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Alpha Hydrox

Spotlight Skin Lightener

Item #: 2136720

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Alpha HydroxSpotlight Skin Lightener
 
4.0

(based on 129 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 (49)
  • 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)
  • Oily/combination skin (9)
  • Uneven skin tone (9)
  • Daily use (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (59), Brand buyer (36), Beauty conscious (12), Beauty expert (3)
    • Skin Type:
    • Normal (10), Combination (9)

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(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

    (2 of 2 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

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                It works!!

                By artsong

                from Cape Cod, MA

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Moisturizes
                • Non-Greasy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Uneven Skin Tone

                  Comments about Alpha Hydrox Spotlight Skin Lightener:

                  Alpha Hydrox Spotlight is a great product for lightening dark spots. I purchased Spotlight to lighten some dark spots on my hands, and it has helped considerably. Consistent application is the key. According to the product label, Spotlight can be applied twice daily for up to three months; I saw improvement on my dark spots within the first month. Highly recommended!!!!!

                  • Skin Type:
                  • Combination

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Great moisturizer!

                  By Hollywood

                  from Southern California

                  About Me Beauty Conscious

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight
                  • Moisturizes
                  • Non-Greasy
                  • Softens Skin

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use
                    • Enlarged Pores
                    • Fine Lines/Wrinkles

                    Comments about Alpha Hydrox Spotlight Skin Lightener:

                    Yes, it does have an odor that I'm sure some people would find unpleasant. However, the smell DOES fade significantly (almost completely, in fact) within minutes. My hubby is pretty sensitive to bad smells and he never commented, so I know it's not a case of my just getting used to it. So, don't let the comments about this "overpowering, skunky odor" turn you off. it's just not that bad. On to the actual performance of the product! I haven't yet noticed any fading of my extreeeeeeemely stubborn melasma, but I didn't really expect to after only one tube. What I HAVE noticed, though, is a fairly noticeable smoothing of my skin. How noticeable, you ask? I went on vacation for a week and forgot to take it with me. "Well, surely going without it for 6 nights won't make a difference". Oh really? Well, it did. I started to get little bumps and breakouts within a couple of days! So, now that I'm home and using it again, my skin just looks better overall. The AHA's in the cream seem to be doing their thing and getting rid of some of my bumps and flakiness. I find that I need very little of this cream to cover my entire face, so even though the tube is quite small, it's lasted me a month. It's lightweight and glides over my skin effortlessly, yet leaves me feeling moisturized. I've yet to find a cream or lotion that I could say that about, until now. I just wish I could state that it was fading my melasma, but it isn't. Not that it won't over time, though. NO PRODUCT WILL WORK ON MELASMA THAT QUICKLY, and beware of any product endorsement that claims otherwise. I was sucked in one too many times by "OMG, I'm seeing results in less than a week!" type reviews, which simply can't be true (this is confirmed by my dermatologist, by the way). The bottom line is, even if it doesn't ever fade my spots, I'll keep using it because it makes my skin look better overall. Plus, it's cheap!

                    • Skin Type:
                    • Combination

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