What does Hydroquinone crystals look like? Pure white or brownish?

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    What does Hydroquinone crystals look like? Pure white or brownish?

    My hydroquinone looks a little brownish.. Has it oxidized? Read somewhere that it would not be pure white..

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    Hi florafriend, your crystals should be white. Brownish sounds like it's oxidized. Store in an air tight container in a cool dark cabinet is best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gymrat View Post
    Store in an air tight container in a cool dark cabinet is best.
    Thanks gymmie.. Its not like brownish brown.. but it has a light brown tint.. May be I will try to post a pic..

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    Quote Originally Posted by floralfriend View Post
    Thanks gymmie.. Its not like brownish brown.. but it has a light brown tint.. May be I will try to post a pic..
    Any bit of color to it Floralfriend and I'm afraid it won't work effectively..........but you may certainly give it a try!!
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    Ah I will discard it then!

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    Quote Originally Posted by floralfriend View Post
    Ah* *I will discard it then!
    I'm sorry........but I am afraid you would be wasting your time.
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    Sure, no worries.. Its good that I asked out, else would have compounded and wasted other ingredients as well!


    Where is a good place to buy some authentic powder?

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    Quote Originally Posted by floralfriend View Post
    Sure, no worries.. Its good that I asked out, else would have compounded and wasted other ingredients as well!* Where is a good place to buy some authentic powder?
    I have never bought HQ for DIY purposes.......but you can take a look here http://www.guidechem.com/cas-123/123-31-9.html I know a few places that carry Alpha Arbutin http://www.lotioncrafter.com/alpha-arbutin.html http://www.makingcosmetics.com/Alpha-Arbutin_p_283.html
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