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    Mequinol journey

    Hi guys, I'm new here and this is my first post. Just wanted to find out a few things regarding mequinol. I'm currently on a skin lightening journey, started off with natural home remedies, then went onto Kojic acid, eventually HQ, then mequinol (only for a day) and now alpha arbutin. I couldn't stand the odour of mequinol so I just formulated a serum with alpha arbutin, aloe Vera and retin a. However, I want to incorporate mequinol in it, because I hear it's potent. My question is, does anyone know how to remove / mask the odour of mequinol. The smell is really nauseating 🤢 Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamie28 View Post
    Hi guys, I'm new here and this is my first post. Just wanted to find out a few things regarding mequinol. I'm currently on a skin lightening journey, started off with natural home remedies, then went onto Kojic acid, eventually HQ, then mequinol (only for a day) and now alpha arbutin. I couldn't stand the odour of mequinol so I just formulated a serum with alpha arbutin, aloe Vera and retin a. However, I want to incorporate mequinol in it, because I hear it's potent. My question is, does anyone know how to remove / mask the odour of mequinol. The smell is really nauseating 🤢 Thanks
    May I ask what nation you are in? My friend in Germany says he can't find it and he's not having much luck in Poland either :-(

    Finding a 10% in America is impossible.

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    I'd suggest doing it at night, with a suana suit that you wash daily by hand for occlusion purposes.

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    I'm not sure how to respond to you but I hope I'm doing the right thing lol.
    I'm from south africa. However I purchased my mequinol from aliexpress. I was fortunate to meet a genuine seller. He sent me all the regulatory certificates so I know it's the real stuff ☺️
    Mequinol isn't used here in SA as well.

    May I ask what nation you are in? My friend in Germany says he can't find it and he's not having much luck in Poland either 😞

    Finding a 10% in America is impossible.[/QUOTE]

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    You can add a fragrance oil or essential oil to cover the smell or mix it with a lightener that has a smell already (carowhite)
    I'm adding mine to carowhite.

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    I started using it but the initial darkening puts me off and I stop .looking forward to your results .

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    Hi guys

    I have been using HQ for about 6 weeks with Retin A, i have been following this tread .Mequinol seems a safer alternative , so my question is do i have to wean myself off of HQ before i start Mequinol or can i swap over straight away .
    Thanks in advance for your response

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhaeela View Post
    Hi guys

    I have been using HQ for about 6 weeks with Retin A, i have been following this tread .Mequinol seems a safer alternative , so my question is do i have to wean myself off of HQ before i start Mequinol or can i swap over straight away .
    Thanks in advance for your response

    You can do even both if your skin can handle it

    How much have you lightened with the HQ and retin A ? I'm also restarting the obagi Nuderm system soon. First time I lightened about 2 shades with it.

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    @liilyjill
    Hi i would say that the most noticible differance is the melasma is getting lighter but overall i would say 1 shade as when i started i went to the Mac counter and she said i was a NC42 and gave me a little sample pot which 6 weeks later is to Dark for me. The HQ is the one with the one with Hydroquinone 4%,Fluocinolone and tretinoin 0.5.
    I have placed an order for my Mequinole from america .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhaeela View Post
    @liilyjill
    Hi i would say that the most noticible differance is the melasma is getting lighter but overall i would say 1 shade as when i started i went to the Mac counter and she said i was a NC42 and gave me a little sample pot which 6 weeks later is to Dark for me. The HQ is the one with the one with Hydroquinone 4%,Fluocinolone and tretinoin 0.5.
    I have placed an order for my Mequinole from america .
    Did it darken you initially?

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