Sunday, December 11, 2011

Murad Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum

I love this product!  I deceided to put it to the test and take before & after photos.  I was thrilled with the results in only a 2 week period.  I applied every evening for 2 weeks.  Some days I applied during the day time.  My skin has heavy discoloration from past acne and a bad peel (not done by me).  My clients always come to with their frustrations using lightening products and this is my new top pick.  This serum is suitable for hyperpigmentation: sun damage, acne scarring, sun spots, age spots, melasma, uneven skin tone.  You will love the results!

  • Clinically proven to restore clarity and even skin tone by  reducing the appearance of sun spots and age spots by 33% in 1 week.
  • Helping prevent the development of new pigmentation.
  • Hydroquinone fades existing dark spots, age spots and freckles.
  • Hexapeptide-2, an advanced skin lightening peptide, complements the results of Hydroquinone and prevents future damage/scarring by helping prohibit pigment formation.
  • Glycolic Acid exfoliates to remove dead skin cells, helping the active ingredient penetrate more quickly for faster results.
This product does all that it claims.  The Glycolic Acid effectively exfoliates skin and allows the Hydroquinone to penetrate skin and goto WORK!  I had a significant amount of hyperpigmentation around my mouth and it is almost gone.

A normal side effect of using Glycolic Acid on a daily basis is dehydrated skin.  My skin felt a little dehydrated (but far less then other lighening gels/serums), I suggest layering on moisturizer after applying this serum.  Allow the serum to absorb1-2 minutes first.  After moisturizer apply your SPF 30 to protect your skin and prevent skin from further darker pigmentation from occurring.   SPF 30+ is a necessary for lightning to occur and prevent darkening from reoccurring.  I will continue to use this product to even my skin tone and look forward to even better results.  TIP: Use with Clarisonic for even better results!  This will allow better penetration of the active ingredients like Glycolic acid and Hydroquinone.  Murad delivers with another fantastic product!

Active Ingredient: Hydroquinone (2.0%)

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Alcohol Denat., Glycolic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Methyl Gluceth-10, Nonoxynol-10, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Rice Amino Acids, Lysine Lauroyl Methionate, Zinc Aspartate, Chitosan Ascorbate, 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, BHT, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Tetrasodium EDTA

1 Oz.
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Product provided by Murad.  This review is my honest opinion.





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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Beauty Obsession of the Day: Audrey Tautou

I became a instant fan of Audrey Tatou after seeing Amelie.  Audrey is charming, funny, sweet, always has a sharp haircut and her skin is gorgeous!  Catch her in Beautiful Lies, it's a favorite of mine.