Murad 90-Day Rapid Lightening Regimen [Review]

March 11, 2016

Ever since the age of 13, I’ve dealt with moderate to severe acne and have been prescribed lists upon lists of pills, creams and gels as treatment from a wide range of Dermatologists. Even till this day, as a 26 year old adult, I’m (literally) still faced with white heads, black heads and on certain occasions, zits that leave ugly scars weeks after they’ve dried and disappeared. On one hand I’m happy I’ve figured out a regimen to keep the acne to a minimum, but on the other, I have yet to find a remedy to diminish the marks left behind.

Luckily enough, Beautystat sent me Murad’s 90-Day Rapid Lightening Regimen to review and this opportunity couldn’t have come at a perfect time! Not only did I just recently decide not to wear make-up to work on a daily basis, but I have been also shopping around for new serums and moisturizers to help brighten my dull-winter skin just in time for the spring!


This Rapid Lightening Regimen has a full 90-day supply to treat skin discoloration from the 4 major causes of hyperpigmentation: sun, genetics, hormones, and inflammation. Each product in the 90-Day Rapid Lightening Regimen treats hyperpigmentation at the source so you can start seeing brighter-looking, more even skin tone in as little as 7 days. 

The Vitamin-C rich Essential-C Cleanser removes skin-dulling impurities to renew skin’s radiance. The Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum contains 2% Hydroquinone which lightens dark spots and skin discoloration. Our Essential-C Day Moisture Broad Spectrum SPF 30 | PA+++, rich in Vitamin-C and antioxidants, revitalizes and protects your skin from further damage. 

The kit itself came with Murad’s Essential-C Cleanser, Essential-C Day Moisturizer,  Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum,  Advanced Active Radiance Serum, their Intensive Radiance Peel, and a colored scale chart to keep track of brightness of your dark marks. Here’s how I made my own weekly regimen using the items that came in the kit:


Sunday:       [Step 1 | Cleanse] + [Step 2 | Treat Repair w/ regular Serum] + [Step 3 | Hydrate]

Monday:      [Step 1 | Cleanse] + [Step 2 | Treat Repair w/ regular Serum] + [Step 3 | Hydrate]

Tuesday:      [Step 1 | Cleanse] + [Step 2 | Treat Repair w/ *advanced Serum] + [Step 3 | Hydrate]

Wednesday: [Step 1 | Cleanse] + [Step 2 | Treat Repair w/ regular Serum] + [Step 3 | Hydrate]

Thursday:     [Step 1 | Cleanse] + [Step 2 | Treat Repair w/ *advanced Serum] + [Step 3 | Hydrate]

Friday:          [Step 1 | Cleanse] + [Step 2 | Treat Repair w/ regular Serum] + [Step 3 | Hydrate]

Saturday:      [Step 1 | Cleanse] + [Step 2 | Treat Repair w/ Intensive Peel] + [Step 3 | Hydrate]

I started using the full regimen at full throttle on February 13th so this would be my 27 day review.

All-in-all I can say I saw some brilliance in the overall complexion of my skin but didn’t notice too much of a difference in the tone of the dark marks in the hollows of my cheeks. I’m extremely acne prone in my cheeks and neck area (due to the estrogen in my birth control pills) so I was hoping to see some change within the first 7 days in these areas. While testing these products I decided not to use the cleansers I utilize for my daily skin regimen and only accompanied this kit with my Clarisonic Smart Profile brush and a night-time moisturizer by Origins. Halfway through the 27 day mark I noticed white heads popping up on areas of my skin that seemed peculiar to me BUT loved the fact that the deep-deep-deep black heads that I usually feel on my cheeks when I’m washing my face were gone! This makes me think that I need to continue giving these products more time as my skin may just be have begun adjusting to them.

If you’d love to try this regimen out, you can win a kit of your own! Enter below. =) Good Luck xoxo
Murad Rapid Lightening Regimen Giveaway


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