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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 295 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (140)
  • Non-greasy (103)
  • Evens out skin tone (87)
  • Noticeable results (77)
  • Lightweight (62)

Cons

  • Bad smell (27)
  • Irritates skin (17)
  • No noticeable results (17)
  • Not effective (13)
  • Doesn't work (6)

Best Uses

  • Sun damage (79)
  • Uneven skin tone (71)
  • Daily use (65)
  • Sensitive skin (21)
  • Redness/ blotchiness (17)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (79), Budget shopper (75), Beauty conscious (65), Survivalist / minimalist (23), Beauty expert (5)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (38), Normal (34), Oily (14), Dry (13)

Reviewed by 295 customers

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5.0

Great swap for a prescription product.

By Ali

from San Diego

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Moisturizes
  • Non-Greasy

Cons

  • Bad Smell

Best Uses

  • Daily Use
  • Uneven Skin Tone

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

I was using a prescription serum from my dermatologist that was 6% hydroquinone. This is only 2% but is also more than half of the price, so I'm giving it a try. So far it has done what it says. It does have an off putting smell but once it's dry you don't notice it anymore. I use it every night.

  • Skin Type:
  • Dry
  • Age:
  • 18-29
 
3.0

Too Harsh

By SheRee

from Windsor Looks, CT

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Irritates Skin

    Best Uses

    • Uneven Skin Tone

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

    I didn't like this product, it is way too harsh for my skin and it is also way overpriced.

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

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    It's my first time trying this product

    By Chrissi

    from Phoenix

    About Me Minimalist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Non-Greasy
    • Soothes Skin

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Uneven Skin Tone

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

      I'm trying it for the first time, I've heard good things about it, really hoping that I get good results with it.

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

      I have not seen results after a couple weeks of use...

      By Siu

      from Sugar Land, TX

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

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

          It is sticky and feels like applying glue on the face - if it works I really don't mind. However, I have not seen noticeable results yet, after a couple weeks of use...

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

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          I would not buy this again

          By The dancer

          from Tucson, AZ

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Pros

          • Non-Greasy

          Cons

          • Bad Smell
          • Heavy
          • Not Effective

          Best Uses

          • Uneven Skin Tone

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

          I bought this product 3 weeks ago, used it religiously every morning and night. and had high hopes that it would lighten the large sun spots on my forearms and the back of my hands. Well, they are still there!
          The product is also quite sticky, so you have to wait quite a while before you wear a shirt with long sleeves. The smell isn't too bad, just kind of sharp. I'll see if I can return the product. For that price I expected more! Maybe my dermatologist has a suggestion.

          • Skin Type:
          • Dry
          • Age:
          • 60+
           
          5.0

          I love it and use it all of the time.

          By JR

          from KC, Mo

          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 really works great and doesn't dry out your skin.

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

            Yes I would purchase this again.

            By Flyergirl

            from Michigan

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Non-Greasy
            • Soothes Skin

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
              • I was very impressed by how it reduced my sun sp
              • Uneven Skin Tone

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

              I use this product twice a day, morning and evening.

              • Skin Type:
              • Dry
              • Age:
              • 60+

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I, definitely will keep buying this product

              By Asbaby

              from Fuquay-Varina, NC

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Non-Greasy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
                • Uneven Skin Tone

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

                Excellent product

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

                (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Holy grail

                By Amber b

                from Las Vegas NV

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Non-Greasy
                • Smells Great
                • Softens Skin

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Redness/ Blotchiness
                  • Uneven Skin Tone

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

                  I am an african american female in my mid 20s and have suffered from acne since the age 12. It hasn"t gone away. I have tried so many methods to help with deep acne scarring from acne and a chemical peel that left my lower chin area literally 50 shades darker than my skin tone. This product has absolutely, hands down been heaven sent. It has lifted my acne scars, and after finishing 1 whole bottle of this, the chemical burn is completely gone. I make sure to press it into my skin. I thought i'de be stuck with that chemical burn for life. In conjunction i use my pmd 1x a week and that helps lift these horrible acne scars as well. Im so glad i saw a beauty guru on YouTube mention this product. It has really made my skin brighter, less blotchy and i can go makeup free without feeling insecure . I do take the reccommended 2 month break in between bottles and just use an off brand vitamin-c oil . I really like this murad environment shield line. I use the cleanser and moisturizer spf from this line as well.

                  • Skin Type:
                  • Oily
                  • Age:
                  • 18-29

                  (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Lovely skin

                  By GM

                  from Florida

                  About Me Minimalist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight
                  • Non-Greasy
                  • Softens Skin
                  • Soothes Skin

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use
                    • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
                    • Redness/ Blotchiness
                    • Uneven Skin Tone

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

                    Bye bye age spots.

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

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                    • Q:

                      I take Metrogel nightly and was wondering if I should only use this in the daytime or can I use it with it at night? Thank you!
                      Asked on 1/12/2017 by MissZombie

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        We always recommend you speak with your prescribing doctor before adding a new product into your routine.

                        Answered on 1/12/2017 by Brand Expert from Murad
                    • Q:

                      After applying product, do you rinse? What is the next step in skin care routine?
                      Asked on 12/18/2016 by Andy from Arcadia, CA

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        After you apply this product you would wait for it to dry down (30 seconds - 1 minute). Then you would follow with a moisturizer. For daytime make sure to use one with an SPF of 30.

                        Answered on 12/22/2016 by Brand Expert from Murad
                    • Q:

                      Can I use clinique moisturizer or other moisturizers with this product safely?
                      Asked on 12/13/2016 by Olivia from Idaho

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Yes, you may.

                        Answered on 12/22/2016 by Brand Expert from Murad
                    • Q:

                      Can I use this product with my Murad Hydro-Dynamic Quenching Essence? If I can use it do I apply it before or after this serum?
                      Asked on 12/7/2016 by Iris from NYC

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Yes, you can. Use your Hydro-Dynamic Quenching Essence first and follow with this serum.

                        Answered on 12/9/2016 by Brand Expert from Murad
                    • Q:

                      I have melasma from 4 pregnancies as well as sun damage. I have tried mostly everything for the melasma. Will this help?
                      Asked on 12/4/2016 by Beauty from CO

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Yes, this was designed to lighten both sun damage and melasma. Dr. Murad recommends using an SPF of at least 30 during the day to get the best results.

                        Answered on 12/4/2016 by Brand Expert from Murad
                    • Q:

                      I've been using this serum and do see a noticeable difference in the darkness of the brown spots on my face. My question is whether the results I already have will be permanent or is continued use required to keep the darkness from coming back?
                      Asked on 11/28/2016 by Melissa from Richmond, VA

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        According to Dr. Murad, spots we see from the sun is damage that happened when we were younger and is now coming to the surface of the skin. This means that while you are currently seeing a difference in the darkness more could appear. This product also prevents further damage.

                        Answered on 11/29/2016 by Brand Expert from Murad
                    • Q:

                      Couple of questions. I am 49 and have fair color sensitive and dry complexion. I am also starting menopause. 1st off, age spots are really "age spots" or damage from the sun? I have had these spots for years! Also, I plan on purchasing the lightening serum but wondered if I have a spray tan on my face would the serum somehow prevent the spray tan from taking on parts of the face that have the serum? (I would not use the serum when I have a spray tan. I would use the serum for a while, wait a week then get a spray tan) and how about the sun? I wouldn't put the serum on and go out in the sun. However, could past use of the serum prevent tanning in that area?
                      Asked on 11/27/2016 by Toni

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Age spots and sun spots are basically the same thing - damage caused by the sun and the environment. Dr. Murad always recommends using the serum all over the face otherwise you could create a "halo" effect around the dark spot. He also recommends that you use an SPF of at least 30 and keep out of the sun. This poduct will not keep you from tanning or using a spray tan. However, if you do tan your face in the sun it will continue to cause sun damage and make the spots darker again.

                        Answered on 11/29/2016 by Brand Expert from Murad
                    • Q:

                      Can I use a vitamin c serum after using this product and before putting on my moisturizer?
                      Asked on 11/18/2016 by Iris from NYC

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Dr. Murad does not recommend you layering another serum with this product as it is very active on its own. You can use this serum at night and your Vit C serum during the day.

                        Answered on 11/28/2016 by Brand Expert from Murad
                    • Q:

                      Can I use this serum in conjunction with other Murad products in different lines i.e. I use the time release acne wash. Will the active ingredients effect one another?
                      Asked on 11/18/2016 by Iris from NYC

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Yes, you can. Dr. Murad just recommends that you do not layer this serum with another serum in any line. If you want to use 2 different serums then would use Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum at night and your other serum in the morning.

                        Answered on 11/18/2016 by Brand Expert from Murad
                    • Q:

                      Will this product lighten the beauty spots on my face?
                      Asked on 11/18/2016 by Iris from NYC

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        This is designed to help bring your skin back to how it was before the environment and sun damaged it. If the spot was caused by those factors then yes.

                        Answered on 11/18/2016 by Brand Expert from Murad
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