I was first introduced to the brand Murad by a lovely celebrity make up artist called Oonagh (www.oonaghconnor.com). From the US, Murad was the first of the so-called 'Dr. brands', truly effective skin care based on scientific research.
They have just launched a new range of retinol based products called Retinol Reinvented that promise to visibly reduce lines and wrinkles, while at the same time smoothing the texture of the skin. I have been trying the night cream and the eye serum. They are mild enough to be used every day (unusual in a retinol-based product), but so effective that in trials 93 per cent saw results after four weeks. I have seen a real difference in only two weeks. My skin looks fresh and clear, I look really healthy, which is the ethos behind Murad - their mantra being that only healthy skin is beautiful skin.
I love the mechanism of the night cream, a push-down lid that gives you just the right amount, and the cream glides on effortlessly. Unlike other retinol products I have tried, these creams don't leave my skin feeling dry or over-exfoliated, just nourished and moisturised.
I love the feeling of these creams working overnight to speed up cell renewal and enhance collagen. A must-have product. But don't forget to use sun-block the next day.
Retinol Youth Renewal Night Cream £65, Retinol Youth Renewal Eye Serum £65 www.murad.co.uk
VALUE FOR MONEY: 4/5
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