Most Effective whitening agent

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sir i want to know about any active ingredient(whitening agent) which can give white skin in 7 days whitout any other ingredient. 
Please tell me if anyone know about more effective whitening agent.

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  • Hydroquinone. I am not sure that it will work in 7 days. And its use is restricted in many countries.
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  • Chemist77Chemist77 Member, PCF student
    @Belassi I was just holding my breath for you to come up with something like this. 
  • For such a short time, 7 days
    a paler makeup foundations (or anthing that leaves a paler coat on skin) seems like the only alternative.
    It will rinse away upon washing, though.


    Hydroquinone is the most effective whitening agent as @ngarayeva001 ; said

    Resorcinol
    Main article: Resorcinol
    Resorcinol or m-hydroquinone is often used in skin-lightener cosmetics in countries where free hydroquinone is prohibite
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skin_whitening
  • Does not it depend on skin type or Age?
  • I don't think that age has anything to do with it. An extend of sun exposure does. What do you mean by skin type? If dry/normal/oily then no.
  • MicroformulationMicroformulation Member, Professional Chemist
    By skin type, he is referring to different skin pigmentations as classified under the Fitzpatrick scale.

    Alas, I highly doubt that the OP will find a single ingredient (or multiple even) that will affect a change in skin pigmentation in just 7 days. Even if it were possible, you would see marked inflammation as well. It isn't a realistic marketing benchmark.
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  • I agree. Skin doesn't regenerate that fast. A product needs at least a couple of weeks (sometimes months) to show results. Some time is required even when lasers are used to break pigment in melasma (i might be wrong but I think it's two weeks not one).
  • You can try hexylresorcinol, which is more effective then hydroquinone, without the side effects.
  • PerryPerry Administrator, Professional Chemist
    @jeromeinthehouse - more effective than hydroquinone? Do you have a link to a study that shows this?

  • the author used .5% hexylresorcinol, comparing to 2 % hydroquinone and found that it is just as effective


    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/283776287_Hexylresorcinol_Providing_Skin_Benefits_by_Modulating_Multiple_Molecular_Targets
  • PerryPerry Administrator, Professional Chemist
    Thanks.

    The following technology review paper suggests 4-Butylresorcinol is superior to hexylresorcinol. 

    Mayuree Kanlayavattanakul & Nattaya Lourith (2018) Skin hyperpigmentation treatment using herbs: A review of clinical evidences, Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy, 20:2, 123-131, DOI: 10.1080/14764172.2017.1368666
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  • I agree. Skin doesn't regenerate that fast. A product needs at least a couple of weeks (sometimes months) to show results. Some time is required even when lasers are used to break pigment in melasma (i might be wrong but I think it's two weeks not one).
    I agree. Topical treatments take time (depending on age, 4-6 weeks or longer) and the use of a hat and sunscreen! Unless the pigmentation to be faded is surgically altered, the pigment will comeback when the topical is discontinued and/or the area gets sun exposure. Sorry!
  • DtdangDtdang Member
    Completely fading dark spot is quite difficult to get, but you can see the results like even skin color and % fading dark spot 
    try alpha-arbutin + ethyl ascorbic acid 
  • @Dtdang, may I ask if you bought ethyl ascorbic acid from a retailer (DIY quantity)? I can’t find it anywhere. Sorry for off topic.
  • DtdangDtdang Member
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  • DtdangDtdang Member
    It combines both ethyl ascorbic acid and alpha arbutin together 
  • bil7bil7 Member
    Kojic dipalmitate 4 percent sodium ascorbyl phosphate 2 percent arbutin 2 percent hydroquinone 2 percent with vitamin e 5 percent plus lactic 2 percent and glycolic 1 percent works better
  • Whooooa! That's overkill! You don't need alpha arbutin if hydroquinone is already there. Alpha arbutin is a weak derivative of hydroquinone and it has the same mechanism of blocking tyrosinase as HQ, so why do you need both? Vitamin e has nothing to do with skin lightening. 
  • bil7bil7 Member
    Whooooa! That's overkill! You don't need alpha arbutin if hydroquinone is already there. Alpha arbutin is a weak derivative of hydroquinone and it has the same mechanism of blocking tyrosinase as HQ, so why do you need both? Vitamin e has nothing to do with skin lightening. 
    Vitamin e didn't meant here for whitening it for skin nourishing after usage dry effect 
  • Vitamin e at such concentration will act as pro-oxidant.
  • @Dtdang, may I ask if you bought ethyl ascorbic acid from a retailer (DIY quantity)? I can’t find it anywhere. Sorry for off topic.
    https://www.bulkactives.com/product/product/ethyl-ascorbic-acid.html
  • Thank you @gmliii!
  • how about n-acetyl glucosamine? Is it any better than alpha arbutin?
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