Has hydroquinone been demonized because it is the best skin active ever?
Hydroquinone seems to improve everything: sun spots, fine wrinkles, pimples, acne, freckles everything.
It smooths out the skin like nothing else.
This video pretty much replicates my findings on what’s effective and what’s not for face skin care:
Hydroquinone is quite safe.
Those horrow stories are overblown and are only limited to those who kept on using very concentration hydroquinone creams (10 to 30%) for extended periods of time despite watching the first adverse reactions appear.
On the other side, I do agree that hydroquinone can irritate the skin during the first weeks (best to limit use 2-3 days a week for the first weeks to allow the skin to get used to it).
But other than that, it’s a very safe and effective ingredient, in my opinion.
It has been bashed by small manufacturers unwilling to undergo the FDA OTC approval process (for 2% concentration).
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