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Acne Complex Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel

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MuradAcne Complex Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel
 
3.7

(based on 33 reviews)

76%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (25)
  • Effective (18)
  • Soothing (5)
  • Minimizes pores (4)
  • Hydrates skin (3)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (4)
  • Irritates skin (4)

Best Uses

  • Adult acne (17)
  • Moderate acne (14)
  • Severe acne (6)
  • Blackheads & whiteheads (5)
  • Inflammatory acne (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (15), Budget shopper (9)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Can't wait to see!...

By Courtney :)

from Hickory, NC

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Brightens
  • Easy To Use
  • Evens out skin tone
  • Gives Glow
  • Hydrates Skin
  • Works Effectively

Cons

  • Can Cause Breakout

Best Uses

  • Acne Scarring

Comments about Murad Acne Complex Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel:

This products really does do what it says for the most part. I have pretty dark brown and red acne scarring around my mouth, especially my chin. I am so self conscious about going out without makeup because of not only this, but because my face always seems to be red and splotchy. I was soooo excited to purchase this product after reading all of the positive comments. I started using it right away. I first was my face with the murad acne wash (which dried my skin out) then used my toner (which added a bit of moisture back) then applied the serum (i used 2-3 pumps) it definitely will add the moisture back to your skin. I Do this every night before bed. For the first week of using this serum, it made me get small pimples here and there, but nothing major. After the first week my skin adjusted to it and I didn't get any more breakouts. So yes it may cause a little breakout at first. My skin after one week looks so bright and even, I no longer has the redness!! It's now been 3 weeks of me doing this same routine every night and I'm starting to see a difference in the scarring. They are much lighter, I would say about 40% better. I'm confident that my skin will be completely even after 2-3 months. I'm sooo excited to see the results :) so for anyone that starts using this product and doesn't have a good experience in the beginning, keep using it, it gets better! I knows its a little pricey, but definitely worth it!! Good luck :)

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Horrible!!!

By KarenCas

from Coconut Creek, FL

About Me Beauty Conscious

Pros

    Cons

    • Irritates Skin
    • Not Effective

    Best Uses

      Comments about Murad Acne Complex Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel:

      60 dollars down the drain! I had high hopes for this product and I was looking forward to seeing the results, but not only did I spend too much money for a useless product but I also would wake up every morning with water pimples, I never experienced this before and thanks to this product now I do!

      • Skin Type:
      • Oily

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Acne Complex Post-Acne Spot Lightening G

      By April

      from Mesa, AZ

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • It Seems To Be Lightening
      • Lightening The Acne Scar

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        Comments about Murad Acne Complex Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel:

        The product seems to be lightening the acne scars fairly quickly.

        • Skin Type:
        • Normal

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Adore this skin changer!!!

        By The Doctor

        from Williamsport, PA

        About Me Beauty Expert

        Pros

        • Clears skin
        • Lightweight
        • Softens Skin
        • Soothes Skin

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Enlarged Pores
          • Scars
          • Uneven Skin Tone

          Comments about Murad Acne Complex Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel:

          Wonderful product. I have pale, Irish skin that is super angry over just about anything....I also have acne prone skin.... I've been fighting acne and post-acne scars for years, this topical was recommended by a skin specialist in the store and I will tell you that in combination with their clarifying cleanser and a new moisturizer (Hello, Benefit!) my skin is 98% better than it was 6 months ago. Give it time, it takes patience and re-growth of new skin layers to get turned around, but this WILL help your acne and scarring. My skin is brighter, pores tighter, acne scars lighter and my breakouts are fewer and far between. I also noticed a difference in the few fine lines I've already started to get at 25! Worth the price...a little goes a long way. I'm 2 months into my new bottle and BARELY an inch down.

          • Skin Type:
          • Combination

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome product!

          By Amanda

          from El Paso, TX

          About Me Minimalist

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Non-Greasy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Uneven Skin Tone

            Comments about Murad Acne Complex Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel:

            I love this product! I broke out horribly one summer and was left with extremely dark acne spots. My skin is very light so it looked it looked severe! I used this product religiously am and pm for 3 months and it really worked!!! My entire complexion lightened and cleared up all those nasty dark spots. I've tried so many things but nothing works like this. You just have to be patient. This product is amazing!

            • Skin Type:
            • Oily

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            HELPS BREAKOUTS!!! WOW!!!

            By Kelly

            from Hudson, Oh

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Pros

            • CLEARS SKIN
            • Easy To Use
            • Soothing
            • Works Effectively

            Cons

            • Takes Awhile To Fade Scar

            Best Uses

            • Adult Acne
            • Blackheads & Whiteheads
            • Inflammatory Acne
            • Moderate Acne
            • Severe Acne

            Comments about Murad Acne Complex Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel:

            I NEVER do reviews...basically because I try EVERYTHING and very rarely like something enough to spend the time writing about it! I have been through every product on the market including prescriptions. I'm 35 with occasional breakouts...especially during my period. I tried this product on a whim to help with minor scarring because I didn't want to fill my expensive Tazarac prescription. This product CLEARED my skin!!! Even during my menstrual cycle! I couldn't believe it! I have been through 3 bottles and YES it does fade scars SLOWLY over time with 2x day continuous application. So for those who have tried everything else for breakouts...I Strongly RECOMMEND trying this. I also use Murad face wash and toner in the acne kit and found the whole combo works well together with an mild anti ageing moisturizer and my skin does not dry out at all. Bottom line MURAD HAS REALLY IMPRESSED ME!

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Expensive for 2%

            By dretella

            from Merrillville, IN

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Ineffective

              Best Uses

                Comments about Murad Acne Complex Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel:

                I have a few brown spots on my face that I've tried getting rid of using less expensive products. They never worked, so I thought I'd spend a little more money and buy this. It didn't work either. I've purchased a less expensive, prescription product that has 4% hydroquinone in it, and it seems to be doing the trick.

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                If a laser doesn't work....

                By dretella

                from Merrillville, IN

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Minimizes Pores

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Murad Acne Complex Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel:

                    I bought this hoping that it would reduce the dark spots / acne scars that I have on my face. I've been using it for a few months, and I have only seen a minimal amount of lightening. To be fair, I've had laser treatment on my spots, too, and it hasn't worked either. I have noticed less breakouts, but I don't know if I can attribute that to this product.

                     
                    4.0

                    Working!

                    By Jewing

                    from Greensboro, NC

                    About Me Budget Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Works Effectively

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Adult Acne
                      • Moderate Acne

                      Comments about Murad Acne Complex Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel:

                      I apply the product after cleansing the face 1 -2 times a day. I can see my dark spots fading. Takes longer for the darkest dark spots. Do not put on make-up when wearing this product (make-up will begin to peel).

                       
                      5.0

                      Love this product

                      By Va mom

                      from Yorktown, va

                      About Me Brand Buyer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Soothing
                      • Works Effectively

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Adult Acne
                        • Moderate Acne

                        Comments about Murad Acne Complex Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel:

                        This product works fast at minimizing dark spots left behind from acne scares.

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                        • Q:

                          Does this product have to be used continuously or just until skin looks good and new?
                          Asked on 3/21/2015 by Leigh from San Diego

                          2 answers

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            This could depend on if you have continual breakouts that cause discoloration in the skin. If you do, then we recommend using Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel on a continual basis. We also recommend that you are using an SPF of at least 30 during the day time.

                            Answered on 3/27/2015 by Brand Expert from Murad
                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            This could depend on if you have continual breakouts that cause discoloration in the skin. If you do, then we recommend using Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel on a continual basis. We also recommend that you are using an SPF of at least 30 during the day time.

                            Answered on 3/27/2015 by Brand Expert from Murad
                        • Q:

                          Can I use this under my eyes to remove the dark circles?
                          Asked on 2/18/2015 by Suhaila from Bahrain

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            You do not want to apply any product any closer to the eye than the orbital bone as your body heat will cause the product to spread on the surface of your skin. Hydroquinone is a lightening agent that may indeed help with your dark circles.

                            The Post Acne Spot Lightening Gel will help lighten the pigmentation that concerns you. The most important thing to keep in mind is that the sun causes pigmentation to darken so it is very important to use sunscreen, especially when you are using a product containing hydroquinone.

                            Answered on 2/18/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                        • Q:

                          Can this product be used with the Murad Acne starters kit?
                          Asked on 1/16/2015 by Karishma from UK

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            Yes, you can absolutely use this product in conjunction with the regimen within Acne Starter Kit Item #: 2275280. Every evening after cleansing and toning, massage a thin layer of Murad Acne Complex Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel over face, neck and chest. For optimal results, follow with Oil-Control Mattifier (within the kit) during the day or Skin Perfecting Lotion at night.

                            Answered on 1/22/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                        • Q:

                          If I use this product only once a day at night will it still be affective?
                          Asked on 11/12/2014 by Nina from south bend, IN

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            Yes, this product should only be applied once a day in the evening. Every evening, massage evenly over clean face, neck and chest. Follow with a Murad Step 3 moisturizer.

                            Answered on 11/14/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                        • Q:

                          Can you use this product as a "spot" treatment, ie only on the post acne red spots that you are trying to reduce and not over the entire face?
                          Asked on 8/7/2014 by Jess from Hanover, PA

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            The best practice is to apply all over the face rather than spot treating to avoid a "haloing" effect where the skin appears lighter around the original pigmented area.

                            Answered on 8/11/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                        • Q:

                          Can this product also be used with the murad acne clearing solution... Which one would you apply first?
                          Asked on 5/24/2014 by Cassie

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            Yes, you can use this product in conjunction with Murad Acne Clearing Solution. For best results, we recommend using Murad Acne Complex Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel as your P.M. treatment, applied at bedtime to cleansed skin, followed by your P.M. moisturizer such as Acne Complex Skin Perfecting Lotion. Apply Murad Acne Clearing Solution as your A.M. treatment to cleansed skin, followed by your A.M. moisturizer such as Acne Complex Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15 PA++.

                            Answered on 5/27/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                        • Q:

                          Can I use this under my makeup?
                          Asked on 5/21/2014 by MUNECA from United States

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            Yes, this product can be applied under makeup. Because this product contains exfoliating AHAs, if you use it during the daytime, please make sure to use sun protection to prevent skin damage. We recommend Murad Age Proof Oil-Free Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30/PA+++:
                            http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=prod2131574

                            Answered on 5/21/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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