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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 287 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (140)
  • Non-greasy (97)
  • Evens out skin tone (87)
  • Noticeable results (77)
  • Lightweight (60)

Cons

  • Bad smell (25)
  • No noticeable results (17)
  • Irritates skin (16)
  • Not effective (12)
  • Doesn't work (6)

Best Uses

  • Sun damage (79)
  • Uneven skin tone (64)
  • Daily use (60)
  • Sensitive skin (21)
  • Redness/ blotchiness (17)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (79), Budget shopper (75), Beauty conscious (58), Survivalist / minimalist (22), Beauty expert (5)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (34), Normal (33), Oily (14), Dry (10)

Reviewed by 287 customers

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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

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Murad my best friend

      By Louie

      from Waco Texas

      About Me Minimalist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Non-Greasy
      • Softens Skin

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

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

        Awesomest skincare I've tried so far.

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

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Really works !

        By RR

        from Pearland Texas

        About Me Minimalist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Uneven Skin Tone

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

          Works !

          • Skin Type:
          • Normal
          • Age:
          • 45-59
           
          5.0

          Great results

          By Sharon

          from Las Cruces NM

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightens dark spots. Need less concealer.
          • Lightweight
          • Non-Greasy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Uneven Skin Tone

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

            I have used this daily for six months and noticed better skin tone and lightened dark spots.

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

            (4 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            I would not repurchase this product.

            By Ashton

            from Cary, NC

            About Me Beauty Expert

            Pros

            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Bad Smell
            • Not Effective

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

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

            I noticed that many of the reviews are from women in their 30s-60s, so I wanted to write a review from the perspective of a 25 year old just in case there are any younger women checking out this product. I recognize that this product is aimed at more mature skin, but I received it in the sample size with a kit that I purchased and was excited at the prospect of it helping with some residual acne scarring. I have been using it nightly for about a month and a half, and I have noticed absolutely no difference, and the smell is so horrifying that I have to literally hold my breath to be able to stand putting it on my face. If you are sensitive to smell, do not even bother. From what I've gathered from the other reviews, if you do have more mature skin, you may love this, but otherwise, I would say pass on the huge price tag!

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

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I will continue to buy this product.

            By Tracy

            from Baytown, TX

            About Me Minimalist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Moisturizes
            • Softens Skin
            • Soothes Skin

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Uneven Skin Tone

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

              This product removes dark spots quickly.

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

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Really works!

              By Jess

              from Mercedes Tx.

              About Me Minimalist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Non-Greasy
              • Smells Great

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Uneven Skin Tone

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

                I use it every night

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

                (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Amazing and fast results

                By FatherTina

                from Wesley Chapel, FL

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

                I had no idea what I was getting myself in to when I purchased this at my Ulta store. The woman who assisted me assured me that this was the product for my skin type. I suffer from severe dark spots, I've tried Lanc�me, Clinique, African black soaps, (200-300$) chemical peels, and other drug store products for them and had NEVER seen results. I took a chance on this product as my wedding day was approaching and I'm so happy. After just one week they were lightening, I didn't notice until my family said something and then I started taking pictures which I highly recommend doing because it puts things in perspective. These are VERY dark marks that I've had more a little over a year and they are almost gone. The products goes on great and absorbs into the skin nicely, I have oily skin and this does not make it worse. Take the chance on this product, it's worth it.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                REALLY WORKS !!! AND FAST

                By Jkrisko

                from Nebraska

                About Me Beauty Expert

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Uneven Skin Tone

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

                    Wow... delivers real results and fast. Well worth the money

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

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                    • 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
                    • Q:

                      Will this product help lighten my reddish discolored face? I use a lot of green pigmented makeup to help but just found this that I was given as a sample to try. I've used for 2 days so far and I think I notice a difference already?? Or maybe I'm just hoping so.. thanks :)
                      Asked on 10/20/2016 by Klang from Anchorage AK

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        This product was designed to help take your skin back to how it looked before the sun and environment damaged it. It will even skin tone.

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