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Alpha Hydrox Spot Light Targeted Skin Lightener 0.85 oz

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Alpha Hydrox Spot Light Targeted Skin Lightener, .85 oz
 
3.8

(based on 134 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (59)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (36)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (14)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (54)
  • Noticeable results (41)
  • Evens out skin tone (37)
  • Lightweight (30)
  • Non-greasy (30)

Cons

  • Bad smell (19)
  • Irritates skin (17)
  • No noticeable results (10)
  • Dries out skin (7)
  • Not effective (5)

Best Uses

  • Sun damage (44)
  • Daily use (34)
  • Uneven skin tone (22)
  • Redness/ blotchiness (8)
  • Dark spots (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (43), Beauty conscious (23), Brand buyer (21), Survivalist / minimalist (12), Beauty expert (7)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (18), Normal (17), Dry (8), Oily (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

HOLY GRAIL... OR MIRACLE... OR BOTH.

I bought this specifically for one large, nickel-size spot on my cheek. I am 44 and grew up on the beach, so signs of sun damage (and fine, age) pop out...Read complete review

I bought this specifically for one large, nickel-size spot on my cheek. I am 44 and grew up on the beach, so signs of sun damage (and fine, age) pop out regularly. This spot appeared a year or so ago, and I have had it lasered twice. Both times it nearly disappeared, only to return even darker. I don't like to wear foundation and NEVER wear concealer, but I found I didn't want to leave the house without it. I paid HUNDREDS of dollars for the R&F line that's supposed to address spots and it did literally NOTHING. For under ten bucks I figured this was worth a shot...

I took pictures daily. After a week the spot was darker and ANGRY looking. I'd read that this was normal so I kept applying it, again thinking I had nothing to lose. It got scabby and crusty looking and then, AND THEN YOU GUYS, on day 11 the spot literally fell off. It is GONE. My skin looks amazing. I literally look at the pictures every day and I can't even believe that was my face. I started using it 4 days ago on some ruddy spots I'd noticed on my neck, and they are fading significantly already.

THIS STUFF IS AMAZING. I am a former national magazine beauty editor and I have tried it all. Few beauty products impress me and NONE blow me away... until now. I want to kiss the person who developed this (and decided to sell it for such a reasonable price).

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

not impressed

I was not impressed with this product...at all! [...] I guess the props goes to Drugstore.com, I love them! Anyway, I opened the package and read the directions and...Read complete review

I was not impressed with this product...at all! [...] I guess the props goes to Drugstore.com, I love them! Anyway, I opened the package and read the directions and decided that I would use it once nightly before bed and if I saw great results, I would continue usage and possibly increase to twice a day. So, I open the cap and squeeze some on to my finger and this foul odor hit me and I was like " OH NO! ". I smelled so bad, but I figured that it was medication like stuff, so it probably would not smell like roses. As I applied the product, it felt ok...then there was a slight burning...then more burning!! So I immediatly washed it off and read that you could feel irritation, and to use in smaller amounts every other day. That did decrease the irritation and eventually did go away. I continued use this product for two months and saw little to no change. If you are a review reader like myself take my advice and see your dermatologist and have them prescribe a hydroquinone just for you. So, I don't think that hydroquinone is bad, just this one. The one I use now is from my doctor and I have no problems at all, and I am seeeing great results :)

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5.0

Spot Light live up to expectations

By Ann

from Denver

describe yourself Beauty Conscious

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Non-Greasy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Lightens dark spots
    • Uneven Skin Tone

    Comments about Alpha Hydrox Spot Light Targeted Skin Lightener, .85 oz:

    Use on my hands to fade age spots. It works great.

    • Skin Type:
    • Dry
     
    4.0

    Love this!

    By kili313

    from Kaneohe, HI

    describe yourself Beauty Conscious

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightens spots
    • Lightweight
    • Non-Greasy

    Cons

    • Bad Smell

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Uneven Skin Tone

    Comments about Alpha Hydrox Spot Light Targeted Skin Lightener, .85 oz:

    I've tried many "spot lighteners" and for the price, this one is just as good as the expensive ones. The only bad side is there is a smell (like wet clothes that didn't dry good). If you can get over that, you'll like this product!

    • Skin Type:
    • Normal
     
    5.0

    This REALLY WORKS!

    By MRCW

    from Texas

    describe yourself Beauty Conscious

    See all my reviews

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      Comments about Alpha Hydrox Spot Light Targeted Skin Lightener, .85 oz:

      This product REALLY WORKS! I am in my early 30s with dark brown hair, fair skin and freckles on my face, arms & legs. After many summers on the Frio with no sunscreen, I started developing dark spots on my face, body. I started applying this product to my face Feb. 8 and by today (March 2) I can say that the dark spots I targeted have DISAPPEARED. Some of the spots I applied the product to looked like shadows under my skin, some were concentrated bursts of freckles, and others were what can only be described as liver spots. This product eliminated them all! Like other reviewers I experienced the red scabbed layer develop over the spot being treated (I used an at-home sugar scrub to help take care of the scabs) but after the redness faded, the brown spots were GONE. I was previously convinced I would need costly laser treatments to remove the brown spots, but this product is a MIRACLE WORKER. I'm now treating spots on my arms and legs, and experiencing the same impressive results. TRY IT!

      • Skin Type:
      • Combination
       
      5.0

      This product REALLY WORKS!

      By MRCW

      from Texas

      describe yourself Beauty Conscious

      See all my reviews

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Smells Great

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • fades dark spots!

        Comments about Alpha Hydrox Spot Light Targeted Skin Lightener, .85 oz:

        This product REALLY WORKS! I started applying this to my facial dark spots Feb. 8 (it is March 2 today) and I am already seeing drastic improvements. I am in my early 30s, have dark brown hair, fair skin and freckles almost everywhere. After summers on the Frio without sunscreen I started developing dark spots on my face. Some looked like shadows under the skin, some where concentrated bursts of freckles, and some were what can only be described as liver spots. After using this product each dark spot I targeted is GONE. Like other reviewers, I experienced the red, scabbed layers which peeled off after continued applications (I used an at-home sugar scrub to remove scabbing), but after the targeted area heals, the brown spots have DISAPPEARED. This product is a MIRACLE WORKER. I had decided I would need costly laser treatments to remove the dark spots on my face and then I found this, and I couldn't be more excited!! It's worked so well, I'm now applying it to spots I don't like on my arms and legs and it is working to fade, eliminate those as well. I only wish I would have done before/after pictures to prove the effectiveness of this product. TRY IT.

        • Skin Type:
        • Combination
         
        1.0

        makes spots darker!!!!

        By warning don't buy

        from ny

        describe yourself Beauty Expert

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Bad Smell
          • Heavy
          • Not Effective

          Best Uses

            Comments about Alpha Hydrox Spot Light Targeted Skin Lightener, .85 oz:

            Terrible product and waste of money. I had tiny light spots that i wanted to fade away. This product made it 5× worse. It made the spots larger and extremely darker. I stopped using it and regret that used this terrible product bc the spots are so dark now

            • Skin Type:
            • Normal
             
            5.0

            It's working!

            By SM in NJ

            from Glassboro, NJ

            describe yourself Beauty Conscious

            See all my reviews

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Irritates Skin

            Best Uses

            • dark spot lightener

            Comments about Alpha Hydrox Spot Light Targeted Skin Lightener, .85 oz:

            I've had this sun spot on my left cheek that has grown to not quite the size of a dime. I used to drive to work for about 15 years with the sun on that side of my face. It is REALLY lightening the spot. I've been following the directions for about a month now and dabbing on the lotion onto the spot and a couple of others. At first I thought the spot was getting lighter, then I thought it was getting darker and I was about to give up but gave it a little more time. The size started to slowly get smaller and it does "scab" or "flake" as the spot gets lighter. It reminded me of a time that I had a dermatologist freeze another smaller spot on the same cheek, but that just kind of grew a dark scab and then fell off. The skin is a little pinkish as the scabbing falls away. I rarely feel it irritate my skin. I don't think it has a scent at all. I am just so happy that this is working for me.

            • Skin Type:
            • Combination
             
            5.0

            HOW IS WORKED FOR ME

            By ANELJAY

            from CALIFORNIA

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use

                Comments about Alpha Hydrox Spot Light Targeted Skin Lightener, .85 oz:

                THIS ONLY WORKS FOR ME AS A SPOT TREATMENT WHICH MEANS I PUT IT ON THE SPOT ONLY. IF I RUB IT INTO AN AREA WHICH I TRIED TO DO ON MY HAND, NOTHING HAPPENS. I PUT IT ON THE SPOT FROM THE TUBE. AN HOUR BEFORE BEDTIME AND LET IT COMPLETELY DRY BEFORE GOING TO SLEEP ON IT. I HAD A NASTY PEA SIZE FRECKLE ON THE SIDE OF MY NOSE, IT WAS FLAT BUT BROWN. IT GOT DRY AND THEN CRUSTY AND THEN I WASHED IT OFF WITH A WASHCLOTH AFTER ABOUT TWO WEEK OF EVERY NIGHT USE. IT HAS NOT COME BACK IN OVER A YEAR. I HAVE NEW SPOTS NOW SO I WIL BUY IT AGAIN. DO NOT RUB IN JUST TREAT THE SPOT AND LET IT DRY. HANG IN THERE. IT IS THE ONLY THING THAT WORKS. I HAVE TRIED THEM ALL.

                • Skin Type:
                • Normal
                 
                1.0

                nohing

                By nawkab

                from los angeles

                describe yourself Beauty Expert

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Not Effective

                  Best Uses

                  • Fine Lines/Wrinkles

                  Comments about Alpha Hydrox Spot Light Targeted Skin Lightener, .85 oz:

                  I have used this product for six weeks and the brown spot hasn't faded in color at all. I thought it would really work after reading the reviews, but not for me.

                  • Skin Type:
                  • Normal

                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Too early to tell

                  By Spotted Sun Lover

                  from Minneapolis, MN

                  describe yourself Beauty Conscious

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight
                  • Moisturizes
                  • Non-Greasy

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use
                    • Redness/ Blotchiness
                    • Uneven Skin Tone

                    Comments about Alpha Hydrox Spot Light Targeted Skin Lightener, .85 oz:

                    I have only been using this product for about 10-days now. I apply it at least once a day to help lighten the sun spots on my arms. The lotion goes on smoothly and smells okay, it is not greasy and absorbs quickly.
                    I moved to California in my early 20's and loved to be at the beach or poolside, even though I used sunscreen I have developed sun spots - mainly on my arms. I will come back and re-review once I have used it all to update on results I experience.

                    • Skin Type:
                    • Normal

                    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Very good spot skin lightener

                    By Latin Girl

                    from San Francisco, CA

                    describe yourself Beauty Conscious

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight
                    • Non-Greasy
                    • Smells Great

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Use
                      • Sensitive Skin
                      • Uneven Skin Tone

                      Comments about Alpha Hydrox Spot Light Targeted Skin Lightener, .85 oz:

                      I'm quite impressed with this spot skin lightener for the price. I use it whenever I get a dark spot after I breakout. It doesn't take very long to start seeing results either. Usually within the 1-2 weeks, the dark spot is gone. You can also feel a little bit of a sting when you put it on, which makes me feel confident that is working; however, it is not harsh on my sensitive skin either.

                      • Skin Type:
                      • Oily

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