I knew I needed to try it.

We have teamed up with interior, lifestyle and beauty influencer Diana from 204 Park to find out what she thinks of the brand new collection from Murad, White Brilliance.

“As I get older my skin concerns are definitely changing. I’ve gone from worrying only about breakouts and oily skin to also being concerned about the tone and brightness of my skin as well. Years ago I never would have thought I’d worry about ‘dull’ skin but lately, I feel like unless I’m totally on top of my skincare regime, I need a little extra oomph to get some glow back.

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Review by Diana from 204 Park

When I heard that Murad had a new line out specifically targeted at skin brightening I knew I needed to try it. Plus you know it’s going to be good as it’s a huge skincare trend in Korea. I don’t know about you but any time I hear about the next biggest thing in skincare, it’s always ‘big in Korea’. They seem to know what’s up when it comes to skincare! So thankfully Murad has made getting glowing luminous skin attainable and my skin is loving it! Here’s what it’s all about…

Step One: Cleansing Cream

A rich, gentle foaming cleanser that purifies and restores skin, utilizing a nourishing blend of Omega-6 Essential Lipids and Jojoba-derived Esters to enhance moisture retention, imparting skin with a silky, smooth texture.

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Step Two: Luminous Essence

A quick absorbing, lightweight formula featuring an extract of electrolyte-rich Kunai Root to deliver essential hydration deep into the skin. Red Algae and Indian Fig Extracts gently exfoliate, restoring youthful texture and luminosity and priming the skin for optimized penetration of subsequent treatment products.

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Step Three: Porcelain Serum

A powerful, high-potency serum that enhances skin’s translucence, formulated with four brightening technologies that leave the skin with a luminous glow; Porcelain Flower Extract evens and illuminates skin tone, Green Tea Extract helps promote skin’s brightness and firmness, and Hexylresorcinol and Hexapeptide-2 work together to deliver a visibly radiant and translucent complexion.

Step Four: Luminous Shield SPF 50

An ultra-lightweight UV lotion that protects skin’s rosy glow utilizing antioxidant-rich Grape Seed Extract to neutralize environmental aggressors and preserve skin’s brightness while light-diffusing microspheres fill in lines and wrinkles, making them appear less visible upon application

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Because I’m loving this regime so far, I want to offer you the chance to win my favourite products, the Luminous Essence and The Luminous Shield. And with summer around the corner, a little SPF 50 is definitely going to come in handy!

Good luck! XO
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White Brilliance collection review

One of the hottest skincare topics that are trending right now is the Korean skincare regimen.  It is about taking a multi-step approach, sometimes upwards of 10+ steps in a routine and using targeted skincare products instead of multipurpose products. It all boils down to cleansing, exfoliating, treating, intensely moisturizing and applying plenty of SPF during the day.

 

Koreans view the care of skin as something to savor and enjoy and don’t have a ‘sense of urgency’ to hurry and finish quickly. Instead they prefer to stretch out the skin care process and enjoy every step.

 

Part of the White Brilliance collection is the Luminous Essence. An essence formula is highly concentrated with active ingredients, with textures ranging from a water-like lotion to a gel to a more serum-like texture. Essences penetrate deep into the skin to help prepare it for the next step.

Professional Makeup artist, Elodie Rivet will share her experience after using the brand new collection from Murad, White Brilliance.

On trying to follow the Korean beauty routine…

Koreans are known for their beautiful glowing skin and extended beauty routine, unlike us that sometimes believe in a minimalistic approach or a fast approach to get it done. They understand the importance of caring for their complexion and will invest time and money to achieve this. Layering is a huge part of it, but it can be confusing. Layering doesn’t mean that we should be using ten products twice a day. I see it more as using the correct products for your skins needs. Our skin changes and ages with each season and that’s why it is important to understand your skin and which concerns you need to address. Knowing this before you start your routine will make all the difference. I take extra time to observe and ask questions  to my client before I choose what products I should use. Layering is very important and I can use up to 2 different day creams or a serum to address a skin concern.

On how to apply the White Brilliance products…

The White Brilliance line has four easy steps that can be incorporated into your daily skin care routine. Remove all make-up with an oil followed by the Cleansing Cream. This creamy and luxurious cleanser will offer a deep cleanse and the aromas will help you to relax and enjoy the moment, just like in a spa. Apply the Luminous Essence right after on dry skin. It is similar to a serum, but the texture is lighter and it will instantly hydrate your skin. Apply the Porcelain Serum after the essence to enhance the results and brighten your skin to give it a healthy glow. Finally, the last step is the Luminous Shield SPF 50. I love the packaging and think that the tube with a pump is genius. The texture is light and you can apply your make-up right away without having to wait for the cream to fully penetrate into the skin, a time saver.

On how and when do you apply the essence?

When you are doing a photo shoot, you really want your model to have plump, hydrated skin without any dry patches or a dull complexion. Applying the essence before the serum and the moisturizer accomplished this. The product is so light that it is instantly absorbed.

On what is your favourite White Brilliance product to use…

This is a tough question to answer because all the products work in synergy but if I had to choose one, I would select the White Brilliance Luminous SPF 50 as my favorite. It is the first time that I used a SPF50 with such a light formula. When we do a photo shoot and I use a moisturizer with a SPF, it can create a white residue on the photos but this moisturizer didn’t. The photographer was very impressed with this and I can be assured that my model is well protected from the sun during the shoot. The Luminous SPF 50 is a must-have in my opinion.

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New collection developed to illuminate the skin for porcelain-smooth appearance

White Brilliance is a brand new collection of formulas developed to illuminate the skin while evening tone to promote a delicate, porcelain-smooth appearance. Utilizing advanced technologies and ingredients, including precious Porcelain Flower Extract, White Brilliance is made up of four products: Cleansing Cream, Luminous Essence, Porcelain Serum and Luminous Shield SPF 50 | PA++++. In a study evaluating the performance of the White Brilliance collection, 98% of Asian women agreed their skin looked luminous* and 95% of Asian women agreed their skin was smooth and soft* after using the regimen.

Each product in the White Brilliance collection is infused with precious Porcelain Flower Extract, a delicate, iridescent blossom native to Asia known for its high content of natural antioxidants and anti-inflammatories. Named for its resemblance to fine porcelain, this elegant bloom’s pure white color and crystalline texture reflects light for a luminescent finish. With a rich source of phytonutrients, like anti-inflammatory phytosterols, terpenes, flavonoid antioxidants and Essential Fatty Acids, Porcelain Flower Extract is packed with moisturizing, reparative and purifying benefits. With long history of use in traditional eastern medicine, Porcelain Flower has been used to restore clarity and tone to the skin for an illuminated and translucent complexion.

ingredients

Designed for normal to dry skin but safe for sensitive skin, the White Brilliance collection is also dermatologist developed, scientifically advanced and features potent ingredients that enhance skin’s translucence for a luminous and glowing complexion.

  • Cleansing Cream: a rich, gently foaming cleanser that purifies and restores skin, utilizing a nourishing blend of Omega-6 Essential Lipids and Jojoba-derived Esters to enhance moisture retention, imparting skin with a silky, smooth texture
  • Luminous Essence: a quick-absorbing, lightweight formula featuring an extract of electrolyte-rich Kunai Root to deliver essential hydration deep into the skin. Red Algae and Indian Fig Extracts gently exfoliate, restoring youthful texture and luminosity and priming the skin for optimized penetration of subsequent treatment products.
  • Porcelain Serum: a powerful, high-potency serum that enhances skin’s translucence, formulated with four brightening technologies that leave the skin with a luminous glow; Porcelain Flower Extract evens and illuminates skin tone, Green Tea Extract helps promote skin’s brightness and firmness, and Hexylresorcinol and Hexapeptide-2 work together to deliver a visibly radiant and translucent complexion; in a consumer study, 86% of women reported their skin looked translucent** after using Porcelain Serum as a part of the White Brilliance regimen
  • Luminous Shield SPF 50 | PA++++: an ultra-lightweight UV lotion that protects skin’s rosy glow utilizing antioxidant-rich Grape Seed Extract to neutralize environmental aggressors and preserve skin’s brightness while light-diffusing microspheres fill in lines and wrinkles, making them to appear less visible upon application


Doctor Murad

“Our customer base is looking for an efficacious, high-performance lightening regimen but want something more than just a single-focus quick fix,” said Jeff Murad, Vice President of New Product Development. “Our customers keep coming back to Murad because they know that our formulas truly work to illuminate the skin’s appearance, but also promote holistic skin health, with well-rounded ingredient blends to nourish the complexion for a smooth, supple glow.”


“I found in my studies that many of my customers and patients felt a transparent, luminous complexion was an aspirational beauty ideal they wanted to achieve,” said Howard Murad, M.D, FAAD, founder of Murad, LLC and Inclusive Health®. “I formulated White Brilliance to fulfill that desire for a porcelain-like appearance while also providing a foundation of healthy skin. I always encourage my patients to find the beauty that resides in their intrinsic happiness through their emotional well-being and stress management, then seek high-performance topical solutions to provide a canvas of beautiful skin.”

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