Pigment Control Creme 2%HQ

2% hydroquinone creme that lessens the appearance of discolouration
for a more even skin tone.
For severe hyperpigmentation, melasma, pre- and post-procedure.

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Formerly known as Melamin™

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Pigment Control Crème 2% HQ is a highly potent bleaching solution that gradually lightens and inhibits hyperpigmentation by altering the natural processes that cause cell damage. Specifically created to help even skin tone by slowing melanin production, it dramatically reduces the appearance of chloasma, melasma, freckles and sun damage.
Pigment Control Crème 2% HQ contains 2% hydroquinone, which is a highly effective treatment for moderate to severe hyperpigmentation, especially melasma. This potent compound gradually bleaches and lightens a wide variety of skin conditions and reduces sun damage. Hydroquinone should be used for a maximum treatment period of 3 months (or as prescribed by your health care practitioner) in order to avoid inflammation, rebound hyperpigmentation and reduced tolerance. After this treatment period, patients can maintain their results with the ZO® Non-Hydroquinone Brightening System.

Key Benefits of ZO Pigment Control Crème
Serves as a hydroquinone starting point for most patients
Gradual skin bleaching of hyperpigmented skin conditions – chloasma, melasma, freckles and other unwanted hyperpigmentation
Helps reduce irritation associated with hydroquinone
Hydrates newly exposed skin
Corrects existing pigments
Suppresses future pigment


Directions (Adults)
Apply a small amount as a thin layer on small affected skin areas twice a day, or as directed by a health care practitioner. Test skin sensitivity before use.
Apply a small amount to an unbroken patch of skin and check after 24 hours.
Minor redness is not a contraindication; however, if there is itching, vesicle formation, or excessive inflammatory response, further use is not advised.
Do not apply over a sunburn or on broken, cracked irritated, or inflamed skin.
Hydroquinone bleaching products such as Pigment Control Creme should not be used for more than 5 months. Hydroquinone blending products like Pigment Control and Blending Creme should not be used longer than 7 months. Take a 2-3 month break then you can resume using the Hydroquinone treatment cycle again if needed.
Please do not spot treat with the hydroquinone products but rather apply these products all over the skin evenly and not just to the affected pigmented areas.
You should never stop using Hydroquinone products abruptly but rather wean off them slowly to prevent rebound pigmentation over 4-8 weeks.
Weaning off Hydroquinone products protocol:
Use Hydroquinone products daily for 3 months and wean off over the next 1-2 months as you transition to Non-Hydroquinone protocol.
Month 6: you should now be only using Non-Hydroquinone products.

Keep out of reach of children. For external use only. Do not use near eyes, mucous membranes, or on broken skin or irritated skin. In case of contact, rinse thoroughly with water.
If irritation occurs and/or persists, contact a health care practitioner.
Do not use this product if pregnant, lactating, or with the intention to become pregnant in the next 3 months.
Hypersensitivity (i.e., localized dermatitis) may occur; in such case, discontinue use and contact a health care practitioner. Contains Sodium Metabisulfite, a sulfite that may cause serious allergic-type reactions, including anaphylactic symptoms (e.g., hives, itching) and life-threatening or less severe asthmatic episodes in certain susceptible persons.
To be used only on the advice of a physician. If no improvement is seen, discontinue use and consult a doctor/physician.
Sun exposure should be avoided indefinitely by using a sunscreen agent, a sunblock agent, or protective clothing to cover the bleached skin in order to prevent darkening from reoccuring.
In case of accidental ingestion, seek medical assistance or contact a Poison Control Centre immediately. If you have a family history of, have or have had or are at risk of developing cancer, do not use.
Discontinue use and consult a doctor/physician in case of irritation, rash, excessive inflammatory response or if a gradual blue-black darkening of the skin (exogenous ochronosis) occurs.


2% hydroquinone: Suppresses pigment production
Glycolic acid and ascorbic acid: Purges appearance of surface pigmentation
Glycerin: Hydrates newly exposed skin
Saponins: Modulates the unwanted appearances from inflammatory response
Vitamin E and butylated hydroxytoluene: Provides antioxidant properties

Hydroquinone 2% , Aqua/Water/Eau, Cetyl Alcohol/Alcool cétylique, Glycerin/Glycérine, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate/Lauryl sulfate de sodium, Stearyl Alcohol/Alcool stéarylique, Glycolic Acid/Acide glycolique, Phenoxyethanol/Phénoxyéthanol, Sodium Metabisulfite/Métabisulfite de sodium, Caprylyl Glycol/Caprylyl glycol, Sodium Hydroxide/Hydroxyde de sodium, Chlorphenesin/Chlorphénésine, Disodium EDTA/EDTA de sodium, Ascorbic Acid/Acide ascorbique, Ascorbyl Palmitate/Palmitate d’ascorbyte, dl-alpha Tocopheryl Acetate/Acétate de dl-alha tocophéryle, Saponins/Saponines, Sodium Sulfite/Sulfite de sodium, Beta-Glucan/bêta-glucane.