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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

Murad Advanced Active Radiance Serum

A little over a month ago I started using the Murad Advanced Active Radiance Serum and the difference in my skin is remarkable. With very fair sensitive skin I have issues with redness and a few sun spots. Within the first two weeks my sun spot was barely visible but the most notable difference was the clarity of my skin.

My whole face even the trouble spots on my cheeks and chin were smoother and clearer and my skin has a renewed brightness to it. I love that the serum absorbs really quickly and that it protects my skin as it fixes it. You really only need a drop to cover your face its spreads so easily so though it’s not cheap you get a lot of product for your money and the most important thing is, it really works!

Murad Advanced Active Radiance Serum $89

Why you need it:
Renews skin for a smoother, more youthful complexion.

Primary benefits:
Improves brightness, clarity and radiance by 60% in less than one week*.

Advanced Active Radiance® Serum
Faster-acting formula with double the brighteners boosts radiance and reverses visible signs of environmental damage. Preserve clarity and defend against future damage for lasting youthful radiance.

Additional features and ingredients:
• Resilient-C Complex™ delivers highly stable Vitamin C – 50 times the potency of prior generations – to improve skin radiance, help enhance collagen production and protect against free radical damage.
• Hexapeptide-2 and Indian Fig boost skin clarity and encourage cell renewal while helping to prevent future pigment formation.
• Ectoin and Green Tea Extract jump start the cellular defense system by helping cells resist drastic environmental stresses including UV exposure and chemical aggressors.

Awards / Press:
•Good Housekeeping Seal

Dr. Murad Hosts PBS Special


I love Murad products, they live up to the promise on the label which can be rare in skincare. Can’t wait to check out his new special!

Forget what you think you know about aging!

Howard Murad, M.D., FAAD, an international authority on health and wellness, questions the inevitability of aging in A Younger You. Dr. Murad explores the connection between overall cellular health and aging and explains why it may be possible to slow down and even reverse many aspects of the aging process.

In A Younger You, Dr. Murad reveals the fruits of decades of research establishing that good health and a youthful appearance are linked to our cells’ ability to hold the water needed to function at their peak.

Join Dr. Murad as he guides you on a journey to A Younger You. You can check out show times here:

Howard Murad, M.D., FAAD
A board-certified dermatologist, trained pharmacist, Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCLA and best-selling author of four books including The Water Secret, Dr. Murad founded Murad, Inc. in 1989 to share his Inclusive Health® approach to living, his youth-building philosophies and his health-focused high-performance skincare formulas. Dr. Murad holds 19 patents for advances in the science of skin health.

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