The Best Murad Moisturizers For Your Skin Type

Do you moisturize your skin every day? If you don’t, you should. Moisturizing your face will help you to look and feel younger, you will have softer, more elastic skin, and it will keep your skin hydrated for longer. Moisturize daily sounds easy enough but you need to make sure that you are using the right moisturizer. Just like there are different moisturizers for different skin types (dry, oily and combination), the same goes for SPF products. This guide should help you select the right moisturizer.

Dry Skin

Age-Balancing Moisture Broad Spectrum SPF 30 is a daily moisturiser that significantly improves hydration, protects skin’s elasticity to reverse the visible signs of ageing while providing broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection. This formula utilizes specialized proteins from the Resurrection Plant—a highly-resilient species of desert plant which is known to survive severe dehydration and thrive in very harsh conditions — to deeply nourish, protect and restore moisture to dry, advanced ageing skin.

Dry Skin

The Perfecting Day Cream Broad Spectrum SPF30 | PA+++ provides essential hydration and broad spectrum sun protection to dry skin. Moisturizers restore suppleness and ease lines while powerful antioxidants boost protection against free radical damage.

Essential C Day Moisture SPF 30
Essential C Day Moisture SPF 30

Sun-Damaged Skin

Essential C Day Moisture SPF 30 | PA+++ – This antioxidant-rich moisturizer shields and revitalizes environmentally damaged skin

Anti-Aging Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 | PA+++

Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15 | PA++
Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15 | PA++

Oily, Blemish-Prone Skin

Anti-Aging Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 | PA+++ – This ultra-light moisturizer hydrates without causing blemishes while defending against signs of aging.

Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15 | PA++ – Our oil mattifier is a shine-reducing moisturizer that creates an immediate matte surface and controls oil for up to 8 hours. Oil-Control Complex® helps regulate oil production while preserving moisture to provide a long-lasting matte finish.

White Brilliance Luminous Shield SPF 50 | PA++++
White Brilliance Luminous Shield SPF 50 | PA++++

Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 30 | PA+++
Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 30 | PA+++

All Skin Types

Luminous Shield SPF 50 | PA++++ – This ultra-lightweight UV lotion provides powerful sun protection to help preserve skin’s rosy glow and give skin a porcelain smooth finish.

Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 30 | PA+++ – This breakthrough, invisible skin-perfecting shield instantly blurs imperfections and treats signs of aging.

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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.

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.



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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Create a matte makeup look that lasts

Create a matte makeup look that lasts with the ultimate oil-control duo.


Oil breaks down makeup, so prep skin with InstaMatte™ Oil-Control Mask for a fresh, matte canvas

Pro Tip: Mask can also be used as a daily cleanser.

Press and pat Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15 | PA into skin to help control oil for up to 8 hours.

Apply matte foundation, blending from the center of your face outward.

Sculpt your face with matte bronzer to give your look dimension. Apply blush to cheeks for a pop of colour.

Pro Tip: For a natural flush of colour, use your bare lip colour as a guideline for selecting the perfect blush shade.

Apply peachy eye shadow all over eyelids and warm bronze eye shadow to the outer corners and creases for an understated, classic look.

Pro Tip: Use your matte bronzer and blush as the lid and crease colours.

Apply peachy-nude matte lipstick to lips to complete the look.

Pro Tip: For a long-lasting matte lip, line and fill in lips with lip liner. This also adds structure for a more polished look

InstaMatte Oil-Control Mask is an ideal treatment prior to makeup application for oily and acne-prone skin types to create a shine-free canvas for a flawless finish. This non-drying formula imparts a subtle yet refreshing grapefruit scent and helps to keep makeup in place all day for a fresh, matte complexion.

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3 Minute Mask Instantly Takes Skin From Oily To Matte

InstaMatte Oil-Control Mask is a deep-cleansing three-minute mask designed to help instantly control oil for a long-lasting matte complexion. In a clinical study, InstaMatte Oil-Control Mask was found to reduce 93% of excess oil after just one use* and 97% of users agreed after 3 days that the mask provided long-lasting oil control and shine*. This versatile dual-purpose formula can also be used as a cleanser for daily oil-control. InstaMatte Oil-Control Mask is recommended as part of a regimen targeted to oily and acne-prone skin and is best paired with Murad’s best-selling Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15 | PA++, a non-comedogenic daily moisturizer that reduces shine and controls oil for up to 8 hours*, helping to alleviate acneic breakouts.

InstaMatte Oil-Control Mask utilizes a Zinc Polymer Network, a unique technology that sustains rinse-off to control oil and provide a long-lasting matte finish. Additionally, this Zinc Polymer Network maintains healthy levels of hydration to prevent dryness commonly associated with oil-control products.

InstaMatte Oil-Control Mask is an ideal treatment prior to makeup application for oily and acne-prone skin types to create a shine-free canvas for a flawless finish. This non-drying formula imparts a subtle yet refreshing grapefruit scent and helps to keep makeup in place all day for a fresh, matte complexion.

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Skincare and Shaving: Pro Tips for Men

Men’s skincare is totally different than women’s skincare. The daily need to combat razor burn and ingrown hairs from shaving requires a specific regimen. Our Murad Man products keep things simple. Follow these four easy steps to achieve the perfect shave:

  1. Use a pre-shave exfoliator.
  2. Apply Cleansing Shave, a cleanser/shaving cream.
  3. Apply Razor Burn Rescue®, a post-shave razor burn treatment.

Our team put together this helpful infographic to explain the benefits. Pin it to your Pinterest account to save for future reference!


This daily regimen is a soothing and effective combination suitable for all skin types. It will ensure that your next shave is nice and smooth! Check out our Murad Man skincare products for healthy, bump-free skin.

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Blemish Control Travel Set Review

When the Murad Blemish Control Travel Set showed up at my door a few weeks ago, I literally could not wait to start testing it. I’ve only tried a few products from Murad, but I’ve loved them all. This set has a particular appeal due to it being travel friendly, especially as I always struggle with what products to bring with me on holiday.

Review by Natalie from Ivory Avenue

The set contains three products from Murad that aim to quickly eliminate breakouts and comes in a handy polka dot bag. I’m not crazy about the bag (who chose those colours?!) but there’s no denying that it’s useful.

All three products have a great track record for clearing skin, so the three together is pretty much a magic treatment. As this is a three step system, I’m going to walk through each product individually.

First, there’s the Clarifying Cleanser, which eliminates 99.9% of surface bacteria in 60 seconds. Thanks to it’s effectiveness, it helps clear blemishes and prevent new breakouts. I’ve noticed a great improvement in my skin since using it. The change was noticeable within a few days which is huge. Unlike most acne products, it doesn’t dry my skin out which is really great.

Next, there’s the Acne Clearing Solution is a blend of vitamins that soothes skin and supports healing and new cell growth while also offering antioxidant protection. It’s a great acne treatment that doesn’t smell or feel like an acne treatment: it really feels just like a moisturizer. It makes a huge difference at keeping my spots at bay. I’ve also noticed that my spots clear up a lot quicker than normal.

Finally, there’s the Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15 which is a shine-reducing moisturizer that creates a matte surface on contact, while also control oil throughout the day. You can tell this is a matte product as soon as you apply it as it’s kind of hard to spread. I find it’s best to dab it down my t-zone and spread lightly. Luckily it blends right into the skin and is totally weightless. There isn’t much of it and I fine using it just on my t-zone is enough. The Oil-Control Complex helps regulate oil production throughout the day while still preserving moisture. This is made with willow bark extract which helps manage breakouts and clears the skin of impurities. It’s also made with Argan extract to reveal smoother, softer skin.

Once I realized how much I loved this trio, I stopped using it. Why? Because it’s so awesome that I want to bring it to England with me next month and I don’t want to run out!


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A Radiant Complexion, Happy T-Zone + Love for Murad Skin Care

Finding the right skin care products for your particular needs can sometimes be tricky. Firstly, there are so many product lines to choose from. Which one is right for you? Secondly, you want to make sure what you are purchasing actually does what it says it does! Right?

Review by Best of this life

When I am interested in a product, I try to read as many reviews as possible to get an idea of what I might be investing in. I am happy to share my review of Murad Skin Care today, because I have some good things to tell you.

To start with, like any good skin care line, Murad offers specific products for specific skin types. Identifying your skin type is the first step to take on Once you’ve done that, it will be easy to choose products that will bring out your very best complexion.

My skin is oily and sometimes prone to breakouts, however I’m also starting to see some fine lines. A balanced routine of anti-aging care and acne treatment is ideal for my skin type.

Murad helped me choose the right products to achieve a smooth healthy complexion.

First up: AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser
Why you need it: This gentle but efficient exfoliator polishes away dullness and locked-in impurities. Provides clarity, brightness and improve cell-turnover by dissolving dead skin cell buildup Leaves skin smooth and hydrated. Jojoba beads reveal a smoother, younger-looking complexion

I love how light-weight this cleanser is, as well as gentle on my skin. After I wash my face, it feels smooth, cleansed, and fresh.

Next in line: T-Zone Pore Refining Gel
Why you need it: Clears pores while balancing oily and dry zones for a healthy, shine-free complexion
Primary Benefits:Dissolves pore clogging impurities. Normalizes oil production

This is an ideal product for oily skin and combination skin. When I apply this serum, it melts into my skin and tingles a little bit. It feels like it’s lifting out impurities and closing my pores! I’ve noticed a big difference in the oil production on my forehead and nose by using this product.

My 3rd step for my day routine includes: Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15 | PA++
Why you need it: Reduces shine and controls oil. Effectively reduces breakouts.
Primary Benefits: This shine-reducing moisturizer creates an immediate matte surface, controls oil throughout the day while protecting blemish-prone skin.

I can’t say enough good things about this product! For anyone who wants a shine-free, oil-free face yet also wants an SPF and moisturizer – this is for you! This product does double-time, leaving the skin moisturized, smooth, and matte. I have applied it daily, with a bare face and when I do wear makeup, it prevents my makeup from melting off in the heat or from excess oil production.

Additionally, I sampled Murad’s Acne Spot Treatment, which I used at night-time on a few pimples. It reduced the redness and helped clear up the blemish by morning time. This was a great “extra” to my skin care routine for the odd breakout.

I’ve been using the products for nearly two weeks and have noticed an improvement in my complexion and skin tone. I’m very pleased with the skin care products that Murad helped me choose and am happy with the results that I’ve already seen.

Dr. Murad’s Skin Care Philosophy is about helping everyone achieve their best skin ever!

“As a dermatologist, pharmacist and researcher, I have devoted my life to making beautiful, healthy skin attainable for everyone.

A healthy complexion is a reflection of total wellness both inside and out. This, in turn, creates a healthy environment for the skin so that if problems do arise, they resolve more easily. Furthermore, skincare can lead the way to overall health. Take all the necessary steps to achieve healthy skin-including the right products, the proper nutrients (from both food and supplements) and positive lifestyle choices-and over time, your whole body will be healthier too.”


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