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MuradAcne Complex Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel

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Acne Complex Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel

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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.

(1.0 oz.)
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 Complex Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel
 
3.8

(based on 40 reviews)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (28)
  • Effective (21)
  • Soothing (6)
  • Minimizes pores (5)
  • Hydrates skin (4)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (4)
  • Irritates skin (4)

Best Uses

  • Adult acne (19)
  • Moderate acne (15)
  • Blackheads & whiteheads (6)
  • Severe acne (6)
  • Inflammatory acne (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (18), Budget shopper (13)

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4.0

I would buy again

By kim

from baton rouge la

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Works Effectively

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      I only use at night. I use a mosturizer with SPF of at least 30 in the day. It takes at least 4 days before seeing results and it does not get rid of dark spots. It lightens up dark spots and minimizes the appearance of them. I also use a exfoliant 3 days a week. I love this product its not harsh on the skin and you get to actually see results with out inflammation.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Love this product

      By Nic

      from Colorado

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • It works

      Cons

      • Smells But Does Work

      Best Uses

      • Adult Acne

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

      Use before bed

       
      5.0

      Love it!

      By BigMommaMott

      from Sellersville, PA

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Helps Heal Acne Quickly

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

          I am always looking for a product to help heal my acne & its scars quickly. I use it at night as soon as I see a blemish starting. It seems to be gone within 4 days. I would just like to see it a little thicker. It's a bit on the runny side, but not terrible.

           
          1.0

          Not Impressed

          By Di

          from Denver, Co

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Didn't work
            • Over Priced
            • Sticky

            Best Uses

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

              I buy all of Murad brand and this stuff does not work and you think it would for that price!!! I've been using it every day for 4 weeks and I have not noticed any change in the color of my acne spots. The only thing that works is Proactive which I was trying to try to get away from the Benzyol Peroxide and used something less harsh on my face. Its way sticky and shinny so you can only use it at night which isn't really good either because then you just wipe it all over your pillow.

               
              4.0

              It's working

              By Rorogo

              from SC

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

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

              It work good but just put it on dark spots because it'll make your face get lighter if you put it on all of it.

               
              5.0

              Worth it

              By Zoella

              from Nashua, NH

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Works Effectively

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Adult Acne
                • Cystic Acne

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

                I have terrible cystic acne scars as well as active cystic acne. I use this alone at night after washing my face with the murad cleanser and I noticed a difference after 3 days.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Highly recommend this product!

                By dinche

                from Twin Falls, Idaho

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Faded Acne Scars
                • Hydrates Skin
                • It Doesn't Dry Out Skin
                • Minimizes Pores
                • Saw Results In 3 Weeks
                • Soothing
                • Treats My Acne
                • Works Effectively

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Blackheads & Whiteheads
                  • Moderate Acne

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

                  I have used numerous skin care products to treat my existing acne as well as fade my acne scars. I have not found anything that works like this product. This is the only thing I put on my face before I go to bed every night and it has cleared up my existing acne, prevented pre-menstrual breakouts, faded my acne scars drastically, and I have only been using it for 3.5 weeks! This is an amazing product, and worth every penny!!

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Can't wait to see!...

                  By Courtney :)

                  from Hickory, NC

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Brightens
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Evens out skin tone
                  • Gives Glow
                  • Hydrates Skin
                  • Works Effectively

                  Cons

                  • Can Cause Breakout

                  Best Uses

                  • Acne Scarring

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

                  This products really does do what it says for the most part. I have pretty dark brown and red acne scarring around my mouth, especially my chin. I am so self conscious about going out without makeup because of not only this, but because my face always seems to be red and splotchy. I was soooo excited to purchase this product after reading all of the positive comments. I started using it right away. I first was my face with the murad acne wash (which dried my skin out) then used my toner (which added a bit of moisture back) then applied the serum (i used 2-3 pumps) it definitely will add the moisture back to your skin. I Do this every night before bed. For the first week of using this serum, it made me get small pimples here and there, but nothing major. After the first week my skin adjusted to it and I didn't get any more breakouts. So yes it may cause a little breakout at first. My skin after one week looks so bright and even, I no longer has the redness!! It's now been 3 weeks of me doing this same routine every night and I'm starting to see a difference in the scarring. They are much lighter, I would say about 40% better. I'm confident that my skin will be completely even after 2-3 months. I'm sooo excited to see the results :) so for anyone that starts using this product and doesn't have a good experience in the beginning, keep using it, it gets better! I knows its a little pricey, but definitely worth it!! Good luck :)

                  (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Horrible!!!

                  By KarenCas

                  from Coconut Creek, FL

                  About Me Beauty Conscious

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Irritates Skin
                    • Not Effective

                    Best Uses

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

                      60 dollars down the drain! I had high hopes for this product and I was looking forward to seeing the results, but not only did I spend too much money for a useless product but I also would wake up every morning with water pimples, I never experienced this before and thanks to this product now I do!

                      • Skin Type:
                      • Oily

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Acne Complex Post-Acne Spot Lightening G

                      By April

                      from Mesa, AZ

                      About Me Beauty Conscious

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • It Seems To Be Lightening
                      • Lightening The Acne Scar

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Daily Use

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

                        The product seems to be lightening the acne scars fairly quickly.

                        • Skin Type:
                        • Normal

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                        • Q:

                          What is the difference between the post acne lightening gel and the environmental shield lightening gel? Are they equal in strength or is one more effective than the other?
                          Asked on 1/30/2016 by Elisa from Oakland CA

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            The Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel has ingredients to fight acne as well as lighten dark spots caused by acne. Rapid Age Spot and Pigemnt Lightening Serum combination of ingredients will lighten hyperpigmentation faster than other over the counter products.

                            Answered on 2/3/2016 by Brand Expert from Murad
                        • Q:

                          Can I use this product even if I still have acne ?
                          Asked on 8/18/2015 by Kari

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Yes, you can! It contains natural acne fighting ingredients like Willow Bark to help treat current acne breakouts. It will help keep those current breakouts from scarring, too!

                            Answered on 8/24/2015 by Brand Expert from Murad
                        • Q:

                          Does this product help with hyperpigmented skin due to hormone and post pregnancy?
                          Asked on 8/1/2015 by Audrey from Houston, tx

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            This product can help with hyperpigmented skin due to the concerns you mentioned however it is has many ingredients that gear it more for acneic skin. If your main concerns are hyperpigmentation then we recommend using Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum, http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=prod2082341. This product has more ingredients that will help brighten and lighten your skin faster.

                            Answered on 8/3/2015 by Brand Expert from Murad
                        • Q:

                          Does this product have to be used continuously or just until skin looks good and new?
                          Asked on 3/21/2015 by Leigh from San Diego

                          2 answers

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            This could depend on if you have continual breakouts that cause discoloration in the skin. If you do, then we recommend using Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel on a continual basis. We also recommend that you are using an SPF of at least 30 during the day time.

                            Answered on 3/27/2015 by Brand Expert from Murad
                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            This could depend on if you have continual breakouts that cause discoloration in the skin. If you do, then we recommend using Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel on a continual basis. We also recommend that you are using an SPF of at least 30 during the day time.

                            Answered on 3/27/2015 by Brand Expert from Murad
                        • Q:

                          Can I use this under my eyes to remove the dark circles?
                          Asked on 2/18/2015 by Suhaila from Bahrain

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            You do not want to apply any product any closer to the eye than the orbital bone as your body heat will cause the product to spread on the surface of your skin. Hydroquinone is a lightening agent that may indeed help with your dark circles.

                            The Post Acne Spot Lightening Gel will help lighten the pigmentation that concerns you. The most important thing to keep in mind is that the sun causes pigmentation to darken so it is very important to use sunscreen, especially when you are using a product containing hydroquinone.

                            Answered on 2/18/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                        • Q:

                          Can this product be used with the Murad Acne starters kit?
                          Asked on 1/16/2015 by Karishma from UK

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            Yes, you can absolutely use this product in conjunction with the regimen within Acne Starter Kit Item #: 2275280. Every evening after cleansing and toning, massage a thin layer of Murad Acne Complex Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel over face, neck and chest. For optimal results, follow with Oil-Control Mattifier (within the kit) during the day or Skin Perfecting Lotion at night.

                            Answered on 1/22/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                        • Q:

                          If I use this product only once a day at night will it still be affective?
                          Asked on 11/12/2014 by Nina from south bend, IN

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            Yes, this product should only be applied once a day in the evening. Every evening, massage evenly over clean face, neck and chest. Follow with a Murad Step 3 moisturizer.

                            Answered on 11/14/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                        • Q:

                          Can you use this product as a "spot" treatment, ie only on the post acne red spots that you are trying to reduce and not over the entire face?
                          Asked on 8/7/2014 by Jess from Hanover, PA

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            The best practice is to apply all over the face rather than spot treating to avoid a "haloing" effect where the skin appears lighter around the original pigmented area.

                            Answered on 8/11/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                        • Q:

                          Can this product also be used with the murad acne clearing solution... Which one would you apply first?
                          Asked on 5/24/2014 by Cassie

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            Yes, you can use this product in conjunction with Murad Acne Clearing Solution. For best results, we recommend using Murad Acne Complex Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel as your P.M. treatment, applied at bedtime to cleansed skin, followed by your P.M. moisturizer such as Acne Complex Skin Perfecting Lotion. Apply Murad Acne Clearing Solution as your A.M. treatment to cleansed skin, followed by your A.M. moisturizer such as Acne Complex Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15 PA++.

                            Answered on 5/27/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                        • Q:

                          Can I use this under my makeup?
                          Asked on 5/21/2014 by MUNECA from United States

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            Yes, this product can be applied under makeup. Because this product contains exfoliating AHAs, if you use it during the daytime, please make sure to use sun protection to prevent skin damage. We recommend Murad Age Proof Oil-Free Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30/PA+++:
                            http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=prod2131574

                            Answered on 5/21/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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