Eqinon Forte® Cream 15g/0.53oz

Hydroquinone 5% Skin Bleaching Agent
(24 customer reviews)

USD $34.00


Eqinon hydroquinone 5 percent also known as quinone 5 cream is made by reputable Pharmacore Labs. Eqinon HQ 5 cream contains the strongest purest hydroquinone skin bleaching component.

Eqinon cream is prescribed for the topical application for the treatment of hyperpigmentation caused by melasma, oral contraceptives, black spots, skin discoloration, dark patches and other skin disorders caused by melanin.

Hydroquinone 5 which is the main ingredient of Eqinon cream, is a cream base strongest skin bleaching chemical substance. The cream prevents the formation of excess melanin, which contributes to areas of dark pigmentation. Eqinon cream is available over the counter in some countries. Do not use hydroquinone 5% for longer than three months, combine Eqinon cream treatment with Azelaic acid 20% which is also strong but natural skin bleaching agent.

Always consult your dermatologist prior using any cosmeceutical grade skin lightening solutions.

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What is Eqinon strongest pure 5 hydroquinone cream

Eqinon HQ hydroquinone is a skin-bleaching and skin whitening agent that is used to lighten areas of darkened skin such as freckles, chloasma (also known as melasma), age spots, and dark pigmented acne scars/spots. Eqinon works by decreasing the production and increasing the breakdown of melanosomes (melanin pigment granules) in the skin’s pigment cells (melanocytes). It does this by inhibiting the activity of tyrosinase, the enzyme needed to make melanin. 

Eqinon cream is a strong and effective solution to whiten the skin gradually from age spots, liver and age spots, dark spots (freckles), and melasma which may arise as a result of the use of birth control pills. Consult with your dermatologist prior to purchasing medical strength Eqinon cream. Eqinon cream is well suitable for users who want under strict medical supervision or by direct prescription from a dermatologist to bleach the skin gradually from “dark acne spots”, blemishes, black skin spots, freckles, and melasma condition, or whiten dark pigments on the skin.

Generally, a dark color on the skin will turn whiter after 2 to 6 weeks of treatment (depends on case severity, skin tolerance and reaction). If the desired level of whitening has been reached, use Eqinon 5 percent hydroquinone cream only as needed to maintain results (for maintaining therapy is better to use azelaic acid creams). Avoid contact with the eyes. Do not use for children under the age of 18 years. Keep out of reach of children. Restricted to pregnant and lactating women. Store Eqinon HQ 5% Cream in a cool place and always keep the lid tightly closed after use to avoid oxidation (contact with the oxygen which is in the air).

Main ingredient os Eqinon cream

Hydroquinone 5  which is the main ingredient of Eqinon cream, is a strongest skin bleaching chemical substance. Eqinon cream that contains hydroquinone 5 percent prevents the formation of excess melanin, which contributes to areas of dark pigmentation. Eqinon cream is available over the counter in some countries. Do not use hydroquinone 5 for longer period than three months, combine Eqinon 5 HQ cream treatment with Azelaic acid 20% which is also strong but natural skin bleaching agent.

If the treatment is effective, you can expect to start seeing results after four weeks. Hydroquinone 5% can cause skin irritation, burning, stinging and redness in some individuals. Stop using the cream if you experience severe irritation or swelling. Hydroquinone 5 percent is a medical grade strongest pure skin bleaching ingredient and is used to lighten discolorations in the skin. It works by reducing the amount of melanin in the skin, making darkened areas lighter temporary. Due to sun exposure or other factors skin may become reverse to its original color after a successfull melasma treatment with hydroquinone containig cream.

Most persons who use hydroquinone 5 cream see a change in the discolored skin within three weeks when using the cream once a day. Although the cream may take longer to work in some cases, its effectiveness can usually be determined within 3 months. Alternative methods of treating skin discoloration, such as dermabrasion, require scheduled treatments and a healing period of several days or weeks, which hydroquinone does not require.

Users who use Eqinon 5 hydroquinone cream report side effects. Those who do may report a mild skin irritation, which usually clears up as soon as the user stops applying the Eqinon cream. More severe allergic reactions, such as swollen or crusty skin or difficulty breathing, are rarely reported. In addition, hydroquinone 5% cream rarely reacts with other medications. Patients are advised to tell their dermatologist about all medications, supplements and herbal remedies they are taking before trying Eqinon HQ 5 cream or any new medication. Cream is an alternative to Mediquin, Vitaquin, Lumiquin, Lumacip Plus, Melanox, Refaquin, Interquin.

How to use 5 hydroquinone Eqinon cream

Apply 1 or 2 times a day on the skin as prescribed by your dermatologist, every morning and/or evening as prescribed by your dermatologist. Use medical strength sunblock creams to avoid direct contact with sunlight and get the maximum results. Wear sunscreen and sun blocking clothes for better results and safety measures.

 If you feel the side effect occurs, please stop using Eqinon cream, it means your skin is not compatible/match with this product.

  • In most cases, lightening of skin should be seen after 3 weeks of treatment. Sometimes it may take longer to see any change but if no bleaching effect is seen after 3 months of treatment, you should stop using hydroquinone.
  • To increase the effectiveness of hydroquinone you should stay out of the sun, or wear protective clothing and use a SPF15+ sunscreen when outdoors. Do not use sunlamps or tanning salons.
  • It is important to use hydroquinone regularly as directed until you achieve the desired bleaching, after which use only as needed to maintain results.

Eqinon HQ 5 cream in very small quantity (drop size) apply topically on the skin area where desired for bleaching (melasma spots, freckles pigmentation). Eqinon cream should only be used at night time 2-3 hours before going to bed after the skin is cleaned first with a cream or lotion cleanser.

  • Test for skin sensitivity before using by applying the cream to a small patch of hyperpigmented skin. If no redness or itching occurs within 24 hours, begin treatment.
  • Clean and dry the skin before applying a thin film of cream twice daily to the area(s) in need of bleaching. Rub into the skin well.
  • Apply just enough to cover the affected areas and avoid applying to the normal skin, as this will lighten as well. Hence wash your hands after applying unless these are areas of treatment.
  • Do not apply near the eyes, mouth, and other mucous membranes. Avoid using other medicated topical products (particularly peroxide products) on the same area at the same time.
  • When using non-medicated cosmetics, sunscreens, and moisturising lotions, apply hydroquinone first, then wait several minutes before applying them over the top.

Dark pigmentation treatment

Hyperpigmentation from age spots, skin injuries, such as burns or cuts, or melasma can leave unsightly dark blotches and spots on your skin. Fading these spots may require weeks or months of treatment, and some dark spots never go away completely. Treating areas with dark pigmentation early increases the chance that the marks will fade considerably with treatment. Talk to your dermatologist about any concerns you have about your skin to help determine the treatment method best for your condition.

Corticosteroid creams that contain ingredients, such as hydrocortisone, can help fade areas of dark pigmentation and reduce the chance of skin irritation associated with other topical treatments. Topical steroid creams come in many strengths, and your dermatologist will prescribe the strength best suited for your pigmentation problems. Apply these creams exactly as directed and do not stop using them suddenly to prevent unwanted consequences.

Tretinoin creams contain prescription-strength retinoids that can help fade areas of dark pigmentation. It may take up to six weeks to see results from the use of topical retinoids, and they often cause mild irritation, skin exfoliation, redness and stinging during the first weeks of treatment. Do not use other topical products at the same time, unless directed to do so by your dermatologist. Tretinoin is not safe for pregnant women, note this.

Eqinon 5 hydroquinone cream side effects

Ask a doctor/dermatologist if it is safe for you to use this cream if you have other medical conditions, especially: liver or kidney disease; asthma or sulfite allergy; or if you are using any antibiotic medicine.

Stop using hydroquinone topical and call your dermatologist at once if you have: severe skin redness, burning, or stinging; severe skin dryness, cracking, or bleeding; blisters or oozing; or blue or black discoloration of the skin (especially if you are Hispanic or African-American).

Common side effects may include: mild burning or stinging of treated skin; or mild itching, redness, or other irritation.

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



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24 reviews for Eqinon Forte® Cream 15g/0.53oz

  1. Miguel M.

    Have not used this my self, but have been requests for its use and would like to know the way it resolves the result.

  2. Winifred W.

    I need to know what to use to get ride of spots caused by acne.

  3. Bradford S.

    Lightened spots on my chin, thanx!

  4. Margaret P.

    It is a quick fix and good for jump starting the lightening process which can be maintained using other organic skin lightening products which okdermo has a lots of!

  5. Marco Walker

    Anyone using strong hydroquinone should use extreme precision when applying it to avoid “halo spots.” Hydroquinone targets dark spots but will lighten any skin it comes in contact with, so if you apply some beyond the perimeter of your dark spot, the surrounding skin may also become lighter, creating a halo effect. So use it precisely, targeted and everything will be ok!

  6. Jon G

    Was given pre- and post-laser skin treatment following eye surgery; actually didn’t know what it was for and have no real side effects and have been using >3 months.

  7. Samuel Cain

    NOTHING has ever made such a difference in terms of luminosity, clarity and diminishment of hyperpigmentation like Hydroquinone.

  8. Colin H

    As recommended by my doctor related to everyone you do need to “take a break” after a few months and then resume if required.

  9. Stacey P

    I have a prescribed a cream that contains hydroquinone 5%, bought Eqinon. My skin issues are a few small, slight spots of hyperpigmentation and mild uneven skin tone on my cheeks. I do not have scars, blemishes or melasma patches. I saw results within a week. Because I also used a creams with kojic acid and tretinoin separately. I apply it all over my face and d’colletage. My skin tone is more even, brighter and lighter. If I had to put a number on it, I guess I would say about a 25-35% improvement thus far.

  10. Christina S.

    Unfortunately it is the type of drug you have to keep using in order to sustain results.

  11. Kathy J

    I want to emphasize again that this product works like a miracle.

  12. Patrick A

    This topical cream takes about 3 months to see results but once results are seen, you will be very happy and feel more confident. I have Melasma around cheek area especially during summer months it’s very obvious, I help by wearing sunscreen daily. I love this topical. I used it for 4 months active using and 3 months off.

  13. Carl C

    I am glad my brown spots are fading.

  14. Ethel G.

    Eqinon is the most effective topical I’ve ever used in terms of lightening scars and sun spots, it really can fade them almost completely.

  15. Jonathon H.

    Got mine, works great for melasma developed almost 8 years ago.

  16. Gerard Lewis

    But how can I make the itching/redness go away? I have an allergy to HQ probably :((

  17. Barbara Sedrik

    Delivered to uk within 1 week, recommend, long expiration date, thanx!

  18. Stephen Little

    My doctor prescribed it for 10 weeks and then have to pause it to give my skin a break from the chemical. An Eqinon cream is useful in fading stubborn spots that haven’t responded to other products.

  19. Clint Salazar

    It is not recommended to be used by people with sensitive skin because it is bound to cause irritation.

  20. Evelyn M

    Still under test.

  21. Archie W

    Yes, this product works wonders for discolorations, but it is not safe to use long term.

  22. Phil Hampton

    THIS IS THE PRODUCT OF MY DREAMS! Fades discoloration fast! It is also, luckily, one of the very few products that don’t break my face out.

  23. Josh D.

    Mine received, not tested yet, but manufacturer is quite a reputable brand Menarini.

  24. Chester Burton

    According to what I’ve learned, you’re supposed to be using it on and off every four months. Not continuously. And for the other four months that you’re not using it, use an alternative like kojic acid, and stay away from all sorts of products that contain peroxide and resorcinol during use of HQ, am I right?

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