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100% would repurchase

Package Quality: 5.0

Price: $

Package Quality: 5.0

Price: $


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

Palmer's Skin Success is a rather successful line of products that is a sub brand of product out of the many sub brands from Palmer's which is mostly known for the Cocoa Butter Formula with Vitamin E.

The skin success line features Hydroquinone as it's main skin lightening ingredient at a concentration of 2%. This is the concentration that is allowable over the counter, at 4% or more generally one would need a prescription from your doctor or dermatologist. This fade gel according to the packaging should visibly fade Dark Spots, Age Spots, Post-Acne Scars, Discolouration and Melasma.

Among the well researched, and safety proven Hydroquinone, this and many of the other products in the skin success line utilise other well known research backed and proven effective skin brightening ingredients like Retinol (Vitamin A), Vitamin E, Hydroxy Fruit Acids such as Lemon, Sugar Maple, Orange, and Blueberry extract although they don't work exactly like Lactic Acid or Gylcolic Acid they do have some effectiveness from their own acid content.

This formula is in gel form and can easily be worn under make-up after cleansing and toning. Be warned as it does contain alcohol, probably the only peeve I have with product as a high amount of alcohol (it is the second ingredient after water in this formula) has been shown to cause free radical damage, can be extremely drying and possibly prevent those with a sensitive acneic skin to break out.

If you don't want to use this on your face then you may use it on the discolourations on your body such as your back, elbows, knees, underarms, in between thighs or buttocks, any areas of friction that cause excess melanin production.

This is wonderful for combination to oily skin's as the formula is very lightweight and easy to wear, however remember it does contain alcohol so please monitor your skin closely whilst using this product. If you are flaking or starting to get irritated or at all itchy or uncomfortable, then reduce application to every other day and build up your tolerance to it.

Even though the packaging states that this is for sensitive combination skins, I don't think anyone with sensitive skin ought to use it, the alcohol would be murder for your fragile easily irritated skin.

This product should solely be used for those with a strong resilient combination to oily skin that can withstand alcohol content. I believe the reason why they included alcohol is to increase the penetration of the active ingredients, an old fashioned formulary technique.

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