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Environmental Shield Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum

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Environmental Shield Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum

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85% of Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum users saw spots lighten in just 1 week.* Hydroquinone fades dark spots, age spots and freckles while Hexapeptide-2, an advanced skin-lightening peptide helps even skin tone. Glycolic acid exfoliates to remove dead skin cells, helping the active ingredient to penetrate quickly for faster results.

Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum is recommended as the Step 2 treatment in any Murad Environmental Shield regimen, and targets dark spots and skin discoloration as part of Dr. Murad's Inclusive Health system of care.

*In a Murad sponsored study. Individual results will vary. Study results on file.

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, Dextran, Hexapeptide-2, Rice Amino Acids, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Urea, Yeast Amino Acids, Trehalose, Inositol, Taurine, Betaine, Zinc Gluconate, Ascorbic Acid, Chitosan, Propyl Gallate, Nonoxynol-10, Lecithin, Tocopherol, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Palmitoyl Hydroxypropyltrimonium Amylopectin/Glycerin Crosspolymer, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Chitosan PCA, Allantoin, Polyquaternium-10, Sodium Metabisulfite, Sodium Sulfite, Sodium Hydroxide, PPG-26-Buteth-26, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Disodium EDTA, Limonene, Linalool, Fragrance (Parfum).

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MuradEnvironmental Shield Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum
 
4.1

(based on 410 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Non-greasy (160)
  • Easy to use (140)
  • Lightweight (131)
  • Evens out skin tone (87)
  • Noticeable results (77)

Cons

  • Bad smell (39)
  • Irritates skin (24)
  • Not effective (21)
  • No noticeable results (17)
  • Heavy (7)

Best Uses

  • Uneven skin tone (140)
  • Daily use (137)
  • Sun damage (79)
  • Sensitive skin (39)
  • Redness/ blotchiness (37)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (118), Brand buyer (79), Budget shopper (75), Survivalist / minimalist (56), Beauty expert (8)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (87), Normal (57), Dry (33), Oily (22)

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3.0

Bad Reaction

By Prin

from Orlando, FL

Comments about Murad Environmental Shield Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum:

This product did not work for me. I did notice my dark marks fading slightly after about two weeks. However, I had to stop using it because it was causing me to break out terribly. I stopped using it for a week and my face cleared up 80%. I went back to using it and the bumps came back. I would prefer a product with less harsh chemicals. I started using a peel off mask and its clearing my dark marks amazingly and its about 1/10 of the price. Didn't really care for the smell either. Kind of similar to vinegar.

  • Skin Type:
  • Combination
  • Age:
  • 18-29
 
5.0

Very impressed

By Kls13j

from FL

Comments about Murad Environmental Shield Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum:

If you're like I was and debating between which pigment corrector to purchase I recommend this one. I initially went with Proactiv and after an entire month of use I didn't notice a change in my hyper pigmentation AT ALL. This is definitely more than I care to pay for skin care, or anything for that matter, but after a couple of days I was already noticing a difference.
It's been about two weeks since I started using this product and my really bad dark spots are noticeably lighter and my skin looks more even overall. Additionally, this stuff seems to last a while. I've been using it mostly everyday and you can barely notice a decrease in the product amount. Very happy with this purchase.

 
5.0

This saved my skin!!!!

By Kae

from Indianapolis, IN

About Me Beauty Conscious

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Non-Greasy
  • Soothes Skin

Cons

  • Bad Smell

Best Uses

  • Daily Use
  • Redness/ Blotchiness
  • Uneven Skin Tone

Comments about Murad Environmental Shield Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum:

When I was about 13 I started to suffer from cystic acne. After going to the dermatologist for years, my acne has finally gotten in control. However, I am now 18 and even though my acne has cleared up, my face still looks like it's full of pimples from scarring!!!! It made me lose confidence and I have extremely low self esteem because of this. An ulta employee recommended that i use this product. It's been a little over a month and I see a DRASTIC change in my skin. My skintone looks so much more even and less blotchy. I can actually leave the house without makeup now!! Honestly am so glad i tried this product.

  • Skin Type:
  • Combination
  • Age:
  • 18-29
 
2.0

No Change

By Mel

from Seattle

Comments about Murad Environmental Shield Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum:

I started with the trial size and didn't notice a change in my age/sun spots. I assumed I hadn't used long enough so I bought the full-size bottle. I've been using approx 2 months with no change except that it dries out my face.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Farewell age spots!

By Edie

from Columbus, OH

About Me Minimalist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Non-Greasy
  • Softens Skin

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Redness/ Blotchiness
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Murad Environmental Shield Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum:

    Murad age spot & pigment lightening serum is fantastic! Woke up one morning and suddenly had two large dark age spots on the right side of my face. I panicked and then remember I had bought this product years ago for my mother to use and she never did - so I dug it out of the bottom of her make-up drawer and started applying it twice a day. Results were not overnight, but after 2 months of use, those dark spots were gone and have stayed gone! Highly recommend this product to anyone who does not want to see those ugly age spots when they look in the mirror!

    • Skin Type:
    • Normal
    • Age:
    • 45-59

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Little Magic Wand

    By Enamoredsoul

    from Bolingbrook, IL

    Comments about Murad Environmental Shield Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum:

    My skin is riddled with scars and blemishes, and this is the ONLY serum that has truly helped lighten them. Yes, it smells odd, and there is a chemical smell to it - but gosh, do you realize that it's basically a chemical peel for your skin? It's fantastic, in my opinion! I HIGHLY recommend this to anyone and everyone who would like to smooth their skin out, get an even tone, and to lighten their blemishes, because that's EXACTLY what it did for me. Expensive, but worth every penny!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    magic

    By Ashley

    from New york

    Comments about Murad Environmental Shield Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum:

    it works, no lie

    (0 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    A week later....

    By SylviaR

    from Texas

    About Me Minimalist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Non-Greasy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Sensitive Skin
      • Uneven Skin Tone

      Comments about Murad Environmental Shield Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum:

      I have very sensitive skin and the product has not irritated my skin. After one week off use I've not yet seen results. Nonetheless, one week is to soon to say if the product will truly reduce or disappear my sun/she spots. Still am staying positive.

      • Skin Type:
      • Combination
      • Age:
      • 30-44

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Pretty good

      By Fern

      from San Antonio, TX

      Comments about Murad Environmental Shield Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum:

      I'm Hispanic, tan or medium tan. It worked for my discolored uneven skin patches on my checks and below my mouth. It really did lighten them up and help fix it. But it's still not completely even but hey I'm satisfied enough with for what I paid for. I recommend it and would buy it again!

       
      2.0

      Won't be buying again

      By FaithC

      from Rockford,IL

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Pros

        Cons

        • Not Effective

        Best Uses

          Comments about Murad Environmental Shield Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum:

          I've been using this serum for quite awhile on a daily basis, I was hoping to see a difference in my acne scars/hyper pigmentation, but I have not. So my hunt for an effective dark spot corrector continues. Also it does smell odd, like glue, in my opinion.

          • Skin Type:
          • Combination
          • Age:
          • 18-29

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          • Q:

            Does this product work on severe hyperpigmentation issues or only light spots?
            Asked on 4/13/2018 by Jennifer from OH

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              The Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum helps to lighten unwanted pigmentation. The Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum 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. The minimum SPF recommended is SPF 15. Reapply every 2 hours to maintain protection.

              Answered on 4/16/2018 by Official Answer from Murad from Brand Answer
          • Q:

            Does this product have Vitamin C in it?
            Asked on 4/3/2018 by LKBteacher from Cincinnati, OH

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Yes, the Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum contains Ascorbic Acid which is vitamin C.

              Answered on 4/4/2018 by Official Answer from Murad from Brand Answer
          • Q:

            Can this product be safely used on eyelids without harming my eyes and the thin skin there? I have darkening after an allergic reaction.
            Asked on 3/30/2018 by teddy bear from undisclosed

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              We do not recommend using the Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum on your eye area. The eye area is very different than the rest of your face as it does not have oil glands. You want to be very careful as to only use eye creams on your eye area.

              Answered on 4/4/2018 by Official Answer from Murad from Brand Answer
          • Q:

            If using at night is it okay to apply a exfoliating toner (salicylic acid) first, then the serum, followed by moisturizer. Or should you just use the serum and moisturizer?
            Asked on 3/20/2018 by Adeshola from NJ

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              You only want to use one treatment in the morning and one in the evening. I would recommend that you use the Exfoliating Toner in the morning and then the Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum as your evening treatment.

              Answered on 3/21/2018 by Brand Expert from Murad
          • Q:

            Can i use this product while using Retin-A which was prescribed by my doct
            Asked on 3/18/2018 by Edith from Los Angeles

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Dr. Murad always advises checking with your prescribing physician regarding using any treatment with a prescription.,Dr Murad always recommends consulting with your prescribing physician regarding using other treatments with a prescription.

              Answered on 3/20/2018 by Brand Expert from Murad
          • Q:

            Can I use this product as a spot treatment directly over my dark marks? I don't have dark marks on my entire face, only a few areas.
            Asked on 3/17/2018 by Prin from Orlando

            2 answers

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              You want to apply the Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum to your entire face so that your skin tone remains even.

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

              A:

              You want to apply a thin layer over your entire face so that your skin tone remains even.

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

            should I Apply my mositurzer or sunscreen first during the day ?
            Asked on 3/11/2018 by unique beauty from Brooklyn, New york

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              If you don't have a moisturizer with an SPF in it already I would then apply the non spf moisturizer then the sunscreen on top. A great tip to remember is the sunscreen is always closest to the sun.

              Answered on 3/12/2018 by Brand Expert from Murad
          • Q:

            Is this safe to use after I derma roll?
            Asked on 3/5/2018 by iaywnm from Maryland

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              It really depends on the depth of the needles and your sensitivity.

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

            Can this be used in conjunction with the Resurgence Retinol Youth Renewal Night Cream as part of a nightly routine?
            Asked on 1/27/2018 by MEAGAN from CA

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Yes it pairs well with it.

              Answered on 2/15/2018 by Brand Expert from Murad
          • Q:

            How long does this product last?
            Asked on 1/25/2018 by Syd from Spokane, Wa

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              If you use one pump for your face nightly it will last 5-6 months.

              Answered on 2/13/2018 by Brand Expert from Murad
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