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A Ret-HC® / Melanorm-HC® Skin Cream

Hydroquinone 2% + Tretinoin 0.025% / 0.05% + Hydrocortisone Acetate 1%

(28 customer reviews)

From USD $24.00

A Ret-HC cream from a reputable Menarini company is a triple combination type of skin cream with the following ingredients list: hydroquinone, tretinoin, and hydrocortisone acetate.

The cream can be used for the gradual bleaching of hyperpigmented skin conditions. A Ret-HC cream is used to treat skin darkening conditions such as freckles, melasma, hyperpigmentations, age spots, and even scars caused by acne.

A-Ret HC cream should be used as directed by a dermatologist within the total sun avoidance program.

Size: 15g / 0.53oz
Brand name: Pigmanorm, Katarya, Kataryaxn, Ketarya, Kevarya
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A Ret-HC cream from reputable Menarini Pharma is a triple combination type of medical-grade ingredients containing hydroquinone, tretinoin, and hydrocortisone acetate. The cream can be used for the gradual bleaching of hyperpigmented skin conditions. A Ret-HC cream is used to treat skin darkening conditions such as freckles, melasma, hyperpigmentations, age spots, and even scars caused by acne.

Hydroquinone 2% – bleaches the skin by reducing the accumulation of skin pigment called melanin that causes darkening of the skin. It interferes with the synthesis of melanin and hampers important processes within cells that produce melanin (melanocytes). The bleaching effect of hydroquinone is reversible (reversible depigmentation) with sun exposure. So it should be used within a total sun avoidance program.

Tretinoin 0.05% – topical vitamin A derivative, exfoliant, skin oil sebum glands inhibitor, works by slowing the production of certain natural substances that can cause acne.

Hydrocortisone Acetate 1% – is a topical anti-inflammatory agent. It works by reducing redness, itching, and swelling caused by various skin conditions.


A Ret-HC cream with hydroquinone 2 percent, tretinoin 0.05 percent, and hydrocortisone acetate 1 percent should be applied topically to the affected area once daily in the evening or as otherwise directed by a dermatologist. Contact your dermatologist for the correct dosage and length of treatment as it will depend on condition and skin response. Prior to applying this medicated cream, wash and dry your hands and the affected area with water. Apply a small amount of the cream to the affected area and gently massage it into the skin until it disappears.

A Ret-HC cream users may encounter unwanted side effects such as dry skin, erythema, stinging, irritation, itching or burning at the application site, hypersensitivity to light, hair thinning. Seek medical advice immediately if side effects persist or worsen. Only apply for the treatment of acne scars and for skin depigmenting. Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.

A Ret-HC cream with hydroquinone 2%, tretinoin 0.05%, and hydrocortisone acetate 1% is not always suitable for all users. Always consult your dermatologist prior to using this cream if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication, using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems. The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your healthcare provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.

Related resources/references:

  1. FAQ hydroquinone topical cream
  2. How to use hydroquinone HQ cream
  3. What is melasma and hyperpigmentation
  4. About hydroquinone topical
  5. Hydroquinone topical side effects
  6. Hydroquinone cream during pregnancy
  7. Hydroquinone with sunscreen

Brand names: Aclaro, Alera, Alphaquin HP, Eldopaque, Eldoquin, EpiQuin Micro, Esoterica Daytime, Hydroquinone and Sunscreen, Lustra, Melpaque HP, Melquin HP, Nuquin HP, Palmers Skin Success Eventone Fade, Remergent HQ

Additional Information


Hydroquinone 2 %

Tretinoin 0.05 %

Hydrocortisone Acetate 1%

Cream base q.s.

28 reviews for A Ret-HC® / Melanorm-HC® Skin Cream

  1. Latricia Jacques

    Very satisfied and happy with the result. As long as you put sunscreen, you’re fine.

  2. Lillie

    I had dark spots on my nose, forehead and chin. I use a cream almost every night for a 1,5 month and spots disappeared. It has been almost 7 years and and I noticed a small spots on my cheek and neck so I am going to try again

  3. Cassey P.

    Even though this is not a cure, in less than ten days my spots are visibly lighter and barely noticeable. It works!

  4. Lizbeth S.

    I have used it for 4 nights now and it has faded the splotches significantly!! Wow!

  5. Kelly

    This combination of chemicals works a whole lot better than hydroquinone on its own.

  6. Gretchen T

    The only downside to this cream is that you do have to be VERY careful around the corners of your mouth and open sores.

  7. Scarlet

    Better consult with the cosmetologist/dermatologist/doctor prior trying it. It may not suit your skin type

  8. Rasheeda

    This Cream will only work when you apply it.

  9. Estella Antoine

    Within 2 weeks there was a noticeable difference.

  10. Jada Weinstein

    work in less than a week!

  11. Pansy Houghton

    A Ret-HC works great. Have been using it for post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Only thing is that just as soon as you stop using it the dark areas come back, BUT I found the way to solve that, try using this cream fro the first 2-3 months and then continue to use only azelaic acid gel 20% and pigment will not return and skin will remail healthy! Bingo! But please use sunscreen always SPF 50

  12. Kittie Oliva

    I started yesterday and today I see it darker. Should I stop?

  13. Blaine

    I absolutely LOVE this product!!

  14. Elke

    This product is amazing!

  15. Cathleen.

    I was very sceptical first, but this is a product that TRULY WORKS,

  16. Issac

    Use it with caution, it is a medicated solution

  17. Merlyn Avery

    By 4 week it had all gone! Thanx okdermo! Wonderful cream!

  18. Truman Pacheco

    Amazing results with an A Ret HC! I’ve struggled with melasma for a long time. And now I’m almost done fightnig with it!

  19. Marth Reilly

    After four months of treatment Melasma got worse. Worseless

  20. Mammie F.

    The brown spot became darker

  21. Elinor

    Some people have commented that their skin actually has gotten darker a few days after beginning to apply A Ret-HC. The same happened to me, but I realized that my problem was that after I applied A Ret-HC before bed time, I would read for about one hour with a light directly on my face. The chemicals in the cream were reacting to the light. I stopped the treatment for a few days. When again I started applying A Ret-HC, I immediately turned off the lights and went to sleep. That worked! After two months I now have about 90% clearer skin (I am olive skinned).

  22. Bebe M.

    It removes any mark from a burn, inflammation, etc in a month or under..its amazing.

  23. Myrtis T.

    I’m so amazed saw a huge difference in 4 days and my cheeks are CLEAR.

  24. Teresa H

    I’m so happy with my results!

  25. Erica L.

    But it definitely works. Very excited to not look like a star trek character anymore 😉

  26. Thomas Brantley

    Everyone WOC needs this in her medicine cabinet.

  27. Jae Mccracken

    It’s hard to believe that there is a product out there that actually works but this is it.

  28. Dominique

    I was prescribed this by my dermatologist because I was developing brownish skin on my upper lip during the summer when I have more sun exposure. On second week of treatment skin was back to normal, I’m pretty surprised!

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