Murad Skincare | What I’ve tried

Hello there you lovely bunch of people! Guess what?! I get to talk your ear off about skincare today. Who’s excited?! What brand is on the agenda today? Murad skincare! I’ve been super lucky to get a chance to work with them and try our their products. I hadn’t tried out the brand prior to this and I’ve been blown away by the products I’ve tried.

Just a disclaimer, these products have been gifted by the brand – it is not sponsored or a paid post. All opinions are my own and honest

So let’s jump in!

AHA/BHA Exfoliating cleanser

  • You get a massive 200 ml of product
  • Price point: $62 AUD
  • What is it? – it’s a highly active cleanser that includes a trio of exfoliating acids as well as jojoba skin polishing beads
  • What does it claim to do? Polish away dull looking skin. Leaving your skin looking bright, smooth and hydrated.
  • My thoughts? = I love how gentle this exfoliator is on the skin. You can easily use this once a day it’s not too rough or strong. It doesn’t make the skin sting. It’s consistency feels like grains of sands. So the beads aren’t to large and scratch. My skin feels clean and smooth when I use this. I love that you get a massive amount of product that will last you ages! It has a squeezy tube packaging so you’ll be able to get all the product out and you can control how much product you want to apply

Hydro-dynamic Quenching Essence

  • What is it? A moisture enhancing treatment that allows the skin to retain hydration and become plump, soft and hydrated.
  • It contains Mexican blue agave leaf extract as well as glycolic acid. It is also paraben and sulphate free
  • This I use as a serum. It’s very light weight and gel like. It’s not thick but its not runny either so its pump like packaging makes it easy to control how much product you want. It sinks into the skin very quickly and under a moisturiser it leaves your skin feeling super hydrated. It feels very luxurious on the skin, it has a silky consistency and it just makes the skin feel very soft and hydrated
  • You get 30 ml of product.
  • Price point: $139 AUD

Resurgence retinol youth renewal serum

  • What is it? This is a serum containing retinol which is a very potent ingredient at smoothing the skin from fine lines & wrinkles. It boosts the skin making it appear more youthful, smooth & even-toned.
  • How much product do you get? You get 30 ml of product
  • Price point? $120 AUD
  • My thoughts: This product is my first experience with using a retinol and it definitely has swayed me towards using retinols more frequently. It’s quite a hydrating serum and my skin feels so soft and smooth afterwards. It isn’t drying or irritating on my skin whatsoever.

City skin overnight detox moisturiser

  • What is it? This product is a night treatment (like a night cream but better) it aims to detoxify & revitalise the skin. It nourishes the skin, evens out your complexion while you sleep and you just wake up with your skin looking better! This product includes vitamin C.
  • How much product do you get? You get 50 grams of product
  • Price point? $105 AUD
  • My thoughts: This is such a unique and interesting product. I use to be quite lazy with night creams / night treatments I use to just slap on my usual moisturiser which I’d wear during the day. This stuff makes the skin look and feel fabulous. It’s so hydrating but not heavy to the point where it upsets my skin. I don’t know what it is about this product but my skin has been loving it. I am definitely considering to repurchase this product again, I am that obsessed.

Environmental Shield Intensive C Radiance Peel

  • What is it? This product is an intensive treatment aimed to brighten & exfoliate the skin, leaving you with a smooth and bright complexion. It also hydrates the skin and reverses signs of environmental aging.
  • How much product do you get? You get 50 ml of product
  • Price point? $94
  • My thoughts: I have been loving Vitamin C in my skincare every time I try it! This definitely has to be my favourite vitamin C product I have tried so far! I’m 100% going to repurchase this as soon as I run out of it. I have been struggling with skin texture for so long. I suffer with a lot of close comedones (bumps on the skin) which look extra noticeable. This face mask is one of the two face masks I have tried that have truly changed my skins texture and made an enormous improvement! This stuff leaves my skin feeling extra smooth, radiant and hydrated. It’s a triple threat and just incredible.

Age reform refreshing cleanser

  • What is it? This is a cleanser aimed at softening & smoothing the skin, it removes makeup & other impurities. It is light weight, non-drying and cleans the skin well without being too harsh.
  • How much product do you get? You get 200 ml of product
  • Price point? $48 AUD
  • My thoughts: I didn’t think this cleanser would leave such an impact on me. Cleansers never seem to wow me, as long as they clean my skin without drying it out I’m like cool. But I am seriously loving this cleanser I don’t know what it is about it but my skin feels amazing when I use this cleanser. It feels super clean without being dried out and it just feels so hydrated. This is the first cleanser that costs extra $$ that I will be purchasing for myself.

Resurgence hydrating toner

  • What is it? This product is a mist toner aimed at toning & hydrating the skin. It locks in hydration & preps the skin for other treatment products. It is alcohol free, restores the skins natural pH & it can be used throughout the day to give the skin a quick refresh.
  • How much product do you get? You get 180 ml of product
  • Price point? $47 AUD
  • My thoughts: I am absolutely obsessed with facial mists! Any time I find a brand that makes one I am so quick to try it. So I knew I’d love this product before I even tried it and I was right! It is finely misted, very very very hydrating, refreshing and it also smells incredible. I won’t pretend that nearly 50 bucks on a facial mist isn’t a lot but I definitely want to purchase this again – I am super glad Sephora sells it so I know I can after pay it.

Essential C-Day Moisture Broad Spectrum SPF 15

  • What is it? This is a moisture that contains SPF and protects the skin from UV. It contains Vitamin C and potent antioxidant Ginkgo biloba leaf extract. It smells like orange – hinting there is vitamin C in there. It’s hydrating without being heavy or leaving a residue on the skin.
  • My thoughts? I of course love to use this during the day and I know I’ll love using it during the warm weather when I have to be careful to not use crazy hydrating/nourishing products. Because during the warmer months my skin can’t handle too much hydration. So it’s a win win with this moisturiser.
  • How much product do you get? You get 50 ml of product. It comes in a squeezy tube packaging.
  • Price point: $108 AUD

Pore extractor pomegranate Mask

  • What is it? This is a face mask you apply to areas with enlarged pores. I apply it onto my nose to help with pores and blackheads. You leave it on for 10 minutes and rinse it off with warm water.
  • My thoughts? While I do suffer with blackheads on the nose quite a lot I do notice this mask to make a difference. It doesn’t eradicate them but I do notice less of them plus my nose is so much smoother after I apply it. When you first start using it you will notice your nose will let out more oil – that’s normal in the initial period. I love using this 2-3 times a week, my nose remains smoother and has less blackheads.
  • How much product do you get? You get 50 grams of product. The packaging is in a pot, so you just scoop out the product with your finger and apply it. It does have this thin white plastic seal you apply over the mask but it’s underneath the lid. That protects the mask from drying out.
  • Price point: $52 AUD

Rapid resurfacing Peel pads

  • What is it? Last but not least are these resurfacing peel pads. They are individually wrapped in individual satchels which helps the pad retain extra moisture. They are very moist pads (I know I hate the word moist too). So they are quite soaked in product. They have 10% glycolic acid.
  • My thoughts? These are great if you love using acid as a form of exfoliation to smooth and brighten the skin. I love that they are most because I feel like I can soak my skin in the product. A bonus?! Even though I feel a subtle tingle and its great for achieving a bright complexion and smoothing out texture – here’s the kicker. It doesn’t leave your skin feeling dry or tight! How cool is that, with most acids leaving you scrambling for your moisturizer and slathering it over your face.
  • How much product do you get?You get 16 in a pack for a price point of $83 AUD. You can use them 2-3 times a week. If you decided on using them twice a week you could make one pack last two months. This type of product isn’t the most budget friendly they do work out to $5 bucks a pop but if you can afford it they are so nice. A great way of using an acid in your skincare that don’t leave your skin feeling dry. And they are travel friendly and easy to throw in your beauty bag.

Where to buy? The Murad site itself and Sephora!


And that wraps up the post! Have you guys tried Murad skincare? See any products you like or want to try? Drop a comment and let’s have a chat! I hope you all have a great day, I love you guys and I’ll see you in the next post!


**Disclaimer: These products were gifted to me for consideration. However, this post is not sponsored and there are no affiliate links contained in this post. The links I have included are just there to help you find the product. Everyone has different experiences with products, especially skincare – this was my experience. I recommend you do lots of research into the product (reading numerous reviews) and really get to know your skin type. With skincare there is always the risk of it not agreeing with your skin/skin type. I am not liable for any negative experiences with the products mentioned in this post.

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  1. Shireen L. Platt

    May 14, 2018 at 3:06 am

    This brand is highly raved by the beauty world but I have only tried a SOF Vitamin C moisturizer and I wasn’t too impressed by it. Maybe it was wrong for my skin type but I should really try other things from Murad before writing off the brand.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      May 14, 2018 at 11:36 pm

      Yes the brand has many hidden gems, the moisturizer I’ve tried I wasn’t blown away by but I am definitely obsessed with the facial mist, Vitamin C peel, their cleanser & night treatment.

  2. yiota

    May 14, 2018 at 9:09 am

    I tried only a few products from Murad but I loved everything. I wish they weren’t that expensive, I would love to buy full size of the Essential C moisturiser.


    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      May 14, 2018 at 11:35 pm

      Yes they are so expensive unfortunately which is why I’ve narrowed down the list of products I’ll be repurchasing to the absolute superstars that have really changed my skin!

  3. Sofia

    May 14, 2018 at 10:24 am

    Their packaging looks amazing!! That pomegranate mask sounds like exactly what I need haha my pores are wild 😛 Great review girl!

    xx Sofia | SOFIAADOT

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      May 14, 2018 at 11:34 pm

      Yes their packaging is definitely extra fancy! You definitely notice a difference in the pores & it smoothes out the nose very well!

  4. Amy

    May 14, 2018 at 1:23 pm

    I’ve heard lots of good things about this brand but haven’t tried them yet myself! – Amy

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      May 14, 2018 at 11:33 pm

      They’re amazing, I definitely recommend the brand. x

  5. Naya

    May 14, 2018 at 3:34 pm

    What a lovely Murad review; I am not new to the brand, but I haven’t tried any of these products – I am certainly curious now after reading your post. Thanks a lot for sharing xx


    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      May 14, 2018 at 11:33 pm

      It’s such a fantastic brand! There are so many favourites I’ve discovered & will definitely be repurchasing. x

  6. Rachael

    May 15, 2018 at 9:40 am

    I really haven’t tried that much from Murad – the pomegranate mask sounds amazing for a quick skin pick me up!
    Helpless Whilst Drying

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      May 15, 2018 at 11:29 am

      It is such an amazing mask I actually used it tonight and my skin feels so SMOOTH!

  7. Danielle Alexa

    May 15, 2018 at 7:45 pm

    I have only tried out a couple of items by this brand, but what I have tried, I loved!

    Danielle xx

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      May 15, 2018 at 11:12 pm

      It’s definitely an incredible brand and I have discovered so many favourites from them!

  8. jane

    May 16, 2018 at 6:27 am

    Sounds like a great brand though quite pricey
    Love your honest review

    Much Love,
    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      May 16, 2018 at 11:00 pm

      It’s a pricey brand for sure but they definitely have some products that are 100% worth it!

  9. Aime

    May 17, 2018 at 5:38 am

    I’ve never tried Murad before, but all of these products sound interesting and i think it would be a brand i’d love to try out in the future! x

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      May 17, 2018 at 9:48 am

      The brand is definitely filled with lots of brilliant products!

  10. April Basi

    May 17, 2018 at 4:43 pm

    Murad has one of the best skin care products out there. I’ll try these. Thnaks for sharing

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      May 18, 2018 at 8:38 am

      They really do. I’m so impressed by their quality!

  11. Elena Isabelle

    May 18, 2018 at 5:01 pm

    I’ve never tried murad skincare but I heard nothing but great things about it. AHA/BHA peelings are just the best in my opinion.

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      May 19, 2018 at 3:55 am

      They are top notch quality! I agree my favorite acids!

  12. Velvet Blush

    May 18, 2018 at 8:52 pm

    The vitamin c peel sounds so good! I’ve only tried a few products from Murad but it was many years ago x

    Velvet Blush

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      May 19, 2018 at 3:53 am

      It really is amazing. After my first use I noticed a crazy difference in my skin!

  13. Jasmine

    May 20, 2018 at 8:46 am

    I really want to try this brand, though it is quote pricey. The radiance peel and hydrating toner sound just my sort of thing!

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      May 21, 2018 at 1:48 am

      Yes the price is definitely expensive. I feel like if I had to choose 1 product of theres that is 100000000% worth it, it would definitely be the Vitamin C peel mask. That has made massive improvements to my skin’s texture which is the number one skin issue that plauges.

  14. Katya

    May 28, 2018 at 11:06 pm

    I always love reading skincare product posts like this. I know that Murad is one of the leading brands when it comes to beauty care. I would love to cop them all.

    StyleSprinter Blog by Katya Bychkova

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      May 29, 2018 at 1:25 am

      It’s definitely an incredible brand! I haven’t heard much about them from the blogging world so I wanted to share my thoughts on everything that I’ve tried from them so far.

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