Peel, as in skin peeling, as in eek! Actually no, the Murad Intensive-C Radiance Peel (£49.50) is a very gentle process in fact, which doesn’t even cause any redness. [Murad have changed the packaging since I bought this one but it’s still exactly the same product.]
‘Instantly brightens skin and reduces hyperpigmentation… Actively smoothes and perfects skin to enhance luminosity’
The Science Bit
‘Glycolic Acid exfoliates to accelerate turnover of dark damaged cells, removing dullness and improving skin texture to make skin glow.’
‘Vitamin C and Indian Fig protect against free radical damage while enhancing skin clarity and luminosity for an illuminated complexion!’
‘Myrtle Extract supports collagen production to boost youthful resilience and elasticity.’
Gently massage into your clean face and neck (you might feel a slight tingling sensation), leave on up to 10 minutes and then rinse off with a warm wash cloth.
Does it work?
Absolutely! It’s such a shame that it’s so difficult to show smoothness of skin in a photograph because this really made a difference. I left this on for the whole ten minutes and didn’t feel any tingling at all and then I rinsed it off using a muslin cloth.
The pores on my nose looked almost invisible (for a change) , my skin felt incredibly smooth and didn’t look as dull and flat, in fact it looked really healthy. My skin didn’t feel tight or dry and my daily moisturiser got absorbed really quickly, rather than it just sitting on the surface for a while.
The best result was that my T-zone remained oil and blemish free for three days. Usually there is some shine, a small blemish or redness at some point during that time but my skin looked great! My cheeks didn’t look instantly smoother but a BB balm was sufficient coverage – even when I went out for drinks that evening. I’m going to keep on using this twice a week and I’ll give you an update if there are any more improvements!
Expense This is at the very top of my skin care budget but considering the cream is very thick and I only had to use a small amount to get a big effect, I know this will last me a long time. Plus, if I only use this on problem areas it will last even longer!
Have you considered any kind of facial peel before?
Here are some more of my Murad reviews.