John Plunkett's

SuperFade Face Treatment Cream 20mL

$24.95

SuperFade Face Treatment Cream is a medicated, pharmacy strength skin treatment to help fade pigmentation, such as brown skin blemishes including freckles, age spots and post inflammatory hyper-pigmentation on the Face. It contains a powerful active ingredient Hydroquinone (2%), for fighting pigmentation at the source. It has an applicator nozzle for precision application. You should see effective results in 6 weeks.

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Product Info

Superfade Face Treatment Cream assists in fading brown skin blemishes, including freckles, age spots, melasma and hyper-pigmentation.

Brown skin blemishes, freckles and melasma occur when excessive pigmentation has resulted from the influence of sun exposure, hormonal variation, or skin type.

Superfade Face Treatment Cream and Superfade Treatment Cream for hands and body 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. 

POST INFLAMMATORY HYPER-PIGMENTATION
(PIH) occurs after an injury to the skin. It is a discolouration of the skin that follows an inflammatory wound such as a rash, scrape, or pimple. Popping a pimple increases the chance of PIH as it is increasing the inflammation. As the skin starts to heal, the skin overproduces melanin, and this excess melanin darkens the skin.  Unlike acne scaring, PIH is a type of pigmentation.

SuperFade Face Treatment Cream should be applied to the affected area only as it is specifically formulated for fighting unwanted pigmentation at the source. Results should begin to appear in just 6 weeks of regular and consistent use.

ABOUT HYDROQUINONE

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.

SALICYLIC ACID
Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA) gently exfoliates. 4 way action: keratolytic, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and improves skin function.

PADIMATE O
UVB sunscreen that helps prevent pigmentation caused by sun damage.

How to Use

Apply Sparingly 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.

MORNING
1. Cleanse your face with Superfade Prep Start Pre-Treatment Cleanser
2. Apply SuperFade Accelerator Serum all over your face, neck and décolletage (optional)
3. Dab SuperFade Face Treatment Cream sparingly into the affected area only
4. Apply Superfade De Pigment Eye Gel-Cream (if you have pigmentation in the eye contour)
5. Then apply your Superfade De Pigment Moisturiser
6. Avoid exposure to the sun. Use Superfade Super Screen SPF50+ on any exposed areas.
7. Then apply your makeup

NIGHT:
1. Cleanse your face with Superfade Prep Start Pre-Treatment Cleanser
2. Apply SuperFade Accelerator Serum all over your face, neck and décolletage (optional)
3. Dab SuperFade Face Treatment Cream sparingly into the affected area only
4. Apply Superfade De Pigment Eye Gel-Cream (if you have pigmentation in the eye contour)
5. Then apply your Superfade De Pigment Moisturiser

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

Do not:
• Use on children
• Use near the eyes
• Exceed recommended dose. Excessive or prolonged use should be avoided because darkening of the skin can occur
• Dark skinned people should avoid long term and repeated use to lighten overall colour

Whilst 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
• Sulphites

Ingredients

Hydroquinone 20mg/g, Salicylic Acid 15mg/g, Padimate O 30mg/g

KEY INGREDIENTS
• Hydroquinone 20mg/g
• Salicylic Acid 15mg/g
• Padimate O 30mg/g

FAQ's

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 Face Treatment 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 Face Treatment Cream should be applied only to the area to be treated to reduce sensitivity reactions on surrounding skin. SuperFade Face Treatment Cream is also available in a 20ml tube with a soft silicone applicator tip for easy and precise application to small areas. This applicator helps to avoid unnecessary irritation of the surrounding “normal” 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.

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 Face Treatment 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 Face Treatment 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 Face Treatment 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 Face Treatment 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 Face Treatment 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 Face Treatment 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 Face Treatment 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 product does not contain any fragrances.

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

Yes. Firstly, apply SuperFade Face Treatment cream to the specific area, then an SPF to exposed skin on the face, neck and chest. Then apply makeup. Wait a minute or so between each step for absorption.

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.

Firstly, apply SuperFade Face Treatment Cream to the specific area, then apply your moisturiser and sunscreen all over the face, neck and chest. Wait a minute or so between each step.

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 Face Treatment Cream is an S2 pharmacy medicine as it contains the powerful active ingredient Hydroquinone. SuperFade Face Treatment 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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