I recently received a sampling of the Rapid Lightening System created by Murad, through BeautyStat. Murad was founded by board-certified dermatologist, trained pharmacist and pioneer of the Inclusive Health movement, Dr. Howard Murad, and is dedicated to making beautiful, healthy skin attainable for everyone.
The product looked really nice and the pamphlets that came with the system were quite informative. That being said, there are a lot of chemical ingredients that I was not comfortable putting on my skin everyday. I was grateful for the opportunity to try a brand new formula, however I do not feel the need to lighten my skin nor was I wanting all of those chemicals on my skin. 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.
I often turn to the trusted site, ewg.org to look up the ingredients of cosmetics to see what I am putting on my skin and essentially into my bloodstream. One of the worst ingredients listed in this skin care regimen was Hydroquinone which is a known toxin in relation to cancer, allergen and a reproductive toxin. There are also many synthetic ingredients listed such as artificial coloring and perfumes/fragrances. All of which are toxic to organs, reproductive systems and have be linked to cancers.
Although I am extremely thankful to have been chosen as a product influencer, I must say that I am quite dissapointed in the ingredients used in this regimen. Ladies, spots on your faces or uneven skin tone is as beautiful as you feel and if you can love what you see in the mirror, you can save yourself from major chemical exposure when using products like this one to “fix or repair.” The only way to truly “love the skin we are in” is to see our differences as beauty no matter the color or tone. Please consider the toxins that the cosmetic companies expose us to, KNOWINGLY expose us to on a daily basis. They are selling us “beauty” at the cost of our health. Be informed, be healthy and be safe.
x. earnest mom.