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Updated by Evelyn Pierre on Jan 03, 2014
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Best Lightening Cream Without Hydroquinone

Your skin irritates when use hydroquinone based creams. Why not try some lightening creams without hydroquinone? They are best for sensitive skin.

Does anyone know of or use skin lightening products that actually work without Hydroquinone as an ingredient?

I'm not even sure if skin lightening is the correct description of the product... skin whitening? bleaching? But I'm just learning about this area since I started seeing light freckles appear on the bridge of my nose and would like to use a product to "erase" them.

Products that Fade Dark Spots Without Hydroquinone

By now many have heard of or read of the dangers associated with using skin creams containing hydroquinone. Some may feel there is no hope for fading their dark marks without this ingredient. For those with hyperpigmentation this is a scary thought to have.

The Truth About Hydroquinone by

The FDA proposed a ban on over-the-counter sales of hydroquinone-containing products on August 29, 2006. Hydroquinone products are very popular in Asian and African markets for their skin-lightening properties. Though there is some evidence that hydroquinone may cause cancer in rodents, this has yet to be proven in humans.

Hydroquinone Skin Bleaching top

Hydroquinone is used to lighten the dark patches of skin (also called hyperpigmentation, melasma, " liver spots," "age spots," freckles) caused by pregnancy, birth control pills, hormone medicine, or injury to the skin. This medicine works by blocking the process in the skin that leads to discoloration.

fact check: is hydroquinone safe?

This lightening ingredient has been on our research radar since the early nineties! Get your questions about this controversial ingredient, straight from our experts. Get the scientific back story, and Dermalogicas stance on Hydroquinone from founder Jane Wurwand, and Dr. Diana Howard, VP of Research and Development and Global Education.

DermTV - Is Hydroquinone Safe and Effective [ Epi #273]

Hydroquinone has traditionally been known as an effective skin bleach used in treating skin pigmentation and discoloration. However, from time to time, some people allege that it's neither safe nor effective. In this episode of DermTV, Dr. Schultz shares whether hydroquinone is safe and effective.