I have to be honest, although I have been a beauty junkie for years, Murad has never really been a blip on my radar. I have never been overly impressed by their products nor had I noticed any buzz about them in the beauty circles. However, recently my opinion has dramatically changed. Why you ask? Two reasons; First, I had the unique opportunity to meet Dr. Murad and his professional team and was blown away by the level of passion, knowledge, genuiness and dedication to changing the lives and skin of all who embrace their wellness philosophy and use their products; and second, he makes amazing, high quality transformative skincare products that are well thought out and truly make a noticeable difference in your skin.
I have to say that of all the products I had the opportunity to try, I was the most impressed by the treatment serums–Murad really knows his way around serums, and his treatment products do the two things I desire most in a product: Deliver instant and noticeable results in the look and feel of my skin as well as offer more cumulative results in the long term. Following is a brief review of a couple of serums that I had the opportunity to try and loved, and here is why:
Advanced Active Radiance Serum ($90) This is Murad’s most recent product innovation and it is proven to firm skin up to 64% in just 15 minutes as well as brighten and renew skin in one week. This serum contains a new Vitamin C technology that helps the user achieve immediate radiance, enhanced collagen synthesis, and the ability to neutralize damaging free radicals. While all the research and scientific data is impressive, for me its all about the usage experience and here’s what I love: It has a slight orange citrus scent (which I find appealing), it absorbs instantly and plumps/refreshes my skin, and the best part for me is that it DOES give my skin an instant radiance and glow, which is exactly what I need first thing in the morning. And then after a few weeks of usage, I notice that my skin is smoother, clearer and more youthful. Very impressive!
Intensive Wrinkle Reducer ($150) This is one of Murad’s multi-purpose-wow-does-it-all serums. It contains GlycoNutrient Complex (which aggressively resurfaces the skin) and Durian Cell Reform (a tropical Asian superfruit) and after one month of usage, it has been clinically proven to significantly diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin smoothness and hydration, rebuild youthful radiance and resurface the skin without irritation. What I have noticed after a few weeks of use: my skin feels smoother the morning after and over time it is looking smoother, clearer and brighter. This is one of those products that you need to have more patience with, and if you do take the time to let it work its magic, you will start to uncover more beautiful youthful skin.
Bravo! Murad team for grabbing my attention with these delightful products and for making my forty-something year old skin happy. I look forward to seeing what new innovations you come up with next. And to my faithful readers, consider giving these inspired products a try and let me know what you think or let me know what Murad products you love and why.