Two stars because it faded acne scars. However, it made me break out like crazy in the areas I applied it, so my faded scars got replaced with new ones. I only put it on my cheeks, chin, and jaw area, where I have the acne pigmentation. I kept breaking out, but I assumed it was due to other reasons like my acne rx not working anymore or my hormone levels readjusting because I switched BC when I started this cream. I kept getting blackhead on my cheeks, which never happened before. I only got the acne where I put this on and nowhere else, so I decided to experiment a bit. I went off this cream for a week and my acne has subsided, with a few cysts remaining. Plus, the smell was off-putting; I can't describe it it's so strange and unpleasant.
I got the oily skin version thinking that it would suit my skin. Well, the cream still felt oily and heavy, even when I tried to use the smallest amount. I wish I read the description closely then I would have seen that nowhere was it written "noncomedogenic." At least this was cheap so I don't feel like I got totally ripped off.
Ok so, I brought this product at my local Target with the hopes of it lightening up some old acne scars on my face. Well, per the directions on the tube I applied a thin layer to all affected areas on my face.. the very next morning I had very bad painful cystic acne develop on all the areas I'd applied the fade cream to the night before! I mean, I'm in my late 20's & here I was dealing with a breakout like I was a teenager going through puberty! Smh.. this product is not for me, nor anyone else with even remotely sensitive skin for that matter.
Ambi Fade Cream = NO BUENO :-(
I was surprised at how cheap this product is! I literally paid $5 for it. I used this on a few freckles I had and some acne scars. It didn't take very long for them to clear up (maybe 2 months tops) which was wonderful, but it was so oily and negatively affected my skin. I kept getting breakouts and had to keep reducing the amount I put on my face. It clogs pores easily, which is why I selected I wouldn't buy it again. But at least some of my scars are gone.
The worst fade cream I have tried... and trust me I have tried alot!.
During my pregnancy I had melasma or pregnancy mask - my ENTIRE face had mask like pigmentation. I have tried Porcelena, Esoterica,Skin success, Nadinola & a few high end hydroqunoine creams that all performed well but this one is the most useless cream I have ever tried. On to Ambi:
This did not lighten my pigmentation AT ALL. I used this for 6 months with no results at all. And the fade cream both for oily & normal skin broke me out in cystic acne several times. As soon this cream touches my skin I get breakouts (in next few days or weeks.) I still kept trying in the hopes that it may lighten my last few pigmentations left but zilch!. I even tried it on my acne scars but it just made them appear more vibrant red. This cream both formulas oily/normal are VERY oily & sticky. I cannot tolerate it on my skin.
Options: Skin Success (This one worked very well did not break me out) and Nadinola (4% hydroqunoine) worked much better.
This stuff works like magic! Not over night of course. I used one complete tube, applying only at night...and this stuff not only made in scars disappear, but it completely lightened my entire face. I went from being med tan..to almost pale !! So yes it works...but i will definitely NOT purcase again..as I wasnt trying to completely change the tone of my skin. If I ever had to use again, it would be for SPOT treatment only..would not apply to my entire face.
For reference Im fair, NW10-20 (depending on time of year), highly acne prone, combo skin. I use it morning and night, coupled with ONLY cleaning my skin with coconut oil these days. My skin is actually clearing up! I have been using this for a week now. I have red acne marks/blotches on cheeks and chins, left for months and months and some discoloration. I never realized how discolored my chin and mouth area were until I started using this. The blotches and red marks on my cheeks are slowly fading and you can see the darkness on my chin lightening as well.
I bought this with the idea of using it just for a month due to the active ingredients in it. I am very fair and no matter what I do/don't do, every single pimple leaves a long-lasting dark mark on my skin. I have two marks on my left cheek and a couple on my right cheekbone that I hoped this product would remove. I could not find it in any Walgreens, CVS, or any other drug store, so I resorted to purchasing it off of the Ambi website - the shipping was free, the product came out to $5.49, and I received it within 5 days. I used it as directed for about 5 days, but I immediately noticed bumps forming around the areas where I applied the cream. I thought nothing of it at first, but as this product was the only change in my regimen, it was clearly the culprit. I have decided to only use it on ONE mark for the remainder of the time (month) in order to see if it will be able to fade it, even slightly. There was a faint scent, but nothing at all unbearable as described by other reviewers - it actually smells faintly of shampoo, a light cosmetic scent that is not irritating and fades almost immediately upon application. You need to apply a really thin layer; otherwise, the product will ball up and won't sink into your skin. I will update in a month - If this fades one of my marks, I will consider using it for other acne scars. For right now, I said no to repurchasing because this tube will last a very long time, but I may change my response if it turns out to work. Let's hope it does!
I have been using this off and on for about a year. I got it from Dollar General for about $6. I had horrible acne as a teenager (i'm 39) but noticed bad sun damage about a year ago on my cheeks and forehead. I have been doing TCA peels but they didn't help much with the darkness. This does lighten but seems to take awhile. One thing I did notice was the smell. To me it smelled like onions. Maybe I got a bad batch but has a definite smell. Didn't break me out though.
All I can say is "WOW". I never thought I would find that one product to really make a difference on my acne scarring--and I didn't expect it to be so affordable. After consistently using the Ambi Fade cream for oily skin, I definitely can tell a big difference in my old acne spots. Some hyperpigmentation has completely cleared up. I feel completely confident not wearing foundation now, and my skin is so beautifully even and toned. I'm so glad I found this product. Definitely give it a try! It costs next to nothing, and really does do wonders if used frequently. I will continue to use and purchase forever and ever.
I found it a little bit difficult to find in stores, so I just ordered it off the Ambi website, in case anyone wants to give it a go. I highly recommend.
I was really impressed by this cream, it did a great and fast job lightening my acne marks. I saw a vast improvement after only a couple of days. I also think it's great that there's different formulas for oily, normal and dry skin. I use the oily formula and it doesn't really clog my pores or make my face greasier, which is a definite plus. Try this and I'm sure you won't regret it.