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    It depends on what you consider 'freckles'. If...

    It depends on what you consider 'freckles'. If you're referring to white or lighter spots appearing, that is just a phase within the process. However, if you mean darker specks appearing (actual...
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    Given that 4% is the highest level available...

    Given that 4% is the highest level available without a prescription in the US, I consider it quite dangerous to even think about reaching anywhere above 10-30%. You're looking for something...
  3. You can actually find higher concentrates of...

    You can actually find higher concentrates of Glycolic acid up to about 35-50% online, but for anything even higher, try talking to a medical professional or your dermatologist.
  4. In your case, the best bet would be to go as...

    In your case, the best bet would be to go as natural as possible.

    Several 'natural' yet effective remedies would include exfoliating skin, and using products like Kojic acid and Alpha Arbutin. You...
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    Due to the lighting effect, it's hard to give an...

    Due to the lighting effect, it's hard to give an exact answer. Her skin tone would most likely fall anywhere between medium brown and cocoa.
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    I think we've been over this before over a series...

    I think we've been over this before over a series of at least 10-20 threads in the past. If used properly and with extreme caution and gradual inclination, Monobenzone may provide one with a...
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    Not necessarily. Monobenzone does have the...

    Not necessarily. Monobenzone does have the ability to completely depigment your skin, but truth be told, it also has the ability to be used gradually to promote skin lightening rather than complete...
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    From personal experience and experience from...

    From personal experience and experience from other users in the past, Monobenzone should not provide you with unbearable burning, itching nor wrinkles, especially at concentrations of 5-10%.

    I...
  9. Question: Starting mono.

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    I definitely wouldn't start using just...

    I definitely wouldn't start using just Monobenzone, especially if you have a darker than wheatish skin color. Not only will it mess your even tone, but also be extremely slow, cost many tubes, and...
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    Monobenzone itself begins to remove skin...

    Monobenzone itself begins to remove skin pigmentation unevenly, regardless of where it's placed. Your melanocytes and melanin in general are several layers below the epidermis and concentrated in...
  11. Question: Alpha Arbutin

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    There's a very rare possibility your skin may...

    There's a very rare possibility your skin may present a stronger stability in melanogenesis (as you've stated), but I'd go as far as to presuming that your skin just doesn't absorb the Alpha Arbutin...
  12. Question: Alpha Arbutin

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    In the past, I've refrained from posting links to...

    In the past, I've refrained from posting links to providers of certain products. However, seeing as this topic already contains a vast amount of providers, I'll let you guys know that in the past,...
  13. Question: Alpha Arbutin

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    In terms of using higher dilutes of Alpha...

    In terms of using higher dilutes of Alpha Arbutin, I wouldn't go too high, or past 5-7%. Your body can absorb and allow the Arbutin to effectively "intercept" the melanogenesis process to a limit,...
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    I've noticed confetti like patches in my skin...

    I've noticed confetti like patches in my skin previously, but yes, Alpha Arbutin really does go the extra mile towards evening out your skin tone. Scientifically speak, Alpha Arbutin along with other...
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    To be honest, I'm in no position to guarantee...

    To be honest, I'm in no position to guarantee whether a person has used a product or not.

    However, I've based my conclusion off the fact that he is a seller, known to be deceiving and...
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    Absolutely. It makes perfect sense that by...

    Absolutely. It makes perfect sense that by tanning, you originate yourself as a darker skinned individual, yet upon losing this tan, you manage to market yourself as a permanently lightened...
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    Hi, It's obvious that in the first picture,...

    Hi,

    It's obvious that in the first picture, you can see visible tan lines underneath "samirch's" shirt. Note that these are visible underneath his neck as well, and would be plausible to assume...
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    Pills, especially those based upon the...

    Pills, especially those based upon the antioxidant 'glutathione' generally have no real, nor proven effect on the skin's melanin concentration.
  19. Simply put, 6 grams of Alpha Arbutin (pure...

    Simply put, 6 grams of Alpha Arbutin (pure powder) and 4 oz of lotion or moisturizer would create a 5% dilute of Alpha Arbutin cream. This would last even the heaviest of facial cream users...
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    It's possible to depigment your skin very light...

    It's possible to depigment your skin very light (not completely) and attempt to even it out over time or with other products.

    If you're going towards depigmenting completely, here are a few...
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    Despite Mequinol having the term 'Hydroquinone'...

    Despite Mequinol having the term 'Hydroquinone' within it's scientific name (monomethyl ether of hydroquinone), it's not Hydroquinone. The chemical bonding between each of it's atoms provide that it...
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    Indeed, I'd say that's the only downside to...

    Indeed, I'd say that's the only downside to diluting products. It's best to know what or if any reactions will take place between the products and how it'll effect the product's use.

    Reminds me of...
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    Yes, technically speaking, you've diluted the...

    Yes, technically speaking, you've diluted the cream and therefore the it's concentration (or in otherwords "percent" or "power") has been decreased. You'll have to be sure that the cream has been...
  24. It's hard to say whether the cream contains 20%...

    It's hard to say whether the cream contains 20% Monobenzone and some form of safe cream base addition without having tested it myself nor having it approved by a local chemical professional.
    ...
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    It's referred to as "Chemical Vitiligo" simply...

    It's referred to as "Chemical Vitiligo" simply because it induces vitiligo like symptoms to both vitiligo-afflicted users and non alike. The only difference is that it is usually much more potent and...
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    Two thumbs up. Samir, going through all your...

    Two thumbs up.

    Samir, going through all your posts previously, you've stated too many contradictions and provided information and assumptions without any backbone whatsoever. Might I add, you're...
  27. Regardless of whether the picture is fake, it's...

    Regardless of whether the picture is fake, it's safe to say that these results aren't permanent and can (in the long run) be outdone.
  28. If you're looking towards covering up these...

    If you're looking towards covering up these patches well, consider using a light bronzer (used carefully) to match in with your olive skin tone. It ought to help with any 'confidence' or personal...
  29. I've used Alpha Arbutin on my face before with no...

    I've used Alpha Arbutin on my face before with no real side-effects including acne. I don't think Arbutin has any real property of clogging up pores nor causing acne, so it may be due to using...
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    Yes, they work, just not on homosapiens nor their...

    Yes, they work, just not on homosapiens nor their anatomical structures.
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    Seems like it has more to do with just phenols in...

    Seems like it has more to do with just phenols in general. (PUVA, which is a UV-radiation based treatment). Despite being simply a tested treatment, it doesn't seem like the best of ideas unless you...
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    There's actually dozens of Alpha Arbutin...

    There's actually dozens of Alpha Arbutin providers online, easily found with a search on any given search engine. Due to advertising rules, I'd rather not post it here; however query me if you can't...
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    It's actually rare that those lighter spots...

    It's actually rare that those lighter spots darken in comparison to regular skin under UV light. Melanocytes in that area may be damaged, so the tanning process is greatly slowed down, along with...
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    Great sunglasses, I should get myself a pair. ;)

    Great sunglasses, I should get myself a pair. ;)
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    No form of Arbutin provides depigmentation....

    No form of Arbutin provides depigmentation. They're all tyrosinase inhibitors, and Monobenzone seems to be the only true depigmenter at this point alongside other vitiligo-inflicted remedies such as...
  36. Alpha Arbutin is by far the most effective at...

    Alpha Arbutin is by far the most effective at skin lightening in comparison to 'regular' Arbutin. Scientific research has proven that it's 10 times as "powerful" as Beta-Arbutin, or in other words...
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    Satisfactory - I've begun using more Alpha...

    Satisfactory - I've begun using more Alpha Arbutin at this point to to solidify the results. Hopefully this will give my skin a chance to recover and naturalize the "new" skin shade. Afterwards, I'll...
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    Real monobenzone rarely causes hyperpigmentation,...

    Real monobenzone rarely causes hyperpigmentation, especially at levels such as 3%. Unless you've used it improperly, it won't happen.

    (After all, before Monobenzone was discovered as a potent...
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    Skin lightening products are all about business....

    Skin lightening products are all about business. Most are generally compounds of various ingredients, only a portion of which may be scientifically proven, while the rest are all myth-based, or...
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    Monobenzone typically doesn't work too well on...

    Monobenzone typically doesn't work too well on people with darker skin. Using it in it's pure form or above 10-15% provides faster results, and therefore also provides uneven lightening, which...
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    Your topic was possibly because he's an...

    Your topic was possibly because he's an advertizer, who's scammed dozens of people in the past with fake products and websites. Last I checked, he no longer existed within this forum, nor do I...
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    You can at the very minimum, lose shades of...

    You can at the very minimum, lose shades of between 1-2. I'm assuming you've used lightening creams or lightened your complexion in the past of course, so you're very likely to lose even more, if not...
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    Even after a course of 2 years of lightening and...

    Even after a course of 2 years of lightening and reaching your goal, it's probable that you may begin to regain skin color despite any lack of UV-radiation.

    Hydroquinone mainly works by breaking...
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    Melanin-based skin actually has a lot to do with...

    Melanin-based skin actually has a lot to do with surrounding light. You'll notice how portions of her shoulder and hands appear much lighter, (considerably close to her 'natural' skin color) than...
  45. A simple search for any of the aforementioned...

    A simple search for any of the aforementioned skin conditions can be easily found. Going into depth and answering every one of these would consume quite a bit of time; possibly even requiring more...
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    Vaseline might actually be a bad idea for coating...

    Vaseline might actually be a bad idea for coating something intended for lightening. It's oil-based, and therefore UV exposure and it's effect are increased. (Despite any properties it may serve as...
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    - Accidental post due to connection errors.

    - Accidental post due to connection errors.
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    I'm quite positive that Michael Jackson was...

    I'm quite positive that Michael Jackson was neither a transsexual nor a female..
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    Quite honestly, I'd consider that less than a...

    Quite honestly, I'd consider that less than a shade; simply brightening your skin up would probably give you those results. Based upon what I can see, exfoliating, which is as natural as it gets,...
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    I don't think anyone can really answer that. From...

    I don't think anyone can really answer that. From my point of view however, I believe that most people who've reached their goal generally leave and don't bother to let anyone know how it turned out....
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