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Alpha Hydrox

Spotlight Skin Lightener

Item #: 2136720

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Alpha HydroxSpotlight Skin Lightener
 
4.1

(based on 111 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (80)
  • Evens out skin tone (71)
  • Noticeable results (63)
  • Non-greasy (41)
  • Improves skin texture (36)

Cons

  • Bad smell (22)
  • Irritates skin (12)
  • 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)

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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!

 
5.0

Requires patience but worth it

By Garden Gal

from Santa Clarita, CA

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Non-Greasy

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Alpha Hydrox Spotlight Skin Lightener:

      I have been using this product for more than two months and apply morning and evening. While it is not a "fast" fix, my spots are slowly diminishing. The overall appearance of my skin has improved. It does not cause dryness and there are no adverse reactions.

      • Skin Type:
      • Normal
       
      1.0

      I didn't know that skunks got perms

      By justmy2cents

      from eastern US

      Pros

        Cons

        • Bad Smell
        • Worst Smell Ever

        Best Uses

          Comments about Alpha Hydrox Spotlight Skin Lightener:

          I haven't been using this product long enough to know if it actually works or not. But I have been using it long enough to say that it smells TERRIBLE! Seriously, it smells like a skunk getting a perm - extremely offensive. I have used other skin lightening products and none of them smelled even remotely like this one. I thought I'd surely gotten a bad batch, but then I read other reviews and discovered that it's a common complaint with this product. I disagree with others that have said you get used to the smell - not so. Regardless of whether it ends up actually doing what it's supposed to do or not, I will NOT be repurchasing this product. Extremely disappointed that I wasted my money.

           
          5.0

          It's Working on old Chigger Bites

          By Grateful!

          from Missouri

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Evens Out Skin Tone
          • Improves Skin Texture
          • Non-Greasy
          • Noticeable Results
          • Smells Great
          • Soothing

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Asian Skin
            • Chigger And Insect Bites

            Comments about Alpha Hydrox Spotlight Skin Lightener:

            I was seriously attacked by chiggers - several dozen bite all over the body. I did a lot of research and hesitated quite a bit about the thought of Hydroquinone but I was looking for something effective and decided to try it. Been using it 3.5 days now. Applying every 12 hours. Dabbed on directly from the tube. By the time I'm finished finding every spot, most have soaked in on their own.

            It took this long to start to see a visible lightening of several dozen chigger bites. I expect it will take a few weeks to see if it can fade the discolorations to a point where they won't be so noticeable as they are now. I was skeptical and am keeping expectations realistic.

            Discolorations on Asian skin can be more challenging. As others mentioned, for the price this definitely has value. I don't find the smell to be unpleasant. It's definitely worth trying unless you want to schedule an appointment with a dermatologist.

            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            SUPER FANTASTIC IT WORKS!!!!

            By loves corgi's

            from san diego

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Bad Smell

              Best Uses

              • Sun Damage

              Comments about Alpha Hydrox Spotlight Skin Lightener:

              I have tried for years several brands of dark spot corrector like Murad, Clinique, Estee Lauder, Lancome, etc.. all to no noticeable difference. this product cleared up those dark spots and continues to break the spots up. It has s smell to it, but you get used to it. Recommended by Paula Begoun the cosmetics cop.

               
              4.0

              Skin lightened

              By Grandmom

              from Chapel Hill, nc

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Evens Out Skin Tone
              • Improves Skin Texture
              • Non-Greasy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Alpha Hydrox Spotlight Skin Lightener:

                  Much better than other products I have tried for lightening discoloration.

                   
                  2.0

                  Contains Mineral Oil

                  By Roxy4040

                  from Miami Beach

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Evens Out Skin Tone

                  Cons

                  • Bad Smell
                  • Too Greasy

                  Best Uses

                  • Dry/Chapped Skin

                  Comments about Alpha Hydrox Spotlight Skin Lightener:

                  Was not aware that there was Mineral Oil in this Product until I got it in the Mail. It has to be the WORST smelling skin care product I've ever used. Mineral Oil can break me out, so I'm using it on the spots on my chest, and a little on my check area that doesn't break out much. It takes a few months to see results with these products.

                   
                  3.0

                  Too soon to tell

                  By Liz

                  from Phoenix, AZ

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                  • Bad Smell
                  • Irritates Skin
                  • No Noticeable Results

                  Best Uses

                  • Sensitive Skin

                  Comments about Alpha Hydrox Spotlight Skin Lightener:

                  I bought this product a week ago after reading awesome reviews. I definitely cleared up my acne on my chin/neck area, but not on cheeks :( I'm thinking maybe because those are bigger pimples. I also started breaking out badly on my forehead which I never do!! I put in on one pimple I had near my eyebrow and BAM! It's as if mountains just grew over night on my forehead. I'm not sure if it's because I also use sun screen since I live in a city that's practically an oven and it's recommended that I use some kind of SPF.
                  It hasn't cleared up any acne marks, maybe I just need to give it a little more time, but overall not really impressed and it has a horrible smell. Which after a few days you get use to.
                  I will post again after a couple of months once it's all gone.
                  Also something that is great about this product is that you only use a little bit at a time, so it's going to last you a while.

                   
                  4.0

                  Just awesome!

                  By MPickles

                  from California

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Evens Out Skin Tone
                  • Improves Skin Texture
                  • Minimizes Wrinkles
                  • Non-Greasy
                  • Noticeable Results

                  Cons

                  • Bad Smell
                  • Irritates Skin

                  Best Uses

                  • Dark Spots
                  • Deep Wrinkles
                  • Fine Lines
                  • Sun Damage

                  Comments about Alpha Hydrox Spotlight Skin Lightener:

                  Absolutely, hands down, delivers on its promises/claims. Just as I expected. As with most AHA products, you already know that it can irritate the skin. lt's an acid product. It also comes with an unpleasant scent. With all that being said, l love, love, love this product. I had results after the first use! I have a dark spot on my chin thanks to picking on a pimple that never existed. Since I have used AHA products before, I knew this product would get rid of it. As it stands, the dark spot has faded dramatically, my skin texture has improved and gets better after each use. Sun damage is practically being erased in my sleep! Who doesn't want to wake up with better skin?!

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