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Acne Control Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel

Murad

Acne Control Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel

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Acne Control Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel fades discoloration and dark spots that linger after breakouts have healed. Willow bark and tea tree leaf extract help purify skin as AHAs exfoliate to restore clarity and balance tone. Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel is recommended as a Step 2 treatment to fade acne spots as part of Dr. Murad's inclusive health system of care.

Dermatologist developed. Tested on people, not animals. Formulated without parabens and phthalates.

Massage evenly over clean face, neck and chest. Follow with a Murad Step 3 moisturizer.

Precautions: For external use only.
Active Ingredient: Hydroquinone 2.0%. Inactive Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Alcohol Denat., Glycolic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Methyl Gluceth-10, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract Lecithin, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Tocopherol, Palmitoyl Hydroxypropyltrimonium Amylopectin/Glycerin Crosspolymer, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Rice Amino Acids, Chitosan Ascorbate, Lysine Lauroyl Methionate, Zinc Asparate, Allantoin, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Polyquaternium-10, Hydroxyethylcellulose, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Tetrasodium EDTA, Sodium Metabisulfite, Sodium Sulfite, Sodium Hydroxide.

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MuradAcne Control Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel
 
3.8

(based on 71 reviews)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (52)
  • Effective (43)
  • Soothing (10)
  • Hydrates skin (8)
  • Minimizes pores (8)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (7)
  • Irritates skin (7)
  • Dries out skin (3)

Best Uses

  • Adult acne (32)
  • Moderate acne (27)
  • Blackheads & whiteheads (8)
  • Severe acne (8)
  • Inflammatory acne (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (30), Budget shopper (25)

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1.0

Not worth it at all

By jen

from tallahassee,fl

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Irritates Skin

    Best Uses

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

      This product gave me breakouts within the first few days I have combination/oily skin, please beware and don't keep using if you do experience a breakout.

       
      5.0

      Bless the hands that made this Product!

      By Vic

      from Los Angeles

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Works Effectively

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Scars

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

        Amazing! This product will not disappoint.

         
        5.0

        Acne scar helper

        By Sam

        from West bloomfield MI.

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Works Effectively

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Moderate Acne
          • Teen Acne

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

          It's a good products it works as described o cover acne scar.

           
          4.0

          Amazing

          By CTErin

          from Berlin, CT

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Works Effectively

          Cons

          • Price

          Best Uses

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

            I only gave it 4 stars due to the price, but my acne redness is less noticeable already!

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Don't buy this

            By Emi

            from Atlanta

            Pros

              Cons

              • Causes breakouts
              • Irritates Skin

              Best Uses

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

                This product made me breakout into cysts, do not buy if your skin is sensitive.

                 
                5.0

                Worth every penny

                By Holly

                from Florida

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Hydrates Skin
                • Minimizes Pores
                • Soothing
                • Works Effectively

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Moderate Acne
                  • Teen Acne

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

                  Significantly reduces redness, scars, and dark spots. Although it is expensive, it lasts a long time and is very effective

                   
                  4.0

                  Worth It

                  By R.F.

                  from Pasadena, Ca

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Hydrates Skin
                  • Works Effectively

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Adult Acne
                    • Moderate Acne

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

                    I bought this on an impulse. I was kind of surprised and hesitant because I beleive the retail price was somethign like $65. But I decided to give it a try because I'm tired of having old and new acne scar spots and I was hoping that it might help even out the tone and color. I've been using it for about a week and a half, in conjunction with the Acne Treatment box set, and have definitly seen a lightening of the scars and a brightening in my complexion. I'm glad I decied to buy this on a whim and spend the money because I feel much better about my skin.

                     
                    5.0

                    Amazing!!!!

                    By Kittycatlover

                    from Portland, OR

                    About Me Budget Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Works Effectively

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Adult Acne

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

                      I have been using this product for a week now and my post acne scars have decreased in color significantly! I would highly recommend this product, even though it is a bit pricey.

                       
                      4.0

                      Works so far

                      By Dee Dee

                      from Brentwood Ca

                      About Me Brand Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Works Effectively

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                          You get what you pay for. A little pricey, but its worth every cent. Only been using a week and my post acne scars seems to be evening out with the rest of my skin tone. Not dramatic results yet, but i can see a difference in the week I've been using it. I've been using it along with the anti age acne kit. I wanted to try the kit to try out the spf and satisfied with all the other products in the kit. Give Murad a try.

                           
                          1.0

                          I would not buy this product again

                          By Amy

                          from Chicago

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                            • Irritates Skin

                            Best Uses

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

                              I have very sensitive skin and this product really irritated and inflamed my skin.

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                              • Q:

                                Can this product be used in conjunction with the Murad body spray? If so, how would you recommend doing that?
                                Thanks!
                                Asked on 6/7/2018 by RoRo from Texas

                                1 answer

                                • Brand Expert

                                  A:

                                  You would apply the Clarifying Body Spray and then apply the Post Acne Spot Lightening Gel afterwards.

                                  Answered on 6/12/2018 by Official Answer from Murad from Brand Answer
                              • Q:

                                Before I bought this, I was using a toner AM and PM. Should I still use a toner before applying this gel in the PM or apply directly after cleaning and skip the toner?
                                Asked on 3/25/2018 by Skincare rookie from undisclosed

                                2 answers

                                • Brand Expert

                                  A:

                                  You want to cleanse your skin, apply the toner, then the Post Acne Spot Lightening Gel and your moisturizer. You only want to use the Post Acne Spot Lightening Gel in the evening.

                                  Answered on 3/27/2018 by Official Answer from Murad from Brand Answer
                                • Brand Expert

                                  A:

                                  You would cleanse your skin, then apply your toner and then apply the Post Acne Spot Lightening Gel for your evening regimen. You only want to use the Post Acne Spot Lightening Gel only in the evenings.

                                  Answered on 3/26/2018 by Brand Expert from Murad
                              • Q:

                                Is this product safe to use while breastfeeding?
                                Asked on 3/23/2018 by Rieann from Reading,PA

                                2 answers

                                • Brand Expert

                                  A:

                                  Please be advised that while Murad undergoes all possible safety testing for the quality and efficacy of our products, we have not conducted specific testing for pregnant or lactating women. Dr. Murad recommends that women who are pregnant or lactating consult their physician before using any Murad products.

                                  Answered on 3/27/2018 by Official Answer from Murad from Brand Answer
                                • Brand Expert

                                  A:

                                  Please be advised that while Murad undergoes all possible safety testing for the quality and efficacy of our products, we have not conducted specific testing for pregnant or lactating women. Dr. Murad recommends that women who are pregnant or lactating consult their physician before using any Murad products. Hydroquinone, the active ingredient in this formula, is not safe for pregnant or lactating women.

                                  Answered on 3/26/2018 by Brand Expert from Murad
                              • Q:

                                What is the difference between this product and be Murad Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening serum? I have old scars that I'd like to lighten but can't decide which product to go with:
                                Asked on 3/13/2018 by CT Beauty Consumer from New Haven, CT

                                2 answers

                                • Brand Expert

                                  A:

                                  Both the Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum and the Post Acne Spot Lightening Gel are designed to lighten dark pigmentation however they are slightly different. The Post Acne Spot Lightening Gel has Willow Bark Extract and Tee Tree Oil to help with breakouts while the Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum has several skin conditioners and Chitsoan for a humectant.

                                  Answered on 3/27/2018 by Official Answer from Murad from Brand Answer
                                • Brand Expert

                                  A:

                                  Both the Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum and the Post Acne Spot Lightening Gel are designed to lighten dark pigmentation however they are slightly different. The Post Acne Spot Lightening Gel has Willow Bark Extract and Tee Tree Oil to help with breakouts while the Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum has several skin conditioners and Chitsoan for a humectant.

                                  Answered on 3/19/2018 by Brand Expert from Murad
                              • Q:

                                What is the difference between this product and be Murad Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening serum? I have old scars that I'd like to lighten but can't decide which product to go with:
                                Asked on 3/13/2018 by CT Beauty Consumer from New Haven, CT

                                1 answer

                                • Brand Expert

                                  A:

                                  Both the Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum and the Post Acne Spot Lightening Gel are designed to lighten dark pigmentation however they are slightly different. The Post Acne Spot Lightening Gel has Willow Bark Extract and Tee Tree Oil to help with breakouts while the Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum has several skin conditioners and Chitsoan for a humectant.

                                  Answered on 3/15/2018 by Brand Expert from Murad
                              • Q:

                                So I have the 60 day starter kit and I'm currently using all the steps with the package. I want to know it was significant to use both the ance treatment and the serum I purchased separately to get rid of old scars at night?
                                Asked on 2/20/2018 by Nikki from Warren mi

                                1 answer

                                • Brand Expert

                                  A:

                                  If you are currently breaking out I would continue using the Acne Clearing Solution in the day followed with a day time moisturizer and the Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel at night followed by a night time moisturizer.

                                  Answered on 3/9/2018 by Brand Expert from Murad
                              • Q:

                                when i use this product can i wash my face in the am and use my day time products or do i just re moisturize my face with a moisturizer?
                                Asked on 1/26/2018 by Susie from Apple valley ca

                                1 answer

                                • Brand Expert

                                  A:

                                  We always suggest washing every morning and evening. The Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel would have penetrated down throughout the night so by morning it's important to properly cleanse and treat your skin with either another brightening serum or just a day moisturizer with SPF.

                                  Answered on 2/13/2018 by Brand Expert from Murad
                              • Q:

                                Can I used the Body Shop imperfection night mask over the Murad lightening gel?
                                Asked on 1/14/2018 by Linhoard from undisclosed

                                1 answer

                                • Brand Expert

                                  A:

                                  I'm not familiar with Body Shop products but I do know the Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel should be used over the entire face nightly followed with a moisturizer. No need to apply any other treatments over it.

                                  Answered on 1/26/2018 by Brand Expert from Murad
                              • Q:

                                My skin is VERY sensitive, such as breakouts often, some dry skin, and have tried multiple options...I read a review saying it's not good sensitive skin but am wanting to try, would it be worth trying for people with sensitive skin?
                                Asked on 12/19/2017 by Ally from undisclosed

                                1 answer

                                • Brand Expert

                                  A:

                                  If you have extremely sensitive skin I would suggest working on hydrating your skin first. When our skin is dry it can become very reactive and using active treatment products could cause irritation. I would go back to the basics of cleansing, then using Sensitive Skin Soothing Serum, and Perfecting Day Cream SPF 30 during the day and Hydro Dynamic Ultimate Moisture at night.

                                  Answered on 12/29/2017 by Brand Expert from Murad
                              • Q:

                                I am brown skin colored and I have red scarring from acne and a bit of a rough texture. I still break out but it's not severe. Which one would be better between this one and the age spot? Will the age spot make me break out? And how much salicylic acid does this have?
                                Asked on 9/4/2017 by Km109 from Illinois

                                1 answer

                                • Brand Expert

                                  A:

                                  If you still have a few acne breakouts I would suggest using the Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel. The combination of the hydroquinone and Salicylic Acid will help with post acne pigment. But it is so important to use sunscreen during the day everyday to help further lighten the redness.

                                  Answered on 9/5/2017 by Brand Expert from Murad
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