Rx For Brown Skin – Review of Absolute Radiance, Naturally Flawless, and Age Block UV Shield

Rx For Brown Skin is a skincare product line created by dermatologist Dr. Susan Taylor, author of one of my beauty bibles, Brown Skin: Dr. Susan Taylor’s Prescription for Flawless Skin, Hair, and Nails. The products were reformulated and relaunched with additional items introduced in 2010, and since then more products have been added to address other issues such as acne.

Rx For Brown Skin Review
Rx For Brown Skin Review

Rx For Brown Skin Perfecting Kit is Discontinued, But…

The Rx Skin Perfecting Kit I reviewed was a two-step system designed to reduce dark marks due to hyperpigmentation as well as prevent and minimize pigmentation-related signs of sun damage, such as blotchiness and spots. The Rx Skin Perfecting Kit itself has been discontinued, but the products are still available.

Included in that particular kit were Absolute Radiance Intensive Exfoliating Serum and Naturally Flawless Advanced Botanical Brightener to help reduce melanin overproduction, decrease visible pigmented spots, and promote a balanced and even complexion.

Try the 4-Piece Radiance Renewal System

The Absolute Radiance Intensive Exfoliating Serum and Naturally Flawless Advanced Botanical Brightener can now be found in the 4-Piece Radiance Renewal System, available in a 30-day supply set ($79) and 90-day set ($139). The sets also include Gentle Cleanser for Normal Skin and Essential Hydration Moisturizing Cream. (I have not tested the cleanser or moisturizing cream.)

The Age Block UV Shield SPF 15 can be purchased separately for $40.

The Review

Absolute Radiance Intensive Exfoliating Serum

What It Is

An exfoliating serum to lift away dirt and dead skin cells to renew skin for a softer, smoother texture and a brighter complexion.


  • Free of parabens, alcohol, dyes, propylene glycol, lanolin, and hydroquinone.


  • Some customers found that if purchased alone, it didn’t seem to work as well and needs to be used in conjunction with Naturally Flawless Advanced Botanical Brightener for, as the company states “optimum” results. As mentioned above, it is now only available in a kit with the Botanical Brightener.


  • Size: 1 fl oz (in the 30-day kit) 2 fl oz (90-day kit)
  • Contains: MFA Complex to help boost skin cell renewal for better skin tone, hyaluronic acid to capture and retain moisture within the skin, and Bright Skin Complex to deliver soy and pomegranate to help restore youthful radiance.
  • Use 3-4 times a week. For best results, use with Flawless Advanced Botanical Brightener.

Try Rx for Brown Skin and see it work before you buy.

My Take

I’ve used other exfoliating serums and instantly felt smoother, softer skin. I didn’t like the feel of my skin after using this product, even after applying Naturally Flawless.

One important bit of advice is to not use the serum directly after cleansing the face, even if you use a gentle cleanser. My face was stinging; I felt flushed and had to rinse my face with cold water several times before the discomfort subsided. Dr. Taylor advised me to wait at least 20 minutes after cleansing and apply on dry skin. After following those instructions, I didn’t experience that problem.

Since I don’t have the skin problems this serum is meant to address, I scoured the Internet for customer reviews. The product seems to work better for those who have combination skin. Some customers noticed the fading of dark spots, under-eye circles, melasma and other discolorations, and a brighter, smoother, and clearer complexion after two weeks of use.

Rx For Brown Skin Review
Review of Absolute Radiance, Naturally Flawless, and Age Block UV Shield.

Naturally Flawless Advanced Botanical Brightener

Botanical extracts and advanced skincare ingredients reduce dull, ashy, and uneven skin tone with a Bright Skin Complex (a combination of soy, pomegranate, and hyaluronic acid) to promote a clear, balanced and glowing complexion.


  • Free of parabens, alcohol, dyes, propylene glycol, lanolin, and hydroquinone.


  • Seems to cause blotchiness in some users.


  • Melanostatine 5 to deliver peptides that help reduce melanin production.
  • Tyrostat to inhibit the buildup of pigment-causing cells to overcome discoloration.
  • Beta-White formula to reduce the appearance of dark spots and brighten and even tone.
  • Size: 1 fl oz (30-day kit) 2 fl oz (90-day kit)
My Take

Some customers said that it brightened the complexion, improved skin texture, faded dark spots, and acne marks, but others had issues with blotchiness and tightness and drying out of the skin.

Age Block UV Shield SPF 15

Contains sunscreen plus an anti-aging formula that protects against sun-related hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tone, and dark spots.


  • Free of parabens, alcohol, dyes, propylene glycol, lanolin, and hydroquinone.


  • Didn’t find any.


  • Contains UVA/UVB sunscreen.
  • Botanicals goji, acai, and green tea to help slow signs of skin aging.
  • Red seaweed hydrates skin for a firmer, more youthful look.
  • Size: 1.8 fl oz
  • Suggested retail price: $40
  • Use on all areas of uneven skin tone and discoloration.
My Take

Sunscreen is necessary when using skin tone correcting products. This one has a non-oily, non-greasy formula that would be great for those with normal, combination and oily skin. I’m not so sure if this is the best sunscreen to use if you have dry skin.

Final Word

The original Rx For Brown Skin products were sold at Sephora and customers were able to test free samples. Since there have been so many mixed reviews depending on skin type and skin concerns, I think a trial is necessary before actually committing to the full-size versions. Just because a product line is created by a dermatologist doesn’t mean it’s the right line for you and if you have serious skin discolorations, I believe you should consult your dermatologist or doctor about products that are safe for you. The site often has promotional offers. Products can be returned within 30 days for a full refund (less shipping and processing.) Be sure to get further information about the purchasing terms. For more information visit the Rx For Brown Skin website.

Absolute Radiance and Naturally Flawless apparently work better when used together. Overall, it looks like individuals with combination skin have the most positive experience with these products. I found that after using the Serum and Brightener, my skin felt dry. If you have sensitive skin, you should ease into this regimen, and stop using if you experience burning, discomfort, or any negative reactions.

Since I am not the targeted customer for these products (no visible facial skin discolorations), I didn’t feel comfortable using a star rating.

Rx for Brown Skin Products

Each Rx for Brown Skin formula contains a strategically designed blend of ingredients including peptides, gentle exfoliators, hydrators, botanical extracts, antioxidants and anti-inflammatories that work synergistically to improve pigmentation, even tone, hydrate, and deliver radiant, blemish-free skin. But just as important as what goes into the products is what doesn’t. Rx for Brown Skin products are formulated without the following: bleach, alcohol, fragrance, dye, harsh chemicals, lanolin, hydroquinone and are all cruelty-Free.

Rx For Brown Skin Breakthrough Study

In 2006, after listening to more than 30,000 patients complain that there wasn’t a skincare line that addressed the unique needs of their skin, Dr. Taylor created Rx for Brown Skin. Rx for Brown Skin is the first clinical skincare regimen with advanced hyperpigmentation-fighting ingredients that are designed to specifically target dark marks, dark spots, uneven skin tone, and acne.

The Results?

Women of all ages, ethnicities, and skin types are experiencing the brighter, more radiant-looking complexion they deserve.

Rx For Brown Skin Breakthrough Study

*In a 6-week home-use study of 28 women who tried the product.

Why Rx for Brown Skin™

At Rx for Brown Skin™, we recognize and celebrate the differences of ethnic skin. We believe that everyone has the right to achieve bright, healthy, and radiant skin. At Rx for Brown Skin, we are committed to delivering highly efficacious and breakthrough skincare solutions specifically designed for the unique needs of skin of color.

Dr. Susan Taylor

Don’t Buy Rx for Brown Skin

Don’t Buy Rx for Brown Skin Until you read these insightful reviews about what this product really does for brown skin.

Like many popular skincare products on the Internet, Rx for Brown Skin has been creating quite a stir. From dozens of appearances on national T.V. to the numerous blogs and social networking sites out there that talk about Rx for Brown Skin, it’s easy to see that thousands of women and men of color love Rx for Brown Skin. But whenever something becomes so popular, it’s reasonable to ask if the product itself really lives up to the hype. Fortunately, that’s where real reviews of a product can help.

It may help you feel better to know that Rx for Brown Skin is the result of more than 20 years of expert research by one of the leading dermatologists in the country: Dr. Susan Taylor. Dr. Taylor is the Medical Director of the Society Hill Dermatology Center in Philadelphia, and she says, “The most common problems afflicting women of color include pigmentation disorders, which include discoloration, dark spots, and uneven skin tone. That’s why I’ve used my 20 years of experience in dermatology to formulate a system specifically to specifically treat the unique concerns of brown skin … so that it can look as flawless, radiant, and youthful as possible.”

Do yourself a favor: Try Rx for Brown Skin now.

The good thing is that you don’t have to just take Dr. Taylor’s word for it. Because beautiful brown skin doesn’t just involve a better tone. Brown skin also suffers from the unique challenges of hyperpigmentation, dark marks, dry and dull skin in addition to the traditional problems of premature aging – wrinkles, loss of elasticity, and lack of brightness. That’s why these real reviews, from real people around the country, should help you to realize just how remarkable Rx for Brown Skin can be for you.

Others Notice the Difference

“After using this product for several weeks, I can notice a big difference in my skin. More importantly, when others notice the difference – you definitely know that you are using a product that works. I would recommend this to people who have the same issues that I have with my skin to try it. It works; it really does!” – Jean T.

Skin Feels Smoother & Silkier

“Since using the products, I have noticed a significant reduction in pore size. I have noticed that my skin feels and looks smoother and silkier. I have noticed a slight decrease in skin discoloration in particular areas of my face.” – Shalese M.

Didn’t Irritate Her Sensitive Skin

“I’ve got sensitive skin and have always had problems with skincare products that irritate my skin, but this stuff was great; it doesn’t do anything but improve my skin.” – Martha O.

Felt Clean and Smooth

“The products were a wonderful organic botanical moisturizer. It was a nice, non-oily, non-greasy finish that felt clean and smooth with no buildup.” – Lisa E.

Feels Like Pampering

“Taking care of my skin is important to me. I only use products I feel good about. This product made me feel like I was pampering my skin.” – Nelly L.

Less Redness in About 21 Days

“I had red marks from acne scars and sunspots on the left side of my face. After using both the exfoliator and skin brightener, I noticed a reduction in redness after the third week.” -Connie L.

See the results for yourself; Try Rx for Brown Skin now.



  1. I recently came across the “Rx For Brown Skin” product line and was curious about its effectiveness. I stumbled upon this blog post about reviews for the product, and I’m impressed by what I’ve read. Most of the reviews seem positive, and many praise the product for making their skin brighter and more even-toned. I also appreciate that the reviews are detailed and include before and after photos, which helps me better understand the product’s effectiveness. I’m definitely considering trying out this product for myself. Thanks for sharing these reviews!

    • Thank you for taking the time to read my post and leave a comment! I’m glad you found the reviews helpful and are considering trying out the “Rx For Brown Skin” product line. I’ve received a lot of positive feedback from people who have used the product, and it’s a great option for anyone looking to improve the appearance of their skin. If you do end up trying the product, I would love to hear about your experience. Thank you again for your kind words and for being a reader of my blog!

  2. The link provided brings me to Amazon which isn’t showing RX for brown skin products. Do you know where I can order some products? I’m still upset that the company discontinued their product line. I love RX for brown skin. I’ve never found any other products for my face. I honestly wasn’t sure it was working, but I got compliments from family members and coworkers that my skin was glowing, and that my tone looked even. I really wish they would come back. I search the Internet from time to time looking for any products that may be remaining at different stores.

    • Oh, I can absolutely understand your sentiment. It’s always disheartening when a beloved product line gets discontinued. RX for Brown Skin indeed had a unique formulation that catered well to individuals with brown skin tones. I too have heard from many who have had positive experiences with their products.

      I apologize for the inconvenience with the link. It seems like the products are becoming harder to find. However, I would recommend checking out websites like eBay or even local selling platforms where individuals might be selling unused or lightly used products. Sometimes, beauty supply stores might have a backstock of discontinued products as well.

      In the meantime, I would also suggest exploring other brands that have now emerged with formulations designed for a variety of skin tones. Brands like Bolden, Epara and Urban Skin Rx have been receiving positive reviews. They might have something that works well for you.

      I’ll keep an eye out and update the blog if I come across any stores still carrying RX for Brown Skin products or if I find any other products that seem to have a similar effect. Your glowing skin testimony is indeed a strong endorsement of RX for Brown Skin, and I hope you find a worthy alternative soon. Your continuous search is a testament to how great the product line was. Thank you for sharing your experience, and please do keep me updated if you find any remaining products or a worthy alternative. Your feedback is invaluable!

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