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1 Mixing lighteners with lotions. on Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:21 pm

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I need to know--which kind of regular lotion can I mix with my skin lighteners? I'm only using the lightener on my butt, as that's the only dark part of my body.

I would like to try my Razac lotion...would it be ok to mix that with skin lightening creams/gels?

I was told that baby oil may not allow the lightening creams to be absorbed properly. Any other lotions you guys recommend?



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2 Re: Mixing lighteners with lotions. on Fri Jan 22, 2010 12:30 am

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I have never tried Razac lotion, but the lotion you had chosen should be fine. Only neg. I see is tha it contains mineral oil, but so does Nadinola and I'm fine with using it right now. The ones that I like are Aveeno, Eucerin, Nivea, Neutrogena, Olay, ...there are others as well.

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3 Re: Mixing lighteners with lotions. on Fri Jan 22, 2010 12:55 am

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So I can mix my lightening creams with Aveeno, Eucerin, Nivea, Neutrogena or Olay without causing the lighteners to become ineffective??



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4 Re: Mixing lighteners with lotions. on Fri Jan 22, 2010 5:54 am

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What lightener are you trying to mix?

5 Re: Mixing lighteners with lotions. on Fri Jan 22, 2010 2:56 pm

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MAHARANI wrote:What lightener are you trying to mix?

I'm using Neoprosone (Arbutin), Nadinola (HQ) and Neoprosone (HQ).

6 Re: Mixing lighteners with lotions. on Sat Jan 23, 2010 1:48 am

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It depends on the ingredents in the products used that'll help determine how well it may be absorbed or not. Or if mixing can cause risk for certain ingredients to become inefective. For example:

Effectiveness:
Natural vitamins are beneficial to the skin. Yet, vitamin C as a topical application (such as in lotions, cremes, gels, etc) risks degradation from air exposure...especialy when being mixed. Vitamin E and C, is also beneficial, yet can hardly be used in their natural form (topically), since air exposure immediately and dramatically weakens the vitamins' potency.

Combination of Ingredients:
Some products use an AHAs (alpha hydroxy acids) as the active ingredient, while others use Retinol. Both have anti-aging effects. However, the reason these two ingrediets are not used in the same products together is that together they become innefective. Likewise, vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) and glycolic acid also cancel out each other's functions and benefits when used together. Most people don't have this kind of prior knowledge (including myself), and may wind up wasting money and time with innefective combinations. Other combinations can also lead to bad reactions in the skin.

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Mineral Oil:
A main ingredient in baby oil, it's popularly used because it is cheap and doesn't spoil. it's a byproduct of distallation of gasoline from crude oil, in otherwords it's leftover liquid. It's difficult to absorb and clogs the pores and it sits on the surface of the skin in a thin layer. Once it's absorbed through the skin, it is broken down by the liver and passes through the intestinal tract. And then will absorb all of the fat soluable vitamins (such as A, D, E & K) from the body.

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Not saying that products will become completely inefective. But, it's potential in comparison with non-mineral oil based products may may differ and good to keep this in mind. I'm using Nadinola now, 3rd day I think, and I looked on the label and one of it's main ingredients is mineral oil. But, many people say they receive good lightening from it so it's worth a shot...it still makes me wonder how much more potent it could be if the mineral oil was replaced with hemp oil or almond oil? Although I prefer to avoid products that contain mineral oil, if a product has good reviews I may be willing to give it a shot if it'll help me to reach my goal.

There are so many ingredients, and which igredient makes the other less effective I still have a longs ways to learn as I'm sure there are many. And when mixing, you'll have to take into consideration of air and light exposure when mixing, can decrease certain ingredient's effectiveness. Such as for products that contain Hq, vitamin C (ascorbic acid), retinol, etc. The skin products mixed together can become more potent or less effective, it is based on trial an error and you'll never really know how well it may or may not work until you have tried it.

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7 Re: Mixing lighteners with lotions. on Sat Jan 23, 2010 2:43 am

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so when u use HQ and retin A, do u mix them with any lotion?

8 Re: Mixing lighteners with lotions. on Sat Jan 23, 2010 7:59 pm

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I don't, I just use from the tube. In the evening I apply the retin-a first and then the hq. In the morning I apply the hq only, then sunblock.

Some people buy the hq and retin-a already pre-mixed though.


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All Day Chemist Hq 4% (lightener)
RX Suncare: Sport Sunblock SPF 50 (sunblock)
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9 Re: Mixing lighteners with lotions. on Sat Jan 23, 2010 10:13 pm

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Golden Girl wrote:I don't, I just use from the tube. In the evening I apply the retin-a first and then the hq. In the morning I apply the hq only, then sunblock.

Some people buy the hq and retin-a already pre-mixed though.

ok and where can i buy the hq from again

10 Re: Mixing lighteners with lotions. on Sat Jan 23, 2010 11:10 pm

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All Day Chemist Hq 4% (lightener)
RX Suncare: Sport Sunblock SPF 50 (sunblock)
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11 Re: Mixing lighteners with lotions. on Sun Jan 24, 2010 12:09 pm

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cynbenet, from what I have read, people have specifically chosen not to use any other creams in conjuction with any HQ, precisely to avoid hindering their results. The addition of any other type of moisturiser is normally only used when they feel the skin is particularly dry and then it is only used maybe after an hour or so of the application of HQ, so as not to affect the effectiveness of it.

By the way, have to say I love Razac. It's like applyng a bit of perfume in a cream.

12 Re: Mixing lighteners with lotions. on Sun Jan 24, 2010 12:12 pm

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Forgot to ask if there is a reason why you wanted to use extra cream.. Are you finding that your skin is dry or are you trying to extend the products you are using.

13 Re: Mixing lighteners with lotions. on Sun Jan 24, 2010 5:30 pm

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MAHARANI wrote:Forgot to ask if there is a reason why you wanted to use extra cream.. Are you finding that your skin is dry or are you trying to extend the products you are using.

Both reasons...dryness and extension.

What about mixing skin lighteners together. Like Nadinola and Neoprosone?

14 Re: Mixing lighteners with lotions. on Wed Jan 27, 2010 1:36 am

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for dryness, I wait about a half hour and then apply a basic moisturizing lotion to the skin.


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Tretinoin/Retin-A 0.05% (exfoliant)
All Day Chemist Hq 4% (lightener)
RX Suncare: Sport Sunblock SPF 50 (sunblock)
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15 Re: Mixing lighteners with lotions. on Wed Jan 27, 2010 12:31 pm

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cynbenet, I don't like the idea of mixing lighteners together. You may stop the products from actually working properly as each of their ingredients may make the other less effective, just by putting them together. In my opinion, if you want to use more than one lightener, use them at different times. Say one in the morning and one at night OR alternate days.

16 Re: Mixing lighteners with lotions. on Sun Jan 31, 2010 7:24 am

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yes, I would like to know as well?


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Tretinoin/Retin-A 0.05% (exfoliant)
All Day Chemist Hq 4% (lightener)
RX Suncare: Sport Sunblock SPF 50 (sunblock)
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17 Re: Mixing lighteners with lotions. on Sat Feb 20, 2010 10:43 pm

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Should I apply sunscreen immediately after the cream or wait a few hours?

18 Re: Mixing lighteners with lotions. on Mon Feb 22, 2010 2:47 pm

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cynbenet wrote:Should I apply sunscreen immediately after the cream or wait a few hours?

I usually apply about 15-20 minutes before going outdoors in the day time, so if I'm not going out then I dont apply the sunscreen/block. Although some prefer also using it indoors as well. After applying the lightening product, I usually wait about 10-15min before applying the sunblock because I want to avoid having a chalky looking face from it not absorbing fully.

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19 Re: Mixing lighteners with lotions. on Wed Mar 03, 2010 1:03 pm

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yes I agree, I think it's best to always apply sunscreen soon before you go outside. but maybe wait a few minutes after applying any skin product.

20 Re: Mixing lighteners with lotions. on Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:51 am

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is it ok to mix retin-a in with the lightening lotion or cream?

21 Re: Mixing lighteners with lotions. on Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:18 am

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Yes, some people add it to their lotions and cremes. You mainly have to be cautious on having it exposed to too much air and light so that it will still remain as effective. Also, you have to take a look at how much retin-a you are adding to your skin proucts so that you'll know the proper percentage.


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Neutrogena Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Foaming Scrub (cleanser)
Tretinoin/Retin-A 0.05% (exfoliant)
All Day Chemist Hq 4% (lightener)
RX Suncare: Sport Sunblock SPF 50 (sunblock)
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22 Re: Mixing lighteners with lotions. on Wed May 05, 2010 4:53 am

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hi Shanice I was thinking if you mix f&w whitenizer in some lotion this might be a good mix. but amounts needed to know so it's still strong enough to work. This is my thought on it, right now I'm just using f&w whitenizer from the tube but might try mixing it next time to help lighten my body too but won't get stretch marks.

23 Re: Mixing lighteners with lotions. on Wed May 05, 2010 6:37 am

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I know some mix retin a with thier lightening cream but it is better to apply retin a at least half an hour before, I leave it for one hour. It makes retin a perpare the skin for the application.
Bj wrote:is it ok to mix retin-a in with the lightening lotion or cream?

24 Re: Mixing lighteners with lotions. on Tue Jul 05, 2011 3:48 am

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There are several varieties of Aveeno skin care products. There are moisturizers and moisturizing intensive days to remove dry skin. Daily Moisturizers can be used on a daily basis which is usually in the form of oils, lotions, body wash and hand wash, etc. There are some skin care products are also very good relief for the treatment of certain skin diseases . They are also useful for intense hydration.

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25 Re: Mixing lighteners with lotions. on Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:08 am

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It can be difficult to find a face lotion to reduce and lighten age spots and that really works and gets results. Age spots are telltale signs of skin aging. These blemishes are caused mainly by frequent exposure to sunlight as your skin becomes weaker and older. These are the results when UV rays cause melanin concentrates to form on your skin, causing discolored blotches to appear. Mostly the spots appear on areas that are usually exposed to the sun such as the hands, the arms, and also the face.

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