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You must try Murad’s Skin Perfecting Primer, named “Best Bronzer” by SELF Magazine!

Hybrids® Skin Perfecting Primer has quickly landed on my must-have list. I pretty much ONLY use Murad products on my face, whether it’s face wash or lotion – I’m SOLD. When I heard they were launching a new line of products that not only help my skin – but also can be used as makeup – I was in heaven! I’ve had a couple weeks to try these new products, and they ARE as amazing as you would expect from Murad. Simply PERFECTION.

BB creams come in a variety of different formulations and qualities mainly perceived as being anti-inflammatory and having a soothing effect.  The big draw with BB Creams is that they’re all-in-one products typically featuring moisturizer, primer, foundation, and sunblock.

So how do Murad Hybrids combine skin care and makeup into one? To give you flawless skin with lightweight coverage, Murad Hybrids Skin Perfecting Primer comes in either a matte makeup finish or dewy makeup finish and can be applied either underneath makeup or in place of it, evening skin tone and minimizing pores while delivering skin-nourishing ingredients. The line also includes two additional primers with added benefits. Hybrids Skin Perfecting Primer Acne and Shine Control conceals flaws while controlling acne breakouts and shine, and Hybrids Absolute Bronzing Boost SPF 15 | PA creates a golden glow while protecting and firming skin.

Hybrids® Skin Perfecting Primer Dewy Finish

Why you need it:

Oil-free primer ignites a radiant glow, powered by light-enhancing minerals
Primary Benefits:

  • Restore smoothness while a universal shade provides the perfect skin tone match
  • Minimize the appearance of pores

GO HERE for more information – or to pick some up!

Dr. Murad’s Tips for Preventing Acne from the Inside Out.

Dr. Murad Shares Tips for Preventing Acne from the Inside-Out
According to Howard Murad, MD, FAAD, “Healthy skin is a reflection of overall wellness.” When the body is at optimal health, the skin will follow suit. Through a three-pillar approach, Dr. Murad’s Inclusive Health philosophy focuses on internal, external and emotional elements. For an acne-free complexion, Dr. Murad recommends looking at skincare as full body care.

Eat Your Water
When you eat your water through raw fruits and vegetables – Goji berries and pomegranates are particularly good – you not only hydrate your cells, you also feed your complexion with antioxidants and anti-inflammatories.

Dr. Murad’s advice: “Consuming greasy foods or chocolate will not cause acne, but overall proper nutrition is important for healthy skin. Eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables rich in Vitamin A to help normalize the production of dead skin cells, a key factor in acne breakouts.”

Consume Healthy Oils
Many people who suffer from acne, try to avoid grease at all costs. But, the skin needs healthy oils. Foods such as eggs, salmon, black cod, and walnuts contain healthy oils that keep the complexion well-nourished and prevent the skin from drying out and breaking out. Many people with acne think that drying out their skin is the best way to prevent oil overproduction. But that’s a myth. Oily skin needs moisture – just the right kind. When you dry out your skin it actually creates and overproduction of oil, making acne worse.

Dr. Murad’s advice: “Increase your intake of these foods during colder months as a preventative measure to avoid dry, unbalanced skin that’s often associated with seasonal changes and can lead to breakouts.”

Carefully Select Topical Products
Teenage acne is most often caused by overly active sebaceous (oil) glands triggered by androgen hormones. Young adults should choose treatment products that are free of pore clogging oils. Look for moisturizers that provide oil-free hydration and contain ingredients like Queen of Meadow and Algae Extract to clear pores and reduce sensitivity.

Dr. Murad’s advice: “Teens should read labels and select products that contain botanical extracts and essential oils, such as Lemon Peel Oil, Lime Oil, Tangerine Oil, and Apricot Kernel Oil. These provide excellent antioxidant benefits which help protect the skin from environmental damage but do not clog pores and cause additional breakouts.”

Practice Conscientious Hygiene
Many people put thought into selecting the best cleanser, moisturizer and treatments for their face but forget about other products that constantly touch the skin.

Dr. Murad’s advice: “Frequently change your pillowcases and towels, replace makeup sponges and sterilize powder brushes to prevent bacteria from flourishing.”

Get Plenty of Rest
Eight hours of sleep a night is the best medicine for skin. When you are sleeping, the skin goes into a much- needed repair cycle.

Dr. Murad’s advice: “’The concept of beauty sleep’ is real. At night, your body refreshes cells, restores skin elasticity, and even helps you maintain an ideal weight.”

Exercise Regularly
Creating a regular exercise routine is as good for the complexion as it is for the rest of the body. Sweating is a great way to flush out toxins trapped in the skin and the movement helps bring oxygen to the top layers of your skin.

Dr. Murad’s advice: “Exercising regularly nourishes the skin with oxygen, fresh blood and nutrients and improves the body’s endocrine function, leaving the skin looking and feeling better.”

Engage In a Strong Emotional Health Routine
Both teenage and adult acne are often caused and exacerbated by Cultural Stress (generated by a fast-paced, hectic lifestyle), diet and genetics. These factors contribute to the nervous and endocrine systems becoming over-stimulated, increasing the prevalence of acne symptoms. Additionally, hormone fluctuations lead to increased acne breakouts, as experienced during the teen years or for women who are pre, post and menopausal. Stress is a major cause of acne, which is why it’s so important to maintain a healthy connection to yourself, your loved ones and your friends.

Dr. Murad’s advice: “Surround yourself with a positive social environment and tune out negativity. These efforts will nurture the psyche and in turn, affect your skin’s outward appearance.”

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Murad Introduces MuraSol Antioxidant Defense Technology for Sunscreens

The dog days of summer are just around the corner, the beach is calling your name and getting bikini ready is top of mind. Just in time for the heat waves to hit across the nation this June, Murad is launching MuraSol™ Antioxidant Defense, an advanced suncare technology that will be rolled into all Murad products containing SPF protection.

What is MuraSol Antioxidant Defense Technology?
MuraSol is a blend of powerful antioxidants featuring a unique encapsulation technology that penetrates the skin’s top layers to create a protective barrier of free radical neutralizers, providing a whole new level of environmental protection. These neutralizers release slowly over time, helping protect skin from free radical damage and creating long sustaining defense against harmful UV rays.

By providing skin with protection against both broad spectrum UV rays and free-radicals, Murad sunscreen products featuring new MuraSol technology offer a complete system to defend skin from the signs of environmental aging and help preserve a glowing, youthful complexion.

A great sunscreen, it doesn’t run or irritate my eyes. I love the matte finish.

· Murad Oil-Free Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30 | PA +++ (1.7 FL OZ, $31) prevents signs of premature aging caused by environmental exposure by delivering high SPF protection and providing intense hydration with an oil-free matte finish. This lightweight, easily absorbed formula protects and restores the appearance of healthy skin.

A great water resistant sunscreen that protects my fair skin and never runs. I am very active in the summer and have a hard time finding good sun protection that wont run into my eyes when I am biking or hiking. I love the Murad line it stays put and really protects my fair skin from the sun.

· Murad Water Resistant Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30 | PA +++ (4.3 FL OZ, $30) is a long-lasting, high SPF water resistant formula that protects skin with three active sunscreens. Pomegranate Extract enhances sun protection and prevents free radical damage. The patented Skin Repair System protects skin elasticity to maintain firmness while broad spectrum sunscreen delivers maximum UVA/UVB protection for active lifestyles.

Love, love, love this product. The tint is the perfect shade to even out my skin tone and save me having to use makeup. Its a great everyday product protects my skin and the oil free formula never clogs my pores.

Murad Oil-Free Sunblock Sheer Tint SPF 15 (1.7 Fl OZ, $26) Shields skin and creates a smooth, even complexion. Protects from sun and free radical damage and balances skin tone with a light, natural tint.

Murad Oil-Free Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30 | PA +++ and Murad Water Resistant Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30 | PA +++ will be available on, Murad Inclusive Health Spa®, salons and spas June 2012 and at Sephora and Ulta July 2012.

MuraSol Antioxidant Defense will be introduced into all other Murad sunscreen products by August 2012.

Murad Makes Father’s Day Gifts A Cinch!

Let’s face it, most guys don’t spend much time thinking about their skincare regimen. Well, it’s time to ditch the bar of soap and start grooming like a real man. With the Murad Man collection, Murad’s first line created specifically to address male skincare concerns, it’s never been easier to look as dapper as ever and just in time for Father’s Day!

The Murad Man collection consists of three products that create an easy-to-use regimen to improve the health of skin and provide protection against everyday environmental assaults (hey – guys get wrinkles too!). Murad Man is perfect for the guy who wants to maximize his grooming routine as well as providing a quick, easy and effective solution to redness, razor bumps, ingrown hairs and shaving related irritation.

The Murad Man line includes:

· Cleansing Shave: This patented antioxidant-rich cleansing formula features Murad’s exclusive Beard Softening Complex® and Mushroom Enzyme exfoliants to uncover stubborn facial hairs and prepare skin for shaving. This two-in-one formula creates a rich lather that is ideal for shaving or cleaning skin.

· Razor Burn Rescue: This patented formula fights razor burn, shaving irritation, razor bumps and ingrown hairs by infusing skin with a unique blend of healing antioxidants and redness reducing anti-inflammatories.

· Face Defense SPF 15|PA++: Face Defense SPF 15 is a lightweight formula that infuses skin with shine-free moisture while broad spectrum sunscreens and antioxidants shield against UVA/UVB damage

You can purchase the Murad Man line and other great Murad products at