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Murad Environmental Shield Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum

Murad

Environmental Shield Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum

1.0 oz Item 2082341

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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 351 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (140)
  • Non-greasy (132)
  • Lightweight (96)
  • Evens out skin tone (87)
  • Noticeable results (77)

Cons

  • Bad smell (34)
  • Irritates skin (20)
  • No noticeable results (17)
  • Not effective (17)
  • Heavy (7)

Best Uses

  • Uneven skin tone (108)
  • Daily use (101)
  • Sun damage (79)
  • Sensitive skin (30)
  • Redness/ blotchiness (25)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (90), Brand buyer (79), Budget shopper (75), Survivalist / minimalist (45), Beauty expert (7)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (63), Normal (50), Dry (22), Oily (18)

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5.0

I would buy this product again.

By ellie

from memphis, tn

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Enlarged Pores
    • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
    • Sensitive Skin
    • Uneven Skin Tone

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

    I use this product daily.

    • Skin Type:
    • Combination
    • Age:
    • 60+

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent at fading dark spots!

    By Patty

    from Rancho Cucamonga

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Smells Great

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

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

      Excellent at fading dark spots!

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

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Heavy-Duty Serum

      By Opal

      from Washington

      About Me Minimalist

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Moisturizes
      • Rapid treatment
      • Softens Skin

      Cons

      • Bad Smell
      • Heavy
      • Irritates Skin

      Best Uses

      • Uneven Skin Tone

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

      This is a seriously heavy-duty product. I have dry, sensitive skin, and I have noticed that when I use any more than a very thin layer over my face, my skin feels irritated and I break out. So, when you first begin to use this product, I recommend using no more than 1 pump and rubbing it in quickly before it dries. I also only use this every other night after I shower, followed by a light moisturizer. It initially has a strong smell of hand sanitizer (but dissipates after a few minutes) and makes your skin very tacky when layered under a moisturizer, as the directions suggest. So, I would recommend using this product at night, rather than during the day. I can't imagine that it would layer well under moisturizer, sunscreen, AND makeup. And if you have sensitive skin, use less frequently than every day.

      That might sound like a lot of "cons". However, Murad is not joking when they say "rapid". My summer tan was fading unevenly, leaving darker areas around my mouth, and this resolved that. It makes a noticeable difference in complexion within a few days, and improves the appearance and texture of skin more than a moisturizer alone would. I highly recommend this product!

      • Skin Type:
      • Dry
      • Age:
      • 18-29
       
      5.0

      Expensive but worth it

      By Rach

      from Wichita kansas

      About Me Minimalist

      Pros

      • Non-Greasy
      • Smells Great

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Uneven Skin Tone

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

        I have been waxing my upper lip for some time and have been developing dark discoloration from doing so. I bought this at the suggestion of my ulta consultant and after only a week of use i have seen vast improvement. I definitely recommend this product.

        • Skin Type:
        • Combination
        • Age:
        • 18-29
         
        5.0

        Great for dark acne scars!

        By Mo

        from Denver, Colorado

        About Me Skin Care Professional

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Non-Greasy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Redness/ Blotchiness
          • Sensitive Skin
          • Uneven Skin Tone

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

          I love this product! I have oily skin and have dark acne spots on my cheeks that won't go away no matter what I do. I started using this stuff and within a week I noticed that my spots had already gotten a couple shades lighter. I put it on every night after my toner, and it doesn't burn my skin or make me break out, which obviously is a bonus. Would recommend to anybody concerned about dark spots!

          • Skin Type:
          • Oily
          • Age:
          • 18-29
           
          4.0

          Its only been two weeks. No change yet

          By Ke

          from Temescal Valley

          About Me Minimalist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Moisturizes
          • Softens Skin
          • Soothes Skin

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Sensitive Skin
            • Uneven Skin Tone

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

            It's only been two weeks. I have sensitive skin, I'm happy to say there has been NO side effects . Let's just wait and see results . A little bit goes a long way .

            • Skin Type:
            • Oily
            • Age:
            • 30-44
             
            2.0

            So far it is not working.

            By Janiefest

            from Bethlehem

            About Me Minimalist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Non-Greasy

            Cons

            • Not Effective

            Best Uses

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

              I am waiting for the product to work...it is an expensive product not to work. I will continue to use it...maybe it just takes more time.

              • Skin Type:
              • Normal
              • Age:
              • 60+
               
              3.0

              Murad

              By Gee3

              from Dekalb, Ill

              About Me Minimalist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Smells Great

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Uneven Skin Tone

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

                I was informed by the associate that I would not see any results for at least a month.

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

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                It may be giving me a rash! Can it be returned?

                By Donna

                from NOLA

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Irritates Skin

                Best Uses

                • Uneven Skin Tone
                • Will try to use less frequently to see

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

                Used nightly as directed. After a week I developed a red, itchy, bumpy rash. Will stop use and try again to see if results are the same.

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

                Works well on dark spots

                By Banker

                from Mesa AZ

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Non-Greasy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use

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

                  Works well on most if my dark spots

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

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                  • Q:

                    Is product safe to use while pregnant or breastfeeding?
                    Asked on 8/17/2017 by Amanda from Wa

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      No, we do not recommend the use of this product during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

                      Answered on 8/25/2017 by Brand Expert from Murad
                  • Q:

                    I have some freckles on my face and I was wondering if this product would lighten them as well as sun spots
                    Asked on 8/6/2017 by Beauty from Los Angeles

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum has been know to lighten all sorts of pigmentation. For best results make sure to be diligent about applying every night and sunscreen is a must.

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

                    Would this product be good for someone with acne prone skin or will it break me out?
                    Asked on 8/5/2017 by d from ny

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      There are so many variables when it comes to acne. Although there are no comedogenic ingredients in the Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum but if you are prone to break outs anything new you add to your regimen could spark a break out.

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

                    What is the amount of glycolic acid in the serum?
                    Asked on 8/3/2017 by mrsedge2009 from Boise, ID

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      The percentage is considered proprietary information but what I can share with you is that Dr. Murad creates formulas based on a result not a percentage. Our products are designed to treat a specific concern within the skin. We do state however that we follow Cosmetic Ingredient Review Board's (CIR) guidelines in regards to AHA (Glycolic and Lactic Acid) percentages and pH levels for safety. The guidelines are as follows:
                      Retail products will have up to 10% and not be lower than pH 3.5.

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

                    I'm a 21 year old and have noticed lots of sun spots and post acne marks on my face. I also have hyperpigmentation (birthmark) on my face and was wondering if this will be good for lightening them, especially the birthmark?
                    Asked on 7/20/2017 by shirley from US

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum would most likely not affect your birthmark. Because of the glycolic acid in the formula, it could brighten the skin over the birthmark but it wouldn't truly change it.

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

                    Does this product help lighten freckles as well as age spots?
                    Asked on 7/7/2017 by Cheryl from Ft Wayne IN

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      If used daily in conjunction with proper sunscreen application it can help to lighten both.

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

                    what is the difference between this and the murad Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel? I am of African descent and have dark spots left from poking my pimples (whoops) and would like to get rid of them fast. can either of the products work?

                    Also, I have dark spots on my chest. so, would I put the product on face and chest or face, neck and chest?

                    thanks
                    Asked on 6/18/2017 by african queen from usa

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      There are just a few formula differences but I would recommend the Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum. And yes it can be applied to your face, neck and chest. But keep in mind, when you are using this product you must be diligent with using a daily daytime moisturizer.

                      Answered on 6/27/2017 by Brand Expert from Murad
                  • Q:

                    I have dark acne scars over my body (I have an medium complexion), none of this is due to sun damage-but will it still help?
                    Asked on 6/15/2017 by Beauty Guru from Dallas, TX

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum will help with any post acne pigment. You will need to be consistent with applying it daily and proper sunscreen is a must.

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

                    hi can i use this product only on dark spots instead of whole face
                    I heard hydroquinone can be harmful, so i want to use as little as possible
                    Asked on 5/11/2017 by stef from saunderstown ri

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum is designed to use all over the face but if you like it is ok to just apply onto the pigmented areas. Just some added information on hydroquinone, since 1982, hydroquinone has been recognized as safe and effective by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), as an OTC (over the counter) topical agent used to reduce hyperpigmentation.

                      Answered on 5/12/2017 by Brand Expert from Murad
                  • Q:

                    Can I use this serum in the morning along with an anti-aging serum?
                    Asked on 5/2/2017 by Skinisin from West Hills, CA

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      We recommend using Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum at night. Please note when on any lightening treatment be very diligent with sunscreen daily.

                      Answered on 5/5/2017 by Brand Expert from Murad
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