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Alpha Hydrox

Spotlight Skin Lightener

Item #: 2136720

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Alpha HydroxSpotlight Skin Lightener
 
4.0

(based on 119 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (80)
  • Evens out skin tone (71)
  • Noticeable results (63)
  • Non-greasy (44)
  • Improves skin texture (36)

Cons

  • Bad smell (24)
  • Irritates skin (13)
  • Dries out skin (11)
  • No noticeable results (11)

Best Uses

  • Sun damage (66)
  • Fine lines (14)
  • Oily/combination skin (9)
  • Sensitive skin (6)
  • Age spots (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (59), Brand buyer (36), Beauty conscious (7)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (5), Normal (5)

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4.0

Skin pigmentation

By Beach girl

from Ponte Vedra Beach, Fl

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Actually Took Away Most O
  • Removes Most Of My Brown
  • Removes Some Of My Brown
  • Spots
  • Took Away Some Keritosis

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Alpha Hydrox Spotlight Skin Lightener:

    It actually removed some of my imperfections.

    • Skin Type:
    • Normal

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Patience, It Works, We're All Different

    By Asian with Scars from Bites

    from California

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Pros

    • Cost Effective
    • Easy To Apply
    • Lightens skin
    • Lightweight
    • Non-Greasy
    • Smells Great

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Uneven Skin Tone

      Comments about Alpha Hydrox Spotlight Skin Lightener:

      I did a lot of research before seeking this out.

      As an Asian who is active outdoors, mosquito and chigger bites come with the territory. There are times when I don't have the lemon/eucalyptus repellent that is the only non-toxic mix to ever work with confidence, nor the gold bond powder or sulfa powder required to deter chiggers. Both mosquito and chigger bites will leave a permanent dark scar. And when you're a magnet, it's very frustrating when you grew up having nice skin without blemishes.

      As for people who get a rash or other, as with anything, there are always exceptions. There will always be some people who are allergic to some component within a medication. If it doesn't work for you, try something else.

      After a couple of weeks of regular application twice a day, there is very noticeable lightening. I expect the areas to be gone with continued use according to directions. So far I am very pleased with the results since it's an investment that will last. That's another thing... this product is very cost effective. I paid under $8.00 at a local store since it was on sale.

      While I'm usually very sensitive to smell, I really don't think this smells bad at all. And it certainly doesn't linger once it soaks in which takes half a minute. Don't stick your nose in it if you don't like it. Cough syrup smells so much worse!

      • Skin Type:
      • Combination
       
      5.0

      Works!

      By MCLMD

      from Maryland

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Effective
      • Non-Greasy

      Cons

      • Bad Smell

      Best Uses

      • Uneven Skin Tone

      Comments about Alpha Hydrox Spotlight Skin Lightener:

      I started seeing results after 3 days day. After two weeks dark spots that had been there for almost two years are gone! Ive tried more expensive things that didnt work as well as this. The smell is certainly not good but ppl are overly dramatic about the smell imo. Its chemicals and thats what it smells like. But it works!

      • Skin Type:
      • Normal
       
      5.0

      Works Awesome!

      By Helen

      from Vacaville

      About Me Minimalist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Alpha Hydrox Spotlight Skin Lightener:

            Quick results in a few weeks.

            • Skin Type:
            • Combination
             
            2.0

            Works but the smell is awful!

            By K9Love

            from Mission Viejo

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Pros

            • Inexpensive
            • Lightens Brown Spots

            Cons

            • Smells terrible

            Best Uses

            • Uneven Skin Tone

            Comments about Alpha Hydrox Spotlight Skin Lightener:

            This product does work but the smell is so bad that I can't use it anymore. I got through one tube and in a month, my brown spots had faded. Unfortunately, I can't get over how horrible the smell is so I won't be buying this product again. I'm bummed because it's reasonably priced.

            • Skin Type:
            • Normal
             
            1.0

            had to return this

            By suzyq

            from san jose

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Causes breakouts
            • Irritates Skin

            Best Uses

              Comments about Alpha Hydrox Spotlight Skin Lightener:

              I used it on the sides of my face where I noticed I was getting some Brown spots. It made me break out with small pimples in the areas I used it. I tried it for about a week to see if my skin would adjust, but I gave up and ended up returning it. I do like their other products though - the face wash and lotion work well with my skin and have made my complexion smoother and brighter.

              • Skin Type:
              • Combination
               
              4.0

              results after many weeks..

              By grami

              from Alameda

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Takes A Long Time

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Alpha Hydrox Spotlight Skin Lightener:

                  Not fast in results but after many weeks does seem t to be changing the appearance of dark spots...now using my THIRD tube.

                  • Skin Type:
                  • Normal
                   
                  1.0

                  Really Bad Odor

                  By Love Ulta

                  from Brandon Florida

                  About Me Beauty Conscious

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight
                  • Non-Greasy

                  Cons

                  • Bad Smell
                  • This Cream Smells So Bad

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Alpha Hydrox Spotlight Skin Lightener:

                    I wish I could comment on the effectiveness of the product. Unfortunately, I tried to use it twice - but the odor was so bad I had to stop. Not sure what causes that terrible smell but I could not tolerate it.

                    • Skin Type:
                    • Combination

                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Amazing!

                    By Ravensriver

                    from Albuquerque, NM

                    About Me Beauty Conscious

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight
                    • Non-Greasy

                    Cons

                    • Bad Smell

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use

                    Comments about Alpha Hydrox Spotlight Skin Lightener:

                    This is an amazing product! It does exactly what it says it will do! I have used many, many lightening creams for brown spots but none as effective as this one! It does have a really bad smell (like perms from the old days), and it can irritate the skin if used the way it says to, but I have made adjustments. When my skin started developing a rash, I used it only once per day. If it continued, then I used it every other day. I sometimes mix a little of the product with some face cream and dab it on that way. Either way I use it, those brown spots are fading and fading fast! I would have given it a five star but that smell is pretty bad!

                    • Skin Type:
                    • Combination

                    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    spotty spots

                    By Tiara B

                    from Bronx,Ny

                    Comments about Alpha Hydrox Spotlight Skin Lightener:

                    I had a breakout through the summer due to extra strong vitamins.. my face was so spotty and i felt ugly. majority of my spots faded but i had a couple stubborn spots on my cheeks so i decided to order this and try it. i was very skeptical thinking it would be a waste but since the spots were fading but needed more help i decided to try it.. honestly in less than 5 uses and i see a huge difference. my biggest spot is almost gone and will probably be gone in time for my birthday (exactly what i wanted) there's a great amount of product and ill recommend it to my cousin for her dark spots. i'm so happy i purchased this!

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