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Does moisturing cream lighten the skin?

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Dr. Debra Atkins
19 years experience in Dermatology
Thanks for asking!: Not really, the skin lighteners are usually the hydroquiones and many botanticals that end in the word berry and kojic acid. The best defense is spf moisturizer every day and go see your dermatologist for other options like lasers, chemical peels and other devices.
Answered on Sep 23, 2013
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