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Hyperpigmentation: Alternatives To Hydroquinone

Hydroquinone is the bleaching chemical found in most over-the-counter and prescription bleaching creams. It works by disrupting the formation of melanin in the skin. Most often formulations with hydroquinone are used to try to fade areas of hyperpigmentation caused by acne, bug bites, or some other insult to the skin. Other conditions that cause hyperpigmentation are pregnancy, where hormones cause a condition known as melasma, and age spots where dark spots appear on the back of hands as a result of overexposure to the sun.

The Federal Drug and Food Administration placed hydroquinone on the cancer watch list because it has been shown to cause cancer in rats. While removing a potential carcinogen from public use is a good thing, anyone who has used fade creams with hydroquinone knows this is no great loss. Many users know it’s next to useless anyway. Months of use result in only the slightest change.

Skin care experts have moved to create new products that give better results. The current program for dealing with hyperpigmentation problems is three-fold””prevention in the form of limiting sun exposure and protection with a sun screen; regular exfoliation and/or microdermabrasion of dead skin cells so the fading agent can penetrate; and finally use of newer fade creams and gels.

So what is available? One line of products that has had great success is Obagi. The Obagi kit contains products that follow the prescribed method of protection from the sun, exfoliation, followed up with a fade cream. In fact, Obagi has combined a sun screen and lightening agent in one product called Sunfader. Vitamin C in the form of ascorbic acid has shown success in inhibiting the production of melanin, and Obagi has a line containing Vitamin C as well.

Other skin care lines use tretinoin. Tretinoin has been shown to be effective ingredient in treating skin discolorations; however, it takes much longer to produce satisfactory results. Products containing tretinoin must be used for a minimum period of six months before any improvement in skin color is noticed.

Kojic acid is a popular ingredient in some fade gels. It is by-product of manufacturing Saki, the Japanese wine. Kojic acid is very effective in inhibiting melanin production. Unfortunately, kojic acid, like hydroquinone, turns brown in color and loses its potency upon exposure to air and sunlight.

Alpha Hydroxy Acids, or AHA as they are commonly known, can be combined with other treatments such as kojic acid and azelaic acid for improving sun-damaged skin. AHAs help the other ingredients penetrate the skin deeply. AHA acid peels are very useful in improving skin discolorations.

Lastly, arbutin is a natural alternative to hydroquinone. It is derived from cranberry, blueberry, and bearberry leaves. It is often used in combination with other ingredients as in the SkinCeuticals line where it is combined with Kojic acid.

About the Author:
2007, Clara Myers. Visit the hyperpigmentation category at http://Great-Face.com for a large selection of spa-quality skin care products.

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98 Responses to Hydroquinone Buy

  1. sux says:

    how to get rid of scars?
    I am hispanic have dark skin and every time i get a minor cut etc my scar will turn darker than my skin color. I bought a product called scarguard lightner and has 2% hydroquinone but have not seen results. Is there anthing that can help laser etc…..

  2. simon says:

    anyone knows where i can buy kojic acid? -(OTC like walmart, walgreens, cvs, etc)?
    hey. i have acne scars on my face. im 18 and my acne has settled. but the scars are there. and they are really embarrassing, especially when i am out and girls are around lol. anyway. i did a google search on how to fade scars and alot of stuff came up with “bleaching creams” and skin whitening bla bla bla. and they contain a harmful ingredient known as “hydroquinone”. that is so not what i need right now. i heard kojic acid is a pretty safe, natural method to remove scar hyperpigmentation. so anyone from new york know where i can get a product containing kojic acid? like gel, cream, etc. and where? …thanks so much. i live in Ozone park btw. anywhere near that wud be cool. thanks.

  3. <3 says:

    fair light skin with freckles/ and hydroquinone (calling all skincare Specialist and beauty experts)?
    I have freckles, and ive tried to bleach them with lemon juice ect. but it doesn’t work 🙁 i have might skin, fair ( pale) skin and i bought some Dr. Palmer’s fade cream and im tempting to use it. it contains 2% of hydroquinone and 3% sunscreen. i know the risk of hydroquinone and that is could give cancer. I heard that is only if you use it for a long time. But do you think its ok if i use the cream just long enough for the freckles to fade? then use sunscreen to maintain the look so the freckles wont come back? they are big freckles and not alot of small dots. just big ones. i hate them, and please dont say dont bleach them because im just going to ignore what you say. i need some help, please dont give me bad advice and then me go screw everything up :'(
    please help me xxxx

    • thirstypatty says:

      ok..i can relate to wot u saying….if u use them for like 3 months or so that should give u the results u want and its not long enuogh to cause u skin cancer….trust me am a pharmacologist. just know dat u have to stop wen u get the result you want. and take a break like only apply the cream to specific areas and only once a day.

  4. Sandel N says:

    i want to purchase this melanol purifying lotion on line. Plus extra performance emulsion facial mosturizer .?
    i also need to buy a topical skin lightening cream with 8% hydroquinone and retinotic acid 0.1% where can i buy these cheaper on line?

  5. Alvina H says:

    where can i buy this skin lightener?
    I have dark skin i would like to lighten it just a little bit. I heard of this product called HydroQuinone on yahoo answers i would like to know where i can purchase this product. I want to know if i buy it over the counter will it be strong enough that i’ll see results?

    • Purple says:

      Hydroquinone is the active ingredient in lots of skin lighteners and it works by lightening dark pigment in the skin. Over-the-counter products usually have 2% hydroquinone. Palmer’s Skin Success Fade Cream has it and you can find it at drugstores and at Walmart, usually in or near the Black hair care section. However, do some research on this ingredient to check on any effects it might have on your skin. Also, I wouldn’t suggest you use it (or anything else) to lighten your entire body. If you have some dark spots, then this cream will probably work for you. However, put it only on the spots that you want to lighten so that your skin is more even toned and use a moisturizer with sunscreen to prevent redarkening.

  6. Cecilia(: says:

    Is 2% Hydroquinone safe to use?
    I heard Hydroquinone causes Cancer and is banned in many places. :|. I’m not shure if it means in large quantities or small, but I wanted to buy this spot treatment for my acne scars except it contains 2% Hydroquinone, is it safe or ohkay to use?

    • Ooh a piece of candy says:

      You will be fine, it has yet for hydroq. to be proven to cause cancer in humans. I used 2% for my acne marks and I didn’t get cancer or anything like that. Just make sure to wear sunscreen when u have it on and ur outside.

  7. satish_141 says:

    I have Melasma on my face, wher can I get hydroquinone cream?
    I have two dark spots on my face just under my two eyes rest of the face is normal. I read on the web that Melasma is common for girls…but I am guy 33 years old I have it…not sure why? I live in UK and would like to buy hydroquinone cream…can anyone suggest me where I can get this hydroquinone cream..or any home remedies that may work…one of my friends suggested that applying pure honey on the spots my help..any more suggestions..? thanks..

    • HMako says:

      There is a product out there-Arbonne International. They have a serum and eye cream that may work for you. The eye cream has a natural lightener in it. You could spot treat with that. There is also a Fruit Enzyme Peel that would. This product is not recommended around you eyes…not sure how close the spots are to your face but you could use the peel if they are not too close to the eyes. Let me know if you are interested in more information-you can order them on my website (samples before you purchase are also an option). The products are pretty new to the area, but the company has been around for 27 years so they are very reputable. I was recently working with someone who got these spots from pregnancy and she was a difference in her skin in just two days. Heather

  8. Captain Jack Sparrow says:

    I have a ot of dark hair on my upper lip and am very self concious. What can I do?
    I am nearly 14 and my parents don’t allow me to remove my facial hair, even if it is permanent. It costs too much, and most bleaching creams have a chemical ‘hydroquinone’ which leads to all types of cancer. So is there a natural bleach, or any way of covering/hiding the hair? Don’t tell me do wax it in secret or try threading or buy skin creams anyway because I can’t and won’t. Thank you!

  9. Kitana says:

    hydroquinone in hair oil?
    I use Vatika Hair oil that you can buy at any Indian store and while reading the ingredients, I read that there is hydroquinone in it. Should I stop using it? Why would they put hydroquinone in hair oil???

  10. Hanna D says:

    Is Hydroquinone legal in the UK?
    I was just wondering if hydroquinone (skin bleach/lightener) was legal in the UK, and if so does it have to be prescribed by a doctor or can you buy it anywhere?

    • dalemessado says:

      Hydroquinone is found in a few prescribed topical creams mostly to treat ezcema. But it can not be sold in just any shop as it risks being misused by some ignorant users looking for a lighter complexion.

  11. curtis e says:

    If I use hydroquinone (skin whitening cream) more than instructed?
    I bought this cream that has 2% Hydroquinone, and I am only supposed to use it twice a day. What will happen if i use it three times a day?

    • LizaMarie says:

      if you are using hydroquinone and if you go outdoors and expose yourself to sunlight, it will darken your skin and lead to melasma.

  12. Anonymous says:

    where can I buy cheap 10% hydroquinone whitening cream online?

  13. Imagine. says:

    Can I use a cream that has 2% hydroquinone?
    The other day, I was cruising around Walmart and I suddenly stopped.
    I saw a cream called “Dr. Fred Summit Bleaching Cream.” You see, I
    wanted to buy it and all because on my face, I have discoloration, even
    makeup cannot correct. Half my face is lighter and other parts are darker.
    It had 2% hydroquinone. It was onli $3 but I don’t know if I should buy it or
    not. I want it not to be lighter (which I already am) but I want to correct my
    tone. The purpose of the cream is to as well tone out skin. I only want it on
    some parts of my face. Is this a bad idea?

    • Nicolette12764♥ says:

      I think you could probably use it but not for all of that one side for your face.

      Try getting an apricot scrub to exfoliate the darker side of your face and maybe just after you do that you can use the hydroquinone but sparingly because you don’t want to over do it.

      Hope this helps!

  14. Cala W says:

    Any products that contain hydroquinone?
    I have done some research and have found out that to lighten skin colour you use hydroquinone(2% legal amount in Canada). Are there any good and safe products that I can buy in stores (that are available in Canada). What is the product and what is the store? I recently went to Fort Lauderdale in Florida and in the beauty isle(in the grocery stores) there was an area for ethnic beauty and they had many skin lightening products. When I check the stores in Canada (I move back and forth between Ottawa and Toronto) most stores did not have such and isle with skin bleaching products. I was very upset. If you know anything please reply.

    • Jane Grey Girl says:

      I have used hydroquinone 2% as part of the Obagi skin care regimen and I swear by it, it’s the best! It erased all my freckles and whatever sundamage I had on my face and I was so happy! I didn’t have to use foundation anymore, my skin tone was fair and even.

      This is prescribed by a doctor and is not available over-the-counter. Please go see a reputable dermatologist in your area and tell him/her to explain the benefits of hydroquinone 2%. It really depends on your sprcific problem, he/she may prescribe something else that will work better for you.

      Hope that helps, good luck!

  15. syedspiky says:

    bleaching product for dark spot?
    I’ve hyperpigmentation in an area of my face and I would like to use a bleaching product that has hydroquinone in it. Can anybody suggest one which I can buy over the counter and in high street shops such as boots, superdrugs or normal chemists? Many thanks in advance..

    • Stefania says:

      One of the products reviewed here from the skin bleaching products that one of the best is Melodee. The reviews of the product are written by experts who have known well about the product, the contents and the savors. And it is also written by the consumers that have ever tried the product and have proven the work of the skin bleaching. There are many kinds of product that can be chosen here as the contents and the function. The difference may be just in the effectiveness of work as lightening cream.

  16. hooker says:

    I was about to buy a cream with hydroquinone…?
    and i didn.t buy it
    i AM desperate about ridding myself of my tan
    i could care less about lightening up my natural skin colour
    because i.m pretty light
    but some thing told me not to buy it
    even though most people swear by it

    apart from losing my tan
    which other results[positive or negative] would i have achieved

    if i use it once
    do i still need to keep using it
    or can you stop once your skin has been lightened.?…

    • Beatles says:

      DONT BUY IT if you don’t have dark spot or melasma is a dark spot that pregnant women gets . you just have a tan not dark spot so don’t use this hydroquinone cream works but not for your case because your not targeting anything so this type of chemicals can burn your skin or give you a allergic reaction if you don’t have this condition you cannot use it for a long time or you can be badly burned your skin. also you cannot use it all over your body & face only where you have this spots so you dont have alright .just use sunscreen everyday so you will never get a tan again & stop thinking of stupid ideas that can harm your skin use a papaya soap to lighten your skin & sunscreen ok .

  17. Knowledge Is Power says:

    What are some great products to get rid of acne scars?
    Does tattoo remover work well? How about products with hydroquinone?
    I’m not looking for the “buy at cvs” type products.
    Thanks! I will give 10 points today!!!
    Its not a scar scab…its like blemishes, dark spots.

    • Erica says:

      Okay, I know you said you’re not looking for the ‘buy at CVS’ type products, but Neutrogena Rapid Clear Fight and Fade Gel worked really well for me in a couple weeks.
      I had a friend that got microdermabrasion and it took three treatments to get rid of her acne scars and irritated her skin pretty bad =/
      I just heard the other day that hydroquinone can cause skin cancer and you’re supposed to use it under the supervision of a dermatologist so talk to one of them first.

  18. Joanie Mcsomething says:

    What is a safe site where i can buy hydroquinone 20% ?
    I have a wedding soon, and my freckled back look awful in the dress.

  19. Bob says:

    Proactiv + Redness?
    So…I have used Proactiv for a month or so now, and I recently noticed the sides of my face are extremely red. I just don’t know if my skin was always like that before…but I am suspecting that Proactiv might have something to do with it.

    So I should stop using it for a few days/weeks and see if it’s better right? Should I buy products like Hydroquinone to even out the redness and make it lighter?
    I noticed that only the sides of face are red. Nowhere else…

    I just thought I should get some feedback on this issue before asking a doctor.
    There’s a product called ‘Skin Lightening Lotion’ that contains hydroquinone from Proactiv. What about that?

    • zurish says:

      A lot of skin types are sensitive to Benzoyl Peroxide, which is in many Proactiv products. You should either try using the Proactiv products less often, and switch them with milder cleansers/etc, or stop using it altogether. My sister tried Proactiv and was very sensitive to it. Her face actually got worse because her skin was too sensitive to the Benzoyl Peroxide, so she decided not to use it. You should at least try to use it less often (e.g. use the cleanser every other day, use the repairing lotion only in problematic areas, etc). If you still notice redness or sensitivity, may be you should try another product.

  20. Eric says:

    Is 3% Hydroquinone to much and will it make my skin lighter?
    I bought a bleaching cream and it says it contains 3% Hydroquinone and 3% Octisalate.i bought it because i’ve been getting some pigmentation on my hands ans face,will this make my skin lighter or even tone?Thank you and ten points to accurate answer.

    • Dee says:

      this is the best i could find… it doesnt specifically give how much to what darkness and how light it will make things… without pictures, its very hard to determine how long it will take for your dosage to work properly, or if you need a stronger or lighter dose.

  21. Sum Jac says:

    Is it safe to put on a 2 years old Hydroquinone, it turned brown?
    Is it still working? Or die out? More effective?

    I bought this skin lightening creme 2 years ago… and it has been expired. I looked inside and the creme turned brown….

    I can still use it right?

    • Brandon says:

      The active ingregient, Hydroquinone, has oxydized from air exposure and will not be effective. The darker it is, the more oxydized it is. It is safe to use, but will not be as effective.

  22. MissLoila says:

    Any good skin whitening product?
    i’m a Caucasian, but i want to be more white. that’s why I want a product that can do that.

    It may NOT contain hydroquinone (a synthetic skin-lightening ingredient.) or other dangerous ingredients.
    and it may not be pills.
    and i shall be able to buy it in a European online shop


  23. Latin101 says:

    Skin Whitening- Hydroquinone URGENT?
    Hi I´m a light-skinned Latino, but with the sun here in Texas my face and arms are noticeably darker than the rest of my body. I´m pale as a ghost everywhere else but the face, neck and arms, and I wanna be light skinned again, cuz thats my natural color. Well I just bought at Walgreens the Pamers Skin Success (Fades Dark spots evens skin tone) with 2% of hydroquinone, I know it has been tested on rats and they developed cancerous cells and stuff but it hasnt been proved that on humans it has the same effect so I don´t care about that (I mean if the FDA hasnt banned it yet and OTC products containing it are available, its not as dangerous as some people say) Ok I´m plannig o appliying it twice a day on THE WHOLE FACE? I´m gonna use the Neutrogena Ultra Sheer SPF 55 Sun Block at the same time. Tell me is this safe? Has anyone used creams with hydroquinone? I dont wanna end with darker skin or I dunno, even damaged skin for ever. Please dont tell me that accept my skin color cuz I do, cuz I´m light skinned naturally but my face is really (well not really) but darker and I wanna be kinda whiter (that sounds bad anyways).

    P.S. I really have to walk on campus and I expose myself to the sun like a lot but since I´m wearin Sunscreen at the same time. Is that safe?

    Ok Thanx
    adisha can´t… I gave u thumbs up cuz u took the time to answer my question but who said all mexicans have bright skin?? I didn’t. I happen to be light skinned and of course we, Mexicans, and I´m proud of being Mexa btw, come in different colors and I ain’t better nor worse than anyone else. I look funny cuz my skin doesn´t look even so that´s y I´m askin this question ok? I didnt say anything against African Americans, Black is beautiful!

    • 13th Floor says:

      I used hydroquinone for six months and had no problems. Using a sun block is the most important thing to getting these exposed, darker areas back to their previous lighter shade. It will probably take quite a while – and you will have to be very diligent about using it every day but results should start showing in a couple of months.

  24. Cala W says:

    How to bleach your skin?
    are there any chemical solutions that I can make at home to bleach my skin. Some parts of my body are dark brown and it looks ugly. Does hydrogen peroxide, bleaching powder like calcium hypochlorite, sodium hypochlorite work. Can I put that on my skin and will it make it white? If you can use this where can you buy these chemicals. I know they use hydroquinone in skin whitening products.

    • BeautifullyBroken84 says:

      yes products with hydroquinone are sold 2% strength over the counter…it is like bleach for skin…you can get a higher dose from the doctor tho…
      people usually use these products for freckles,dark scars, age spots.. (found at beauty supply stores like ULTA or sallys)
      if you want to try something natural..try lemon -its a natural bleaching agent and cocoa butter can even your skin tone too

  25. Imagine. says:

    Should I buy this face cream?
    The other day, I was cruising around Walmart and I suddenly stopped.
    I saw a cream called “Dr. Fred Summit Bleaching Cream.” You see, I
    wanted to buy it and all because on my face, I have discoloration, even
    makeup cannot correct. Half my face is lighter and other parts are darker.
    It had 2% hydroquinone. It was onli $3 but I don’t know if I should buy it or
    not. I want it not to be lighter (which I already am) but I want to correct my
    tone. The purpose of the cream is to as well tone out skin. I only want it on
    some parts of my face. Is this a bad idea?

  26. . says:

    Where can I buy Hydroquinone creams, and what brands?
    Looking for this product for my PIH. Can I buy it at Target or walgreens, and if so what brands exist?

  27. Cody L says:

    does any one know if there is an age limit for?
    I want to buy a skin cream from a drug store or a wall greens it is called Hydroquinone it is a skin lightener … also used to fade tattoos is there an age limit in Oregon to buy something like that in a drug store???

    • Cheryl Millard says:

      I think if is sold over the counter at wallgreens on the shelf and not by prescription, there is no age limit.

  28. Devesermaisnaoe says:

    the best Hydroquinone?
    Hi i have some black spots in my legs and i know it is the sun. Which Hydroquinone (commercial name) is the most effective that i can buy over the counter?

    thank you

    • maximus says:

      Isoterica. walgreens has it in the cosmetic department. or you can ask your doctor for a rx one which is a lot stronger.

  29. Nad says:

    Where can I buy this?
    So I have some white spots from the sun, and a dark bandiad mark, and boy these two together are really ugly. Anyways I saw the reviews on Meladerm. Is there anyway I could buy it here in Canada, Preferably Toronto? or Oakville? or Mississauga? I went to shoppers drug mart but they did’nt have it. I dont think I could buy it online because my mom dosent like using her credit card online so yeah.. please help I cant stand hyperpigmentation anymore.. I used hydroquinone and it made me itchy and the problem worsened.. and it causes cancer so no thanks! haha please help!! IF I can’t get that, where can I buy Kojic Acid Skin creme? Please help im so upset with my hyperpigmenation. I will answer any of your questions I promise. Please help.

  30. know-it-all wannabe says:

    Can you buy Hydroquinone 4% without prescription?

    • brother3 says:

      Yes,you can looking in Internet pharmacy.Many of them has physician welling to prescribe for you without know or see you.You use this cream for topical use for whiten your skin.,right?

  31. !Inquiete! says:

    Is it legal to buy Hydroquinone (UK) for personal use?
    I realise that sellers of it will be fined or face jail (in the UK), how about the consumer who buys it? I only want to use it to fade acne scars. I was wondering whether it would be safe for me to buy it online from a country where it is not illegal. The EU directive is not clear! Help! :/

  32. Tomo K says:

    Recommended website to buy Retin-A / hydroquinone?
    I’d like to buy Retin-A(or anything contains tretinoin 0.1%) and hydroquinone (4% or more) online, but there are so many website and don’t know which one is best.
    Does anybody knows reputable website? (cheaper price is better too)
    Thank you so much for the advice! althouh I think I should tell you that I’m going to use them for my dark nipples. I already got tretinoin&hydroquinone cream from my dermatologist (he said they are effective for dark nipples turn pink) but the creams are so expensive and I heard I could buy it much cheaper online………..

    • Donni-Jay says:

      You cannot buy it without prescription, so best to ask your doctor. Retin-A cream is very good for acne, (although it helps fade wrinkles and skin discolourings also) but, acne is usually what a doctor will prescribe it for.

      Be careful about buying anything like this online, as you do not know what is really in the stuff.

  33. blader154 says:

    Question about Hyper pigmentation?
    I have Hyperpigmentation and I have researched that hydroquinone helps, and my question is does anyone know a good place to buy a medium sized container online and a good trustworthy brand to buy it from?

  34. Stephanie says:

    Nadinola and hydroquinone?
    I have heard numerous times that the highest amount of hydroquinone you can buy without a prescription is 2%. However, i was looking on the web and came across a 3% hydroquinone cream called nadinola that is sold in CVS, Walgreen’s, etc without a prescription. So i was wondering what really is the maximum amount of over the counter hydrquinone? did they change it from 2% to 3%? Or has it always been 3% maximum, and i was told wrong? thanks im just curious.

    • tinnibab says:

      well that is the highest u can find by it self however nadinaola has other ingreients in it so its not so strong

  35. u don't know me says:

    AMBI, fading cream doesn’t work?
    I am using AMBI, fading cream…
    it has hydroquinone 2% and also alphahydroxy acid.

    why people keep using and buying this stuff… when
    they don’t really work?

    Does it work for you? Did you guys ever buy fading cream and chemical peel from the drug store over the counter???

    • That Je ne sais quois says:

      I don’t use AMBI products but I have used FAIR & WHITE. It works wonders for discolorations on the face and body. Only put it on the area you want to lighten though or you will become blotcy.

      Good Luck!

  36. kaygreen says:

    can i buy hydroquinone 4% cream skin bleaching cream at a drugstore?
    i would like to get hydroquinone cream at a drugstore
    can i get it i got 4% from my doctor soneone said that u can only buy 2% at a drug store is it true?

    • X GF™ says:

      Not sure about the percentages but you can buy bleaching creams in the drugstore. I would say that the doctor would have to prescribe the bleaching cream with the higher dosage of hydroquinone cream if that is what you want.

  37. Cookie says:

    Hydroquinone freakout…?
    Alright, I don’t know why I can’t really find any good info online about this and maybe I’m just freaking myself out but I have a couple of hypopigmented spots on my face from using drug store strength hydroquinone products(Ambi and Palmer’s) and I NEED to know if this is permanent. I used it slightly more than reccommended but in ashort period of time. I know that illegal preparations of hydroquinone can cause permanent damage but what about the store bought stuff? Please help. I can’t really see a dermatologist or I wouldn’t be on here. Thank you.

    • FairLady says:

      cookie, otc skin lighteners like ambi or palmer’s have at least 2% hydroquinone.. this ingredient has already been banned in europe and asia, which can cause further darkening of spots after long term use.. dont worry, that is not permanent, but this time, you’ll need a safer skin lightening cream to spot treat the affected area.. try dermaline skin whitening cream AND spf 30 sunscreen as your solution.

  38. Anonymous says:

    Hydroquinone cream products?
    i was just wondering if anyone knows some good creams whit Hydroquinone in them,and i would like too to know where to buy them (if you can find them in the dm market that would be great),and please that they safe to use for 13. years old,so a softer formula(:

    • Whisper says:

      Hydroquinone products are popular for their skin-lightening properties in Asian and African cosmetics markets. In the U.S., they also are marketed for reducing age spots and blemishes.

      The reason cited for the proposed ban is that studies in rodents show “some evidence” that hydroquinone may act as a carcinogen or cancer-causing chemical, although its cancer-causing properties have yet to be proved in humans. Hydroquinone also has been linked with the medical condition known as ochronosis in which the skin becomes dark and thick. Dome-shaped yellowish spots and grayish-brown spots also are observed in ochronosis among black women and men in South Africa, Britain, and the U.S. Ochronosis has been observed in conjunction with hydroquinone use even in persons who have used hydroquinone-containing cosmetics for a short time. Some studies also report abnormal function of the adrenal glands and high levels of mercury in people who have used hydroquinone-containing cosmetics. For these reasons, hydroquinone has already been banned in Japan, the European Union, and Australia.

      Any skin-lightening products containing hydroquinone would be considered new drugs, according to the proposed FDA regulations. The products would require FDA approval before being sold to the public and would only be available with a doctor’s prescription.

      Save your $$$$. that’s another propaganda to make more profits. The beauty industry is a billion dollar business, and there’s more & more products like that because it attracts new customers, because NOW suddenly people are waking up . . . the sun is more damaging than ever, but the damaged is done, so they’re looking for miracles to make them pure & blemish free forever. The only best product you’ll need that really works is a wide brim hat.

      I’ve been protecting myself from sun exposure since age 9, with that said I still got Discoid Lupus, Google it, and it is taking 12 years to make that fade away. The secret is to avoid the sun, to get whiter skin the younger you are the better for you in the long run.

      I am 60 with youthful skin looking like 30 and the youngest ‘teenager’ at the senior center.

  39. Delancey says:

    What are the chances of getting cancer from using skin bleaching creams?
    I recently bought a bleaching cream that contains the ingredient Hydroquinone that from what ive heard, can cause cancer. I’m scared, and I’m not sure if I should start using it or not. What exactly are the chances of getting cancer and how exactly would it cause cancer?

    Thankyou >< Thanks Ellen 🙂 I'm starting to persuade myself not to use it anymore.

    • Ellen says:

      Hello…Anything that changes cell structure or alters normal cellular production or division has the potential to cause cancer. Cancer by definition is simply an abnormal growth of cells. When you use this cream it is going to be altering the normal cellular response of the cells that produce pigmentation. This is how this cream is potentially “cancer causing”. Why risk it? I’m certain that you are beautiful just the way you are. There is no need to use this cream. So you are darker skinned or perhaps there are some areas that are lighter than others who cares? You are a wonderful person who deserves to be healthy. I hope that this has helped is some small way. Best of luck to you.

  40. marenkakittytea3 says:

    Does hydroquinone fade red marks left after acne?
    I bought a 2% hydroquinone gel to use on my red marks. Thank you for answering!

    • Tamika M says:

      Hydroquinone does work, you just have to use is consistently, about two times a day, once in the morning and once before bed. Make sure you only put it on the dark areas, because it will lighten normal areas also.

  41. Sexy J says:

    Does anyone know where I can buy 40% monobenzyl ether of hydroquinone?

    I have a skin condition called Vitiligo. I have white blotches on my skin. There is NO cure for it so the only why I can ever look like a normal person is to discolor the rest of my skin. That is the reason why I am looking for 40%. If the cream is LESS then 30or 40% it does not work for what I need it to do.

    • LouisVuittonDon says:

      NO…..but if you are looking a potent skin lightener, you could try Obagi Hydroquinone 4%….It is really good and not harsh enough to cause skin reactions. It does take time, but it has worked wonders for me!

  42. tradejewel says:

    Is it true that hydroquinone cause cancer? I just bought a product with 4% of this, whats up?

    • resolutionary says:

      YES! it has been banned in Europe and everywhere except in places that want to get sued. This is your lucky day, because i have already tried it ONCE, just two days ago, and the results are BAD.

      I put this on (Neostrata gel with 4% hydroquinone) before i went to bed and woke up with a red burn where the product had been, and it won’t go away!!!!

      Your skin may be different than mine, as i get sunburns quite easily as well. BUT hydroquinone has been banned for good reason. People used thsi stuff in the 80’s, but apparently there is newer technology out now. I would talk to a dematologist – just consult it’s free – about hyperpigmentation and other ways you can lighten your skin.

      IN THE MEANTIME…i would encourage you to get a refund for the hydroquinone!

      Hope this helps!! we don’t need any more victims of this stuff!!

  43. Sol says:

    What do you use on your brown spots/marks on face. My face was finally clear but get marks after pimples!?

    I’m 19, and I’m rather light brown colored. I have been dealing on and off with marks, finally when my skin starts clearing up I eventually get certain pimples that leave marks behind. I remember going once to the dermatologist and he told me I had cystic acne, and although I don’t have lots of pimples everywhere now I know why they’re painful and hard to leave.

    I was very comfortable with myself again, I had a really long time with my skin looking almost 100% clear of marks, until a few weeks ago I had about 3 pimples on both sides of my cheeks, and like I said they’re cystic, I am now left with dark marks again, and to be honest is depressing because when I look in the mirror I can definitely see how this makes me look. These are darker this time.

    What can I use? I bought some pure hydroquinone powder and mixed it with a bit of face cream and I’m applying it daily on the spots, think this would help? I know I need a prescription in order to use hydroquinone but I have no money to go to the dermatologist, so I bought the hydroquinone myself and mixed it at home.

    I’m trying things out of desperation 🙁 It’s been weeks and the spots seemed to stay the same (started using hydroquinone about 3 night ago).

    What do you do?

    • amie taylor says:

      PCA has a product called PCA pigment gel that works wonderful. I wouldn’t recommend using the Hydroquinone as you are. It could actually cause permanent scarring if it’s not used correctly and can be damaging to your health! Another thing that works well is mixing 1/2 tsp lemon juice with 1/2 tsp baking soda. Mix it until it forms a paste and put it on your dark spots for an hour then rinse. You can put some lemon juice on over night as well. Best wishes!

  44. dasha says:

    anone know a skin lightner i can buy at cvs or duane reade or riteaid? active ingredient hydroquinone 2% or 3%

  45. blank says:

    What effects do phenyl hydroquinone and methylbiphenyl, monobenzone have on the skin?
    I bought some monobenzone 60% cream from China and used it for 4 months. It caused swelling, skin peeling, and burning. I asked the supplier about this and they said it may cause these systoms. The package said it contained methylbiphenyl, a thickening agent and some people said it was not monobenzone, but phenyl hydroquinone. What effects does methylbiphenyl, phenyl hydroquinone, and monobenzone have on the skin? Does it cause permanent swelling? I swelled for 4 months and some of the swelling doesn’t seem to have gone down. Will the swelling go down or is it permanent? Thank you.

    • Jamaican girl<3 says:

      I don’t know much about the other chemicals, but I have used hydroquinone to lightened my skin after I got darker from the sun. It’s making my skin peel and burn ALOT. It’s like whenever I think it’s over, it comes back.

      What I have been doing this week is exfoliating my skin. I use the Apricot Scrub from St. Ives. It really works. Then, I used Peel Face or Peel Away.

      The Apricot Scrub softens the skin peels and makes it easy to come off, then I the Peel Away hardens my skin, then when I rip it off, it peels away the impurities.

      In your case, I think you should visit a dermatologist.

  46. cerealkillerchicky says:

    what is the best chemical to bleach ur skin? besides hydroquinone.?
    any suggestions? also does anyone know of a spray anesthetic otc u can buy so u dont kill yourself ripping the hair outta the folical while waiting for the real thing to become done

    • Songbird says:

      the safest yet effective so far is this Glutathione skin whitening pill/tablet thats being sold majorly in asia. i personally use it as well some of my friends. whats good about it is they actually promote good health since Glutathione is an antioxidant and detoxifier. its side effect is skin whitening. so far this is the only oral skin lightener/whitener that exist in the market that is really safe and effective. im really not into topical creams such as hydroquinone and definitely not benoquine – theyll just ruin your skin takes offs its natural glow. but of course find the best product for you and research before buying since thats the only way to make sure you are buying the right product. below if the website of the product i am talking about

  47. blesnme says:

    Hydroquinone over 2%, where can I purchase it?
    I am looking for some Hydroquinone over 2%, I need a stronger strenght, where can I buy some?

    • Label addict!!~ says:

      goggle it…be careful using it …it’s really hard on the skin..ambi cream products contain 2%….(♥)(♥)

  48. cngmy2luvs says:

    hydroquinone 4%?
    i really need help where can i buy hydoquinone on the internet but has to be 4% and no perscription needed?

    • Label addict!!~ says:

      go to hydoquinone web site….it will list different companies to purchase from…but…be careful the legal amount allowed to sell is 2%…so..be careful and try not to get ripped off by fake companies promising you will receive it after you have paid with credit card….

  49. mishakatrina says:

    can somebody give me a good skin lightening (hydroquinone 2 %) brand that i can buy?
    it can be from duane reade
    or rite aid

  50. Chanel Iman says:

    I have dark spots from acne and I was wondering if there were any product w/o hydroquinone for Black skin?!?
    I prefer something that I can buy over the counter. Thanks!

    • JayneCasey says:

      You can try tea tree oil, which I think might work. It’s super good for your skin but is mostly used on specific spots, which sounds like exactly what you’re looking for. You can buy it at any health food store as well as most if not all body lotion shops. Good luck!

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