May 23 2014



Hello Ladies and Gents,

Today I want to talk about a product that has been performing solidly for the past few months. In fact, I am on my fourth tube. The Murad Anti-Aging Moisturizer SPF 20 is designed, as the name suggests, for those of us prone to acne. It is part of Murad Acne Skin Care line
Murad Anti-Aging Moisturiser
From the age of thirteen well into my twenties, acne, both cystic and pimples of the “regular” variety plagued me. While I do not suffer from the all consuming, horrific kind of acne that I use too, hormonal acne as well as the occasional bacteria-nurtured “zits” remain a reality. Therefore, I continue to seek out and use products designed to treat and combat such occurrences. Right now I would describe my skin type as combination to oily, characterised by slight dehydration (which is entirely different from “dry”).

According to Murad’s website “this remarkable 3-in-1 moisturizer controls blemishes, boosts hydration and superior protection against age-accelerating UV rays to prevent wrinkles.” Murad goes on to explain that these three features are Kombucha Collagen Defense® (to stimulate and maintain collagen production), SPF 20 (protects against sun damage) and Willow Bark Extract (controls oil). Incidently, this product has also received a “GOOD” rating on Paula’s Choice.

I began using this product about a year ago. At that time, I was living in a slightly cooler climate, though it was the beginning of summer (think 70’s F/20’s C). This product was “heavy” enough to keep me moisturised but light enough not to make me feel greasy. Now that I am back home, and temperatures have been steadily rising, soon to approach the 90’s F (30’s C), I continue to enjoy this product. Most importantly, this moisturiser has a pretty decent SPF which is vital when you live in a place where the sun is shinning down on you pretty much year round.

I had anticipated moving on to something a little more light weight or at least switching over to a mattifying primer come May/June, but so far so good. In terms of make-up application, I have no troubles layering my primers (currently alternating between l’oreal revitalift miracle blur, which I will have to change up soon as its becoming to warm for this primer, and benefit porefessional) and foundations (which change daily) over this.

Basically, I really like this one. Have you tried the Murad Anti-Aging Moisturizer?



  • Wears well under foundation
  • Hot/Humid weather approved
  • Feels light-weight and comfortable on the skin
  • Price: High (Retail:$47.00 USD)
  • Available Locally: No (Check online at: or


For perspective on skincare product reviews, it’s always useful to know a little something about the reviewer’s skin type. Rather than repeating the information in every post, I have a summary on the “My Skin States” page.



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    • Jenn on September 17, 2014 at 2:12 am
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    I keep a seeing Murad products everywhere, but the price has always deterred me. I’ll have to keep looking into this brand and see of they have anything affordable.

      • Kimmy on September 17, 2014 at 2:12 pm
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      They make some really good products. It can get expensive, that’s true. Depending in what one can afford, they are worth trying. Murad makes a lot of kits which is a great way to try the products at a better value. Also, when investing in skincare I tend to have the view that it’s better to invest more on what stays on your face longer. So with facewash, for example, there are many affordable brands that do just as good of a job as more expensive brands. But maybe with a moisturizer or a serum one can spend more if they can. That being said, there are great products as all price points. 🙂

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