Formulated to lighten skin discolorations, such as freckles, age and liver spots, or pigment in the skin that may occur from pregnancy or the use of oral contraceptives, Neostrata HQ Plus Gel combines 4% hydroquinone USP in a unique base of hydroxy acids (5% glycolic acid and 5% gluconolactone) to provide gentle exfoliation.
Neostrata HQ Plus Gel is formulated with:
Sample photos before and after using hydroquinone:
- 5% glycolic acid (AHA - A highly effective natural exfoliant
- 5% gluconolactone (PHA) - A highly moisturizing exfoliant
- 4% hydroquinone - An effective bleaching agent that inhibits the production of melanin in the skin
*Results will vary depending on the individual
Consider using our favorite SPF 30 moisturizer, Hydraphase UV SPF 30, to protect against the sun. Formulated with Mexoryl SX, one of the most effective UVA/UVB filters available, and titanium dioxide, this light, hydrating moisturizer will protect your skin all day long.
Apply a thin layer to affected area twice daily. For best results, avoid exposure to sunlight and use with sunscreen. Depigmentation is a gradual process and results should be expected within 12 weeks of daily use. Keep tube tightly closed to ensure airtight seal. Do not use on broken or irritated skin. Avoid using around the eyes and the lips. Do not use if you are pregnant, intend to become pregnant within 3 months of the last date of use or are breast-feeding.
Medicinal ingredients Hydroquinone USP 4.0%
Non-medicinal ingredients: Aqua, Alcohol Denat., Glycolic Acid, Gluconolactone, Ethoxydiglycol, Propylene Glycol, Hydroxy-ethylcellulose, Sodium Metabisulfite, Ammonium Hydroxide, Benzalkonium Chloride
5% glycolic acid: A highly effective natural exfoliant that removes the build-up of dead skin cells on the surface of the skin.
4% hydroquinone: An effective bleaching agent that inhibits the production of melanin in the skin.
Canderm Pharma Inc. (Otc)