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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!


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New product review! Murad Skin Perfecting Lotion!


On this same trip to Sephora, I also needed to pick up a new face lotion.  I hate trying to find a good face lotion.  I think my face is a snob, because the only ones that seem to work for me, cost $30 or more.  When I ran out of my absolute favorite face lotion, N.V. Perricone’s Firming Moisturizer ($280!) I had to turn to other options.  I would never spend $280 on face lotion, by the way. It was sent to me back in April, and I’ve been slowly using it…trying to save every last drop.  But alas – I got to the bottom, and it’s gone.  May it rest in peace.

Moment of silence.

Anyway, so the only other face lotion I had at home was Aveda’s Hydrating Lotion.  It’s supposed to be quick-absorbing…but it’s not.  (At least not on my skin).  Within a week, I had a mini break-out, and that hasn’t happened to me in ages.  I had to quit using it – and I banished it back to under the sink (until I run out of my next face lotion).

While trying to find the perfect face lotion – I found myself standing in front of Murad’s products.   I was trying to hurry – because I brought my boys with me, and they were running around Sephora screaming “Ew! You can see her boob!” (Don’t know if you’ve ever noticed, but they have pictures of half-naked women all over the place.  I had never noticed before, but leave it to my 8 and 6 year old boys to point it out to me.)  Anyway, back to my point.  I’m quickly trying to pick a face lotion (by now the boys are running around sticking their fingers into all the samples), and I grab Murad’s Skin Perfecting Lotion.  I ask the Sephora saleswoman if it’s a good lotion, she says yes, and I immediately pay for it – and head home.

I love this lotion for two reasons.  First – because you only need a teeeeenie tiny amount to cover your face.  Should last me quite some time.  Second of all – and most important, it dries completely – leaving my skin feeling hydrated and not the slightest bit greasy.  It absorbs completely leaving my skin soft as a baby’s butt.

Every type of skin needs hydration, even blemish-prone and oily skin. This ultra light, oil-free moisturizer leaves skin perfectly hydrated every day without any residue. Skin is soothed, softened, renewed, and protected with algae extract, panthenol, retinol, and our exclusive AHA/BHA complex with powerful antioxidants.

$33.00 – and worth every penny!  BUY IT HERE!

Fruity Finds for under $10!!


Sienna Miller loves this eco-friendly berry shampoo.


Desert Essence Organics: Red Raspberry Shampoo.

Desert Essence Organics Red Raspberry Shampoo is a gentle but effective cleansing system based on sugar and coconut oil. Organic Red Raspberry Leaf Extract works to clarify the hair and imparts a natural shine. 

Sugar and coconut oil cleansers: Gently lift and remove everyday environmental pollutants without removing hair’s natural oils.

Organic Red Raspberry Leaf Extract: Rich in vitamins A and C, calcium and magnesium, Organic Red Raspberry Leaf Extract strengthens hair and imparts a natural shine.

$5.00 – BUY IT HERE!

Here’s another great Fruity Find in time for summer!


Try Murad’s Exfoliating Fruit Enzyme Mask!

Exfoliating Fruit Enzyme Mask To Go is an at-home version of Murad’s popular professional enzyme treatment for all skin types.

Reveals softer, smoother skin in ten minutes by dissolving away dead surface cells and restoring the skin’s natural hydration.  

$10.00 – BUY IT HERE!

Acne Treatment Concealer


A concealer and treatment in one?  What could be better!

A concealer from Murad that clears and prevents blemishes and skin breakouts.

Murad Acne Treatment Concealer has the dual benefit of treating blemishes with acne-fighting medication and concealing them with an oil-free tinted formula. It provides long-lasting coverage and leaves skin with a flawless finish.

$20.00 – BUY IT HERE!