Are you looking to reverse the signs of aging? Reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation and sun spots? Then Murad’s Environmental Shield line is for you! Created by Dr. Murad, a board-certified dermatologist and trained pharmacist, who has been named an “Industry Visionary” and a “Beauty Genius”. Pretty darn impressive if you ask me! As one of the worlds premier clinical skincare brands, my expectation were EXTREMELY high while going through my review process.
I was sent three product to review, a cleanser, serum and day cream. All which are a part of the environment shield line. A line that claims to “Free skin of dullness, fight dark spots and wrinkles and rediscover a younger-looking complexion while protecting skin from future environmental damage. A clinically proven, environmental aging combination protects and repairs skin with a remarkable new Vitamin C technology. Improves brightness, clarity and radiance by 60% in less than 1 week and Prevents free redical damage and maintains optimal hydration while blocking UVA/UVB rays.”
Murad Essential-C Cleanser
A blend of Mandarin Orange, Basil and Grapefruit gives this face wash a refreshing citrus smell. I absolutely love washing my face in the morning with this cleanser. It really does make me feel more awake! It was not drying at all and left my face feeling and looking clean. It removed makeup effortlessly and did not irritate my sensitive, acne prone skin.
A super light weight serum that is meant to treat and repair. While I want the best skincare I can get, sometimes using a serum and moisturizer tends to be too moisturizing for my oily skin. However, this serum soaks into the skin leaving no trace behind so I love it!! It also proves that this serum is getting deep into your skin to provide optimal results. I definitely noticed my skin was much firmer each time I applied.
“Murad Advanced Active Radiance Serum delivers 50 times the free radical neutralizing power of prior generations! Maximizes collagen production and skin brightening while providing all-day free radical protection.”
A thin formula that left my skin feeling very soft and hydrated. Loaded with antioxidants and SPF 30 which is necessary for year round protection. It is non greasy and did not leave a white cast on my face as some product do when sun protection is added. My skin is definitely more radiant when using this moisturiser. It is rare for me to find a day cream with SPF that I like as most of them I find to be far too heavy and ‘sit’ on my face rather than being absorbed, but this one has none of those poor qualities, I truly love this moisturizer!
“Increased Vitamin C power and SPF in Essential-C Day Moisture SPF 30 provide powerful protection against environmental damage. Next generation Vitamin C and the patented Skin Repair System improve radiance, firmness and elasticity.”
I used this combination of skincare for approximately 4 weeks, and the results were phenomenal! My skin is noticeably firmer and more radiant. I do suffer from dark spots (post acne breakouts) and they were visibly reduced, and some have completely disappeared! I don’t think I have ever enjoyed a skincare line as much as this one. Each product seemed to have been crafted specifically for my skin. I highly recommend these products and will certainly be trying out other lines in the Murad collection in the near future!