March 11, 2016
Murad’s Rapid Lightening Regimen is a full 90-day supply to treat skin discoloration from the 4 major causes of hyperpigmentation: sun, genetics, hormones, and inflammation. Each product in the 90-Day Rapid Lightening Regimen treats hyperpigmentation at the source so you can start seeing brighter-looking, more even skin tone in as little as 7 days. The regimen is conveniently labeled with Step 1 Cleanse, Step 2 Treat, and Step 3 Hydrate so that you know the correct order of applying the products.
Step 1 Essential-C Cleanser ($36)
The Vitamin-C rich Essential-C Cleanser removes skin-dulling impurities to renew skin’s radiance. This facial cleaner is a gel like consistency that doesn’t foam up and has small microbeads for exfoliation. After use it does not leave my skin feeling tight and dry like some other cleansers.
Step 2 Intensive-C Radiance Peel ($55)
Leave this mask on over your face, neck, and chest for up to 10 minutes for a tingly refreshing feel to help minimize skin discolorations. The mask can be used 1-2 times a week for best results.
Step 2 Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum ($60)
The Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum contains 2% Hydroquinone which lightens dark spots and skin discoloration. This is the same active ingredient as prescription skin lighteners but at half the strength. The pump makes it easy to get the same amount of serum each time and one pump is just enough to cover the entire face. It absorbs quickly and has a slight citrus alcohol smell but is not noticeable once applied. After a few weeks use I am starting to see and evening of my complexion but it will take more time to completely lighten discolorations.
Step 2 Advanced Active Radiance Serum ($90)
Use a pea-sized amount evenly over your face, neck, and chest during the day in place of the Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum. The serum is very lightweight and absorbs quickly into the skin allowing you to continue applying your makeup.
Step 3 Essential-C Day Moisture Broad Spectrum SPF 30 ($60)
Our Essential-C Day Moisture Broad Spectrum SPF 30 | PA+++, rich in Vitamin-C and antioxidants, revitalizes and protects your skin from further damage. This sunscreen is a chemical sunscreen so make sure you apply it at least 15 minutes before sun exposure. The Vitamin C in this sunscreen also helps prevent future discolorations. It absorbs quickly and has a light scent. It does not pill under foundation allowing for a smooth application.
Recommendation: Overall this is a great set of products for reversing sun damage. I am seeing some promising results and my skin feels smoother. I would highly recommend the Lightening Serum and the Essential-C Sunscreen if you were to choose a few products from this line. Make sure you use these products every day for best results and keep your skin away from direct sunlight.
Disclosure: This product was sent for consideration by BeautyStat and the above are my opinions not influenced by other parties.