Is Hydroquinone safe?
Since 1982, hydroquinone has been recognized as safe and effective by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), as a topical agent used to reduce hyperpigmentation.If you are pregnant or nursing, the use of hydroquinone is not recommended because the FDA does not have data on its use during pregnancy. If you are pregnant or nursing, always consult your physician before using new personal care products.
Murad follows strict industry and government guidelines to ensure that every ingredient in each of our formulas has been thoroughly safety tested and approved for use. In addition, our product-development and quality-control teams continuously monitor relevant scientific literature, as well as reports from our customers, to ensure that our products are at the leading edge of safety as well as performance.
The health and well-being of our customers is paramount here at Murad. If the FDA changes its guidance and recommendations with respect to hydroquinone in the future, we will take those new changes into account.