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Why you MUST avoid Hydroquinone as a skin whitening ingredient and look for safer alternatives

Why you MUST avoid using Hydroquinone as a skin whitening ingredient and look for safer alternatives.

This is an article you’re going to want to save. We are sharing some tips that can literally SAVE your life if dealing with sunspots and trying to even skin tone is something you’re spending some energy on lately.

To begin, avoid, at all costs, using Hydroquinone.

Most of us here in America used to believe this was actually essential to do!

Now, thanks to science and technology, we know better, and so will you, after reading this.

Here’s what will happen if you neglect this advice:

You could end up dealing with skin cancer, besides getting stuck with enlarged sunspots or dark patches forever!

There are better approaches, and we have a few tips for you to help you get started.

Try reading the complete list of ingredients in detail.

When you see Hydroquinone, in the list of ingredients, please watch out!!

Hydroquinone is already banned in Europe, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand.

The problem resides that many times the name Hydroquinone can be disguised by some alternative names such as:

  • 1, 4-Benzenediol
  • Quinol Benzene-1
  • 4-Diol
  • p-Diphenol
  • p-Dihydroxyl benzene
  • Hydrochinone
  • p-Hydroxylphenol
  • Hydrochinonium
  • Hydroquinol Tequinol

Next, consider looking for Monobenzyl ether of hydroquinone

Monobenzyl ether of hydroquinone (MBEH) is commonly used for treating vitiligo, which is an autoimmune skin disorder when white patches are part of a partial loss of pigmentation of the skin.

It’s considered a close derivative of hydroquinone, and as such, requires as much caution, as hydroquinone.

One of the main reasons is that can cause irreversible complete depigmentation of the skin.

It’s just until you feel you get used to discovering what’s behind the list of ingredients. So you don’t have to worry about doing this forever.

If you came up here, you might get interested in reading more interesting facts about skin whitening.

Read carefully the list of ingredients of all skincare products you use

What is the best alternative for Hydroquinone?

Kojic Acid is probably one of the most popular alternative ingredients for Hydroquinone, however, it’s not tolerable for many users who decided to take this route.

Redness and irritation are the most common side effects of using Kojic Acid. In the long run, sensitivity to sunburn also occurs frequently.

Other familiar names for skin whitening, are Niacinamide, Liquorice Extract, Azelaic Acid, Ascorbic Acid aka Vitamin-C, and Retinol.

It’s very hard to say which one is the best once every individual could have different reactions using these ingredients. So the best one is the one which agrees more with your lifestyle and skin.

The truth of the matter is that purity levels really matter in the sense that many beauty products carry a list of ingredients that are considered skin irritants, such as pigments, fragrances, and fillers to make the product more attractive to the customer’s eye.

What Products have Hydroquinone?

Important to mention that we don’t support any of these brands, actually it’s the opposite, we care about your health and wellbeing, so we are here to share in a little bit the safest alternative few lines below! ☺️

Names such as Skin Lightening Complex, Esoterica, Melquin, Obagi-C, Rx System, C-Therapy Night Cream, and Triluma.

There’s a big chance that there are more products that make part of this list, so we can’t stress enough that is super important to read carefully the list of ingredients with the list of the alternative names for Hydroquinone in hand.

Mercury is another dangerous product for whitening the skin

The American Academy of Dermatology Association openly mentions that if you use skincare products that contain Mercury, your family also can develop serious health problems.

It’s no joke, and we at UFlawless, feel an obligation to disclose that you and your family could develop mercury poisoning. The main symptoms are irritability, and tremors, besides hearing problems as well as eyesight issues.

They could develop mercury poisoning, which can cause irritability, shyness, and tremors. Mercury poisoning can also lead to problems with eyesight, hearing, or both.

Ufff !! I know… Scary and feels heavy to write this article, (probably one of the hardest to write) but again, better safe than sorry, right?!

Having said that, what about turning the page for more positive, safe, and enjoyable alternatives?

The Best UFlawless Alternatives for Safely Brightening The Skin

Just using this can help you prevent and treat Sunspots, Melasma & Hyperpigmentation, and also evening skin tone.


No matter what’s going on in your life, you can soften the appearance of dark spots, while improving the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles.

It’s all these benefits, just avoiding one thing.

That’s why we formulated a 3-Step Hydroquinone-Free to prevent and treat Dark Spots, Melasma & Hyperpigmentation

It’s called X9 Advanced Brightening Routine

This 3-Step Hydroquinone Free Routine is definitely one of the best combinations of Antioxidants, Natural Ingredients, and Medical-Grade active ingredients available in the market, to deliver real results for brightening skin at a very fair price.

100% satisfaction guarantee! – That means you can use the entire bottles for 30 days, and if you’re not satisfied for any reason for the results, you have 100% of your money back!

To retail the as Medical-Grade skincare, it is necessary to run clinical testing, to prove that the active ingredients have purity levels of 99.9%, besides biocompatibility, and that do the job as claimed.

Also that a board-certified dermatologist is responsible for the formulation and manufacturing process.

Our clinical testing proved to be very successful and here are some details about it:

  • 42 Testers from 34 to 62 years old
  • Assessed by a board-certified dermatologist for a total of 12 weeks
  • Physical exam and digital photography used to document each tester skin at baseline at 2, 4, 6, and 12 weeks
  • Photos were taken of full face with visible and cross-polarized light using the reveal photo station


Are you on a budget and still want to work on Dark Spots, Melasma & Hyperpigmentation? We have another safe alternative for you!

Proved to act directly on the deepest layer of your skin, where fine lines start to form. X3 AGE-DEFY RETINOL PM SERUM was designed with 0.5% Pure Retinol to be safely and efficiently used thanks to our unique balanced formulation.

The State-of-the-Art combination of glycolipids and bio-identical phospholipids makes this skincare one of the best and safest Retinol available in the market today so you don’t experience retinoid dermatitis (flaking).

  • Boosts skin cells turnover
  • Stimulates Collagen in the Long Term
  • Restores a radiant and youthful glow
  • Minimizes any dryness or peeling from conventional Retinoids
X3 Age-Defy Retinol PM Serum
Retinol is also used to treat dark spots on the skin

That’s all for today dear friends, hope you’re enjoying your Fall days, even though we hear that in many parts of the country, feels like spring and others like summer! ☺️

Catch up to you soon!

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