WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 25 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2013-06-02 23:24:37 [post_date_gmt] => 2013-06-02 18:24:37 [post_content] => You’ve probably seen ads for Murad skincare products, but have you ever wondered who is behind the brand, and how it all started? Murad is named for its founder, Dr Howard Murad, who is a pioneer in the fields of skincare and wellness. He’s also an artist and author, and take a holistic approach to skincare.

Who is Dr Murad?

Dr Murad is a board-certified dermatologist, a trained pharmacist and an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA. He is the founder of Murad Skincare and author of multiple books, including “The Water Secret,” the “Cellulite Solution,” and “Wrinkle Free Forever.” He’s also the president of the University for Inclusive Health, and continues to see patients at his practice in California. [contentblock id=12] When Dr Murad launched his eponymous skincare line in 1989 it was the first physician branded product line to hit the market. He is also credited with launching the first medical spa, as well as pioneering the use of alpha hydroxyl and beta hydroxyl acids, and pinpointed stress as a major health threat.

Murad Skin Care Review 2019

What is Dr Murad’s philosophy?

Dr Murad championed the idea of “beauty from within” and takes a 360 degree approach to skincare and wellness. Put another way, he is also known as 'The Father of Internal Skincare.” He is a big believer that good skincare starts with the right nutrition and has said in interviews that “80% of your skin's health is from internal care – nutrition from a good diet and supplements. Only 20% is from topical products.” To achieve optimal health as well as beautiful, healthy looking skin, Dr Murad believes in a multi prong approach that includes: cellular hydration, nutrition, exercise that brings joy, creative expression, reconnecting with your “inner toddler,” reducing stress, as well as the right skin care. One of the cornerstones of his philosophy is to get enough water at the cellular level. He believes that cellular hydration is the common thread linking aging, disease, obesity, and wrinkles. This translates into drinking more than the recommended eight glasses of water a day. People should also aim to eat their water from consuming raw fruits and vegetables. Murad is also known for promoting the use of dietary supplements to improve the skin. He is a fan of pomegranates, which are antioxidants and packed with polyphenols, which may boost the effectiveness of sunscreen, as well as goji berries, which are high in amino acids and vitamin C. When it comes to his skincare line, the workhorses are the serums, which he views as the heavy lifters of a beauty routine, and “have the power to change your skin.”

What products does Dr Murad sell?

Dr Murad has a wide range of products that are formulated to deliver antioxidants, have anti-inflammatory properties and boost hydration. The Murad system is based on a three step process that comes down to cleansing, treatment and moisturizing, and each product is color coded. Products can be mixed and matched depending on a particular skin concern, and they are color coded for ease. The Murad line is meant to address virtually every skin care concern, from acne to anti-ageing and hyperpigmentation.

What are some Murad bestsellers?

Some of the most popular Murad products include the Multi-Vitamin Infused Oil ($72) which is packed with six vitamins, and is designed to target signs of aging, boost hydration, brighten skin, and defend from free radicals for a more youthful-looking complexion. Retinol Youth Renewing Cream ($82) received an award in 2017 from O, Oprah’s magazine. The cream is powered by Retinol Tri-Active Technology, a fast-acting Retinoid, time-released Retinol and a booster, which works to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while peptide-rich Red Algae Extract helps improve firmness and elasticity. The Pore Extractor Pomegranate Mask ($38) is a clay based mask that is meant to draw out impurities, while Rapid Age Spot Correcting Serum ($75) targets dark spots.

Are there any new Murad products?

Some of the newest Murad products include a new line of “prebiotics,” which are good-for-you bacteria that can help nourish the skin. Dr Murad believes that too many people are overwashing their skin, which strips it of oils and good bacteria. This line is meant to add good bacteria in the form of probiotics back to the skin to achieve balance and radiance. The line includes a Prebiotic 4-In-1 MultiCleanser ($36), Prebiotic 3-In-1 MultiMist ($32) to replenish the skin and set makeup; and Revitalixir Recovery Serum ($89) a face and eye serum that is design to tackle dehydration, wrinkles and puffiness.

What ingredients are in Murad products?

According to the company, Murad products use clinical–strength ingredients and the formulas are a mix of naturally derived extracts and lab created ones. Murad products rely on the power of antioxidants, which includes green tea, pomegranates and vitamin C. These ingredients are thought to protect the skin against the environmental free radicals and they may have anti-inflammatory properties. Mushroom peptides work to fight the visible signs of aging and improve elasticity and skin resilience. Other ingredients include yam extract and the marrubium plant, which is thought to boost skin’s own natural detoxification and defense system. The acne line relies on salicylic acid, as well as glycolic acid. Both are exfoliators that works by dissolving dead skin cells to reveal fresher looking skin. Salicylic acid also helps to quickly treat acne breakouts. Hydrating products rely on ingredients such as barley, sunflower and cucumber extracts along with olive fruit oil, a fatty acid that is deeply nourishing. Hyaluronic acid is another key ingredient in products such as Eye Lift Firming Treatment ($70). Hyaluronic is a star moisturizer as it can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water. Retinols are the key ingredient in the anti-aging line.

Do Murad products work?

One way to judge the efficacy of a product is to see what (if any) awards it has garnered. Murad’s Rapid Relief Acne Spot Treatment ($22) won a coveted Allure Best of Beauty award in 2018. Good Housekeeping has bestowed awards on Murad Intensive-C Radiance Peel ($52) more than once. In 2016, a Good Housekeeping Laboratory test results noted that Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Serum firmed skin by 24% and reduced the appearance of fine lines. That same year Murad’s Invisible Face Protector, a clear sunscreen with an SPF 30, won a Breakthrough Beauty Award, also from Good Housekeeping. When the British edition of Good Housekeeping tested Murad Retinol Youth Renewal in 2018, it gave it a score of 80/100 and said that “after 28 days, testers saw improvement in their skin and said it 'looked refreshed' and that 'fine lines around the eyes and mouth were noticeably reduced”. Other testers have said that the cream felt luxurious, was easily absorbed into the skin and had a pleasant but subtle smell.” The media accolades go on and on- in 2015 Allure gave the Acne Body Wash ($43) a Best of Beauty award, while that same year, Shape magazine declared Invisible Face Protector ($65) its Best Sunscreen for Face. While Murad products are certainly popular in the media, they also seem to garner positive reviews from customers. Murad products sold on Amazon consistently get 3.5-5 star ratings. Some of the hands down winners are the Murad Age Reform AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser which has 4.5 stars from 294 customer reviews, and Murad Acne Clarifying Cleanser, which gets 4 stars from 221 reviews. Customer feedback on Sephora is also similar, with most products getting 4-5 stars.

Where are Murad products sold?

Murad products are sold individually as well as in kits on the Murad’s own website. There are multiple kits designed to treat acne prone skin, including 30 and 60 day kits, as well as kits targeting the signs of aging. Murad is also sold at Sephora, Ulta, CVS and department stores such as Nordstrom.

What are alternatives to Murad?

Murad certainly has a strong fan base but it may not be right for everyone- especially at the high price tag that accompanies those color coded products. Many of the key ingredients used in Murad products, such as retinols, antioxidants and peptides, can be found in other brands, such as Formulyst. Formulyst champions long-term and effective skincare, rather than covering up any imperfections. Like Murad, the cornerstone of Formulyst is a serum. Serums are the workhorses of any skincare regimen, as they are lightweight, penetrate the skin and are highly concentrated. Formulyst’s Pro-Collagen Serum contains a potent mix of peptides and proteins. Gently pat a few drops of this hydrating serum on the face to help minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Formulyst’s Active Serum – Vitamin B, C, E, Ferulic + Niacinamide, is packed with a cocktail of antioxidants and vitamins to help protect skin and keep it looking bright and healthy. Many of the other ingredients found in Murad’s line are also in Formulyst. Formulyst Blemish Clearing Complex helps dry out acne with a whole cocktail of bacteria fighting, pimple drying ingredients ncluding zinc oxide, salicylic acid, and camphor. Retinol is the force behind Formulyst’s Anti-Aging Night Cream. The cream delivers a high dose of retinol but also pulls double duty to leave it feeling soft and hydrated, thanks to nourishing jojoba and safflower seed oil. If you like the idea of a skincare kit, consider Advanced Dermatology. The Advanced Dermatology line includes everything you need to address the signs of aging. The system can help diminish the appearance of wrinkles, reduce dark spots and hyperpigmentation. The regimen also works to minimize redness, even out skin tone and improve the appearance of eye bags and dark circles. The kit includes a cleanser, serum, anti-wrinkle treatment, moisturizer, day cream and eye cream- in other words, everything you need for glowing, beautiful, healthy skin. [contentblock id=32] [post_title] => Murad Skin Care Review 2019 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => murad-reviews [to_ping] => [pinged] => https://www.thedermreview.com/a12/ [post_modified] => 2019-05-14 02:41:02 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-05-13 21:41:02 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://thedermreview.com/?p=25 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 63 [filter] => raw ) Murad Skin Care Review 2019 - The Dermatology Review

Murad Skin Care Review 2019

Skin Care Reviews

09.28.18 AD DISCLOSURE

You’ve probably seen ads for Murad skincare products, but have you ever wondered who is behind the brand, and how it all started? Murad is named for its founder, Dr Howard Murad, who is a pioneer in the fields of skincare and wellness. He’s also an artist and author, and take a holistic approach to skincare.

Who is Dr Murad?

Dr Murad is a board-certified dermatologist, a trained pharmacist and an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA. He is the founder of Murad Skincare and author of multiple books, including “The Water Secret,” the “Cellulite Solution,” and “Wrinkle Free Forever.” He’s also the president of the University for Inclusive Health, and continues to see patients at his practice in California.

What are the Best Skin Care Products of 2019?

When Dr Murad launched his eponymous skincare line in 1989 it was the first physician branded product line to hit the market. He is also credited with launching the first medical spa, as well as pioneering the use of alpha hydroxyl and beta hydroxyl acids, and pinpointed stress as a major health threat.

Murad Skin Care Review 2019

What is Dr Murad’s philosophy?

Dr Murad championed the idea of “beauty from within” and takes a 360 degree approach to skincare and wellness. Put another way, he is also known as ‘The Father of Internal Skincare.” He is a big believer that good skincare starts with the right nutrition and has said in interviews that “80% of your skin’s health is from internal care – nutrition from a good diet and supplements. Only 20% is from topical products.”

To achieve optimal health as well as beautiful, healthy looking skin, Dr Murad believes in a multi prong approach that includes: cellular hydration, nutrition, exercise that brings joy, creative expression, reconnecting with your “inner toddler,” reducing stress, as well as the right skin care. One of the cornerstones of his philosophy is to get enough water at the cellular level. He believes that cellular hydration is the common thread linking aging, disease, obesity, and wrinkles. This translates into drinking more than the recommended eight glasses of water a day. People should also aim to eat their water from consuming raw fruits and vegetables.

Murad is also known for promoting the use of dietary supplements to improve the skin. He is a fan of pomegranates, which are antioxidants and packed with polyphenols, which may boost the effectiveness of sunscreen, as well as goji berries, which are high in amino acids and vitamin C.

When it comes to his skincare line, the workhorses are the serums, which he views as the heavy lifters of a beauty routine, and “have the power to change your skin.”

What products does Dr Murad sell?

Dr Murad has a wide range of products that are formulated to deliver antioxidants, have anti-inflammatory properties and boost hydration.

The Murad system is based on a three step process that comes down to cleansing, treatment and moisturizing, and each product is color coded. Products can be mixed and matched depending on a particular skin concern, and they are color coded for ease. The Murad line is meant to address virtually every skin care concern, from acne to anti-ageing and hyperpigmentation.

What are some Murad bestsellers?

Some of the most popular Murad products include the Multi-Vitamin Infused Oil ($72) which is packed with six vitamins, and is designed to target signs of aging, boost hydration, brighten skin, and defend from free radicals for a more youthful-looking complexion. Retinol Youth Renewing Cream ($82) received an award in 2017 from O, Oprah’s magazine. The cream is powered by Retinol Tri-Active Technology, a fast-acting Retinoid, time-released Retinol and a booster, which works to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while peptide-rich Red Algae Extract helps improve firmness and elasticity. The Pore Extractor Pomegranate Mask ($38) is a clay based mask that is meant to draw out impurities, while Rapid Age Spot Correcting Serum ($75) targets dark spots.

Are there any new Murad products?

Some of the newest Murad products include a new line of “prebiotics,” which are good-for-you bacteria that can help nourish the skin. Dr Murad believes that too many people are overwashing their skin, which strips it of oils and good bacteria. This line is meant to add good bacteria in the form of probiotics back to the skin to achieve balance and radiance. The line includes a Prebiotic 4-In-1 MultiCleanser ($36), Prebiotic 3-In-1 MultiMist ($32) to replenish the skin and set makeup; and Revitalixir Recovery Serum ($89) a face and eye serum that is design to tackle dehydration, wrinkles and puffiness.

What ingredients are in Murad products?

According to the company, Murad products use clinical–strength ingredients and the formulas are a mix of naturally derived extracts and lab created ones.

Murad products rely on the power of antioxidants, which includes green tea, pomegranates and vitamin C. These ingredients are thought to protect the skin against the environmental free radicals and they may have anti-inflammatory properties. Mushroom peptides work to fight the visible signs of aging and improve elasticity and skin resilience. Other ingredients include yam extract and the marrubium plant, which is thought to boost skin’s own natural detoxification and defense system.

The acne line relies on salicylic acid, as well as glycolic acid. Both are exfoliators that works by dissolving dead skin cells to reveal fresher looking skin. Salicylic acid also helps to quickly treat acne breakouts. Hydrating products rely on ingredients such as barley, sunflower and cucumber extracts along with olive fruit oil, a fatty acid that is deeply nourishing. Hyaluronic acid is another key ingredient in products such as Eye Lift Firming Treatment ($70). Hyaluronic is a star moisturizer as it can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water. Retinols are the key ingredient in the anti-aging line.

Do Murad products work?

One way to judge the efficacy of a product is to see what (if any) awards it has garnered. Murad’s Rapid Relief Acne Spot Treatment ($22) won a coveted Allure Best of Beauty award in 2018. Good Housekeeping has bestowed awards on Murad Intensive-C Radiance Peel ($52) more than once. In 2016, a Good Housekeeping Laboratory test results noted that Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Serum firmed skin by 24% and reduced the appearance of fine lines. That same year Murad’s Invisible Face Protector, a clear sunscreen with an SPF 30, won a Breakthrough Beauty Award, also from Good Housekeeping. When the British edition of Good Housekeeping tested Murad Retinol Youth Renewal in 2018, it gave it a score of 80/100 and said that “after 28 days, testers saw improvement in their skin and said it ‘looked refreshed’ and that ‘fine lines around the eyes and mouth were noticeably reduced”. Other testers have said that the cream felt luxurious, was easily absorbed into the skin and had a pleasant but subtle smell.” The media accolades go on and on- in 2015 Allure gave the Acne Body Wash ($43) a Best of Beauty award, while that same year, Shape magazine declared Invisible Face Protector ($65) its Best Sunscreen for Face.

While Murad products are certainly popular in the media, they also seem to garner positive reviews from customers. Murad products sold on Amazon consistently get 3.5-5 star ratings. Some of the hands down winners are the Murad Age Reform AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser which has 4.5 stars from 294 customer reviews, and Murad Acne Clarifying Cleanser, which gets 4 stars from 221 reviews. Customer feedback on Sephora is also similar, with most products getting 4-5 stars.

Where are Murad products sold?

Murad products are sold individually as well as in kits on the Murad’s own website. There are multiple kits designed to treat acne prone skin, including 30 and 60 day kits, as well as kits targeting the signs of aging. Murad is also sold at Sephora, Ulta, CVS and department stores such as Nordstrom.

What are alternatives to Murad?

Murad certainly has a strong fan base but it may not be right for everyone- especially at the high price tag that accompanies those color coded products. Many of the key ingredients used in Murad products, such as retinols, antioxidants and peptides, can be found in other brands, such as Formulyst.
Formulyst champions long-term and effective skincare, rather than covering up any imperfections. Like Murad, the cornerstone of Formulyst is a serum. Serums are the workhorses of any skincare regimen, as they are lightweight, penetrate the skin and are highly concentrated.

Formulyst’s Pro-Collagen Serum contains a potent mix of peptides and proteins. Gently pat a few drops of this hydrating serum on the face to help minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Formulyst’s Active Serum – Vitamin B, C, E, Ferulic + Niacinamide, is packed with a cocktail of antioxidants and vitamins to help protect skin and keep it looking bright and healthy.

Many of the other ingredients found in Murad’s line are also in Formulyst. Formulyst Blemish Clearing Complex helps dry out acne with a whole cocktail of bacteria fighting, pimple drying ingredients ncluding zinc oxide, salicylic acid, and camphor. Retinol is the force behind Formulyst’s Anti-Aging Night Cream. The cream delivers a high dose of retinol but also pulls double duty to leave it feeling soft and hydrated, thanks to nourishing jojoba and safflower seed oil.

If you like the idea of a skincare kit, consider Advanced Dermatology. The Advanced Dermatology line includes everything you need to address the signs of aging. The system can help diminish the appearance of wrinkles, reduce dark spots and hyperpigmentation. The regimen also works to minimize redness, even out skin tone and improve the appearance of eye bags and dark circles. The kit includes a cleanser, serum, anti-wrinkle treatment, moisturizer, day cream and eye cream- in other words, everything you need for glowing, beautiful, healthy skin.

The Best Skin Care Lines

Take a look at the very best skin care products of 2019:

Formulyst 
The philosophy of Formulyst is long-term and effective skincare, rather than covering up any imperfections. The comprehensive line of products tackles everything from wrinkles to dark spots and dry skin. While some brands rely on unnecessary fillers and scents, Formulyst focuses on ingredients that help create results, such as vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. 

Advanced Dermatology
The Advanced Dermatology skin care regimen addresses the most pressing aging concerns. It can be used by men and women in their 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s and beyond

  • Juliette 10.22.18 Reply

    This product is amazing. I was suffering from acne after stopping the pill for about 7/8 Months before trying this. Tried lots of treatments in these months but nothing helpt. I started with the acnecontrol starter kit about 7 weeks ago. My skin seriously looks amazing!! Ok.. It’s not perfect yet. But I don’t have cysts anymore and all the red is out of my skin and almost all small pimples are gone to. My skin looks like its glowing all the time. Definitely recommend it if you have serious acne.

    Thanks so much murad!

  • Yon 08.09.18 Reply

    I don’t even have a rating for this because I don’t want to give the impression that’s its worth any stars. I got a Murad acne routine kit from Sephora (I don’t quite remember the exact name) that came with their cleanser, toner, spot treatment, hydrating lotion, and age reform. I had been exeperiencing a bit of breaking out before I tried the products, and they only made it severely worse. I have cystic acne and since that was the nature of my breakouts beforehand, Murad made the whole right and left side of my face break out in horribly painful cysts. I initially, foolishly, thought my skin was just getting worse on its own until I stopped using Murad. I have never had an allergic reaction to a product before, so I didn’t know what that felt like and missed obvious symptoms and indicators that it was in fact the Murad products causing the damage. Skin is different for everyone so I don’t want to make this review under the pretense that my experience is universal. I have combination skin, and have had acne for my entire teenage and adult life. That said, it seems many people are having problems with this product so I caution you to be very careful.

  • Breeanna Pilney 07.24.18 Reply

    I bought murad from an ulta a couple of days ago, and so far i have seen nothing but positive results!! I most definitly recommend the 30 acne treatment pack to start with. I have oily skin and the most TERRIBLE acne ever!! Giant red bumps everywhere and nothing seemed to get rid of them!! This was the most frustrating thing and it hurts my self confidence soo much. I’ve tried nutregena, mario badscue, proactive, and all of it was a disaster, until i found murad. The green tea oils smell so amazing and i love how gentle the clarifing cleanser is. I definitly recommend. My favorite acne brand so far.

  • Angelica 07.01.18 Reply

    Murad made my acne worse. I only had breakouts (and I knew they will go away), but my parents were getting worried about my acne so I decided to try it. The first few days it was okay, it decreased some of my acne. Then, I went on vacation, and suddenly, the acne on my cheeks that were small became itchy and swollen. It hurts, and I had to endure it. I bought safeguard, the bar soap, and it worked better than these products.

  • prathyusha 02.27.18 Reply

    I don’t even wish to give zero rating Because it has to get least then that. The disappointing way of dealing with the customers. I had ordered it for once in the month of November. and I was charged for December and sent the product which I didn’t order. when spoke with a representative, he gave me a merchandise number and asked me to return it to get the refund. I had to pay around 8 $ to return it. I wonder why these people don’t provide return label so that we can stick it on and return it like Amazon people give. This is very bad. even after cancelling the subscription(which I didn’t opt for) these people kept charging me for January as well February. This is a very very bad way of dealing with the customers.

  • Jill 12.30.17 Reply

    I received Murad Age Reform, Perfecting Night Cream as a Christmas gift. The first morning after putting it on my face, I had red patches but still applied it again on the second night. Bad move. I developed rash like hives all over my face and chest. It was horrible. I took Benadryl without relief. After two days I went to the doctor, got a shot of prednisone steroid in the butt and am now on a 6 day treatment of Methylpredisolone (heavy duty steroid). What a nightmare Christmas!

  • Felisha Hosein 12.19.17 Reply

    The same thing happened to me, what did you do for it to go away? My eyes are puffy and my face is red and very itchy

  • valerie 12.08.17 Reply

    I have been going to massage envy for five months. I have purchased over $200 in murad products and i know the treatments the estheticians use are murad products as well. I am vegan and i have taken very good care of my skin since i was 17 years old. never in my life has my skin looked like this. Do not buy this product. I have been breaking out and scabbing and scarring for months. also massage envy is a joke. the woman lied and told me it had to get worse before it got better. i was using $2 que bella and peter thomas roth products for years and yielding better results. save yourself money and the quality of your skin !

  • Fernanda 10.20.17 Reply

    Within 2 days of using it. (morning and night) My skin has dried up. Reduced the use to only nights. But now Im itchy in my cheeks and chin area. My skin burns some. I would not recommend this product to anyone.

  • Dana 09.30.17 Reply

    I purchased the 60 day acne kit as well as the toner and pomegranate mask. The first night was fine, but I awoke after the 2nd night of using the kit with a red itchy rash and my eyes were swollen almost shut. After spending the day icing my eyes and seeing an eye dr, my eyes are still very swollen and I began using Benadryl cream and oral medication hoping to help calm the rash. I am not sure what to do with my $185 purchase of Myrad products from Ulta, but will attempt to return all of them tomorrow, even the unopened products.

  • Parisa M 09.02.17 Reply

    I have a rather good skin for my age. I’ve used different brands from high-end to drugstore ( depending on my budget ). Last year because of my menopause I suddenly started seeing fine lines on my forehead & eyecontour & my face seemed falling down.! So I decided to try a few famous products and if didn’t see results go for laser. I decided to try Murad first, ( as I’d used Clarins , Ginot, Esthederm etc before ). The salesperson recommended me Murad Vitamin C serum, she said it does all I want all together. Lifts, plumps, and brightens. After 4 weeks I saw the magic. Truly satisfied & grateful. The lifting effect & decreasing fine lines were more obvious than lightening effect, so I’m gonna try whitening line as well.

  • Sofia 09.02.17 Reply

    I’ve been using the 60 day pack, which I purchased in Sephora. On the first day I used it, I felt great and even noticed some changes like clearer areas. The next day I used it my skin had become very irritated and red and most importantly itchy! I was surprised because I’ve never reacted to any acne brand like this one! I DO NOT recommend this brand. I don’t have sensitive skin so I’m guessing that this face wash is just a scam! DONT BUY!

  • James 05.19.17 Reply

    I purchased the acne control rapid relief product for $15 in Sephora.
    My pill has given me cystic acne on my face which has never had acne before, I’m 25.
    I applied three times in the first two days as instructed on the tube and the swollenness, redness and grossness has gone. The skin is very dry around the area and I will be extremely hesitant to apply again until new spots arrive.
    I believe (so far) that this treatment in moderation, coupled with a good moisturised might yield longer results….

  • Linda Reynolds 04.10.17 Reply

    The first time I used this I got a horrific rash. I have only gotten a rash from one other product in my life. It cost a lot so like an idiot used it one more time when I ran out of my Nerium day cream. omg now I look like Igor two days later. It was the skin perfecting lotion…age reform. what the heck is in that product. my face is still red and swollen and parched and irritated.

  • Steph 03.18.17 Reply

    About a week ago, I went to massage envy and got a facial. A lot of the products they used there are Murad and everything felt great. However, the next day I found that I broke out into a rash everywhere the masseuse touched: arms, chest, neck and some on my face. I’ve never had an allergic reaction to anything in my life so I freaked out and it hasn’t gone away yet and I just want to know what caused my skin (and others) to break out in a rash? Also how do I get rid of it?

  • Natasa Kuzmanova 03.02.17 Reply

    Terrible, terrible………..I start last week orgdering the products. I was like, ok I will try Murad after all….So, I put whatever in the shopping card,and tried to pay on the end, but it was issues oon the web, and If I really want them, I should calal customer service. I called customer service and they were closed. Ok, I will wait, and while I wait untill monday when they will be open, tried again online. In a mean time more than 5 emails how their care for you is the best. So, I tried to order again online ( I had first time customer, 25% off which seemed great ) and again server was down. So, I called customer service: the guy firt did not get that I was new customer, he aaksed me maybe three times for ph # and adress,a nd at the end I decide to order thru him. He put me on hold for 15 min and when I told him about the 25% off he said that the discount is for online only and since they have issues, he has to redirect my call to the manager….All that made me so tired honestly and I decided go give up since there is so many different and great brands for skin care. I am not sure if I will call again that number, to much complications with customer and support center from the start that makes me to stop any action of ordering.

  • Cindy 02.23.17 Reply

    I ordered one month of product and they have been charging my card for 5months now taking out when I didn’t give gem permission. This company steals from poor people who just wanted to try their products out once. Not a monthly supply of crap!

  • Melyssa 12.28.16 Reply

    100% agree with this. Their pricing is unclear, and you may sign yourself up for a monthly “subscription” without realizing it. I also tried to call and figure out what happened and they weren’t friendly and even tried to up-sell me after I told them I could not afford anything monthly…ha! Their products honestly have been no different than drugstore cleansers and spot treatment, and I’ve used a ton. Don’t waste your time, or your money.

  • Ashley 12.20.16 Reply

    I’m 25 and have an oily T-zone with normal cheeks. My breakouts were getting so bad on my head. I tried eating healthier, working out more, Proactive, Ceravu, doctor prescribed acne medication, birth control (which actually gave my cystic acne), etc… and nothing was working. Proactive dried out my face ALOT, even with moisturizer. I wasn’t really sure about Murad, but decided to give it a try because I’m seeing family for Christmas. After a month of use, my breakouts are minimal and MOST OF THE TINY BUMPS on my head are gone! I’m so happy. I do the following every morning and night: skin smoothing polish, clarifying cleanser, clarifying toner, acne clearing solution, and the acne spot treatment. If you don’t get the exfoliator (skin smoothing polish) or toner in the “acne pack”, I would buy it separately because they seem to work the best! They recommend you use the skin perfecting lotion, but I work in a lab and I’m not in the sun very much (plus I’m afraid to use these – I’ve tried them before and they’ve made me breakout). Hope this helps. Skin is different for everything, but these are the products that worked for me!

  • bocabeauty 12.11.16 Reply

    I believe this product works well but I too agree it is way too expensive and for the amount you get is not worth the purchase. I was recommended by my Dermatologist to use Sulfur for my acne prone skin. So I went and bought the Joesoef Skin Care Anti Acne 4 Step Regimen. The kit works great and best of all is the price, something I can afford and is effective to all skin types!

  • Samantha Mather 11.23.16 Reply

    Hello –

    I recently had a facial at Blush & Blow in Fulham (which are awesome) and it was using Dr Murad products, following that I ordered the products from HairHQ (which I use all the time) and but the Dr Murad products have since that day been might nightmare.

    Using both a cleanser, toner, age cream and moisturiser – my face has turned into a dry, cracked, swollen, red disaster – I have had to miss work, get Benadryl, seek a DR and literally hide. My face is swollen, with redness, it itches, it hurts, its uncomfortable, pretty much the worst week of my life.

    Further, I should of read the reviews – there are so many reviews of this nature that I think the products need to be removed from sale.

    Horrific experience and now a waste of money.

  • Jayne jaworowski 10.20.16 Reply

    THIS PRODUCT IS AWFUL. NOT ONLY DOES IT NOT WORK BUT THEY WERE VERY DECEPTIVE WHEN BUYING MY TRIAL SIZE AND SIGNES ME UP FOR A FULL SIZE WHICH COSTS $95. I AM A COLLGE STUDENT AND CANNOT AFFORD THIS. I TRIED SPEAKING WITH THEM BUT THEY DID NOT SEEM TO LISTEN. DO NOT BUY MURAD

  • Michelle 09.10.16 Reply

    I started using the acne medicine 3 days ago. At first it felt fine but I noticed the face was was a bit to much so I switched to a face was the sales clerk at sephora recommend me to use when I’m not using the Murad one. The acne cream and hydration cream seem to be working but it also feels like it isn’t. Also the acne cream and hydration cream I can’t get on my neck. They did by accident ( the creams were on the bottom of my palm and touched my neck) and almost instantly burned my neck and a horrible red rash appeared. I continued using the creams just on my face but I can feel my face getting burned so I’m going to stop before it gets any worse.

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  • Sophy 08.15.16 Reply

    I applied the Murad advanced lightning serum, unfortunately my face felt like it was burning and ended up with red spots and painful feeling. what should i do ?

  • Katelyn Fauss 07.20.16 Reply

    I used to use Murad in middle school with pretty good results, but I had to stop using it because it would dry my skin out horribly and leave my face swollen. I decided to use it as a quick fix my senior year for a show I was in and that was a huge mistake. The following morning my face was so dry I had a bleeding crack on my cheek! It was opening night of the show and I had to cake stage makeup over that! It took a week of straight coconut oil on my face to fix. My skin has never been that terrible. Will never be using murad again. It not only harmed more than helped, but made me bleed.

  • Trish 07.13.16 Reply

    I received a gift certificate at Massage Envy and used it for a sample box of five facial products. I didn’t have my reading glasses and wasn’t able to read the ingredients, which is something I do with everything (don’t judge me…lol). The ingredients alone scared me and are keeping me from using it. Also, after reading reviews, I won’t be using it but will return it and use the money toward some Organic body butter that they carry. Also at $45 for such tiny tiny bottles, the body butter is a much better deal at $16 for 5 oz. Still expensive, but Organic ingredients and no SOY! I hate GMO’s.

  • Meg 08.16.15 Reply

    Broke out in an awful rash after just using the set I got once or twice. As others have described, the rash was like a sunburn but also with a few pimple like bumps. I believe it was the “Complete Reform” that was causing the problems. I don’t usually have sensitive skin either, not impressed.

  • Charles 06.13.15 Reply

    In February I ordered a “starter supply” and after learning at the end that it would cost $ 251.?? I told the person to void the order. I was told that voiding the order was not possible. Instead of creating an issue I went ahead with the order since there is a “money back guarantee.” Two months later I phoned Murad to get a Return Authorization to return the product. At first I was told I was a day or two late, but when I told Natalie when I received the product, she responded that the 60 day trial began when the order was placed. When I told her that I would do everything possible to expose their scam “money back guarantee.” Then Natalie gave me a six digit return authorization number. I mailed the starter kit back and called 2 weeks later to check on the refund. I was told it could be up to two weeks more before I would see the refund. A month later I called to ask why I have not seen the refund. Earlier this week I finally had the patience to wait on the queue to talk with a person at Murad. A gentleman took my call and came back to me saying there had been no return authorization on the returned merchandize. I told him that was not true. He gave me a different return authorization number and told me it would be up to 6 business days before I saw the refund. We shall see. These people do not have a cheerful return policy.

  • Maria Elliott 06.08.15 Reply

    Could not work out why my skin was so dry , woke up one morning with swollen face next morning with red pimples and crusty skin.
    What is this nasty product and what is the reason for such a bad reaction ,can anyone help please

  • paytin 03.13.15 Reply

    I use the Murad Concelar, it goes on well. Under the concealer I use the Citrus Clear Spot Treatment – and I apply it throughout the day also – Both my husband and I use The Citrus Clear product because it blends very well into the skin and helps minimize the blemish quicker.

  • Eileen 02.14.15 Reply

    Where can I purchase Dr Murad products in Dublin outside of beauty salons ?

  • mdryer 12.28.14 Reply

    I’ve tried many acne cleansers. Most have a very medicinal smell to them. I absolutely love the natural scent of Citrus Clear face washes…i bought the two pack. I use it every night and it takes off makeup (including eye makeup) wonderfully. It doesn’t dry out my skin and definitely helps keep breakouts to a minimum. I use this in combination with the Tangerine Tingle.

  • MARCIE 10.28.14 Reply

    I am 28 year old female and still used to get weekly ance. I do get deep cystic acne every once in a while. I started a new regiment 4 weeks (Listed Below) ago and by the looks of it I finally have clear skin with no signs of new pimples or cysts emerging:

    Took me years to find the right products for me – I have very sensitive skin

    My Skin Regiment:
    Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser (AM/PM)
    Citrus Clear Sensitive Moisturizer
    Citrus Clear Grapefruit Spot Treatment
    Fish Oil – pills (AM only)

    Other Things to Consider when trying to achieve great skin – Probably the most important too
    64 – 128 oz of Water Daily
    6 – 8 Hrs of Sleep a Night
    1 Hr of Exercise per day (5 per/week)

  • Teresa-Catherine 10.22.14 Reply

    About 3 years ago I saw the Murad infomercial on TV and ordered the Resurgence starter kit, with money back guarantee. The product that really stood out for me was the daily cleanser, and I returned everything else, and got my money back. I switched from my years of Dove soap to the cleanser and it was really amazing. My skin was definitely not dry after using it, it smelled great, and ALL my face makeup was removed. For whatever reason, I recently ran out and decided to try some Neutrogena products. YUK. My skin is a mess (and those products smell gross). Either irritated from the alpha hydroxy scrub or NOT clean from the moisturizing cleanser which doesn’t suds at all. I am back to Dove until I get more Murad Resurgence cleanser, which I just ordered. I also decided to try the Resurgence Daily Moisturizer with SPF 30. I want a product that is an all in one to go under my foundation so I hope this is it. I am just shy of 60 and am told my skin looks like I am late 40-something. I am also a physician and don’t buy the usual B.S. about skin very easily, so I am glad there is a money-back guarantee as this moisturizer is pretty pricey!

  • Lila 08.13.14 Reply

    I love the Murad products. They have brightened my face and works on fine lines and wrinkles. I swear by it. I am 58. I look 10 years younger. This is the only product I have ever written about. I love Murad.

  • Cait 05.12.14 Reply

    So I just got the Acne Spot treatment and as I was going to sleep could feel my face burning/tingling. In my mind I just thought that’s what happens when the product is at work. I woke up this morning to rashes all over my face that look like sunburn and they have yet to go away. Clearly I am having an allergic reaction to this product and have no desire in using it again. Any help on how to get the rash down would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

  • Melanie 04.30.14 Reply

    I recently got the new acne kit and will start using it after my prom( don’t want to have it react with my skin before hand…) and I will post my results when I get the chance 🙂

  • 1MiamiSun 04.28.14 Reply

    I love Dr. Murad products. I have been using them approximately 6 months. People have said my skin looks great. Even the person who does my makeup for special occasions noticed. If she noticed then it must be working. I have dry sensitive skin so it has made a definite change for the better. I have not broken out not even once.

  • Gilles 04.21.14 Reply

    Ever since I used this product my face is worse than it ever was and I’m not allergic to anything.

    I regret using this!

  • Anonymous 03.28.14 Reply

    Same your time, energy, and money. These products are sub par at best and leave your skin continuously wanting more. I have worked with this brand and I have worked with brands that actually make a difference. This product is a joke, spend the money for real results and take care of yourself internally.

  • Kristen 01.25.14 Reply

    I just started using Murad Resurgence about 3 weeks ago and I see a HUGE difference. My skin has always been good but I am now, at age 46, just noticing that I have some fine lines around my eyes and a couple of age spots. This product is wonderful! I am so excited to see the age spots disapearing and my skin is feeling and looking tighter and bright and healthy again!!! I highly recommend this product! Thank you Dr. Murad!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • Gina 01.15.14 Reply

    I wish there was someone I could kiss!! I just got my post-acne dark spot lightener and its been a week and the dramatic difference is unimaginable. I was at the end of my rope with how bad my skin was looking and when my mom passed 4 years ago she had some Murad products in her things – so I got online and order some products. Best thing I ever did. Thank you Murad… I love you!

  • Gaby 01.02.14 Reply

    Acne range:
    It has made my face EXTREMELY itchy, red, sore and swollen but it is helping my spots and slightly visible results after 3 days.

  • Alexia 12.08.13 Reply

    I was using Murad Complex and throught that was better than Proactiv. I wish I could say the same about Murad Resurgence but I thought it did not feel great on my skin. I discovered this range is for hormonal aging and do not fit into this category. Im probably to old to keep using acne products so I will need to say goodbye to Murad for now as they do not manufacturer products for my age group.

  • grace 11.30.13 Reply

    hi linsey. I am a new to Murad brand but have found it really good compared to other skincare brands i have used.. I believe that your skin is “purging” if you are using a new product especially if its got salicylic acid or acne type ingredients. Keep using what you are trying and it should clear up any congestion or blocked pored you may have.
    i would really reccomend the T-zone pore refining gel too, i have really like that. makes your skin smoother/clearer.
    hope this helps 🙂 grace

  • Lindsey 11.27.13 Reply

    Is it normal to break out at first after using Murad? Will it eventually get better, if so, when? I’ve been using the acne system for a little over a week and I feel like it just keeps getting worse. Help?

  • Peng 11.08.13 Reply

    I bought the Acne Complex – 30 days recently. i’m in my early 40s and have developed lots of acne and pimples on my cheek and chin for the past 2 years. I started 2 weeks back and my acne & pimples problem seem to fade away. I have no breakout since then and in fact the cleanser is gentle on the skin. I hope to see more improvement on my skin for the next couple of months. In fact, the term 30 days usage for the product can be stretch to 60 days. You don’t need to slap plenty on your face. Just a drop of every bottle is sufficient on the face. Thanks Dr Murad.

  • Debbie 10.28.13 Reply

    I recently used the murad samples I ordered. Unfortunately I broke out in a horrible rash on my chin. Very raw, red and pimples with red streaks around the nose. Looked like I got burned. 🙁 just a warning to be very careful when using this product. Especially if you have sensitive skin. Bummed it didn’t work for me.

  • Elena 10.07.13 Reply

    You can have fantastic murad facials and purchase the products at Dermacia pharmacy, 260 upper street islington, fantastic facials !

  • erin 10.04.13 Reply

    Gloria,

    Sorry my response is late I just found this site. I had absolutely horrible cystic acne and had tried everything to fix it! Finally I got the Murad acne system and a clarisonic brush…I use them twice a day and haven’t had a cystic pimple in months! Only thing i sometimes experience is a hormonal pimple that lasts maybe a day or two. My vote is that its the best product ive used!

  • Ivy 10.03.13 Reply

    I love Murad skin care products, they do a great job of moisturizing my skin. My face feels so soft after using any Murad product. Everything else dried my skin and causes irritation. The only downside is the price and if they charged less more people would buy his products.

  • Polly 09.14.13 Reply

    Yes – Marks and Spencer’s sell Murad in the beauty section, and the m&s staff are all trained in all the brands they sell so are really helpful. Larger stores I think – I get mine from Derby Westfields M&S.
    Prob available online to but I get mine in store.

  • Chloe 09.11.13 Reply

    I have been using Murad skin care for several years now. I am almost 50 but no one has ever guessed me to be older than 40. I recommend Murad skin care products. I’ve tried several other brands and Murad is my favorite.

  • Alina 09.10.13 Reply

    Hi!

    You can find Murad products in Selfridges

  • Kelly 08.08.13 Reply

    I love Murad products. I fell in love with Murad when I got a sample of his products and found it to be the best moisturizing cream I have ever used. My skin was perfectly moisturized and no residue was left behind. I suffer from very sensitive skin and this product helped comfort my skin. When I run out of this product my skin feels very dry, tight and itchy.

  • Faith 08.02.13 Reply

    Hi Kaitlyn
    You are better off buying Murad products from their website as they have fresher products than the stores. It actually makes a big difference. I have bought products from other websites and after notifying it smelt different contacted Murad and were told there are not authorized distributors. Need to be careful about that.
    One thing for sure is that dr murad products are loved by women around the world. Me2!
    All the best
    Faith

  • Sandra 07.25.13 Reply

    I’m 70 years old with good skin. As good as it can for my age. Always use a good moisturizer and spf. Serums if you can afford them but moisturizer is most most important. Dr Murad is somebody I have been following for sometime and Murad skin care is the best out there.

  • Ray 07.19.13 Reply

    Do not trust this product !!! Original Murad website is SPAM !!! They going to charge you like for 60 or 90 day suplay $39.95 at lies 3 – 5 times. Som timesmore like 48$. Special promosions disapiers!!! We are not first costumers, hum they robbery.

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