Hydroquinone: The Controversial Skin Care Ingredient
The majority of skin brightening products on the market that treat hyperpigmentation revolve around a controversial ingredient called ‘hydroquinone’. Hydroquinone is used to lighten the dark patches of skin (also referred to as: hyperpigmentation, melasma, “liver spots,” “age spots,” freckles) caused by pregnancy, birth control pills, hormone medicine or skin injuries. This ingredient works by inhibiting the processes in the production of excess melanin in the skin that leads to discoloration.
Hydroquinone has been associated with an increased risk of cancer and other diseases such as ‘Ochronosis’ in which the skin becomes dark and thick. Hydroquinone is a toxic drug, the use of it is banned in many countries. This medication can make the treated areas of skin more sensitive to the sun. It’s also been linked to damage of the liver. Side effects of using hydroquinone included: mild burning, stinging, redness, and dryness. More severe side effects can include: Contact Dermatitis, blistering, skin cracking and blue-black darkening of the skin. This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
As a result of the controversy surrounding hydroquinone, the need for hydroquinone free products is high.
Celuvia’s (PATENT GRANTED) products are revolutionary. Our skin repair creams have been developed by an expert group of research doctors based on the principles of cell biology gleaned from decades of experience in cancer drug research.
Celuvia’s revolutionary products target all signs of aging by using ingredients that naturally occur in the body to stimulate skin to regenerate and regain its youthful appearance. Celuvia’s cutting edge scientists have focused on combining the right ingredients to target all aspects contributing to skin aging. The Brightening Complex focuses on the problem of unwanted hyperpigmentation, such as age spots and uneven skin tone. The product does not contain hydroquinone and the powerful ingredients work synergistically to reduce the formation of melanin production thereby reducing overall skin darkening on a daily basis. Our breakthrough Brightening Complex formula combines multiple ingredients that serve to lighten skin by reducing melanin production at the cellular level in a completely unique and safe way, thus reducing dark skin spots. The powerful ingredients, such as superoxide dismutase and melatonin, work synergistically, with other antioxidants to block melanin formation; and the ingredients are blended to enhance the overall effectiveness to reduce the appearance of unwanted hyperpigmentation.
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