Skin care, skin care, oh how I love thee. I have a nice little Murad collection building up in my bathroom, so what’s the harm of adding three more to the mix?
It seems as though it’s the dead of the Summer for everyone. The heat waves are for real out in these streets! That’s why Murad developed their “Environmental Shield” line, to help restore and renew environmentally damaged skin.
Now let’s get to the nitty gritty of the collection, consisting of the Advanced Active Radiance Serum, Instant Radiance Eye Cream, and Essential-C Sun Balm Broad Spectrum SPF 35.
Advanced Active Radiance Serum
-Restores skin’s natural radiance.
-Reverses the visible signs of environmental damage while preserving clarity and defending against future damage.
-Has a stable Vitamin C technology that delivers 50 times the collagen-building, skin-brightening and cell-protecting power of ordinary topical Vitamin C.
I’ve been using this serum daily, both in the morning and before I go to sleep at night. It’s important that you apply this serum right after washing your face, and before you apply your moisturizer to really allow the serum to penetrate into your skin without barriers. I love that it feels light and smooth on my skin, and believe it or not, it’s helping to lighten my dark spots left over from popping pimples (smh)! My face does look more radiant, even when I’m not wearing any makeup. Love it!
Price tag: $89 for 1.0 FL. OZ
Instant Radiance Eye Cream
-Light diffusers help reduce the appearance of dark circles by visibly brightening the eye for a more youthful, radiant appearance.
-Minimizes the appearance of dark circles by 30% in 15 minutes and 48% with continued use.
-Improves smoothness by 48% after one application.
Luckily I don’t suffer from severe dark circles, but lately I have been noticing little bags under my eyes from lack of the proper amount of sleep. In the past, my issue with a lot of eye balms is that it gets cakey when applied under my makeup. This eye cream does not! It’s smooth, silky, and I’ve seen an improvement with the smoothness under my eyes during the last couple weeks of use. You gently pat a small amount onto the brow bone, eye lid, and beneath the eye. Trust me, a little goes a long way, so you won’t be running out anytime soon!
Price tag: $68 for 0.5 FL. OZ
Essential-C Sun Balm Broad Spectrum SPF 35 | PA +++
-Broccoli Extract stimulates skin’s natural defense against UV damage.
-Tangerine Butter locks in moisture and leaves skin silky smooth.
-Antioxidant Vitamins A, C and E defend and protect skin’s health.
-Glides on for easy application
I have been looking for an easy, portable solid sunscreen that doesn’t leave your face oily after application, and I think this is the one! Not only is this balm easy to use but it’s perfect especially for areas prone to sun exposure such as your nose, forehead, shoulders, chest and hands. It doesn’t leave your skin feeling greasy, and it doesn’t have that icky “sunscreen smell”. Definitely gets a thumbs up from me and my skin. I’ll be carrying this little balm around in my purse.
Price tag: $25 for 0.33 OZ
Overall, the Murad Environmental Shield line is perfect for the summer! Everyone needs to invest in taking care of their skin, because you can’t replace it once it has been damaged. And if you love to lay out in the sun to perfect your bronzy tan, then protection is a must. It’s all about prevention!
These products are all available at the Murad Inclusive Health Spa, Murad.com, Sephora and Ulta stores.