This product didn't do anything to improve the sunspots on my face. For me, it did act as a nice light moisturizer. However, this may not be true for everybody (the description warns that redness, tingling, and flaking may occur for some people). The label calls this a serum. However, the texture is more like a light cream instead of a serum. Although the product does have a nice, light scent, I would have preferred if it were unscented/no fragrance added.
Overall: Pass. For me, it didn't improve my sunspots at all.
Alternatives: Still have my sunspots, so I'm still looking for a product that will reduce them while avoiding any extreme side effects.
Value: Bad, mostly because I found the product to be ineffective.
I cannot believe i have not written a review for this yet. i've gone thru about 5 tubes of this since first year uni. there was a time in toronto where i stopped seeing them and then noticed wal mart would have them on sale for cheap and i got scared they were discontinuing so i stocked up. i'll go through a tube of this and use it maybe 4 nights a week and then a moisturizer with no actives the other three nights to give my skin a break. then i'll start using something else and return to it.
the packaging is very hygenic and the smell is soo nice.
when i first used this i notice a difference right away. skin was def. more even toned. over time this my skin became much more even toned thank God. I have (it used to be alot worse) darker spots around my mouth and chin. they are still there but they used to be very embarrassing. i like that this product does the job so gently. there was no tingling for me, no redness, no flakiness and no increased sensitivity to the sun. though, to be honest retinol based products never irritated me.
this def. isn't moisturizing enuff to wear alone so i wear it with vaseline over top always, after waiting about 10 minutes.
if you are hoping this will help with acne, for me it didn't do that. i have at times at least one pimple on my forehead but this doesn't help with that. i just spot treat seperately. as for acne marks or any other dark spots it will help diminish the appearance but not COMPLETELY. but for the price and what it does, i'm very impressed with this product.
I first purchased this to help get rid of some dark spots left over from acne, and because of the retinol in it, i hoped that it might help my skin break out less often. It really makes a diffence in how quickly my dark spots fade, and also helps even the texture of my skin out. I did notice a decrease in the amount of breakouts i get, and now only have pimples a few times a month.
This is a holygrail product for me. I have been using it for 16 months and really can't imagine my skincare routine without it.
When I first put this on my face, I knew I was going to like it. It made my face feel so soft and smooth, lines around my mouth & eyes are less noticeable & the scent is nice. It didn't do much for my age/acne spots which is the only reason I gave it 4 stars. Would buy again but will continue to look for something to lessen the appearance of spots. continued >>
This stuff started working for me in one night. Loved the feel of it on my face...super lightweight and I love the fresh clean smell. Really great fir the price. Would buy again!
Fantastic product! I use this and after 5 minutes I then apply Ageless Intensives Deep Wrinkle Moisture Night and in 2 days my freckles are lighter, my sun spots are a bit lighter, my skin tone is even, my facial lines are almost non existent, my skin is smooth and soft. I get so many compliments and people can't believe I just turned 40.
This is an update: My review for this is under another account username *TssK* - Which i no longer use.. due to a deleted email. On with the updated review- My skin still welcomes it with open-arms..(or is it open-face?..i knw..warped since of humor:) And the over-all clarity..yes..im in love with my face..lol IS GREAT! which is all im looking for..(as of now..haha) As long as i rotate a few products, to where my skin doesn't adapt, it still does its job! Is it a miracle product? Of course not! (for me tho..) its the next best thing..HG! ALL THE WAY!
Did make some difference (lightening) in my age spots on my face, but broke me out terribly so it is not worth it because acne is how I developed the spots in the first place.
My skin is so acne prone and sensitive I cannot use this, but if this is not your issue I would recommend.
This stuff is terrible. Even though I used it every other night and put moisturizer over it, my skin turned into a dry, flakey red mess. I tried to stick it out thinking that my skin would get better, but it never did.
I have been using this for almost 2 months every other night. It is slightly drying but I feel like it soaks into my skin quickly and doesn't leave a residue. No new breakouts either.
My husband claims he noticed a little bit of fading with some red post-acne scars but I can't tell a difference. I will finish up this tube but look for something stronger.