Murad • Essential-C Day Moisture SPF 30 • Moisturizers
|Would buy this product again.||40%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I really like the fresh orange citrus smell and the texture of this day cream. But, it sits on top of the skin and leaves a shiny greasy feel. I would not buy this again because of the gross shine it leaves. I needed to use a face powder to take the greasy look away, and the combination of the two feels like I'm wearing a mask. It's too expensive for what it is.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I got a free sample and decided to try it today under my makeup as I am on the hunt for a moisturizer. The citrus smell is ehhh but it went away quickly. I had to wait a bit for it to be absorbed so I can use my MAC Studio Fix. Even after a few minutes it was still not completely absorbed and I was rushed so I had to do my makeup anyway which I did not like.
It wasn't a bad moisturizer but it wasn't great either and for that price, I'll pass!
I must say, if it has vitamin C or antioxidants, shouldn't it be packaged in a dark glass bottle??
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
. I have oily/blemish prone/combination skin, and overall it's keeping my skin supple and happy during this time of year, with the varying humidity/dryness. it's got a citrus smell which i like, absorbs quickly, is moisturizing and doesnt cause oiliness throughout the day. With the spf factored it, I dont have to buy and apply a separate sunscreen. It is pricey at $60, so I would buy again if I cannot fine a better alternative.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I'm surprised at the low ratings for this moisturizer, because I found it to be very good for my combo skin. I wear this under the NARS tinted moistuizer and find that it's light and doesn't make me greasy by the end of the day. Initially I thought I would like the Josie Maran tinted moisturizer, but the heavy-feeling consistency and scent really turned me off. This has a refreshing citrus scent that dissipates quickly. The moisturizer itself absorbs quickly so it's perfect for using in the AM. I will definitely repurchase!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I LOVE this moisturizer ! I have combination skin that has a tendency to get oily during the day so I needed a light moisturizer with SPF. I was using Josie Maran Argan Daily Moisturizer but it would make me look SO greasy all day long and it felt really thick and heavy on my skin. I was blotting 2x as much as I normally would and I just wasn't seeing the anti-aging benefits from using it. Essential-C Day Moisture absorbs quickly, does not feel thick or heavy on the skin, has a pleasant citrus scent, has made my skin look better with continued use, DOES NOT BREAK ME OUT and most importantly, DOES NOT MAKE ME LOOK LIKE A GREASEBALL !!! Prior to the Josie Maran, I used Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Liquid Daily Sunblock but didn't like how greasy that made my face either (although it is much less than the Josie Maran). The Josie Maran one is probably my least favorite moisturizer with SPF of all time lol. I also like that this comes in a tube where you can squeeze every little tiny bit out. Yes, it IS expensive as heck but I really feel that it has made my skin look much better so I will keep dishing out the $60 for the 1.7 oz tube.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I can't believe people would pay the price for this moisturizer! I got this as a free sample from Sephora. I don't know, maybe it's just me, but after I used this, my skin got horribly bumpy. And my skin really isn't that sensitive. Besides that, it provides no moisture, has a horrible scent, and it feels really heavy on the skin. Avoid this product!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I got this to replace my Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion but I must say I much prefer the Shiseido. Aside from being a lower SPF than what I was using, I feel that this product just just doesn't do as good of a job as Shiseido under makeup. My mu fades a lot more quickly with this and my forehead is always greasy at the end of the day it is blindingly shiny in the sun. It also does not soak in as well Or create a nice smooth surface for applying makeup! I think the Shiseido has really spoiled me as it is such a multi-functionalroduct and this product can never replace it! It does have a nice texture and smell, and surprisingly it does not break me out even though I have sensitive, acne prone skin. I will save it as an emergency backup and for use on my body, but I will definitely not be repurchasing.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
I bought this after doing some research on moisturizer/sunscreen combos. I don't wear sunscreen daily, and I walk a lot in the city. I'm starting to see signs of sun damage after a childhood out in the sun. So...onto the product:
The scent was fine - a light citrus. The consistancy seemed ok too. I put this on first thing in the morning and figured I'd be okay for the day, since I didn't have an immediate allergic reaction (like I normally do if the product isn't for me). After a few hours, a coworker told me "you know, your face is kind of red." Eh. Another hour later and a different coworker told me to go wash my face immediately. My chin and cheeks had started feeling a little itchy. When I looked in the mirror, my face was RED. Like I had just run a marathon. The itching became more intense while I was looking for soap that wouldn't make things worse. I eventually got this stuff off. I figured I was ok after washing with my normal, super gentle cleanser and putting on a layer of face balm (not BB, but an actual balm).
Yeah. Not at all. I touched my face the next day and my skin started shredding off of my face. I went to the mirror and was horrified. I looked like I'd had a botched chemical peel. Four days later, and my skin is still peeling, itching and angry.
I'm so glad I purchased this in a trial size and from a place that will tender a refund. Additionally, it wouldn't have done any good to test on my arm, because my skin there doesn't react the way my face does. I'm sure Murad is a good brand, but this product was absolutely not for me. I'm giving up on sunscreen; avoiding the sun is the better option in my case.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
Bought this as part of the Sun Undone kit. My skin was nice to start with but I have pigmentation marks on my face which I dislike. This moisturizer did nothing for me. It made my skin dry and tight and extremely shiny on my t zone. When I went back for my 5 week consultation, the therapist also commented on my shiny skin. Awful! Stopped using this and used the skin perfecting lotion anti age. My skin is so much better now, thankfully.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
Yuck product for me. I got this free when I purchased some other products from skincarerx. This has orange oil in it which is a no for my sensitive, rosacean skin. I tried it anyway and it just felt like it was never absorbed and it sat on top of my skin. Slightly greasy, nothing special. No thanks.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
I got a sample of this and have not been impressed. I have used it, stop using it and tried it again in a different season and I find it really is an iffy moisturizer. The packaging itself I hate. I think the clear tube leads to it degrading some and I think the scent degraded and put off an odd smell and not the fresh, citrus scent I expected. The moisturizer spreads out pretty nice although I think it feels a little thick. I do not think I would use this again unless I got a free sample.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I got this product as part of the Murad Sun Undone Radiant Skin Renewal Kit, which contains four products designed to improve skin luminosity, relieve hyperpigmentation, and protect the skin from future damage.
This moisturizer is quite thick and dense. It has a pleasant slight orange scent. And i am very glad it has SPF 30, since all the products in this range include Vitamin C, which can sensitize the skin to sun exposure, and the night regimen includes a hydroquinone gel, which definitely increases susceptibility to sun damage without adequate protection. It applies pretty well, but i do have to work hard to spread it evenly over my whole face, especially those areas where i apply the hydroquinone gel at night.
Unfortunately, i find that it balls up under primer and foundation, which some of my other antioxidant sun screens do not. Further, the price for this product, which doesn't seem very different from many others, seems to me to be exorbitant. While i am quite happy with the kit, this is one product i am not planning to purchase in the full size. Instead, i will use less expensive antioxidants and sun screens - they may not smell quite as pleasant, but they also don't cost $60 US.
EDIT: I recently purchased a full size Murad Active Radiance serum (which was in the original Sun Undone kit along with this product) and it came with a free deluxe mini tube of this Day Moisture. So i have been applying it more generously than i was before, and i am finding that i am having fewer problems with it - it balls up less now and i am getting much better coverage. I still would probably not buy a full size tube of it, but i have raised my rating, since i find i am liking it better.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I like the scent of this moisturizer and I like that it has an SPF of 30. I think the Vitamin C in this does make my skin more glowy but I do need to use another moisturizer with this cream because it doesn't moisturize my skin enough to put makeup over it. Maybe it will when my skin is oilier in the summer months.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I really like this moisturizer. I bought it because it contains vitamin c (good for skin clarity and collagen renewal) and because it is spf 30. It smells like orange creamsicle. I did break out a tiny but when I first used it but I think my skin is sensitive to spf products, but after a week of use, my skin is clear again. By the way, I am 33 and am routinely told I look 25. I don't wear foundation. Just a vitamin C serum, this moisturizer and a little bronzer and everyone thinks I have on foundation. I do think it is a little expensive, though. I may try another moisturizer with 30+ spf just to try.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Texture is nice, scent is nice. BUT it dries out my skin and makes my skin feel "crackly" later in the day. Not for me. So far Murad has been bust for me.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I love this product so much that I cut it open when it's almost gone and scrape out the little bit left in the bottle!
Pricey. I never break out from it and makeup goes on so much smoother than when you use just a regular face lotion prior to makeup.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This is a nice lightweight cream that absorbs well but doesn’t provide much mositure however I cant stand this since I can taste the bitter sunscreen after I apply this. It doenst go anywhere near my mouth and I am not spreading it on my toast but for some reason, I can taste it and it is very bitter and gross, maybe its aborbed very quickly or something, but indeed this is a strange issue to have. Definitely try a sample beforehand.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I love this. It is hard to find a good BS spf 30 that isn't overly oily or goopy... this one is neither. It soaks into my skin well & leaves it with a nice shine free finish. Plus the C is a HUGE bonus!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I love this product just like KIMG TACO !
the scent is just delicous and fresh I, the cream's texture is great and dries very quickly...I love that it makes my skin so smooth and keep it protected with the SPF30!
Thank you Meg I am so thankfull !!!
the Only con that I found is the price it may be a little bit for someone on a budget but I am smitten...I don't want this to end !!!!!!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I got this as a free gift from Meg's Makeup so I thought I should write a review to say how nice this moisturizer is.
First, I LOVE THE SCENT. The citrusy scent is perfect for a morning moisturizer since it's a nice little perk-me-up. This moisturizer is not heavy or greasy, blends in smoothly and doesn't leave me oily at all. I really worry about that with moisturizers since I'm naturally very very oily but this one just soaks in very nicely. Used in combination with the Active Radiance Serum and my face is smooth and soft.