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Murad

Acne Control Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel

1.0 oz Item 2146523

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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
 
3.9

(based on 64 reviews)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (48)
  • Effective (38)
  • Soothing (9)
  • Minimizes pores (7)
  • Hydrates skin (6)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (7)
  • Irritates skin (5)
  • Dries out skin (3)

Best Uses

  • Adult acne (31)
  • Moderate acne (24)
  • Blackheads & whiteheads (8)
  • Severe acne (8)
  • Inflammatory acne (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (28), Budget shopper (24)

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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

    Verified Reviewer

    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.

             
            5.0

            I would buy this product again

            By Cristy

            from Hutto, Texas

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Works Effectively

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Adult Acne

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

              I tried this product for some dark spots I had due to acne and it worked great

               
              5.0

              Works exceptionally well

              By Cat

              from San Jose, CA

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Works Effectively

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                  My skin has always been difficult. I have a lot of scarring and discoloration due to blemishes. I have only been using this product for a few days and I can already see an improvement with spots and discoloration. I am so glad I gave this a try.

                  (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  No results

                  By @tina_witha_chris

                  from Texas

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                  • Badsmell
                  • Ineffective
                  • Sticky

                  Best Uses

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

                    After reading all the reviews I decided to buy this product to see if it would help remove some of my acne scars but after 2 1/2 weeks I saw no results. My skin looked exactly the same.

                     
                    5.0

                    I have used this product before and I love it

                    By chloe

                    from florida

                    About Me Brand Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Minimizes Pores

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Adult Acne

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

                      This product does exactly what it says.

                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      will repurchase definitely worth the money!!!

                      By Michelle lee

                      from Zionsville pa

                      About Me Budget Buyer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Works Effectively

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Moderate Acne

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

                        I started using this in my routine and I feel as though it controls my breakouts on my chin a lot better than most products.

                        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Exactly what I needed

                        By Lauryn

                        from CA

                        About Me Brand Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Works Effectively

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Adult Acne
                          • Moderate Acne
                          • Teen Acne

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

                          I had very frequent breakouts alongside some cystic acne. I've been able to lock in on a skincare routine that has cleared my skin up a lot, but I was still left with all the previous scars. After some research I learned about hydroquinone which this product has. I used this every other day for a month before I started seeing results. While it takes some time my spots are getting noticeabley lighter and I'm not even close to halfway done with this bottle yet. I really do think this is worth the price tag, just stick with it.

                           
                          5.0

                          Love, Love, Love this product!

                          By Bigmama

                          from Menifee

                          About Me Budget Buyer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Works Effectively

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • works great on diminishing acne spots

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

                            This product is great is you have acne or dark spots.

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                            • 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

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                                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

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                              • 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:

                              Can I use this and get exposed to sun after?
                              Asked on 8/14/2017 by Aysha aysha from undisclosed

                              1 answer

                              • Brand Expert

                                A:

                                I would recommend not using the Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel if you know you are going to be in the sun. If it's just casual exposure that's ok as long as you pair it with a sunscreen but if you know you will be in direct sun for an extended amount of time I would wait to start.

                                Answered on 8/15/2017 by Brand Expert from Murad
                            • Q:

                              Do you use this product twice a day and all over your face? Also if you wear it under makeup will a primer with spf work for preventing damage?
                              Asked on 8/8/2017 by Lindsey from undisclosed

                              1 answer

                              • Brand Expert

                                A:

                                It is best used at night. When using any lightening product make sure to be diligent with your daily SPF.

                                Answered on 8/11/2017 by Brand Expert from Murad
                            • Q:

                              What affordable moisturiser can I use with this gel? It is so drying! My skin is combination oily but with this gel, it has turned dry.
                              Asked on 7/8/2017 by black beauty from Boston, MA

                              1 answer

                              • Brand Expert

                                A:

                                If you still have active breakouts I would suggest Skin Perfecting Lotion but if you are not having active breakouts I would suggest Hydro Dynamic Ultimate Moisturizer. And a quick application tip for the Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel would be just apply one pump for the entire face.

                                Answered on 7/12/2017 by Brand Expert from Murad
                            • Q:

                              Can this product be used on your back as well?
                              Asked on 6/30/2017 by ... from South Carolina

                              1 answer

                              • Brand Expert

                                A:

                                Yes but if you are going out in the sun and your back is exposed make sure to apply sunscreen.

                                Answered on 7/12/2017 by Brand Expert from Murad
                            • Q:

                              I am using the acne starter kit. How does this fit in?
                              Asked on 6/12/2017 by Dorothy from California

                              1 answer

                              • Brand Expert

                                A:

                                The Post Acne Spot Lightening Gel is used at night to help reduce pigmentation caused by breakouts. Please remember to also use a sunscreen during the day to protect you from further pigmentation.

                                Answered on 6/15/2017 by Brand Expert from Murad
                            • Q:

                              Hello, is it compulsory to use a moisturizer after application of the murad post acne spot lightening gel? If yes, how long should one wait after applying the gel before layering the moisturizer? Also, I have acne scars and spots. I also have a some roughness on my face. Will this product address all these issues?
                              Asked on 5/15/2017 by Ade from Lagos, Nigeria

                              1 answer

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                                A:

                                Yes Dr. Murad always recommends to us a daily and nightly moisturizers after application of a serum. Generally one would wait about a minute to allow the serum to fully absorb into the skin. Because Post Acne Spot Lightening Gel also contains glycolic acid will help with some roughness issues especially when followed by a moisturizer.

                                Answered on 5/16/2017 by Brand Expert from Murad
                            • Q:

                              Can this be used with the environmental shield starter kit? I have a dark spot on my chin from after a big breakout and am wondering which to use..the serum in the kit or this?
                              Asked on 4/3/2017 by Jess from Houston, TX

                              1 answer

                              • Brand Expert

                                A:

                                Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Gel can be used to treat the dark spot. Make sure to protect your skin from the environment too with a SPF daily.

                                Answered on 4/5/2017 by Brand Expert from Murad
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