Supply Whitening Hydroquinone Powder
Solubility:H2O: 50 mg/mL, clear
Melting point:172-175 °C(lit.)
Apperence:White to off-white Needle-Like Crystals or Crystalline Powder
Hydroquinone is a chemical that a person can use to lighten their skin tone. It is available as a cream, gel, lotion, or emulsion. Hydroquinone is generally safe to use, but some people may experience side effects, such as dry skin.
- ~ Hydroquinone is a skin bleaching agent used to brighten dark skin (such as freckles, melasma, age spots and acne scars).
- ~ Hydroquinone is registered as a “pharmacy only” drug in creams containing hydroquinone at a concentration of not more than 2%.
How does it work?
Melanin is a pigment that gives the skin and hair their color. It is responsible for freckles and other dark patches on the skin. Melanin is made by melanocytes, which are cells present in the skin and other parts of the body.
When a person applies hydroquinone to the skin, it reduces the number of melanocytes. Fewer melanocytes means that the body produces less melanin in the treated area. The skin usually appears lighter within about 4 weeks.
Exposure to sunlight reverses the effects of hydroquinone. Doctors recommend that people who use this product also use a strong sunscreen.
Hydroquinone is a chemical that bleaches the skin. It can come as a cream, emulsion, gel, or lotion. A person can apply these products directly to the skin.
Creams that contain hydroquinone are available with a prescription from a doctor.
People may use hydroquinone as a form of treatment for hyperpigmentation skin conditions, wherein some areas of skin grow darker than surrounding areas.
Hydroquinone is used to treat skin conditions related to hyperpigmentation.
Although hydroquinone can help fade red or brown spots that have lingered, it won’t help with active inflammation. For example, the ingredient can help minimize acne scarring, but it won’t have an effect on redness from active breakouts.