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Murad Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum

What it is: A fast-acting dark spot treatment serum to help fade and prevent dark spots, age spots, and freckles. What it is formulated to do: Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of sun spots and age spots. Hydroquinone fades existing dark spots, age spots, and freckles while hexapeptide-2, an advanced skin-lightening peptide, prevents future damage by helping stop pigment formation. Glycolic acid exfoliates to remove dead skin cells, encouraging active ingredients to penetrate more quickly for fast-acting results. Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum is recommended as the step two treatment in any Murad Environmental Shield&reg regimen, and targets dark spots and skin discoloration as part of Dr. Murad’s Inclusive Health&reg system of care. What it is formulated WITHOUT: - Parabens - Phthalates What else you need to know: RepleniCell™, Murad’s patent-pending, proprietary technology, helps skin act younger in three ways: it helps skin attract water it binds water to the skin and it helps skin retain water. This product is dermatologist developed, scientifically proven, and is not tested on animals. Research results: - 88% of study participants saw a more even skintone in 2 weeks Individual results will vary. Study results on file.
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Questions & Answers for Murad Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum

Question
apply only on spots?
do you put this only on the affected spot/discoloration or all over your face?
asked 2 years ago
merclay
(Tampa, FL)
on Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum
4 answers
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answer 1
I put this on only the affected area. I have brown spots on my jaw line (from birth control pills). I'm sure it wouldnt hurt to apply to the whole face, but why if you dont need it. I have been using it for 3 days and I cant believe the change already. It really works!!
answered 11 months ago
roxygirl37
(Whittier, California)
answer 2
It is made to use on spots only or you can use it on entire face, neck and chest. You chose how and where you use your product.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
Magicalgenie
(Ingram, Texas)
answer 3
All of my face and on the spots on my hands. Great product
answered 2 years ago
smileyrunning
(Palo Alto, Ca)
answer 4
At first I put it on one spot. Now I'm applying it all over my face.
answered 2 years ago
junethebug
(Los Angeles, CA)
Question
what is the percentage of the hydroquinone in the product?
asked 1 year, 8 months ago
megomom
(Kalama, WA)
on Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum
4 answers
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answer 1
2%, but strong enough to cause cancer.
In 1994, the Journal of the American College of Toxicology (now known as the International Journal of Toxicology) published The Addendum to the Final Report on the Safety Assessment of Hydroquinone. Its conclusion stated that “hydroquinone is a potent cytotoxic agent that causes mutations and alterations to DNA, and that it should not be used in any leave-on type of product; it is safe for rinse-off products when used in concentrations less than 1 percent."

Hydroquinone is immunogenic, it's a carcinogen, some people get contact dermatitis from using it, and in rare cases, people have experienced hypopigmentation after overusing hydroquinone because the chemical is photosensitive. This means that your skin will become darker. The condition is called exogenous ochronosis.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
sueser
(NY)
answer 2
It is 2% hydroquinone
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
CriticalGirl
(Knoxville, TN)
answer 3
2%
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
Magicalgenie
(Ingram, Texas)
answer 4
2% I use it and haven't had anything bad happen to my skin and i'm really sensitive
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
stacm89
(Los Angeles, CA)
Question
How long should one use this product?
I received a deluxe sample and have been using this product for about 2 weeks. I'm considering purchasing a full size version of this product to treat hyperpigmentation on my face, but I'm apprehensive about using it for an extended period of time. I've heard of negative effects associated with the use of hydroquinone, such as toxicity and unwanted pigment changes. Is this product intended for short or long term use? Will the skin lightening effects last after ceasing to use the product? For instance, could one use this product for 6 months only and expect to see lasting results?
asked 1 year, 6 months ago
primeraddict
(New York, NY)
on Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum
4 answers
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answer 1
This is a proven carcinogen.
In 1994, the Journal of the American College of Toxicology (now known as the International Journal of Toxicology) published The Addendum to the Final Report on the Safety Assessment of Hydroquinone. Its conclusion stated that “hydroquinone is a potent cytotoxic agent that causes mutations and alterations to DNA, and that it should not be used in any leave-on type of product; it is safe for rinse-off products when used in concentrations less than 1 percent."

Hydroquinone is immunogenic, it's a carcinogen, some people get contact dermatitis from using it, and in rare cases, people have experienced hypopigmentation after overusing hydroquinone because the chemical is photosensitive. This means that your skin will become darker. The condition is called exogenous ochronosis.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
sueser
(Syracuse, NY)
answer 2
Yes, absolutely! I got a sample of this and, no joke, saw results within two weeks! I use it day and night and the saleswoman in sephora told me that it's best to use this product in a cycle of 3 months on/3 months off, because it can be somewhat harsh. I'm sure you'll see results within those 3 months. Even though they say it is harsh, I have extremely sensitive skin and it was fine for me!
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
Jamiewasco
(Brick, NJ)
answer 3
Dont use this product, it will harm your beautiful skin with hydroquinone. I tried using it to get rid of freckles and acne scars and it aged my skin. Skip this chemical bath and go to a med spa.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
peacockfeather
(Portland, OR)
answer 4
I would go to the plastic surgeon and get a retinol Rx.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
joydie
(Belton, TX)
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Will this harm my face or make my skin blotchy if used all over, or should I just use it on dark spot area?
asked 4 months ago
eppie71
(Jericho, NY)
on Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum
4 answers
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answer 1
It may make you break out if used all over your face. This occurred to me and as I have read for a few other reviewers also. I would suggest trying it out on a small area of your face i.e. where the dark spot is. Also, do not purchase until you are sure of the product's effectiveness, ask for a sample.
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Stefbucks
(Toronto)
answer 2
I have some dark spots on the lower portion of my face, just below my cheek bone and I will rub it in the area around my dark spot (or where they were) and have not experienced any issues or blotchiness.
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Solie223
(Windsor, CT)
answer 3
i out it all over my face and i was fine.. i have fair skin and freckles if that helps.. it helped lighten blemish marks and darkness of freckles
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
crobub
(Seattle WA)
answer 4
Use it all over, including neck and decollete.
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
jle1
(Dayton, OH)
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I received a small travel set that included this, but the color of the liquid is yellowish, not clear like in the photo. Is it still safe to use?
asked 5 months, 2 weeks ago
shynomore
(Pittsburgh, PA)
on Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum
4 answers
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answer 1
Hydroquinone changes color when it is exposed to air or sunlight. Yes, it's still safe to use, but it probably won't be as effective as when it was clear.
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
Sybrinth
answer 2
This color appeared after about 3months of me owning the product, I don't think it's safe to use, you should return it.
answered 4 months, 4 weeks ago
LaMouna
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 3
I would be wary of using this if it's yellow. That is very strange.
answered 5 months ago
Chartrav
(Brisbane, Australia)
answer 4
This product should be clear and not yellow. Perhaps it is old. I do not recommend using it as it may cause an unexpected reaction or it may lighten unevenly.
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
lorntor
(Gaffney, SC)
Question
Has this made anyone breakout?
asked 5 years, 1 month ago
runnergirl1
(Syracuse, NY)
on Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum
3 answers
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answer 1
Yes, it caused me to break out. I never did on my cheeks before. I stopped using it on my face. It did fade the spots, though, so I only use it on my arms.
answered 2 months, 4 weeks ago
DianaU
(Columbus, Oh)
answer 2
Never heard of it breaking anyone out.
My persoanl experience it has dried my skin out around my nose had to go to a stronger moisturizer.
Maybe something in the ingredients does not agree with your skin tone, your hormones, pigmentation, there could be many reasons why it is breaking you out
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
Magicalgenie
(Ingram, Texas)
answer 3
I'm almost through my first bottle and have not had the product cause any breakouts.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
GroundFloor
(Los Angeles, CA)
Question
i have a dark complexion and hyper pigmentation is there a way to lighten just the area of concern?
asked 3 years, 8 months ago
jenhein32
on Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum
3 answers
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answer 1
Hydroquinone is an extremely effective skin lightening ingredient; however, it is not recommended for darker skin tones because it can cause a "halo" effect around the spots. Basically the area around the spots can become lighter as well. I would recommend a natural alternative, such as the DDF Intensive Hollistic Lightener or the Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
armanestra
(MD)
answer 2
I tend to have this problem also, and I did a lot of research until I came across this product, and had the best reviews. Age Spot & Pigment Lightening Gel of Murad.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
Yarinacocha
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 3
I have done some looking into skin lightening and I know hydroquinone does work, but can lead to cancer and other health problems. So look into other skin lightening products that contain Alpha Arbutine.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
Luvs2MakeUup
(Oxnard, CA)
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Is Murad a cruelty-free product?
I am looking for a dark spot treatment, but it has to be cruelty-free. Cruelty-free meaning: they do not test on animals and they do not use any animal products/byproducts in their line. If Murad is not cruelty-free could you recommend a product that is?
asked 3 years, 6 months ago
mssadiemarie
(Denver, CO)
on Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum
3 answers
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answer 1
The box says that it is tested on humans and not animals. Also an ad on tv for Murad says they do not test on animals.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
kathiesd
(Warren, MI)
answer 2
This product does not specify cruelty-free. Sorry.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
mm789
(San Luis Obispo, CA)
answer 3
I don't know if it is cruelty-free or not, but it did not work to lighten my spots...
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
heidi7
Question
Vitamin C?
Does this contain C, & if so does anyone know the percentage? Thanks!
asked 2 years, 6 months ago
gigimar
(cali)
on Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum
3 answers
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answer 1
I think people are confusing the Vitiamin C with these products because of the lables.

The camu camu berry has more vitamin c in ONE ounce then 30 oranges .Or another way of putting it, the camu camu berry is 30 times stronger then a single orange.
I have never read or found how MUCH vitamin C is in these products but I do know the STRONGEST vitamin C that your can purchase through a plastic surgeon is 15%, I wouldn't think this would have that much .
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
Magicalgenie
(Ingram, Texas)
answer 2
I don't think percentage is the biggest factor in how well the product works. Part of the problem is that vitamin C breaks down quickly even in the container if not properly stored. I like that it has a pump dispenser. It keeps the product from being exposed too much to the air. Plus combining it with the glycolic acid and hydroquinone makes it stronger as well. You're combining three known ingredients to lighten dark spots. It's a great combo. Try it. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
sunshine80967
(Justin, Texas)
answer 3
no, it didn't mention Vitamin c at all.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
emayc
(Centreville VA)
Question
should I use night cream after this gel
Do I need to use night cream after this gel every night ? My skin does not absorb this product very well, I feel like the gel just stay on the surface of my face, does anybody else have the same problem?
asked 2 years, 5 months ago
vavicki
(Hamptom, VA)
on Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum
3 answers
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answer 1
Yes,
Cleanse
Tone
use this
moisturize
Every night
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
Magicalgenie
(Ingram, Texas)
answer 2
I use this product on the back of my hands. I always apply a heavy moisturizer after the gel dries and this works well for me. I've never noticed that the product doesn't seem to be absorbed by my skin.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
biathgrl
(Saint Louis, MO)
answer 3
Definitely use a night cream.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
cosmeticobessed
(Douglasville, GA)
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