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funskincaremi

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how long do these ingredients take to work for dark spots?

alpha arbutin, niacinamide, vitamin c. what other ingredients can help?
Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%

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Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%

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Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA

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Acorbic Acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2%

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Ruthieandskincare

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Mild exfoliation with AHA can also help but not together with Vitamin C and at night time. Vitamin C and Niacinamide takes about 6-8 weeks I believe its same together with Alpha arbutin. Its harder and sometimes longer for People of Color
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funskincaremi

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oh that makes sense. I've been using niacinamide for 3 months now and it just faded the spots a little. I guess I just have to be patient. thank you 💗
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viktoriabatanek

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Well I had pretty bad dark spots and it took me months until I figured out what works for me. The best combo for dark spots is AHA in the evening as a mild exfoliant and if you use niacinamide in the morning I think you’ll see results in 2 months maybe even less. Hope this helps. 🥰
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blinkframeordinary

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vitamin c takes 1 to 2 months to show results
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blinkframeordinary

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niacinamide in 2 months
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retinol takes 3 to 4 months
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