of hyperpigmentation.

The ingredients in the lightening lotion regulate the overproduction of tyrosinase, an enzyme responsible for the melanin production in our skin.

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How Does Skin Lightening Lotion Work?

Before we discuss how skin-lightening lotion works, we have to understand what hyperpigmentation is.

Melanin is produced by cells called melanocytes. Melanin production starts when UVB — both B-wave and A-wave — hits the basal layer of the skin. When this happens, tyrosinase reacts to dopa which, in turn, oxidizes to melanin. After that, mature melanin cells will be in the process of transfer through the cellular metabolism of the skin layers.

The whitening lotion works on four different levels to combat hyperpigmentation:

  1. It conceals the imperfections of the skin’s outer layer and brightens the skin tone. It also acts as an antioxidant defense against external irritants.
  2. It also softens the keratin on the epidermal layer of the skin, and accelerates the removal of dark spots so it will be lighter.
  3. It blocks the melanin transfer happening at the middle layer of the skin and prevents further melanin formation.
  4. Lastly, it inhibits the formation of excess melanin at the bottom layer of the skin and purifies its base.
How Does Skin Lightening Lotion Work?

Whitening Body Lotion Benefits

The whitening body lotion has both physical and medical benefits.

Physical Benefits

The primary benefit of whitening body lotion is reducing the appearance of dark spots and other skin blemishes on the skin so the coloring becomes even. Some whitening body lotions have ingredients to treat age spots, scars, and black spots.

Medical Benefits

Dark spots and uneven skin tones are caused by aging and sun damage. If a part of the skin becomes overly exposed to the sun, it could lead to melasma or post-Inflammatory hyperpigmentation or PIH. Aside from the darkening, PIH can also leave scars on the skin.

Other conditions that might lead to skin darkening are Addison’s disease, where the adrenal gland doesn’t produce certain hormones. Instead, the body overproduces adrenocorticotropic hormone ,which stimulates melanocyte cells to produce more melanin. By applying whitening body lotion to these darkened spots, you are protecting your skin while making it soft and supple.

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Skin Whitening Active Ingredients

Different companies use different ingredients aside from the basic components used in whitening body lotions. At TY OEM Cosmetics, we combine vitamins and minerals with natural ingredients to provide amazing results without harming or irritating the skin. Some of them include:

Titanium Dioxide

Often used as a common ingredient in mineral-based sunscreen, it does not only deflect harmful UVB from the screen but also covers defects by removing the dark skin spots.

Hydroxyethylpiperazine Ethane Sulfonic Acid

This type of acid has been recognized for its exfoliating properties. It removes the dead skin cells, making the skin clean and smooth. It also has antioxidant and skin-conditioning functions, keeping the skin soft and moisturized.


Niacinamide blocks the transfer of melanin and brightens the skin. TY OEM’s skin whitening lotion contains a 99% high concentration of Niacinamide from DSM Netherlands, one of the leading companies in the health, nutrition, and bioscience.

Niacinamide PC is DSM’s proprietary special grade form of B3 used in cosmetics. It has less than 100 ppm residual nicotinic acid, so it has minimum potential unwanted effects on the skin.


It is a natural skin lightening agent that prevents melanin overproduction and hyperpigmentation. Arbutin also brightens the skin and is less strong than hydroquinone.

Magnolia Sieboldii Extract

This plant has been patented in China as a whitening and spot reducing ingredient. It acts as an antioxidant, improves chloasma, and prevents sun spots from forming.

Skin Whitening Active Ingredients

Finding the Right OEM Skincare Partner

When choosing an OEM/Private label skincare partner, find a company that has years of experience dealing with different brands and has the technology and manpower to deliver.

If you are interested in partnering with us, give us a call and we can send you a free sample.

To find out more about finding a reliable OEM/Private label skincare manufacturer, read our article — How to Choose a Reliable Skincare OEM Provider in China — or you can get in touch with us at (+86 15975465059/admin@tyoemcosmetic.com)

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