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    The original question is very interesting though....

    The original question is very interesting though. When I google pictures of people who either chose to chemically depigment or suffer vitiligo universalis, I notice a difference. Some of them appear...
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    Zinc Oxide Sunscreen

    Has anybody have practical experience handcrafting their own Zinc Oxide sunscreen ?
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    hmm very interesting thread for the DIY-minded....

    hmm very interesting thread for the DIY-minded. haven't used it personally, but definately got my attention. yemeve What kind of mixture do you incorporate it into ? Also what if it really enters the...
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    flawlessBright I'm just a die-hard fan and did a...

    flawlessBright I'm just a die-hard fan and did a lot of research over the years. Recently there was a documentary released by the name of 'Killing Michael Jackson'. It focusses on his death and...
  5. Sticky: Is anybody aware of a affordable source for kojic...

    Is anybody aware of a affordable source for kojic acid powder in europe ?
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    NiaraNamerie Have you read about all the side...

    NiaraNamerie Have you read about all the side effects of Mono ? It will completely remove the skin's natural sun protection i.e. you can neither sit out in the sun ever again nor tan. Not even leave...
  7. Thread: A HQ question

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    Mazikeen Mostly it was flaking with some minor...

    Mazikeen Mostly it was flaking with some minor peeling here and there. Ok, good to hear it's normal. I don't worry about it from a medical standpoint it just looked awful and people would comment on...
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    Every skin is different and skin color does not...

    Every skin is different and skin color does not only depend on your melanin. There are some other factors f.i. the thickness of your skin, the distribution of your vessels and so on. So everybody's...
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    arrow thanks for your input. I was just trying...

    arrow thanks for your input. I was just trying it, because one girl had good results withit. I won't continue. However, the peeling mystery remains unsolved. The peeling also happend when I was using...
  10. Thread: A HQ question

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    Mazikeen arrow I tried the HQ peel cause that...

    Mazikeen arrow I tried the HQ peel cause that idea made me a little curious. I did approx. 10% HQ, 8% latic. The rest was mainly propylene glycol and a little bit water. It did it on wednesday...
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    Mazikeen Indeed I'm looking for drastic...

    Mazikeen Indeed I'm looking for drastic lightening so I think I'll stay on the HQ route. Concerning the latic acid idea: wow, exciting post. Never thought about HQ peels, but I'll definately try...
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    Mazikeen Do you think Vitamin C and Niacinamide...

    Mazikeen Do you think Vitamin C and Niacinamide can achieve comparable results ? I fear they're not only slower, but considerably weaker.
    Cute guy No I did not exfoliate. I heard it's not...
  13. Thread: A HQ question

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    whitemermaid Just used HQ DIY lotion with HQ, H20...

    whitemermaid Just used HQ DIY lotion with HQ, H20 and PG. Yes my skin seems to be a little sensitive which is annoying, because I also got a rash from Kojic acid. I'm running out of ingredients that...
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    Maizikeen Good input. Maybe I wasn't giving my...

    Maizikeen Good input. Maybe I wasn't giving my skin enough time to adjust when I used 4% daily. I think I'll change to 2% and maybe alternate with skin building every other day. I wasn't using any...
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    whitemermaid Yap totally painless. Basically I...

    whitemermaid Yap totally painless. Basically I was exfoliating, but I didn't understand why. Is this usual ? It looked kinda nasty. I'll be using moisturizer next time and try a lower percentage....
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    A HQ question

    Earlier this year I used 4 - 5 % HQ. After like 2 weeks or so my skin was peeling off which looked really ugly. Also people would notice and ask me about it so I had to stop. I want to start again...
  17. Thread: Skin darkening HQ

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    @Annamarie6...

    @Annamarie6 I tried it but my skin did not tolerate the acid very well. Maybe I should try kojic again with a higher pH. But do you really think it's stronger than HQ ? I cannot really judge, but...
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    Annamarie6 what do you prefer over HQ ?

    Annamarie6 what do you prefer over HQ ?
  19. Duke where will you be moving to :)?

    Duke where will you be moving to :)?
  20. Thread: Skin darkening HQ

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    beautymark. I bought PG but my HQ does not really...

    beautymark. I bought PG but my HQ does not really seem to dissolve in it :confused: ? Any idea ?
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    HikarinoUmi I remember I also read something...

    HikarinoUmi I remember I also read something about Glutathione not being absobed very well, but I think there are a few studys saying it is possible. For example this one here:...
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    Has anybody experience with topical Cysteine...

    Has anybody experience with topical Cysteine and/or Glutathione ?
  23. Thread: Skin darkening HQ

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    Hey whitemermaid, yes you should be especially...

    Hey whitemermaid, yes you should be especially careful if you have children. good decision. I think I'll contact some experts before carrying on with the HQ. What's the sense of lighter skin if you...
  24. You can get niacinamide powder from dragonspice....

    You can get niacinamide powder from dragonspice. it's quite cheap
  25. Thread: Skin darkening HQ

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    Thanks for the inspiration @beautymark....

    Thanks for the inspiration @beautymark. Was that an HQ-only serum or did you add anything else ?

    whitemermaid Concerning the sodium metabisulfite I really doubt that it's the best choice for...
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