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A powerful lightening agent

Hydroquinone lightens hyperpigmentation and evens out skin tone.


Lightens dark spots
Treats melasma
Evens skin tone


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Hydroquinone is a powerful skin-lightening agent used to treat hyperpigmentation and even out skin tone.

Hydroquinone works by inhibiting the enzyme tyrosinase, which is involved in the production of melanin, the pigment responsible for dark spots.

  • Lightens Dark Spots: Effectively reduces hyperpigmentation.
  • Treats Melasma: Manages symptoms of melasma.
  • Evens Skin Tone: Improves overall skin tone and clarity.

Improvements usually take 8-12 weeks.

Common side effects include mild irritation and redness.This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Always read your Uncouth patient information leaflet prior to using your treatment.

Hydroquinone cream should not be used if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

It should only be used for short periods of a few months.


We use a technique called ‘compounding’ to carefully combine prescription ingredients with other actives. This allows us to tailor the concentration of certain ingredients to suit your skin. We are fully regulated by the General Pharmaceutical Council.

Our base contains natural moisturising factors and skin soothers such as aloe, vitamin E, triglycerides and hyaluronic acid. We are fragrance free and vegan and we don’t add any unnecessary ingredients.


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