Skin lightening can even skin tone if you have areas of uneven pigmentation by melanin inhibitors. Age spots or moles, and skin blemishes can be reduced or go away all together with a skin lightening cream. Ingredients in skin care that lighten are hydroquinone, licorice extract, vitamin C, niacinamide, magnesium, Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA), arbutin, Phloretin, kojic acid, azelaic acid, and mercury. Mercury should never be used and we do not carry any products with mercury. Hydroquinone is the most effective, but possible health risks make it important to have a physician recommendation for a strength of 4%. Kojic acid has also been known to have health risks.