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I'm going to post this here because this is where all the skincare gurus are at.

I hate the oily consistency of propylene glycol as a solvent with hydroquinone, it's quite sticky and I'm not sure how long it takes hydroquinone to absorb so I can finally wash it off. So I want to make a cream which I think might be better.

Could I dissolve hydroquinone in PG at a percentage of maybe 10% then dilute it in a cream like Eucerin to my chosen 4%? And then maybe add something to prevent oxidation (not sure what)?

Please help me guys, I want to get rid of my PIH :((
 

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...a recipe
You need the following:

SAFETY:
Googles
Gloves
HIGH QUALITY respirator/mask

TOOLS:
Scale
Plastic sitr utensils
Glass beaker/cup
Dark, airless bottle for your HQ lotion
Thermometer
Saran wrap

INGREDIENTS:
HQ powder
Dipropylene Glycol or Propylene Glycol to dissolve HQ
Eucerin lotion
Anti-oxidants - Vitamin E oil (preferrably T50)

RECIPE:
This receipe is for a 5 oz lotion...at 10%...you can always add lotion to final mix to dilute.

With your scale, measure the following before beginning:
3.75 oz Eucerin lotion
.25 Vitamin E T50
.50 oz HQ powder
.50 oz DPG or PG

A) Add Vitamin E to Eucerin lotion. Stir.

B) In a glass cup/beaker place DPG OR PG. Heat in microwave or in boiling water pot.
Cover beaker/cup with saran wrap before heating.
When it reaches 170 degrees remove.
Add HQ powder. Stir. Add mix to Eucerin lotion.

C) Let cool and store in container.

Most tools can be bought on Ebay.
Other ingredients can be purchased at LotionCrafter.
 

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Instead of doing the mix could i just add spoon of HQ powder on a cream or lightening cream who already contain HQ?
 

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Pls can i substitute Eucerin for my homemade Vitamin E cream cos i don't have access to Eucerin in my location. Thanks a lot
 

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Very informative thread ... :thumbsup::thumbsup:
 
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