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F.A.Q.S.

Here are some frequently asked questions we’ve received about the Crystal Tomato® Dietary Supplement and Crystal Tomato® Skin Clarity Cream. Hopefully, you’ll find an answer amongst these. 

 

Crystal Tomato® Dietary Supplement

What is Crystal Tomato® Dietary Supplement?

Crystal Tomato® Dietary Supplement is a Natural Food made from a special varietal of 100% natural Non-Genetically-Modified Tomato and is Preservative-Free.

What is the key active ingredient in Crystal Tomato® Dietary Supplement?

Crystal Tomato® Carotenoid is the key active ingredient in Crystal Tomato® Dietary Supplement.

What are Carotenoids and how do they benefit the skin?

Carotenoids are a class of natural substances (naturally occurring pigments synthesized by plants, algae, and photosynthetic bacteria). The primary function of carotenoids is Anti-Oxidant.

What is the difference between Crystal Tomato® Carotenoids and Carotenoids?

There are many Carotenoids and they are mainly colored. The more commonly known ones are Beta Carotene (orange colored, high presence in carrots) and Lycopene (bright red colored, high presence in common tomatoes).

Crystal Tomato® Carotenoids are without colour and thus absorb UV: color reflects absorption of visible light; colorless substances do not absorb in the visible spectrum, they absorb at lower wavelength (i.e. UV) or higher wavelength (i.e. Infra-Red or IR). Crystal Tomato® Carotenoids are UV absorbers.

Is Crystal Tomato® cultivated specifically for its skin whitening properties?

Yes. Crystal Tomato® corresponds to a special varietal of tomato which is cultivated specifically for this purpose only. Such type of tomato does not exist anywhere else.

How many tomatoes worth of Crystal Tomato® Carotenoids are in each caplet?

Due to the high concentration of Crystal Tomato® Carotenoids, each pill corresponds to 3 fresh crystal tomatoes.

Would consuming normal colored carotenoids (i.e. betacarotene/lycopene), give the same whitening effect as consuming Crystal Tomato®?

Consuming colored carotenoids increases the color of the skin, making it look orange. Furthermore, normal tomatoes contain colored carotenoids, which do not protect against UV and do not have skin whitening functions.

What are the other benefits of Crystal Tomato®?

Crystal Tomato® Carotenoids absorb UV and protect the skin from sun exposure whilst reducing existing pigmentation. They also inhibit the formation of additional melanin. They are a Super Anti-Oxidant and, as such, prolong cell DNA longevity.

How much and how long does one have to take this supplement to get the benefits?

Recommended intake for Crystal Tomato® is just One Caplet A Day but there is no harm in taking more. In view that the skin is a large organ and the benefits are delivered ‘head to toe’, 2 to 3 months for visible radiance and lightening effects should be expected.

However, many patients have provided feedback that benefits of Radiance and Lightening were visible from as soon as just 3 weeks of 1-a-day consumption dosage.

What are the side effects from taking Crystal Tomato®?

Crystal Tomato® Dietary Supplement is a Natural Food consisting of natural tomatoes and L-cysteine (amino acids present in our body) which is a US FDA approved food additive.

There are no known side effects unless one is allergic to tomatoes.

Is Crystal Tomato® suitable for Vegetarians?

Yes. Crystal Tomato® Dietary Supplement is suitable for Vegetarians as well as for Vegans.

Can women preparing for pregnancy, pregnant women & breast feeding mothers, consume Crystal Tomato®?

Crystal Tomato® being a Natural Food is suitable and safe for all – with the exception of people who are allergic to tomatoes or have been advised by their physicians not to take tomatoes for any reason.

How long does one continue taking Crystal Tomato® and what will happen when one stops consuming it? Will the color of the skin darken and the condition of the skin worsen?

As Crystal Tomato® is a Natural Food, it can be consumed continuously. Like with any food or other safe product, the results are reversible – when one stops consuming the supplement, the skin will progressively revert to its original form. It will not worsen but it will lose the benefits derived from consuming this supplement.

How safe is Crystal Tomato®?

Based on published scientific data, it was calculated that one can take over 5,000 Crystal Tomato® caplets a day for a lifetime without experiencing any adverse effect.

Were there any Clinical Trials conducted to show UV Protection of the skin from oral use of Crystal Tomato® Carotenoids?

Yes, in clinical studies it was found that oral intake of Crystal Tomato® Carotenoids does protect the skin from UV rays. In a recent study, the increase in the natural SPF of the skin was increased by 20%.

Are there any Scientific Data to prove that Crystal Tomato® Carotenoids taken orally lightens / whitens skin?

Yes, increasing the skin UV protection will lead to a reduction in darkening as a result of sun exposure. In a recent study it was proven that there is also a significant lightening of the skin color.

Why is L-Cysteine, another active ingredient in Crystal Tomato® added?

L-Cysteine has been added to the formula as it transforms into glutathione in our body. Glutathione converts dark brown melanin to pink melanin. However, glutathione – taken either orally or applied topically – is not absorbed by the body. Only L-Cysteine transformed glutathione will be absorbed.

Crystal Tomato® is Anti-Aging - how does it prevent aging?

All carotenoids are excellent anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant. They prevent damages caused by free radicals that lead to premature ageing. By absorbing UV, CLC also prevent the formation of the free radicals.

Crystal Tomato® serves as a natural sunscreen against UVA/B. would it replace the use of topical sunblock?

It is necessary to continue with the use of topical sunblock. Crystal Tomato® provides some protection continuously for the whole body against UVA/B but it is not sufficient to completely protect against direct sun exposure.

Tomatoes are known to be high in acids. Would the consumption of Crystal Tomato® cause undesirable reactions for sufferers from Acid Reflux, Gastric Ulcers, Heartburn?

Acids are water-soluble. Crystal Tomato® Dietary Supplement is made from natural tomatoes that have been freeze dried into powder. No chemical is added. When the water is removed, the acids are also removed.

When should one take Crystal Tomato®? Morning or night, before or after food?

Taking Crystal Tomato® is like eating any fresh tomatoes and can be taken anytime, day or night, before food or after food. It is recommended to take daily at a regular time (i.e. if a pill is taken in the morning on the 1st day, try to follow the same sequence the following days).

 

Crystal Tomato® Skin Clarity Cream

What is Crystal Tomato® Skin Clarity Cream?

Crystal Tomato® Skin Clarity Cream is a cosmeceutical product specifically formulated for the improvement of pigmentation problems.

What are the key active ingredients in Crystal Tomato® Skin Clarity Cream and what do they do?

Crystal Tomato® Skin Clarity Cream incorporates 15 synergistic active ingredients to specifically inhibit the different pathways in the production of melanin inside skin cells. One of these ingredients, Tyrosinase Inhibitor Complex, is a particularly potent inhibitor of an important enzyme required for the formation of melanin.

In addition, Crystal Tomato® Skin Clarity Cream also contains super anti-oxidants like Vitamin A, Vitamin B3, Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Rumex Occidentalis extract.

Together, they help to lighten facial spots and inhibit new formations of melanin.

How is Crystal Tomato® Skin Clarity Cream different from other depigmentation creams?

Crystal Tomato® Skin Clarity Cream is formulated to reduce the four (4) main causes of hyperpigmentation. They are:

  • UVA/B Rays
  • Free Radicals
  • Inflammation
  • Melanin Formation

Most topical depigmentation products in the market, however, contain only one to three active ingredients that target at reducing pigmentation issues. Recent research has shown that this is not as effective.

Crystal Tomato® Skin Clarity Cream formulation incorporates 15 Active ingredients working synergistically to target not only the formation of melanin, but also to stop the various aggravating factors of skin pigmentation like inflammation, oxidative stress and ultraviolet radiation.

Does Crystal Tomato® Skin Clarity Cream contain hydroquinone or any harsh whitening agents?

Absolutely not. Remarkably, none of the harsh whitening agents popular with many depigmentation products are used in Crystal Tomato® Skin Clarity Cream: No Hydroquinone, no Steroid, and no Retin-A and never will be. Which is another significant difference that Crystal Tomato® Skin Clarity Cream has over other products – it is a safe and non-invasive topical cream.

Is there any medical evidence to support the claims that Crystal Tomato® Skin Clarity Cream is efficacious for melasma?

A double blind placebo Clinical Trial of Crystal Tomato® supplements and Crystal Tomato® Skin Clarity Cream was conducted in a tertiary dermatological institute in Singapore in 2014.

The trial involved 44 Melasma patients selected from those who had either been treated with or were still undergoing the industry gold standard “Triple Therapy” (Hydroquinone, Steroid and Retin-A) treatment for Melasma, but who had not or were not achieving the desired results.

These patients saw improvements by 25% after just 56 days of Crystal Tomato® Skin Clarity Cream. The result was further enhanced to over 50% improvement after the 84thday.

The results of the Crystal Tomato® and Crystal Tomato® Skin Clarity Cream Clinical Study were published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Pigmentary Disorders.

Will melasma and other pigmentation problems resurface upon discontinuation of Crystal Tomato® Skin Clarity Cream?

The skin is a living organ. Hormonal issues, stress, environmental pollution, medications, etc are constant aggressors that trigger excessive melanin production which lead to Melasma and pigmentation issues. When Crystal Tomato® Skin Clarity Cream is discontinued, the skin will revert to its previous condition and its vulnerability to the same constant aggressors without the benefit and protection of Crystal Tomato® Skin Clarity Cream.

It is important to remember that the activity of any cosmeceutical product is only temporary. Any product that triggers a permanent activity is likely to be unsafe.

Some skin whitening products in the market can cause hyperpigmentation when the skin is exposed to the sun. Is that the same with Crystal Tomato® Skin Clarity Cream?

No. Crystal Tomato® Skin Clarity Cream contains anti-oxidants, anti-inflammatory and sun filtering properties. They help to protect the skin during sun exposure.

Since Crystal Tomato® Skin Clarity Cream has built-in sun filters, is it necessary to use sunblock?

Yes! Most definitely. The use of Sunblock is a Must even if the treatment product contains some degree of sunscreen properties.

Always apply Sunblock as the final step to any skincare routine. Avoid massaging or rubbing in Sunblock as its primary function is to act as a barrier to shield your skin against sun damage. Sunblock is not supposed to be absorbed by the skin.

Does Crystal Tomato® Skin Clarity Cream cause skin to peel?

Crystal Tomato® Skin Clarity Cream contains a mild exfoliating agent. So, yes, in some (but not too common) instances, you will find mild skin peeling during the initial period of use.

What are some of the highlights of Crystal Tomato® Skin Clarity Cream?

  • It helps to clear Melasma spots and most forms of skin pigmentation
  • It helps to even out skin tone
  • It inhibits the formation of new pigmentation
  • It contains mild exfoliants to rejuvenate skin
  • It contains anti-oxidants, UVA and UVB filters, and anti-inflammatory and moisturizing agents to protect skin
  • It gives radiance to skin
  • It does not leave skin dry and irritated
  • It is convenient, safe and gentle for daily use

Can I use Crystal Tomato® Skin Clarity Cream if all I want is a more even skin tone?

Anyone who wants a brighter, lighter and a more even skin tone can use Crystal Tomato® Skin Clarity Cream. Although it has been proven to be very effective for more severe skin pigmentation problems, it is perfectly safe to use for cosmetic purposes.

Will Crystal Tomato® Skin Clarity Cream be beneficial to people with acne problems?

Yes, it is beneficial for acne sufferers. Crystal Tomato® Skin Clarity Cream helps to lighten dark acne scars and helps those with acne problems to maintain an even tone over an uneven complexion.

What about hyperpigmentation caused by laser or IPL treatments that have gone wrong? 

Crystal Tomato® Skin Clarity Cream is indeed useful to reduce and alleviate hyperpigmentation caused by laser or IPL treatments.

Where is Crystal Tomato® Skin Clarity Cream manufactured?

Crystal Tomato® Skin Clarity Cream is manufactured in Spain by an established GMP and CE certified laboratory.

Why is Crystal Tomato® Skin Clarity Cream beige to brownish in colour?

The color is due to some of the natural ingredients in the formula. Color of the cream does not affect the product efficacy. It is normal to expect slight color variations in different production batches.

Will the colour difference in Crystal Tomato® Skin Clarity Cream affect the efficacy of the product?

It is natural for any acid blend of product to turn darker over time. The color changes absolutely will not affect its treatment efficacies.

What is the correct application of Crystal Tomato® Skin Clarity Cream?

The following is the correct application:

  • As Crystal Tomato® Skin Clarity Cream is a treatment cream, it should always be applied as the first product onto bare skin for optimal absorption
  • If moisturizer is needed for dry and very dry skin, it should be added only after and on top of Crystal Tomato® Skin Clarity Cream
  • For severe Melasma cases, it is best to first apply the cream thinly on the whole face and then follow through by further application of the cream onto the dark spots and gently massaging it to ensure absorption
  • For small affected areas, Crystal Tomato® Skin Clarity Cream may be applied only on the affected spots

Can Crystal Tomato® Skin Clarity Cream be used together with other skincare products?

Crystal Tomato® Skin Clarity Cream is compatible with most skincare products. However, caution must be exercised to avoid combining it with the use of other whitening products that contain acid or bleaching agents.

How frequent should the treatment be repeated?

Crystal Tomato® Skin Clarity Cream is mild, safe and non-invasive. Normally, it is applied twice daily – in the morning and right before bedtime after cleansing the face. The treatment can be repeated throughout the year.

Can Crystal Tomato® Skin Clarity Cream be used immediately after laser treatment?

It is not advisable to use any cosmetic products immediately following laser treatment and especially if a procedure results in abrasions or lacerations.

Do I need a special cleansing agent to remove Crystal Tomato® Skin Clarity Cream from face the next morning?

It is always recommended to wash face with a mild foaming cleanser in the morning.

Crystal Tomato® Skin Clarity Cream is not a make-up or a sunblock and the use of make-up removal before washing is not required unless you are wearing make-up or sunblock over it.

How long would it take to see any result from the use of Crystal Tomato® Skin Clarity Cream?

As evidenced from the clinical trial (mentioned above) involving melasma patients, improvements of up to 25% were recorded after 56 days, and up to over 50% after 84 days. Results from the clinical trial were measured using both Visia Skin Analysis and Mexameter by dermatologist investigators.

Is Crystal Tomato® Skin Clarity Cream suitable for sensitive skin?

Patients with ultra-sensitive skin may feel slight itching or minor stinging sensation on the initial product application and sometimes redness may follow. These symptoms are temporary but if they do persist or if you develop an allergic reaction, stop using the product.  

Is Crystal Tomato® Skin Clarity Cream suitable for countries where the climate is drier (E.G. Japan, Korea & China) and where skin is generally dry?

For dry and very dry skin, slight itching and a tingling sensation may be expected on first application.  

Using a good quality moisturizer immediately over  Crystal Tomato® Skin Clarity Cream will help to eliminate the itching and tingling sensation and to counter effects of the dry climate.

Can Crystal Tomato® Skin Clarity Cream be used on its own or must it combined with the consumption of Crystal Tomato® Dietary Supplements?

Findings from the clinical trial conducted in 2014 have shown that the combined therapy Crystal Tomato® Skin Clarity Cream and Crystal Tomato® Dietary Supplements produced optimal results for reducing hyperpigmentation and for achieving a lighter, brighter and more even skin tone. 

However, both  Crystal Tomato® Skin Clarity Cream and Crystal Tomato® Dietary Supplements can be used independent of each other and will provide good results on its own merit. Crystal Tomato® Dietary Supplements, taken orally, has an effect on the whole body.

Does Crystal Tomato® Skin Clarity Cream contain any Crystal Tomato® Powder?

No. There is no Crystal Tomato Powder (Carotenoids) in  Crystal Tomato® Skin Clarity Cream. Although Crystal Tomato® Powder works perfectly in oral supplements, it has absolutely no effect when applied topically over skin as it cannot be absorbed via topical applications.

How to store Crystal Tomato® Skin Clarity Cream between use?

·         Store in room temperature, away from heat and humidity

·         Ideally, store between 18-23 °Centigrade

·         Keep away from direct sunlight

 

DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this section has not been evaluated or approved by the FDA and are not intended to treat, diagnose, mitigate, prevent, or cure any condition or disease.