Rated 3.71 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Urban Skin Rx Refreshed
I like the texture and the feel of rhe cream on my skin , nice and cool , soothing too. This Rapid Dark Spot Retinal Treatment is easy to do , just apply the cream 2-3 timws a week and watch the dark sports fade way over time . It's quite remarkable . The Retinal / Vitamin A, exfoliates the dead skin ,and speed up turn over rate . The Niacinamide, reduces the inflammation in the skin cause by sun exposure, acnes, and other irrations of the that lead to inflammatory hyper pigmentation , ( scars . It's has such great ingredients like this one too Kojic Acid Reduces excess melanin production ( dark circles which is my worst enemy , it has improved them and am sure as I continue to use this treatment it will get so much better you want even notice . Urban Skin Dark Spot Retinal Treatment is remarkable you see results in just a after a few days of use,less roughness , less dark circles more if a even tone with a nice mellow glow . Definitely improves skin to look smoother , even and brighter . This rhe go to product for it . I love it . It's the best I ever used and i have tried a few but my dark circles just stayed there they didn't even get lighter like it did with just a few treatments with awesome Urban Skin Dark Spot Retinal Treatment it's the best
Most Helpful Critical Review Zero stars
I received a large sample, enough for a week, of this in an order but I only needed one use to form an opinion. This is not at all for those with sensitive skin. The retinol % is high but I dislike this is that it contains peppermint oil, a fragrant essential oil that is highly irritating and should never be in skincare products.
Adding that type of ingredient to a high level retinol is a disaster waiting to happen. Irritation and sensitivity are common retinol side effects and adding another irritant on top makes the "retinol uglies" so much worse. This ingredient is the reason so many experience burning upon application.
Adding peppermint essential oil to a high dose retinol is extremely irresponsible. Dermatologists all say to avoid additional irritants such as chemical and physical exfoliants, added fragrance and even foaming cleansers when using retinol, in the beginning at least, as retinol doesn't need any help irritating the skin. Cream cleansers, basic fragrance free moisturizers and sunscreen are skin's best friends during the initial retinization stages.
Do not buy this, even if you don't have sensitive skin as you don't need to pile irritants on top of each other.
**Skin peeling, especially with high dose retinol, is so common it's to be expected so that's most likely what people are experiencing when using this.
Reviewed by 181 customers Caused an itchy rash and breakouts
Olivia5 from North Carolina
So I attempted to use this product over the course of 6+ months and each time I tried to use it I had the same reaction: I would get tiny bumps on the lower half of my face that resembled a rash and they would be extremely itchy. I would have to put so much cooling moisturizer on just to make it subside. I don't have sensitive skin, I've used chemical peels before and they've never made my skin feel like this. If this works for you then great! But if you're interested in trying this just be cautious. I believe there's a harsh ingredient in here that causes burns, rashes, breakouts.
don't buy this!
meghan from columbia, maryland
i don't really have sensitive skin but my skin did not like this product. it made my skin tone uneven and any place i applied it was red in the morning. it also dried out my skin and it started peeling! i tried to use a hydrating face mask to help but it only made it worse. if this happens to you, i recommend putting aquaphor on it. it's not an overnight solution but it helps a little with the dryness. i also didn't see any change in my dark spots while using it.
MK from NJ
I am very satisfied with the results this has given my face!!!! I wish I took before and after pictures. When I first started using this, my face did "burn" or "peel". After awhile( like the 3rd use) the peeling stopped and it's like it revealed all new skin. I was struggling with hyperpigmentation on my cheeks, but not anymore!!! My skin has evened out, my dark spots are basically non existent. I love it here! This is my 3rd bottle in 6 months. Will keep using!
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Skyler from Pennsylvania
I love urban skin Rx products, and they have worked well for me in the past. However this product burnt my skin. My skin is not sensitive and I've never had a reaction like this. Two days after using this product my skin started to peel and is very red and irritated. I do not recommend buying this product!
Amazing product if used correctly!
Britt the Realtor from Wichita, KS
I'm 25 and prone to acne. It's not terrible, but it does leave behind scars. This cream has done amazingly well for dark spots and even keeps my acne at bay. I also notice my skin is more plump and glowy. I use it every other day or less, with a good moisturizer on top. I use it so sparingly (and it still works wonders) this small bottle has lasted me 5 months. Try it!
Dennis from Utah
With this particular product you need to ensure that you are moisturizing well. I apply the product first before my moisturizer. In combination with my moisturizer I use a little jojoba oil. I do this in the evening. In the morning I always use sunscreen (shiseido spf 50). My cleanser for day and night is a gentle cleanser to avoid irritation. My skin now has a beautiful glow and I have no breakouts. Definitely would recommend this product!
Kasia from Utah
I had a terrible reaction to disposable face masks while working. It left dark spots and uneven skin tone. I've used this for a few months now and my skin is looking so much better! I eased into use of it and now use it every other day. My skin has cleared up and my dark spots have started fading. Stick with it. It won't happen overnight but the results will come.
Works great. I noticed a difference in the first week.
Sara from South Dakota
Make sure to use a good moisturizer with this product. I use it every other day or even every 3rd day to avoid dryness and peeling.
Ashley from New York
broke me out with a rash under my neck
Gave Me Nothing
Nikki from Atlanta
i dont think this worked for me....didnt see a different at all, Bio Oil WORKS ladies
Renee from Monterey
Never used before and will not buy again
Trudy from Portage, MI
This is hands down the best product I have used for dark acne marks and hyperpigmentation. I work at a high end spa and have access to medical grade products, to which I have tried, with little to no results. Nothing even comes close to comparing to this product. I am able to use it every night after cleansing without irritation. I have read that some were only able to use it sparingly a few times a week but that was not the case for me. I would highly recommend to anyone struggling with stubborn dark marks.
Works if you know what to do...
Risha from Columbus, OH
I have eczema & acne prone skin, which means my skin is a bit sensitive too. I haven't had any issues using this product every other day (and now every night). I use a salicylic acid face cleanser and witch hazel toner because it says don't use any activated products (but I can't not use a salicylic cleanser sooooo). Make sure your face is DRY before placing product on face because wet or damp skin allows product to penetrate deeper. I throw some Cerave moisturizing cream on my face and I'm good even with my easily clogged skin, which this has helped with. I've seen results in the last month and it's still peeling and working.
my face burned dramatically
Mz gina from 91767
my face burned dramatically first day of use was ok 2nd day my face started peeling and on 3 rd day both my checks on face burned big time it took a week for the red and raw skin to heal it really hurted be careful when using product or don't use at all..
Dark spot corrector
R.L. from California
This product works so well. This will peel your skin to reveal better skin underneath. I'm on my 4th bottle, I use it every night followed with thick moisturizer and spf in the morning. It has removed years of hyperpigmentation.
Lilbit1413 from Chicago
I like it so far and it started to work in 48 hours. I used it 2 days in a row initially which was a huge mistake. My skin started peeling by day 2 and I have one spot that's slightly burned. That's my fault for not following directions. I'm spot treating every couple of days until that heals and then I'll ease back into full face application but only 3x's a week until my skin adjusts. Too soon to tell if it'll fade my hyperpigmentation but for resurfacing and fine lines, I think it's promising.
The only con is that it's only 1oz. which means I'll have to purchase again soon which isn't cost effective.
I've also used the Even Tone resurfacing pads. I've used a full box of 12 and just finished it recently. Clarifies and smooths beautifully but didn't improve my hyperpigmentation at all.
Use with caution. Burned my face
Jay jay from Wa
I bought this for dark spots mainly and excited to try this new brand. I didn't notice anything for two days and then on the third day my face stung when I was washing it and it was extremely dry and reddish the next day. The dryness lasted for a week and I'm afraid to try it again so my dark spots have not faded yet and I am not normally super sensitive and have used retinol before. Maybe it's the kojic acid I haven't tried that before.
This has worked wonders for my hypermigmentation
Sam from Houston, TX
My face was very hyper pigmented and after a few weeks of use, I noticed that 75% of the blemishes and uneven skin tone had decreased. I am 45 years old and I have never felt so good about my complexion as I have now. You have to use a sunscreen. I will definitely purchase this product again.
Kaylee from South Carolina
Most of the reviewers are not using this product correctly. You must work your way up with time, and avoid sun. I have very sensitive skin, and have breakouts especially from wearing masks around my cheeks and jawline and this stuff has made a huge difference. I am on my second bottle and I use a hydrating gel cleanser along with this every night. My acne has cleared and my acne pigmentation scars are completely fading!
Nicky from Las Vegas
It seems like the retinol in this product is too strong. I wanted to like urban skin rx's products, but it's clear their active ingredients are stronger than what they make it seem like. I started using this just once a week and each time I hard a horrible break out. Skin would be itchy the next morning with small red bumps all over for at least 2-3 days. I could never work up to the 3 times a week that is recommended. I also developed dark spots due to the skin reaction from this product.
Never got used to it but...
Lauren from Chicago
I did everything you're supposed to do with retinol- worked my way up to it, started with once a week, gave it time for my skin to get used to it. Ultimately I never got used to how intense this retinol cream was. I don't have sensitive skin but it would burn and crack in certain areas. I couldn't wear makeup because my whole face would peel off. I looked into it and found a study that shows 1% is the threshold for most people and that anything above it can start to cause excessive irritation. I think it's still worth a shot for anyone to see whether it works for them. Now, I just use it on my forehead, chin, and neck and it works really well in those areas. I switch to a lower dose of retinol for the rest of my face. Just be careful there is no product overlap because retinol on retinol is a no no!
im not sure just yet
bre from vegas
I'm going to give it 3 stars right now. i bought this because I was tired of my dark marks. I used for a week like the beauty consultant advised. after the use i saw my skin starting to peel like dead skin. didn't think anything of it, so I just exfoliated. I noticed today that I have these two dark spots, (not acne scars) but dark spots on the side of my face and I have no idea where they came from. I have a dry spot on my checks. and guys I just dont know. im hoping these dark spots go away because they look terrible.
upside I do see the acne scars starting to fade a little bit. new update in another week
Amazing! Must use with proper skincare regimen
Dom from Georgia
I am overcoming severe hyper pigmentation from years of cystic acne and improper care of my skin.I have used many products but nothing compares to this. My skin looks amazing glowing fresh. Less lines and pores marks from acne scars are smoother. I began seeing results within two weeks. Before using this product make sure you have an SPF of 30 and above to go with this product. I wouldn't recommend using any other lightning skin care products with this such as vitamin C.If you have sensitive skin start off small (every other day)I would recommend only using this product at night.The moisturizer with SPF from this brand is amazing to pair with this.Make sure you are applying moisture to give your skin Nutrients and Glow(Hyaluronic acid)PLEASE WEAR SPF! And protect your beautiful skin
What the heck?
Georgia Girl from Midwest
I thought this brand was awesome because the acne serum is amazing but this stuff is horrible. There's barely any product in the bottle. You have to pump the dispenser a million times to get anything out and loads of air comes out with it. It's a different color every time it comes out, like it's an old product that seperated. It does sting a little but didn't burn, my skin can tolerate anything. And now breakouts. Totally awful.
Lynn from Wagram, nc
I used this product for a couple of days and it burned my skin. I am now in pain and my skin turned darker. Please listen to the reviews do not use this product.