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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 125 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (54)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (35)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (12)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (54)
  • Noticeable results (41)
  • Evens out skin tone (37)
  • Non-greasy (27)
  • Lightweight (24)

Cons

  • Bad smell (17)
  • Irritates skin (16)
  • No noticeable results (10)
  • Dries out skin (7)
  • Not effective (3)

Best Uses

  • Sun damage (44)
  • Daily use (28)
  • Uneven skin tone (19)
  • Redness/ blotchiness (7)
  • Dark spots (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (43), Brand buyer (21), Beauty conscious (17), Survivalist / minimalist (12), Beauty expert (5)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (15), Normal (12), Dry (7), 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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(0 of 1 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

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Worked a little

    By Susie Z.

    from New York

    describe yourself Beauty Conscious

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Some Lightening

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Uneven Skin Tone

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

      When I first used it I thought that it was lightening, but after a few months of use it was so minimal. Even though the scent was awful, I kept using it hoping that it would lighten dark spots more.

      I would only say to a friend try it for a month or two, becuase it's not expensive, and see if it works for you..

      • Skin Type:
      • Dry
       
      5.0

      Surprisingly Good

      By Blackthorne

      from San Antonio, TX

      describe yourself Beauty Expert

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightens Sun Spots
      • Lightweight
      • Scentless

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Sun spots
        • Uneven Skin Tone

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

        Long ago, I was an idiot and would try to get a tan. As I got older, I shunned the sun and now SPF myself to death. Despite my later attempts, the damage came up as sun spots... right near the lower lid of my left eye.

        I tried to cover it with makeup... but when you get older, the undereye area is fragile and makeup can sometimes emphasize any lines you might have or any "alligatoring" from the almost inevitable loss of facial fat.

        I have used many products that had high levels of hydroquinone in them. They were slimy and thick... sort of the equivalent of putting lard on your face. The other problems: they did not reduce the sun spots near my lower eyelids, and smelled weird.

        Truthfully, I did not expect this product to work. I have been using this for just over two weeks, once a day, and the sunspots are now quite faded... at least by 2/3. I figure if I keep using this, they should be gone within a month or so. If they don't completely disappear, I'll come back and let you know.

        • Skin Type:
        • Combination
         
        5.0

        I'm a believer

        By Zekette

        from VA

        describe yourself Beauty Conscious

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

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

            I have tried other dark spot correctors, and this one seems to be working more quickly than others. After just a few weeks, I noticed dark spots on my cheeks seem to be lighter. I am impressed, as this one is less expensive than many.

            • Skin Type:
            • Dry

            (10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

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

            By beauty editor

            from CA

            describe yourself Beauty Expert

            See all my reviews

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Non-Greasy
            • Softens Skin
            • Soothes Skin

            Cons

            • Bad Smell

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Redness/ Blotchiness
            • Uneven Skin Tone

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

            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).

            • Skin Type:
            • Dry

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            First thing I found that works

            By irwinsu

            from Ohio

            describe yourself Minimalist

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Non-Greasy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Dark spots
              • Redness/ Blotchiness
              • Uneven Skin Tone

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

              I used several other products that are highly advertised (and priced) which did nothing to fade dark spots on my face. This was the first product to actually fade the spots. They aren't gone completely, but faded substantially.

              • Skin Type:
              • Combination

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              only product tried that works

              By tally

              from northern pa.

              describe yourself Minimalist

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Takes A Couple Weeks

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

                put on dark spots 2X daily and just wait. It works from within to raise the spot and erase it, Inexpensive and very effective!!!

                • Skin Type:
                • Normal

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Made me a believer

                By Cindaphile

                from San Diego, CA

                describe yourself Budget Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                      I use this at least once a day, sometimes twice. I almost always use it before bed after washing my face along with my natural moisturizer. It does have a minor stinging sensation because of the alpha hydrox. After using it for a few weeks, I can honestly say that the dark spots on my face are almost gone. I am very happy with this product and recommend it. For the price, this is as good as it gets!

                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      It works but stinks

                      By The Queen

                      from NC

                      describe yourself Budget Buyer

                      See all my reviews

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Evens Out Skin Tone

                      Cons

                      • Bad Smell

                      Best Uses

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

                        It works but has a strong stinky odor.

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Only thing that has worked for me

                        By Cookie

                        from Henderson, KY

                        describe yourself Brand Buyer

                        See all my reviews

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Noticeable Results

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Sun Damage

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

                          I have been using this product for about six months, and it has worked better than any other product I have used on an age spot on my face. I faithfully use it twice a day.

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