> > Hi ElvisShops,
> > Thanks for responding to my post and questions.
> > I have been using hydroquinone on and off for a
> > months and it does work to some extent. I have
> > fading and would like to continue using it. I
> > use it with Retin A.
> > However, I read a article posted here - the one
> abt 5
> > skincare mistakes that we make - and it says
> that we
> > should not mix hydroquinone and Retin A together
> > ourselves cos only those premixed creams like
> > Tri-Luma work. That's why I started thinking
> maybe I
> > should use Tri-Luma instead... But it is much
> > expensive for me than buying Retin A and
> > separately. So, I am wondering whether it is
> > the extra expense to get Tri-Luma.
> > Yes, I use a lot of sunscreen. :)
> I've never heard that. The whole Obagi skin care
> regimen from Dr Obagi is based on mixing
> Hydroquinone and Retin-A at night. That's what the
> Blender is for, mixing with Retin-A in your hand and
> then applying. It's not necessary though. Many just
> apply their hydroquinone first and then their Retin-A
> on top. It works either way. This way you can just
> use the Obagi Clear twice a day and put Retin-A on
> top instead of using the Blender too.
> Many dermatologists sell the Obagi regimen in their
> You should do whatever you feel is best for your skin
> though. If premixed makes you feel comfortable than
> thats what you should use.
Thanks for your reply.
Here's the article that was posted on another thread: [url http://health.yahoo.com/experts/skintype/15491/5-skincare-mistakes-that-will-make-you-look-older/][/url]
- By Leslie Baumann, M.D. - Posted on Wed, Jan 06, 2010, 1:58 pm PST 5. Mixing the wrong ingredients
Some ingredients are not compatible. For example, neither retinoids nor hydroquinone should be used in combination with glycolic acid, which renders them inactive. And you can only use hydroquinone and retinoids together if they're in a specially formulated product like Tri-Luma.
All of these ingredients fight signs of aging and sun damage--but you have to use them correctly to get results.
Is Leslie Baumann, M.D. credible?