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NeoCeuticals by NeoStrata
Post Acne Fade Gel
Rating
1 fl. oz. for $45
Category:Skin Care > Retinol Products > Lighteners With Hydroquinone
Last Updated:04.07.2011
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
Overview

This skin-lightening gel claims to fade discolorations from acne, but its active ingredient (2% hydroquinone) only fades brown skin discolorations; it does not help with red marks of any kind. Brown discolorations left over from blemishes are typical for women with darker skin tones; those with lighter skin tones tend to have pink to red post-acne marks, and hydroquinone is not helpful for those discolorations. If you’re a woman with darker skin coloring and have brown discolorations from breakouts, hydroquinone-based products are certainly an option. However, this product is not an option to consider because it contains a high amount of skin-damaging alcohol. Please see More Info below for details on why alcohol is bad for skin of any color.

Pros:
  • Blend of 2% hydroquinone and 3% kojic acid is capable of lightening brown skin discolorations.
  • Contains a blend of AHA-like polyhydroxy acids for exfoliation.
Cons:
  • Expensive.
  • High amount of alcohol puts skin at risk for dryness and irritation.

More info:

As helpful as this product’s active ingredients may be, there are plenty of skin-lightening products that omit the skin-damaging alcohol that’s present in this one. Irritation from alcohol impairs skin’s healing process and can hurt healthy collagen production. That means post-acne discolorations will take longer to go away, which is not what you want!

Claims
Help fade acne spots and discolorations with a skin lightening gel formulated with Hydroquinone, Kojic Acid and Vitamin C to brighten dark spots.
Ingredients
Active: Hydroquinone (2%); Other: Water, Alcohol Denatured, Propylene Glycol, Gluconolactone, Lactobionic Acid, Kojic Acid, Potassium Hydroxide, Polyquaternium-10, Oxalic Acid, Citric Acid, Arginine, Sodium Sulfite, Sodium Bisulfite, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Extract, BHT, Yellow 5, Red 33
Brand Overview

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