Hydroquinone essence 5% from Japan (skin whitening)
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General information about Japanese hydroquinone essence by Asahi Labo
Package details: 10 g in a bottle (5% of the hydroquinone)
Manufacturer: Asahi Labo, Japan.
Active ingredient: hydroquinone (5%)
Medical effect: Hydroquinone is highly effective against many kinds of pigmentation:
- age pigmentation spots (liver spots),
How to apply Hydroquinone essence by Asahi Labo from Japan
This topical treatment should be applied only to the pigmented area that needs to be lighten. Use cotton swab to take small amount of the hydroquinone face essence and apply it gently onto the pigmentation area. Take a course of 2 months, after that make a break in use not less than 6 months.
Contraindications and precautions: never use hydroquinone onto the whole face area. Do not use for the period longer than 2 months. Do not use in children, pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers. If an allergic reaction occurs, discontinue use. Store away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture.
Is Hydroquinone essence by Asahi Labo from Japan effective for skin whitening?
Hydroquinone is considered one of the most effective topical skin whitening agents. And Hydroquinone essence by Asahi Labo from Japan contains high concentration of 5% of active ingredient. That’s why it must be applied topically, only to the area that needs to be lighten. In other words, don’t use it all over the face, just to the desired spots. Also using hydroquinone demands using strong sunscreen every day.
Some therapists report possible side effects and dangers after misuse of the hydroquinone. But many researches have scientifically proven that hydroquinone is effective and safe medicine when used as prescribed (for example, Vanaman Wilson M.J., Jones I.T. et al. “The Safety and Efficacy of Treatment With a 1,927-nm Diode Laser With and Without Topical Hydroquinone for Facial Hyperpigmentation and Melasma in Darker Skin Types”. Dermatologic Surgery, 2018 Oct;44(10):1304-1310; Nofal A., Ibrahim A.M. et al. “Topical silymarin versus hydroquinone in the treatment of melasma: A comparative study”. Journal of cosmetic dermatology, 2019 Feb;18(1):263-270; Gheisari M., Dadkhahfar S. et al. “The efficacy and safety of topical 5% methimazole vs 4% hydroquinone in the treatment of melasma: A randomized controlled trial”. Journal of cosmetic dermatology, 2019 May 17).