🌑 i have a ton of dark spots from acne scars, and they usually take a really long time and fade. But this new serum that I got speeds it up to a level even I did not expect! 🌗 the product Murad - Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum
Aug. 11, 2020
LisaFarleyMurad is my fav skincare brand and I also used this to fade some dark spots, I was amazed how quickly they lightened and went away.
Aug. 14, 2020·1 like
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Quick reviews on samples
To take a page from my friend @Mallorywho does #samplesaturday - sharing mine a day late 🤗 To purchase list (TPL)- YES or NO? alpyn beauty - PlantGenius Melt Moisturizer While I only got two 2 of this in 1 day, am & pm, I was able to determine it’s not for me. The scent was off-putting, a very natural scent which I wouldn’t mind if it didn’t linger. It’s also got some oils in it that can be irritating. At $60 this is a very pricey moisturizer. It claims the benefits of Bakuchiol (retinol alternative), Squalane and Vitamin C BUT you don’t see these ingredients until over half way through the ingredient list! TPL - NO REN CLEAN SKINCARE - Evercalm Overnight Recovery Balm $49 I really liked this. I like to really moisturize up at night so I would add my nightly moisturizer and top off with a thin layer of this balm. I had no issues with a sticky mess and my hair (or pet hair) all over my face as I have had with a previous balm. One ⭐️ taken for fragrance. TPL - YES DIOR - Capture Dreamskin Care & Perfect A gorgeous primer/serum but incredibly overpriced at $120! Not as fragrant as some I’ve used before being it has the added fragrance but there are more reasonably priced options available, Tatcha’s primer even being half the price! TPL - NO TATCHA - The Silk Peony Melting Eye Cream $60 This eye cream is THICK! It’s more like a balm that is meant to melt into your skin. For me it was hard to spread around my eye area. I would try to warm up between my fingers first but just didn’t find it easy to work with. I’m not a fan of using fragrance around my eyes either. While I love Tatcha I have other eye creams I’d rather use. I also did not like product in this type of container, very small and not sanitary given the texture. TPL - NO SUNDAY RILEY - Good Genes All in One Lactic Acid Treatment $120. I believe I’ve talked about this one before. It is such a small sample but a tiny (pea-size) amount is only needed. So I was able to determine this was non-irritating to my skin. It’s got a pretty decent ingredient list except for the fragrance. I prefer using Farmacy’s Honeymoon Glow with AHA & BHA at half the price. TPL - NO Murad - Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum $72. While I initially thought this was working for me I’ve realized it may have brightened some areas of skin but did not help fade or reduce my spots. A pretty simple serum to use with no issues in my routine. TPL - NO LANEIGE - Cream Skin Toner & Moisturizer $33 A HIGHLY popular toner that has a pretty simple ingredient list. I love a good hydrating toner and this hits the spot! It’s easy to transfer from my hands to my face and my skin drinks it up. I was able to add as many layers as I’d like without any side effects. Only downside is Laneige is not cruelty free. TPL - NO ❤️🍒
Empties - will I repurchase?
I complied them all together, my empties over the last few months, and will split into two posts. FIRST AID BEAUTY - Facial Radiance Pads I love these for the convenience. They are daily treatments pads with lactic and glycolic acids to safely exfoliate the skin, helping it appear brighter and approve texture. I was able to use these daily if I wished but being I use a retinol I didn’t use them on the night I would use my retinol. For me, they didn’t pack enough punch. I’ve been using a lot one my face over the last few years and while I still have to be careful, I find there are products that just don’t do it for me. These would be great for beginners or those with sensitive skin. 60 pads for $34 - again I liked the convenience but I feel you get more bang for your buck with a liquid exfoliate cause I sure get more then 60 uses out of mine. ⭐️No-repurchase CAUDALIE - Vinoperfect Brightening Solution Set I’ve reviewed this before so I am not going to go into details. Please check my page if you’re looking for more info on it. I really do love the serum but I find I like the results I get from using a vitamin c and exfoliating. I need more than just a brightening solution as I have some scaring. The serum in this set is so very good for its brightening abilities. I went through three sets before giving it up. I do notice my face is not as glowy but I’m not sure if that’s from me being a bit more lazy with my skincare routine or from missing this. We’ll see. ⭐️Possible- repurchase YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Adaptogen Deep Moisture Cream with Ashwagandha + Reishi Not my favorite but is a good moisturizer. I’ve also reviewed this before. I prefer their Superfood Whip Moisturizer over this as I just like the texture and it’s a great daytime moisturizer for me. More in-depth review on my page ⭐️No-repurchase YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Yerba Mate Resurfacing Energy Facial I’ve reviewed this twice now so please see my page. Thais will be a forever purchase as of now! Definitely a fave of mine. I use once a week. ⭐️ repurchase YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask same as the last. I’ve purchased three so far. My favorite night time moisturizer. More in-depth reviews on my page ⭐️repurchase Murad - Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum this formula has changed as it had an ingredient that was bad. I have went through 3 original minis and loved the results but won’t repurchase due to the formula change. I saw almost instant results in spots being lifted. I have now switched to their Murad - Invisiscar Resurfacing Treatment and it works just as good. I’m continuing to work on stubborn acne spots and when I am consistent with this and exfoliating, my scars and spots are almost invisible! ⭐️repurchase Invisiscar ❤️🍒
Broke me out in painful whiteheads
I got this trial size as a 100 point reward with a purchase at Sephora. I was hoping it will help with some sunspots and an acne scar on my face. I followed the directions by applying a thin layer to cleansed skin. I thought it was weird to not spot treat but did it anyway. Welp, I broke out into painful acne all over my face. Some were red and under the skin but a few were nasty white heads. The whiteheads hurt so I stopped using this and just put up. Since I stopped using it and acne healed up; I went back to my cica sleeping mask and now my skin is pretty much back to normal. I wasn’t able to use it more than 3 times so I’m not sure if it helps fade dark spots but it’s not worth getting painful acne on my face. I am thinking of trying it on my body where I have scars but still nervous if it will cause me to break out. I don’t recommend using this on your face if you are acne prone at all. Murad - Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum
Murad-Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum
The one Spot Treatment I would choose!
They did it again! Peter Thomas Roth has released another winner! 🏅 This time it’s the PETER THOMAS ROTH - Pro Strength Niacinamide Discoloration Treatment This gel-like treatment works to reduce the look of dark patches, post-blemish marks, and uneven skin tone caused by sun damage and aging with a high-potency 15% brightening complex containing the following key ingredients: 💎 Kojic Acid & Alpha Arbutin: Helps enhance visible brightening benefits 💎 Niacinamide: Helps reduce the look of discoloration and uneven skin tone 💎 Tranexamic Acid: Helps reduce the look of dark patches and post-blemish marks I have some stubborn dark spots on my cheek that I’ve been trying to rid of for years! I’ve been using this day and night for the past few days. Since the treatment is intensive I do find I need to use more moisturiser or my face feels a little dry. It has faded some of my recent post-acne spots but will need to wait longer to see results on the dark spots on my cheek. Stay tuned! 💕 UPDATE: Been using this for a few weeks on an almost daily basis and it has lightened the dark spots on my cheek. I can still see them but they have definitely faded. I’m happy with the results and will continue to use this! 😍👌🏼
PETER THOMAS ROTH-Pro Strength Niacinamide Discoloration Treatment
dark spots, scars or hyperpigmentation
Allies of Skin - Mandelic Pigmentation Corrector Night Serum this product has changed my skin! i suffer from hyper pigmentation and scarring because i’m of deeper complexion. I put this on once a night with an oil and it really brightens my hyperpigmentation and make my skin all even and gorgeous! whenever i have a scar from any acne marks this will have it faded to almost nothing in a week and a half. sometimes if my skin is looking good i’ll just use it on my spots! such a life savor! the texture is a bit tacky when it’s wet so it really sticks to the skin and as it dries feels like nothing! OBSESSED!
Allies of Skin-Mandelic Pigmentation Corrector Night Serum
Powerful Hyperpigmentation Solution
Murad - Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum This serum is a classic dark spot treatment and one of Murad's most famous products! Unlike night treatments that you apply to your whole face, I only use this on spots I need to be lightened. This is mostly composed of 2% Hydroquinone as it's effective ingredient, as well as glycolic acid which makes the hydroquinone work better. Hydroquinone is a bleaching agent and not for sensitive skin. This is strong stuff and the highest concentration available without a prescription in the US, and you certainly need to use sunscreen with it. It has the texture of an AHA gel - it's clear and absorbs quickly. It does have a bit of a funny (and unappealing) chemical smell that hydroquinone products have. Every month, I get deep cystic acne that is hormonal which leaves a scar and PIH (post inflammatory hyperpigmentation). I use this as spot treatment once the acne portion is gone and it's just a dark spot. This isn't a miracle worker, but it has definitely lightened those spots. Normally they take a few weeks to fully fade but I feel if I use this immediately they seem less dark in a few days. The full 30ml size is $72, but I purchased the 10ml travel size for $23, which is about the same price per ounce. It comes in a clear plastic pump. I don't recommend anyone purchase the full size of this since you need so little and this is not something you'd spread on your whole face like a serum. For $23 you can get a lot of uses of this as spot treatment. I give this 5/5 stars. It doesn't smell nice but is very effective if you want to treat a scar or a small darkened area.
Murad-Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum
Great for Hyperpigmentation and redness!
After finishing a whole bottle of this product, I give it five stars due to the fantastic results I've seen with my skin. This product is great for those trying to get rid of acne scars/hyperpigmentation, those trying to treat acne, as well as those trying to treat discoloration. This product has done all of the above for me and left my skin looking radiant and beautiful. The retail price is also relatively cheap at $16.00 through the colourpop website.Fourth Ray - Remedy 10% Niacinamide Serum
Fourth Ray-Remedy 10% Niacinamide Serum
Good Molecules Discoloration Serum
Here is another serum to add to my collection of favorite serums ever!!💛 this serum is the good molecules discoloration correcting serum! I was very kindly gifted this serum by good molecules in PR. This is the serum that I saw immediate results the first time I used it. And that is not an exaggeration! I had a dark spot on my chin from a previous break out and I had tried so many things to get rid of it. I seriously could not find a product that would help at all. I tried this serum immediately after I received it in PR and within a week the spot that I had been fighting for months was gone. All of good molecules products are incredibly affordable and give off amazing results. If you are looking to fight off a dark spot I definitely recommend this serum to you it is so so so worth it!! GOOD MOLECULES - Discoloration Correcting Serum
GOOD MOLECULES-Discoloration Correcting Serum
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