A skin-improving facial doesn’t always mean a trip to the spa. Murad face masks and home facials provide an intensive treatment boost for any skin type or skin concern, delivering powerful treatment ingredients while also providing relaxation and stress relief. Whether you’re using a mask as part of an acne treatment program or for general skin care concerns, Murad masks improve skin’s appearance and overall health.
Celebrity makeup artist Violeta Meyners shares her mask routine with us.
She recommends the following masks:
Clarifying Mask: Draws out impurities and absorbs excess oil to control and prevent breakouts
Intensive-C® Radiance Peel: Brightens, smoothes and hydrates to give you a radiant glow after just one treatment.
Age-Diffusing Firming Mask: Gives your skincare regimen a rapid boost – instantly tightens, firms and hydrates skin.
“..I am a beauty klutz. When God was handing out traits, I somehow missed getting the one that makes you good at doing things like creating the perfect smokey eye, flat-ironing your hair, or understanding which bracelet matches that polka-dot blouse.
As a result, I have spent much of my life admiring women who always look so ‘together.’ I’m sure you know them. Perhaps you’re even one of them: their hair always falls in perfect beachy curls, or is elegantly straight. They never have smeared lipstick, or clumpy eyelashes. And they always have a cute bag.
While I may not be the greatest at wielding a flatiron, I take my skin pretty seriously. I may not have the most religious or the most complex skincare routine, I have been using an SPF moisturizer since I was in my early 20′s, and that has probably been my skin’s salvation.
Developed by an American dermatologist, Murad is popular with many celebrities, and they have a few product lines, including an acne line, and a couple of anti-aging lines. Given that my skin concerns are much more about wrinkles than they are about pimples these days, I was pretty excited to test products from Murad’s Resurgence and Age Reform lines.
I got to test three products: an exfoliant, a masque, and an eye cream.
AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser: Not all exfoliants are created equal, although all of them have the same purpose: to slough off the top layer of dead skin cells that makes your face look dull. This reveals a younger, more smooth layer of skin underneath. Some exfoliants are physical in nature: they are more akin to sandpaper, using things like sugar, salt, coffee, or ground up nut shells to buff off your top layer of skin. A second kind of exfoliant is more chemically-based, using things like AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) to remove that top layer. This exfoliant is of the second variety, containng Salicylic, Lactic and Glycolic Acids, as well as Jojoba beads. It also contains liquorice extract to help mitigate some of the irritation. I found my skin to be really soft and smooth after using this, but without the irritation or redness that often comes with some exfoliants.
Age-Diffusing Firming Mask: The kind of mask I’m mostly familiar with is a clay-based version. Clay helps to pull out the impurities that lurk under the surface. But it hardens on your skin, which leaves you with a weird, frozen-face feeling until you wash it off. I loved this mask–it was my favourite product of the three. It went on and dried clear, first of all, meaning that I could go about my every day life, even having a glass of wine while it was on. In fact, I could probably have gone out for dinner and no one would have noticed. It didn’t freeze my face, and when I washed it off, again, my skin felt fresh and smooth. The mask contains Golden Seaweed, Brazilian Fruit Extracts, and Shea Butter (which is one of my favourite things in the whole world).
Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture For Eyes: like many 40-somethings, I have three main areas where wrinkling happens the most: on my forehead (I spend a lot of time thinking!), the labial folds (from smiling–I won’t stop) and the fine lines under my eyes (unfortunately named “crow’s feet”). This skin is really thin and tends to be among the driest on my face. The moisturizer contains a peptide blend, meant to brighten the eye area, and collagen to plump up the area. I patted a tiny bit of this below my eyes, and it really felt moisturized and calm.
Murad is not a drugstore brand, so it’s more expensive. These products will run you between $35-$72, but a little goes a long way. And most importantly, even a beauty klutz can successfully use them!…”
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Welcome to the first Murad Mask event of the year! Murad masks have always been top sellers at Murad Canada. We understand that women love to pamper their skin and we really believe these amazing masks are as good as the salon treatments. Addressing skincare issues from oiliness to deep wrinkles, these capable problem-solvers work wonders in as little as 10 minutes.
You can treat your skin to a top-rated mask of your choice! Simply enter to win it on our Facebook page, choose your favorite mask and enter your contact details. At the end of January the winner will be announced by email. Want to double your chances of winning? Share the contest on your Facebook page and you receive an extra entry for each recommended friend that enters the contest as well.
All the masks available at Murad Canada are up for grabs:
Oily/combination skin? The Pomegranate Exfoliating Mask with fruit enzymes and antioxidants will dissolve buildup and oils to reveal a fresh, smooth complexion in just 10 minutes!
Dehydrated, hormonally-aging skin? Try the new Resurgence Age-Diffusing Firming Mask. It restores contours, firms and smooths lines after just one use.
Deep wrinkles? Eliminate them with the potent Intensive Resurfacing Peel. Just one dose combines the power of a glycolic peel with gentle microdermabrasion to exfoliate and reveal younger-looking skin.
Blackheads and breakouts? Clarifying Mask to the rescue! This clay based mask draws out impurities to deep clean congested pores and speed up healing of breakouts.
Dark spots and sun damaged skin? Intensive-C Radiance Peel instantly brightens and smooths skin reversing dark pigmentation caused by sun exposure.
So which one is your favorite? Enter here!
StyleLine March 2013 – Age-Diffusing Firming Mask Lift and tighten your skin to help restore natural contour lines with Murad Age-Diffusing Firming Mask. Tighten and firm the skin around your neck with Murad Rejuvenating Lift for Neck and Décolleté. Buy Age-Diffusing Firming Mask today.
Shape Magazine – Sept 2013
Unmask plumper, smoother, and tighter skin in just 10 minutes with this creamy cocktail of Brazilian fruit extracts, golden seaweed, and shea butter.