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which one of these skin lightening products works better?

Tried Neostrata HQ the dark spots returned.

here's a list of other skin lightening creams.
please tell which one you feel worked the best.
and how fast it worked.
waste of money.
let me know it you had a bad reaction to it.

Eldopaque Cream 4%

Eldoquin Cream 4%

Glyquin XM Hydroquinone cream USP 4%, AHA 10%, Vitamin C+E, SPF 15

Lustra Cream 4%

Solaquin Forte 4% Cream

Tri-Luma fluocinolone acetonide 0.01%, hydroquinone 4%, tretinoin 0.05%

Ultraquin Gel contains 4% hydroquinone USP
 

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I have not tried any you have listed, however, I have been told that kojic acid is good for hyperpigmentation (dark spots) when used with hydroquinone.
 

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It's weird that you got those dark marks from Neostrata, I heard good things about it. Did you use sunblock after application and avoid the sun as well?
 

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Neostrata contains glycolic acid which may cause post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation with darker skin individuals. It is important to use a good sunblock like what Freddy said to reduce the incidence of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH)
 

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Not really....other people said the same thing about Neostrata HQ Plus.
I'll try the Glyquin XM and Fruit Acid Gel....the ph is very low 1.6 to 1.9
 

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THe Neo Strata HQ+ is the one I'm using & getting great results from. They do not bullshit you with flashy websites & racist ads that try to make you feel ashamed of yourself. You MUST use a quality sunscreen every time you go out of doors (or if you sit near windows). Ombrelle or La Roche Posay (more expensive) make great ones. I use the ombrelle. Many people loose patience with these gradual products as results are not instant. THe Neo Strata HQ+ recommends waiting 12 weeks before gauging your results. After that long, if you are not satisfied, discontinue use. Results depend on many factors such as your own skin's renewal rate, your overall health & lifestyle. Even your climate plays a role. My darker spots were my knucles, wrists, beneath my cheekbones & my neck. After 2 weeks, this problem is gone!
 

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The Neo Strata HQ4% + Glycolic acid worked fantastically for me, but it says right in the instructions to avoid the sun & use a strong sunscreen to avoid repigmentation. Brownskin, if your pigmented spots returned, perhaps you forgot to use a good sunscreen. Good luch & let us know what works for you.
 
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