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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 394 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Non-greasy (154)
  • Easy to use (140)
  • Lightweight (124)
  • Evens out skin tone (87)
  • Noticeable results (77)

Cons

  • Bad smell (38)
  • Irritates skin (24)
  • Not effective (20)
  • No noticeable results (17)
  • Heavy (7)

Best Uses

  • Uneven skin tone (135)
  • Daily use (130)
  • Sun damage (79)
  • Redness/ blotchiness (34)
  • Sensitive skin (34)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (112), Brand buyer (79), Budget shopper (75), Survivalist / minimalist (53), Beauty expert (8)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (81), Normal (55), Dry (32), Oily (21)

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5.0

Awesome product!

By Nala

from Racine, WI

About Me Beauty Conscious

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Soothes Skin

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Uneven Skin Tone

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

    Amazing product! I got some dark spots on my forehead after having my second baby and nothing worked until I tried this product. It is great! I used it for 3 weeks now and the spots are fading...

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

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Will be purchasing again!

    By Ashley

    from North Carolina

    About Me Minimalist

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Sensitive Skin
      • Uneven Skin Tone

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

      I was extremely nervous about using this product because I have very sensitive skin. I've been using this product for 2 weeks and I am already seeing results and experiencing no skin irritation. I love that it is lightweight and easily fits into my skin care regimen. If you are nervous about the product, I recommend getting the travel size first.

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

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Amazing

      By My3kids

      from San Diego

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

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

        I usually get sun spots during the summer due to sun exposure. I have tried several products and nothing ever work. Although this product is pricy, it's gets the work done. The spots are not 100% gone but they are getting very light. I love this product and I would purchase it again.

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

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Didn't work for me

        By Anna

        from Dallas

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Non-Greasy

        Cons

        • Not Effective

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

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

        Used once a day for three weeks on dark spots on face, hands, legs and I have not seen even a hint of fading. Had high hopes since I read so many good reviews. When I used on the top of my hands it really dried them out. Other areas that did not occur.

        • Skin Type:
        • Combination
        • Age:
        • 30-44
         
        4.0

        Makes a difference

        By Oksana

        from Washington

        About Me Beauty Expert

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Moisturizes
        • Softens Skin

        Cons

        • A little sticky
        • Bad Smell
        • Burns any open skin

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Redness/ Blotchiness
        • Uneven Skin Tone

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

        I have current pimples and lots of red acne marks from past severe acne. Ive been using it for about 3 weeks and ive noticed an improvement in my skin and in the redness. I got this when it was on sale for half the price. It is really pricey regularly. Probably the most expensive skin product ive ever used and id say its good. No miracle worker. (Also note that during using this i also quit smoking and started eating better, so it also probably positively effected my skin)

        • Skin Type:
        • Dry
        • Age:
        • 18-29
         
        4.0

        I would repurchase

        By Tequeen

        from Milwaukee, WI

        About Me Minimalist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Non-Greasy
        • Softens Skin

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Enlarged Pores
          • Uneven Skin Tone

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

          This product works great. I am African American with medium skin tone. After a week I started to see results. I use once a day at night. Bought this during January daily deals half off...worth it

          • Skin Type:
          • Oily
          • Age:
          • 30-44
           
          4.0

          Gotta be consistent!

          By Analyssa

          from San Jose, CA

          About Me Skin Care Professional

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Non-Greasy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Uneven Skin Tone

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

            I use this every night and it's slowly making a difference! Just gotta be super consistent and you'll get there.

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

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Do not like the smell

            By Dissipointed

            from South Bend, IN

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Bad Smell

              Best Uses

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

                I was excited to get this product but only used once. Didn't like the smell at all.

                • Skin Type:
                • Combination
                • Age:
                • 30-44
                 
                5.0

                Eraser

                By Terrio

                from Huntington, WV

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Non-Greasy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use

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

                  This product is awesome! I have used several and it not only works to erase spots on my face but also on my hands.

                  • Skin Type:
                  • Dry

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Seems to be working

                  By Tami

                  from Oregon

                  About Me Minimalist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight
                  • Non-Greasy
                  • Soothes Skin

                  Cons

                  • Strong smell--not necessarily bad.

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
                  • Redness/ Blotchiness
                  • Uneven Skin Tone

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

                  I initially ordered this to try to treat two medium sized red facial blotches and see if it could help smooth out a a facial scar which happened 60 years ago. I've been using it for about 3 months. One of the blotches is nearly gone and clearly fading off. The other is clearing fading with time. The scar has changed in appearance significantly. It is still there but appears to be fading as well. It appears this is a lengthy process but disappearance is happening with time--an effective product.

                  • Skin Type:
                  • Normal
                  • Age:
                  • 60+

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                  • 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
                  • Q:

                    Can this be used to lighten underarms pigmentation?
                    Asked on 1/24/2018 by Ulta_Beauty from Colton, CA

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      It really depends on what is causing the pigmentation. If the pigment is genetic it won't be effective. Pigmentation could also be caused by an inflammatory response to either your deodorant or shaving with a dull razor. I would try looking into those issues first then if non of those issues are relevant then I would try Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum for at least 3 months.

                      Answered on 2/13/2018 by Brand Expert from Murad
                  • Q:

                    Will this help with back acne scars? I am currently using your body acne wash and spray. But I would like to banish my mild scars.
                    Asked on 1/24/2018 by Lynn from IL

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Yes it helps with hyperpigmentation regardless of where it is on the body. Just make sure to apply it nightly and use sunscreen if you are going to be out in the sun.

                      Answered on 1/26/2018 by Brand Expert from Murad
                  • Q:

                    I currently use the Philosophy Triple Acid Peel once a week. Is it safe to use this product as well? When should I use it? I'm trying to reduce wrinkles as well as even out my skin tone.
                    Asked on 1/21/2018 by Michele from Buford, GA

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      I'm not familiar with the Triple Acid Peel but as long as your skin doesn't feel sensitive from it you can also use the Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum. I just wouldn't use it on the same night as the peel. And remember when treating pigmentation you should always be diligent with sunscreen usage.

                      Answered on 1/25/2018 by Brand Expert from Murad
                  • Q:

                    I purchased this and absolutely loved it during the first week of use! Was using it every day/every other day. Then during the second week of use my skin started breaking out like it hasn't before with Whitehead's embedded in my pores and lots of redness. Is their an allergic reaction? What is going on?
                    Asked on 1/17/2018 by Blondie from Delaware

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      It could be a number of things. There is Glycolic Acid in the formula so some might experience a slight purging but you mentioned redness. When I hear redness that is a type of reaction that is not always favorable. Allergic reactions usually occur in the first 72 hours but not to say it's not. I'd go back to basics, cleanse and moisturize (sunscreen during the day) until your skin returns to normal.

                      Answered on 1/25/2018 by Brand Expert from Murad
                  • Q:

                    Hi I wonder if I can used this product combine with vitamin C serum if yes which one should apply first??
                    Asked on 1/16/2018 by Gracy83 from Texas

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum is best used alone and at night. Using a Vitamin C Serum like our Advanced Active Radiance Serum during the day would be beneficial.

                      Answered on 1/25/2018 by Brand Expert from Murad
                  • Q:

                    i just purchased this serum and have noticed that It has a bad odor. It still smells after applying other serums and moisturizer. Is the odor normal?
                    Asked on 1/15/2018 by Kathy from undisclosed

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      It does have a very slight scent but it shouldn't smell bad.

                      Answered on 1/25/2018 by Brand Expert from Murad
                  • Q:

                    Hi! Are you meant to apply this all over the face or only on the dark spots with a cotton swab?
                    Asked on 1/11/2018 by Izzy from NY

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      When using the Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum always apply it over your entire face nightly, followed with a night time moisturizer. And remember when treating pigmentation always be diligent with sunscreen daily.

                      Answered on 1/26/2018 by Brand Expert from Murad
                  • 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
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