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Alpha Hydrox

Spotlight Skin Lightener

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Alpha HydroxSpotlight Skin Lightener
 
4.0

(based on 127 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 (48)
  • 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 (8)
  • Daily use (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (59), Brand buyer (36), Beauty conscious (11), Beauty expert (3)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (9), Normal (8)

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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

        (2 of 2 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

          (2 of 2 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

          (1 of 1 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

            (1 of 1 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
             
            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

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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

                  (4 of 4 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

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