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Murad Acne Complex Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel

Murad

Acne Complex Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel

Item #: 2146523 Size: 1.0 oz

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Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel fades discoloration and dark spots that linger after breakouts have healed. Willow bark and tea tree leaf extract help purify skin as AHAs exfoliate to restore clarity and balance tone. Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel is recommended as a Step 2 treatment to fade acne spots as part of Dr. Murad's Inclusive Health system of care.

Dermatologist developed. Tested on people, not animals. Formulated without parabens and phthalates.

Massage evenly over clean face, neck and chest. Follow with a Murad Step 3 moisturizer.

Precautions: For external use only.
Active Ingredient: Hydroquinone 2.0%. Inactive Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Alcohol Denat., Glycolic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Methyl Gluceth-10, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract Lecithin, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Tocopherol, Palmitoyl Hydroxypropyltrimonium Amylopectin/Glycerin Crosspolymer, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Rice Amino Acids, Chitosan Ascorbate, Lysine Lauroyl Methionate, Zinc Asparate, Allantoin, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Polyquaternium-10, Hydroxyethylcellulose, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Tetrasodium EDTA, Sodium Metabisulfite, Sodium Sulfite, Sodium Hydroxide.

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MuradAcne Complex Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel
 
3.8

(based on 53 reviews)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (39)
  • Effective (31)
  • Soothing (9)
  • Hydrates skin (6)
  • Minimizes pores (6)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (6)
  • Irritates skin (4)
  • Dries out skin (3)

Best Uses

  • Adult acne (27)
  • Moderate acne (22)
  • Blackheads & whiteheads (8)
  • Severe acne (8)
  • Inflammatory acne (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (24), Budget shopper (19)

Reviewed by 53 customers

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4.0

Worth my Dollar

By Betay-Jay

from Federal Way

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Works Effectively

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adult Acne

    Comments about Murad Acne Complex Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel:

    I had developed some pretty bad acne after giving birth, and also as I've gotten older, my face has been scared pretty badly from my acne. I decided to start off with using Murads steps 1 and 3 first to control my acne. It's gone down tremendously BTW. I've just introduced this product which is step 2 to start eliminating my scars and I use all three everyday twice a day. So far it's been day 4 for me using the product and I can tell its working!! Some spots have gotten lighter and my skin feels really smooth and soft. I've only given it 4 stars because I haven't been using it long enough to give it 5 stars. It's an awesome honest product and the price is worth it from what I'm witnessing happen!!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great for Acne Scars

    By Kat

    from NH

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Murad Acne Complex Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel:

        Works great for fair skin with red/brown acne scars. This is a skin bleaching agent, which means that it will target and lighten any dark spots on your skin. Make sure you apply it evenly across your face and down the top of your neck so that your skin remains an even color, because it will all get lighter. If you use this during the summer, make sure you use a moisturizer with SPF, because any sun exposure will re-pigment those dark spots.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        So disappointed.

        By x

        from Indiana

        Comments about Murad Acne Complex Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel:

        I had such high hopes that this could be the product that would make my skin spot free but unfortunately it did absolutely nothing for my skin. It smells horrid and leaves my face feeling sticky. I wish I would have saved my money :/

         
        5.0

        Results in only a week!

        By Jackie

        from Atlanta, GA

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Works Effectively

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Adult Acne
          • Inflammatory Acne
          • Moderate Acne

          Comments about Murad Acne Complex Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel:

          This is great for helping reduce the appearance of acne scars. I have blemishes around my chin where my breakouts mostly occur, this has helped them begin to fade in under a week. While the brand is pricey the Murad products work great!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Love it so far

          By Miss Dash

          from Washington, DC

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Hydrates Skin
          • Works Effectively

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Adult Acne
            • Moderate Acne

            Comments about Murad Acne Complex Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel:

            I recently purchased this product and I love it already! You don't need to use a lot so even though it's a little pricey, you will have it for a while. Definitely saw improvement almost immediately after using.

             
            5.0

            ❤️❤️❤️

            By Lily

            from Oakdale, ca

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Minimizes acne and acne scarring
            • Soothing
            • Works Effectively

            Cons

            • Expensive

            Best Uses

            • Adult Acne
            • Hormonal acne
            • Moderate Acne

            Comments about Murad Acne Complex Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel:

            I've literally had so many people ask me how my skin got so clear so quickly, I even bought one for my sister! I would definitely purchase again but I only use half a pump every night so I don't see myself needing to repurchase any time soon

             
            5.0

            I love this product

            By Jo

            from Chicago

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Works Effectively

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Moderate Acne

              Comments about Murad Acne Complex Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel:

              I see the results almost right away

              (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Love love love it!

              By Cludia

              from Houston

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Hydrates Skin
              • Minimizes Pores
              • Works Effectively

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Severe Acne

                Comments about Murad Acne Complex Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel:

                Best part of life is finding your better half of makeup brands or facial help!

                 
                2.0

                Hydroquinone 2.0% - The reason I tried the product.

                By JFD8

                from Michigan

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Good Packaging

                Cons

                • Ineffective

                Best Uses

                • Adult Acne

                Comments about Murad Acne Complex Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel:

                I've used this gel treatment for over three months; unfortunately, it didn't work for my skin.

                I have oily skin and experienced breakouts on my cheeks and chin. I'm mid-30's and haven't previously experienced acne to this level. Now I am dealing with the redness and uneven texture and it's very frustrating.

                The active ingredient in this gel, Hydroquinone 2.0%, is what made me want to try the product. The gel doesn't have a specific smell - just a light chemical scent when applied. The smell doesn't linger. I used it twice a day after washing my face, followed by moisturizer.

                Over the last three months, I have experienced flare ups of acne. I took pictures from when I started using the gel. Overall, the old scars haven't faded and it hasn't helped prevent or diminish new red spots.

                The product didn't work help my skin, but I don't think it hurt my skin either.

                 
                1.0

                No I wouldn't buy Again

                By Explorer

                from Orange County ca

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                • Ineffective

                Best Uses

                • Adult Acne
                • Blackheads & Whiteheads
                • Inflammatory Acne
                • Moderate Acne

                Comments about Murad Acne Complex Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel:

                I use this product at night for about 60 days I still get acne and my post acne scars are red. It lightened the scars a little but nothing to be excited about.

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                • Q:

                  Will this stain my sheets?
                  Asked on 10/22/2016 by Alloush from Washington DC

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Proper usage would be 1 pump applied all over the face. Wait a few minutes for it to dry down and then use your favorite moisturizer. This will alleviate any chance of staining.

                    Answered on 10/31/2016 by Brand Expert from Murad
                • Q:

                  Can I use this around my mouth as the skin around my mouth is a little dark from smoking?
                  Asked on 10/22/2016 by Alloush from Washington DC

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Yes, you can.

                    Answered on 10/24/2016 by Brand Expert from Murad
                • Q:

                  Is this okay to use for all over face if I have dry, flaky skin?
                  Asked on 10/19/2016 by Minnie02 from Hutchinson, KS

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Yes, Dr. Murad recommends following with a hydrating moisturizer at night to help with dry, flaky skin. During the day he recommends using a moisturizer with an SPF of at least 30.

                    Answered on 10/24/2016 by Brand Expert from Murad
                • Q:

                  Is it suitable for sensitive skin?
                  Asked on 10/4/2016 by Trinh

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    This product has active ingredients to help lighten dark spots. We recommend trying it every other night to let your skin acclimate.

                    Answered on 10/5/2016 by Brand Expert from Murad
                • Q:

                  Can I use this along with the entire acne starter kit or should I substitute it for one of the steps?
                  Asked on 4/13/2016 by Tiffany from Lake Charles, LA

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Yes, we recommend you substitute it for your nighttime serum.

                    Answered on 5/7/2016 by Brand Expert from Murad
                • Q:

                  Does this work on old acne scars or should I use the rapid age spot pigmentation lightening serum? I no longer have acne but I have old acne scars from my teen years.
                  Asked on 3/31/2016 by Curious shopper from Sacramento

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    It depends on the type of scar you have. If it is darker pigmentation then yes, this will help to lighten than scar and your skin will be more even.
                    If it is an indentation, commonly referred to as a pock mark, then it will not really effect it.
                    This product was designed to lighten hyperpigmentation.

                    Answered on 4/1/2016 by Brand Expert from Murad
                • Q:

                  i have dark spot do to sun damage & also a chemical burn on my face i've try the rapid lighting spot treatment & had no results,i start it using this spot remover will i have better result & can i use them together
                  Asked on 3/26/2016 by Ruthy from TX

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum is Murad's strongest lightning product. It is designed to help diminish dark spots. It has not been tested for burns.
                    Have you used the product for at least 1 month -2 months? Sometimes it can 30-60 days to seen a significant difference because your skin's natural cell turnover takes 30-60 days.
                    We cannot recommend using that product with the Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel. Due to the active ingredients in each it could cause an irritation.

                    Answered on 3/27/2016 by Brand Expert from Murad
                • Q:

                  My evening moisturizer has Retinol in it. Can I use this product under that or would they interfere with each other?
                  Asked on 3/10/2016 by Raenelle

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    We recommend that you would use this in the morning rather than layer it with your evening moisturizer.

                    Answered on 3/21/2016 by Brand Expert from Murad
                • Q:

                  What is the difference between the post acne lightening gel and the environmental shield lightening gel? Are they equal in strength or is one more effective than the other?
                  Asked on 1/30/2016 by Elisa from Oakland CA

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    The Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel has ingredients to fight acne as well as lighten dark spots caused by acne. Rapid Age Spot and Pigemnt Lightening Serum combination of ingredients will lighten hyperpigmentation faster than other over the counter products.

                    Answered on 2/3/2016 by Brand Expert from Murad
                • Q:

                  Can I use this product even if I still have acne ?
                  Asked on 8/18/2015 by Kari

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Yes, you can! It contains natural acne fighting ingredients like Willow Bark to help treat current acne breakouts. It will help keep those current breakouts from scarring, too!

                    Answered on 8/24/2015 by Brand Expert from Murad
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