Black Opal essential fade complex

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3 reviews

66% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.0

Price: $$

Package Quality: 3.0

Price: $$


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on 3/31/2005 2:25:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I've been using this product for a week and a half and my skin has never looked better. You should be aware however that the main ingredient ( Hydroquinone) is not for long term use...and has been banned from cosmetics in European countries. That said, I am not apprehensive at all about using it short term. I plan to use it for 6 weeks in conjunction with 55 percent lactic acid peels twice a week. My skin is looking better than ever. Ironically, I have alsways used "acne" products on my oily skin, and since I have stopped, I have also stopped breaking out. I use black opal at night peter thomas roth Hydroquinone-free botanical lightening gel in the morning, and cover both am/pm with an oil free moisturizer. Be sure to use a sunscreen as this product fades dark spots and does not remove them. If you've tried everything else, I would give this a is inexpensive and suprisingly effective!!

Age: 30-35

Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

I bought this to fade some old freckling on my shoulders. After a bit over a month of using it (I'm about halfway through my second tube), the palest, ginger-colored freckles have faded almost completely away. The slightly darker freckles are still there, but I'm going to give it a good six months of use before I give up. I'll update this review in the spring.

January 5, 2007 update: Well, it did fade my freckling slightly, but I didn't follow through with repurchasing. The improvement was so slight, it just didn't seem worth it.

Active ingredient: 2% Hydroquinone

Other Ingredients: Absorbic Acid, Brown 1, Butylene Glycol, Butylparaben, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract, Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone, Dimethiconol, Ethylhexyl Cocoate, Ethylparaben, Glycerin, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Glycolipids, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Isobutylparaben, Kojic Acid, Lactic Acid, Laureth-7, Lecithin, Methylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, Polyacrylamide, Polyvinylpyrrolidone, Propylene Glycol, Propylparaben, Red 40, Retinol, Sodium Metabisulfite, Tetrasodium EDTA, Water
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on 5/28/2004 5:21:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

I have been using for about 4 wks and have definitely seen a reduction in Sun spots or freckles. The main area of improvement is my shoulders where the sun damage were those groups of freckle/spotting. Completely faded most of it with only an evening application. I have not been able to regularly apply to face since I'm not sure how to layer it w/ other active ingred(retinol, AHA's, etc) but I really like the gel base of Black Opal as it hides easily under make up and isn't thick like creams & oh yes, unscented, thank goodness!Also doesn't cause breakouts. Kinda' expensive for the amount of product ($12.99 @ Eckerds for .90 oz)Might repurchase if I still need help.

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