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Proactiv Dark Spot Corrector Review: Does it Work?
Proactiv Dark Spot Corrector targets sun damage and age spots to reveal brighter and more uniform skin.
Proactiv Dark Spot Corrector Ingredients
This is a 2% hydroquinone based cream for dark spots. Hydroquinone is a skin lightening ingredient used in several cosmetic products. It works by decreasing the formation of melanin pigment in your skin. Other ingredients include vitamins A, C, and E.
Results – Does it Work?
Results do vary. Some report seeing their spots lighten in just a few days, while others see a difference after a few weeks. Some report seeing little if any difference in their skin. Common side effects include skin becoming dry and the development of white bumps, while others report that this product caused fewer irritations than other similar products.
This is only the 2% strength of hydroquinone which may explain the variation in results. For mild cases, this product will probably work well for you. But some may need to see a dermatologist to get a prescription for a 4% hydroquinone product.
How to Use Proactiv Dark Spot Corrector
You smooth on a thin layer of the dark spot corrector only over the areas with the sun damage, age spots, or other dark spots on your skin two times a day. Apply the cream before any makeup and sunscreen. It’s best to use sunscreen over the Proactiv Dark Spot Corrector since it does not contain sunscreen in the product.
You should not use this product if your skin is sunburned or otherwise irritated or if you may have an allergy to hydroquinone. Also, do not go out into the sun if you are using this product as hydroquinone is known to make skin more sensitive to the sun. Discontinue use immediately should the cream irritate your skin. Hydroquinone has linked to ochronosis, a condition where the skin becomes thicker and darker. Use at your own risk.
Proactive Dark Spot Corrector Video Review
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The FDA proposed a ban on over-the-counter sales of hydroquinone-containing products on August 29, 2006. Hydroquinone products are very popular in Asian and African markets for their skin-lightening properties. Though there is some evidence that hydr