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Murad’s Essential-C Cleanser is refreshing!


To go along with my newly-purchased moisturizer (below) I also picked up Murad’s Essential-C Cleanser! I love this stuff. It is so invigorating, so refreshing! The soft, gentle cleanser has these little beads of citrus that just wake your skin up!

Patented antioxidant-rich cleanser using Vitamins A, C and E neutralize and rehydrate environmentally damaged skin by removing impurities and awakening the senses with a burst of citrus.

Antioxidant Vitamins A, C and E neutralize free radicals and other environmental aggressors while Phospholipids bind moisture to the skin. Essential-C Cleanser establishes a well-hydrated foundation for application of a treatment product.

Massage a small amount over dampened face and neck. Rinse with warm water and pat dry. For optimal results, follow with Essential-C Toner and Essential-C Daily Renewal Complex during the day.

Like all of their products, a little goes a long way…. so $36 ain’t bad if you ask me!


Review: Murad’s Essential-C Day Moisture SPF 30


I’ve loved Murad’s products for as long as I can remember. I’ve used many of them – each with different benefits. After I ran out of my moisturizer last week, I headed to Ulta to find something new. I settled on Murad’s Essential-C Day Moisturizer, which is supposed to help clear up my sun-spots while moisturizing!

Shield and restore environmentally stressed skin with next generation Vitamin C and Murad’s patented Skin Repair System to improve radiance, firmness and elasticity while protecting skin from sun and free radical damage. Protects and strengthens skin against environmental aging.


  • Blocks UVA/UVB rays to prevent sun and free radical damage.
  • Improves skin’s barrier function to maintain optimal hydration
  • Powerful antioxidant-rich sunscreen shields and restores environmentally stressed skin.
  • Next generation Vitamin C and the patented Skin Repair System improve firmness and elasticity.

One of the main things I love about this moisturizer is it takes very little to cover your face and neck, PLUS it absorbs quickly!  It leaves your skin feeling refreshed and healthy!

Not bad, right??


New from Murad! Transforming Dual-Action Cleanser & Exfoliator and Murad Skin Smoothing Polish

murad transforming powder cleanser

I have never used a water activated  powder  cleanser before, but it is very cool! The wash has a tiny exfoliating beads that not only clean but clear away dirt and dead skin cells. This cleanser gives acne the boot with the added benefit of salicylic acid.

murad transorming powder swatch

Any time the season changes my skin gets a bit wild and I have been using this cleanser and even with the crazy temp jumps from humid and 80 to rainy and 50 my skin has stayed clear and smooth. If you have combo skin or are prone to breakouts you will love this cleanser. It leaves my skin smooth and clean without every drying it out. Another gem from Murad.

Murad Transforming Powder Dual-Action Cleanser & Exfoliator $30.00

Why you need it:
Effectively cleanses and exfoliates without over-scrubbing skin to promote smooth, blemish-free skin

Primary Benefits:
Dual-action cleanser and exfoliator, with bio-enzymes and dissolving beads, sweeps away surface oil, dirt and dead skin cells while keeping pores clear for smooth, blemish-free skin.

Transforming Powder Dual-Action Cleanser & Exfoliator
Unique, water-activated powder transforms to effectively cleanse and exfoliate without over-scrubbing. Exfoliating bio-enzymes digest surface oil, dirt and dead skin cells while dissolving beads smooth and soften skin. Salicylic Acid and Pumpkin Seed Extract help keep pores clear for smooth, blemish-free skin.

Additional features and ingredients:
•Exfoliating bio-enzymes digest surface oil, dirt and dead skin cells
•Dissolving beads smooth and soften skin
•Salicylic Acid and Pumpkin Seed Extract help keep pores clear


murad skin smoothing polish

Now if your skin like mine can get very naughty you might want to add the Murad Skin Smoothing Polish to your anti acne arsenal. This polish is meant to be used once or twice a week as a deep cleansing exfoliator. The polish is made up of tiny jojoba beads that unclog pores and clear away dirt and dead skin. I love how clean my face feels while the beads are still gentle enough to not irritate my skin. This magic potion also contains witch hazel and cinnamon to tighten pores and get rid of excess oil.

murad skin smoothing polish swatch


But wait there’s more… Pomgranate seed extract works to prevent free-radical damage while starflower and sunflower seed oils will help your skin retain moisture and stay smooth as a baby’s tuckus. I started with one use per week and just bumped up to twice weekly. I love how great my skin feels and looks and I need so little product one tube will last a long time.

Murad Skin Smoothing Polish $30.00

Why you need it:
Removes dry, dull skin to clear pores while leaving skin soft and smooth

Primary benefits:
Removes impurities without stripping moisture, revealing a vibrant complexion

Skin Smoothing Polish
Rich creamy polishing scrub removes embedded impurities, without stripping skin of natural moisture, revealing a more vibrant complexion.

About Murad Skin Smoothing Polish
Murad Skin Smoothing Polish is a face cleanser and treatment to clear blackheads and clogged pores. This powerful exfoliating scrub removes embedded impurities, without stripping skin of natural moisture, revealing a more vibrant complexion.


You can learn more about Murad products and purchase online at


Disclosure: I was sent complimentary samples for potential review. We were not compensated for this post and all thoughts and opinions are mine alone.


Murad Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum


I have a few age spots that drive me nuts but the worst is the one on my nose. By the end of summer even with constant sunblock it was really dark. I was interested to see how well the Murad Rapid Age Spot Correcting Serum would work to reduce its appearance.

In the picture below on the top you can see before I started using the product. My age spot is much darker then the photo shoes but the age spot on my nose is quite noticeable even with makeup. I took the bottom picture 2 weeks after I had started using the Rapid Age Spot serum and as you can see my age spot is barely noticeable. Both photos are without any makeup or concealer I am so happy with the results!

I have also started to notice more freckles on my chest and the back of my hands so I started using a bit of the serum there as well and it works! If you are looking for a age spot treatment and don’t want to wait to see the results this is the serum for you.


MURAD Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum $60

What it is:
A fast-acting dark spot treatment serum to help fade and prevent dark spots, age spots, and freckles.

What it is formulated to do:
Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of sun spots and age spots. Hydroquinone fades existing dark spots, age spots, and freckles while hexapeptide-2, an advanced skin-lightening peptide, prevents future damage by helping stop pigment formation. Glycolic acid exfoliates to remove dead skin cells, encouraging active ingredients to penetrate more quickly for fast-acting results. Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum is recommended as the step two treatment in any Murad Environmental Shield® regimen, and targets dark spots and skin discoloration as part of Dr. Murad’s Inclusive Health® system of care.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:

– Parabens
– Phthalates

What else you need to know:
RepleniCell™, Murad’s patent-pending, proprietary technology, helps skin act younger in three ways: it helps skin attract water; it binds water to the skin; and it helps skin retain water. This product is dermatologist developed, scientifically proven, and is not tested on animals.

Research results:
– 88% of study participants saw a more even skintone in 2 weeks

Murad Rapid Age Spot Serum is available to purchase in Sephora stores and online at


Disclosure: A complimentary sample was sent to me for review. I was not paid to write this post and all opinions are 100% my own