Hydroquinone is the gold standard for medical treatment of hyperpigmentation. This magical molecule is the favorite of Dermatologist when it comes to treatment of hyper pigmentation. Hydroquinone is clinically proven to fade unwanted skin discoloration including dark spots, age spots and freckles in all skin types and colors with excellent efficacy and safety. Hydroquinone reduces new melanin production in dark spots and helps remove excess melanin in current dark spots, causing brown spots to gradually fade. With daily usage, you can expect a hydroquinone-based skin-lightening product to produce visible results within 2-3 months (8-12 weeks) of consistent use. To boost their effect Hydroquinone based creams can be enhanced by plant-based compounds. Plants based ingredients that were found for useful in the treatment of hyperpigmentation are Kojic acid and arbutin (main active ingredient if bearberry extracts).