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Murad Acne Control Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel

Murad

Acne Control Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel

1.0 oz Item 2146523

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Acne Control 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 Control Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel
 
3.9

(based on 63 reviews)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (47)
  • Effective (37)
  • Soothing (9)
  • Minimizes pores (7)
  • Hydrates skin (6)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (7)
  • Irritates skin (5)
  • Dries out skin (3)

Best Uses

  • Adult acne (30)
  • Moderate acne (24)
  • Blackheads & whiteheads (8)
  • Severe acne (8)
  • Inflammatory acne (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (28), Budget shopper (23)

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4.0

Works so far

By Dee Dee

from Brentwood Ca

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Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Works Effectively

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      You get what you pay for. A little pricey, but its worth every cent. Only been using a week and my post acne scars seems to be evening out with the rest of my skin tone. Not dramatic results yet, but i can see a difference in the week I've been using it. I've been using it along with the anti age acne kit. I wanted to try the kit to try out the spf and satisfied with all the other products in the kit. Give Murad a try.

       
      1.0

      I would not buy this product again

      By Amy

      from Chicago

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Irritates Skin

        Best Uses

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

          I have very sensitive skin and this product really irritated and inflamed my skin.

           
          5.0

          I would buy this product again

          By Cristy

          from Hutto, Texas

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Works Effectively

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Adult Acne

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

            I tried this product for some dark spots I had due to acne and it worked great

             
            5.0

            Works exceptionally well

            By Cat

            from San Jose, CA

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Works Effectively

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                My skin has always been difficult. I have a lot of scarring and discoloration due to blemishes. I have only been using this product for a few days and I can already see an improvement with spots and discoloration. I am so glad I gave this a try.

                (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                No results

                By @tina_witha_chris

                from Texas

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                • Badsmell
                • Ineffective
                • Sticky

                Best Uses

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

                  After reading all the reviews I decided to buy this product to see if it would help remove some of my acne scars but after 2 1/2 weeks I saw no results. My skin looked exactly the same.

                   
                  5.0

                  I have used this product before and I love it

                  By chloe

                  from florida

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Minimizes Pores

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Adult Acne

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

                    This product does exactly what it says.

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    will repurchase definitely worth the money!!!

                    By Michelle lee

                    from Zionsville pa

                    About Me Budget Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Works Effectively

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Moderate Acne

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

                      I started using this in my routine and I feel as though it controls my breakouts on my chin a lot better than most products.

                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Exactly what I needed

                      By Lauryn

                      from CA

                      About Me Brand Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Works Effectively

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Adult Acne
                        • Moderate Acne
                        • Teen Acne

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

                        I had very frequent breakouts alongside some cystic acne. I've been able to lock in on a skincare routine that has cleared my skin up a lot, but I was still left with all the previous scars. After some research I learned about hydroquinone which this product has. I used this every other day for a month before I started seeing results. While it takes some time my spots are getting noticeabley lighter and I'm not even close to halfway done with this bottle yet. I really do think this is worth the price tag, just stick with it.

                         
                        5.0

                        Love, Love, Love this product!

                        By Bigmama

                        from Menifee

                        About Me Budget Buyer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Works Effectively

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • works great on diminishing acne spots

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

                          This product is great is you have acne or dark spots.

                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          amazing

                          By Joey baby

                          from Galloway nj

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

                          I bought this with the 20% and my points bc I thought it wouldn't be worth the money. But I was wrong! My acne scars have lightened up and some dark marks as well. I use one pump at night and in the morning. I'm excited to see how my skin looks after the bottle is done, just make sure to use spf of at least 30 during the day or this product won't work

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                          • Q:

                            Can I use this and get exposed to sun after?
                            Asked on 8/14/2017 by Aysha aysha from undisclosed

                            1 answer

                            • Brand Expert

                              A:

                              I would recommend not using the Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel if you know you are going to be in the sun. If it's just casual exposure that's ok as long as you pair it with a sunscreen but if you know you will be in direct sun for an extended amount of time I would wait to start.

                              Answered on 8/15/2017 by Brand Expert from Murad
                          • Q:

                            Do you use this product twice a day and all over your face? Also if you wear it under makeup will a primer with spf work for preventing damage?
                            Asked on 8/8/2017 by Lindsey from undisclosed

                            1 answer

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                              A:

                              It is best used at night. When using any lightening product make sure to be diligent with your daily SPF.

                              Answered on 8/11/2017 by Brand Expert from Murad
                          • Q:

                            What affordable moisturiser can I use with this gel? It is so drying! My skin is combination oily but with this gel, it has turned dry.
                            Asked on 7/8/2017 by black beauty from Boston, MA

                            1 answer

                            • Brand Expert

                              A:

                              If you still have active breakouts I would suggest Skin Perfecting Lotion but if you are not having active breakouts I would suggest Hydro Dynamic Ultimate Moisturizer. And a quick application tip for the Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel would be just apply one pump for the entire face.

                              Answered on 7/12/2017 by Brand Expert from Murad
                          • Q:

                            Can this product be used on your back as well?
                            Asked on 6/30/2017 by ... from South Carolina

                            1 answer

                            • Brand Expert

                              A:

                              Yes but if you are going out in the sun and your back is exposed make sure to apply sunscreen.

                              Answered on 7/12/2017 by Brand Expert from Murad
                          • Q:

                            I am using the acne starter kit. How does this fit in?
                            Asked on 6/12/2017 by Dorothy from California

                            1 answer

                            • Brand Expert

                              A:

                              The Post Acne Spot Lightening Gel is used at night to help reduce pigmentation caused by breakouts. Please remember to also use a sunscreen during the day to protect you from further pigmentation.

                              Answered on 6/15/2017 by Brand Expert from Murad
                          • Q:

                            Hello, is it compulsory to use a moisturizer after application of the murad post acne spot lightening gel? If yes, how long should one wait after applying the gel before layering the moisturizer? Also, I have acne scars and spots. I also have a some roughness on my face. Will this product address all these issues?
                            Asked on 5/15/2017 by Ade from Lagos, Nigeria

                            1 answer

                            • Brand Expert

                              A:

                              Yes Dr. Murad always recommends to us a daily and nightly moisturizers after application of a serum. Generally one would wait about a minute to allow the serum to fully absorb into the skin. Because Post Acne Spot Lightening Gel also contains glycolic acid will help with some roughness issues especially when followed by a moisturizer.

                              Answered on 5/16/2017 by Brand Expert from Murad
                          • Q:

                            Can this be used with the environmental shield starter kit? I have a dark spot on my chin from after a big breakout and am wondering which to use..the serum in the kit or this?
                            Asked on 4/3/2017 by Jess from Houston, TX

                            1 answer

                            • Brand Expert

                              A:

                              Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Gel can be used to treat the dark spot. Make sure to protect your skin from the environment too with a SPF daily.

                              Answered on 4/5/2017 by Brand Expert from Murad
                          • Q:

                            So i have lots of dark spots on my face left from pimples with this the product that well help my face and is there some thing else to use with the lightening gel in the day so i could get every thing at once.. ohh and how long would the gel take before it starts to work
                            Asked on 3/23/2017 by Chris from Grenada

                            1 answer

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                              A:

                              Typically we say 2-4 weeks for you to see a difference in your dark spots.

                              Answered on 3/27/2017 by Brand Expert from Murad
                          • Q:

                            What is the difference between this product and the rapid age serum (Orange bottled one)? Which one would work faster in reducing my acne scars?
                            Asked on 12/23/2016 by Jessye from Sacramento, CA

                            1 answer

                            • Brand Expert

                              A:

                              The biggest difference is that Rapid Age Spot Pigment and Lightening Serum has an ingredient called Hexapeptide-2 which helps the other ingredients to work faster. This means you get results faster.

                              Answered on 12/31/2016 by Brand Expert from Murad
                          • Q:

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

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                            • 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
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