Superfade

John Plunkett's Superfade Cream (60mL Tube)

$31.40

Superfade Cream is formulated to effectively remove brown marks age spots, dark marks, freckles, hyperpigmentation, sun damage, hormone marks and uneven pigmentation from the hands and body.

  • Clinically proven pigmentation corrector
  • Fades pigmentation within 6-8 weeks
  • Simply apply cream before moisturising
  • Contains 2% Hydroquinone 
  • Stops pigmentation at the source
  • Not a cover-up, not a bleach and not a cosmetic
  • Use for even-toned, younger looking skin
  • Targets pigmentation for hands and body

Superfade is a pharmacy only medicine, no prescription needed. In Australia it can only be supplied by a pharmacist or an online pharmacy
You will receive an error message on the checkout page if you have an Australian address. 
All other addresses will be accepted.

Availability: Superfade Cream & Superfade Face Cream are Pharmacy Medicines and can therefore only be supplied by a registered Pharmacy. BUY ONLINE from the pharmacy of your choice.
Warranty Information: DIRECTIONS:
Before commencing treatment, test for allergic reaction over 24 hours with a small patch of cream on inside of upper arm.

Rub sparingly into affected areas only twice during the day and once at night.

After desired fading is obtained use only as necessary to maintain results.

Superfade Face Cream is non greasy and can be worn under make-up.

WARNING:
- If a pigmented spot or mole has recently become darker, changed colour becomes itchy or bleeds do not use this product on it and see your doctor immediately.
- Do not use on children.
- Do not use near eyes.
- Dark skinned people should avoid long term and repeated use to lighten overall colour as this could result in hyper pigmentation of the skin.
- Mild irritation may occur, stop use if it becomes severe.
- If fading is not evident within 3 months, seek doctor’s advice.
- Avoid exposure to the sun.
- This product may darken on exposure to air, but this does not affect its efficacy.
- This product contains sulphites.
- Always read the label and use only as directed.
- Available only from Pharmacies (S2).
- Use Superfade UV Day Shield SPF30+ on any exposed skin.

TREATMENT REGIMEN
Morning:
Cleanse skin
Apply Superfade Face Cream to pigmented area only
Apply Superfade UV Day Shield SPF30+ on exposed skin
Apply make-up if desired

Daytime:
Apply Superfade Face Cream to pigmented area only
Apply Superfade UV Day Shield SPF30+ on exposed skin
Re-apply make-up if desired

Night:
Cleanse skin
Apply Superfade Accelerator to speed up results (optional)
Apply Superfade Face Cream to pigmented area only

WHAT TYPE OF PIGMENTATION DOES SUPERFADE TREAT?
Over 90% of women over 18 years of age 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.

HOW DOES SUPERFADE WORK?
Superfade Cream and Face Creams contain hydroquinone, which disables the melanocytes that produce melanin which move to the surface of the skin to produce age spots. The disabling action stops the movement of melanin and therefore can fade flat, brown marks on the skin's surface.

DOES IT CAUSE COMPLETE LOSS OF PIGMENT?
No, it disables only some of the melanocytes that produce pigment but not all, and hence just fades brown marks back to normal skin colour.

CAN SUPERFADE TREATMENTS BE APPLIED ALL OVER?
Superfade Cream and Face Cream should be applied only to the area to be treated to reduce sensitivity reactions on surrounding skin. Superfade Face 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.

WILL SUPERFADE FADE SURROUNDING SKIN ALSO?
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.

WHAT IS THE PH LEVEL?
Approximately 2.9 - 3.3

DO I NEED A SPECIAL CLEANSER?
It is best to use a gentle, soap-free cleanser, e.g. John Plunkett’s Crème Cleanser or NS Sensitive Skin Cleanser.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SUPERFADE CREAM & FACE CREAM?
Superfade Cream is primarily used to treat pigmentation on the hands and body.
Superfade Face Cream has the same level of proven active ingredient as Superfade Cream, however Superfade Face Cream is designed especially for the face. Superfade Face Cream has an anti-ageing formula appropriate for treatment of facial pigmentation and also comes in a 20ml tube with a soft silicone applicator tip for easy and precise application to dark marks on the face.

HOW LONG BEFORE I START TO NOTICE A DIFFERENCE?
Superfade Cream and Face Cream work gradually and results should be evident after 6 weeks. Superfade Accelerator can be used to increase the speed of treatment (apply first).
Superfade Cream or Face Cream should be used 3 times a day (morning, afternoon/evening and before bed). As the pigmentation has usually developed over a long period of time, and hydroquinone works by disabling melanin-producing melanocytes deep in the skin, treatment usually takes 6-8 weeks to be effective.

WHAT IF I DON’T SEE AN IMPROVEMENT?
Fading is gradual, and can take several months. If fading is not evident after 3 months, ask your doctor for advice.

CAN SUPERFADE MAKE MY PIGMENTATION APPEAR DARKER?

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. The fading process does take some time, so we would suggest that you continue using Superfade, being careful in its application. Results should begin to appear after 6-8 weeks. However, if the pigmentation does not fade within 3 months, we would suggest consulting your doctor, as the mark may not be simple pigmentation.
Superfade Face Cream is available in a special applicator pack that makes application to only the dark marks easier and more precise.

CAN SUPERFADE BE USED TO FADE DARK SKIN?

We do not recommend Superfade Cream or Face Creams 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.

WHAT SHOULD SUPERFADE CREAM LOOK LIKE?
Superfade Cream and Face 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.

CAN SUPERFADE BE USED TO FADE FRECKLES?
Superfade does not simply fade skin by ‘bleaching’ it. Superfade works by disabling melanocytes deep in the skin that produce melanin which produces brown pigment. Freckles and other discolouration of the skin is the result of these melanocytes producing too much melanin, usually due to excess sun exposure, hormones or skin type.
We usually recommend Superfade is only applied to the pigmented areas due to the possibility of inflammation and irritation (redness) of the surrounding normal skin. You should test your skin by applying Superfade in a small, discreet area to see if you get any irritation. If the test area is OK after a couple of days, then start applying Superfade to the larger area. Freckles can be very stubborn. We have found that the best results occur when Superfade Cream or Face Cream is used 3 times a day for at least 6-8 weeks. Superfade Accelerator may also help. Accelerator prepares the skin and can make the treatment time of Superfade Cream or Face Cream shorter.
Since pigmentation and freckles are aggravated by sun exposure, it is very important to protect your skin against further damage by using an SPF30+ sunscreen.
Superfade Sunscreen SPF30+ and Superfade UV Day Shield SPF30+ are a broad spectrum, water resistant sunscreen. Perfect for applying to the back of hands (where many people get age-spots).

CAN SUPERFADE BE USED TO FADE SCARS?
Although Superfade is not primarily designed for scaring, we have seen some good results from treating pigmentation caused by scaring with Superfade.

CAN SUPERFADE BE USED ON ASIAN SKIN?
Superfade can be used on Asian skin, in accordance with the directions on the packaging; Superfade should only be applied to the area to be treated, not over the whole face.

CAN SUPERFADE BE USED DURING PREGNANCY AND BREASTFEEDING?
Superfade Cream and Superfade Face Cream are Pharmacy Medicines approved by Australia’s government agency, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). While there is no specific instruction regarding pregnancy or breastfeeding from the TGA, we recommend that application of the creams should be avoided during pregnancy and breastfeeding except when applying to very small areas or as directed by your doctor.

CAN TEENAGERS USE SUPERFADE?
The simple answer to this question is yes, teenagers can use Superfade. The Therapeutic Good Administration recognises 12+ year olds as adults. However it is not recommended that children under 12 years use Superfade.
Since the pigmentation that Superfade is used for in adults is usually a combination of hormonal changes and long term sun damage, it is not usually apparent in children. Childhood freckles often appear and disappear without treatment and treatment with Superfade would be unnecessary. Of course, a doctor may recommend Superfade for a particular case, and the directions should be followed carefully.

CAN A PATIENT ON WARFARIN (BLOOD THINNERS) USE IT?
The small amount absorbed through the skin is OK, however if you are on any medication, please consult your doctor.

CAN I USE MAKEUP OVER SUPERFADE FACE CREAM?
Yes. Firstly apply Superfade Face cream to the specific area, then UV Day Shield all over the face, neck and chest. Then apply makeup. Wait a minute or so between each step for absorption.

WHY CAN’T I PURCHASE SUPERFADE CREAM OR SUPERFADE FACE CREAM ONLINE?
Superfade Cream and Superfade Face Cream are Pharmacy Medicines approved by Australia’s government agency, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) and therefore can only be sold by a registered Pharmacist within a Pharmacy environment in the Australia market, therefore is unavailable to purchase online. We are also unable to send out samples of this product. Being a Pharmacy Medicine, registered by the Therapeutics Goods Administration, it is not a cosmetic or simple skincare product. We can export however, so be sure to email us with your request.

MY SUPERFADE HAS DISCOLOURED, HAS IT GONE OFF?
When manufactured, Superfade 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.

DOES SUPERFADE CREAM OR SUPERFADE FACE CREAM CONTAIN A FRAGRANCE?
No, neither of these products contain any fragrances.

I HAVE HAD A REACTION TO SUPERFADE, WHY WOULD THIS BE?
Hydroquinone is a potent active that helps fade unwanted pigmentation by disabling the melanocytes that produce melanin (the brown colouring in your skin). Unfortunately, sometimes hydroquinone can irritate skin, and this is more likely on the delicate facial skin. You should always test your skin by applying Superfade in a small, discreet area to see if you get any irritation. Many people do not do this first. If the test area is OK after a couple of days, then start applying Superfade to the larger area. Superfade is approved by the TGA as a pharmacy medicine, it is not a simple cosmetic. Be sure to send us back your product (with the receipt) and we will honour our money back guarantee.

IS THERE ANY ANIMAL TESTING FOR SUPERFADE?
Whenever we can, we avoid ingredients that have tested on animals and we do not conduct any animal testing ourselves. However Superfade is a Pharmacy Medicine, approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (the government body that controls and approves the medicines available in Australian). This approval process generally requires extensive testing, which may have included animal testing. Superfade was originally approved for the Australian market over 25 years ago when tests would have been conducted under very different social and scientific conditions. We understand and appreciate the personal stand on this issue, but we are unable to confirm that no ingredients in Superfade have ever been tested on animals.

KEY ACTIVE INGREDIENTS:
Hydroquinone (2%):
Disables melanocytes
Inhibits melanin production of tyrosinaase (enzyme)
Prevents melanin production in skin tissue
Salicylic Acid:
BHA, or long term cell exfoliant
Helps to turnover skin cells
Promote new unpigmented cell growth
Padimate:
UVB sunscreen
Helps prevent sun damage that causes irregular pigmentation
For customers ordering from outside Australia please email us directly:: info@plunketts.com.au
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Height 14.10
Weight 82.00 Grams
Depth 3.80

Reviews

5 out of 5 (based on 6 ratings)
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Best product!!!

5/5
I am Indian, age 35, mother of 1. Moved to Australia more than an year back. I have started to develop these brown patches under both my eyes ( above cheeks) from last 2 years. Tried a couple of (costly) treatments and highly recommended medicines, which were of no impact on my problem, I came across Superfade. After 4 months of dedicated use ( morning and evening) my spots have faded 90%. I will continue to use it twice till my spots are completely gone.
Posted by RJ, 20th Feb 2017

Impressed

5/5
I am writing to tell you that I am to date, impressed with your superfade Cream. I am 70 and have several “age” brown patches – I have tried other products, with no visible results. I have been using Superfade for about 3 weeks, 2 or 3 times daily and even some quite dark spots are fading. Thanking you – I shall continue to use this product.
Posted by  H. Minhead , 16th May 2016

JUST INCREDIBLE!!

5/5
I just wanted to thank you for producing some wonderful products. I have had some brown marks on my face for several years, and have tried numerous products and treatments to get rid of them, but to no avail. Over the last 4 weeks, I have been using Superfade Original Cream and the Face Cream and my brown marks have totally gone!! I am totally amazed, and feel like a different person; I am going out with little makeup on now. JUST INCREDIBLE!! Thank you. I love the Original Cream as a cleanser; it’s so soft and gentle on my skin. Thank you for changing my life.
Posted by C.Chapman, 16th May 2016

Fantastic

5/5
When I was in Aussie last year (2014) I bought this product and got ver surprised that it works, because I have tried other products without any luck. When I came back to Sweden and I was thinking I have to buy more, I ordered more.
Posted by Gunilla, 24th Apr 2016

100% work for me

5/5
It's really works for me, I'm so surprise only use for over 2 weeks and my pigmentation gone, thank you so much SuperFade cream xxx
Posted by tien, 22nd Mar 2016

Amazing results.

5/5
Around 4 months ago I noticed I had some pigmentation under my eyes. It was very embarrassing as I constantly got asked about it. I tried many expensive beauty products with no improvement. I came across your product while desperately trying to figure out what I could do next. I have been using Superfade twice a day (three times was a bit to much for my skin) for the last three weeks. It has incredibly reduced the pigmentation as it is now not visible. Now I only use it once a day and before bed I use an eye cream to nourish the area. Honestly the best product I have used and so inexpensive. Thank you so much for giving me my face back.
Posted by Rosemary, 12th Mar 2016