Obagi Nu-Derm Sunfader contains a unique blend of active ingredients to lighten your hyperpigmented and dark spots and protect your skin from further sun damage with just one product. Octinoxate and oxybenzone provide ultraviolet protection SPF 15 to help prevent sun damage, which can cause hyperpigmentation and wrinkles. In addition to the effective sun protection Obagi Sunfader provides, it also contains topical prescription-strength 4% hydroquinone. Hydroquinone, a skin lightening agent, is one of the best treatments for hyperpigmentation. It works to lighten dark spots and to correct your uneven skin surface color, leaving you with an even skin tone and a brighter complexion.