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5/6/14 12:17 A

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I've used various fade creams and they work quite well. Palmer's Skin Success, Eventone Fade Milk works great and is cheaper than some of the other brands. It also has alpha hydroxy, vitamins C & E, and sunscreen (but doesn't state the SPF). The active ingredient is Hydroquinone, which is basically a skin bleaching agent.

The following article weighs in on whether or not Hydroquinone is considered "safe."

www.hydroquinone.com/safety/is-hydro
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Soy products are an hydroquinone free alternative. I just bought Aveeno Soy SPF moisturizer, but haven't received it yet. I can't wait to use it, and hope it works well.

I have melasma too, and esoterica and other hydroquinone products worked well. I applied it at night. In the morning, I use a good SPF lotion, as the dark spots will come right back if you don't protect your skin with a SPF.

Ocean Potion has a great Baby Sensitive SPF 50 (large bottle for good price), that I use on my face, throat, and arms before I go walking. I love Ocean Potion's price and product.


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4/30/13 10:01 A

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I am going to try this. my spots are getting darker as i get older

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1/22/13 11:05 A

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I never thought of sunscreen for the hands. That is a good additional hand beauty tip. Thank you.

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1/9/13 12:01 A

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AZULVIOLET A6----I did try the esoterica, and it really works ..I had spots on both hands but one hand was worse than the other one. The left hand is almost all clear and the right hand still has a way to go, but even its so improved ..Thanks again and I will have to get a new jar soon and I think one more jar and they will be all clear..I keep it on my nightstand and try not to forget to put it on last thing at night,,, I hardly ever forget now.. I am not found of the smell but it gets the job done, and thats what I like...Take care and best wishes to you..

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11/14/12 4:51 P

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11/11/12 9:50 A

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Well thank you , I will try it starting today. I have tried a few things but I keep forgetting to put the stuff on at night..

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11/10/12 11:23 P

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I had dark spots on my face due to melasma (hormonal issue) and my doctor prescribed quinone cream. The pharmacist said that esoterica fade cream (OTC) is the same thing. It costs less than $10 and is available in most drugstores.

It worked well for my issue, though it took a while to notice a big difference. The cream is fairly gentle. I would try that at night and get into the habit of putting sunscreen on your hands in the morning every day when you apply sunscreen to your face.

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8/4/12 2:17 P

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I will try the ambi and the spf creams as well ...I have went thru most of the summer w/o protection but I will start to use it !!!

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7/6/12 9:26 P

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I did laser treatments on my "age" spots. But ONLY go to a medically supervised facility!
Make sure & use a high SPF on your hands to prevent them in the first place & reapply it often.
I now use a prescription cream that you can get from an aesthetician or dermatologist to keep them at bay.

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6/25/12 10:13 P

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In the "ethnic" section of the drugstore, there is a spot fading cream called "ambi" that works well.

You could also try some retinol creams.

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6/20/12 10:15 A

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CLCCOOL--I'm so happy with the shea butter it works really well....Thanks so much--Thank you-- thank you--- thank you....!!!!!!!

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5/26/12 8:53 A

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TY I will try shea butter and I've heard of yogurt as well, I'm scrubbing with baking soda and using more lotion and they have improved a little but still far from clear.But the shea butter sounds worth a try--thanks..

I did try the shea butter and its really working fast --Thanks so much !!!

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5/25/12 8:43 P

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I've heard yogurt. Also, shea butter. I don't have them, so I have't tried either, this is just what I've been told.

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5/25/12 1:14 P

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Any thing that you know , I like home remedies alot..I have tried lemon juice and it does work but if you have a cut it burns..So still standing bye, Thanks to all , chicky...


Edited by: CHICKYWANNA at: 5/25/2012 (13:15)
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5/25/12 11:06 A

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Hi I'm new here and love beauty knowledge , So I wanted a solution to a troubling problem, I have dark spots on my hands ..Everyone says I look young except for my hands and they are a mess..thanks for any help.. emoticon

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