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dessaml
Sep 7, 2009, 01:12 AM
From the research I have done, the experts are pointing to mequinol. Because they have that super light complexion, but still have bronze undertones, unlike Benoquin which depigs. It burns like hell when not used with tretinoin and can damage your skin, also to prevent the skin from getting darker from the mequinol.


I can't find a place online that sells the Solage so I think I am just going to guy the Mequinol and combined it with my tretinoin I already have.

EDIT: scratch that, I found a site that sells Solage... but I'm not paying 90.00 so I'll just make my own.

MAHARANI
Sep 7, 2009, 07:28 AM
The site you found , were they offering it without a prescription ?

fairr
Sep 7, 2009, 09:01 AM
What's tretinoin? Where can you get this and what does it do?

Meagan91
Sep 7, 2009, 10:28 AM
whats tretinoin? where can you get this and what does it do?

Tretinoin is a vitamin-a-derivative. It peels the skin and allows other skin lightening agents to penetrate better.

RedDiamond
Sep 7, 2009, 11:33 AM
Ohh thanks for the information but can I know the place where you can buy the powder mequinol and where I can find the solage?

dessaml
Sep 7, 2009, 12:09 PM
The site you found , were they offering it without a prescription ?

Don't know, check it out. I just looked at the price and said HELL NO

Buy Solage (mequinol/tretinoin) at Online Canada Pharmacy (http://www.abconlinepharmacy.com/ns/customer/product4243-c-p1)

fairr
Sep 7, 2009, 12:12 PM
Haha that's just what I was thinking!

RedDiamond
Sep 7, 2009, 12:34 PM
LOL... thanks ladies... you are the best. Do you guys thing this stuff will really lighten the skin? Like how sure are you guys?

dessaml
Sep 7, 2009, 12:52 PM
LOL... thanks ladies... you are the best. Do you guys thing this stuff will really lighten the skin? like how sure are you guys?

I've been trying for ages to figure out what Lil Kim is using, they said it wasn't Benoquin because she's not depigged obviously and its too even to be high volumes of HQ, and they both still have bronze undertones so they suspect mequinol which is a depig agent but nothing like mono. But no one really knows as they have not come out and said. But it is worth a try.

BrownDeceit
Sep 8, 2009, 09:57 AM
I think their bronze undertones are due to make up to be quite honest...

Golden_Girl
Sep 8, 2009, 08:05 PM
I have purchased from that company before and they have a good customer service and are prompt with their deliveries. Never bought Mequinol from them though.

Which company are you referring to?


Dessaml, I thought Mequinol will burn the skin even if you use tretinoin or not? How much has the mequinol lightened your skin so far?

MAHARANI
Sep 9, 2009, 01:23 PM
The company is goldpharma.

MAHARANI
Sep 9, 2009, 01:26 PM
I think thst Dessaml said he/she has only just purchased the mequinol so may not be able to give feedback on results yet.

Golden_Girl
Sep 9, 2009, 03:36 PM
Thanks Maharani. I have seen this site before, is it a reliable site and do you need a prescription? Well, I guess we will know Dessaml's progress with the mequinol in a few weeks or so. Do you think the burning will eventually subside or will it continue through it's use?

dessaml
Sep 10, 2009, 12:56 AM
Which company are you referring to?


Dessaml, I thought Mequinol will burn the skin even if you use tretinoin or not? How much has the mequinol lightened your skin so far?

Meq its like HQ, there are different percents, for what I am trying to accomplish I will be buying 2%... 10% is waaaaaaaay too strong

lighterrr
Sep 10, 2009, 02:49 AM
I bought the 10% from them lets see how it goes this is my last hope to get rid of the spots from mono, by the way what is the active ingredient in this menoquil anybody knows

fairr
Sep 10, 2009, 08:03 AM
It's the same sort of thing as mono just it's like a slightly different makeup

MAHARANI
Sep 10, 2009, 01:53 PM
Thanks Maharani. I have seen this site before, is it a reliable site and do you need a prescription? Well, I guess we will know Dessaml's progress with the mequinol in a few weeks or so. Do you think the burning will eventually subside or will it continue throught it's use?


They are reliable. You will need a prescription for the mequinol but you can obtain it from them by answering a few questions and they will charge you for it once your prescription has been agreed.

lighterrr
Sep 10, 2009, 05:59 PM
I don't have a script I just ordered it, will they send it to me

Golden_Girl
Sep 10, 2009, 07:00 PM
Mequinol is the depigmentation agent, 4-Methoxyphenol is the IUPAC name. It's the monomethyl ether of hydroquinone and an isomer of guaiacol. Maybe adding a good oil like olive oil, sweet almond, or coconut oil will help lessen the irritation?

Mequinol - wikidoc (http://www.wikidoc.org/index.php/Mequinol)

dessaml
Sep 11, 2009, 02:38 AM
Mequinol is the depigmentation agent, 4-Methoxyphenol is the IUPAC name. It's the monomethyl ether of hydroquinone and an isomer of guaiacol. Maybe adding a good oil like olive oil, sweet almond, or coconut oil will help lessen the irritation?

Mequinol - wikidoc (http://www.wikidoc.org/index.php/Mequinol)

Interesting idea, it could work... Maybe that with the bio oil? :confused:Maybe for those who are vetrans to harsh bleaching agents might be able to withstand the 10%... but I would worry it would completely depig. I think I will buy it and mix it and test it on my foot or something.

Golden_Girl
Sep 11, 2009, 07:45 PM
They are reliable. You will need a prescription for the mequinol but you can obtain it from them by answering a few questions and they will charge you for it once your prescription has been agreed.

Maharani: I see. What kind of questions did they ask you? Did they ask who was your doctor?

Lighterrr did you order the mequinol from the same place too?

Good thinking Dessaml, maybe the bio oil would help too as they also help to fade spots, so I've heard. I believe a lower dose like the 2%, a good oil, and tretinoin would be worth a shot. But, does the mequinol cause white spots like the mono or no?

dessaml
Sep 12, 2009, 12:33 AM
Maharani: I see. What kind of questions did they ask you? Did they ask who was your doctor?

Lighterrr did you order the mequinol from the same place too?

Good thinking Dessaml, maybe the bio oil would help too as they also help to fade spots, so I've heard. I believe a lower dose like the 2%, a good oil, and tretinoin would be worth a shot. But, does the mequinol cause white spots like the mono or no?

Probably does, that's why mequinol usually has tretenoin so the skin is not damaged. I wouldn't put pure mequinol on my face.

MAHARANI
Sep 12, 2009, 03:22 PM
Maharani: I see. What kind of questions did they ask you? Did they ask who was your doctor?



No questions about your Doctor, just what the purpose of the cream is, whether you have used anything else for the condition, your weight and height etc... Nothing really hard. They will then let you know whether they are happy to provide the prescription and therfore place your order for you.

Golden_Girl
Sep 12, 2009, 03:58 PM
Ok thanks. What kind of conditions do they find acceptable?

MAHARANI
Sep 12, 2009, 04:06 PM
Tell them you want it for your sun spots.

Golden_Girl
Sep 12, 2009, 04:41 PM
Lol... ok

RedDiamond
Sep 15, 2009, 04:44 PM
I need some help. I don't know if I want to try the mequinol or sepiwhite. I was planning on mixing it myself using the powder but I haven't don't this before. If I make it too strong it'll burn my skin. If its too weak then it won't do anything. What do you think?

Golden_Girl
Sep 15, 2009, 04:50 PM
RedDiamond the mequinol is known to make the skin sting, I'm unsure if the stinging will ever seize months later. The Sepiwhite is supposed to lighten, but I believe it was tested on asian or Caucasian skin at 2-3%, so if your skin is brown this concentration may not be strong enough at 3%.

RedDiamond
Sep 15, 2009, 07:52 PM
Thanks for the reply.Yes, I do have brown in my skin. My skin tone is like Ashanti. So do you think I would have to use a high concentration of sepiwhite? I would have to go to like 6% or something. Its weird because I though high concentrations of sepiwhite burned the skin? I was just thinking that sepiwhite would lighten like fairnflawless since the use sepiwhite too. I just don't know where to turn. LOL.

RedDiamond
Sep 15, 2009, 07:53 PM
BTW what do you use?

Golden_Girl
Sep 16, 2009, 10:56 AM
Yeah, I believe the sepiwhite will burn the skin if the concentrations are too high. You could try at the percentage that they suggest (2%) along with other actives to lighten, if that doesn't work then increase from there. Here's the manufacturer's research document, at the bottom are some recipes that I was trying to become familiar with http://vanwagoner.net/product_literature/Sepiwhite_MSH.pdf

I have been using the Mediderm Rx from Amazon but nothing happened so far. I'm thinking it must work better on asian and Caucasian skin, as mine is brown. I'm giving it to the end of this month and just use the rest up and then just switch to something else like Christalline and Fair & White exclusive whitenizer gel for the face and maybe even Hq 4% and tretinoin for the body. I'm just really dissapointed right now, I have even been tempted to start with the Makari first to give me a head start on the lightening. As it lightened me the best, but their prices are crazy.

Golden_Girl
Sep 16, 2009, 12:58 PM
Which company are you referring to?


Dessaml, I thought Mequinol will burn the skin even if you use tretinoin or not? How much has the mequinol lightened your skin so far?

"imgorgeous disagrees: Hey Golden Girl.. Please remember MEquinol cannot and Will not show a difference in days..... IT will take him a minimum of six months to start seeing a difference.. Besides till then he may get darker!"

Imgorgeous what was the purpose of putting that red mark on me and dissagree?! Dissagree with what? I NEVER said it will take days to see a difference up on here, I was simply asking Dessaml to give us an update in a few weeks or so as I am still learning about mequinol and it's reactions to the skin. Why would I claim something will lighten in a matter of days when I know that it takes approximately 28 days for the skin cells to regenerate. Besides, it is prescribed with tretinoin to help exfoliate the skin. Giving that reddie was for no reason, as it had nothing to do with my answer!

RedDiamond
Sep 16, 2009, 05:44 PM
Thanks a lot for the replys golden girl. I have some thinking to do? Do u think I should just heat the sepiwhite in a pot or with water ?

Golden_Girl
Sep 16, 2009, 07:09 PM
You are to melt it in a beaker (maybe something else can be used, you may can even use a double boiler). Then in a pan boil the water while the beaker is in the center, let it boil until it reaches the required degrees, while you are heating you are also stirring the sepiwhite until it melts. Turn the heat off and once completely melted then pour the active with your base (lotion/creme), your base should be in a bowl (I think metal?). And stir completely, then pour in the bottle or jar that you intend to use. My instructions are a bit scrappy as I am going off from partial memorization and have never formulated anything. But here are the recipes on how to compound and you can ask them for further instructions http://www.makingcosmetics.com/sample-recipes/recipe-undecylenoyl-phenylalanine.pdf (Making Cosmetics)

RedDiamond
Sep 16, 2009, 09:44 PM
OK... thanks a lot. I couldn't think of a decent way to melt the sepiwhite. I am taking chemistry lab lol and couldn't figure that out. And I don't want any of the beaker we use in lab, they are gross. We might have a double boiler here somewhere. Once I make sure we have all the right equipment.. I think I am going to plunge into making my own sepiwhite. I have to order some maybe firday evening if not then next week.

Golden_Girl
Sep 16, 2009, 09:57 PM
Oh I forgot, don't forget the pH strips to keep your formulation balanced, I believe it should remain between a pH of 5-6.5, so keep me updated on your progress and share the tips with me since you'll be the chemist!

imgorgeous
Sep 17, 2009, 04:08 AM
Oh... you mean if I rate your answer as inaccurate... that means I'm giving you a remark ?


Does that actually affect your forum usage ? I really didn't know that ! I always tend to rate answers only considering that I wish to answer them there and there! Not with any intention... sorry !

Golden_Girl
Sep 17, 2009, 05:31 PM
oh ..... you mean if i rate your answer as inaccurate .... that means im giving you a remark ?


does that actually affect your forum usage ? I really didnt know that ! I always tend to rate answers only considering that i wish to answer them there and there! not with any intention... sorry !

And people are viewed on how many red marks and green marks they have, it's your reputation. I can understand if it is true, but I did't say anything about skin lightening in days as I know that is false.

imgorgeous
Sep 17, 2009, 08:34 PM
How do I see my reputation ? I have never really noticed that part.. I just though its something that you say OH your accurate Oh that's inaccurate!

Next time onwards I'm taking care.. Sorry again !

Golden_Girl
Sep 18, 2009, 07:54 PM
how do i see my reputation ? I have never really noticed that part .. i just though its something that you say OH your accurate Oh thats inaccurate!

Next time onwards im taking care.. Sorry again !

No prob, it's cool. Hey when are you going to send me the before and after picts? You can only show me a portion, you do not have to show the whole face. Did you get the chance to see my before and after picts?

MAHARANI
Sep 19, 2009, 02:50 PM
Golden_Girl,

Is that Sade on your avatar?

ginm
Sep 19, 2009, 04:27 PM
I am going to buy Mequinol once someone reports back if it works or not. Don't forget to report back please! Lol

Golden_Girl
Sep 19, 2009, 07:06 PM
Golden_Girl,

Is that Sade on your avatar?

Sade? No, no that is me... :p

Yep that's Sade, she has always been my favorite singer and I love this photo. So, my goal is to reach her complexion and effectively maintain, or at least quite close. I also, love her eyebrows.. speaking of eyebrows we were talking on another thread with the fake eyebrows and the eyebrow and eyelash growth growth. So,

so sexy
Sep 19, 2009, 07:09 PM
I guess you just answered the question I asked :)

Golden_Girl
Sep 19, 2009, 07:17 PM
I guess you just answered the question I asked :)

Lol... but I would love to take some photos after achieving my goals by the next spring, and this is one how I would like to pose with my hair coming down.. and then who knows I may post my real photo but no one will know it is me, just my avatar.

so sexy
Sep 20, 2009, 05:50 AM
lol...but I would love to take some photos after acheiving my goals by the next spring, and this is one how I would like to pose with my hair coming down..and then who knows I may post my real photo but noone will know it is me, just my avatar.

I agree,

MAHARANI
Sep 20, 2009, 08:46 AM
Golden_Girl,

Sade is lovely. I saw her years ago, when she lived near the school I went to. She's really lovely . Unfortunately, never had the nerve to go up to her, but then again sometimes celebrities don't want to be approached and would rather be left alone.

MAHARANI
Sep 20, 2009, 08:48 AM
Do you know if she is still doing music ? I used to love her songs.

so sexy
Sep 20, 2009, 01:07 PM
So do I.

Golden_Girl
Sep 20, 2009, 02:48 PM
Wow Maharani you are so lucky! I never met anyone famous before, other than local celebs, so I wouldn't know how I would react if I ever met her. Many of her songs has helped me through really hard times. Yes she has been recording for her next album and from what I heard it is supposed to be out before this year ends. I posted on her site a couple of times and others are awaiting as well.

dessaml
Sep 20, 2009, 05:11 PM
Hey Golden_Girl, I bought the mequinol and have been using it extremely sparingly as it is 10%! It kind of scares me. I use it with my tret and my skin hasn't fallen off or had in white markings or anything freakish... but right now it is way too soon to tell.

Golden_Girl
Sep 20, 2009, 07:08 PM
Great Dessaml. How long have you been using it for now? How much does it sting? I wish you much luck so continue to keep us updated. Thanks.

so sexy
Sep 20, 2009, 07:48 PM
Hey Golden_Girl, I bought the mequinol and have been using it extremely sparingly as it is 10%! it kinda scares me. I use it with my tret and my skin hasnt fallen off or had in white markings or anythin freakish...but right now it is way too soon to tell.

Was it premixed?

MAHARANI
Sep 21, 2009, 10:32 AM
If it was purchased from goldpharma, then it is without the tretonin. The mequinol comes in a tube and has a vaseline type consistency.

MAHARANI
Sep 21, 2009, 10:43 AM
Wow Maharani you are so lucky!! I never met anyone famous before, other than local celebs, so I wouldnt know how I would react if I ever met her. Many of her songs has helped me through really hard times. Yes she has been recording for her next album and from what I heard it is supposed to be out before this year ends. I posted on her site a couple of times and others are awaiting as well.



I know what you mean about her music.. a very talented lady. I would love to hear what she's doing now, as I think she is really unique.

Golden_Girl
Sep 21, 2009, 02:45 PM
Here's her site if you want to stay updated News | The Official Sade Site (http://www.sadeusa.com/), well this is the U.S. site

MAHARANI
Sep 21, 2009, 03:06 PM
Thanks for the info, just had a quick look. Will check it out properly later.

dessaml
Sep 22, 2009, 03:26 AM
your research done on what lil kim used???? lol

..... we will never know until she tell us which she will not anytime soon...guess away..

smelll like a ??????

If you'll re-read what I said I specifically says they POINTING to mequinol... of course no one knows unless they were to come out and say so...

Golden_Girl
Sep 22, 2009, 01:12 PM
if you'll re-read what I said I specifically says they POINTING to mequinol....of course no one knows unless they were to come out and say so...

I agree Dessaml. Mequinol has much of the potential as it is known to be a strong lightener, stronger than Hq and yet still have the bronze undertones.

lighterrr
Sep 22, 2009, 03:09 PM
Has anyone on here used menoquil, I placed an irder for it and still waiting to receive it

Golden_Girl
Sep 22, 2009, 03:21 PM
yes but u dont know that cause u have never use it!!:D:rolleyes:

Hmmm... can't live with them... can't live without them ;) stick to the subject if you can, as the subject is not about me.

Golden_Girl
Sep 22, 2009, 03:23 PM
has anyone on here used menoquil, i placed an irder for it and still waiting to receive it

Lighterrr, Dessaml is using mequinol. I'm still considering it along with other products possibly. What percentage did you get and what will be your regimen? Will you be using tretinoin along with it as well?

dessaml
Sep 22, 2009, 07:46 PM
has anyone on here used menoquil, i placed an irder for it and still waiting to receive it

I am currently using it, but I'm using it EXTREMELY carefully as it is 10% and it scares me. Not only that it BURNS! And I'd like to consider myself a skin vetran having toughed out some pretty high percentage chemical peels but damn... it's no fun putting it on... BUT... I looked at myself in the mirror today... and it appears to be working for my hyperpigmentation.

fairr
Sep 22, 2009, 11:37 PM
Hey dessaml what's your mixture and how did you make it?
I'm purchasing mine when I get my money the end of the month :D

dessaml
Sep 23, 2009, 02:08 AM
hey dessaml whats your mixture and how did you make it?
im purchasing mine when i get my money the end of the month :D

I mix it with my tretenoin, I won't lie I looked like freddie kruger the first week, but peeling has decresed a lot, so in my mind it's worth it to torture myself if it means in the end I'll have nice skin. It's comforting to begin seeing pretty skin peeking through, but I'm not a mequniol expert! I am experimenting myself.


If my face falls off I'll be sure to post pics so everyone can have a good laugh:)

MAHARANI
Sep 23, 2009, 03:10 PM
Let's hope everything stays where it should eh?! :D

Golden_Girl
Sep 23, 2009, 05:41 PM
Lol... I hope your face won't fall off. But that's great that your seeing some results... as they say sometimes you have to go through pain for beauty... lol. I wonder how it would lighten my hands?

so sexy
Sep 23, 2009, 07:57 PM
lol...I hope your face won't fall off. But that's great that your seeing some results...as they say sometimes you have to go through pain for beauty...lol. I wonder how it would lighten my hands?

Sounds promising, good luck

KRIS P KRIS
Sep 24, 2009, 07:15 PM
Yeah, I believe the sepiwhite will burn the skin if the concentrations are too high. You could try at the percentage that they suggest (2%) along with other actives to lighten, if that doesnt work then increase from there. Heres the manufacturer's research document, at the bottom are some recipes that I was trying to become familiar with http://vanwagoner.net/product_literature/Sepiwhite_MSH.pdf

I have been using the Mediderm Rx from Amazon but nothing happened so far. I'm thinking it must work better on asian and caucasion skin, as mine is brown. I'm giving it to the end of this month and just use the rest up and then just switch to something else like Christalline and Fair & White exclusive whitenizer gel for the face and maybe even Hq 4% and tretinoin for the body. I'm just really dissapointed right now, I have even been tempted to start off with the Makari first to give me a head start on the lightening. As it lightened me the best, but their prices are crazy.

What do you mean by burn. Is it something I could withstand?

Golden_Girl
Sep 24, 2009, 10:46 PM
Welcome KRIS P KRIS, I have not yet tried mequinol, but from what I have read it can lighten the skin very well but it is strong and makes the skin feel like it is burning. Try doing a Google search, and you can also try reading these for starters:
http://www.drugs.com/cdi/mequinol-tretinoin.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mequinol

KRIS P KRIS
Sep 25, 2009, 09:01 AM
Is menquinol permanent. From some I heard so while others disagree.

What about a combo of

Monobenzone and solage (MENQUINOL AND tretinoin)

What should someone start using to lighten up a bit and then lighten up a lot until I am light skinned and then use for a more permanent effect.

MAHARANI
Sep 25, 2009, 09:42 AM
KRIS P KRIS,

You need to think very carefully before you decide to use mono. If you read some of the threads on it, it will give you a better idea of the sort of results people have had. It is definitely not something to be entered into lightly.

fairr
Sep 25, 2009, 09:48 AM
Why don't you try to lighten your skin first before you go depigging it
Most people who go for mono are those who have failed with lightening products

MAHARANI
Sep 25, 2009, 10:25 AM
KRIS P KRIS,

By the way, once you decide on your lightening route, you need to make sun protection your friend otherwise there's no point. You have already mentioned your Disneyworld incident, so a good sunblock is a must.

Golden_Girl
Sep 25, 2009, 11:57 AM
I agree, depigging and lightening are two different things. Using mono will depig your skin and you should read other's experiences here on the forum as much as you can. Start with a lightener that is mild and temporary and then try maintaining your results and always use a good sunblock, I prefer spf 70 or higher. Read up on some of the lighteners that others are using here successfully. And also start learning more about good and bad lightening ingredients in products.

KRIS P KRIS
Sep 25, 2009, 12:15 PM
I agree, depigging and lightening are two different things. Using mono will depig your skin and you should read other's experiences here on the forum as much as you can. Start with a lightener that is mild and temporary and then try maintaining your results and always use a good sunblock, I prefer spf 70 or higher. Read up on some of the lighteners that others are using here successfully. And also start learning more about good and bad lightening ingredients in products.

Thanks. Anything other than sunscreen is needed to retain that tone?
Is spf 70 extremely thick for like the beach or is it more something for like everyday use.
Also is it really possible to go from this
http://img2.imageshack.us/img2/4307/058sej.jpg

To this

http://i.realone.com/assets/rn/img/4/5/8/3/9183854-9183857-slarge.jpg

Using either the solage or 55h+ cristaline?

Golden_Girl
Sep 25, 2009, 01:17 PM
I really love the Neutrogena spf 70 or 85, they also have spf 90 and 100. No, it is not thick, it easily absorbs in the skin really well and there's no white chalky look. You have to apply it 15-20 minutes before you go out, and reapply during the day if your going to be out for longer. With using a sunblock you still may get some tanning, but the tanning will be minimal and you still have to maintain with a skin lightener a few times a week.

KRIS P KRIS
Sep 25, 2009, 03:34 PM
I really love the Neutrogena spf 70 or 85, they also have spf 90 and 100. No, it is not thick, it easily absorbs in the skin really well and theres no white chalky look. You have to apply it 15-20 minutes before you go out, and reapply during the day if your going to be out for longer. With using a sunblock you still may get some tanning, but the tanning will be minimal and you still have to maintain with a skin lightener a few times a week.

WORKS FOR ME! Thank you so much.

dessaml
Sep 26, 2009, 03:18 AM
why dont you try to lighten your skin first before you go depigging it
most people who go for mono are those who have failed with lightening products

If you mean me... I am not depigging myself

dessaml
Sep 26, 2009, 03:20 AM
is menquinol permanent. from some i heard so while others disagree.

What about a combo of

Monobenzone and solage (MENQUINOL AND tretinoin)

What should someone start off using to lighten up a bit and then lighten up alot until I am light skinned and then use for a more permanent effect.

Do combined both would be really, really stupid. You'll damage your skin severely, probably beyond repair. You would be combing a lightening agent with a depigment agent. The tretenoin in Solage keeps the mequinol from depigging the face... use just the mequinol and it is the same as monobenzone. Use one or the other...


There's so much confusion around this place because people use the word "lightening" and "depig" interchangably...

fairr
Sep 26, 2009, 09:29 AM
No I didn't mean you

holyangel17
Sep 29, 2009, 02:25 PM
From the research I have done, the experts are pointing to mequinol. Because they have that super light complexion, but still have bronze undertones, unlike Benoquin which depigs. It burns like hell when not used with tretinoin and can damage your skin, also to prevent the skin from getting darker from the mequinol.


I can't find a place online that sells the Solage so I think I am just going to guy the Mequinol and combined it with my tretinoin I already have.

EDIT: scratch that, I found a site that sells Solage...but I'm not paying 90.00 so I'll just make my own.


Hey, I am willing to pay $90! What is the name of the website? It would have been cheaper with prescription from a pharmacy here. But, dermatologists will not write it for skin lightening purposes!!! only for skin disorders.......:mad: If I was in India now, I know they would write me a prescription. Anyhow, will u please post the website???? Thank u very much!!!!

MAHARANI
Sep 29, 2009, 03:37 PM
Go to goldpharma, but they sell it as mequinol alone, without the tretonin.

dessaml
Sep 29, 2009, 10:39 PM
Hey, I am willing to pay $90! What is the name of the website? It would have been cheaper with prescription from a pharmacy here. But, dermatologists will not write it for skin lightening purposes!!! only for skin disorders.......:mad: If I was in India now, I know they would write me a prescription. Anyhow, will u please post the website???? Thank u very much!!!!

I agree with the person above, but on Golden Pharma the mequinol is 10% not 2% so be careful but here is the Solage if you insist.

Buy Solage (mequinol/tretinoin) at Online Canada Pharmacy (http://www.abconlinepharmacy.com/ns/customer/product4243-c-p1)

Golden_Girl
Sep 30, 2009, 04:15 PM
I agree with the person above, but on Golden Pharma the mequinol is 10% not 2% so be careful but here is the Solage if you insist.

Buy Solage (mequinol/tretinoin) at Online Canada Pharmacy (http://www.abconlinepharmacy.com/ns/customer/product4243-c-p1)

The site said they need a valid prescription, do we really need a prescription or just tell them what we need it for?

MAHARANI
Oct 2, 2009, 12:48 PM
I was thinking the same. I have tried to purchase items like this from these type of companies before in the past and have always been requested to fax a copy of the prescription before they would go ahead with the order.

Golden_Girl
Oct 2, 2009, 05:22 PM
Do you think the company will call the doctor about the prescription to see if it's valid or would automatically process your order?

dessaml
Oct 2, 2009, 07:09 PM
Do you think the company will call the doctor about the prescription to see if it's valid or would automatically process your order?

I lookd into that, I was going through the steps like I was going to order it and it was letting me check out and it never asked for a prescription order... so I don't know... I doubt it. And if they do you could always make something up, I do that all the time when I order contacts... they don't care.

Golden_Girl
Oct 2, 2009, 07:26 PM
Lol... yeah it's good then that they did not ask you for a prescription. But, since the s&h is so high, then it's probably best to buy in bulk? Do you use colored contacts? I thought of getting some again sooner or later, but I never tried getting them online.

dessaml
Oct 2, 2009, 09:16 PM
lol...yeah it's good then that they did not ask you for a prescription. But, since the s&h is so high, then it's probably best to buy in bulk? Do you use colored contacts? I thought of getting some again sooner or later, but I never tried getting them online.

Yes, but you can get colored contacts at most beauty supply shops. I don't know how much the s&H is for the Solage... but it doesn't matter because I'm not spending 90.00 on anything!! Being lighter is just not THAT serious to me... I won't even use Makari... its ridiculously expensive.

Golden_Girl
Oct 3, 2009, 11:15 AM
I know that's right, $90 is a lot. That's close to the price of what I would spend on a Makari order.

home9225
Oct 7, 2009, 08:22 PM
I want to try this product but does it really work. I am an African American woman and I want to know will it lighten acne scars and other scars on knees and elbows.

Golden_Girl
Oct 7, 2009, 08:57 PM
I want to try this product but does it really work. I am an African American woman and I want to know will it lighten acne scars and other scars on knees and elbows.

Which product are you referring too, the makari or the mequinol/tretinoin? If it's the makari, it was able to lighten the spots on my face quite a bit and even and lighten my skin tone. But, it did later on give me a few acne bumps which left another mark.

Golden_Boy
Oct 8, 2009, 12:29 PM
From the research I have done, the experts are pointing to mequinol. Because they have that super light complexion, but still have bronze undertones, unlike Benoquin which depigs. It burns like hell when not used with tretinoin and can damage your skin, also to prevent the skin from getting darker from the mequinol....
I found a site that sells Solage...but I'm not paying 90.00 so I'll just make my own.


What strength and what tretinoin strength?

fairr
Oct 24, 2009, 03:59 PM
dessaml how did this actually go for you the whole mequinol and retin a?

dessaml
Oct 24, 2009, 08:28 PM
dessaml how did this actually go for you the whole mequinol and retin a?

Mequinol works, but its suppose to be used at 2% with tret for lightening... mine is 10%... so I have used it VERY sparingly, if used incorrectly it can depig, its much more stable than mono but its still scary... I have decided to just use a higher % compounded HQ... I just don't want to wake uo with a huge white patch on my face.

dessaml
Oct 24, 2009, 08:29 PM
What strength and what tretinoin strength?

0.01%... but I use 0.1%

fairr
Oct 24, 2009, 11:20 PM
Oh but did you lighten and if so how how much in how long? Sorry for all the questions!

dessaml
Oct 25, 2009, 05:01 AM
oh but did you lighten and if so how how much in how long? sorry for all the questions!

I lightened a shade from the mequinol itself with tret, I don't know how long it took, I don't pay too much attention to my shade color, I look at my hyperpigmentation, that's why I got it. If you would like to see before and after photos of me, you can PM me. But I was lightening prior to using mequinol so don't get too excited by my results because meq didn't do all of that haha

Boricua1
Oct 26, 2009, 01:40 PM
where can I buy sepiwhite powder from?. anywhere other than makingcosmetics.com? They are a bit too expensive... I need like 1lbs or so of it... got to have a backup plan.. if the 55H= falls through.. besides.. still working on my super cream to crack open the beauty industry and turn it on it's head for you all and myself once and for all.. lol

fairr
Oct 26, 2009, 02:42 PM
That's the only place that has been mentioned on here!
And woo can't wait for this cream!

Golden_Girl
Oct 27, 2009, 07:50 PM
Makingcosmetics is the only place I know of as well. Would be great to finally have a wonder product for us... and cheap :)

jojo9090
Nov 6, 2009, 01:31 PM
dessaml, how's your lightening going? What percentage tret and mequinol are you using? Do you mix the two creams together and then apply? I'm thinking of trying it. Thanks :)

dessaml
Nov 7, 2009, 02:23 AM
dessaml, hows ur lightening going? what percentage tret and mequinol are you using? do u mix the two creams together and then apply? i'm thinking of trying it. thanx :)

The tret is 0.1% the meq is 10%, my lightening it going just fine but I don't use the meq so much because it scares me. I'm just experiementing and hoping it doesn't wreck my skin, so far so good! And yes, I mix the two.

haiji
Nov 7, 2009, 08:29 AM
I'am on tretinoin 0.1%and my skin is peeling like crazy...

absolutkaos
Nov 7, 2009, 02:18 PM
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tai18
Nov 7, 2009, 02:34 PM
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Lmao!

Golden_Girl
Nov 7, 2009, 07:34 PM
... and Sammy Sosa used to be so fine too. I guess he is trying to look like his girlfriend or maybe he doesn't want to be recognized?

RedDiamond
Nov 13, 2009, 09:09 AM
Anyone with results from Mequinol yet?

jojo9090
Nov 14, 2009, 08:38 AM
Hey reddiamond, I was wondering the same thing lol. I'm really tempted to try it. What results has everyone else got?

RedDiamond
Nov 14, 2009, 12:48 PM
Girl, I don't know. I want to try it also. I mean, it sounds like it would do the job. I'm torn between trying tonique or meq.

jojo9090
Nov 14, 2009, 02:17 PM
Hey reddiamond, what's tonique. I no what you mean about mequinol, sound like mono but less harsh. What % were yo thinking of using?

RedDiamond
Nov 14, 2009, 05:46 PM
Is like this natural skin care lighteners. It kind of reminds me of the fairandflawless stuff. Both seem like they work but are so expensive. That's why it's taking me a while to make a decision.

Golden_Girl
Nov 14, 2009, 09:42 PM
With mequinol, it is known to lighten. But from what I have read so far, it's known to make the skin sting and burn, potential white spots possibly may appear on people of color. If you do decide to try it, best to try a low percentage and do a test patch for a period to see how your skin reacts to it.

missteetee
Nov 14, 2009, 11:29 PM
I am using mequinol and the percentage that I am using is about 8-10% on my face and it works well. My face use to be way darker than my body and now it is lightening up very well. I have not had any white patches at all. I use the mono on my body and mequinol on my face because the mono is too strong for my face. I would only recommend mequinol to be used in a low % because it does sting a bit. I want a even complexion and I'm just trying to lighten a few shades. I mix my own powder but I want to buy the actual cream instead from gold pharma. Has anyone in the US bought from them? I have tried registering from their site but it won't allow me to register for some reason.

dessaml
Nov 15, 2009, 04:45 AM
With mequinol, it is known to lighten. But from what I have read so far, it's known to make the skin sting and burn, potential white spots possibly may appear on people of color. If you do decide to try it, best to try a low percentage and do a test patch for a period of time to see how your skin reacts to it.

Boy does it burn, and when used with the tret it burns double... but it does work. No white spots but I use it so sparingly... im paranoid of this stuff!

dessaml
Nov 15, 2009, 04:46 AM
I am using mequinol and the percentage that I am using is about 8-10% on my face and it works well. My face use to be way darker than my body and now it is lightening up very well. I have not had any white patches at all. I use the mono on my body and mequinol on my face because the mono is too strong for my face. I would only recommend mequinol to be used in a low % because it does sting a bit. I want a even complexion and I'm just trying to lighten a few shades. I mix my own powder but I want to buy the actual cream instead from gold pharma. Has anyone in the US bought from them? I have tried registering from their site but it wont allow me to register for some reason.

Yes that's where I got mine. I hate them... the cream is cheap but they screw you on the S&H

RedDiamond
Nov 15, 2009, 01:59 PM
Thanks for responding. Like how bad is the shipping? Have either one of you guys used it on the body and it worked?

RedDiamond
Nov 15, 2009, 02:01 PM
Oh yeah, I wanted to ask what's your current skin color like and what's your goal?

Golden_Girl
Nov 15, 2009, 04:00 PM
boy does it burn, and when used with the tret it burns double....but it does work. No white spots but i use it so sparingly...im paranoid of this stuff!!

That's what made me kind of nervous, the "what if" factor. I think if I ever choose to try it, I would use it on the body and use it sparingly as well.

I also would like to know more about the shipping. Does Gold Pharma allow you too order in bulk with a set price for shipping and handling?

jasmynn
Nov 15, 2009, 05:05 PM
Why don't you guys try using it somewhere n your body like your foot or something? This way you won't mess up your face, and you;ll know a litle more on how your body/skin will react to it before you put it on your face. I'be been researching mequinol on different boards, unfortunately, people who said they purchased never come back and post their results, so has anyone else found someone who's actually used it for a while and it worked?

Golden_Girl
Nov 15, 2009, 05:11 PM
People here have or in the process of using it now with much success if you read through some of their threads. I'm happy with the hq for now.

dessaml
Nov 15, 2009, 11:17 PM
that's what made me kind of nervous, the "what if" factor. I think if I ever choose to try it, I would use it on the body and use it sparingly as well.

I also would like to know more about the shipping. Does Gold Pharma allow you too order in bulk with a set price for shipping and handling?

I don't know about bulk, I just ordered one tube, it never said max items for the shipping I don't believe

Golden_Girl
Nov 16, 2009, 03:10 PM
OK, well it would be a plus if they did have in bulk for a flat rate shipping and handling fee like ADC so the prices will even out.

missteetee
Nov 16, 2009, 03:56 PM
yes thats where I got mine. I hate them....the cream is cheap but they screw you on the S&H

Are you from the USA? I have tried signing up for an account with my blackberry and home computer and I still am unable to register at Gold Pharma. I don't understand why.

MAHARANI
Nov 17, 2009, 11:57 AM
I believe they ship internationally


medications from goldpharma (http://goldpharma.com/article/4/lang/ENGLISH/)

missteetee
Nov 17, 2009, 12:19 PM
I believe they ship internationally


medications from goldpharma (http://goldpharma.com/article/4/lang/ENGLISH/)


I see that they do but every time I try to create an account the register button seems to be frozen. I am unable to submit my info inorder to create an account with them. I have no idea what's going on. Does anyone have a contact email address for them?

MAHARANI
Nov 17, 2009, 02:54 PM
According to this you need to register in order to be able to contact them. Not sure why. I have registered and ordered from them before in the past with no problem. It may just be a technical hitch and it might be that you need to try later.


medications from goldpharma (http://goldpharma.com/article/20033/lang/ENGLISH/)

missteetee
Nov 17, 2009, 07:00 PM
According to this you need to register in order to be able to contact them. Not sure why. I have registered and ordered from them before in the past with no problem. It may just be a technical hitch and it might be that you need to try later.


medications from goldpharma (http://goldpharma.com/article/20033/lang/ENGLISH/)


Yes, I think it must have been a glitch because I just was able to register today. I have been trying to register for 4 weeks now and I finally got in. I am going to place an order for mequinol next week.

RedDiamond
Nov 17, 2009, 07:04 PM
Please let us know how it goes.

missteetee
Nov 17, 2009, 07:06 PM
I will let you know how my order goes.

MAHARANI
Nov 18, 2009, 04:18 PM
missteetee,

Glad you were finally able to register, so hopefuuly there should be no further problems placing your order, when you're ready. Like RedDiamond said, Please give an update on any results when you start your regime. Good Luck!

missteetee
Nov 18, 2009, 05:14 PM
missteetee,

Glad you were finally able to register, so hopefuuly there should be no further problems placing your order, when you're ready. Like RedDiamond said, Please give an update on any results when you start your regime. Good Luck !!


Okay I will let you guys know!

ncimfabulous
Nov 20, 2009, 01:57 PM
Wow this thread was really informative. OK so are you guys ordering the cream or the ointment because their both the same concentration.

I plan on ordering the tretinoin 0.01% but I'm not sure if I should layer or mix it together.

Capricorn 45
Jul 26, 2011, 05:17 PM
I found a site where they sell Mequinol in powder form 100% Mequinol. But the seller refuses to give advise in how to mix it.
I know I have to mix it with Retin A, but I am not sure of the ratio. Help.

Pinkpoupette
Sep 1, 2011, 01:55 PM
Hey guys im really interested in skin whitening, ive been using hq 2% products from my local african market and i decreased the amount i used. I have gotten darker and now im trying to get lighter, like 5 or 6 shades lighter. Please anyone with a good regime, share it with me.