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Alpha Hydrox

Spotlight Skin Lightener

Item #: 2136720

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Alpha HydroxSpotlight Skin Lightener
 
4.0

(based on 131 reviews)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (80)
  • Evens out skin tone (71)
  • Noticeable results (63)
  • Non-greasy (50)
  • Improves skin texture (36)

Cons

  • Bad smell (24)
  • Irritates skin (15)
  • Dries out skin (11)
  • No noticeable results (11)

Best Uses

  • Sun damage (66)
  • Fine lines (14)
  • Uneven skin tone (10)
  • Oily/combination skin (9)
  • Daily use (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (59), Brand buyer (36), Beauty conscious (13), Beauty expert (3), Survivalist / minimalist (3)
    • Skin Type:
    • Normal (11), Combination (10)

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5.0

Happily surprised

By Mary Ellen

from Lockport, IL

About Me Beauty Conscious

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Non-Greasy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Uneven Skin Tone

    Comments about Alpha Hydrox Spotlight Skin Lightener:

    I bought this product based on the great reviews and the low price. I've tried a few other products in the past for sun damage spots on my face without much success. I've been using it once or twice a day for about 4 weeks and I'm shocked! The spots are amost gone! I don't even need to cover them up with concealer anymore because they're barey noticeable. I never thought that such an inexpensive cream could fade them after other more expensive products failed. I've started using it for sun spots on my hands and arms now. Before I started using it, I was considering having the spots lasered off. I'm so glad I waited.

    • Skin Type:
    • Combination

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Truly works with time

    By Candice

    from Boston, MA

    About Me Minimalist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Penetrates Skin

    Cons

    • Can Bleach Clothing
    • Takes time

    Best Uses

    • Acne scars
    • Daily Use

    Comments about Alpha Hydrox Spotlight Skin Lightener:

    I purchased this product after experiencing a terrible breakout on my shoulders and back. The breakout went away but left MASSIVE scars. The scars were dark brown and stood out from my skin. I applied Alpha Hydrox to my skin 2-3 times a day for approximately 3 weeks. During the first week, I immediately saw slight lightening of the scars. However, in the 2nd and 3rd weeks, nothing happened. However, with continued use into the 4th week, the scars have faded 60%-70% and are way lighter than they were originally. The only problem with this product is that after utilizing it multiple times a day and seeing results, I got lazy and applied it less often, which caused some of the scars to begin getting dark again. If you are going to use this product and want long term results, remain consistent even as your scars fade away, or else they will come back! Also stay out of the sun or apply sunscreen or the scars will darken. This product is cheap and has worked extremely well, I rely on it heavily.

    • Skin Type:
    • Normal

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    skin lightener

    By maui girl

    from long island new york

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Not Effective

    Best Uses

      Comments about Alpha Hydrox Spotlight Skin Lightener:

      I have olive tone skin. Was trying this for a discoloration between my eye brows. So far I do not really see a difference.

      • Skin Type:
      • Normal

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A product that actually works

      By Lady51

      from Kissimmee, fl

      About Me Minimalist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Non-Greasy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Uneven Skin Tone

        Comments about Alpha Hydrox Spotlight Skin Lightener:

        It works great to get rid of dark spots so skin looks even in color, no bloches

        • Skin Type:
        • Normal

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Works well

        By cynthia

        from toronto, on

        About Me Beauty Expert

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Uneven Skin Tone

          Comments about Alpha Hydrox Spotlight Skin Lightener:

          Seems to be working and I use in conjunction with the other Alpha Hydrox products. Recommended this recently to a friend since I think the brown spots are fading from this cream.

          • Skin Type:
          • Normal
           
          1.0

          didnt work

          By amala394

          from lansing,mi

          About Me Beauty Expert

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Not Effective

            Best Uses

              Comments about Alpha Hydrox Spotlight Skin Lightener:

              did not work at all. will not purchase this in the future.

              • Skin Type:
              • Combination

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              As good as Obagi

              By Happy Face

              from Fresno Ca

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Inexpensive
              • Lightens Skin Discolorati

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

                Comments about Alpha Hydrox Spotlight Skin Lightener:

                After paying so much on Obagi. Finally found a great if not even better skincare product. I use all their products now and saving hundreds of dollars each year. You have totry it!!

                • Skin Type:
                • Combination

                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Excellent. It is actually working.

                By Sherry

                from Mpls., MN

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Non-Greasy

                Cons

                • Irritates Skin

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Redness/ Blotchiness
                • Uneven Skin Tone

                Comments about Alpha Hydrox Spotlight Skin Lightener:

                I used the product per directions, which was 2 X day. I would reduce that to once/day, as it did irritate some of the larger dark spots. It is really lightening almost all of my dark spots better that any other product I have used in the past.

                • Skin Type:
                • Dry

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Works

                By Laura

                from Richmond, VA

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Non-Greasy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Dark spots

                  Comments about Alpha Hydrox Spotlight Skin Lightener:

                  This is the first product that has actually lightened the dark patches on my cheeks. They are not gone but are lighter. This product should only be used for 3 months and I have only been using for a few weeks.

                  • Skin Type:
                  • Normal

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Miracle worker!

                  By Pam

                  from Saint Paul, MN

                  About Me Beauty Expert

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Eliminates brown spots
                  • Works FAST

                  Cons

                  • Irritates Skin

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Uneven Skin Tone

                  Comments about Alpha Hydrox Spotlight Skin Lightener:

                  This is the only brown spot lightener that works. Completely fades spots. Don't waste your money on anything else! Very rarely I experience mild irritation and redness from use, but I just discontinue for a couple days and it's fine.

                  • Skin Type:
                  • Normal

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