A little while ago, the wonderful Danielle from Style and Beauty Doctor hosted a Murad skincare giveaway and I won. Woohoo! I’ve been on quite the skincare kick lately so I was pumped to finally get a chance to try this popular (and pricey) line that I’ve heard so many great things about. The prize was a Murad Healthy Skincare Regimen Set which included deluxe samples of a cleanser, peel, serum, eye cream, moisturizer and a bonus Invisiblur Perfecting Shield which has received nothing but rave reviews. I feel like I’ve hit the jackpot!
There’s quite a few different Murad Healthy Skin Regimens out there (for different skin types) and I received the environmental shield version. It’s a 3-step system Murad describes as:
A fast-acting anti-aging regimen formulated to renew environmentally damaged skin by fading the appearance of sun spots and age spots, and protecting skin from future damage caused by sun, smog and stress
The first step is to cleanse and tone the skin with the Essential-C Cleanser. It’s an antioxidant-rich gel cleanser designed to remove environmental impurities, rehydrate the skin and awake the senses with a burst of citrus. The Essential-C Cleanser is formulated with:
- Vitamins A, C and E to defend skin from free radical damage
- Phospholipids and sodium PCA to attract and bind moisture to dry skin
- Allantoin and panthenol to soothe environmentally stressed skin
The second step is to treat and repair the skin which can be done in two ways: a mask and a serum. On a daily basis, Murad recommends applying the Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum after cleansing to help fade and prevent dark spots, age spots and freckles.
Then at least once a week, Murad suggests applying the Intensive-C Radiance Peel which is an intensive treatment that brightens, smoothes and hydrates to restore radiance, even skintone and enhance luminosity. It’s designed to be an easy-to-use at home spa treatment to instantly exfoliate and brighten the skin with results comparable to a professional peel. Sounds good right?
Lastly, it’s time to hydrate! Murad includes both the Essential-C Eye Cream and Day Moisture Cream to boost and hydrate the skin. First, you apply the Essential-C Eye Cream which features UV protection and brightens, renews and protects the delicate eye area. Then you follow up with the Essential-C Day Moisture Cream, an antioxidant rich moisturizer that shields and revitalizes environmentally stressed skin while offering SPF 30 sun protection.
As a bonus, Murad popped in a deluxe sample of the Invisiblur Perfecting Shield which seems to pretty much do it all. Murad describes it as:
An innovative multifunctional formula that provides an anti-aging treatment, primer and SPF 30 sun protection in every pump.
Basically Invisiblur does it all! It keeps the skin looking plump and youthful, blurs fine lines and wrinkles and protects the skin from the sun. It’s also formulated with mushroom peptides to help diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles, too. I have some serious fine line problems so I’m curious to see if this stuff is just as good as everyone says it is.
Have you tried any Murad products before?