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Murad Acne Complex Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel

Murad

Acne Complex Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel

Item #: 2146523 Size: 1.0 oz

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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.

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 46 reviews)

76%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (34)
  • Effective (25)
  • Soothing (8)
  • Minimizes pores (6)
  • Hydrates skin (5)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (6)
  • Irritates skin (4)
  • Dries out skin (3)

Best Uses

  • Adult acne (23)
  • Moderate acne (18)
  • Blackheads & whiteheads (8)
  • Severe acne (8)
  • Inflammatory acne (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (21), Budget shopper (16)

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5.0

Love love love it!

By Cludia

from Houston

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Hydrates Skin
  • Minimizes Pores
  • Works Effectively

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Severe Acne

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

    Best part of life is finding your better half of makeup brands or facial help!

     
    2.0

    Hydroquinone 2.0% - The reason I tried the product.

    By JFD8

    from Michigan

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Packaging

    Cons

    • Ineffective

    Best Uses

    • Adult Acne

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

    I've used this gel treatment for over three months; unfortunately, it didn't work for my skin.

    I have oily skin and experienced breakouts on my cheeks and chin. I'm mid-30's and haven't previously experienced acne to this level. Now I am dealing with the redness and uneven texture and it's very frustrating.

    The active ingredient in this gel, Hydroquinone 2.0%, is what made me want to try the product. The gel doesn't have a specific smell - just a light chemical scent when applied. The smell doesn't linger. I used it twice a day after washing my face, followed by moisturizer.

    Over the last three months, I have experienced flare ups of acne. I took pictures from when I started using the gel. Overall, the old scars haven't faded and it hasn't helped prevent or diminish new red spots.

    The product didn't work help my skin, but I don't think it hurt my skin either.

     
    1.0

    No I wouldn't buy Again

    By Explorer

    from Orange County ca

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Ineffective

    Best Uses

    • Adult Acne
    • Blackheads & Whiteheads
    • Inflammatory Acne
    • Moderate Acne

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

    I use this product at night for about 60 days I still get acne and my post acne scars are red. It lightened the scars a little but nothing to be excited about.

     
    5.0

    Wow!

    By Manda the Panda

    from Diamond Bar, Ca

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    • Dries Out Skin

    Best Uses

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

      So I bought this spot lightening gel a week ago because I desperately wanted to lighten up my acne scars. I decided on this brand because it had great reviews on YouTube & Google. Omg! This stuff is legit! I shower before bed every night, put this bad boy on and sleep with it. Within the first 3 nights, my lightest/smaller scars were gone. Vanished! Even my bigger/darker scars that were more of a purple color are now pink-ish & fading. I love it!
      (I'm a light skin tone, adult acne, oily-combo skin)

       
      4.0

      Love at first use

      By Fin

      from Chicago, Il

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Smells Great
      • Soothing
      • Works Effectively

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Adult Acne
        • Blackheads & Whiteheads
        • Moderate Acne

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

        I tried the spot gel first after a couple days using I ordered the full line. I love it so far.

         
        5.0

        Must be diligent for this ronwork

        By TxBonnie

        from Midland Tx

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Soothing
        • Works Effectively

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Adult Acne
          • Moderate Acne
          • Severe Acne
          • Teen Acne

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

          Have only used for two weeks but I can defiantly see a change in the appearance of my skin. Make sure you follow the directions and you must be diligent in using this product. Also please use sunscreen if you will be in the sun for long periods of time.

           
          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.

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              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.

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                      • Q:

                        Can I use this along with the entire acne starter kit or should I substitute it for one of the steps?
                        Asked on 4/13/2016 by Tiffany from Lake Charles, LA

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Yes, we recommend you substitute it for your nighttime serum.

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

                        Does this work on old acne scars or should I use the rapid age spot pigmentation lightening serum? I no longer have acne but I have old acne scars from my teen years.
                        Asked on 3/31/2016 by Curious shopper from Sacramento

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          It depends on the type of scar you have. If it is darker pigmentation then yes, this will help to lighten than scar and your skin will be more even.
                          If it is an indentation, commonly referred to as a pock mark, then it will not really effect it.
                          This product was designed to lighten hyperpigmentation.

                          Answered on 4/1/2016 by Brand Expert from Murad
                      • Q:

                        i have dark spot do to sun damage & also a chemical burn on my face i've try the rapid lighting spot treatment & had no results,i start it using this spot remover will i have better result & can i use them together
                        Asked on 3/26/2016 by Ruthy from TX

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum is Murad's strongest lightning product. It is designed to help diminish dark spots. It has not been tested for burns.
                          Have you used the product for at least 1 month -2 months? Sometimes it can 30-60 days to seen a significant difference because your skin's natural cell turnover takes 30-60 days.
                          We cannot recommend using that product with the Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel. Due to the active ingredients in each it could cause an irritation.

                          Answered on 3/27/2016 by Brand Expert from Murad
                      • Q:

                        My evening moisturizer has Retinol in it. Can I use this product under that or would they interfere with each other?
                        Asked on 3/10/2016 by Raenelle

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          We recommend that you would use this in the morning rather than layer it with your evening moisturizer.

                          Answered on 3/21/2016 by Brand Expert from Murad
                      • 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
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