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All You Need to Know About Hydroquinone

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Let’s talk about Hydroquinone!

Hydroquinone is a necessary ingredient in most beauty products, particularly in skin whitening cosmetics, due to its ability to effectively suppress Tyrosinase, the enzyme in charge at making skin darkening pigments. Hydroquinone helps to sharply decrease the production of melanin. This effect is called ‘skin depigmentation.' Some of the notable beauty effects of Hydroquinone are its ability to remove dark spots on the skin caused by acne and its ability to address uneven skin tone problems like Melasma.

Hydroquinone is also deemed by skin experts to be safer, cheaper, and more effective compared to its counterparts like deep chemical peel and laser treatments. With all these cosmetic advantages, there’s no wonder why this particular ingredient is typically included in skin whitening products you’d always see on your favorite grocery store’s cosmetics shelves.

Let’s dig a little deeper and learn more about this skin whitening champ.

A Little Hydroquinone History

Also called Quinol, the term Hydroquinone was first coined by the renowned German chemist, Friedrich Wöhler, back in 1843 while experimenting with Quinone which led him to discover Quinhydrone. Its physical feature is typically white, solid, and granular before it’s mixed into skin whitening cosmetics as a skin bleaching agent. The sheer effectiveness of Hydroquinone has swept cosmetic products dedicated to addressing skin problems like freckles, age spots, and even acne scars. In just under a month of constant application, users who use skin whitening products with Hydroquinone as its ingredient experienced a better, whiter skin, making it an immediate cosmetic hit.

The popularity of Hydroquinone as a skin bleaching agent was at its peak when it was believed that pop music legend Michael Jackson was an avid user of the skin whitening ingredient to battle Vitiligo, a chronic skin condition that induces the loss of skin pigment.

The Hydroquinone Advantage

As a skin whitening ingredient, Hydroquinone has a lot to offer on the table for people who have concerns about their skin blemishes:

Quick Results

Hydroquinone is known to be one of the best ingredients in the market that deliver fast and reliable results to its users. These results typically reveal themselves within 3 months and most of the time, you can see the result in as fast as four weeks. Alternative methods, like the deep chemical peel treatment, will immediately eat up your time through the hassle of scheduling appointments and the recovery period from the treatment itself. Hydroquinone skin whitening products will save you the time and the hassle.

Easy Application

Unlike the alternative treatments, which may require a long, mind numbing session of appointments and procedures, Hydroquinone products saves you from the burden of requiring the assistance of an expert before you can see results. Since Hydroquinone is typically mixed into skin lightening ointments, you’ll find that this skin blemish-fighting ingredient is actually easy to apply. All you have to do is to directly apply the Hydroquinone product on the areas with uneven skin tone twice a day on a daily basis in the comfort of your home.

Hydroquinone is Safer

One of the best things about Hydroquinone is that it’s generally safer than other skin whitening treatments. Aside from Hydrogen Peroxide, it rarely counteracts other cosmetic products and medications, unlike other treatments that require thorough preparation and avoidance from certain medications and activities before the treatment takes full effect. To enhance Hydroquinone effectiveness, all you have to do is to apply sunscreen for protection against potential dark spots.

Frees You from Dark Spots the Easy Way

PORCELANA® DAY SKIN LIGHTENING CREAM - DARK SPOT CORRECTOR packs 2% Hydroquinone, the perfect amount of skin lightening content that would effectively fade away your skin blemishes and even out your skin tone in no time. Complete with sunscreen and antioxidants, you’re sure you’re getting complete skin protection while PORCELANA® DAY SKIN LIGHTENING CREAM fades away all of your dark spots.

Free yourself from the ghost of dark spots, get your PORCELANA® DAY SKIN LIGHTENING CREAM today!