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post #41 of 74
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thank my dear
nothing is safe me either
I miss my tubes cream I used to use back in the days home
I did not know what ingredients were in but i worked so good for me
now that I know the difference between natural and chemical ingredients
and trying to use '' safe '' products on my skin
my skin react so bad

I totally agree. My skin is not liking the natural stuff
post #42 of 74
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http://www.who.int/ipcs/assessment/public_health/mercury_flyer.pdf

post #43 of 74
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This was some interesting facts to share but I assume most of us already knew that the creams from the local BSS had hydroquinone and steroids. That's why they are so cheap and work so well. Hydroquinone has a distinct smell so from you open the jar you should know whether a cream has it.

I use them on and off and have had great results. Everything should be done in moderation. Because the products have been recalled doesn't mean they will harm or kill you.

The country of origin (Ivory Coast) does sound suspect, but many of us in the US and the UK buy Obagi and Glytone which bith have hydroquinone 4%. We use Kligman's formula which has 5% HQ, Retina A and Steroid. People have been using hydroquinone for years and not one person has ever died from it. I have tried many natural ingredients but none gives the results (or price) of HQ.

This is what I do now, I lighten up with HQ for about a month then maintain with natural for another month. Repeat the process and I'm fine.


Well said.  I think this is the method I will be using my G&G. 

 

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post #44 of 74

 

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People have been using hydroquinone for years and not one person has ever died from it.
 


 

I think most of us here would rather die anyway than ending up with a HQ related disease, right? At least I would :)

 

Many people using HQ might not die (and they might do, who knows, poor non-regulated countries often don't report back!), but might end up with ochronosis or god knows what... is that a happy end? No, so careful use is in call.

Comparing ourselves to others is not the brightest way of dealing with toxic chemicals.... we read (scientific-based evidence) and understand the consequences, and then make an informed decision and accept any associated risks... [this does not mean anyone on here is not already doing that, I'm speaking in general]

 

It wasn't banned in EU, nor restricted in the US for no reason, we all know that and so should be careful.

post #45 of 74

Hi I was just wondering what is l abajanaise suppose to smell like?

post #46 of 74
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My dear, I do mean this in the kindest way when I say you do not fully understand whaT you are talking about. If you read the whole post, you would realize that we were talking about products that have been banned in CERTAIN countries though the same formula is readly used in others. For example, on the list, Ireland has banned Maxi Light because it contains 3.5% HQ! Most of us here use way more than that! Obagi and Glytone readily advertise 4% HQ plus acid and steroid. The optimum lightening is 4.67% for the body and 3.5% (initially) for the face. (learnt that from my Asian friends who stem from 5 generations of lighteners!)

I was reading about the story of Madam CJ Walker (a black woman born to slaves who became the first African American millionaire. She invented the perm/creme/relaxer and the hot comb). Well it turns out that she also formulated skin lightening creams to allow her own black sisters to be able to "pass" in neighborhoods so they could get their cosmetologist's license. I mention all this to show that skin lightening was around waaaaaaaay before we were born! Back then the main methods were powdered bleach (which does not work) then later HQ. We have come a loong way, but a certain cousin (HQ) has remained loyal. I am not ready to persecute him!


Well just to be historically correct...Madam C.J Walker did not invent the hot comb. The hot comb is said to have been invented in France in 1845, Walker was not born until 1867. Madam C.J also did not invent chemical perms/ relaxers. She did however invent a line of cosmetics but I've never read from any source that she made "skin lightening creams"...especially not strong enough to "pass" as white...we don't even have that now in 2012...lol

 


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post #47 of 74
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Well just to be historically correct...Madam C.J Walker did not invent the hot comb. The hot comb is said to have been invented in France in 1845, Walker was not born until 1867. Madam C.J also did not invent chemical perms/ relaxers. She did however invent cosmetics but I've never read from any source that she made "skin lightening creams"...especially not strong enough to "pass" as white...we don't even have that now in 2012...lol

 



I dunno, MJ and a few others may have thought otherwise. lol, j/k.  But seriously, good information!  I love learning the back-stories on these things.  I highly doubt anyone  has discovered this either, otherwise, a ton of us would be doing it.  Plastic surgery seems to be the only way to "pass" for anything.

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post #48 of 74
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post #49 of 74
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Just for you to make informed decisoins, and not to scare http://www.whiterskin.info/a-tragic-skin-whitening-death-in-cambodia/

 

post #50 of 74
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Creams containing dangerous levels of mercury.pdf 329k .pdf file

 

 

 as indicated , all the products as seen in this picture are sold at this popular mixologist"s store, and a few other mixologist stores.

 

post #51 of 74

What i've noticed is that in Asian lightening creams it's more (mercury) and African lightening creams (steroids) but now since some African lightening creams are made in Asia the ingredients have changed, it's a lil' bit more confusing . Some companies mix the 2 (mercury+steroids) to 'fool' their customers and sell 'HQ FREE' creams.

I want to have a glowing and even complexion, not high yellow just golden and healthysmile.gif

 

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post #52 of 74

OMG, I need to find a safe way of lightening my skin!
 

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What i've noticed is that in Asian lightening creams it's more (mercury) and African lightening creams (steroids) but now since some African lightening creams are made in Asia the ingredients have changed, it's a lil' bit more confusing . Some companies mix the 2 (mercury+steroids) to 'fool' their customers and sell 'HQ FREE' creams.



 

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http://www.skincaretalk.com/f/10355/products-and-lotions/50

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Sereine et imperturbable

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There is ONE race: the human race. Until people get that there will always be issues

http://www.skincaretalk.com/t/32033/sct-rules

http://www.skincaretalk.com/f/10355/products-and-lotions/50

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post #53 of 74
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OMG, I need to find a safe way of lightening my skin!
 



 


i can assure you there are still some asian products that are safe. Sometimes, when products are too cheap or too expensive, one should be wary too. We just have to continue to be careful. We all want bright , fair and lovely skins...don't we?
 

 

post #54 of 74

Holy Hell, that's scary!! 

 

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What i've noticed is that in Asian lightening creams it's more (mercury) and African lightening creams (steroids) but now since some African lightening creams are made in Asia the ingredients have changed, it's a lil' bit more confusing . Some companies mix the 2 (mercury+steroids) to 'fool' their customers and sell 'HQ FREE' creams.



 

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post #55 of 74
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a little more information. For thos who care http://www.whiterskin.info/mercury-is-a-dangerous-skin-lightening-ingredient/

 



 did anyone notice, the old skin success ad below the page, where they continuously hammered on [mentionned] the ammoniated mecury ingredient in their product.

I found it really funny, as it seems at one point in our lifes, we seem to sure and the next, we remember how opinionated we were, and then we regret or have a big laugh at our foolery....hehehe

post #56 of 74
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OMG, I need to find a safe way of lightening my skin!
 



 




Then, start DIY your own creams. It's the only way to know what inside and what's not, lol.
post #57 of 74
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 did anyone notice, the old skin success ad below the page, where they continuously hammered on [mentionned] the ammoniated mecury ingredient in their product.

I found it really funny, as it seems at one point in our lifes, we seem to sure and the next, we remember how opinionated we were, and then we regret or have a big laugh at our foolery....hehehe


what is really disturbing is that the lightening 'ammoniated mercury' creams were targeted for the AA 'black' community. Things change and thank Godsunshine.gif

 

I want to have a glowing and even complexion, not high yellow just golden and healthysmile.gif

 

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post #58 of 74
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you know!
 

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what is really disturbing is that the lightening 'ammoniated mercury' creams were targeted for the AA 'black' community. Things change and thank Godsunshine.gif

 



 

post #59 of 74


im on it. i,ve got to figure this out, how to DIY my own. 
 

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Then, start DIY your own creams. It's the only way to know what inside and what's not, lol.


 

post #60 of 74

bump bumping bumped.....

 

G&G has steroids for anyone who wants to know. the link is on post 1 page 1. click on the second link (2008 to 2011) to find G&G.

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