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Alpha Hydrox

Spotlight Skin Lightener

Item #: 2136720

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Alpha HydroxSpotlight Skin Lightener
 
4.0

(based on 117 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 (43)
  • 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 (6)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (4), Normal (4)

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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!

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    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.

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