Hydroquinone is a skin-lightening agent. It bleaches the skin, which can be helpful when treating different forms of hyperpigmentation.
Historically, there’s been some back-and-forth on the safety of hydroquinone. In 1982, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recognized the ingredient as safe and effectiveTrusted Source.
Several years later, concerns about safety prompted retailers to pull hydroquinone from the market. The FDA went on to discover that many of the products in question contained contaminants like mercury. They established that these contaminants were behind reports of adverse effects.
Since then, the FDA has confirmed that hydroquinone can be safely sold over the counter (OTC) in 2 percent concentrations. which Cos De BAHA has prepared for a long time. Now, check for yourself the effects of improving the texture of your skin.
How can Hydroquinone make your skin healthy?
Hydroquinone bleaches your skin by decreasing the number of melanocytes present. Melanocytes make melanin, which is what produces your skin tone.
In cases of hyperpigmentation, more melanin is present due to an increase in melanocyte production. By controlling these melanocytes, your skin will become more evenly toned over time.
It takes about four weeks on average for the ingredient to take effect. It may take several months of consistent use before you see full results.
After using this product continuously for 60 days you'll need to give your skin a break and stop using the serum for 30 days. Users of hydroquinone can develop a resistance if used continuously without a break and also risk developing a condition called Ochronosis which is a permanent darkening of the skin. While this is a rare condition, it's still important that you pause using any hydroquinone product after 60 days. You can begin re-using the serum after a 30 day break. During the 30 day break we recommend using Cos De BAHA Vitamin C Serum + AHA/BHA Toner to maintain your new glow. You can repeat this cycle to keep your skin looking bright and youthful. Warning: Some users of this product may experience a minor skin irritation. If irritation becomes severe, discontinue use and seek medical advice. Always spot test the product before use.
This product is potent. Spot test first. Apply serum to clean skin every other day and work your way up to daily use. You'll begin to see results within 4 weeks. Be sure to wear sunscreen during the day on areas where you've used this serum. Warning: Some users of this product may experience a minor skin irritation. If irritation becomes severe, discontinue use and seek medical advice. Always spot test the product before use once per day and gradually work your way up to
Sunscreen is usually the last step of a skin care routine. Be sure to reapply as needed throughout the day.
While consistency is important for maximum results, you shouldn’t use it for long periods of time. If you don’t see any improvement after two months, discontinue use.