* How fast can I expect to see results?
Most people see results between 2-4 weeks, however, depending on the skin type it may take up to three months to see visible results.
* Will the effects remain permanent?
Whitening products lower the activity of tyrosinase, and so the production of melanin. This is valid for any external or internal treatments. If proper maintenance is retained, the effects will be preserved.
* Are the products 100% natural?
Unlike most skincare products, all ingredients in those products are 100% natural derived from plant extracts, such as mulberry leaves, lemon leaves, wheat germ, corn, etc. None of the products contain hydroquinone. The active ingredient is called vegeclarine, a plant derivative. Some products also contain caviar extracts, a unique ingredient that helps lighten and control melanin production.
* Are there any side effects?
If applied as directed, there should be no side effects. Important: If one who is allergic to any sea products, the products should not be used.
* Which product is the most effective?
The Caviar Face Cream for the face and the Beauty Lightening Milk for the body, are specifically designed to even out skin tone and fade blemishes. The Whitening Exfoliating Soap has super whitening actions that also help eliminate and prevent acne. For severely darkened areas, such as elbows, knuckles, chin and forehead the Skin Repairing Serum is the most effective product.
* Do the products work on Indian, Asian, Latino or Caucasian skin as well?
Makari products work well on any type of melanin rich skin. Since there are so many different skin types, results may vary.
* What is the difference between the Day and the Night Lightening Creams?
The Night Lightening Cream is more oily and unctuous than the Day Lightening Cream. Some women may prefer using the Night Cream even during the day in winter time, when having dry skin. Additionally, the Day Lightening Cream contains sunscreen.
* Do the products contain sunscreen?
Only the Day Lightening Cream contains sunscreen. Nevertheless, the whitening products of Makari provide protection against UVA and UVB, as they contain many natural antioxidants. Thus, we do recommend using additional sunscreen to prevent pigmentation from forming.
* Do the products remove harsh marks, blemishes, liver spots or stretch marks?
Yes. The Caviar Face Lightening Cream and the Beauty Lightening Milk are intended to fade blemishes, spots and marks. Within time, even old blemishes will disappear. Some real harsh blemishes may require the Skin Repairing Serum, a concentrated gel applied to severely darkened areas only.
* Do the products work on Melasma?
Yes, although the treatment can take relatively up to a year long, additional use of a good sunscreen and sun avoidance is essential.
* How many shades lighter can the products lighten?
Up to five shades lighter, depending on the applications and skin types.
* Do the products help eliminate and prevent acne?
The Deep Cleansing Lotion, Clarifying & Scrubbing Cream, Peel-Off Mask, Whitening Exfoliating Soap, and Sulfur Soap are all super deep cleansing products fighting against acne and other bacterial breakouts. It is also important to apply theproducts gently, in order not to irritate the skin.
* Is it okay to mix using the products?
Makari does not recommend using other brand products in coherence with the Makari regimen. Also, it is not recommended to physically mix two products or apply one on top of the other (except for the Skin Repairing & Clarifying Serum). When using two products, apply one in the morning and one in the evening. Furthermore, we recommend using the products only once a day.