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Murad Environmental Shield Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum

Murad

Environmental Shield Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum

Item #: 2082341 Size: 1.0 oz

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85% of Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum users saw spots lighten in just 1 week.* Hydroquinone fades dark spots, age spots and freckles while Hexapeptide-2, an advanced skin-lightening peptide helps even skin tone. Glycolic acid exfoliates to remove dead skin cells, helping the active ingredient to penetrate quickly for faster results.

Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum is recommended as the Step 2 treatment in any Murad Environmental Shield regimen, and targets dark spots and skin discoloration as part of Dr. Murad's Inclusive Health system of care.

*In a Murad sponsored study. Individual results will vary. Study results on file.

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, Dextran, Hexapeptide-2, Rice Amino Acids, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Urea, Yeast Amino Acids, Trehalose, Inositol, Taurine, Betaine, Zinc Gluconate, Ascorbic Acid, Chitosan, Propyl Gallate, Nonoxynol-10, Lecithin, Tocopherol, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Palmitoyl Hydroxypropyltrimonium Amylopectin/Glycerin Crosspolymer, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Chitosan PCA, Allantoin, Polyquaternium-10, Sodium Metabisulfite, Sodium Sulfite, Sodium Hydroxide, PPG-26-Buteth-26, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Disodium EDTA, Limonene, Linalool, Fragrance (Parfum).

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MuradEnvironmental Shield Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum
 
4.1

(based on 269 reviews)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (140)
  • Evens out skin tone (87)
  • Non-greasy (85)
  • Noticeable results (77)
  • Lightweight (46)

Cons

  • Bad smell (23)
  • No noticeable results (17)
  • Irritates skin (16)
  • Not effective (11)
  • Doesn't work (6)

Best Uses

  • Sun damage (79)
  • Uneven skin tone (49)
  • Daily use (48)
  • Sensitive skin (19)
  • Redness/ blotchiness (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (79), Budget shopper (75), Beauty conscious (52), Survivalist / minimalist (15), Beauty expert (3)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (29), Normal (28), Oily (9), Dry (8)

Reviewed by 269 customers

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5.0

This works for African American skintones

By Bayou bab

from Dallas , Tx

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Non-Greasy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Uneven Skin Tone

    Comments about Murad Environmental Shield Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum:

    It is hard to find a product that actually lightens discoloration on darker skin tones but this product works. I have used this product for 6 months and will continue to use it.

    • Skin Type:
    • Oily
    • Age:
    • 45-59
     
    3.0

    Good but not perfect

    By Sandy

    from Rosenberg TX

    About Me Beauty Expert

    Pros

    • Lightens
    • Non-Greasy
    • Soothes Skin

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Uneven Skin Tone

      Comments about Murad Environmental Shield Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum:

      It seems to noticeably fade my freckles and age spots, but if I apply anything (moisturizer, primer or makeup) too soon after putting this on, it all flakes off. It's a little annoying and makes me feel like wasted product is falling off.

      • Skin Type:
      • Combination
      • Age:
      • 30-44
       
      3.0

      sorta

      By pam

      from ohio

      About Me Minimalist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about Murad Environmental Shield Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum:

          I just started using...maybe starting to see slight lightening of dark spot.

          • Skin Type:
          • Normal
          • Age:
          • 60+

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          It's only been a week, and my husband noticed a difference

          By Snickers

          from San Jose

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Non-Greasy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Redness/ Blotchiness
            • Uneven Skin Tone

            Comments about Murad Environmental Shield Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum:

            Great product

            • Age:
            • 45-59
             
            1.0

            Don't waste your money

            By Iljenn2

            from Iowa

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Pros

              Cons

              • Bad Smell
              • Not Effective

              Best Uses

                Comments about Murad Environmental Shield Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum:

                I have been using this product day and night for about 6 weeks. No skipped applications. I have seen zero results to sun damage on my forehead. I have seen quite a few breakouts since I started using it. I plan on continuing use since I forked over $60 for it, but I don't have high hopes. I will gladly update my review if it magically decides to work.

                • Skin Type:
                • Normal
                • Age:
                • 30-44

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Hoping that it shields me from the environment

                By THREE LITTLE HARKINS

                from SAN DIEGO, CA

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Moisturizes
                • Non-Greasy
                • Softens Skin

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use

                  Comments about Murad Environmental Shield Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum:

                  I use the whole orange line from Murad. I like this serum because it does seem to smooth my skin, makes it glow, and my face feels good when I use it. My only issue is that if you're in a hurry, it's not a good thing. I wake, wash my face, apply serum, then apply lotion. I have to wait at least 10 minutes between the serum and lotion. Otherwise, there's pilling of the product. You can see the product come off in your hands and then if you're applying foundation, that comes off in your hands (like you're exfoliating...gross, I know).

                  • Skin Type:
                  • Combination
                  • Age:
                  • 30-44
                   
                  5.0

                  I will continue buying this product

                  By Vero

                  from Texas

                  About Me Beauty Conscious

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight
                  • Soothes Skin

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use
                    • Uneven Skin Tone

                    Comments about Murad Environmental Shield Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum:

                    My sun spots /age spots have been lighting just within one week of using. Love how it works so fast.

                    • Skin Type:
                    • Combination
                    • Age:
                    • 45-59
                     
                    4.0

                    Pretty good stuff!

                    By Sugars mom

                    from Spokane WA

                    About Me Beauty Conscious

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Uneven Skin Tone

                        Comments about Murad Environmental Shield Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum:

                        Doesn't work completely - the dark spots are still there, but they are lighter

                        • Skin Type:
                        • Dry
                        • Age:
                        • 45-59

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Love this product!!!

                        By Kimberley

                        from San Diego, Ca

                        About Me Minimalist

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Non-Greasy

                        Cons

                        • Price

                        Best Uses

                        • Uneven Skin Tone

                        Comments about Murad Environmental Shield Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum:

                        Love this product! I noticed a reduction of sun spots within 3 days.

                        • Skin Type:
                        • Dry
                        • Age:
                        • 30-44
                         
                        3.0

                        Does not work for everyone

                        By Eloisa

                        from NC

                        About Me Beauty Conscious

                        Pros

                        • Lightweight
                        • Non-Greasy

                        Cons

                        • Not Effective

                        Best Uses

                        • Daily Use
                        • Uneven Skin Tone

                        Comments about Murad Environmental Shield Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum:

                        I really wish this product worked, based on all of the great reviews, and all of my research, I was really convinced that this would take care of my sun-damage spots in my skin. I purchased two bottles, again, convinced that I just needed to give it time. Sad to report that after many, many months of use {day and night, along with the Murad cleaner}, I don't see any improvement on my spots. My advice is to purchase the small kit being offered with the cleaner, and see if it works for you, maybe it will as it has for other happy customers, for me, it did not, sadly! It is lightweight, and easy to apply, so I never did mind continuing use until I used up the last bottle.

                        • Skin Type:
                        • Normal
                        • Age:
                        • 30-44

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                        • Q:

                          I purchased this serum in the past and have noticed a difference, slightly, with daily use on acne scars. I still get breakouts occasionally, and I'm wondering if I should try the lightening serum for acne when I repurchase? I don't know if it will be as strong as the rapid age spot lightening serum and would prefer to continue to see results in lightening my hyper pigmentation. Is the acne version as strong?
                          Asked on 7/28/2016 by Salena from WI

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            The acne version contains ingredients that continue to help reduce acne. It is great for someone who still gets breakouts. However, Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum works faster because of the additional peptide.

                            Answered on 8/2/2016 by Brand Expert from Murad
                        • Q:

                          I've been looking into products that evens the skin tone, so does it really help lighten your skin ?
                          Asked on 7/21/2016 by Lovebb from Long beach

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            People who use this product see a difference in their skin within 1-2 weeks.

                            Answered on 7/21/2016 by Brand Expert from Murad
                        • Q:

                          I have what is called "pock marks" on my cheeks from old acne. I no longer get acne ...my "acne holes" arent that noticeable but can be when under the sun or different camera angles. Will this work to help fade away those marks? Im currently using "rapid collagen infusion" for forehead wrinkles.
                          Asked on 7/21/2016 by Jay from New orleans, la

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            This product is designed to lighten and fade dark pigmentation. Often scars caused by acne will leave an indentation in the skin. This product will not raise an indentation.

                            Answered on 7/21/2016 by Brand Expert from Murad
                        • Q:

                          Would this product work to fade dark spots from shaving the bikini area?
                          Asked on 7/13/2016 by Mesh from NC

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            It can be used in the area closest to the leg. We recommend keeping it away from labial folds and mucous membranes.

                            Answered on 7/14/2016 by Brand Expert from Murad
                        • Q:

                          Can I use this on my underarms?
                          Asked on 6/29/2016 by Marlene

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Yes, you can. This can lighten the dark pigmentation found under the underarms.

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

                          What color is the serum supposed to be. I bought the travel size and the liquid is an orange/brown color... but the picture online looks clear.
                          Asked on 6/28/2016 by Brooke

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Sometimes oxygen can get in the bottle and oxidize (change) the color. The serum is still good to use.

                            Answered on 6/28/2016 by Brand Expert from Murad
                        • Q:

                          Can you use this serum on face freckles??
                          Asked on 6/13/2016 by Riley from Dallas

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Yes, you can. This was designed to lighten and brighten skin discoloration like sun spots, freckles and dark scars.

                            Answered on 6/22/2016 by Brand Expert from Murad
                        • Q:

                          can use rapid age spot with gentel cleanser and illuminating day cream SPF 30 to reduse melasma?
                          Asked on 6/3/2016 by Heshu from Iraq

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Yes, many people with melasma have seen great results when using Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum.

                            Answered on 6/8/2016 by Brand Expert from Murad
                        • Q:

                          Can I use this for acne scars on my chest?
                          Asked on 5/29/2016 by Louise from California, US

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Yes, you can for any discoloration. Make sure you use an SPF 30 during the day so that they don't get darker.

                            Answered on 5/31/2016 by Brand Expert from Murad
                        • Q:

                          I am using retin a for acne which I apply every night before bed. When can I use the lightening serum? Can I use it at night also?
                          Asked on 5/16/2016 by Jackie from Philadelphia

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            If you are a long time user of retin a (have used it for 6 months - 1 year) then you can use your retin a at night and Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening during the day.
                            If you are new to using retin a we do not recommend using Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening and we do not recommend layering them.

                            Answered on 5/17/2016 by Brand Expert from Murad
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