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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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How to use

Learn about the benefits of Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel and how it should fit into your skin care regimen.

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.

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4.4 out of 5 average rating



94% of reviewers recommend this product
From: Denver, CO
Can't say enough about this product. I am not normally one to write reviews and I'm not just saying that. I have had severe cystic acne since I was about 18 so for about 4 years and even worse than my current acne, is the acne scarring. I've used Mederma scar lightener which I think did little to nothing. I was then prescribed Retin-A which also did little to nothing for my skin or acne scars. I think I also tried the 'natural' way which is lemon juice and that did nothing as well. I heard of this product from a blogger I follow and I got it about 1.5 months ago. I LITERALLY SAW results within 24 HOURS. I'm not exaggerating. I continue to see results every single time I use it. I use it every single day - wash my face, use witch hazel, and then apply about a nickel size amount of this all over my acne scars (almost my whole face, literally) and I LITERALLY wake up with fewer, lighter acne scars. Could not recommend this enough.
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From: Brooklyn, NY
Will definitely continue to buy this product! 
I LOVE THIS PRODUCT! I was reading many reviews on it before i purchased it, and finally decided to give it a try. I literally saw results after one use. My acne scars appeared less red and dark. I've been using this product for almost two weeks now and I can see a huge improvement. Not only are my acne scars less visible, but this product also helps fights my breakouts. I haven't gotten a blemish in the two weeks that I've been using it. I also find the product to be very gentle. It doesn't burn or make my face feel irritated. The only thing is that it makes my acne scars red as soon as i apply it, but the redness only lasts a few minutes, which i don't mind. My skin is much softer and clearer and overall healthier looking, I'm very happy to have found this.
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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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Q: How long to see results?
Asked : Jan 21, 2016
By : AJ, Philadelphia
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A: You should see very good lightening within 3 months. When you use the lightening gel it is very important to use SPF daily and reapply.
Answered : Feb 03, 2016
By : Melissa, Murad
Q: Use with acne clearing solution?
Asked : Jan 20, 2016
By : Shelly, Pa
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A: You can use the Post Acne Spot Lightening Gel with your acne regimen. 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 : Feb 03, 2016
By : Melissa, Murad

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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