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Questions and Answers

Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum

Question:

Is this a morning treatment/ evening treatment or both?

Asked By : April, California

Asked : May 23, 2016

Answer:

The Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum is recommended to be used as your evening treatment. Just be sure you use SPF faithfully every day to get the best results.

Answered By : Melissa, Murad

Answered : May 24, 2016

Question:

Are the results permanent ?

Asked By : coralchic, Caribbean

Asked : May 03, 2016

Answer:

Once you have achieved the lightening desired you can stop use provided you continue faithful and proper use of SPF.

Answered By : Melissa, Murad

Answered : May 04, 2016

Question:

Can I still use this while on vacation? I'll be using spf but I would also like to get a tan.

Asked By : Van, Pittsburgh, PA

Asked : Apr 25, 2016

Answer:

No, when using the Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum if you are also tanning, it can cause negative consequences. It is imperative that you use SPF appropriately to get the best results and prevent further pigmentation.

Answered By : Melissa, Murad

Answered : Apr 26, 2016

Question:

I'm a black woman and wanting to use on dark spots however, the pkg states that results aren't the same for darker skin people, so is my use in vain? I'm not the darkest of shade of the brown but a carmel color shade of brown.

Asked By : Yonnie, Toledo

Asked : Apr 24, 2016

Answer:

The Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum should indeed help to even your skin tone. Apply in a thin layer on your entire face. Be sure to faithfully use SPF to insure the best results.

Answered By : Melissa, Murad

Answered : Apr 26, 2016

Question:

Is this product safe to use during pregnancy?

Asked By : melissa, long beach

Asked : Mar 09, 2016

Answer:

Please be advised that while Murad undergoes all possible safety testing for the quality and efficacy of our products, we have not conducted specific testing for pregnant or lactating women. Dr. Murad recommends that women who are pregnant or lactating consult their physician before using any Murad products. We do know it is not advised to use any product containing hydroquinone while pregnant or nursing. The Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum does contain hydroquinone.

Answered By : Melissa, Murad

Answered : May 24, 2016

Question:

Will this stain/discolour my sheets?

Asked By : csheeler, Portland, ME

Asked : Mar 08, 2016

Answer:

No, the product will not change the color of your fabrics.

Answered By : Melissa, Murad

Answered : Mar 09, 2016

Question:

Does this work for acne scars?

Asked By : Marthaaag, Texas

Asked : Feb 24, 2016

Answer:

Yes! The Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum contains hydroquinone to help lighten. We do however have the Post Acne Spot Lightening Gel which also contains hydroquinone and will lighten the dark marks while also helping to address new breakouts if you still experience them.

Answered By : Melissa, Murad

Answered : Mar 01, 2016

Question:

Have sun spots and now have 'broken capillaries'

Asked By : jaimej258, Nashville, TN, USA

Asked : Feb 25, 2015

Answer:

The Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum is perfect for the sun spots. The broken capillaries are bit more difficult to treat with topical products.

Answered By : MelissawithMurad, Murad

Answered : Feb 26, 2015

Question:

Been using it everyday 2xday making my age spots darker.

Asked By : llady5353, Miami

Asked : Feb 24, 2016

Answer:

The Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum will help lighten the pigmentation that concerns you. The most important thing to keep in mind is that the sun causes pigmentation to darken so it is very important to use sunscreen, especially when you are using a product containing hydroquinone. The minimum SPF recommended is SPF 15. An SPF 15 protects against 94% of UVB rays whiles an SPF 30 protects against 97%. Anything higher is only about a 1% increase which can provide people with a false sense of security. The reality is that most people don't apply enough. It takes 30mls (about the size of a shot glass) of sunscreen to fully protect the average body from head to toe. One teaspoon of that should be on your face. Protection can be decreased with clothing rubbing the sunscreen off, sweating or being in water. In light of the various factors that can decrease protection we do recommend reapplying once every 2 hours to maintain a constant level of protection, regardless of the SPF.

Answered By : Melissa, Murad

Answered : Mar 01, 2016

Question:

Has anyone had an issue with this product burning their face?

Asked By : sbrow, United States

Asked : Feb 25, 2016

Answer:

The Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum does contain glycolic acid and hydroquinone which may cause tingling upon application. Dr Murad always recommend performing a patch test if you know you are sensitive before adding any new product to your regimen.

Answered By : Melissa, Murad

Answered : Mar 01, 2016

Question:

Can't this product be used on the rest of the body?

Asked By :Ct, Louisian

Asked : Jan 24, 2016

Answer:

You can indeed apply the Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum to hands, legs etc to alleviate any pigmentation.

Answered By : Melissa, Murad

Answered : Feb 03, 2016

Question:

Do you apply this only on the dark spot for treatment to lighten it?

Asked By : Nan, WA

Asked : Dec 30, 2015

Answer:

You actually want to apply the treatment to your entire face to insure even skintone.

Answered By : Melissa, Murad

Answered : Jan 04, 2016

Question:

Can you use hair removal products that are creams (and/or wax) while using this product?

Asked By : cody, New Jersey

Asked : Dec 23, 2015

Answer:

The skin should be completely healed, no redness, swelling, or irritated areas before the use any product with glycolic acid.

Answered By : Melissa, Murad

Answered : Dec 24, 2015

Question:

Can you put makeup on top of this?

Asked By : cody, New Jersey

Asked : Dec 22, 2015

Answer:

You can indeed apply makeup after using the Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum. The Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum will help lighten the pigmentation that concerns you. The most important thing to keep in mind is that the sun causes pigmentation to darken so it is very important to use sunscreen, especially when you are using a product containing hydroquinone. The minimum SPF recommended is SPF 15.

Answered By : Melissa, Murad

Answered : Dec 23, 2015

Question:

What does it mean if the serum turns light brown?

Asked By : Spoty, North Hollywood

Asked : Nov 12, 2015

Answer:

The discoloration (turns brown) of the Lightening Gel is a normal reaction of this formula due to exposure to air and/or high temperature. This is result of sensitivity to oxidation of the 2% Hydroquinone Skin Lightener. We package this formula in a glass bottle with tight pump to minimize the probabilities of discoloration. If maintained at room temperature and in the same condition (tight pump) as when shipped the product should maintain it's normal color for the 24 months of shelf life. Early discoloration would lead me to believe that it either had a loose pump or was exposed to abnormal high temperatures. The discoloration is only an aesthetic condition but there is no safety concern.

Answered By : Melissa, Murad

Answered : Nov 13, 2015

Question:

Will it help with freckles/dark pigmentation?

Asked By : ATPhoneHome, Venice, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Asked : Oct 16, 2014

Answer:

The Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum is formulated to help lighten freckles and dark pigmentation caused by sun exposure. Sunscreen should be used everyday but especially when using products containing hydroquinone for best results and prevention of future skin discoloration.

Answered By : MelissawithMurad, Murad

Answered : Oct 16, 2014

Question:

Is this product FDA approved?

Asked By :cosmicgall, New York, NY

Asked : Oct 14, 2015

Answer:

Murad products are formulated with scientifically tested and clinically proven ingredients for maximum efficacy and safety. All "active" ingredients, which are considered OTCs or Over the Counter Therapeutics are FDA approved for use in our products. While the FDA does not mandate laws for cosmetic formulas, we follow the regulations that have been established by the CTFA, (Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association and the CIR, (Cosmetic Ingredient Review Board).

Answered By : Melissa, Murad

Answered : Oct 14, 2015

Question:

Ok to use on sensitive skin?

Asked By : KZMom, San Francisco, CA, USA

Asked : Sep 21, 2014

Answer:

All Murad products contain antioxidants, anti inflammatories and hydrators to help reduce irritation. Given that you know you are sensitive we do recommend that you perform a patch test for 3 nights and watch for signs of reaction.

Answered By : MelissawithMurad, Murad

Answered : Sep 23, 2014

Question:

What is the recommended regimen?

Asked By: MoMoFlowers, Culver City, CA

Answer:

MORNING: Step 1 : Essential C Cleanser Step 2 : Advanced Active Radiance Serum, followed by Step 3: Essential C Day Moisture BS SPF 30 l PA+++ EVENING: Step 1: Essential C Cleanser Step 2: Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum, followed by Step 3: Followed by Essential C Night Moisture or other Murad hydrator of your choice. Also recommended once per week is Intensive-C Radiance Peel

Answered By : Melissa, Murad

Essential-C Cleanser

Question:

Are these micro beads part of the banned beads for 2017?

Asked By : Tara, FL

Asked : May 23, 2016

Answer:

The microbeads in our cleansers are not plastic. The are biodegradable.

Answered By : Melissa, Murad

Answered : May 24, 2016

Question:

Can I use this product everyday?

Asked By : Sheila, Hialeah, fl

Asked : May 13, 2016

Answer:

The Essential C Cleanser is perfect to use in the morning and the evening.

Answered By : Melissa, Murad

Answered : May 23, 2016

Question:

Can this product be used as a makeup remover?

Asked By : katherine, MA

Asked : May 09, 2016

Answer:

Yes, you can use the Essential C Cleanser to remove makeup. Be sure to lather and massage over skin for one minute.

Answered By : Melissa, Murad

Answered : May 10, 2016

Question:

is it good for age 18 to 25?

Asked By : jeh, the KSA

Asked : Dec 07, 2015

Answer:

The Essential C Cleanser is great for any age that has concerns around environmental damage to their skin. It leaves your skin clean and hydrated, as well as protect your skin against environmental damage.

Answered By : Melissa, Murad

Answered : Dec 07, 2015

Essential Day Moisture

Question:

Does the sunblock in this moisturizer last all day? or do you use in combination with another sunblock?

Asked By : Wish, Amarillo, TX

Asked : Feb 06, 2016

Answer:

An SPF 15 protects against 94% of UVB rays whiles an SPF 30 protects against 97%. Anything higher is only about a 1% increase which can provide people with a false sense of security. The reality is that most people don't apply enough. It takes 30mls (about the size of a shot glass) of sunscreen to fully protect the average body from head to toe. One teaspoon of that should be on your face. Protection can be decreased with clothing rubbing the sunscreen off, sweating or being in water. In light of the various factors that can decrease protection we do recommend reapplying once every 2 hours to maintain a constant level of protection, regardless of the SPF.

Answered By : Melissa, Murad

Answered : Feb 09, 2016

Question:

What is the shelf life of the product?

Asked By : Hay, New york

Asked : Jan 11, 2016

Answer:

The shelf life is 2 years from the production date.

Answered By : Melissa, Murad

Answered : Jan 12, 2016

Question:

Is this moisturizer appropriate for acne prone skin (oily to normal, sensitive skin)?

Asked By : Nancy, Los Angeles, CA

Asked : Dec 10, 2015

Answer:

The Essential C Day Moisture SPF 30 is a good option for normal skin that is acne prone. Ectoin preserves hydration to optimize skin's appearance and barrier function by reducing water loss while Phospholipids and skin conditioners bind water to the skin. Antioxidants and Broad Spectrum Sunscreens fight sun and free radical damage.

Answered By : Melissa, Murad

Answered : Dec 11, 2015

Question:

Is Dr Murad Essential-C Day Moisture non-comedogenic?

Asked By : Anitha, Singapore

Asked : Oct 12, 2014

Answer:

All Murad products are indeed formulated to be non comedogenic meaning they won't clog your pores. In order for skin to be healthy you want your pores to remain open. By consistently using a good skincare regimen appropriate for your concerns you can have healthy, beautiful skin.

Answered By : MelissawithMurad, Murad

Answered : Oct 13, 2014

Advanced Active Radiance Serum

Question:

Does this serum decrease puffiness and fine lines around the eyes?

Asked By : Reggee, New York

Asked : Apr 19, 2016

Answer:

The skin around the eye area is different than that of the skin on your face. I would recommend the Hydro Dynamic Ultimate Moisture for Eyes given your concerns.

Answered By : Melissa, Murad

Answered : Apr 21, 2016

Question:

Is this serum appropriate for acne prone skin?

Asked By : carrotsrn, Coralville, IA, USA

Asked : May 04, 2015

Answer:

The Advanced Active Radiance Serum is indeed appropriate for acne prone skin.

Answered By : Melissa, Murad

Answered : May 05, 2015

Question:

I want to try this product and have a sample already. Do I use it in the morning or evening?

Asked By : clhearn, Maryland, USA

Asked : Sep 28, 2014

Answer:

You can use the Advanced Active Radiance Serum as a morning treatment to help protect your skin from environmental stressors.

Answered By : MelissawithMurad, Murad

Answered : Sep 29, 2014

Age Diffusing Firming Mask

Question:

Can you use the age diffusing serum and age diffusing mask at the same time?

Asked By : karinmoseley1973, Memphis, TN, USA

Asked : Mar 14, 2015

Answer:

You only want to use one treatment at a time. So, you would use either the Age Diffusing Serum or the Age Diffusing Firming Mask after you cleanse and then follow with your moisturizer.

Answered By : MelissawithMurad, Murad

Answered : Mar 16, 2015

Question:

What age is the Age-Diffusing firming mask for?

Asked By : Interested, Cambridge

Asked : Sep 29, 2014

Answer:

The Age Diffusing Firming Mask is appropriate for any age. Murad products may have images associated with them to suggest an age range however the products are formulated based to address a specific concern. FirmQ2 instantly firms and lifts while Golden Seaweed restores skin resilience, Brazilian Fruit Extracts promote collagen production to plump skin, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and Shea Butter and trace minerals infuse skin with hydration leaving it soft and smooth.

Answered By : MelissawithMurad, Murad

Answered : Sep 29, 2014

Instant Radiance Eye Cream

Question:

Is this fragance free?

Asked By : Muri, PR

Asked : Apr 15, 2016

Answer:

The Instant Radiance Eye Cream does not contain any fragrance.

Answered By : Melissa, Murad

Answered : Apr 18, 2016

Question:

Would this product work well for a 20 year old?

Asked By : mackenna1995, portland oregon

Asked : Jan 24, 2016

Answer:

You can absolutely use the Instant Radiance Eye Cream. All Murad products are formulated for specific concerns, not gender, age or ethnicity.

Answered By : Melissa, Murad

Answered : Feb 03, 2016

Question:

How to use the product: Is it am or pm - or both?

Asked By : June06, Arkansas, USA

Asked : Sep 26, 2014

Answer:

You can indeed use it both day and night! Of course, during the day you want to be sure to protect your delicate eye area with SPF.

Answered By : MelissawithMurad, Murad

Answered : Sep 26, 2014

Instant Radiance Eye Cream

Question:

Is this kit vegan?

Asked By : VeganLover, San Francisco, CA

Asked : May 10, 2016

Answer:

The Essential C Cleanser, the Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum and the Intensive C Radiance Peel do contain animal based ingredients.

Answered By : Melissa, Murad

Answered : May 23, 2016

Question:

What if I only want to order the trial period. I do not like my card being charged every 90 days?

Asked By : gaaart, Orange City, Fl

Asked : Mar 06, 2016

Answer:

As a member you receive valuable benefits. You have the option of purchasing additional items to help complete your regimen at special prices, you can select the frequency of the shipments to match your needs and even customize exactly what you receive. You are free to purchase the 90 day supply for $138.00 which does not enroll you.

Answered By : Melissa, Murad

Answered : Mar 08, 2016

Question:

Does a 30 day kit last 30 uses or once daily?

Asked By : JenniferA, Beaufort, SC

Asked : Mar 05, 2016

Answer:

Remember it only takes a little bit to get great results. In the morning you want to use the Essential C Cleanser, the Advanced Active Radiance Serum and the Essential C Day Moisture SPF 30. IN the evening use the Essential C Cleanser, the Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum and then your night moisturizer. The Instant Radiance Eye Cream and the Intensive C Radiance Peel are intended to let you try them however they will not last the full month. If you want to combine with Resurgence you would use the Essential C Cleanser, the Intensive Age Diffusing Serum and the Essential C Day Moisture SPF 30 in the morning. At night use the Renewing Cleansing Cream, the Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum and the Age Balancing Night Cream.

Answered By : Melissa, Murad

Answered : Mar 08, 2016

Rapid Lightening 90-Day Best-Seller Kit

Question:

Can this be used all over the body or is it just for your face ?

Asked By : brittany, Charlotte, Nc

Asked : May 11, 2016

Answer:

You can use the lightening regimen on your arms, legs, hands, back

Answered By : Melissa, Murad

Answered : May 23, 2016

Question:

would you recommend this product for me?

Asked By : Dexter, nc

Asked : Mar 30, 2016

Answer:

Murad products are formulated for specific skincare concerns, not age, gender or ethnicity. The Rapid Lightening Regimen is formulated to help address pigmentation and return your skin back to it's normal skin tone.

Answered By : Melissa, Murad

Answered : Mar 31, 2016