Hydroquinone Cream Obagi Nu-Derm
What is Hydroquinone Cream Obagi Nu-Derm?
The skin whitening hydroquinone cream Obagi Nu-Derm consists of the active cosmetic ingredient hydroquinone. This chemical compound is derived from benzene and is soluble in both alcohol and water. The compound has a molecular weight of 110.11 g/mol and is also known as p-dihydroxybenzene.
Constituents of Hydroquinone Cream Obagi Nu-Derm
A single gram of hydroquinone cream obagi Nu-Derm Clear has Hydroquinone USP 40mg with a base of butylparaben, propylparaben, BHT, methylparaben, disodium EDTA, saponins, lactic acid, sodium metabisulfite, ascorbic acid, tocopheryl acetate, staeryl alcohol, sodium lauryl sulfate, glycerin, cetyl alcohol, and purified water.
A single gram of hydroquinone cream obagi Nu-Derm Blender has Hydroquinone USP 40mg with a base of propylparaben, BHT, disodium EDTA, saponins, methylparaben, ascorbic acid, sodium metabisulfite, tocopheryl acetate, phenyl trimethicone, lactic acid, TEA salicylate, sodium lauryl sulfate, PPG-2 myristyl-ether propionate, cetyl alcohol, glycerin, and purified water.
A single gram of hydroquinone cream obagi Nu-Derm Sunfader has Hydroquinone USP 40mg, Oxybenzone USP 5.5% and Octinoxate USP 7.5% with a base of butylparaben, BHT, propylparaben, saponins, methylparaben, disodium EDTA, sodium metabisulfite, ascorbic acid, tocopheryl acetate, stearyl alcohol, sodium lauryl sulfate, glycerin, cetyl alcohol, and purified water.
Hydroquinone Cream Obagi Nu-Derm Uses
This hydroquinone cream is topically applied to suppress the melanocyte metabolic processes and also to prevent tyrosine’s oxidation to form 3, 4-dihydroxyphenylalanine. The cream is very effective in reversing the depigmentation of the skin. Obagi Nu-Derm Sunfader has sunscreen agents or sunblocking agents which can effectively prevent repigmentation of bleached areas of the skin. The repigmentation is normally caused due to overexposure to ultraviolet light or sunlight.
Obagi Nu-Derm: Usage and Indications
This cream is ideally suited for gradual bleaching of the hyperpigmented skin conditions like senile lentigines, freckles, melasma, chloasma, or other unwanted melanin hyperpigmentation.
Obagi hydroquinone side effects – Warnings
People having allergic reactions or sensitivity to the ingredients of this product should avoid using it. Also the safety of usage of this product in children (under 12 years) or during pregnancy has not yet been established.
If not used in the manner prescribed by the physician, the hydroquinone cream can cause unwanted cosmetic effects. Before dispensing or prescribing the product the physician must be aware of the constituents of this cream.
People should test for sensitivity of their skin before using the product. They should apply a small quantity of the product to any unbroken patch of their skin and verify within 24 hours. People should not get worried if there is minor redness. However, if there is excessive inflammatory response or vesicle formation or itching, people should consult their physician and discontinue the product. The patients should be kept under close medical supervision. Direct contacts with lips, mouth, nose, and eyes should be avoided.
The product as mentioned above contains sodium metabisulfite, which may trigger allergic-type reactions. The allergic reactions may include severe asthmatic episodes and anaphylactic symptoms in susceptible people. Sensitivity of sulfite and its prevalence in people are rare and relatively unknown. The asthmatic people are more prone to sulfite sensitivity than the nonasthmatic people.
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