Post-Breakout Fading Gel by Renée Rouleau uses a blend of gentle brighteners and exfoliating acids to lift discoloration and fade stubborn acne marks. Traditional blemishes usually last 5-7 days but the red, dark or purple scar leftover (made worse if you picked at it) can linger for weeks—or even months. You'll see a dramatically noticeable improvement in promoting even-toned skin with continued use. In our independent study, volunteers who tested this acne scar treatment found when they used Post-Breakout Fading Gel every day for 30 days, they got approximately a 50% quicker recovery than when using nothing at all. (When compared to blemishes that occurred at the same time, but were not treated with the product.) The result? Clearer and more even-toned skin by Renée Rouleau. Fading results will vary based on the severity of the blemish and intensity of picking. A blemish scar is caused by an injury to the skin so it does take a considerable amount of time to heal but this product will definitely encourage a quicker recovery.
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Size: 0.5 fl oz
Is this acne spot treatment right for you?
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NOTE: The results of the quiz recommend this product for specific skin types; however, these recommendations are meant to serve as a guide, not as rules. If this product sounds right for you, we encourage you to try it!
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Feel / Smell / Look
This off-white gel is a thin liquid with a subtle scent of citrus. Our airless packaging allows light and air to stay away from the product ensuring maximum stability and effectiveness.
Water, Glycolic Acid, Sodium Lactate, Pentylene Glycol, Lactic Acid, Phenyl Trimethicone, Bentonite, Epigallocatechin Gallatyl Glucoside, Cola Nitida Seed Extract, llex Paraguariensis Leaf Extract, Paullinia Cupana Fruit Extract, Arginine, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Dimethiconol, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Polyphosphorylcholine Glycol Acrylate, PEG-8/SMDI Copolymer, Xanthan Gum. To learn more about choosing a product based on its ingredients, read this post.
How To Use
It's very important to only use this product on blemishes that are entirely healed (with no scab or flakiness present). After performing your regular nighttime routine, take a damp tissue or cotton swab and wipe the area clean where you want to apply the Post-Breakout Fading Gel. Wipe a very thin layer to dark mark and leave on overnight. Use up to four nights a week until desired results are achieved. Results will vary based on the severity of the blemish and the intensity of picking. If you're currently using one of our exfoliating acid serums at night, we suggest applying your regular acid serum as usual to your skin and follow with moisturizer. Then, immediately wipe the scarred area with a damp cotton swab to wipe away previously applied products. You'll then apply a very thin layer of Post-Breakout Fading Gel. (Note: Our exfoliating acid serums DO help fade post-breakout marks, but this gel will work better so that's why we tell you to wipe the area and get this gel on the area instead.) It's recommended to use Post-Breakout Fading Gel no more than four nights a week since a scarred area is delicate and you don't want to cause irritation. If redness or irritation occurs, cut back on usage or discontinue completely.
Can I use this product if I'm pregnant?
Yes. There are no ingredients in this product deemed unsafe to use during pregnancy.
How can I use this product if I'm also using one of your exfoliating acid serums?
Since this product uses exfoliating acids, you must be careful to use it as directed. If you're currently using one of our exfoliating acid serums, we suggest applying your acid serum as usual to your skin and follow with moisturizer. Then, immediately wipe the scarred area with a damp cotton swab to wipe away previously applied products. You'll then apply a very thin layer of Post-Breakout Fading Gel. (Note: Our exfoliating acid serums DO help fade post-breakout marks, but this gel will work better.) It's recommended to use this gel no more than four nights a week as a scarred area is delicate and you don't want to cause irritation. If redness or irritation occurs, cut back on usage or discontinue completely.
Where can I buy this product?
Our products are sold exclusively at ReneeRouleau.com.
Is this product tested on animals?
What is the pH level of this product?
The pH level of Post Breakout Fading Gel is 3.6.
Where are your products made?
Our products are manufactured in the U.S. and Canada.
I took your Skin Type Quiz and was wondering if I can use products that weren't specified for my skin type?
Yes. While the skin type product recommendations are carefully selected for the needs of a specific type of skin to give the best results, many people will modify their routine with other products as needed.
I have questions about my skin, where can I get help?
Email us and we would be happy to provide expert advice!
- AMAnna-Marie M.Verified BuyerAge Range 45 - 54My Skin is Aging4 months agoAge Range 45 - 54My Skin is AgingRated 5 out of 5 starsAlready noticing a difference
I've only been using this for a few weeks, but the dark color left after a cyst or breakout has been disappearing a lot quicker. I use this under the Anti-bump serum and then use moisturizer and sunscreen and my skin is looking a lot clearer.
- AKAbhishek K.Verified BuyerAge Range 25 - 34My Skin is Dry8 months agoAge Range 25 - 34My Skin is DryRated 1 out of 5 starsDid not work that effectively for me
Used it for 1.5 months. - Slight sign of relief from redness. However, it was underwhelming. Other products have done better.
Also it tingles and makes skin sensitive to sunburn when you apply, but you already know that.Renée Rouleau Skin Care7 months ago
Hey Abhishek! Thank you for taking the time to leave your review!
Although it can be frustrating to wait for results (especially if you're putting a lot of time and effort into your routine), you have to remember the old saying, "Good things come to those who wait." Renée wrote this blog explaining which skincare ingredients will give you instant gratification (and which ones are worth waiting for). https://blog.reneerouleau.com/how-long-for-skincare-to-work/
Our estheticians would love to review your routine and see if there are any adjustments we can make to maximize your results! Just send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or chat with us on the website anytime! You're also welcome to return the second bottle you purchased in May. Our return instructions are available here > https://www.reneerouleau.com/pages/customer-care-return-policy
-The RR Customer Care Team
- KKristinVerified BuyerAge Range 25 - 34Renée Rouleau Skin Type 3My Skin is Acne Prone, Aging, Sensitive1 year agoAge Range 25 - 34Renée Rouleau Skin Type 3My Skin is Acne Prone, Aging, SensitiveRated 5 out of 5 starsBye, breakouts!
I'm a fan of this product. Breakouts are so frustrating because it can take the skin so long to heal once the blemish is gone. This product accelerates that healing / fading process. Be sure to wait until the pimple has popped and there's no more scab before you start using. You just need a little bit of the product.
- LLaurenVerified BuyerAge Range 35 - 44Renée Rouleau Skin Type 3My Skin is Acne Prone, Sensitive, Clogged Pores1 year agoAge Range 35 - 44Renée Rouleau Skin Type 3My Skin is Acne Prone, Sensitive, Clogged PoresRated 5 out of 5 starsResults!
I love this product! It is really helping to fade some off my old scars, especially when used together with the other RR product range for my skin type.
- NNNyia N.Verified ReviewerAge Range 25 - 34Renée Rouleau Skin Type 31 year agoAge Range 25 - 34Renée Rouleau Skin Type 3Rated 5 out of 5 starsBest if used early on
I like the smell, and it just takes consistency