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After a long absence, [Link Removed]  is back in stock and now contains retinol!

Anyone who is familiar with [Link Removed]  (available only in the US with a prescription) will be happy to hear that the new formulation of Lustra AF includes our favorite anti-aging ingredient: retinol.  Retinol provides similar action to glycolic acid in helping to remove existing pigmentation. It also helps to stimulate the development of new and healthier skin cells.

The new Lustra AF Cream still contains 4% hydroquinone for the gradual treatment of skin hyperpigmentation as a result of over-exposure to the sun, the use of oral contraceptives, pregnancy, hormone replacement therapy, or skin trauma. However, it has been reformulated to also include additional sunscreen ingredients.  Sun protection is an essential part of any skin lightening routine as sun exposure can stimulate the production of melanin, resulting in dark patches.  A stable, broad-spectrum s[Link Removed]  is your best friend when it comes to skin lightening.

If you've used Lustra Cream or Lustra AF in the past, it's a good idea to perform a skin patch test with the new version that is available now by applying a small amount to an unbroken patch of skin and waiting 24 hours for any signs of skin irritation.  Once you've determined that Lustra AF is right for you, treatment should be limited to relatively small areas at one time, being careful to apply only to darkened areas.  Using a fine tip makeup brush or cotton swab can help with more precise and targeted application and avoiding the "halo" effect of inadvertently lightening the areas surrounding the dark spots.

We think you'll find the reformulation of Lustra AF Cream to be as effective as the one you've grown to love.

Click [Link Removed]  to see our complete selection of over-the-counter, prescription-free 4% hydroquinone products.

Sharmani Pillay is a Registered Pharmacist who specializes in anti-aging skin care and women's wellness. She owns and operates an online skin care store at [Link Removed].
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