Please note that all of these products are not 100% accurate for how dark the skin is.
My first experience with these products was the Aveda Lumi Naturals Natural Lightening Face Mask. This mask is supposed to work on your skin. It is actually supposed to lighten your skin and make it look more luminous and glowing. It does this by using "Sodium Laurate," which is a derivative of sodium lauryl sulfate. This substance is used to make up many facial mask formulas because it doesn't leave any residue. It is one of the most common ingredients used in facial masks in the US. Sodium lauryl sulfate is used to treat a wide variety of skin conditions including acne and sun damage. It has been found to help in reducing the appearance of age spots, rosacea, redness, wrinkles, scars, redness and even redness under the eyes. However, there are still many people who don't want to use it because of the potential for side effects.
The sodium lauryl sulfate product on the left (Sodium Laurate) is not only a very effective ingredient but is also safe and very easy to use. It is a very mild ingredient that can be applied with very little residue.