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  1. #71
    Quote Originally Posted by PinotNoir View Post
    Haha let's not mince words, the website looks terrible.

    I forgot if I asked this @whitemermaid but how long have you been taking the powder?

    @whitemermaid is your mix the rubbing coconut oil on the skin?
    It's been a few months, maybe going on 4? I've bought 5 times or so.

    This new mix I just made today I'm going to try maybe using it along (layering) with the mequinol mix .. or maybe between the 2 showers a day. I'm not sure yet. I'm really trying to get something good to give mequinol/cw mix a boost.

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  3. #72
    Hey guys!

    It's slow going, but I'm seeing results.
    I do believe the Kojic acid + sepiwhite is giving a boost ! Early to tell, but I'm seeing significant lightening. My feet used to be super dark and they're one of the lightest parts on my body.

    I hope this is the regimen that will work really good for me I can stick with, basically right now one day I use kojic acid and sepiwhite then some days I use the mequinol 25% mix (going to bump it up to 30% next batch). I'll post a pic when I have major results updates. I'm not the most consistent person either but I think in a few months I'll look a lot lighter.

    I also got a new bathroom and the lighting is way nicer and makes it easier to see my progress.

  4. #73
    That’s great to hear.

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  6. #74
    @whitemermaid great! can you tell us more about sepiwhite and how it works compared to HQ and alpha arbutin? Do you need to cycle it like HQ?
    Last edited by PinotNoir; 06-12-2019 at 10:17 AM.

  7. #75
    Quote Originally Posted by PinotNoir View Post
    @whitemermaid great! can you tell us more about sepiwhite and how it works compared to HQ and alpha arbutin? Do you need to cycle it like HQ?
    Hi Pinot!
    As far as I know sepiwhite is amino acids and is in fair and flawless. From my research I haven't heard anything about needing to stop using it. From lotioncrafter.com:

    Sepiwhite™ MSH is an excellent skin lightener and brightener suitable for all skin types and ethnicities that promotes a more uniform and radiant complexion with results in as little as seven days. Studies have demonstrated an increase in skin luminosity and decrease in the number and color of hyperpigmented spots, and it can be combined with other active ingredients, such as niacinamide or AHAs. Sepiwhite™ MSH is a lipoaminoacid or vectorized essential amino acid developed from phenylalanine, an amino acid involved in melanin synthesis. MSH is an alpha-melanocyte-stimulating hormone (MSH) receptor agonist developed from this amino acid that inhibits the process of melanin synthesis from the hypothalamus to produce a reduction in melanic pigments in skin cells.

    In two studies, 1%Sepiwhite™ MSHwas combined with 5% niacinamide in lotion. Volunteers reported a reduction in hyperpigmentation after 8 weeks of usage.

    • In an eight week study using 2% Sepiwhite™ MSH alone, 83% of volunteers reported a more radiant complexion, 73% fewer age spots, 100% lighter age spots, and 100% more even complexion and skin tone.
    • In a seven day study using Sepiwhite™ MSH alone, volunteers reported hyperpigmentation was reduced by 24% and skin luminosity increased by 9%

    Sepiwhite™ MSHcan be combined with a number of other ingredients designed to assist with hyperpigmentation. It can be combined with AHAs to promote a more radiant complexion and more even skin tone.

    • In studies using 0.2% Sepiwhite™ MSH and 2% ascorbyl glucoside, it doubled the lightening action resulting in a 13% decrease in melanin pigments.
    • In a two month study using Sepiwhite™ MSH alone, skin’s luminosity was increased by +1.13 L*, a measure of skin’s brightness.

    Key Benefits

    • Promotes a more uniform and more radiant complexion
    • Promotes reduction of number and color of age spots
    • Demonstrated effectiveness for all skin types and ethnicities
    • Promotes a more even skin tone
    • Reported visible increases in skin luminosity and brightness
    • ECOcert
    • Preservative free, paraben free phthalate free
    • Readily biodegradable
    • Non-phototoxic


    • Anti-aging products for face and body, including gels, emulsions, and toners
    • Daily skin rejuvenating products, like sera, targeted treatments, and moisturizers
    • Revitalizing products such as toners, gels, masks, and eye products
    • Skin lightening make-up removers
    • Pressed and loose mineral make-up powders, including foundations and highlighters

    Find this used in commercial products like these:

    • Miracle Worker Dark Spot Corrector - Philosophy
    • TimeWise Even Complexion Essence - Mary Kay
    • Brightening Night Restore - Janssen Cosmetics
    • Renewed Radiance Dark Spot Eraser - Nuance Salma Hayek
    I've given up on alpha arbutin for now I don't think it's for dark skin. I can't say how it compares to HQ, but it's easy to combine with the type of kojic acid I'm using.

  8. #76
    You are still taking HQ correct? do you layer products are switch between days with KA/Sepiwhite mix and other products?

  9. #77
    Quote Originally Posted by PinotNoir View Post
    You are still taking HQ correct? do you layer products are switch between days with KA/Sepiwhite mix and other products?
    The HQ I take yes is in the carowhite/MQ mix

    I don't really layer products, maybe once in a blue moon but I usually just alternate to keep things as easy as possible.

  10. #78
    Still taking the powder?

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