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    Use a w/w calculator to figure out how many grams...

    Use a w/w calculator to figure out how many grams you need, get a base lotion or cream, heat to ~100 deg F, mix, and cool. Your base lotion should help stabilize the Kojic acid. There are a few good...
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    10% HQ is way too much. You shouldn't be crossing...

    10% HQ is way too much. You shouldn't be crossing 3-5% max, unless you're fighting a particularly resistant case of hyperpigmentation. A high concentration of HQ is toxic and often will result in...
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    shawtykid20 you can but you'd end up reducing the...

    shawtykid20 you can but you'd end up reducing the occlusive properties of the cream and then averaging the KA concentration, apart from shelf life which McCartney mentioned. Best to apply them...
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    gymrat haha, here and there. How are you, great...

    gymrat haha, here and there. How are you, great to see you as well!
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    Be weary of anything that lightens you quickly --...

    Be weary of anything that lightens you quickly -- it isn't sustainable and you'll end up darker than when you started. We haven't discovered any drug that can give jaw dropping results in a few weeks...
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    Just make your own, cheaper and you can control...

    Just make your own, cheaper and you can control the KA concentration
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    HQ by itself wouldn't cause that; check the other...

    HQ by itself wouldn't cause that; check the other ingredients. Reduce it to night time use, wear sunscreen, etc
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    You can do that easy
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    moon maiden lol pumping me?

    moon maiden lol pumping me?
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    lightboy localized, short-term topical...

    lightboy localized, short-term topical application seems to be okay, but it wouldn't apply to us because we are in it long term across a large surface area.
  11. EmmaGH Sort of, lol. Came back to sell my...

    EmmaGH Sort of, lol. Came back to sell my leftover kojic acid to see if anyone wants it.



    Yes I did, I just have to upload it again.
  12. If anyone else wants to maintain this, feel free.

    If anyone else wants to maintain this, feel free.
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    $18 - shipping and handling is separate...

    $18 - shipping and handling is separate Hardworkpays
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    Angel66 It'll be $30 + shipping, and the shipping...

    Angel66 It'll be $30 + shipping, and the shipping you can determine by going to the rate calculator below and entering in the starting zip code as 60007.

    https://postcalc.usps.com

    It's hard for...
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    $119 USD per 1000 grams. The average cost...

    $119 USD per 1000 grams. The average cost elsewhere is almost 3x higher - I'm selling it so low because this needs to go. It expires August 2019 and I can't keep it any longer. I can mail it anywhere...
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    Thanks all, things are going pretty well. Working...

    Thanks all, things are going pretty well. Working hard and all.

    I found the app and can re-upload it. I'll upload to GitHub (that is, I'll open-source the codebase) so everyone can contribute code...
  17. How long have you been on HQ?

    How long have you been on HQ?
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    Kojic Acid Powder

    So, back when I was really into lightening, I had dozens pounds of kojic acid manufactured because I was going to start my own skin lightening line.

    But exactly around then, like some divine...
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    Sorry, I got into a relationship a while back and...

    Sorry, I got into a relationship a while back and I stopped being active on these forums around that time. I'll take a look if I have an old copy of the app around and re-upload it.
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    Skin lightening is all about compromising the...

    Skin lightening is all about compromising the skin barrier. In fact, the reason you combine exfoliating agents with e.g. HQ or kojic is so that the lightening agent penetrates deeper into your skin....
  21. I'm like a year late lol slayanna To maintain,...

    I'm like a year late lol
    slayanna To maintain, lower the concentration of lightening agents and increase the time span between applications. Continue exfoliating, but reduce the intensity and...
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    lightboy I'm still alive, lol. I was off the game...

    lightboy I'm still alive, lol. I was off the game for a few months working on life stuff (got engaged, got my engineering degree, etc).

    Since I don't have time for creams and stuff anymore, what I...
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    Kojicman404 I used to buy it on eBay from a...

    Kojicman404 I used to buy it on eBay from a variety of sellers. Since then I've bought over a kojic acid brand because I wanted control over the factory that produces it. Needless to say, I never run...
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    moon maiden slayanna Lol sorry I've been away,...

    moon maiden slayanna Lol sorry I've been away, been so busy. :) oh i see how it is, my girl moonie gets a gift but no wedding gift for me?

    Retin A is fine, but keep in mind that most studies are...
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    GoldistheWay You won't get ochronosis from two...

    GoldistheWay You won't get ochronosis from two night's of use. As for being able to tell, the only definitive way is a lab test... and if you get light really fast, that's a red flag. :)
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