Skin-Lightening Products To Treat Hyperpigmentation

    Best Skin-Lightening Products
  • ProActiv Solution Skin Lightening Lotion
  • Peter Thomas Roth Ultra Gentle Skin Lightening Gel Complex
  • Glymed Plus Derma Pigment Bleaching Fluid
  • Paula’s Choice Clearly Remarkable Skin Lightening Gel
  • MD Skincare by Dr. Dennis Gross Hydra-Pure Radiance Renewal Serum (contains no hydroquinone)

    Hydroquinone products

  • Topical application of hydroquinone is considered by many dermatologists to be a safe option in reducing or eliminating skin discolorations. It is available at a 2% concentration in cosmetic products. 
  • It can be an unstable ingredient in cosmetic formulations and when exposed to air or sunlight it can turn a strange shade of brown.
  • Hydroquinone products packaged in jars are not recommended because the jars will allow the product to become ineffective shortly after opening.
  • If you’re using any over-the-counter product with hydroquinone and a well-formulated sunscreen of least SPF 30, and you haven’t noticed any skin-lightening results after three months of daily use, you should discontinue use. It is lightly due to the insufficient strength of hydroquinone in the product.


Things To Note

  • These lightening products are meant to be integrated into your daily regimen; they aren’t replacements for other treatment creams.
  • Use a lightener, then a treatment cream, then a moisturizer, and sunscreen comes last. 
  • No skin-lightening product will work if you don’t use an effective sunscreen daily.
  • Allow each layer to be completely absorbed before adding another one. Never use more than four products (excluding cleanser and toner) at a time.
  • If you start to encounter irritation, STOP using the product immediately.

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