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Creams Containing Hydroquinone

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author image T.M. Samuels
T.M. Samuels has been a freelance writer since 1993. She has published works in "Arthritis Today," "Alabama Living" and "Mature Years," and is the author of a gardening book. Samuels studied pre-medicine at Berry College.
Creams Containing Hydroquinone
Hydroquinone can help fade freckles and brown spots. Photo Credit Alliance/iStock/Getty Images

Overview

Hydroquinone is an antioxidant that can be placed in personal care products for hair or skin. It is used in hair dyes or as a skin bleaching agent, according to the Environmental Working Group's Skin Deep database. Creams that contain hydroquinone are typically ones to whiten the skin or fade brown spots. Hydroquinone can also work as a fragrance or reducing agent, but these are secondary traits where the dying and bleaching are primary traits.

P&G Skin Discoloration Fade Cream

The P&G Skin Discoloration Fade Cream is a cream manufactured by Kolmar Laboratories, Incorporated, and distributed by Procter and Gamble. It uses hydroquinone to fade brown age spots and skin discolorations.

Physicians Complex 6 percent Skin Bleaching Cream

The Physicians Complex 6 percent Skin Bleaching Cream is manufactured by CosMed and uses hydroquinone. It is a skin lightener or fade cream. Apply this cream twice a day for best results, and put on a sunscreen daily to protect your skin while using this bleaching cream.

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Black and White Bleaching Cream with Hydroquinone

With hydroquinone right in the name, the Black and White Bleaching Cream is manufactured by Beauty Creations, Incorporated. It is a gradual fade cream designed to be used twice a day. It fades age spots and freckles, along with liver spots. It is advisable to use a sunscreen while using this product.

Reviva Brown Spot Night Cream

The Reviva Brown Spot Night Cream is manufactured by Reviva Labs, Incorporated, and uses hydroquinone as its lightening agent. This is only to be used at night so that there is not a problem with sun exposure as there is with other lightening creams that are also used during the day. Test this cream on a small area of skin to see if you are sensitive to it before starting full use.

Nadinola Skin Discoloration Fade Cream for Oily Skin

The Nadinola Skin Discoloration Fade Cream for Oily Skin is manufactured by J. Strickland and Company. It is a fade cream that uses hydroquinone as its active ingredient. It is a twice daily fade cream that requires sunscreen use to protect the skin from damage. Test for sensitivity if you typically have a sensitive skin type.

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