Many products are available for lightening the skin color including hydroquinone (strongest), kojic acid, alpha-arbutin, licorice extract, coffee berry, and more. A number of them are available over-the-counter in low strength. A common complaint I hear is "I've tried everything for the discoloration and nothing works." This is partially true because the patients have tried a lot of over-the-counter products with minimal to no results. In these cases I recommend stronger products that are available by prescription or through doctors only.
The A E Skin Brightening Cream is a powerful blend of products leading to fast improvement in discoloration. It contains hydroquinone at three times the strength of over-the-counter products (fears of hydroquinone are addressed here). It also contains kojic acid, another brightening agent, as well as tretinoin, which enhances cell turnover and stimulates collagen formation. When used in combination with other products such as exfoliants, antioxidants, and sunscreens and procedures such as chemical peels and photofacials, impressive results can be seen.
This product should not be used in women who are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breast feeding.