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Review by Michelle from Teaching in Fashion

At the start of every summer I like to revamp my skincare routine. I find that I need to mix up products every few months so that my skin gets refreshed. Today, I am thrilled to share my new summer skincare routine with Murad Canada. Murad has just released a line that will improve your overall complexion. The White Brilliance line purifies, and restores your skin so that your brilliant complexion shines through.

The White Brilliance Cleanser is very gentle on the skin. This cleanser will not leave your skin feeling dry as it locks moisture in. As a lady in her ’30’s this is so important to me because having my skin stay hydrated takes years off- YAY!


My favourite product in this line is the White Brilliance Luminous Essence. This is a serum based product that exfoliates and hydrate the skin prepping it for the next product. This product is also very gentle so it locks in moisture leaving your skin gorgeous!

Lastly, my new night cream is the Murad Age Balancing Night Cream. Again Murad seems to know the exact formula my skin needs as this product has the perfect consistency. It’s not too heavy but it definitely provides that extra moisture your skin needs for night time.

These Murad products have really stepped up my summer skincare game and my skin could not be happier!

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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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Want to try the New White Brilliance duo? Enter our giveaway below.
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White Brilliance Collection review

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Review by Rebekah from lipstick and lullabies

I have spoken often about how frustrated I am with the pregnancy mask that never went away, and how I have been on the hunt for products that will help… the new Murad White Brilliance collection focuses specifically on hyperpigmentation and uneven texture and tone – it’s like this line was made for me. I have super short reviews for each product below, because I have been using them together I can’t speak to what the serum and essence have done individually… I can say that overall since adding these products to my routine 3-4 weeks ago, I think my skin feels smoother, looks brighter, and I haven’t had any negative reactions.

I honestly think I have found my winning combo. I will be putting off reviewing new skincare products (except moisturizers… I love new moisturizers) for a while because I want to give my skin a few months with these and maybe… just maybe… I’ll be able to go foundation free this summer! If I am successful I will be sure to post about it, because it would be a huge win for me.

all three of these products are vegan, gluten-free and tested on people, not animals ♥

White Brilliance Cleansing Cream 4.5 oz

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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.

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.

High Performance Ingredients
Porcelain Flower Extract helps even skin tone and illuminates skin
Omega-6 Essential Lipid Blend helps keep skin hydrated
Jojoba Esters give the skin a silky, youthfully smooth texture and enhance moisture retention

I am in love with this cleanser. I have been using it for about a month now with my Clarisonic and it leaves my skin feeling clean but not at all dried out. Usually I have to apply my serums and lotions immediately after cleansing, but I don’t feel rushed to after using this. I love the twist cap packaging and the light floral scent – it smells like something you’d find in a spa.

White Brilliance Luminous Essence 1.7 oz

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This light-enhancing essence, infused with precious, skin-illuminating Porcelain Flower Extract, exfoliates and hydrates to restore youthful texture and luminosity.

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.

High Performance Ingredients
Porcelain Flower Extract helps even skin tone and illuminates skin
Red Algae and Indian Fig work together to exfoliate and support natural renewal to enhance smoothness
Kunai Root Extract, rich in electrolytes, speeds up rehydration

I have been using this right after washing my face. The texture is very thin and watery, and absorbs very quickly. This essence formula is supposed to penetrate deep into the skin and help prepare it for the next step, which for me right now is the serum and then a light moisturizer. It retails for $70 CAD at Sephora.

White Brilliance Porcelain Serum 1 oz

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High-potency serum, infused with precious, skin-illuminating Porcelain Flower Extract, enhances skin’s translucence with 4 brightening technologies to give the complexion a visible, luminous glow.
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

High Performance Ingredients
– Porcelain Flower Extract helps even skin tone and illuminates skin
– Green Tea Extract’s phytoactive elements preserve and help promote skin’s brightness and firmness
– Hexylresorcinol and Hexapeptide-2, powerful brightening agents, infuse skin with radiance and enhance translucency

This serum is thicker than the essence, but still absorbs quickly. It has a delicate scent and is the most expensive of the trio.

Rebekah

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Cara McLeay from A Fashion Love Affair

We have teamed up with Vancouverite, fashionista and beauty influencer Cara McLeay from A Fashion Love Affair to find out what she thinks of the brand new collection from Murad, White Brilliance.

“I am also on the hunt for the best beauty products out there – I have sensitive skin and am often traveling, so I need to be so careful when choosing products to put on my skin.

I discovered Murad’s White Brilliance collection and it is fantastic! Their Ultra-Lightweight UV Lotion has made its way into my daily beauty routine – I absolutely love the lightweight consistency (it definitely doesn’t feel like you are wearing sunscreen but it has 50 SPF which is what I definitely need for my face at all times, and especially when I am in beach destinations!) and it also helps to lessen the look of lines & wrinkles.

I like to pair the UV Lotion with the Murad Cleansing Cream that is really gentle and leaves my skin feeling super smooth as well as the Murad White Brilliance Porcelain Serum that gives me a natural glow that makes it look like I have always just returned from a tropical getaway, even when I haven’t!

You can see the rest of the Murad White Brilliance Collection here, and make sure to enter the giving away for The Cleansing cream and the Luminous Shield SPF 50 below”
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.

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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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