- Product Info
- How to Use
*SuperFade Treatment Cream is a medicated, pharmacy strength skin treatment to help fade pigmentation, age spots, freckles and brown skin blemishes on the hands and body.
Proudly owned and made in Australia, SuperFade Treatment Cream is designed with the harsh Australian climate in mind to address common skin complaints that are a direct result of over exposure to the sun. As the sunburnt country, it is no wonder most Australian women have unwanted pigmentation. It is not just limited to the face, many women find the sun loving years of youth have caught up with them, and are now showing pigmentation on their hands, arms, and décolletage.
Superfade Treatment Cream for hands and body and Superfade Face Treatment Cream are the only non-prescription pharmacy medicines in Australia that contain the powerful active ingredient Hydroquinone (2%).
Hydroquinone is the gold standard in pigmentation fading and works by disabling the damaged melanocyte deep in the skin that produces excess melanin which then forms the brown pigment on the surface of the skin.
SuperFade Treatment Cream should be applied to the affected area only as it is specifically formulated for fighting pigmentation at the source. Results should begin to appear in just 6 weeks of regular and consistent use.
Hydroquinone is the gold standard in pigmentation fading. It works by disabling the damaged melanocyte deep in the skin that produces excess melanin which then forms the brown pigment on the surface of the skin. SuperFade Treatment Cream for hands and body and SuperFade Face Treatment Cream are the only non-prescription pharmacy medicines in Australia which contain the powerful active ingredient Hydroquinone.
Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA) gently exfoliates. 4 way action: keratolytic, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and improves skin function.
How to Use
Rub sparingly only into areas to be treated only, twice daily and at bedtime. After desired fading is obtained use only as necessary to maintain results. Before commencing treatment, test for allergic reaction over 24 hours with small patch of cream on inside of upper arm.
Then apply your moisturiser or hand cream if you use one.
Avoid exposure to the sun. Use SPF 30+ sunscreen on any exposed areas.
Tip as suggested by dermatologists: if you have sensitive skin then start treatment at night only, using every second night for a week, then proceed to use every night for a week and then begin to use morning and night and as directed.
Store below 25° C
For external use only
• Use on children
• Use near the eyes
• Exceed recommended dose. Excessive or prolonged use should be avoided because darkening of the skin can occur
While using this product:
• Mild irritation may occur (mild stinging of treated skin; or - mild itching, dryness, redness, or other irritation). Stop use if it becomes severe.
• Avoid exposure to the sun
• Use SPF 30+ sunscreen on any exposed areas
Do not use this product and see your doctor immediately if:
• If a pigmented spot or mole has recently become darker, changed colour, become enlarged or itchy, or bleeds
Ask a doctor if:
• Fading is not evident in three months
This product contains:
• Chlorocresol 0.1% w/w as a preservative
Hydroquinone 20mg/g, Salicylic Acid 15mg/g, Padimate 30mg/g
Many women suffer from some form of hyperpigmentation. This can take the form of age spots on the backs of hands and dark marks on the face, hormone marks, or just uneven pigmentation. These marks are usually distinguished as flat, brown marks on the surface of the skin.
SuperFade Cream contains hydroquinone, which disables the damaged melanocytes that produce excess melanin which moves to the surface of the skin to produce pigmentation. The disabling action stops the movement of melanin and therefore can fade flat, brown marks on the skin's surface.
SuperFade Cream should be applied only to the area to be treated to reduce sensitivity reactions on surrounding skin.
It is best to use a gentle, soap-free cleanser.
SuperFade Face Treatment Cream and SuperFade Cream have the same level of active key ingredients.
SuperFade Cream is in a 60ml tube as it is for use on the hands or body.
SuperFade Face treatment Cream is in a 40ml tube for use on the face.
SuperFade Face Treatment Cream is also available in a 20ml applicator tube which is perfect for small marks and post acne pigmented scarring
As pigmentation has formed over the years, the fading action also takes some time. It is important to use as directed.
SuperFade Cream and Face Cream work gradually and results should be evident after 6 weeks. SuperFade Accelerator Serum can be used to increase the speed of treatment (apply first).
SuperFade Cream should be used 3 times a day (morning, afternoon/evening and before bed). As the pigmentation has usually developed over a long period of time, and hydroquinone works by disabling melanin-producing melanocytes deep in the skin, treatment usually takes 6-8 weeks to be effective.
Superfade Cream or Face Cream should be used 3 times a day (morning, afternoon/evening and before bed). As the pigmentation has usually developed over a long period of time, and hydroquinone works by disabling melanin-producing melanocytes deep in the skin, treatment usually takes 6-8 weeks to be effective.
Fading is gradual and can take several months. If fading is not evident after 3 months, ask your doctor for advice.
We do not recommend SuperFade Cream for lightening the overall colour of dark skin. Dark-skinned people should avoid long-term and repeated use as this could result in hyper-pigmentation (darkening) of the skin. This can result in uneven darkening rather than the desired skin lightening.
SuperFade Cream is white. However, it may darken on exposure to air, but this does not affect its efficacy. All SuperFade products should be stored under 25 degrees C in a cool, dry place.
Freckles can be very stubborn. We have found that the best results occur when SuperFade Cream is used 3 times a day for at least 6-8 weeks. SuperFade Accelerator Serum may also help. Accelerator Serum prepares the skin by exfoliating the dead skin cells allowing SuperFade to penetrate more easily and can make the treatment time of SuperFade Cream shorter.
Since pigmentation and freckles can be caused by sun exposure, it is very important to protect your skin against further damage by using an SPF30+ sunscreen.
Although SuperFade is not primarily designed for scaring, we have seen some results from facial pigmentation scarring. Superfade
can be used for post-inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH). Superfade should only be used post-acne on the pigmented acne scar.
SuperFade Cream is a Pharmacy Medicine. While there is no specific instruction regarding pregnancy or breastfeeding, we recommend that application of the cream should be avoided during pregnancy and breastfeeding. It is always best to consult with your health professional.
SuperFade Cream is a Pharmacy Medicine and therefore can only be sold by a registered Pharmacist within a Pharmacy environment, therefore it is unavailable to purchase online. We are also unable to send out samples of this product.
When manufactured, SuperFade Cream is white and creamy. It can darken on exposure to air, but this does not affect its efficacy. All SuperFade products should be stored under 25°C in a cool, dry place.
No, this products does not contain any fragrance.
Hydroquinone is a potent active ingredient that helps fade unwanted pigmentation by disabling the damaged melanocytes that produce excess melanin (the brown colouring in your skin). Unfortunately, sometimes hydroquinone can irritate skin, and this is more likely on the delicate facial skin. Mild irritation may occur (mild stinging of treated skin; or - mild itching, dryness, redness, or other irritation). Stop use if it becomes severe. You should always test your skin by doing a small patch test on the inside of your arm, to see if you get any irritation. Many people do not do this first. If the test is okay after a couple of days, then start applying SuperFade to the affected area.
Yes, SuperFade is a vegan friendly product.
- Hands & Body: John Plunkett SuperFade Cream
- Larger areas on the Face: John Plunkett SuperFade Face Treatment Cream
- Small Spots: John Plunkett Superfade Face Treatment Cream Applicator
SuperFade should only be applied to the dark, age spots, not the surrounding "normal" skin. We understand that this can be difficult, but it sometimes results in the surrounding skin also becoming a little lighter and the age spot appearing darker before it fades.
SuperFade assists in fading brown skin blemishes including freckles and age spots and contains the powerful active ingredient Hydroquinone.
Sunspot cream helps treat solar keratosis (sunspots) which are raised, rough, red or white marks and uses the active ingredient Salicylic Acid.
SuperFade Cream is an S2 pharmacy medicine as it contains the powerful active ingredient Hydroquinone. SuperFade Cream is a spot treatment and so should only be applied to the spot or area to be treated and is for use on moderate & hyperpigmentation.
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