According to the leading cosmetics industry and market research organization, Kline & Company, “While hydroquinone (HQ) has been the standard ingredient in the physician dispense area for the treating of hyperpigmentation, this component is surrounded by controversy owing to some of its related side effects. Europe has already banned HQ in concentrations higher than 1%; it has been banned from five U.S states – New York, Texas, New Hampshire, Montana, and Massachusetts.” Kline also sees this trend as the reason for the rise of hydroquinone-free or HQ-free skin brightening products that features other options to HQ.
Beverly Hills dermatologist, Dr. Zein Obagi, has been at the fore of reversing hyperpigmentation for over 30 years. However, he has also raised concerns about the overuse and abuse of hydroquinone without the right medical supervision that arose due to the Internet. “For many consumers, hydroquinone is like an old pal who, without any explanations, turns on you. They may have used it for many years, trusting that their dermatologist – or, usually, some website pharmacy – would never recommend a product that could harm them. But as time goes, some of these consumers often develop new pigment concerns in the areas where they have loyally applied hydroquinone. The product they purchased to lighten melasma, sun spots, or other hyperpigmentation, leaves them with tough-to-deal-with issues like severe rebound hyperpigmentation.”
Dr. Obagi, because of the plea for caution, has, therefore, developed hydroquinone-free options that work together to visibly brighten the skin, without the side effects known with the long-term use of HQ. Through extensive research and study, the ZO Skin Health crew has created the ZO Non-Hydroquinone Hyperpigmentation System for Brightening the skin. It contains four essential products to help reverse skin discoloration. They are:
· BRIGHTALIVE™ Non-Retinol Skin Brightener
· OSSENTIAL® Daily Power Defense
· C-BRIGHT™ 10% Vitamin C Serum
· OCLIPSE-C™ Broad-Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 50
This breakthrough system dramatically reduces the presence of hyperpigmentation without the use of retinol or hydroquinone. It works to brighten the skin tone, reducing the appearance of brown spots and discoloration and gives a more even complexion. It is gentle, easy and smooth on the skin because the formulation is hydroquinone-free, and has no irritation when used as instructed by your ZO doctor.
The result is a brighter, healthier-looking, younger skin, and you will start seeing results in about 2-3 weeks with a consistent and regular application. Remember that getting more glowing skin means practicing safe sun.
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