Hydroquinone has been widely used in skin care products to lighten dark spots and certain skin discolorations. It works by inhibiting the formation of melanin(skin pigment). It is one of the most popular skin lightening ingredients. However, it is also one of the most controversial ones due to its potential harms to your skin. So, is it worth the risk?
Starting from August 2018, Health Canada added Hydroquinone to the Prescription Drug List when sold in concentrations greater than 2%. (See original link here). According to Health Canada, this is because recent study shows that skin lightening products with hydroquinone greater than 2% might cause:
- severe skin redness, burning or stinging, dryness or cracking of the skin, blisters or oozing, or skin discoloration
- cancer in laboratory animals, and potentially in humans.
- harm to the environment.
Now, do you still want to put that hydroquinone cream onto your face? Skin is the largest organ on our body. It’s already being exposed to harsh weather, tough working environment, and daily stress, do you still want to add more potential harms to your skin? Let’s give your skin a break, by introducing something natural.
Our Carapex Dark Spot Corrector offers effective, rapid results without harsh chemicals, using botanical extracts that are as effective as Hydroquinone. You can use this cream for any uneven skin tones, including age spots, liver spots, freckles, sun damage, acne marks, scars, skin discolorations and birthmarks.
The key skin lightening ingredient in our Dark Spot Corrector is sophora flavescens, which has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries. Recent Study has found that sophora flavescens has strong abilities in correcting skin pigmentation issues. Kiwi fruit water contained in this cream has a high concentration of vitamin C, which is also known for its skin lightening properties.
In addition to our Carapex Complex, this cream features 5 natural oils (grape seed, sweet almond, avocado, olive and sunflower), mango and shea butters, as well as vitamin E, cucumber and aloe extracts. This will naturally enrich your skin, and you can safely use this Dark Spot Corrector Cream as a daily moisturizer.