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ProactivAdvanced Dark Spot Correcting Serum

Proactiv

Advanced Dark Spot Correcting Serum

1.0 oz Item 2500642

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Now you can fade and renew unwanted dark spots left behind by cleared acne blemishes with Proactiv's Advanced Dark Spot Correcting Serum. This advanced treatment serum with maximum-strength skin lightening medicine - the most effective you can buy without a prescription - helps to gradually fade dark marks caused by sun damage, like freckles, age and liver spots. It goes on invisibly - even under makeup.

Features:
  • Gradually fades dark brownish discoloration, pigment, spots, and blotches
  • Helps lighten post acne marks
  • Helps calm and soothe the skin with sea buckhorn
  • Can also be used for the gradual fading of freckles and age and liver spots
  • Clear, gel-like serum formula
  • Paraben-free
  • Non-Comedogenic
  • Dermatologist tested
After thoroughly cleansing the skin, apply a thin layer to the affected area or as directed by a doctor. Discontinue use if no improvement is seen after 3 months of treatment. Avoid unnecessary sun exposure and use a sunscreen during the day of SPF 15 or higher.

Precautions: For external use only. When using this product avoid unnecessary sun exposure and use a sunscreen. Some users of this product may experience a mild skin irritation. Do not use on children under 12 years of age, unless directed by a doctor. Stop use and ask a doctor if skin irritation becomes severe or gradual darkening of the skin occurs. If pregnant or breast feeding, ask a health professional before use. Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

Sensitivity Test for a New User: Apply product sparingly to one or two small affected areas during the first 3 days. If no discomfort occurs, follow the directions stated below.

Sensitivity Test: After thoroughly cleansing the skin, apply a thin layer to the affected area or as directed by a doctor. Discontinue use if no improvement is seen after 3 months of treatment. Keep away from eyes, lips and mouth. Avoid product contact with hair and dyed fabrics, including carpets and clothing which may be bleached by this product. Lightening effect of this product may not be noticeable when used on very dark skin. This product may darken over time which is normal and does not affect the product performance. If going outside, apply sunscreen after using this product. If irritation or sensitivity develops, stop use of both products and ask a doctor.
Active: Hydroquinone, 2%. Inactive: Water, Alcohol Denat., PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Polysorbate 20, Hippophae Rhamnoides Oil, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Sodium Metabisulfite, Sodium Sulfite, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Fragrance.

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ProactivAdvanced Dark Spot Correcting Serum
 
4.3

(based on 15 reviews)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (12)
  • Effective (10)
  • Hydrates skin (4)
  • Soothing (4)
  • Minimizes pores (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Adult acne (3)
  • Moderate acne (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (7), Budget shopper (3)

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Not happy so far

By KikiNOTkardashian

from Florida

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Soothing

Cons

  • Runny
  • Small supply

Best Uses

    Comments about Proactiv Advanced Dark Spot Correcting Serum:

    I was really excited to try this after reading the reviews but am quickly realizing this purchase might have been a mistake. I initially wasn't too concerned about the amount of product for the price, it's skincare so it's what I expect. However, this product recommends twice a day usage and a little over a week later I seem to be halfway done with the bottle (which is another complaint; the bottle is frosted glass which makes it REALLY HARD to tell how much is actually in it). The consistency of the formula is runny which can be an issue when applying to patches of hyperpigmentation and even once the product dries I have a hard time using anything else after because this tends to rub off if anything goes over it. Most importantly, I haven't noticed any changes in my skin yet.

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    On the fence

    By Bridgette

    from San Diego

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Proactiv Advanced Dark Spot Correcting Serum:

        I have not seen a difference yet. I've been using for two weeks, still no results.

         
        5.0

        This product faded my acne scarring

        By D

        from Atlanta, GA

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Works Effectively

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Proactiv Advanced Dark Spot Correcting Serum:

            This products faded most of my acne scarring in about 3 weeks. It is amazing!

             
            5.0

            It really works

            By Titi

            from Levittown ny

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Works Effectively

            Cons

            • Dries Out Skin

            Best Uses

            • Dark spot

            Comments about Proactiv Advanced Dark Spot Correcting Serum:

            Great product

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Worth the Money

            By Amanda

            from Northern VA

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Works Effectively

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Adult Acne

              Comments about Proactiv Advanced Dark Spot Correcting Serum:

              This really works. At 26, I still suffer from acne, and this helps with my scarring. It is expensive, but I think it is worth the money since it works for me. I am purchasing my third bottle.

              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              amazing

              By @plsv_a

              from Atlanta GA

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Works Effectively

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Moderate Acne

                Comments about Proactiv Advanced Dark Spot Correcting Serum:

                I looked into dark spot remover because I am pregnant with my second child (im 28) and started noticing dark skin that I feel makes me look I have a mustache on my upper lip. I selected this product because I used proactive as a teenager so I trust the brand and the price was reasonable compared to other products with similar ratings that were much more expensive.
                I am 4 days in 4 DAYS!!!! and the dark spots from this pregnancy & my first pregnancy are almost gone. My very minimal acne scaring -- spots that kind of look like active pimples but are easily concealed with makeup, seem to be taking a little longer, but hey, only 4 days in, i'm sure they will start to disappear. I couldn't be happier. I have all white linens so i'm not sure if it bleaches stuff or not. Iv used it twice a day everyday. I'm very impressed. my skin overall seems brighter and softer. No burning, peeling or weird side effects. I typically feel burning from topical skin treatments, but nothing with this.

                 
                5.0

                I would buy this product again!!

                By Shi

                from North Haven Ct

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Moderate Acne

                  Comments about Proactiv Advanced Dark Spot Correcting Serum:

                  It's affective and work as it says!

                  (2 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Not seeing results

                  By CP

                  from Arlington TX

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                  • Ineffective

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Proactiv Advanced Dark Spot Correcting Serum:

                    Have been using this for about a week now and unfortunately have not seen any results. I may be taking this back but will give it one more week.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    This product is amazing!!!

                    By Lucy

                    from Sur Carolina

                    About Me Brand Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Hydrates Skin
                    • Works Effectively

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Proactiv Advanced Dark Spot Correcting Serum:

                        I definitely recommended to a friend, it really works on my my spot, I've been trying a lot of different products, until a friend told me about this product and I tried, and finally my spot disappear!! Thanks proactiv amazing product!!

                        (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        I will continue to buy this

                        By Angelbaby

                        from Maynardville tn

                        About Me Budget Buyer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • I have bad melasma and it seems to have to bit
                        • Works Effectively

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Proactiv Advanced Dark Spot Correcting Serum:

                            This product has lightened my melasma quite a bit

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                            • Q:

                              Is this product okay to use if I tan in a tanning bed but use sunscreen on my face?
                              Asked on 1/22/2018 by Freckles from undisclosed

                              1 answer

                              • Staff Expert

                                A:

                                We apologize for our delayed response. Please contact gethelp@ulta.com for assistance. Thanks!

                                Answered on 2/21/2018 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                            • Q:

                              Does this product clear acne scars?
                              Asked on 8/17/2017 by vivienne76 from Chicago

                              1 answer

                              • Brand Expert

                                A:

                                This product helps lighten post acne marks as well as fade and renew unwanted dark spots.

                                Answered on 8/25/2017 by Brand Expert from Proactiv
                            • Q:

                              How often should you use it.? Once a day or twice.? Morning or night or both
                              Asked on 7/8/2017 by Jenee from Saint Petersburg, Fl

                              1 answer

                              • Brand Expert

                                A:

                                You may use up to twice a day, as often as needed. Apply a sunscreen during the day if using this product.

                                Answered on 7/27/2017 by Brand Expert from Proactiv
                            • Q:

                              Hiw do you use this with the 3 step + system? Before or after the 3rd step?
                              Asked on 4/24/2017 by SB from Orlando

                              1 answer

                              • Brand Expert

                                A:

                                You may use our Advanced Dark Spot Correcting Serum before OR after step 3 in our system, but we would recommend using it between steps 2 and 3. Also, be sure to use with an SPF if you have sun exposure.

                                Answered on 5/5/2017 by Brand Expert from Proactiv
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