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Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel


1.0 FL. OZ.


This powerful skin-lightening gel treatment (featuring Hydroquinone) fades post-acne skin discoloration and acne dark spots that linger after breakouts have healed. Plant-derived extracts help keep skin clear and restore clarity and tone.

Murad Post Acne Spot Lightening Gel is suggested for people looking to:
• Fade acne scars and eliminate acne dark spots
• Soothe inflamed skin
• Improve clarity and brightness

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The Benefits

Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel quickly helps clear skin of post-acne pigment spots and acne spots with a triple-action formula . Hydroquinone, the strongest skin-lightening agent available without a prescription, fades unwanted pigmentation. Willow Bark and Tea Tree Leaf extracts help purify skin. Finally, AHA’s exfoliate your skin to boost clarity and skin tone.

How to Use

Every evening after cleansing, massage a thin layer of the lightening gel over face, neck and chest. For optimal results, follow with an oil-free sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or more during the day or Skin Perfecting Lotion at night.

ingredient spotlight

Tea Tree Oil

Not to be confused with the black and green teas brewed from the leaves of the camellia plant, Tea Tree Oil is derived from the leaves of the tea tree, a plant native to the coast of southeast Australia. The tree was named by eighteenth century British sailors who made a tea from its leaves. The leaves of the tea tree have proven to be a very versatile. In addition to quenching the thirst of homesick sailors, oil extracted from tea tree leaves is reputed to have antiseptic properties. This fragrant oil has been used traditionally to treat wounds, insect bites and a range of bacterial and fungal infections. Dr. Murad discovered that adding Tea Tree Oil to his skincare formulas enhanced their power to sooth and purify.

Principal Ingredients

ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Hydroquinone 2.0%

OTHER INGREDIENTS: Water (Aqua), Alcohol Denat., Glycolic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Methyl Gluceth-10, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract Lecithin, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Tocopherol, Palmitoyl Hydroxypropyltrimonium Amylopectin/Glycerin Crosspolymer, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Rice Amino Acids, Chitosan Ascorbate, Lysine Lauroyl Methionate, Zinc Asparate, Allantoin, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Polyquaternium-10, Hydroxyethylcellulose, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Tetrasodium EDTA, Sodium Metabisulfite, Sodium Sulfite, Sodium Hydroxide
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Reviews & Questions


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4.4 out of 5 average rating



94% of reviewers recommend this product
From: Baltimore, MD, USA
Miracle product 
I'm actually going out of my way to write this review, hoping it will encourage someone who may be on the fence to buy this product. I randomly broke out severely starting five months ago, and the surge lasted nearly three months. It was horrible. My once clear skin was left covered in dark red marks so even after the acne stopped, it looked like I still had it.

This product, honestly, brought my old skin back in a matter of daysweeks. I would say it is easily 90% better. I thought I would have to wait for time to lighten the marks but I truly feel like my old self again. If you are apprehensive about the price, just think about how different your skin will look in 2 weeks! I know I sound like such an ad, by my experience with this product will make me a Murad user for life.
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From: Arlington, Texas
I have been using this product for over a week now, this is the best dark spot corrector I have ever used. 
As a person of Nigerian origination, and with sensitive skin that is prone to breakouts, I have a lot of hyper-pigmentation in the form of dark spots from adolescence. I have tried many products to diminish the dark spots, but I found that my skin is easily irritated by those products and couldn't use them for prolonged periods of time. This lightening gel has not only lightened my spots, but it prevents any future breakouts. It has also gently toned my skin that was unevenly tanned by the summer sun. The step-two night moisturizer helps balance the oil in my skin too. I love this product and I strongly recommend it for brownblackdark skin.
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From: Beverly Hills, MI, USA
Mine turned amber brown after 19 months 
I purchased this produce on May 16th of last year. I've been using it about 3 to 4 time a week so the bottle is down to about 13 remaining. This morning, when I reached for it, I noticed that the contents turned amber brown. I called the 800 number on the bottle, luckily I found my receipt in my mailbox, and then spoke with the customer svc agent. She said that because there is an active ingredient, it will last for about 3 years. Unfortunately, that was not the case for me and I asked for a replacement. Please keep an eye on your product, check the expiration dates on the bottom of the bottle, and make sure Murad doesn't send you a bottle that is about to expire. I was very disappointed by this experience.
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From: St. Louis, MO, USA
This product is amazing! I've been using it for a year now and one bottle lasted me 8 months out of the year before I had to replace it. I have combo skin and it helped keep my breakouts away. My skin also scars when I get a breakout and this insures that it doesn't scar and if it does it's 10 times better than it would normally be. I actually ran out about a month ago and from then until now I can see what a difference not having it is making. I will for sure going to the store this week and be purchasing more!!! Love it and recommend it!
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Love Love Love 
I love Murad! I used this product for 3 months.and definitely noticed some results! It made my skin brighter, more even and I still have 34 of the bottle left. Can't wait to continue using this product.
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Q: Can I use this product while pregnant or nursing?
Asked : Mar 29, 2015
By : pepper03, Warren, NJ, USA
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A: Please be advised that while Murad undergoes all possible safety testing for the quality and efficacy of our products, we have not conducted specific testing for pregnant or lactating women. Dr. Murad recommends that women who are pregnant or lactating consult their physician before using any Murad products. If you can speak with your physician and provide us with the ingredients that they would like you to avoid we can then assist you in customizing a regimen for your concerns.
Answered : Mar 30, 2015
By : MelissawithMurad, Murad
Q: How do you use this with the acne clearing solution?
Asked : Jan 07, 2015
By : ecy1234
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A: The Post Acne Spot Lightening can indeed be used with your regimen. We do not want to double treatments so in the morning use the Clarifying Cleanser, the Acne Clearing Solution and the Skin Perfecting Lotion(if needed) and a sunscreen. In the evening use the Clarifying Cleanser, the Post Acne Spot Lightening Gel and the Skin Perfecting Lotion.
Answered : Jan 09, 2015
By : MelissawithMurad, Murad