Hydroquinone is used to lighten hyperpigmentation of the skin. Hyperpigmentation is also known as age spots, sun spots, liver spots or melasma. Hydroquinone is considered a lightening or bleaching agent, primarily used on the facial area, however it can be used on other areas of the body. Hydroquinone is widely used in many skin care products because of its efficacy and fast results and is available in both non-prescription and prescription forms. It is very important to use a sun protection product while using hydroquinone products. Keep in mind that hydroquinone is not safe to use during pregnancy or while nursing and one should consult with a skin care professional before use of this product. Dermstore offers an array of hydroquinone skin care products from the industry's leading brands, including SkinCeuticals, Obagi, Murad, Paula's Choice and more.