Skincare - Face -Murad -Clarifying Mask

on 2/22/2018 4:41:00 PM

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I'm pretty baffled about this face mask... I've used it continuously over around 3 months and I really can't tell if it has done anything spectacular, or anything minimal if I'm being honest. The texture is pretty thick and requires slight effort to spread equally across my face; the 'scent' is pretty medicinal, but isn't off-putting / strong, and the 'scent' does linger on my face once washed off. Once it is washed off, my skin doesn't feel tight but I generally do notice that I have dryness on my skin - but what is weird is that my skin doesn't feel 'cleaned' compared to if I had used Origins charcoal mask, so the dryness isn't baring through. I've noticed that this mask does leave a slight white cast once washed off which leads to the appearance of redness being reduced, but it's just a facade. I can't say if it reduces pore size because my pores are already very tight and almost invisible. I'm not sure if this mask clears acne whatsoever, I'm pretty sure the medicinal scent and it having sulphur tricks my brain into thinking it does something, but I'm pretty sure it doesn't. I've let my mother and sister use it, and I saw a difference, but the difference only lasted until they washed their face at night... I'm really confused about this mask!


Moisturizers -Murad -Oil-Control Mattifier

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I have super oily skin that requires a lot of blotting and I bought this hoping it would help. It didn’t at all, to me it’s no better than using a normal lightweight moisturizer like Origins Ginzing, if not worse. By the end of the day my face is sooo oily that even my eyeshadow is creasing, even with UDPP. This is actually a worse result that the Origins moisturizer as that one at least kept oil at bay enough to keep my eyeshadow intact. Also the texture is terrible. Very very thick and hard to spread so you kinda have to use a lot and it feels heavy on the face. Hate this.


Moisturizers -Murad -Energizing Pomegranate Moisturizer SPF 15

on 2/12/2018 4:59:00 AM

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really disappointed , heavy and greasy feel product


Treatments (Face) -Murad -Retinol Youth Renewal Serum

on 2/11/2018 3:43:00 PM

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This is a very light cream serum that applies like a lotion and layers well underneath your face oil and day/night cream. It doesn’t really do anything for you - it doesn’t hydrate, just disappears without doing anything and it’s quite expensive ($102 CAD). For that price, I need to really love it to buy this again.


Cleansers -Murad -Clarifying Cleanser

on 2/7/2018 4:41:00 PM

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I made an account just so I could talk major shite about this product. I cannot stress enough how bad this utter shite is for your skin, and please, if you take anything out of this review, just let it be to under no circumstance buy this product. So, basically, I have had bad skin for a really long time, same as most people who go to buy acne products. I was put on Epiduo and after a little while, it worked really well for me. My skin was pretty good for a long time, albeit still had some remaining acne scars. So, I wanted to find something new that seemed to work. Like everyone else, I looked at reviews on youtube. Particularly, GraveyardGirl's skincare routine. She seemed to have a similar skin type as me, so I thought, hey maybe I'll try this cleanser out. What's the worst that could happen? I buy the cleanser, it's expensive of course (especially compared to my usual Cetaphil, which is my go to choice), but I figure, hey it must be because it's a good product. Oh, how wrong I was. I was a freshman in college, so of course when I went back to school, I immediately started to use the new cleanser. At first, I really liked it. It was refreshing and seemed to be shrinking my bigger spots. So, I continued to use it for a 2 weeks. By week 3, my skin started to blow up. What looked like an army of tiny pustules broke out all over my cheeks and chin, even going down to my neck. There was not a spot on my face below the eyebrows that wasn't covered with them. It was absolutely heartbreaking, especially after having decent skin for the first time in a very long time before I started using the product. I tried everything to clear up my skin, but nothing, and I mean nothing, worked. My face was so red and irritated, that I had to slather Aquaphor on it just to have some kind of relief (at that point, I wasn't really concerned with the acne, I just wanted it to stop being so painful). And because I was living in a dorm, exposure to people while I wasn't wearing makeup was inevitable. I called my mom crying several times, and luckily, she took me to the nearby dermatologist who prescribed me Minocycline, and at the sight of my face, even strongly recommended Accutane. Within a few months of taking the Minocycline, my skin finally cleared up, and although it was much, much better, I still had remaining hyperpigmentation that I'm dealing with now over a year later. I believe the cleanser caused this facial eruption, and that I am probably allergic to the salicylic acid in the product, as my face looked like I had had one. I also believe, however, that this product is the root of all evil and should be avoided, along with all of the other drugstore products that only 'work' for people with already perfectly clear skin (I'm looking at you Neutrogena). Please PLEASE do NOT waste your money on this worthless, life-ruining product. Invest in skincare that is not so chemically strong, and make sure you aren't allergic to salicylic acid.

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Moisturizers -Murad -Nutrient Charged Water Gel

on 2/5/2018 11:40:00 AM

I have very dry sensitive skin. I have been having such an issue over the past several months that my skin has been so dry and flaky (especially in my T-zone). Nothing I was trying was working. I got a sample at Sephora and they guy put some on my hand. I was amazing! The creping of the skin on my hand was gone, so I bought some to try on my face and the dryness is gone. For the first time in 6 months my skin is no longer flakey. It is expensive, but so worth it.


Moisturizers -Murad -Nutrient Charged Water Gel

on 1/26/2018 11:20:00 AM

This Water Gel has so many great ingredients that I really want to love it. I was happy to get a couple jars as a GWP which was nice since it is relatively expensive ($60). The water gel texture feels so nice and absorbs into my skin so quickly. I have very dry skin but I can see how people with dry, normal, and oily skin would love this silky gel texture. This contains an amazing amount of peptides, emollients, and antioxidants.

This moisturizer has a very heavy amount of fragrance, which is at the bottom of the ingredient list, but does not dissipate quickly at all. The fragrance lingers for a long time after application. In addition to fragrance they have also added a touch of artificial color, which this product would be better without. Then the final straw for me is the jar packaging. It is a bummer because this product has so many great ingredients that would be nice for dry and oily skin but skin is better off without fragrance, dyes, and the jar packaging. My more detailed review can be seen here:



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Treatments (Face) -Murad -Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum

on 1/17/2018 12:18:00 PM

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This product promises rapid age spot lightening and it absolutely delivers it! If you have melasma you will love this product. Tingles and burns very slightly for a few moments after applying but you get used to it. This product significantly reduced a small melasma spot on top of my cheek in less than a week. I expect it will erase it in a few more weeks of use but even if it doesn't I am very satisfied.

You get a ton of product for your money which I may have a hard time using up completely. My only gripe is it should be packaged in an amber bottle to keep the ingredients stable but that issue is resolved for me since I just keep it in its original packaging.

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Treatments (Face) -Murad -Multi Vitamin Infusion Oil

on 1/14/2018 12:16:00 PM

The Murad Mutli Vitamin Infusion Oil contains several different beneficial ingredients such as coconut, jojoba oil, tocepheral acetate, and an ingredient that I couldn't find a lot of information about such as Moringa Olifera Seed Oil, which is pretty high up on the ingredient list. This absorbs quickly and feels nice on my skin. I would caution you to be careful if you have acne prone skin since this contains several ingredients that can cause breakouts. This didn't make me breakout but I typically don't get acne or breakout. Murad has also included several fragrance components, thankfully those are all at the end of the ingredient list, the scent doesn't linger, but this product would be better without them. For the high price tag there are better oils out there that cost far less. My more detailed review can be seen here:



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Treatments (Face) -Murad -Rapid Resurfacing Peel

on 1/7/2018 12:12:00 AM

This is a review for the individual peel wipes that comes in a box of 16 sachets. These are well packaged with a generous soaking of liquid however they are weak and I didn't feel they did much. There was a slight smoothing but I expected the effect to be greater at 10%. The good thing was they did not leave me tight, in fact it was very moist even after 10min of soaking, layered well with other products too. The reason I gave them a 1 rating is because for that it is, is super expensive and acids are so cheap these days, this is not value for money. I feel the Peter Thomas Roth Unwrinkled pads are better and Dr Dennis Gross are a smidge above this as well. I understand the convenience of sachets however my best acid results have come from: Aqua Glycolic cleanser (14% AHA) and Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel.

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Cleansers -Murad -Clarifying Cleanser

on 12/26/2017 10:19:00 AM

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this cleanser is so, so drying! my skin feels very uncomfortable after rinsing it off. my oily t-zone must compensate with more oil while looking super dehydrated and crusty underneath all the grease, no moisturizer is hydrating enough to hydrate my dry areas, etc. but I like the scent, and if you like this, the tube will last for a while - you don't need a lot, because it cleanses well! it hasn't broken me out yet either, which is nice, because I don't have it in me to throw it away yet. too much left. will buy and try using a milder cleanser every other wash until the tube is empty.


Scrubs -Murad -AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser

on 12/19/2017 9:28:00 AM

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I purchased this cleanser from Sephora because I'd been struggling with some pesky hormonal whiteheads in my chin area, and nothing was helping...not spot treatment, not masks, not anything! I tried the Kate Somerville green cleanser (ExfoliKate?) and it was nice, but it didn't seem to have any noticeable effect on those stupid spots. However, this Murad cleanser is BOMB. It's basically put those stupid whiteheads in remission, and keeps my skin generally clear -- I still have to deal with one icky period zit per month, but it goes down at the end of my cycle. I use this product to cleanse my skin after removing makeup (with micellar water) and it makes my skin super-soft and doesn't overdry it. The exfoliant is very mild and doesn't abrade my skin (but I have very hardy, very normal skin), and it rinses cleanly. I pat dry, apply eye cream, and moisturize, and voila, night routine done! I'm VERY pleased with the results this cleanser has given me and yes, I will definitely be repurchasing! My only caveat to anyone who wants to try it is that this product only comes in size ultra-huge -- almost 7 ounces of product -- so try to get a sample first. And Murad, if you're reading, PLS MAKE A TRAVEL SIZE, THX LOVE U BAI.


Moisturizers -Murad -Skin Perfecting Lotion

on 12/18/2017 10:02:00 PM

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For me this is a basic light moisturizer that doesn't break me out. It doesn't work any miracles, but if I don't get zits from a lotion that is pretty good for me:)

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Moisturizers -Murad -hydro dynamic ultimate moisturizer

on 12/9/2017 7:52:00 AM

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Surprised by the low rating. Murad has some great products and this is one of them IMO. Needed to boost the moisture in my skin since Winter weather is upon us and this helped to improve texture, reduce fine lines and overall appearance.

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Treatments (Face) -Murad -Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel

on 11/27/2017 4:10:00 PM

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Ive officialy used this for 5 weeks now. No difference in my red post acne marks. Its really sticky and stays sticky on the face for around an hour. Really nice packaging, thick glass bottle with pump. Too expensive ($60-$70) for no results or maybe i just have to keep using it and be patient. But paying that much money for this product, id expect faster results

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