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I'm still here and have been for a very long time 😉 ...... agree with you DooDoo, lightening isn't so kept in the closet, its a bit more of a reality. Back when this forum started, it was frowned upon.........so if anything else, we gave them a platform to find like minded people, a safe place to ask questions and learn a little along the way.
 

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I don’t think people are less interested. I tried to join the site two times now and join the forums on skin lightening and mequinol but was banned, so I think a lot of people are getting banned or were getting banned. I stopped trying for a while after getting banned twice :/
Well............I would be the one to ban you 🙋‍ , and you would be banned if you have multiple accounts and or are spamming. If you are spamming the system will catch it, if it doesn't, I will. If your using multiple accounts, our system tracks that as well.

You wouldn't be banned for no reason, there is always a reason.........just saying.
 

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Been lurking for 10+ years. Yes, l use YouTube and read. It's a pity though because there are new lightening ingredients like Cysteamine and rucinol that no one reviews on here.
I've used Cystemine in a cream form, it isn't new. Its prescription only, and doesn't hold a candle to HQ. Just because its not talked about doesn't mean people haven't dabbled in it 😉 . There aren't enough hours in the day for me to tell you every product I've tried........and far too many not worth talking about.
 

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Would have been nice to have a thread that shares experiences comparing all known/tried alternative whitening ingredients to hq on a scale. I haven't tried that many and l wish l knew this before ordering my first cysteamine powder. Anyone tried Rucinol btw? Saw a thread on it many years ago but not much discussion on it either. My experience of this forum is mostly positive but l miss having immediate access to the information l need. Especially when l don't want to read long threads or need scientific proof about something. For this reason, l read publications and check youtube chanels from dermatologists on specific topics. There is still a lot of mystery in the skincare industry especially with products from Africa and Asia because of hidden ingredients like mercury and steroids. No one knows for instance the actual ingredients in pink ozone soap, Goat milk pearl soap, QM soap, Nano extra white, etc beyond what manufacturers say. I think if we want more life on here these newer products should be discussed because that's what some people are using now and information about it is mostly on YouTube from mixologists and non professionals.
Creating a thread is very simple, its right at your finger tips.....what are you waiting for?

We have so many threads here with so much content, if you are looking for something that doesn't exist, then start a thread with your questions. What I can tell you is..........the thread your currently on isn't the place to do that.
 

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Wow it’s been years since I been on the forum and years since I joined, I randomly decided to see if this site was around after browsing YouTube self care vids and thought to myself, remember SCT and the real GOATS of skincare. I learned so much from you guys, I reached my goal but fell off, not by much. I have a lot of knowledge and easily bounce back. I’m thankful for this forum before social media was really putting out this type of info or really existed 😊😊😊😊 ❤❤❤❤ Love all you guys and hope everyone is doing well ✨
@Mixedchica how are you, long time no see??!! SCT is still around, we've gone through a few different platform changes, but other then that, it's still the same.

So glad you stopped in to say hello.....there are so many like yourself who appreciate SCT and invested the time and energy it took to reach your goal. We learned and shared so much over the years right here. We found a way to reach like minded people, LONG before SM was even a thing. For that, in my eyes, we are pretty special.

The originals of SCT are like family. Just because you don't see/hear from them, you will never forget them 😘
 

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Hey everyone,

Wow can't believe a lot of you guys are still around! I'm so happy to see that this site is still running...I was active back in 2011 and then life got in the way, I had 4 babies in that time and now I'm done having babies I'm trying to get my skin one complexion again. I basically forgot everything and have to start from zero lol. Well I know the basics but have no idea of what products to use. So happy to see y'all especially @gymrat i can never forget your name handle 😆
Awwh great to see you @MissDedicated yep were still around ;). Congrats on the babies, having 4 will keep you busy!! Enjoy them, cuz they grow up SO fast. Get back on the wagon, plenty of us here to help you get back on track.

Merry Christmas 🎄
 

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Omg the memories are flooding back!!😭😭
Just logged in after years off being away and happy to recognize some familiar users.
Just like y’all life, maturity, and wisdom was what contributed to my inactivity overtime.
I learned a lot about skincare overall and started being more realistic about my goals.
During the 10+ years of lightening there was too many up and downs and came to realize my dream goal at 18 was not going to be sustainable.
The social affects was my really my wake up call. Can’t be making friends and being outgoing with a Rihanna face, hit a wall and return with Meagan Good face. Got everybody confused, and your lack of confidence and reclusiveness starts to show!😂

Anyways long story short, I’m still obsessed as ever with skincare but now aim for super clear, even skin. It’s still light compared to my start in 2009, due to now never holding a tan whatsoever. I’ve reached and maintained my goal through derm recommended products and treatments. Couldn’t have done it without starting off with this forum. Love y’all!!
@Manay oh my gosh.......you all are bringing back memories for ME!! How are you?! All these oldies but goodies stopping by to say hello, MADE my day!! I get life can be busy, I also get it about maturity and wisdom........regardless of what kept you away, I am SO glad that SCT had a positive impact for you 😘

Please don't be strangers y'all !! XOXO
 

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I agree with you ladies. I think in the hey day of SCT, it probably wasn’t the best for my skin because I was using A LOT of products, but currently, the bare minimum basics is what truly rescued my skin and have healed it. Trying and mixing all those products might be fun for posting and chatting about but not good for the skin and actually causes damage, that could’ve simply been prevented if I was mature enough to understand that Simplicity is best!
Oh trust me you were given this advice ;) , now whether you listened or not is another story.
I for one have always said "less is best", and keep things simple. Product overload is never good, for many reasons.
 
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