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February 1974

Butylated Hydroxytoluene as a Skin Lightener

Author Affiliations

Durban, South Africa

From the Department of Dermatology, King Edward VIII Hospital and University of Natal, Durban, South Africa.

Arch Dermatol. 1974;109(2):216-217. doi:10.1001/archderm.1974.01630020032007

The possible skin lightening properties of butylated hydroxytoluene were investigated by patch testing and a normal usage test on black-skinned volunteers. No evidence of depigmentation was observed in this series.