Posted 6/2/2010 by Anonymous
I'll keep this brief, but this product truly is amazing. If you are patient, you will see great results. I've been dealing with hyperpigmentation on my face for a few years now, and this product is seriously clearing up those problem areas. Don't forget to use a good sunscreen throughout the day with it. I use the Skinceuticals line, and it's super light, doesn't clog your pores at all. I'm so happy.
Posted 6/17/2009 by Belinda
This stuff is awsome!!! This has worked better than any other product Ive used for my melasma. I have medium tan skin, and ever since I took birth control, melasma on my face has been a problem. The best thing about this product is it is HQ free. I'm in the sun a lot, 3-5 hours a day, and other products with HQ have made me skin worse. Yea, it burns a little when you apply it, but not too bad. I've been using it about 5 weeks now, twice a day, and my melasma has lightened up signifigantly. What seems to happen is the serum, over time (days, weeks) works its way into the dark areas of your skin and bring them to the surface until the dark skin flakes off. I just had a dark flake of skin peel off like 10 minutes ago and underneath is fresh skin. i wish I did a before and after because it is such a difference. I believe in another couple weeks, I will feel comfortable enough to walk around without any face makeup on!
Good for maintenance
Posted 12/9/2008 by Elizabeth
I've gone through Cosmelan treatment and saw great results but needed something less traumatic than Cosmelan 2 to keep melasma at bay. This product, combined with the C-Quench seems to work well. Key is to use it consistently and combine a strong vitamin C treatment with it. I'm ordering my third bottle today.
PCA skin Phaze 13
Posted 10/29/2008 by Dulce
I have using it for two weeks and my pigmentation is almost gone I cannot believe it. I am totally amazed, this is the first time that something works for me for my dark spot, I have been using the one with Hidroqueno though
Good for melasma
Posted 8/8/2008 by Anonymous
This is a very good product. I have tried countless products for my stubborn melasma, and this is the first one that I have found to work without all of the adverse side effects. My skin did peal at first, but now the pigmentation on my face is much lighter.
Best product ever!!!
Posted 7/31/2008 by Ann
I've been using this product on my melasma(which I got about 4 years ago) for the past 3 weeks and is almost gone.Tried everything before,including a 10% HQ which made it worse and melederm.I'm a nanny and that means I spend most of the time outdoors.My skin is extremely sensitive,but with this product I've got no peeling,burning or darkening and probably because I use it once a day before bed. LOVE IT!!!!!
Esthetician Familiar with PCA Products
Posted 7/29/2008 by Anonymous
I am a student Esthetician (soon to be licensed) and I would highly recommend PCA products to anyone. The reason your pigmented areas get darker with this serum is because the serum is lifting the melanin to the surface to therefore exfoliate it even more. If your pigmented areas become darker at first this is a sign that the product is working. Do not discontinue if this happens, as the serum will lighten the areas once all of the melanin is brought up to the surface.
Posted 5/31/2008 by Anonymous
I have spent alot of time in the sun which has led to my brown spots. I have been using this product now for 2 years and love it! I have even gotten my husband and mother in law hooked on it - but need to be consistent in its use to really control the dark spots!
Posted 5/10/2008 by Anonymous
Use the product sparingly. If you use too much on one spot, it will darken the spot more than usual. Have patience. It does work.
best lightener for AAs
Posted 4/3/2008 by Pleased as punch
I must agree with everyone who said this is an excellent product. I got a sample several years ago, and when applied to post-acne spots (I'm African American) it starts to work just within a few days, I kid you not. I searched all over the web to find it, and glad it's still being manufactured. For persons with dark skin tones who don't want to end up looking like MJ, this is the product to get. Plus, one drop goes a long way. It lasts FOREVER!
Posted 3/13/2008 by Kay
Can anyone comment about adverse effects? I hear burning, darkening....has anyone experienced no change? I am a dark complexioned African-American and want to hear from others who've had results, please.
Posted 2/14/2008 by Atlanta buyer
I'm a black female that experienced major hyperpigmentation after using Retin-A. I spent most of the summer in the house because I was embarrassed by my skin after a severe allergic reation to Retin-A. I had HUGE PIMPLES & dark spots all over my face. In October I stopped using the product prescribe by my Derm (another $400 wasted but I continued to use the 4% fade cream to help witht the spots. Some improvement but not much. (that's how bad they were) January, I went to see an aesthetician and she suggested using Kojic acid. Wow. This is just my first week. It burned like heck but once my skin peeled the spots are CONSIDERABLY lighter and some of them are gone. I'm not kidding. Right now I'm using Murad and as soon as I run out I will definitely purchase the PCA skin care line. I'm just that impressed with the line. Thank you for the quick shipment SKINCARERX. Thank you to all the other users for their reviews. I hope my post helps someone as well.