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What is hydroquinone?

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Skin care products with hydroquinone are often called bleaching creams or lightening agents. These skin care products are used to lighten hyperpigmentation, such as age spots and dark spots related to pregnancy or hormone therapy (also called melasma).

SOURCES:  American Academy of Dermatology.  WebMD Feature: "Nutrients for Healthy Skin: Inside and Out".

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on May 3, 2019

SOURCES:  American Academy of Dermatology.  WebMD Feature: "Nutrients for Healthy Skin: Inside and Out".

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on May 3, 2019

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