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My Review: Murad’s Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Gel


I’m 32 years old now, and I am definitely seeing the toll years of sun has taken on my skin. I have sun spots – and age spots on my cheeks, and they drive me NUTS. I looked online for an over-the counter product that I could use, without the need of a prescription.

I came across this product, and my interest was immediately piqued, because I LOVE Murad. I’ve come to really enjoy their products. They actually work! Go here to read our other reviews on Murad products!

This product is amazing. I put it on my face after cleansing at night before bed. (I pair it with Bliss’s Spiff Upper Lip) After a couple weeks, I have really noticed a difference in the tone of my skin.  My sun/age spots are much lighter – and I am confident that if I keep this up – these spots will disappear altogether.

Age Spot & Pigment Lightening Gel
Quickly diminish freckles, age spots and other unwanted pigmentation with Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Gel’s dual action formula. Hydroquinone, the strongest skin lightening agent available without a prescription, fades discoloration. AHAs exfoliate to improve the penetration of Hydroquinone and encourage cell turnover to accelerate the migration of dark spots to the skin’s surface where they can be lifted away.

Additional features and ingredients:

  • Improves skin clarity and tone
  • Anti-inflammatories Licorice and Allantoin ease irritation

How to Use:

Every day after cleansing and toning, massage a thin layer over face, neck, chest and hands. For optimal results, follow with recommended Murad moisturizer and sunblock during the day.

Won’t take my word for it? Check out the press this product has received!

Smoother! Fresher! Brighter!
“Recover your healthy glow with Murad Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Gel. Diminish freckels, age spots and toher unwanted pigmentation with this dual-action formula.”
O Magazine

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“For spot treatment, Murad’s Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Gel is suggested as an anti-aging product. The gel fades sun spots and age spots and improves clarity by lifting away dark, damaged cells.”

Fade Brown Spots at Home
“A product with 2 percent hydroquinone applied all over the face can fade brown spots caused by sun or by hormones. Try Murad Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Gel.”

Instead of a laser treatment, try hydroquinone
“Murad Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Gel is effective in reducing brown spots, so no M.D. visit needed.”

$60.00 – BUY IT HERE!


Planet Beauty is a retail chain of beauty boutiques throughout California providing a unique selection of skincare and hair care products as well as salon services to meet every beauty need, while ensuring excellent customer service through product knowledge and hands on training for all its dedicated employees. Since the first store opened in 1992, Planet Beauty boutiques have drawn a cult following of gorgeously groomed shoppers as well as numerous celebrities including Hilary Duff, Megan Fox, Mena Suvari, Miley Cyrus, Steve Carell and more.” Make Her Up LOVES Planet Beauty, and loves shopping on their website. If you haven’t checked them out yet, now’s the time!

Worth every penny, the AMAZING Wonderbar!


When I first heard about the Wonderbar I was intrigued, a bar of soap that starts at $40 sure it probably cleans your skin but is it worth $40? With all the great cleansers out there I wondered if it was worth the splurge, well ladies and gentleman I have been to skincare promised land and I can tell you Wonderbar is worth every penny.

I was sent a little trial bar to sample the Wonderbar, just a little slip of soap about the size of a sitck of gum folded over. My first thought about this little brown piece of soap is I am going to blow through this is 2 days. Well amazingly this stuff just goes on and on one little bar lasted over two weeks washing my face twice a day. So I can only imagine how long the big bars would last if you average out the pricer per use it’s probaly on par with most facial cleansers.

Ok so how does it work? A little brown bar of soap which is made from mud and algae derivatives, Wonderbar packs a mighty punch.  You lather and apply to your face and let it sit about 3-5 minutes it feels a little tingly as it dries and you can feel it working. After just rinse and you are just days away from starting to see the magic. First thing I noticed was my skin cleared up. Over the first  3 weeks of use my skin has gotten so clear I am truly in awe. I don’ get a ton of blemishes but I am prone to little breakouts and bumps along my hairline. Since I have been using the Wonderbar my skin has cleared up completely even the little bumps are all gone.  I have also seen a huge reduction in my pore size, I have found a bunch of products that help while you are wearing them but Wonderbar has changed my skin so much it looks good even without foundation or minimizing products. 

My oily skin is now under control Wonderbar got the perfect balance of clearing up the excessive oil without leaving my skin dry. I really wish I would have taken a before and after picture the results are dramatic especially for only 3 weeks. This is a bit of a splurge and with a self employed hubby I am personally feeling the crunch of the economy and beauty splurges are much further in between. I can tell you though this is worth the price, I now love my skin and don’t feel the need to hide it. Definitely worth the price with Wonderbar you can truly change your skin rather than covering it up with makeup.


The 25gm Wonderbar from Wonderbar USA, 6-8 weeks supply, is a facial bar which is enhanced by the unique combination of Chlorey’nahre and Heilmoor clay of Austria.

$40-140 (25-80gm) 

Check out other testimonials here, the Wonderbar has some serious fans!

FIRST LOOK: Scarlett Johansson for Dolce & Gabbana’s New Fragrance


To debut their luxe cosmetics brand, The Makeup, Dolce & Gabbana would settle for nothing less than one of Hollywood’s modern muses. And when it came time to launch their new scent Rose The One, they turned again to Scarlett Johansson. The actress couldn’t be happier with the appropriately rose-hued results, which were shot by Jean Baptiste Mondino, explaining in a statement that Mondino and designers “capture all of a woman’s graces, our quiet moments. That to me, is what makes this campaign so special, and it feel wonderful to have been a part of the collaboration.” The floral fragrance, which is the final launch in The One trilogy of scents for the Italian designers, will debut next month with prices starting at $60 for a 30 ml eau de parfum spray.

VIP Common concert!


In partnership with Macy’s, Diesel Only The Brave is giving you the opportunity to celebrate bravery with Common, the face of the brand’s courageous fragrance, at a intimate live performance at Capitale on Wednesday, August 26th, 2009.

You have until Monday August 24th to stop into Macy’s in Herald Square and other select locations, purchase $117.50 or more of Only The Brave products and receive TWO tickets to this VIP live performance.

The GRAMMY-winning hip-hop artist’s performance, including the song “The 6th Sense,” embodies the spirit of determination and perseverance. This private concert for Common’s friends and celebrity fans will capture the essence of empowerment, a sense that the performer depicts throughout his work, from his music to his community outreach.

“I’ve always thought Diesel was a progressive, fresh brand—it has a classic feel, but pushes the envelope,” Common explains. “I wanted to partner with Diesel because that’s really what I’m about too—to be an individual and an artist, it takes both bravery and courage.”

How To Enter To Win: Beginning August 10th, 2009, visit Macy’s Herald Square, Rego Park, Kings Plaza, Garden State Plaza and Cross Country to be one of the first 500 consumers to make a Diesel Only The Brave purchase of $117.50 or more

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009
130 Bowery (at Bowery and Grand)
New York, NY 10013
8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Doors open / Red Carpet
9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Common Performs