Hydroquinone is used to lighten dark areas of skin produced by pregnancy, birth control pills, hormone medication, or skin damage (also known as hyperpigmentation, melasma, “liver spots,” “age spots,” and freckles). This lotion also contains sunscreens to help prevent spots from recurring as a result of exposure to sunshine or UV radiation. This medication works by preventing the discoloration process in the skin.
LUSTRA reduces melanin production in the skin. Melanin is the pigment that gives skin its brown hue. LUSTRA topical (skin) is used to brighten darker skin regions such as freckles, age spots, melasma (sun damage), or chloasma (darkened skin caused by hormonal changes).