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BEST FOR: Retinol newbies
WHY WE RATE IT: Whilst retinol, in theory, is ideal for oily and acne-prone skin, this Murad bestseller goes one step further and makes retinol suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive. Ideal for retinol newbies, this formula guarantees real results – a whopping 93% of users saw a reduction in lines and wrinkles in just four weeks.
BEST FOR: A more youthful eye contour
WHY WE RATE IT: For proven results in just one month, this high-tech retinol-based eye formula is a veritable beauty hero. Use it daily to lift, firm and visibly brighten dark circles. Unlike other retinol products, this cream boasts three different delivery systems to guarantee maximum results as well as hyaluronic acid and swertia flower to boost firmness.
BEST FOR: Hyperpigmentation issues
WHY WE RATE IT: Whether you’re concerned with post-summer pigmentation or feel you’re on a constant mission to reduce the appearance of dark spots, this Murad hero was some ten years in the making. The best bit? You’ll see results in as little as a week with increased benefits over time. A must-have if you’re after a brighter, more even complexion.
BEST FOR: Dry, dehydrated skin
WHY WE RATE IT: A powerful blend of five peptides, five vitamins and five minerals clinically proven to lock in hydration for up to five days, this hero formula will strengthen the skin’s barrier for a plump, smooth complexion. The gel-like texture may feel weightless but packs a real hydration punch, making it ideal for all skin types, even oily and blemish-prone.
BEST FOR: Blemishes
WHY WE RATE IT: Clinically proven to clear existing blemishes in just seven days and prevent future breakouts, this hero serum will get to work on blackheads and whiteheads alike, making it ideal for those prone to problem skin. It's all down to a genius blend of five different acids, which guarantee a clearer complexion.
BEST FOR: An all-round skin boost
WHY WE RATE IT: Brimming with six key vitamins, A through F, this game-changing oil is the product you’ve been waiting for. Making light work of dullness, fine lines and free radicals, it’ll also help balance skin for a healthy, vibrant glow. Not convinced? In one trial, 96% of users said their skin was dramatically healthier looking after just four weeks.
BEST FOR: An instant lift
WHY WE RATE IT: Prone to puffiness and fine lines around the eyes? This genius treatment is one of the best we’ve ever tried, proven to reduce the appearance of crow’s feet by an impressive 86% in just seven days. It’s all down to a unique blend of plumping hyaluronic acid, tightening oat kernel and a medley of vitamin E, zinc and amino acids to deeply condition the skin.
BEST FOR: Skin that’s lost its glow
WHY WE RATE IT: Quite possibly the holy grail for dry skin that’s in need of a real boost, this essence provides an instant hydration hit as well as long-term results as it works to boost the skin's ability to retain hydration. The secret ingredient? Glycolic acid, which works to gently exfoliate and open hydration pathways. An SL beauty desk favourite that never disappoints.
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