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Contents tagged with tri-luma

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    *u*, a photo by sam_samantha on Flickr. Dear Nicki, Thank you for sharing these great cosmetics. What do you think are the best skin-brightening ingredients in skin care products? -Chelsea Dear Chelsea, Brightening the skin means addressing all kinds of potential problems: hyperpigmentation, melasma, dark age spots, dullness, and general discolorations. Provided that someone is otherwise healthy, some ingredients that will brighten the skin include: 1. Hydroquinone What hydroquinone … Read More...

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    Recently I was honored with the privilege to interview Dr. Jeanine Downie, M.D., about the treatment and prevention of melasma.  Although Dr. Downie is an expert in many realms of dermatology, she specializes in pigmentary disorders, and is particularly passionate about the topic, having been personally diagnosed with melasma in her early twenties. Dr. Downie is a practicing board-certified dermatologist of Image Dermatology in Montclair, New Jersey; author of Beautiful Skin Of Color: A … Read More...

  • Spotlight On: Hydroquinone

    By: Nicki Zevola

    Photo: Tri-Luma, a prescription-strength hydroquinone-steroid-retinoid treatment, is used to treat melasma and dark spots for eight weeks. Since 1982, hydroquinone has been FDA-approved for the treatment of freckles, melasma, and general brown patching. Today, hydroquinone is the most commonly used bleaching agent in the United States. Over time, hydroquinone has acquired a much-deserved high reputation in the dermatology community, as it is considered to be very effective in reducing the … Read More...

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