I bought 3 packs of these a while ago as they had been priced up rather cheaply on a website (back up to full price now) so I thought I would stock up without trying it because Murad has such a good name.
This week, I haven’t been feeling too great. I have had a set back in my recovery which made me feel quite low and I let that get on top of me for a few days and didn’t bother with my skin care routine.
My god I noticed a difference! My skin dried out and became quite sore. I also looked older. Because of this, I decided to do a face mask last night (blog post to come) and wanted to mix up my morning routine a bit this morning, so I decided to start using this.
Firstly, the cleanser:
This is a foaming cleanser, which I didn’t realise when I bought it. I’m not keen on a foaming cleanser personally. This smelled gorgeous and a little went a really long way, but I wasn’t sold on it. I’ll see how I get on with it, it certainly hasn’t put me off using it again, but my skin didn’t feel as good as it does after using my usual Clarins cleansing milk. I may use this as a first cleanse to get make-up off in the evenings if it doesn’t grow on me.
I followed this with the Elizabeth Arden – Skin Illuminating Serum, which I love and then followed that with the Murad Perfecting Day Cream:
I’m really impressed that this has an SPF of 30 in it! It has a thicker consistency than some creams I’ve used, in fact it has more of a consistency to a night cream in my opinion. I haven’t put make-up on over the top today, so I can’t comment on how make-up sits over the top, however, my skin is feeling a bit uncomfortable, a little tight. The weather has dropped considerably and I haven’t looked after my skin for a few days, so I certainly wouldn’t blame that on this cream, but it’s something I’m going to keep in mind as the days go on. This is the first time I have used both cleanser and day cream though, so I’ll see how I get on with them.
I have yet to try the ‘Rapid Resurfacing Peel’ that you get in the box. I think I want my skin to calm down a little first.