Junelle’s Murad Skincare essentials

I’m sure a lot of you can relate, I’ve had acne since I was a kid and up until now, I still have to deal with it. And to be honest, I think adult acne is something that is harder to heal and to take care of. Which is why I always watch what I use on my face. I don’t usually change my skin care routine since my skin is really sensitive to some products. I’ve tried a sample of Murad a few years back from Sephora, and I really loved it. However, I didn’t have the courage to try the full size product. Murad Canada was kind enough to send some products for me to try. I think it’s a sign to change my skincare routine a little bit. Since my usual cleanser doesn’t seem to work on me anymore.

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Review by Junelle from Everything About Her

After trying these products for a few days, it quickly became part of my routine. So now, it’s my current go-to skincare essentials. I love how the products are numbered 1: Cleanse 2: Treat 3: Hydrate. So you know which one to use first.

Daily Cleansing Foam – I was amazed the first time I tried this product. It claimed that it evens oily and dry zones. And you won’t believe that it actually does. It mattifies my skin in a way that it’s not drying, I’m really impressed. With those previous cleansers I’ve used, I usually have to use makeup remover before the cleanser, just to make sure that my face is completely clean. But for this cleanser, it removes dirt and makeup without having to use makeup remover. Who wouldn’t love that?

Oil Control Mattifier with SPF 15 – Where can you find an oil control with an SPF. Often times products with SPF are usually oily. The higher the SPF is, the oilier your skin gets. This is a godsend product for oily skin people like me. Since my skin tends to be super oily, usually at the end of the day, my makeup has slid off my face. Though, I have to warn you, this product has a thick consistency, which makes it hard to put on all over your face. Which is why I use it on top of my moisturizer and it definitely helps my makeup to stay throughout the day. I wouldn’t recommend it for people with dry skin, though, since it will make your skin even more dry.

Rapid Collagen Infusion for Lips – Now that the temperature is dropping, my lips are becoming more cracked and really dry. Especially when I use lipstick. It definitely is not a good sight. It claims to instantly smooth and soften the lips and the entire lip area. And it also claims to give a your lips a fuller and plumper look. So I was really excited to try this, and hoping in the back of my mind that it actually works. Having said that, after trying it for the first time, I actually saw the difference in appearance. Although it didn’t measure up to its claims of a fuller and plumper look, it sure made my lips smoother and softer. But you can feel a tingling effect after you put it on. So if you’re someone who can’t stand any tingling effect, I advise you to stay away from this product.

Eye Lift Firming Treatment – Now that finals are coming up, it means it’s time for sleepless nights. I don’t really have visible wrinkles underneath my eyes. But I sure do have crazy puffy eyebags. I can’t really say if it works to lessen the appearance of wrinkles, but I can definitely say it helps for tired and puffy bags. You’ll see a difference on the first try, you’ll feel your bags tightening, and you can see that your undereye is more hydrated and soft. It comes with cloth pads to put on top of the product underneath your eyes. I have to warn you though, it also has a slight tingling effect when using this product.

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Bridal Beauty – top picks to prep your skin on the big day.

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We know you want to look flawless on your big day! Having great skin is just as important as wearing the perfect bridal gown, so start your pre-wedding skincare countdown now. Our Murad skincare experts put together this helpful six-month timeline to follow for glowing, gorgeous skin on your big day.

Pre-Wedding Skincare Countdown: A few tips for a beautiful skin

 6 months to go
  •  Take daily dietary supplements to give your body the building blocks it needs to help every cell in every system.
  • Now that you’re engaged, everyone will be paying extra attention to your hands! Rejuvenate them with a monthly manicure and moisturize daily (We recommend our Youth Builder Rejuvenating AHA Hand Cream) to keep them looking and feeling soft and lovely.
3 months to go
  •  Stick to your workouts to reduce skin-damaging stress and wedding-planning anxiety.
  • Commit to a monthly facial routine to keep your complexion healthy and rejuvenated.
1 month to go
  •  Keep your skin smooth and glowing by exfoliating 1-2 times a week (We recommend trying our Skin Smoothing Polish).
  • Get your last facial 2-3 weeks before your big day to allow redness from extractions to resolve.
Week of the wedding
  •  Get a stress-relieving massage.
  • Keep your diet heavy on fruits and veggies and light on salty, processed foods, which can make your eyes look puffy and your body feel bloated. We suggest you read a bit more about the science behind eating fruits and veggies with Dr. Murad’s “Eat Your Water” research.
The Big Day

Remember that it’s likely something won’t go as planned or turn out the way you imagined it, but don’t let that ruin your day. As Dr. Murad says, “When you learn to be imperfect, your life will be more perfect.”

 

Here are top picks to prep your skin on the big day.

eye-lift-firm Say “Eye Do”

While the early-morning beauty prep gets underway, start with this professional-strength eye treatment. Its exclusive surface-filling and firming technologies work beneath the eye pads to instantly lift, firm and visibly reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

hydrating-toner Happily Ever Hydrated

Spray a few spritzes of this refreshing toner to rehydrate skin and restore pH balance. The fresh peach scent also helps set the relaxing, pampering mood for the makeup and hair prep to come.

oil-control-mattifier Joined in Matte-rimony

Save yourself from a makeup meltdown during any outdoor photo shoots by applying this mattifying moisturizer with SPF 15. It helps control oil for up to 8 hours so you’ll stay picture-perfect all throughout your wedding day.

eye-cream 3-Tiered Treat

Between battling the never-ending to-do lists, last-minute crises and wedding jitters, getting a full night’s sleep might slip down the priority list. Keep under-eye creasing and puffiness at bay with this multi-active eye cream that firms, brightens and hydrates.

invisiblur Toast to a Flawless Future

Before you apply foundation, finish with this breakthrough product to treat, blur and protect. Its silky smooth formula blurs lines and imperfections, conceals pores, and primes skin, so you’ll look flawless in all your wedding photos.

We wish all the brides-to-be out there a joyful, stress-free, beautiful wedding day; one filled with moments you will cherish forever!

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#TakeBack10 minutes of your day by multitasking while treating your eyes

The first formula to launch in this professional-strength collection, Eye Lift Firming Treatment™, is one of Dr. Murad’s most sought after anti-aging treatments and features highly efficacious concentrations of Hyaluronic Acid. This treatment infuses the delicate eye area with an exclusive, proprietary surface-filling and firming technology that instantly lifts, firms and tightens and visibly reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

Watch our video tutorial to learn how Eye Lift Firming Treatment works as well as how to use it.

#TakeBack10 minutes of your day by multitasking while treating your eyes to Eye Lift Firming Treatment. Share how you #TakeBack10 with the hashtag. Tell us about it @MuradCanada

Eye Lift Firming Treatment
Eye Lift Firming Treatment

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