Murad Pore Reform Skin Smoothing Polish Review

By Meenakshi G.

Hello everyone,

I have been blessed with oily and acne-prone skin 😛 Hence I have to be very careful about the kind of a scrub I pick. If the exfoliating beads are too harsh, they are really bad for my acne and act as a catalyst in spreading the germs around on my face. Therefore, I am always on the hunt for finding a good scrub which would give my skin the right amount of exfoliation but is gentle at the same time. I went on to Sephora’s website and decided to try this smoothing polish from Murad. This brand is very well-known in the skincare arena. So, I kind of knew that this product would work for me. As an icing on the cake, the product did claim to be pore reforming and I wanted a product that would make reduce the appearance of my facial pores. So, let’s get started with the review.

Murad Pore Reform Skin Smoothing Polish Review

Product Description:
What it is:  A rich, creamy polishing scrub that helps relieve skin congestion and smooths away imbedded imperfections without stripping skin of natural moisture.
What it is formulated to do:Polish your way to a flawless complexion. This powerful exfoliating formula features micro-polishing beads that work to relieve clogged pores and blackheads while smoothing and softening. Witch hazel and cinnamon extract visibly tighten pores and balance oil production while starflower extract leaves newly polished skin soft and supple. Ideal as a weekly boost to your daily cleansing routine, this polish helps you do more for your pores without drying or irritating your skin.
What it is formulated without parabens.

Murad Pore Reform Skin Smoothing Polish ingredients

Price and Quantity:
CAD 36 plus taxes for 3.5oz/100 ml.

My Experience with Murad Pore Reform Skin Smoothing Polish:

This product comes in a sleek, plastic tube packaging with a snap closure which makes it very travel friendly. It is a clear tube so you can clearly see how much product is left behind. The opening on the cap dispenses the right amount of squirt needed for one-time use and this avoids wastage of product.

Murad Pore Reform Skin Smoothing Polish tube

The product itself has a thick texture with a very light baby pink color. It is not too harsh and works well in removing the blackheads near my nose area. On my oily and acne-prone skin, I haven’t noticed any redness or irritation after using this product. It is gentle enough to be used 2-3 times a week as well. I personally prefer using it while in the shower so that the steam from my bath could open up my pores and the scrub could work even more efficiently and penetrate deeper to unclog the pores. You cannot notice any exfoliating beads in the tube, but you can feel them on your skin.

Murad Pore Reform Skin Smoothing Polish swatch

Pros of Murad Pore Reform Skin Smoothing Polish:

  • Travel friendly and sleek plastic tube packaging.
  • Provides the right amount of exfoliation.
  • Leaves my skin feeling smooth without causing any irritation.
  • No overpowering fragrance.
  • No parabens.
  • A little goes a long way.

Cons of Murad Pore Reform Skin Smoothing Polish:

  • Exfoliating beads might not work to everybody’s liking.
  • Expensive for the price of a scrub.
  • Doesn’t hold up to its claims of reforming the pores.

IMBB Rating:
Overall, I am happy with this product as it is neither overly gritty nor too gentle. It does make my skin feel smooth but I haven’t noticed any pore-reforming characteristics. So, I would recommend this scrub to you.

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