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ARCONA

Brightening Drops, Skin Brightening Serum 1 ea

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Powerful corrective serum formulated to lighten hyperpigmentation and correct surface skin irregularities for brighter, smoother texture and tone.

Ideal for sun spots, acne scarring or pigmentation problems caused by hormonal fluctuations or pregnancy.

Reduce melasma and resurface skin with kojic acid, renowned for its corrective properties, and azelaic acid. Lighten and brighten skin with antioxidant vitamin C, gallic acid and arbutin.

Made in USA

ARCONA™, Inc.

Hamamelis Virginiana Extract (Witch Hazel), Azelaic Acid, Gallic Acid, Lactic Acid, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) (Vitamin C), Kojic Acid, Arbutin, Red Raspberry (Rubus Idaeus) Extract (Rubus Idaeus), Bilberry (Vaccinium Myrtillus) Extract, Grapefruit Seed Extract (Citrus Gandis)

Apply daily to dark, discolored spots on skin. Use sparingly as final step in your PM regimen. If skin is sensitive or becomes dry, use every other day. If used in AM, follow with SPF 30 sunblock.

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ARCONA Brightening Drops, Skin Brightening Serum, 1 ea
 
3.4

(based on 14 reviews)

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64%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (10)
  • Non-greasy (7)

Cons

  • Not effective (3)

Best Uses

  • Uneven skin tone (7)
  • Daily use (4)
  • Redness/ blotchiness (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (10)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (7), Normal (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

See Spot Run!

I am multiracial living in the desert of SoCal so I am prone to hyperpigmentation. I've tried lots of different lightening products and have always been concerned about those containing Hydroquinone (mainly because of...Read complete review

I am multiracial living in the desert of SoCal so I am prone to hyperpigmentation. I've tried lots of different lightening products and have always been concerned about those containing Hydroquinone (mainly because of the addition of Mercury). I was excited to try this because 1. It's Arcona and I've trusted them for years and 2. it contains Kojic Acid which is a safe alternative to Hydroquinone.

This works wonderfully on old acne scars/dark spots I had on my face that were about a month old. With nightly use as directed(definitely don't want to use in the a.m. - a bit heavy) my spots faded in about 2 weeks. Much faster than other products I've used. It works great with other Arcona products as well. I think it works in synergy with them.

About a month ago I developed a horribly case of pityriasis rosea and my neck, decollete, and torso was left with horrible hyperpigmentation. I used this stuff like lotion on those areas and it quickly faded my neck and decollete within 2 weeks ! (I will say that I was exfolliating daily with Cranberry Gommage so maybe that is a factor as well) SO grateful for this product - it has me back on track for summer! The best part is I didn't have to succumb to steroid creams or Rx meds to fade my spots. Highly recommended!

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Doesn't work

I have some scarring from adult acne that I was hoping this product would help with, but I've used one bottle and it hasn't had any effect at all. I usually like Arcona...Read complete review

I have some scarring from adult acne that I was hoping this product would help with, but I've used one bottle and it hasn't had any effect at all. I usually like Arcona products, but this one just didn't do anything for me.

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4.0

It does what it's supposed to do

By Jen Jen

from Los Angeles, CA

describe yourself Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Bad Smell

    Best Uses

    • Bedtime

    Comments about ARCONA Brightening Drops, Skin Brightening Serum, 1 ea:

    I love the fact that this product does not have parabens! Although the ingredients are different, it smells very similar to Yonka's Alpha Complex. They also feel the same, kinda sticky. But with Arcona Brightening Drops, you actually don't have to remove it with water, you just leave it on. This product does what it says, it exfoliates the skin, therefore lightening the skin. I would definitely follow the instructions and use it 1-2x/week. If you do more than that, you can really see the skin look grainy because it's exfoliating and when you apply make up, it is a bit more obvious. But for people who don't apply make up, it should be fine as long as they wear sunscreen and stay out of the sun.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    ARCONA Brightening Drops

    By pzn11220

    from Houston, TX

    describe yourself Budget Buyer

    Pros

    • Goes On Smoothly
    • Softens Skin

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Bedtime

      Comments about ARCONA Brightening Drops, Skin Brightening Serum, 1 ea:

      The product generally seems to work slowly. You won't see the spots fade away completely but you'll notice a brighter complexion as a whole after a few weeks.
      But then again I'm also using the Arcona Brightening Gommage. Been using it months before this Brightening Drops. And the Gommage does work wonder. You'll began to notice results right away.
      The pump, however, is horrible and difficult to control. It's very hard to dispense and when it finally does, it dispenses wayyy too much. So I feel like it's a waste of product.

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      2.0

      was pretty good at first...

      By Bibliophile

      from Fremont, CA

      describe yourself Beauty Conscious

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Helpful
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Goes Bad Quickly

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Uneven Skin Tone

      Comments about ARCONA Brightening Drops, Skin Brightening Serum, 1 ea:

      I was pleased with this product for having a slow yet noticeable impact on lightening my spots which come from too much sun and is aggravated by medication use.
      Yet after I used only about half the bottle it began to change colors and oxidize and seem useless. So I had to throw it away- maybe they need to come up with better packaging to fix this

      • Skin Type:
      • Combination

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      IT BURNS! DO NOT RECOMMEND

      By Smart Consumer

      from Los Angeles, CA

      describe yourself Minimalist

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Non-Greasy

      Cons

      • Causes redness
      • Irritates Skin
      • STINGS BURNS

      Best Uses

        Comments about ARCONA Brightening Drops, Skin Brightening Serum, 1 ea:

        This product burns and stings like none other. It instantly makes my skin red and it makes that skin peel off everyday I use it. I am going to call Arcona and ask about this issue. I have used much more gentle products that have easily lightened my skin in the past, but it has been so many years, I do not recall the products. I would NOT recommend this product AT ALL, unless I hated that person. Then I MIGHT consider it. :P

        I too read the reviews thinking this product would go above and beyond. I also looked at the review saying I should not buy this product, but I thought it was just an exception. Boy was I wrong.

        • Skin Type:
        • Normal
        • Age:
        • 25-34

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        1.0

        Doesn't work

        By SF girl

        from SF Bay Area, CA

        describe yourself Beauty Conscious

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Not Effective

        Best Uses

          Comments about ARCONA Brightening Drops, Skin Brightening Serum, 1 ea:

          I have some scarring from adult acne that I was hoping this product would help with, but I've used one bottle and it hasn't had any effect at all. I usually like Arcona products, but this one just didn't do anything for me.

          • Skin Type:
          • Combination
          • Age:
          • 35-44

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          4.0

          It does lighten brown spots

          By uptown girl

          from New York City

          describe yourself Beauty Conscious

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Non-Greasy

          Cons

          • Irritates Skin
          • Very drying

          Best Uses

          • Uneven Skin Tone

          Comments about ARCONA Brightening Drops, Skin Brightening Serum, 1 ea:

          Following the directions, I used the product daily. Until the area of the spot got dry and flaky. I skipped a few days and then resumed an every-other-day routine.

          • Skin Type:
          • Combination
          • Age:
          • 55+

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Does Not Work!

          By SuSu

          from Memphis, Tn

          describe yourself Beauty Conscious

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          Pros

            Cons

            • Not Effective

            Best Uses

              Comments about ARCONA Brightening Drops, Skin Brightening Serum, 1 ea:

              I applied this to my dark spots twice a day until I used the entire bottle. I saw absolutely no difference in my age/sun spots. This is an over price ineffective item

              • Skin Type:
              • Combination

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              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Maybe I'm using it wrong!

              By KJ

              from Pittsford, NY

              describe yourself Beauty Conscious

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Non-Greasy

              Cons

              • Not Effective

              Best Uses

                Comments about ARCONA Brightening Drops, Skin Brightening Serum, 1 ea:

                Based on the reviews and all the other Arcona products I use, I thought this product was going to be my answer.....I have been using it for two weeks and haven't seen a difference. If anything, the one age spot on my face looks like it's gotten darker. The only thing I can think of is that maybe instead of following the directions where it says to make it the last step, I should follow what others are doing and use it after the toner and before the moisturizer......We'll see.....

                • Skin Type:
                • Combination

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                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Worth the (Reasonable) Price

                By Wendora

                from Salt Lake City, Utah

                describe yourself Beauty Conscious

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                Pros

                • Non-Greasy
                • Works as promised

                Cons

                • Slight skin irritation

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Hyperpigmentation
                • Redness/ Blotchiness
                • Uneven Skin Tone

                Comments about ARCONA Brightening Drops, Skin Brightening Serum, 1 ea:

                I have been using this product for several weeks now, and have noticed a definite lightening of my freckles and improved overall skin tone. I use the gel after washing in the evening and let it sit for a few minutes before applying moisturizer. It has a slightly sticky consistency, but is not unpleasant or difficult to apply. If I use the serum after exfoliating, I do notice a very slight stinging sensation. I have used a similar product in the past, which was twice the cost of Arcona's lightening serum per ounce, yet definitely did not provide such positive results so quickly. I will reorder this product again. If you remember to use a strong sunscreen with any sun exposure, you should see a definite improvement in skin tone with Arcona Lightening Drops. It does work.

                • Skin Type:
                • Normal

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                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                It works!

                By et

                from San Diego, CA

                describe yourself Beauty Conscious

                See all my reviews

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Non-Greasy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Acne scars
                  • Hyperpigmentation
                  • Uneven Skin Tone

                  Comments about ARCONA Brightening Drops, Skin Brightening Serum, 1 ea:

                  I have Asian skin that is prone to hyperpigmentation, so I bought this get rid of dark spots that past acne breakouts have left behind. I've been using it twice a day (after toner, before moisturizer) for about a month, and it's made a huge difference! The fainter dark spots are completely gone, and the darker ones have faded noticeably. The only con I can think of is that it has a faint medicine-y scent, but that is much better than added fragrances, in my opinion. This serum really does what it says it will, and although it isn't an instant fix, you will see a big improvement in just a few weeks!

                  • Skin Type:
                  • Combination
                  • Age:
                  • 16-24

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