In addition to using Murad products (I've started alternating between the Vitamin C cleanser and the AHA cleanser, along with the Vitamin C Infusion At-Home Peel - I'll review those at a later date), I've started using a product from the Mario Badescu line - the Glycolic Acid Toner. My skin texture has improved significantly already. In a few weeks I will post before and after pics, I want you all to see the difference. In the meantime, here is some product information.
with 2% Glycolic Acid and Grapefruit Extract which work together to
exfoliate, refresh and stimulate dry and congested skin. Helps reduce
discoloration from old acne scars as well as build-up that can cause
skin to look tired and dull. Alcohol free.
How to Use: Twice
daily after cleansing, pat skin dry and apply lotion dampened cotton by
wiping in an outward direction until cotton comes up clean. Avoid eye
area. Follow with moisturizer or night cream.
Ingredients: Deionized Water (Aqua),Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice) Gel,Grapefruit (Citrus Grandis Fruit) Extract, Glycolic Acid
After 1 week, my skin is softer, the small bumps from congestion I had on my forehead, cheek, and jawline are gone, and I can already see my hyperpigmentation getting slightly lighter. I will take an "After" shot in a few weeks so you can see the comparison. I got this product from Ulta. You can also buy it directly from the website or select department stores. This product is good for all skin types but it is labeled for those with dry or sensitive skin. My skin is oily with some dehydration (not to be confused with dry skin). An 8 oz. bottle will run you $18, but it is so worth it.