Obagi Hydroquinone Cream

Obagi Hydroquinone (Clear & Blender): Treat hyperpigmentation, melasma & sun damage.

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Obagi Clear or Blender 4% Hydroquinone 57g (Prescription Only)

If you’ve been seeking a powerful solution to hyperpigmentation, melasma, and sun damage, look no further than Obagi Hydroquinone. As one of the most potent and effective skin-brightening ingredients available, hydroquinone has the ability to reduce dark spots and even out skin tone. Within the Obagi Nu Derm range, we offer hydroquinone as in two formulations; Clear and Blender.

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Obagi Clear: Your Daily Hydroquinone Dose

Obagi Clear is a skin brightening cream with 4% hydroquinone, designed for daily use. By inhibiting the production of melanin, the pigment responsible for dark spots, Obagi Clear helps to lighten dark spots and reduce hyperpigmentation. To use Obagi Clear, apply a thin layer to the affected area twice daily or as directed by your skincare professional. As with all hydroquinone products, it’s essential to wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen during the day to protect your skin from further sun damage.

Obagi Blender: The Nightly Hydroquinone Solution

Obagi Blender, also containing 4% hydroquinone, is designed for use in the evening as part of your night-time skincare routine. Its unique formula not only light dark spots and evens out skintone but also enhances the benefits of retinoids, working synergistically to deliver optimal results. To use Obagi Blender, mix a prescribed amount with your Tretinoin or retinol and apply to your face in the evening or as directed by your skincare professional.

Obagi Hydroquinone: Clear vs. Blender

While both Obagi Clear and Blender contain the same concentration of hydroquinone, they serve different purposes in your skincare routine. Obagi Clear is designed for daily use to consistently inhibit melanin production, while Obagi Blender works with your other night-time skincare products to enhance overall results. They also work on different layers of hyperpigmentation. Your doctor will advise which of these products is best for you. For those with widespread hyperpigmentation, both products maybe needed.

Where to Get Obagi Hydroquinone in the UK

Obagi’s hydroquinone products are prescription-only in the UK, and it’s essential to use them under the supervision of a skincare professional. At City Skin Clinic, we offer virtual consultations through our Virtual Clinic, where one of our doctors can assess your skin and provide the most suitable Obagi Hydroquinone cream. They may also recommend other products such as Tretinoin cream that they think may be beneficial to treat your hyperpigmentation. Following your virtual consultation, your doctor, will also create a bespoke skincare routine for you to help you get the best outcomes from your products. They will then send the hydroquinone directly to you and monitor your progress virtually.



    Our expert doctor will design a bespoke Obagi Skincare program for you to follow. The cost of the consultation will be deducted from any skincare purchase.



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Important Information

Please note: While hydroquinone is a powerful and effective skin-lightening agent that should only be used to treat hyperpigmentation, melasma and other causes of skin damage, it’s not suitable for everyone. It’s essential to discuss any potential risks and side effects with your skincare professional before starting treatment.

Hydroquinone, a potent skin-lightening agent, is renowned for its ability to reduce hyperpigmentation, melasma, and sun damage. By inhibiting the production of melanin, the pigment responsible for dark spots, Hydroquinone helps to lighten skin and even out skin tone.

Hydroquinone: Understanding its Efficacy and Use

Hydroquinone works by decreasing the production and increasing the degradation of melanin pigments in the skin. This subsequently helps to lighten the dark patches of skin (hyperpigmentation, melasma, liver spots, age spots, freckles) caused by pregnancy, birth control pills, hormone medicine, or injury to the skin.

Contraindications of Hydroquinone

Before starting Hydroquinone, it’s essential to be aware of any allergies to it or similar products. You must not use Hydroquinone if you have or develop an allergy to any of the ingredients. Moreover, its safety and efficacy are not established in patients younger than 12 years of age. It’s also not recommended for use by pregnant or breastfeeding women. If you suffer from eczema, fish allergy, or have any sores, burns, or wounds, please inform your doctor.

How to Use Hydroquinone

Hydroquinone is a prescription treatment, and you must use it as directed by your doctor. After your consultation, your doctor will design a treatment plan just for you, including the strength of Hydroquinone to start with. The plan will also specify how often to use it and when you can increase the frequency and/or concentration.

There are some general cautions to observe when using Hydroquinone. Firstly, do not apply this medicine to windburned or sunburned skin or on open wounds. Secondly, avoid using this medicine in or around the eyes or lips, and inside the mouth or nose.

Wash your skin with a cleanser and warm water, then gently pat dry and ensure your skin is completely dry before applying Hydroquinone cream. Typically, a pea-sized amount is sufficient to cover your face. As Hydroquinone can cause skin dryness, we normally recommend following up with a moisturiser. Additionally, we advise all patients to wear sun protection during the day.

Side Effects of Hydroquinone

People with sensitive skin might become excessively red, swollen, blistered, or crusted. If any of these occur, we would either stop the treatment or adjust it to a level or frequency that you can tolerate.

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