Benoquik® Cream 20g/0.7oz

20% Monobenzone
(26 customer reviews)

USD $39.00

Benoquik cream is made by Quik Pharmaceuticals, also known as Monobenzone 20% is used for depigmentation of the skin as a treatment for widespread vitiligo, a skin condition in which irregular patches of skin, covering about 50% of the body surface, lose colour and become whitened.

Monobenzone is used topically to treat the loss of skin color (vitiligo).

Expiration: October 2020
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Description

WHAT IS BENOQUIK MONOBENZONE 20 CREAM

Benoquik cream is made by Quik Pharmaceuticals, also known as Monobenzone 20% is used for depigmentation of the skin as a treatment for widespread vitiligo, a skin condition in which irregular patches of skin, covering about 50% of the body surface, lose colour and become whitened. This is caused by destruction of the pigment-producing cells called melanocytes. Benoquik Monobenzone 20% cream is used as a skin lightener in people with vitiligo, to reduce the color of patches of skin that contain pigment so that they match the areas of skin that have lost color. Decolouration of the skin using Monobenzone cream is permanent and makes the skin sensitive to sunburn during and after treatment.

Monobenzone is the monobenzyl ether of hydroquinone. Monobenzone, applied topically to the skin, is used as a depigmenting agent inhibiting melanin produced by polymerization of oxidation products of tyrosine and dihydroxyphenyl compounds. Monobenzone works by permanently removing color from normal skin located around skin with vitiligo.

Brand names: Agerite, AgeRite, Alba, Alba-Dome, Albaquin, Benoquin, Benoquik, Carmifal, Depigman, Dermochinona, Leucodinine, Monobenzon, Pigmex, Superlite.

Synonyms: Benzoquin, Benzyl hydroquinone, Benzyl p-hydroxyphenyl ether, Hydrochinon monobenzylether, Hydroquinone benzyl ether, Hydroquinone monobenzyl ether, Monobenzona, Monobenzone, Monobenzonum, Monobenzyl ether hydroquinone, Monobenzyl, Ether of Hydroquinone, Monobenzyl hydroquinone, p-Hydroxyphenyl benzyl ether.


HOW DOES BENOQUIK MONOBENZONE 20% CREAM WORK

Benoquik Monobenzone 20% cream contains monobenzone (monobenzyl ether of hyquinone) that works by causing free-radical formation in the skin and this causes destruction of remaining melanocytes. Monobenzone 20% in Benoquik cream also acts by inhibiting the tyrosine enzyme that is involved in the production of melanin, the pigment that gives color to the skin. As the amount of melanin produced decreases the areas of normal skin gradually lighten to match the patches of vitiliginous paler skin.

Monobenzone is a depigmenting agent whose mechanism of action is not fully understood. The topical application of monobenzone in animals, increases the excretion of melanin from the melanocytes. The same action is thought to be responsible for the depigmenting effect of the drug in humans. Monobenzone may cause the destruction of melanocytes and permanent depigmentation. This effect is erratic and may take one to four months to occur while existing melanin is lost with normal sloughing of the stratum corneum. Hyperpigmented skin appears to fade more rapidly than does normal skin, and exposure to sunlight reduces the depigmenting effect of the drug. The histology of the skin after depigmentation with topical monobenzone is the same as that seen in vitiligo; the epidermis is normal except for the absence of identifiable melanocytes.


MAIN INGREDIENTS OF BENOQUIK MONOBENZONE 20% CREAM

Benoquik Monobenzone cream contains the active ingredient monobenzone 20% (mono benzyl ether of hyquinone) in a water-soluble base containing sodium lauryl sulphate, purified water, propylene glycol, cetylalcohol and white wax.


TREATING VITILIGO WITH BENOQUIK MONOBENZONE 20% CREAM

Benoquik Monobenzone 20% cream contains monobenzone a chemical that is used to treat vitiligo, a skin condition in which irregular patches of skin lose color and become whitened, due to destruction of the pigment producing cells called melanocytes. Monobenzone in Benoquik cream is used for depigmentation of the skin and works by causing destruction of remaining melanocytes and by inhibiting the tyrosine enzyme that is involved in the production of melanin, the pigment that gives color to the skin. As the amount of melanin produced decreases, the areas of normal skin gradually lighten to match the patches of vitiliginous paler skin. Decolouration of the skin using Monobenzone cream is permanent and makes the skin sensitive to sunburn.


SIDE EFFECTS OF BENOQUIK MONOBENZONE 20% CREAM

The most commonly reported side effects when taking Benoquik Monobenzone 20% Cream include: sensitivity to sunlight and UV rays, mild skin irritation, itching and redness at the site of application.


DO NOT USE BENOQUIK MONOBENZONE 20% CREAM

You should not use Benoquik 20% Monobenzone Cream if you:

  • Allergic to monobenzone or any ingredients in Monobenzone Cream;
  • Wanting mild cosmetic bleaching of he skin as this whitening is irreversible;
  • Pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

HOW TO USE BENOQUIK MONOBENZONE 20% CREAM

  • Benoquik 20% Monobenzone Cream should be applied as a thin layer to normal patches of skin that you want to lighten. Rub in gently and avoid contact with eyes and inside the nose or mouth.
  • You should apply your Monobenzone Cream 2 or 3 times daily for up to 5 months as it may take this long to lighten normal skin color to match the vitiliginous paler skin.
  • Once you have achieved the skin color that you want, you can continue to use your Monobenzone Cream to maintain this colour by applying up to twice a week.
  • If you miss an application procedure of Benoquik Monobenzone 20% Cream take it as soon as you remember, unless it is time to take the next dose, then skip the missed dose. Do not take a double dose.
  • Store Benoquik Monobenzone 20% Cream below 25°C in a cool dry place.

Benoquik is a skin cream containing Monobenzone 20% chemical ingredient, which is a topical medication used to remove skin pigmentation in people suffering from the disorder of vitiligo. Vitiligo is a skin condition in which there is a loss of brown color (pigment) from areas of skin, resulting in irregular white patches that feel like normal skin.

Disclaimer: Monobenzone is a potent depigmentation agent. It is neither a skin fairness cream nor mild cosmetic bleach. Monobenzone is not used for treating freckles, sun damage, sun spots, and age spots, skin discoloration caused by hormone medicine, perfumes, pregnancy, or skin trauma.


Prior to starting depigmentation therapy, the person should understand:

  • The permanent nature of the treatment;
  • The application should always be under strict medical supervision and only by physician/dermatologist advice;
  • The need for lifelong, strict sun protection to maintain benefits and reduce the risk of sun damage including skin cancer;
  • The slow response to treatment and need for ‘touch–up’ sessions;
  • The potentially high cost of treatment;
  • Common and uncommon side effects and safety issues;
  • Risk that repigmentation will be patchy and incomplete;
  • Psychosocial and cultural issues that may arise from change in skin colour.

Composition

Mono benzone 20

Cream base

26 reviews for Benoquik® Cream 20g/0.7oz

  1. Mattie

    Delivered today.

  2. Jaiden L.

    Prefer this cream

  3. Aimee Ortiz

    Finished 2nd tube, not see any results yet, how to properly use it?

  4. Tanya Crawford

    Successfull treatment almost finished! You have to apply it under medical supervision only. Me derm adjusted application methods every month.

  5. Kenna Stafford

    It is actually the only working topical treatment for vitiligo

  6. Joseph R

    Do not designed to be used on larger areas, do you have bigger jars?

  7. Georgia Y

    Customer forever

  8. Warren

    After completed treatment will share photos before and after

  9. Matthias Gates

    Any other substitute?

  10. Kayla M.

    Haven’t got any results yet

  11. Londyn P.

    This permanent depigmenting agent do not work for me, especially on legs, do you have stronger lotions?

  12. Vance

    Reliable source of mono, thank you okdermo

  13. Saul B

    Visit your doctor prior

  14. Sarah Christensen

    Nice, thanx!

  15. Arabella M.

    This cream has much smoother/homogenious texture than Benoquin.

  16. Lainey Sheppard

    Better than benoquin, much easier to apply

  17. Dashawn

    Thank you, okdermo!

  18. Mary

    Waste of time/money, I have to buy 20 tubes to get any results with it, disappointed

  19. Cory Zuniga

    I would recommend to mix Benoquik 20% in almost half amount of olive oil. Mixing with olive oil reduce the dryness caused with Benoquik cream

  20. Maria Campos

    Thank you!

  21. Michel & Steve

    It is a great cream when used under supervision and professional guidance, thank you!

  22. Jamir Dean

    Leaflet lost

  23. Richard G.

    Great, plain and smooth texture, recommend!

  24. Cade M.

    I have no patience to apply it more than a year 🙁

  25. Bettle U.

    Better than Benoquin and in white creamy texture

  26. Wayne Lopez

    Visited my doctor, he recommended monobenzone, it is hard to find

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