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Review, Swatches, Before/After Photos: Murad Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum

Review, Swatches, Before/After Photos: Murad Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum

I received this product sample from Murad right before I was leaving for my long vacation to India. As you all know, at this time of the year, India receives extreme tropical heat and I’ve been voyaging all over for trips, family weddings and so on — basically over-tanning my face. I was so glad I got this product to save my face in such a hectic summer.

After days of tanning, I started using Murad Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum ($60.00). It is so light — a transparent liquid serum that just naturally glides onto your face. It instantly absorbs into your skin giving you a moisturized face, although feeling as if you haven’t applied anything at all.

 

Review, Swatches, Before/After Photos: Murad Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum

See, now you can guess how lightweight it is! Perfect for Indian summers (hot and humid). I used it at the end of the day after cleansing and toning my face. You can always follow it up with Murad moisturizer. One tip ladies: never use a skin lightening product during daytime as its compounds (specially AHAs) are sensitive to sunlight.

Before

Review, Swatches, Before/After Photos: Murad Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum

After

Review, Swatches, Before/After Photos: Murad Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum

Now, let’s get into the science part of the product. Its active ingredient is 2% hydroquinone, which is the best known whitening agent that fades dark spots, age spots and freckles. I know some of you ladies must be skeptical about the side effects of this compound, but don’t worry: at 2% it is perfectly safe and works wonders on your skin.

Anything over 10% hydroquinone is considered to be used under doctor’s advice. Hydroquinone is generally combined with an AHA to increase its penetration and effectiveness. In this case, it is combined with glycolic acid that exfoliates dead skin cells. Another major compound is hexapeptide-2 which is an advanced skin lightening peptide that complements hydroquinone and prevents future damage.

I’ve been using it for around 2 weeks now and can tell that my face is glowing all over again. I’m all set for another big, fat Indian wedding! Available at www.murad.com, Sephora and sephora.com.

So, ladies, do want to give this product a try this summer?

–  Upasana Sahu, cosmetic chemist

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7 comments

  1. i just started using the murad acne dark spot lightener, hope for good results too

  2. At this point in time, would it not be better to wait until Fall to begin a skin lightening program? Seems to me that, with the longer days of summer and sunlight, you’re not only fighting a losing battle but making your skin more vulnerable to UV damage.

  3. Wow,Very nice results!

  4. Good luck and just have some patience @Socialite Dreams.
    @Nanci you can always start it during summers to recover at the same time. Just be strict to use this product only at night before bed.

  5. Do you need to use a Murad moisturizer after using this serum or you can use any other moisturizer too?

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