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Advanced Dark Spot Correcting Serum

Proactiv

Advanced Dark Spot Correcting Serum

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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
 
4.2

(based on 18 reviews)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (14)
  • Effective (12)
  • Hydrates skin (4)
  • Soothing (4)
  • Minimizes pores (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Moderate acne (4)
  • Adult acne (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (9), Budget shopper (4)

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(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

WATCH OUT!!!!!

By lc

from Rogers, Arkansas

About Me Brand Buyer

Comments about Proactiv Advanced Dark Spot Correcting Serum:

I was so excited to use this but when I got home, I realized that on the bottom of the bottle it had an expiration date of 06/17 and I bought this on March 23, 2018. That's almost a year of an expiration product. During this year they should of gotten rid of this but no, they didn't. They didn't even bother going through and checking to see if all the products were valid and in good condition. Really!!!! That's what you call service. Use at your own risk.

 
5.0

Best stuff ever!!!!

By BB

from Dallas Tx

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Works Effectively

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Moderate Acne

    Comments about Proactiv Advanced Dark Spot Correcting Serum:

    Best still ever it really works!!!

     
    5.0

    Love this stuff

    By Jess

    from Lebanon, PA

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Proactiv Advanced Dark Spot Correcting Serum:

        I've tried so many products for dark spots, both expensive and affordable and this is the ONLY product that works for me. I literally see a difference in two days with this stuff, it last me a while to so it's worth the price.

        (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 2 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.

                    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    amazing

                    By @plsv_a

                    from Atlanta GA

                    About Me Brand Buyer

                    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!

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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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