Murad - Intensive-C Radiance Peel

Murad Intensive-C Radiance Peel

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • +3 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • glycolic acid
  • sodium ascorbyl phosphate
  • azelaic acid
  • ascorbic acid
  • urea
  • betaine
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • chitosan
  • dipotassium glycyrrhizate
  • ethylhexyl palmitate
  • glycerin
  • inositol
  • kaolin
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • synthetic beeswax
  • trehalose
  • zinc gluconate
  • +14 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce breakouts and clogged pores because it contains the following ingredient: azelaic acid. This ingredient is used for treating acne and can have a noticeable effect.

In addition, this product contains chitosan. It can help in reducing blemishes, even though it is less effective.

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually works: glycolic acid, sodium ascorbyl phosphate

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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What does the product description say?
"Myrtle extract supports natural renewal to improve youthful resilience and elasticity."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains glycolic acid.

Keep in mind that it typically takes at least 6 weeks to notice any results because the changes that are needed to improve fine lines and elasticity happen in the deeper layers of the skin. No topical anti-aging product can “erase” wrinkles or fully reverse signs of aging.

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What does the product description say?
"Glycolic Acid exfoliates to accelerate turnover of dark spots and damaged cells, eliminating lacklustre complexions to reveal the radiance beneath while improving skin texture."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: azelaic acid, glycolic acid

Keep in mind that you would need to apply any topical skincare targetted at hypigmentation consistently for a couple of months to get a result. No topical skincare product can help get rid of hyperpigmentation (including post-acne marks and age spots) instantly.

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"Gently exfoliating the skin to accelerate the turnover of damaged cells, your skin will be left hydrated with a radiant glow."
WIMJ summary

This product can help exfoliate the skin. In other words, it helps break down the bonds between dead cells on the surface of the skin and speed up the skin turnover. Skin often appears softer and brighter after exfoliation, but overdoing it can result in disrupted skin barrier. The following ingredient is doing the exfoliating job in this product: glycolic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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"Gently exfoliating the skin to accelerate the turnover of damaged cells, your skin will be left hydrated with a radiant glow."
WIMJ summary

This product contains good ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. These ingredients are called "humectants": betaine, glycerin.

When humectants are on the surface of the skin, they “pull in” the moisture from the outside environment, or from within deeper layers of the skin. If the air is dry, humectants can speed up the moisture loss from the skin. This is why it is a good idea to use another product on top of this one to help "seal in" the moisture (look for ingredients like dimethicone, squalane, oils and butters).

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: urea

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This product contains antioxidants (azelaic acid) that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they can lessen the damage the skin gets from the UV light (sun).

The following ingredients - chitosan, sodium ascorbyl phosphate also can have an antioxidant effect, but there is less evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
A type of clay that consists mainly of aluminum silicate. Helps absorb oil and creates a thicker product consistency. Can be used to add a white color
4.2% - 5.2%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
4.5% - 5.4%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
3.4% - 4.1%
An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that helps to remove the dead skin cells on the surface of the skin reveling a more even, smoother complexation. It is also able to stimulate collagen production with long-term use. Could help to reduce pore congestion. It can be irritating to the skin. Apply sunscreen daily if using products with glycolic acid
2.7% - 3.3%
Helps oil and water mix together
2.2% - 2.7%
1.9% - 2.3%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
1.7% - 2%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
1.5% - 1.8%
A stable derivative of vitamin C. It is oil-soluble which means it is more likely to penetrate the skin compared to the pure form of vitamin C (which is water-soluble), but it is less bio-available and is way less effective in stimulating collagen and reducing wrinkles compared to the pure form of vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) and its other derivatives (for example, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate). At the same time, this vitamin C derivative has been shown in studies to be effective in reducing acne, blemishes and clogged pores. It is less irritating then the pure form of vitamin C
1.2% - 1.5%
Naturally present in skin (urea makes up about 7% of natural moisturizing factors in skin). Attracts water to the upper layer of the skin. Also has a positive effect on the skin barrier beyond the humectant action. Can enhance penetration of other ingredients. Is an exfoliating ingredient when used in high concentrations
1% - 1.2%
0.8% - 1.15%
A sugar that attracts water to the upper layer of the skin
0.75% - 1.1%
0.7% - 1.05%
Could be helpful in reducing inflammation in skin, evening out the skin tone and neutralizing free radicals, but more research is needed to confirm its effectiveness
0.65% - 1%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and improves the product texture
0.65% - 0.95%
A more stable but less bio-available form of vitamin E compared to Tocopherol. Might help moisturize and protect the skin from free radicals, but mostly used in low concentrations to stabilize other ingredients.
0.65% - 0.95%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and create a nice product texture
0.65% - 0.95%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.6% - 0.9%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.5% - 0.8%
A plant extract. Can help attract water the upper layer of the skin and might have some anti-oxidant properties
0.6% - 0.9%
0.5% - 0.75%
Is produced by a yeast that lives on normal human skin. It is used in medicine as a topical treatment for mild to moderate acne. It has a mild exfoliating effect. It can also help reduce hyperpigmentation, helps calm down inflammation and can help neutralize free radicals
0.5% - 0.7%
A salt derived from licorice. Works as an emollient to soften the upper layer of the skin and can help calm down inflammation. Might be helpful for skin lightening
0.45% - 0.7%
Used to create a nice product texture and help delivery of other ingredients. Might be somewhat helpful in attracting water to the upper layer of the skin
0.45% - 0.7%
A fungus extract that can help to create a temporary tightening feeling on the skin
0.5% - 0.7%
0.5% - 0.75%
The most well-researched antioxidant that works in skin. Helps neutralize free radicals supporting collagen production, helping to even out the skin tone and preventing early signs of aging
0.45% - 0.7%
Inhibits acne-causing bacteria on the surface of the skin. Can help to reduce inflammation caused by bacteria. Helps neutralize free radicals in skin. Helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.5% - 0.75%
Helps preserve product formulations and can mask the smell of other ingredients in a product
0.5% - 0.7%
Typically used to stabilize the product formulations. It is a salt of a polyhydroxy acid (PHA) and in larger concentrations, can help shed the dead cells from the skin surface revealing smoother skin. It can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Might to be helpful against acne and clogged pores. Could be helpful in neutralizing free radicals, but solid research is missing. Due to the zinc content, might help calm down inflammation in skin
0.45% - 0.7%
0.45% - 0.7%
0.45% - 0.7%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.45% - 0.7%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.45% - 0.7%
0.45% - 0.65%
Used to adjust the pH in formulations
0.3% - 0.6%
A gelling agent that thickens the product consistency and leaves the skin with a velvety finish
0.3% - 0.6%
Helps oil and water mix together. Has some emollient properties
0.45% - 0.65%
Used to thicken product formulations and create gel-like textures
0.3% - 0.6%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.3% - 0.55%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.3% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.3%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.15% - 0.3%
An essentil oil from orange peel. Potential allergen and can be irritating
0.15% - 0.3%
A plant oil with high content of volatile compounds that, especially when exposed to air, can cause allergic reactions and irritate the skin
0.15% - 0.3%
0.15% - 0.25%
A plant oil with high content of volatile compounds that, especially when exposed to air, can cause allergic reactions and irritate the skin
0.1% - 0.15%
0.1% - 0.15%

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