Murad - Skin Perfecting Lotion

Murad Skin Perfecting Lotion

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • +3 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • retinol
  • magnesium ascorbyl phosphate
  • panthenol
  • algae extract
  • allantoin
  • c12-15 alkyl benzoate
  • camellia sinensis leaf extract
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • dimethicone
  • glycerin
  • honey extract
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • sodium pca
  • squalane
  • tocopherol
  • vitis vinifera seed extract
  • +14 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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"Lightweight and extremely soothing, this daily moisturizer is formulated with retinol and arnica to prevent clogged pores and reduce redness while honey extract tones the complexion."
WIMJ summary

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

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

These ingredients in the product can also be helpful, even though there is less evidence for their effectiveness: vitis vinifera seed extract.

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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This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: retinol.

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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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: retinol.

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"Lightweight and extremely soothing, this daily moisturizer is formulated with retinol and arnica to prevent clogged pores and reduce redness while honey extract tones the complexion."
WIMJ summary

This product can help improve hydration of the skin with the two types of ingredients.

The first type is called “humectants”:
these ingredients help attract water. 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. The following ingredients in this product do the job: algae extract, allantoin.

This product also contains ingredients called “occlusives”. They help reduce the speed with which our skin loses moisture to the outside environment. These ingredients also help soften the upper layer of the skin, so it feels less tight and nicer to the touch. The following ingredients in this product do the job: caprylic/capric triglyceride, dimethicone.

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

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This product contains antioxidants (retinol, vitis vinifera seed extract) 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 - camellia sinensis leaf extract also can have an antioxidant effect, but there is less evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin.

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IRRITANCY
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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Used to dissolve other ingredients, create a nice product texture and soften the upper layer of the skin. Can be an allergen
5.8% - 7.1%
Enhances the product texture and makes it more spreadable. Helps reduce water loss from the outer layer of skin. Extands the shelf life by preventing bacteria growth
4.5% - 5.5%
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
3.2% - 3.9%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
2.5% - 3.1%
Helps water and oil mix together
2% - 2.5%
Two steps removed from the active form of vitamin A - retinoic acid. Once converted to the retinoic acid in the skin, retinol is proven to be effective against all signs of aging. It improves skin cell turnover, helps fight blemishes and clogged pores, can regulate excess oil production and even skin tone. It can, however, be quite irritating
1.7% - 2.1%
A good mix of fatty acids that forms a protective layer on the skin. Improves the shelf life of products. Derived from coconut and glycerin
1.6% - 2%
A plant extract that can be irritating. It can have some anti-bacterial properties, but there are no evidence of a beneficial effect for skin
1.2% - 1.4%
A plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals and calm down irritation in skin. However, it can contain compounds that can be irritating themselves
1% - 1.2%
0.7% - 1.05%
A plant extract that contains resveratrol and other anti-oxidant compounds that can help neutralize free radicals, reduce inflammation in skin and even out its tone. Can be also used to stabilize the product formulation
0.65% - 1%
Can contain potent anti-oxidant compounds (abbreviated ECG, GCG, EGC, and EGCG) that might help protect the skin from free radicals. Can help calm down inflammation and has some anti-bacterial properties. Unfortunately, these antioxidants are unstable and lose their effectiveness very quickly in products. The concentration of the antioxidant compounds in the extract also tends to be low to be effective in topical formulation
0.55% - 0.85%
0.5% - 0.8%
0.45% - 0.7%
Might have some anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Can be irritating
0.45% - 0.7%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.45% - 0.65%
A plant extract that is used as a fragrance. Can be irritating and lead to photosensitivity
0.4% - 0.6%
An oil naturally present in skin. Works as an emollient to soften the skin and form a protective layer on its surface without a greasy feeling.
0.45% - 0.7%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
0.5% - 0.75%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
0.4% - 0.6%
Helps oil and water mix together. Has some emollient properties
0.45% - 0.65%
Absorbs oil and moisture helping to create a dryer product finish
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps to create a thicker product consistency
0.3% - 0.5%
0.3% - 0.5%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.5%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.3% - 0.5%
Used mostly for creating emulsions - helping oil and water mix together. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.6%
Pure form of vitamin E. Can help moisturise and protect the skin from free radicals. Often used to help stabilise other ingredients or the formula itself
0.25% - 0.5%
A derivative of vitamin C that is more stable, but less bioavailable than the pure form of vitamin C. It does not penetrate the skin well, but has been shown to convert to pure vitamin C once in skin. It can be helpful in stimulating collagen production and lightening the skin tone, but the required concentration is likely to be very high
0.25% - 0.5%
Plant extract that helps the skin to attract water and make it more smooth for touch. Also shows promise of anti-aging properties, but research is not extensive yet
0.3% - 0.6%
A silicone that helps to reduce water loss from the surface of the skin. Can temporarily "fill in" lines and wrinkles, absorb oil, and create a nice product finish
0.3% - 0.55%
Naturally present in skin and helps to attract water to its upper layer
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps calm down inflammation in skin and can help reduce itching. Helps to repair the skin barrier and keep skin hydrated
0.2% - 0.35%
Used to create gel-like formulas and stabilize emulsions
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps create a thicker or gel-like product texture. It is not a surfactant but can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.2% - 0.35%
Used to adjust the pH in formulations
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
Helps to stabilize the product formulation
0.1% - 0.15%

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