Monday, July 13, 2009

Review: RX For Brown Skin

I was on Twitter the other day, asking if anyone had any recommendations for a good skin care line for women of color. See, I have suffered from acne and hyperpigmentation for as long as I can remember. I am one of those people who do not leave the house without make-up. Not to check the mail. Not to walk the dog. NEVER. Although I am in my 30s, I still suffer from hormonal break-outs and unfortunately for me, any zits, even ones I don't mess with, leave behind a brown spot that can last for weeks or months.

I was using an acne system I liked well enough for a few years, but it seems my skin builds up a tolerance for whatever treatment is currently working and I need to switch it up every now and again. So there I was, trying to decide what to try next, when I asked the Twitterverse what they thought. Overwhelmingly people were recommending RX For Brown Skin.

I had heard of RX For Brown Skin because Vibe Vixen (RIP) had done a feature on the creator of the line, Dr. Susan Taylor, when the skin care system first went to retail. Dr. Taylor is an expert on black skin and with the recommendation of folks online, I decided to try it.

Now, I wasn't sure which line to try. There is a line called "Bright & Clear" and a line called "Bright & Even." Bright & Clear is more of an acne line, while Bright & Even helps with the brown spots and discoloration left behind after acne. I decided on Bright & Even because, although I still get acne, it's mostly hormonal and the brown spots are more bothersome to me than any zits.

The starter kit I purchased comes with a cleanser, toner, moisturizer and the brightener. The cleanser is absolutely amazing! It removed all of my make-up and left my skin really clean without drying it out. I use mineral make-up which is really difficult to remove completely, so I am thrilled with this cleanser.

The second step is the toner, which comes in a spray bottle. So smart! No worries about spilling or wasting the product, just put a few spritzes on a cotton ball to saturate. The toner has a bit of a medicinal smell, but it's no worse than any other acne product I've used.

Next comes the moisturizer, and a little dab here goes a long way. I found after using the line for about a week that I had a bit of dryness around my hairline, but overall this moisturizer kept my skin hydrated.

Finally, I apply the brightener just to brown spots.

After about three weeks of using the line, I have noticed an improvement in my skin. Newer brown spots have completely faded away and the older ones are lightening up nicely. So far I'm impressed with the line and will keep you all updated on how it's going in the future.

Want to try the line for yourself? You can purchase it online at for $55. It is available at other online stores, but I prefer Dermstore because they offer free shipping on all orders and a 10% discount on all products you add to your "favorites" folder. Even if you've never purchased a product from Dermstore before, you can still add it to your "favorites" and save the 10%. So shopping at Dermstore will save you about $10 over buying the product from Sephora.

Anyone else tried this line of products? What are your thoughts?


  1. Check out Mineral Hygienics. I was having tons of problems with my acne, then I switched my makeup and all of my problems went away. if you are interested!

  2. It can't get any better than this.

  3. It can't get any better than this.

  4. I find it to be way too overpriced and it doesnt work that well for the price

  5. I used the products as instructed for 6 weeks and I see NO difference in my skin. I am very disappointed with the product and will not be renewing. I have great respect for Dr. Brown, but this is a get rich quick product that preys on the misfortune of those of us with bad skin. Shame on you Dr. Brown

  6. I used the products as instructed for 6 weeks and I see NO difference in my skin. I am very disappointed with the product and will not be renewing. I have great respect for Dr. Brown, but this is a get rich quick product that preys on the misfortune of those of us with bad skin. Shame on you Dr. Brown

  7. This product is a rip off. Tried to cancel, but pushy sales representative did not understand what I meant by cancel. Company continued to charge me for a product that wasn't working for me. Poor customer service and the product was even more disappointing. Do not try this product.

  8. I tried this product for several weeks and saw no change to the brown spots on my face. I cancelled my order but had to pay for the trial sizes. Waste of money. I would not recommend this product.

  9. The program comes with full warranty 60 days money back,
    so everyone can actually try this muscle building system for
    a few weeks and see the results without any
    risk at all. 5- The actuality about whenever and tips on how to work with both of
    those dumbbells and equipments to place on high level of quality muscle quickly.
    In general, there is no doubt that the program Kyle Leon
    is a popular muscle building system for a good reason and this is definitely one of the most individual nutrients and online training programs today.

    Have a look at my web blog Muscle Maximizer Reviews

  10. You can watch the latest music videos, or look at reviews of the latest products.
    What are dance music and DJ critics, punters,
    fans and bloggers saying about Grum. Authorizing music
    for film is a lucrative work since it includes a ton of securing melodies for a movie.

    Here is my blog: random access memories daft punk free download rar

  11. Use the Stock Market to create passive income
    by ‘Renting’ your shares (writing covered calls is the technical name for this strategy) & combine this with a
    Real Estate portfolio designed to give you capital growth
    (he focuses on how to get ‘no money down’ deals). There are e - Book companies that will format your
    manuscript files into e - Book files and can even provide a cover image.
    You don't have to add that you are also being a cheapskate, or maybe you could take advantage of a teachable moment about sticking to a budget.

    Visit my blog: free pdf ebook download

  12. , Is Muscle Maximizer a sham or does it sincerely work.
    Check out this article instantly to determine for yourself.

    At duration for just a very limited time time period,
    it'll be incorporated a unique plan that will produce complete ''mirror magic'' for your entire body within seven days.

    Take a look at my blog - muscle maximizer results

  13. Awards have been tested to increase the credibility of a website (which equals more money) so make a website with a fancy logo and
    offer it to web masters that meet your award's standards. Again, when it comes to utilizing your above the fold area, less is more. Besides google love article directories because they are updated on a daily basis, hence google rank them well and if someone will be looking online for something google will first show to you.

    Also visit my page :: exit cash machine discount

  14. Mariah also holds the distinction of being the only female vocalist who has had three
    singles debut at the number one position. The Mc - Manus home is still a work in progress, despite the
    impressive art on the walls. We only play major-label releases, or artists that are in the top 50
    of the Billboard charts, but why don.

    Here is my blog post: Top 20 Music Weekly