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The sale of products that contain hydroquinone within the European Community is forbidden, because they are considered dangerous. But there are bleaching creams that are made by much more safer materials. Hydroquinone is not safe.

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The sale of products that contain hydroquinone within the European Community is forbidden, because they are considered dangerous. But there are bleaching creams that are made by much more safer materials. Hydroquinone is not safe.
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Just bumping this back up one time to see if I can get a response on the safety or non-safety of hydroquinone.

Thanks ~ I think I am now becoming paranoid shock.gif

Aurelia

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Just bumping this back up one time to see if I can get a response on the safety or non-safety of  hydroquinone.

Thanks ~ I think I am now becoming paranoid shock.gif

Aurelia

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I just did my second lactic acid peel, the last one i did was like 3 weeks ago but I had a burn on my face (from the sun) that i wanted to get rid of before i applied it again....

ive only done 2 so far but i think its helping improve my brown marks aswell as puredemings intense gel, I will finish the bottle over the next 6-7 weeks and hopefully my scars will be gone:D

also: if your doctor prescribed hydroquine for you then im sure there is no problem with it

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hydroquine is NOT dangerous if you use it with sunblock lotion...

make sure you use sunblock if you use hydroquine or buy one with a mixture of sunblock....

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From cosmeticscop.com:

hydroquinone. Substance that is known to successfully reduce the intensity of freckles, melasma, and general brown patching by inhibiting melanin production. For continued and increased effectiveness it must be used long term. Unprotected sun exposure should be avoided, because it reverses the effect of hydroquinone by increasing melanin production. Occasionally, at higher concentrations, persons with a darker skin type will experience increased pigmentation, but this is rare. It can cause mild skin irritation and there is the possibility of an allergic reaction. Hydroquinone in 1% to 2% concentrations is available in over-the-counter products; 4% concentrations are available by prescription only (Source: American Journal of Clinical Dermatology, September-October 2000, pages 261–268).

There is concern that hydroquinone is a potentially carcinogenic substance. In vitro, hydroquinone has a toxic effect on cells containing melanin (Source: Biochemical Pharmacology, March 1999, pages 663–672). Aside from the in vitro studies (done in test tubes), the only harmful effects are reported in animal studies where hydroquinone is fed to animals. In these studies tumor creation or DNA damage is noted. However, this is not the case in epidemiological studies in which production workers (meaning those workers involved in the manufacture of hydroquinone) have been shown to have lower death rates and reduced cancer rates when compared with the population as a whole. Adverse effects associated with skin-lightening products that contain hydroquinone in FDA-regulated products have been limited to a small number of cases of hyperpigmentation (Sources: Critical Reviews in Toxicology, May 1999, pages 283–330; and Food and Chemical Toxicology, November 1999, pages 1105–1111). - cosmeticscop.com

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i was prescribed hydroquinone 4% by a derm and it made my skin SO MUCH worse, irritated, red, etc even though i meticulously wore sunblock and avoided sunlight. also, the dermatologist did not tell me that when used in high concentrations hydroquinone can even burn your skin.

however, i have heard of many instances where hydroquinone has completely fade hyperpigmentation, so it really depends on your skin type and whether you use it cautiously and in moderation.

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Some 4% Hydroquinone creams contain a bit of glycolic acid ( GLYQUIN, Lustra and afew others) it helps it penetrate better but can be irritating. Some people are just sensitive to the hydroquinone. If you're unsure, try an over the counter 2%

( in a small area ) first then if there is no reaction bump it up to the 4%

The 4% works really well for me !

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