Murad - Intensive-C Radiance Peel

Murad Intensive-C Radiance Peel

PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
Works for
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
+ 2 more
Key ingredients
  • glycolic acid
  • sodium ascorbyl phosphate
  • azelaic acid
  • ascorbic acid
  • urea
  • betaine
  • cetearyl alcohol
+ 14 more
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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
HIGH
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HIGH
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Environmental Shield Intensive-C Radiance Peel instantly reverses environmental aging to enhance luminosity and reveal a noticeably brighter complexion."
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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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LOW
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HIGH
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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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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LOW
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What does the product description say?
"Glycolic acid exfoliates to accelerate turnover of dark, damaged cells which rids skin of dullness and improves skin texture."
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
HIGH
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MEDIUM
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MEDIUM
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What does the product description say?
"Your complexion will be left hydrated and glowing with youthful luminosity."
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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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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
HIGH
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MEDIUM
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MEDIUM
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Plain old water
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
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin

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