Sugar & Fluff’s Review of the Clinicians Complex 6% Skin Bleaching Cream
The Clinicians Complex 6% Skin Bleaching Cream isn’t just a safe option to get over the counter, but also a well-priced and valid option to use on the African-American skin.
The cream does stand out with a strong formula and you shouldn’t worry about its safety as long as you’re following some common sense rules.
When should you use the cream?
The cream is a solid choice if you’re trying to whiten any dark spots, blemishes, sun spots or melanoma. Its efficiency comes from its strong formula, but its gently enough to be safely used by all skin types.
Addressing various hyperpigmentation conditions, the cream may be used on various parts of the body. As it’s based on hydroquinone 2%, some general rules need to be followed, but we’re going to come back on that later on.
Which of the ingredients count the most within the formula?
On the list of ingredients, you’re going to notice hydroquinone 2%, comic acid, bearberry extract, but also pineapple extract, grape extract and passionflower extract.
- Hydroquinone 2%- is a whitening agent that stops the skin from creating too much melanin, which is the main reason for the color of our skin in the first place. Too much melanin gives in fact the brown stops so the hydroquinone stops the process, slowly fading out the brown spots.
- Kojic acid- it’s not only antimicrobial, but also a very effective lightening agent that whitens age spots or acne scars. It’s also a reliable anti-fungus and works against the early signs of skin aging.
- Bearberry extract-brightens and whitens skin, fading out freckles, age spots and melasma. It has anti-oxidant abilities, protecting the skin from the damaging sun. It’s non-irritating and the allantoin within repairs and sooths the damaged skin. It’s a great ingredient to have when fighting hyperpigmentation.
- Pineapple extract- helps your skin look younger and better, eliminating acne and strengthening the skin. It’s a natural exfoliator that hydrates the skin and a safe ingredient for the dry skin.
- Grape extract- it’s loaded with natural anti-oxidants that protect the skin from sun’s bad UVs. It improves the appearance of your skin and great for treating melasma.
- Passion flower extract- it’s full of Vitamin C, making your skin firmer and younger looking. It diminishes the fine lines and wrinkles, but also hydrates and moisturizes your skin. It sooths and comforts a dry, itchy and irritating skin.
How to use it and what’s to keep in mind?
Many are using the cream twice a day, which gave impressive results. The cream is easy to use and combines well with other cosmetic products.
However, here are some important things to remember when using a hydroquinone cream:
- Give it time to work
Skin reacts differently and you may not notice improvements overnight. Hydroquinone works a bit slower, but the other ingredients sure speed up the process.
- Wear sunscreen and protective clothing
Hydroquinone creams do tend to make the skin more sensitive, which means it’s prone to sunburn. Therefore, it’s essential to apply sunscreen after using it in the morning and wear protective clothing too.
Better yet, it’s not a bad idea to only apply it at night so that you stay out of the woods with the risk for sunburns.
- Watch out where you’re storing it
Hydroquinone is going to change its color if exposed to light and also degrades in the presence of air. You should always put on the lid and keep it in a dark place too.
How does it feel on skin?
The cream has a rather thick consistency, but it doesn’t mean it’s not easily absorbed. It goes nice and easy into your skin and doesn’t leave an oily feel behind.
Most of the hydroquinone creams out there don’t have a specific smell and this one isn’t far from that either.
What are the main takeaways?
Let’s list our favs when it comes to the cream:
- Its formula includes several strong whitening ingredients
- It works against various hyperpigmentation issues
- It’s easy to use and combines with other cosmetic products
- It’s easily absorbed into the skin
Even though the downsides are worth to mention, they’re not deal breakers for us:
- Not everyone goes for its scent
- It can dry the skin in some situations
The fair conclusion
The cream is a safe choice for the black skin and its dark spots, but you need to follow some basic rules for getting the best out of it.
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