When I saw my dermatologist, he mentioned this effect and switched me over to Azulex prescription. But to be honest I haven't been using it every day.
Originally Posted by Suburbanbushbabe
sbb, i looked up azulex on webmd and it looks like it is for the treatment of acne. is this what your derm gave you to lighten hyperpigmentation? there's no mention of that on webmd.
Originally Posted by luvmylocs
Misspelled it. It's Azelex (azelaic acid cream 20%).
I read an interesting feature on Mandelic acid on the GOW site.

http://www.gardenofwisdom.com/mandelic.html
Originally Posted by Suburbanbushbabe

Everyone is different, but I generally have skin-of-iron and can withstand almost anything, but mandelic made me peel so much I could hardly stand it. It didn't seem to do anything for my hyperpigmentation either. I know some people who love mandelic for both acne and lightening.