hyperpigmentation

  • hydroquinone in skincare

    Hydroquinone: Is It Safe To Use To Fade Away Dark Spots?

    Isn’t it annoying when the most effective ingredients get a bad rep? Case in point: hydroquinone. It’s by far the best treatment for any type of dark spots. Slather it on them twice a day and it’s guaranteed to lighten them up. But, some countries (yes, South Africa and France, I’m looking at you) have […]

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    Niacinamide: The Most Multi-Tasking Ingredient In Skincare?

    “And the award for Most Multitasking Skincare Ingredient goes to…” *drumroll* Niacinamide! *clap clap* Niacinamide deserves it. There’s literally nothing it can’t do. Need to hydrate skin? Check. Fight acne? Check. Fade dark spots? Check. Soothe redness? Check. Reduce wrinkles? Check. It doesn’t matter what you throw at it, niacinamide can handle it. If it’s […]

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  • azelaic acid in skincare

    Is Azelaic Acid The Best Treatment For Acne, Rosacea, And Dark Spots?

    Why don’t more people know about Azelaic Acid?! This little gem has been dermatologists’ best-kept secret for decades. They’re using it to treat all kinds of skin problems, from stubborn dark spots to inflamed cystic acne and unpredictable rosacea. It’s one of those rare ingredients that does the job without irritating skin and leaving it […]

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    Mandelic Acid: What It Is And How It Benefits Skin

    Have you tried every exfoliating acid under the sun but your skin can’t tolerate any of them? Glycolic acid turns your skin red and flaky. Salicylic acid is a little too drying. Heck, even lactic acid is a little too harsh. Scrubs are not even an option. They’re more irritating than all of the above […]

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    What Are The Best Skincare Products With Hydroquinone?

    What are the best skincare products with hydroquinone? The prescription ones. This skin-lightener is so powerful – and controversial – at fading away dark spots and hyperpigmentation that in most countries a dermatologist must prescribe it to you. The exception? The US. You can still find skincare products with small % of hydroquinone OTC there. […]

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