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Hydroquinone is safe. There are many misconceptions, misinformation, and myths about the dangers of using Hydroquinone skin bleach: Causes Skin Cancer; Destroys Skin; Causes Skin Ochronosis.



Hydroquinone is safe for use on skin as an effective skin bleach and skin lightener. There are ZERO studies that prove hydroquinone {at any percentage} causes ANY of the above skin diseases or damage. I have been using hydroquinone skin bleach for years, just like many other people around the world. And we’re ALL still alive, with beautiful healthy skin.


Hydroquinone is a byproduct of Alpha-Arbutin. Alpha-Arbutin is an ‘anti-oxidant’  found in certain fruit. All fruit contain anti-oxidants {but not all are the same name/type of anti-oxidant} and ALL anti-oxidants lighten skin. Byproduct: ‘Something produced in the process of making something else’. Example: When plants produce carbohydrates via photosynthesis, Oxygen is released as a ‘byproduct’. So when you eat fruit containing Alpha-Arubutin, the alpha-arbutin reacts with your stomach acids during breakdown and turns into hydroquinone…
Arbutin + Stomach Acids = Hydroquinone


That is why when you eat an abundance of fruit {especially those containing high amounts of Alpha-Arbutin} it lightens your skin. Not as significantly as bleaching creams, but this will even skin tone and lighten your skin a few shades. {‘Skin Lightening Foods’ will be discussed in another blog posting} Hydroquinone has many uses. It is frequently used in professional photography, along with citric acid {derived from lemon juice} as a developing agent.

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The only so-called studies that are out there {where an actual scientific experiment was performed} is one where scientist FED hydroquinone powder to lab rats. After months of this, they claim the rats died of cancer. Seriously, we ‘re all intelligent adults here, does that at all make any sense? Lotions & shampoos are safe for skin & hair, but if I drank an entire bottle of either. Well first, the poison control center would need to be called, and then I would would be rushed to the hospital to keep me from dying. Eating processed foods over the years will give you colon cancer. Tap water, where do I start: Chlorine, Fluoride, Lithium. All poisonous but in small doses won’t kill you, but will kill most bacteria {not including spores} which is why it is used to clean municipal water. And Again, hydroquinone = byproduct of Alpha-Arbutin found in fruit & veggies. I have no idea why these so-called ‘scientist’ feel the need to blow smoke up everyone’s ass.


Well, in certain parts of the world. Skin bleaching is an epidemic. Scam merchants saw a way to exploit and take advantage of individuals who so desperately want light skin, or ‘white skin’. So they use cheap poisonous chemicals that shouldn’t be used on human skin, to formulate these ‘black market’ skin bleaching creams and label them as “hydroquinone cream”. Because of this, governments in several countries {UK and West-Africa} have banned hydroquinone skin lighteners all together.The most popular illegal ingredient Mercury. Very poisonous, much cheaper than hydroquinone powder, lightens skin VERY fast, causes skin ochronosis, and a mess of other health problems. Using mercury based skin bleach causes irreparable skin damage, and sometimes death. If the person doesn’t STOP.The other popular illegal ingredient is, steroids as the active ingredient. Steroids are not ment to be used as a skin lightening agent, ever.I will discuss steroids further in the next segment, there is much to explain about steroids. These mercury & steroid creams ruin skin, but the truly sad part is……There are people who are well aware of the dangers, but still purchase these creams because they so desperately want white skin. This is not the way people. If you are currently suffering from skin damage due to using mercury/steroid skin whiteners, read my blog posting on how to heal your skin.


{FYI: In certain countries the slang term is just ‘white’ for light-skin or bleached-skin}

{SIDE BAR: I bleach too, but I do it safely. These ladies here boy…*smh* Seems like they would pour battery acid on their skin if they thought it would make their skin lighter. That one lady over there {@8:26}, is mixing up napalm or something just as fierce *lol* I mean that stuff is for bleaching & coloring hair, not skin! {then had the nerve to mix it with scissors, not knowing the metal is reacting with the chemicals in that toxic batter} Peroxide 40!? That stuff burns like hell on the scalp, I can’t imagine purposely putting that on my skin, and leaving on to fry and sizzle. Not to mention, chemical hair color is poisonous. I remember years ago, hearing about a woman who mysteriously died. An autopsy revealed that 20 yrs of using chemical hair color was the cause of her death.}


Topical: Something that is applied externally to the body – in this case, the skin. Topical steroids are never to be used as a skin lightening agent. Topical steroids will almost completely destroy skin skin when used this way. Skin getting lighter or going ‘pale’ in color, is a side-effect of using topical steroids. The skin lightening is only temporary.
Please understand the word ‘steroid’ isn’t a dirty word. Steroids are very important to the medical community. There are many types, many strengths, and many uses for them all. No matter the reason for use, topical steroids thin the skin. Meaning, it literally makes your skin thinner. When this happens stretch marks appear, the skin is easily broken {cracks and bleeds easily}, pimples and weird bumps appear, and the skin starts to darken horribly in patches, and some times has a shiny taunt look. It is extremely difficult to heal skin that has been traumatized by steroid skin lighteners. The first route of therapy is using Tretinoin Gel, it actually thickens the skin and improves texture. Damage to skin is so much more severe and happen quicker because , people using it as a skin lightener, use it several times a day everyday.
Doctors prescribe topical steroids in severe cases, but even then the patient is under their close supervision and the doctor is monitoring the condition of their skin. AND it isn’t applied several times a day nor over large areas. Said topical steroid is usually and only applied in cases of a flareup, of whatever the the skin condition is. Just like pain killers {oxycontin, codeine, morphine, etc.}, long term use of topical steroids are not advised because your skin will become addicted to them. With topical steroids, it is your skin that becomes addicted, like a dope-fiend to crack. And when you suddenly stop using a topical steroid, your skin goes through ‘withdrawal’ just like a dope fiend goes through withdrawals. Any physician worth his salt knows, people need to be gradually winged off those topical steroids to prevent massive discomfort.
The lady in the first video used a topical steroids for her eczema, clobetasol ointment is a common corticosteroid prescribed for eczema. I deeply respect the medical community but these topical steroids are prescribed too often for skin issues. Eczema is a long term skin issue, whether it’s temporary or for life. It doesn’t just go way after a few weeks. So to prescribe something that shouldn’t even be used for 6 months, is ridiculous. Again I deeply respect the medical community, but the truth is, medications of any sort do not heal disease, skin or otherwise. They only suppress symptoms. An  Eczema sufferer needs herbal healing. Look at that woman’s skin {1st video} , she’s more inflamed now than before she started with the topical steroids. She should have been informed about German Chamomile {powerful herbal anti-inflammatory, very expensive but worth it}, Allantoin, Comfrey, organic peppermint soap, goat milk & oatmeal baths, goat milk lotion, anti-inflammatory herbal baths, and light chemical peels. Anti-inflammatory foods, and to stay away from foods that cause inflammation exacerbating her eczema. These are only few of the things that can heal inflammatory skin conditions eczema and psoriasis.


A steroid is a very strong anti-inflammatory medication. Plain & simple. The word or term ‘steroids’ are sometimes used out of context, incorrectly, or interchangeably with other similar medical terms. The steroids you hear about athletes getting in trouble for, are synthetic injectable Testosterone. {Testosterone is important for muscle production , energy, healthy libido, and sperm production in men. Testosterone is naturally produced in  the testicles}.  It’s not a bad thing to take testosterone, but it should only be in a case of the ‘man’ being low in testosterone and other male issues, prescribed at the doctors discretion {issues that usually stem from ‘male-menopause’}. Also, it’s not good for a person to take the same hormone they already produce an abundance of {All humans have both male & female hormones. Males have more testosterone than women, and females have more estrogen than males}. This will cause major issues: Hair loss, mood swings, reproduction issues, mutated reproductive organs {penis shrinking, impotence,ovaries shrinking, infertility,etc}, acne, aggressive behavior {rage}, erratic emotional behavior {brought to tears easily}, abnormal hair growth, hairloss, cancer of the reproductive/sex organs,  and all types of other physiological problems. Males can take estrogen, and females can take testosterone, safely. But taking the same hormone, is not good. This is why trans-genders can safely go through hormone therapy. Males taking female hormone will completely feminize, and females taking male hormones will become very masculine. Wow @ how nature works.
Kenalog is an injectable steroid used for skin conditions & severe allergies. Kenalog 10 is injected into keloids to shrink and remove them. Kenalog 40 is much stronger and is use for severe allergies, asthma, and several other health issues. Both can be used to shrink lipoma {benign tumor consisting of fat tissue} or to correct a botched fat-transfer surgery. These procedures need to be performed by a very skilled and experienced dermatologist.
After reading the above, do you understand what would happen if you used a powerful topical anti-inflammatory {topical steroids} on your skin several times a day for skin-lightening? Listen: If you get a scratch or wound your skin, the area turns red & swells up if infected or to prevent infection. This is a normal inflammatory response to trauma {or infection}, where white blood cells and lymph is released and crowds the area quarantines the area from the rest of your body. Stopping the bacteria/virus from spreading, and killing off the bacteria or virus. What do you think happens when you ‘prevent’ this from happening? Exactly. People who use topical steroids are more susceptible to skin infections. You have been thoroughly warned.


Hydroquinone is safe, period. When used in high doses {10% and higher} you only need to gradually increase dosage before using it full-strength. And after achieving your desired skin tone, you only need maintenance applications {2-3 times weekly} to maintain that color. No withdrawal symptoms will occur if you suddenly stopped using hydroquinone skin bleach, because it’s not a topical narcotic. Everyone has a different reason for using skin lighteners, either to rid themselves of scars or blemishes, or to bleach themselves white. I do not know everyone’s reason for using skin bleach, and I don’t care. My only concern is educating people on the proper and safe way to lighten or bleach their skin. And to provide people with a safe and efficacious skin lightener.


  1. OMG!!! that lady is crazy! the doc told her to stop using the cream because it has mercury in it and she keeps on using it! WTF!!!

  2. Wow. This is such an amazing write up. I really appreciate you taking the time to educate us. I have learnt so much from this. So much. Thank you again. You have answered most of my questions.

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