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MuradEnvironmental Shield Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum

Murad

Environmental Shield Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum

1.0 oz Item 2082341

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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 369 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Non-greasy (141)
  • Easy to use (140)
  • Lightweight (107)
  • Evens out skin tone (87)
  • Noticeable results (77)

Cons

  • Bad smell (35)
  • Irritates skin (22)
  • Not effective (18)
  • No noticeable results (17)
  • Heavy (7)

Best Uses

  • Uneven skin tone (119)
  • Daily use (110)
  • Sun damage (79)
  • Sensitive skin (31)
  • Redness/ blotchiness (28)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (99), Brand buyer (79), Budget shopper (75), Survivalist / minimalist (47), Beauty expert (7)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (73), Normal (50), Dry (24), Oily (19)

Reviewed by 369 customers

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5.0

LOVE this product!!

By KissesFromKris

from Central FL

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Non-Greasy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Redness/ Blotchiness
    • Uneven Skin Tone

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

    This product is worth its weight in gold!! I've lived in Florida my entire life and have hyperpigmentation on my face, chest and shoulders from laying out in the sun when I was younger. I've used this product every day (sometimes 2x/day when I feel ambitious), and see a dramatic difference! My freckles are disappearing and my skin tone has evened out! It doesn't make my skin look "bleached" or "blotchy"... my face is fresh, clear, and even-toned! I would DEFINITELY recommend this product!!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    great for acne scars

    By terps

    from Boston

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Non-Greasy
    • Smells Great
    • Soothes Skin

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

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

      I have been using this product for my acne scars for the past week and I noticed that its not as dark as it use to be. It makes the scar color lighter. Only use it for acne not all over the place. It has a smell citrus. Overall, I like it since it works but i hate the price. I only get it when a 20% coupon works.

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

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Worth your money!!

      By Acne scars :/

      from State College, PA

      About Me Minimalist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Non-Greasy
      • Softens Skin

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Uneven Skin Tone

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

        I always have a bunch of lingering acne scars but this keeps them under control! My worst scars fade completely in 3 weeks with this product.

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

        (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        disappointing

        By lilylw

        from Alaska, US

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Bad Smell
          • Irritates Skin
          • Not Effective

          Best Uses

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

            very disappointed, it smell really horrible like some kind of chemical, very sticky to the skin and irritation to certain part of my face. Will not recommend to anyone, some kind of research or update needs to be done on this product, not as it described.

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

            (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            So far, so good

            By Westend Kathy

            from Raleigh NC

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Non-Greasy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Uneven Skin Tone

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

              I've used 4% Hydroquinone products in the past for my melasma (two small spots that nevertheless drive me nuts) but it's hard to get and there are some health concerns. And even with that, the discoloration would come back. I've tried laser removal, and same result, they eventually came back. I figured I'd give this a try for the 2% hydroquinone and other ingredients. It's been 2-3 weeks and I see noticeable fading (it's been enough so my husband can tell, although not gone by any means) and my skin seems to look better overall. It's not been irritating although it's definitely not moisturizing. One thing it does do is serve as a pricey reminder to remove my makeup and moisturize every night, and apply sunscreen every day, not just "most of the time." The smell is a bit like citrus and four pumps does face, neck, and part of my chest.
              This got poor ratings on some sites because the bottle is clear and apparently this can cause the ingredients to deteriorate, so I keep the bottle in its box and just take it out long enough to use.

              • Skin Type:
              • Combination
              • Age:
              • 60+

              (12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              It really works. BUT...

              By Ladyviola

              from Houston

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Non-Greasy
              • Softens Skin

              Cons

              • Irritates Skin

              Best Uses

              • Uneven Skin Tone

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

              For reference, I am a black woman, about the same skin tone as Gabrielle Union. I bought this product to help even out my skin tone and address some new blemishes. I used this product twice (TWO TIMES!!) overnight and I noticed the new blemishes I had lighten up significantly. My skin looked glowy the next morning as well. However, this product appears to be a liiiiittle on the harsh side for my skin. At least a tad too harsh for everyday, all-over-the-face use. After two uses, I noticed just a little bit of redness on my cheeks. Nothing too alarming, but for the time being, I do think I will stick to using this for spot treatment rather than my whole face. (Actually, I may try it again on my whole face and just try using less product because I do tend to be heavy handed.) This stuff is the truth!

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

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Hyperpigmentaion Answer!

              By Chrisy

              from Dallas, TX

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

              I have hyperpigmentaion that I could only traditionally treat with a rx. The hastle of going to and paying for the dr visit just became too much of an inconvenience. I used a 7 day sample of this product and saw an obvious diff in my skin. My dark spots faded considerably, but my skin was not bleached, hard product to find for African American skin. My bare face and make up look so much more fresh after litterally, 7 days. Purchasing tmrw for routine use!

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Hyperpigmentaion Answer!

              By Chrisy

              from Dallas, TX

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

              I have hyperpigmentaion that I could only traditionally treat with a rx. The hastle of going to and paying for the dr visit just became too much of an inconvenience. I used a 7 day sample of this product and saw an obvious diff in my skin. My dark spots faded considerably, but my skin was not bleached, hard product to find for African American skin. My bare face and make up look so much more fresh after litterally, 7 days. Purchasing tmrw for routine use!

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              it works!

              By Patricia

              from Modesto

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

              I have had age spots since my last kid at 35. I am now 43 and they got worst. I started using Murad 3 months ago and didn't see major results right away but after the 2nd month I noticed my spots lightning and now almost gone. I have a few stubborn spots and I don't use everyday. I will continue until I get the results I'm looking for. I highly recommend!

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              it works!

              By Patricia

              from Modesto

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

              I have had age spots since my last kid at 35. I am now 43 and they got worst. I started using Murad 3 months ago and didn't see major results right away but after the 2nd month I noticed my spots lightning and now almost gone. I have a few stubborn spots and I don't use everyday. I will continue until I get the results I'm looking for. I highly recommend!

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              • Q:

                Can you give me a brand of sun screen that is compatible with this serum please thanks!
                Asked on 1/7/2018 by jode from Pacheco, CA

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  We have a variety of daytime moisturizers that contain sunscreens it just depends on your skin type. But I would also layer the City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF50 PA++++ over it.

                  Answered on 1/12/2018 by Brand Expert from Murad
              • Q:

                Is it ok to use this product while currently using retin-a?
                Asked on 1/7/2018 by Marisol from Riverside, Ca

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  No, I would not recommend using any of the Murad treatment products with prescription strength products unless your doctor allows.

                  Answered on 1/12/2018 by Brand Expert from Murad
              • Q:

                Hi,
                If I find results from this product in regard to lightening/disappearance of sun/age spots, will they be permanent? Thanks for your time.
                Asked on 1/7/2018 by Monika from New Jersey

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Unfortunately no it's not permanent. Pigmentation can return very quickly if you are not consistently taking care of your skin.

                  Answered on 1/12/2018 by Brand Expert from Murad
              • Q:

                I have a dark patch under my bottom lip and on the sides of my lips, will this work for me?
                Asked on 1/7/2018 by Cpf from Anaheim,CA

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum is designed to target all types of pigmentation. Remember consistency is key, apply nightly and follow with a sunscreen daily. Sunscreen should be reapplied when out in the sun for more than 2-3 hours. Peeling should not occur.

                  Answered on 1/12/2018 by Brand Expert from Murad
              • Q:

                Should I use this product if I have sensitive skin?
                Asked on 1/7/2018 by Kayla from Maryland, US

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  If you have sensitive skin I would recommend patch testing it on a discrete area like the skin behind the ear, check for sensitivity between 24-48 hours. If there is no sensitivity then I would start by applying it every other night for one week then graduate to nightly. But please keep in mind, when using any lightening treatments, it's important to not only be consistent with applying the treatment but also with sunscreen daily.

                  Answered on 1/12/2018 by Brand Expert from Murad
              • Q:

                Would this help with Rosacea? My cheeks are always red. Or what would you recommend I use?
                Asked on 1/7/2018 by UltaAdict from St. Louis, Mo

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  If you have Rosacea I would recommend speaking to a dermatologist for treatments to help keep the rosacea under control. But if you don't have any active flare ups I would recommend the Sensitive Skin Soothing Serum applied under your day time and night time moisturizers. This added later of antioxidants, hydrators and soothing ingredients will defiantly help.

                  Answered on 1/12/2018 by Brand Expert from Murad
              • Q:

                Can you use this serum with niacinamide products?
                Asked on 1/7/2018 by Nkathy7 from St. Louis

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Yes as long as the niacinamide product isn't a prescription.

                  Answered on 1/11/2018 by Brand Expert from Murad
              • Q:

                I have dark acne scars. Would this be the best product to use to help get rid of them?
                Asked on 1/3/2018 by Beauty from undisclosed

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum will help with any post acne pigment. You will need to be consistent with applying it daily and proper sunscreen is a must.

                  Answered on 1/12/2018 by Brand Expert from Murad
              • Q:

                the travel size is .25 oz and buying 4 would total to be $5 cheaper than buying the full size. But why does the full size seem to have more product than buying 4 travel sizes equally 1oz?
                Asked on 12/24/2017 by jESSICA from undisclosed

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  The 1oz does come in a thicker glass bottle which could give the illusion that it's bigger but it really isn't.

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

                Can it fade small moles?
                Asked on 12/17/2017 by Vivi from Dallas, TX

                2 answers

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Moles are different from common pigmentation issues and the Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum will not work on them.

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

                  A:

                  Moles are different from common pigmentation issues and the Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum will not work on them.

                  Answered on 12/29/2017 by Brand Expert from Murad
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