Yeah long term use of HQ kinda scares me too thats why I'm looking for a HQ free cream for maintenanceoh, this looks ideal. hq has worked for me but i don't want the risk of long term use. i think i might get it and later a review. be great to hear if others have used it.
yep, that stuff was primary used for photo development...chemicals that absorb into the blood stream. hq isn't meant to be used for large areas of the body hence more absorbent affecting livers, kidney, and god what else and meant to use for short duration.Yeah long term use of HQ kinda scares me too thats why I'm looking for a HQ free cream for maintenance
i have a habit of using more things at once to know which one really works or not but i'm going to change that. i'm going to try kojic cream by itself.I am currently using the kojic cream but I'm using it with all the rest of the stuff so I dont know how effective it is but its pure kojic acid so I'm sure it'll work its potential
Indeed, Azelaic Acid is very effective at battling hyperpigmentation but remember it wont actually get up higher than 2 to 3 shades, HQ 4% will go further. I would say azelaic acid 20% is comparable to 2% HQ, I used Azelex which has 20% azelaic acid when I was a teen for acne and it helped greatly.
i like to learn more about your tests. i agree, hq is the only thing that really worked for me. did the kojic acid showed a minimal result at least. i was hopeful because i don't want to suffer the consequences of using hq long term. azelaic acid just sounds like a good exfoliate more than anything.Actually our tests showed that besides HQ, nothing else really worked to lighten skin- now we didn't test every compound- but we did test kojic aicd- it did not work - I'll have to check on Azelaic acid- be sure to find out what 'test' they used to claim a compound worked- lots of them work in the test tube- very very few work on animals or people.
i heard from any where from 3 - 6 months. it really depends on the strength percentage and the amount of area its being applied.in reference to the phrase "long term HQ usage" what is considred long term (amount of time)? and given we take breaks what are those "long term" problems?