It’s not often that I make an impulse purchase, but I made a sneaky detour into my grocery store’s natural beauty section, which is surprisingly great, and I saw the Acure Organics Radical Resurfacing Treatment. You know I love their seriously glowing serum and brightening scrub, so I decided to give it a try. The claims? Reduce blotchiness and hyperpigmentation, which are all too familiar to me. I’ve used it for one month now and honestly, I’m conflicted.
As with all products I use and review, this treatment is vegan, cruelty free and nontoxic. Unlike some other Acure products, this one is not USDA certified organic. Kind of a bummer, but not a deal breaker for me. It retails for $12. You get 1.4 fl oz and considering I only use a pea-sized amount per application, it’s a good amount of product.
The treatment can be used morning and night under moisturizer. I like my morning skincare super simple, so I only use it at night after oil cleansing. I don’t particularly enjoy applying it because it feels like a lotion and I’m an oil and serum kind of girl. The scent is incredibly lackluster and reminds me of conventional creams. Green beauty products often have a very herbal natural fragrance whereas this borders on perfumed. Just to be clear, there is no synthetic fragrance. The texture and scent aren’t my favorite, but despite seeming super critical about it, it doesn’t deter me from using this product.
I apply it to clean skin, concentrating on my problem areas. It doesn’t sink in very quickly and if you use too much, you’re left with a creamy residue like with some hand lotions. I then apply my normal serum and eye cream.
Here’s where I feel conflicted. I purchased this because even if I get the tiniest little spot, it leaves a red mark behind that takes months to fade on its own. Over the last month, this treatment has lightened my hyperpigmentation a lot and that’s great, but I still have it. Maybe I’m asking too much of this product, but it just doesn’t do quite enough for me. It speeds up the healing process, but it’s still gradual. I tried using more to get better results, but it dried out my skin a bit. If you have normal to oily skin, you could get away with applying it more liberally, but it will still be a slow process.
I’m going to use the rest of the tube up, which will to take a while, because it does work, but I won’t repurchase it. Instead, I think I’m better off with a more concentrated spot treatment that works faster. If you want to banish hyperpigmentation, I say skip this and go for something stronger. If you have very sensitive and/or dry skin and you’re hesitant to try a stronger formula, then I think this is a good option for you.
If you’ve tried the Acure Radical Resurfacing Treatment or have spot treatment suggestions, please share below!