ANALISIS ZAT HIDROQUINON PADA KRIM PEMUTIH WAJAH YANG BEREDAR DI KOTA MANADO

I Dewa Ayu Prabawati, Fatimawali Fatimawali, Adithya Yudistira

Abstract


Cosmetic whitening is a cosmetic that contains the active ingredient intended to bleach and brighten
the skin or whiten the skin. Hydroquinone is used in bleaching creams but is prohibited because it can
cause skin irritation, skin redness and burning, and can also cause abnormalities in the kidneys, blood
cell cancer, and liver cancer. The purpose of this study is to prove the presence or absence
hydroquinone content in various brands of whitening creams circulating in the city of Manado. Bleach
cream samples studied were sample A, sample B, sample C, and sample D. The content of
hydroquinone was observed using the method of thin layer chromatography and UV
spectrophotometer. The results showed that the four samples, namely Kelly, Quina, Fair Check, and
Oriens, the hydroquinone was not identified, either using thin layer chromatography or UV
spectrophotometer. Thus it is certain that the four facial bleaching cream products are free from
hydroquinone.
Key words : Hydroquinone, Cosmetic whitening, Layer Chromatography (TLC),
UV spectrophotometer

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