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Banish Summer Breakouts with Murad!

murad clear skin bootcamp

Keep summer breakouts under control a few favorites from  Murad’s award-winning Acne line: Clarifying Wipes, Acne Body Wash, and Clarifying Body Spray. These products work to prevent body breakouts by removing acne-causing bacteria, helping to eliminate excess oil and freshening up your skin. Perfect for throwing in your gym or beach bag.

murad clarifying spray

Summer workouts and outdoor activities can lead to some unflattering body breakouts. Murad has a solution to our summer skin breakout issues. Their Clarifying Body Spray is an antibacterial that purifies skin and prevents breakouts. The spray nozzle makes it easy to spray any problem area and keep it clear all summer.

Murad Clarifying Body Spray $40
Clarifying Body Spray fights body blemishes with antibacterial Triclosan and Salicylic Acid. These powerful antibacterial agents purify skin from head-to-toe for an acne-fighting advantage wherever you need it.

Cleanse skin before applying medication. Cover the entire affected area with a thin layer one to three times daily because excessive drying of the skin may occur, start with one application daily, then gradually increase to two or three times daily if needed or as directed by a physician if bothersome drying or peeling occurs, reduce application to once a day or every other day.

murad acne body wash

Is there anything ickier then the sweaty, sticky feeling on your skin after an exceptionally hot summer day? I can almost hear my skin protesting and threatening to break out. Lucky for me Murad makes an amazing Acne Body Wash. The fresh minty scent is invigorating and I love how fresh and clean my skin feels after washing. And since I started using this post workout my skin has looked and felt smooth and clear. A summer skin must have.

Murad Acne Body Wash $40
Triple-action, anti-acne body cleanser treats and helps prevent body breakouts. Glycolic and Salicylic Acids work together to penetrate and deeply clean your pores to help eliminate breakouts and soothe irritated skin.

Murad’s body wash for acne is suggested for people looking to:
• Help reduce acne and breakouts on the body
• Help reduce back acne
• Help prevent future body acne breakouts

murad claryfying wipes

I have several packs of the Murad Clarifying wipes, they are my go-to summer  cleanser. For my gym bag, beach bag or a camping trip I love how clean these leave my skin. The formula is so refreshing and deeply cleans without drying out my skin. And they even work great to remove stubborn waterproof makeup.

Murad Clarifying Wipes $1o
Treat and help prevent body acne, including hard-to-reach back acne. Acne Body Wash battles body breakouts with Date Seed Powder and Glycolic Acid to exfoliate pore-clogging oil, dirt and dead skin cells. Green Tea and Licorice Root Extracts soothe irritated skin, and Salicylic Acid helps clear blemishes and helps prevent future breakouts.

These pre-moistened wipes help keep skin clear by removing dirt, bacteria and pore clogging oils. These ultra-soft wipes regulate excess sebum production and can be used on-the-go to reduce shine and refresh oily skin.

This oil-fighting formula in a pre-moistened, ultra-soft wipe can be used on-the-go to reduce shine and regulate excess sebum production while tightening pores and balancing and toning skin.


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Disclosure: I was sent complimentary samples for review. I was not paid to write this post and all opinions are my own.

Summer Skin Survival with Murad’s Next Generation Anti-Aging Acne Formulas

murad anti aging acne dtrio

Sometimes, your skin can be frustrating—especially if you’re battling both acne and early signs of aging. To help battle this combo Murad has two brand new launches that they’ve added to their Anti-Aging Acne line, formulated to simultaneously target both hormonal acne and the visible signs of aging: Advanced Acne & Wrinkle Reducer and Anti-Aging Moisturizer Broad Spectrum │SPF 30 PA+++. These two products, along with their best-selling Time Release Acne Cleanser, are a triple threat against acne and fine lines and wrinkles.




This cleanser is pure perfection for my skin. I always struggle to keep my skin clear this time of year. With the warmer weather my combo skin is very blemish prone. This gel cleanser is mild and has a very refreshing scent. It leaves my skin feeling clean without drying it out. The cooles part is its a time released formula, so it keeps fighting acne even after I rinse my face.

This is a huge bottle and a little goes a long way, definitely a great value.

Step 1: Murad Time Release Acne Cleanser
This high-performance, anti-aging acne cleanser featuring sustained-release Salicylic Acid helps clear skin and restore youthfulness. Solution continues to work even after rinsing.

This high-performance solution includes an innovative anti-acne treatment technology that continues to work even after you rinse it off. Proven to reduce acne while diminishing fine lines and wrinkles.



Such a genius idea to combat adult acne and aging all in one tube. One of my favorites from this line. I have seen a huge improvement in clarity and the fine lines around my eyes and mouth have softened.

A very lightweight gel  its spreads easily and absorbs instantly leaving no residue or dryness. It works great and hasn’t caused any issues for my sensitive skin which is pretty amazing. Definitely a go to product in my daily routine from now on.


Step 2: Murad Advanced Acne and Wrinkle Reducer
Formulated for adult acne-prone skin, this treatment clears and prevents acne and hormonal breakouts without over-drying. Visibly reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for a more youthful-looking complexion.
• Kombucha Collagen Defense®, derived from a nutrient-rich Black Tea Ferment, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
• Retinol and Glycolic Acid accelerate natural cell turnover to improve skin tone and texture
• Encapsulated Salicylic Acid acne medicine penetrates deep into pores to clear breakouts and diminish the look of acne-related redness



Murad is my moisturizer of choice and I love this newest addition. A very lightweight cream it absorbs quickly and leaves no residue. It not only protects my skin with SPF 30 but provides oil control throughout the day. I love how soft it leaves my skin.

Step 3: Murad Anti-Aging Moisturizer SPF 30 PA+++
Ultra-light, fast-absorbing formula hydrates without causing blemishes while defending against early signs of aging for a clearer, more youthful-looking complexion.
• Kombucha Collagen Defense®, derived from a nutrient-rich Black Tea Ferment, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
• Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB protection helps prevent sun damage linked to the formation of wrinkles and dark spots
• Oil Control Complex® helps keep pores clear

Time Release Acne Cleanser, Advanced Acne & Wrinkle Reducer and Anti-Aging Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 | PA+++ will be available on May 2015 and at the Murad Inclusive Health Spa®, Murad Flagship Store, Sephora, Ulta and Massage Envy Spas and leading salons and spas beginning July 2015.


Disclosure: I was sent a complimentary sample for review. I was not paid to write this post and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Murad’s Summer Travel Essentials


Memorial Day weekend is right around the corner and that marks the official start to the Summer travel season.  I can’t wait for weekend beach trips and camping adventures. One thing I count on when I travel is great products. The last thing you want to do is spend hours in the sun without good products protecting your skin.

Murad has the perfect size travel products that will work for travel by plane to an overnight at the coast. This little kit packs a few travel essentials. Check out below to see my must have summer travel items.


murad summer essentials

With summer almost here, you may be gearing up for some summer travel so we’ve put together a special kit with some skincare essentials for wherever your adventures take you. All of these products are perfect for summer travel—just throw them in your bag and use on-the-go to look and feel refreshed even after a long plane or car ride. Plus, they’re under all 3.4 ounces and ready for TSA inspection in the handy clear plastic case!


murad travel wipes

The Murad clarifying wipes are one of my all time favorites. They are refreshing and leave my skin feeling tingly clean. Its like heaven after a long day playing in the sun while camping. And I love how easy they are to travel with. No water needed just wipe and go.

Clarifying Wipes (1 count – Travel Size) (30 count—Full Size)
Pre-moistened, ultra-soft wipes that can be used for quick touch ups and help keep skin clear by removing dirt, bacteria and excess oil

murad travel hand cream

As I near 40 I am starting to really pay attention to the skin on my hands. I want to protect against future skin damage and reduce the signs of prior sun damage. The Murad Youth Builder Hand Cream is super lightweight and absorbs instantly. It leaves my hands soft and hydrated while exfoliating and reducing the signs of aging.

Youth Builder Body Care Rejuvenating AHA Hand Cream (2.65 FL.OZ.—Full Size) – Lightweight, quick-absorbing hand cream that softens and smoothes dry, dehydrated hands while gently exfoliating to reduce the visible signs of aging

murad travel toner

Ahh is the audible sound my skin releases every time I use the Murad hydrating toner. It instantly perks up and moisturizes my skin. This is a must have for days spent swimming and playing in the sun.

Hydrating Toner (0.5 FL.OZ.—Travel Size) (6.0 FL.OZ.—Full Size) – Refreshes skin by replenishing moisture loss that can occur as a result of traveling

murad moisturizer travel

We all know how drying travel and the summer sun can be to the skin. Grab this great Murad Balancing Moisturizer with SPF 15 to protect against sun damage. I love how light this moisturizer is, perfect for hot summer days but still rich enough to really moisturize my skin.

Balancing Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 15 | PA++ (1.7 FL.OZ.—Full Size) – Lightweight hydration with powerful antioxidant protection that defends against damaging UVA/UVB rays.


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Disclosure: I received a press sample for review. I was not paid for this post and all opinions are my own.

Murad #ShadeAmerica Sun Safety Set

Press Sample: Disclosure a sample of the products in this post were sent for review for this post. I was not paid to write this post and all opinions are my own.


murad sun safety duo

Spring is warming up and summer is just around the corner. With more time outdoors its even more important to make sure our skin if protected. While a little sunburn might not seem like a big deal, as few as five sunburns in your life can dramatically increase your risk for skin cancer.

Not to fear Murad skincare has launched the Shade America Sun Safety Set. Two special products to protect your skin and keep it beautiful all year long. Even better Murad has teamed up with the American Academy of Dermatology with the goal to shade 1 million children over the next 5 years by building shade structures in parks and playgrounds across America. Every purchase of the Shade America Sun Safety Set supports the Shade America initiative.

I have 3 immediate family members who have had skin cancer so this is a cause close to my own heart. And not only protecting my own skin but protecting my kids through learning sun safe habits and keeping them in shaded areas during the most dangerous house of the day.




What is Shade America?
Murad has teamed with the American Academy of Dermatology with the goal to shade 1 million children over the next 5 years by building shade structures in parks and playgrounds across America. By providing shade and sun-safety education programs, Shade America will help protect a new sun-smart generation from sun damage and skin cancer.

What is a shade structure?
Shade structures are permanent installations, similar to canopies, built to create shade in outdoor locations that are not protected from the sun, such as playgrounds, pools or recreation spaces.

Murad Shade America Sun Safety Set
This protect-and-correct Sun Safety Set pairs the bestselling Essential-C Day Broad Spectrum SPF 30 moisturizer with the sun-damage correcting Advanced Active Radiance Serum in an exclusive, full-size cosmetic bag featuring an original painting by Dr. Murad reproduced on fabric and printed on the inside.


murad sun safety kit


The dreaded sun spots have started to show up from sun damage done in my younger sunbathing days and just lots of hours spent in the sun. I adore the Murad Advanced Active Radiance Serum, its so light and refreshing my skin feels fantastic when I apply it.  It not only feels great its starting to lighten the sun spots on my cheeks. I apply every morning after I wash my face and per the instructions let it set for 60 seconds before using my moisturizer. With combination skin this feather light formula is perfect,  hydrates without feeling heavy and leaves my skin feeling and looking radiant.

Advanced Active Radiance Serum (0.5 fl. oz) – With a faster-acting formula, the Advanced Active Radiance Serum boosts skin’s radiance and clarity and reverses visible signs of environmental damage with Resilient-C Complex™, a stable Vitamin C technology that delivers 50 times the collagen-building, skin-brightening power of topical Vitamin C.

Hexapeptide-2, a skin brightening peptide and Indian Fig boost skin clarity and encourage cell renewal to keep skin radiant.
Ectoin and Green Tea Extract jump start the cellular defense system by helping cells resist drastic environmental stresses including UV exposure and chemical aggressors


A must have moisturizer for combo skin. I have breakout problems with quite a few daily moisturizers but the lightweight Essential-C Day Moisture is hydrating without being greasy or heavy. The ultra light formula has a great citrus scent and absorbs quickly leaving my skin hydrated and protected with SPF30.

Essential-C Day Moisture Broad Spectrum SPF 30 | PA +++ (1.7 fl. oz) – This antioxidant-rich broad spectrum sunscreen provides powerful protection against sun damage, prevents free radical damage and improves skin’s appearance and elasticity.

Ectoin, a protective substance produced by organisms called extremophiles that thrive in the harshest conditions on the planet, improves skin’s barrier function by reducing trans-epidermal water loss to preserve deep hydration. Contains MuraSol™ Antioxidant Defense, a proprietary blend of powerful antioxidants that penetrate the skin’s top layers and create a protective barrier of encapsulated free radical neutralizers


Through the sales of this set, Murad will donate $125,000 to the American Academy of Dermatology to build shade structures across America. The Shade America Sun Safety is a great value set for only $68 ($105 value!) and is available on, Ulta and Massage Envy Spas nationwide.