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5% hydroquinone cream PHQ-5 20g

5% hydroquinone cream PHQ-5 20g

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5% Hydroquinone Cream 20g (kiso-k37)

For those concerned about signs of aging

Unveil the radiance of beautiful skin



Paraben-free / Synthetic fragrance-free / Artificial coloring-free

/ Silicon-free / Petroleum-based alcohol-free /Petroleum-based surfactant-free /  Mineral oil-free / UV absorber-free


Made in Japan


Does your skin show signs of aging?


Can’t get by without concealer

Looking older than your age

Need an easier skin care routine

Worried about dry, dull skin

Hoping to improve skin texture


After your usual skin care routine, pamper your skin with a little hydroquinone

For an end to dull, dry skin





What is Hydroquinone?

A gift from nature, Hydroquinone is a well-known ingredient found in fruits and plants. Like Vitamin C, Arbutin and Kojic acid, Hydroquinone is gaining world-wide attention for its powerful anti-aging effects.



When you feel your skin is no longer beautiful

Pure Hydroquinone


At KISO, we diligently researched until we were able achieve a 5% pure hydroquinone content*, leading to beautiful skin.


(*1) "Pure hydroquinone" means 100% hydroquinone. Some “stabilized hydroquinone” products are available for sensitive skin, but these only contain about 30% hydroquinone.



In search of gentle skin solutions

MLC Emulsification Technology

Using micro-emulsification with phospholipids, we were able to attain a stable and very fine formulation.

Other primary ingredients include vegetable oils and plant-derived surfactants.



Contains 16 kinds of skin-conditioning agents to nurture beautiful skin by adding firmness, smooth texture, and luster, as well as an ultraviolet scattering agent to prevents stains and spots caused by sun exposure.


Human Adipocyte Conditioned Media Extract


Kojic Acid

Azelaic Acid


Bis-glyceryl Ascorbate


Centella Asiatica Extract

Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract

Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract

Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract

Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract

Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract

Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract

Sodium Hyaluronate

Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate


[UV Scattering Agent]

Cerium oxide


By going directly from in-house development to production, our quality control is assured.


Those with normal skin can select one of three different concentrations of pure hydroquinone cream.

-2% Hydroquinone Cream 30g

-5% Hydroquinone Cream 20g

-8% Hydroquinone Cream 20g


This product prevents rough skin due to dryness. It also contributes to firm, smooth and lustrous skin, while preventing the stains and spots caused by sun exposure.



Directions for use

Use last in your skin care routine. Use at night-time only as a dark-spot corrector for stains and discolorations.


* For night-time use only

* Be sure to use sunscreen during the day

* Do not mix with KISO Hydro Cream series

* Keep refrigerated before and after opening

* Please do a patch test before using

* Please use this product by degrees (We recommend starting with the lowest concentration.)


How to do a Patch Test

Apply a small amount to the inside of your upper arm and cover with an adhesive (band-aid) for about 24 hours.

If the area becomes red, itchy or if any abnormalities appear, please discontinue use.

If problems such as redness persist, consult a dermatologist.


Before use, please check the instructions and how much hydroquinone cream to apply.

If this product does not seem to suit your skin, discontinue use.


This product may cause rough skin and vitiligo (white spots).


Please do not use this product if you are pregnant, nursing, undergoing dermatological treatments, laser treatments, etc.


Water, Methylheptyl Laurate, Glycerin, Propanediol, Glyceryl Stearate, Hydrogenated Rapeseed Alcohol, Pentylene Glycol, C12-16 Alcohols, Hydroquinone, Butylene Glycol, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Palmitic Acid, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Lecithin, Human Adipocyte Conditioned Media Extract, Bacillus/Monascus/Zizyphus Jujuba Fruit/Soybean Ferment Filtrate, Alpha-Arbutin, Kojic Acid, Azelaic Acid, Caffeine, Bis-Glyceryl Ascorbate, Glyceryl Behenate, Polyglyceryl-6 Octastearate, PEG-240/HDI Copolymer Bis-Decyltetradeceth-20 Ether, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Placental Extract, Polyquaternium-51, Cerium Oxide, Sodium Metaphosphate,Centella Asiatica Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Xanthan Gum, Maltodextrin, Cyclodextrin, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Metabisulfite, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol


  • Do not use on skin with damage or abnormalities, swelling, rash, etc.
  • Discontinue use if you experience severe skin irritation.
  • Symptoms may be aggravated with continued use. In such cases, please consult a dermatologist.
  • Discontinue use if you experience any of the following skin problems.

(1) Skin irregularities such as redness, swelling, itching, irritation, discoloration (i.e.: white blotches) or skin darkening.

(2) Any of the above-mentioned skin irregularities after exposure to the sun.

  • Avoid contact with eyes. If in contact with eyes, rinse immediately with cold or lukewarm water.
  • Keep out of reach of children.
  • Do not store in a location exposed to direct sunlight, high temperature, and/or humidity.
  • This product is best if used within 3 months of opening.
  • Those who are pregnant, nursing, undergoing treatment for illness or dermatological treatments, please consult with a doctor before use.
  • If you experience redness or irritation, discontinue use.



Product Name 5% Hydroquinone cream 20g
Place of Origin Japan
Volume 20g
All ingredient Water (Aqua), Glycerin,
Behenyl Alcohol, Cetalkonium Chloride,
Octyldodecyl Myristate, Ethoxydiglycol,
Glyceryl Stearate, Pentylene Glycol,
Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil,
Methylheptyl Laurate, Hydrogenated Lecithin,
Glyceryl Behenate, Polyglyceryl-6 Octastearate,
Polyglyceryl-10 Tristearate,
PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor
Oil, Sodium Methyl Stearoyl Taurate,
Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose Stearoxy Ether,
Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Sodium Hyaluronate,
Placental Protein,
Terminalia Ferdinandiana Fruit Extract,
Polyquaternium-51, Ethylhexylglycerin,
Butylene Glycol, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate,
Xanthan Gum, Sodium Citrate,
Sodium Metabisulfite, Phenoxyethanol

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