Lately, my skin has been looking and feeling very dull and not in its best condition. I am thinking it has to do with the harsh summer days that I have been experiencing in the California sun. Now that the weather is transitioning into Fall season, slowly, I decided I need something to just revive and lift my skin. That’s when the Murad Essential-C Daily Renewal Complex face cream came into my life and I would like to thank IMBB for that.
An anti-aging formula featuring pure vitamin C along with Murad’s patented Skin Repair System with Co3. This formula improves the appearance of skin elasticity, supports natural collagen synthesis, improves skin clarity, and provides powerful antioxidant protection and restores the appearance of environmentally-aging skin. It also repairs existing photo damage and fortifies skin against future damage.
Reduces the appearance of fines lines by 17% after one application.* Reduces photo damage by 46% in 4 weeks.*
Cyclomethicone, Ascorbic Acid, DimethiconeCrosspolymer, C12-15 Alkyl Ethylhexanoate, Di-C12-15 Alkyl Fumarate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinol, Bisabolol, Allantoin, Lysine LauroylMethionate, Rice Amino Acids, Zinc Aspartate, Chitosan Ascorbate, RetinylPalmitate, Cyanocobalamin, Beta-Carotene, Ranunculus Ficaria Extract, Glycine, Glutamic Acid, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Vegetable Oil (Olus), Limonene, Safflower Seed Oil, Orange Peel Oil, Mandarin Orange Peel Oil, Basil Oil, Grapefruit Peel Oil, Galbanum Resin Oil.
Directions For Use:
Once daily after cleansing and toning, massage a thin layer over dampened face, neck, and chest. For optimal results, pair with Essential-C Toner and follow with Environmental Shield Moisturizer.
My Experience with Murad Environmental Shield Essential-C Renewal Complex:
Murad Essential-C Daily Renewal Complex comes in a simple 1 fl. Oz. white glass container with the labeling written across it. The face serum itself is of a white-cream color. The texture of the product is a little grainy, for example, it has the texture of what “ghee” would feel like. That is an odd comparison, I know, but that is the first thing I thought of when I felt it. I was kind of skeptical about that but the little grains turned smooth as soon as I applied it to my face and neck. The scent of the product is very light, perfect for a face product.
I started liking this product from the first use. As I applied it my skin, it felt so soft and I could not even feel any product on my face because the formula is so light. There is no greasiness whatsoever, it felt like my skin just absorbed up all the product. Though I have only been using this product for 4 weeks, I can see differences in my skin. For example, I had rough patchy skin near my nose area and I can honestly say it feels much softer than it was before use. I also have light brown specs on my cheeks which seem to be signs of sun damage, they are not much visible especially when I have applied makeup. This product claims to reduce sun damage in 4 weeks and after using this product for exactly a month, I see no difference in my cheek area. That doesn’t bother me that much because the brown spots weren’t a big problem to me in the first place but it would have been nice to get rid of it and have even complexion. Also, this product claims to reduce fine lines just after ONE application. This product worked as mentioned but it took way more than just ONE application. I had very fine, hard to see fine lines in the corner of my eyes and after using it for 4 weeks, I finally see some change. My eye area looks and feels very smooth and even. Aside from all that, this product has cleared up my skin like no other product has before, I had acne scars near my nose area and a few other places on my face and it has lightened those up dramatically. I feel like my skin is much lighter and clearer than it was 4 weeks ago. Usually, I never see this dramatic change by a product just by itself but this product has worked wonders for me. My skin has never felt this good.
Also, what I really like about this product is that it contains Vitamin C which we all need to protect our skin from sun damage and to reduce hyperpigmentation. Also, it contains the ingredient Retinol which gives you softer, smoother skin by reducing fine line and wrinkles.
Once thing that bothers me is the quantity of the product and the price you pay for it. I feel for $95 dollars, the quantity of the product is just not enough. Besides, I did not pay $95, I actually paid around $104 due to taxes. But, overall, I think the few cons will not make me stay away from this product. I really like this product and I would never have discovered it if it wasn’t for IMBB. So thank you once again!
The one thing that bothers me is the quantity of the product and the price you pay for it. I feel for $95 dollars, the quantity of the product is just not enough. Besides, I did not pay $95, I actually paid around $104 due to taxes, but overall, I really like this product and I would never have discovered it if it wasn’t for IMBB. So thank you once again!
Pros of Murad Environmental Shield Essential-C Renewal Complex:
- Leaves skin smooth and soft.
- Skin felt softer from first use.
- Contains Vitamin C.
- Protects from sun damage.
- Reduces sun damage.
- Reduces hyperpigmentation.
- Reduces fine lines and wrinkles.
Cons of Murad Environmental Shield Essential-C Renewal Complex:
- Very less product compared to price.
- Reducing fine lines/wrinkles takes longer than the product claims.
- False claim to reduce sun damage in 4 weeks (for me, it might take longer but so far NO GOOD)
Would I Recommend Murad Environmental Shield Essential-C Renewal Complex?
Yes most definitely if you are willing to spend that much money. Please do keep in mind that not all products work same for every skin type. Just because it did not work for me doesn’t mean it won’t work for you either.
Would I Repurchase Murad Environmental Shield Essential-C Renewal Complex?
Yes, I would like to see how it affects me in the long run.
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