Hydroquinone Consumer Warning

Throughout this website, I have emphasized the importance of not using skin lightening creams that contain hydorquinone. There is a lot of research that has shown that the use of hydroquinone presents a number of health concerns.

In the United States, you cannot buy skin creams that contain certain levels of hydroquinone over the counter. Creams with higher concentration can only be purchased by prescription. This, like most medications, reduces that potential for overuse and over exposure to the dangerous ingredient.

Unfortunately, you can purchase creams with low levels of hydorquinone, but, as I have asked elsewhere, why would you? The reason is simple. It is an effective product. It is very effective in lightening your skin. But to me, the health risks just are not worth it. Especially since there are other options out there with more natural ingredients that are not harmful.

Of course, there is still a market for creams that contain hydroquinone, even in markets like Europe, where hydroquinone has been a banned substance since 2001. To me that is a big eye-opener. If the substance is banned in Europe, it is definitely something that should be avoided.

Europe always seems to be little more in advanced in these types of matters. Their regulations don’t seem to be as influenced by big money interests, like Big Pharma, that you see in the United States. Regulators in Europe recognize the health threat that hydroquinone presents to its citizens and called for an all out ban.

However, that doesn’t stop European retailers from selling skin lightening creams with hydroquinone. As you can see in this BBC London new coverage there are shops that sell creams with hydroquinone, but which are not labeled with the harmful ingredient. Even repeat offenders. Check it out:

This news coverage clearly shows the danger to the public. There are products on the market that don’t list all the ingredients and retailer that are willing to sell those products. Consumers are the targets and the health risks are high. If you are looking for a skin lightening cream, be careful of your selection.

Our Top Recommended Skin Lightening Cream


Amaira (My #1 Recommendation) – Amaira Natural Skin Care is a US based company that specializes in a variety of natural topical application products for the following uses: lightening dark areas the skin, reducing scars, reducing dark eye circles, and restoring vaginal strength and tightness. Their Natural Lightening Serum is designed for lightening dark areas and spots of skin and is sensitive enough to be used for intimate lightening.

Amaira Natural Lightening Serum contains 4 different skin lightening ingredients: Kojic Acid, Licorice Extract, Mulberry Extract, and Bearberry Extract.

The product comes in an “airless” bottle and is manufactured in the United States in an FDA registered facility in Newport Beach, California.

Currently, single bottles are $41.99 (normally $66.95) and three bottles cost $71.99 (normally $196.85). These are great prices for a superior product.

What about ordering two bottles? Right now, instead of offering a two bottle discount, Amaira is offering a subscription option. If you subscribe for $41.99 per month, you will receive a single bottle of Amaira Natural Lightening Serum and a FREE BOTTLE (every month) of their new product – Amaira Eye Illuminating Serum that diminishes dark eye circles and crow feet. This is a great deal and a great way to keep you looking your best.

It is recommended to take advantage of the multi-bottle discount, especially since you essentially get a free bottle if you order the 3 bottle deal. If this product works for you, which is more than likely, you will be purchasing more than one bottle. Might as well save a bit of money.


The price and product is backed by a 60 day refund policy. This duration is plenty of time to test the product for effectiveness on your skin type.

Amaira is now featuring FREE DOMESTIC SHIPPING on all orders in the United States that are placed through their website.

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