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There are cosmetic manufacturers that combine all the trendy ingredients into their products.Among them, be careful about cosmetics containing hydroquinone.At the clinic's affiliated companies, patients sometimes wonder why they don't add hydroquinone, which is highly effective against age spots.Doctor's cosmeticsFrequently asked questions by users.The reason is simple.Hydroquinone should be treated as a pharmaceutical product, as it is easily oxidized and the safety of its inclusion in cosmetics has not been reliably confirmed.Hydroquinone is XNUMX times more effective than arbutin (in vitro), and I think there are some people who use it without paying attention to its safety, because the topic is all about its effectiveness.In the past, its use in cosmetics was prohibited in Japan, so it was only used sparingly by some dermatologists to treat age spots.It is a very unstable substance, and if it is simply dissolved in water, it will quickly oxidize and turn brown.When added to cream, it turns pink, so it is a raw material that requires difficulty in ensuring its stability.The reason it was originally banned in Japan was because none of the manufacturers submitted safety data to the Ministry of Health and Welfare.However, after the relaxation of cosmetic regulations in XNUMX, it became possible for companies to use products other than pharmaceutical ingredients and some prohibited ingredients even without safety data, and this led to the emergence of hydroquinone cosmetics.However, this does not mean that cosmetic manufacturers have confirmed their safety.Naturally, it is highly toxic, so many countries have regulations against hydroquinone, and in the United States, it is written on cosmetics that you should stop using it if it does not work after XNUMX months.In Europe, where cosmetics regulations are progressing as well as in Japan, hydroquinone has been designated as a prohibited ingredient and its import from overseas is blocked.In Japan, the situation is very ambiguous, and there are no warnings about hydroquinone in cosmetics, nor is it prohibited, so it is left unchecked.If hydroquinone is used under the supervision of a specialist, the specialist will make an objective judgment and advise you to stop using it, but when it is added to cosmetics, there are no warnings like in American cosmetics. Isn't it true that we keep using it forever?In other words, there is definitely a problem with using oxidized hydroquinone in cosmetics.This is the reason why major cosmetic manufacturers are refraining from adding ingredients.Hydroquinone becomes highly toxic when oxidized, so it can only be used as a product from a company that places great emphasis on stability when creating cosmetics.Rather, hydroquinone should be treated as a medicine to be used under the prescription of a doctor.By the way, the whitening effect of hydroquinone is achieved by suppressing the action of tyrosinase and preventing small melanins from sticking together and forming large melanins (preventing melanin polymerization).Unfortunately, there is a difference between the amount of hydroquinone that is effective (whitening) and the amount that causes side effects (irritation), so although it is certainly powerful, it is also a burden on cells and is not included in general cosmetics. there is no.Is it no surprise that it is banned in Europe?It appears that stricter regulations are being considered in the United States as well.I want all women to acquire solid knowledge about cosmetics so that they don't fall prey to companies that chase trends that prioritize profit and ignore safety.