12 Products For A Brighter Complexion

12 Products For A Brighter Complexion

Between pollution, UV damage and stress, life can take its toll on your complexion, leading to dullness, pigmentation and an uneven skin tone. That’s why the experts at Murad have created a results-driven line-up to tackle the effects of our modern-day schedules, harnessing the power of proven ingredients for a clearer, more youthful complexion.

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Specially formulated to help combat the wear and tear caused by free radicals and sun exposure – which can zap collagen production and affect DNA – Murad’s Environmental Shield range boosts brightness, clarity and radiance. Packed with vitamin C alongside a slew of other hero ingredients, the 13-product line-up will protect skin in the long-run for a more youthful glow.

Plus, results can be seen in as little as seven days. Need a quick reminder on Murad? The legendary brand was founded in 1989 by dermatologist Dr Howard Murad and was the beauty world’s first skincare range developed by a doctor. With 19 unique patents and a 30-year legacy of clinical testing, Murad’s products are unrivalled when it comes to proven results.

What’s in the range?

Spanning everything from cleansers to treatment serums, peels to broad-spectrum SPFs (the SPF you really should be using), the collection has every skincare need covered. Also keep an eye out for the recently launched Rapid Age Spot Correcting Serum, an innovative blend of niacinamide to reduce the appearance of dark spots, plankton extract to improve skin tone and vitamin C to enhance radiance.

Eight hours of sitting in front of your computer is just as harmful as spending 20 minutes in the mid-afternoon sun.

Any hero products?

If you’re looking to upgrade your skincare arsenal then the Essential-C Cleanser, Advanced Active Radiance Serum and City Skin Broad Spectrum SPF50 are a good place to start. We also rate the Overnight Detox Moisturiser, which harnesses the power of antioxidants to neutralise pollutants and strengthen the skin’s barrier while you sleep (it’s one of the best night creams we’ve ever tried – and we've tried a lot), as well as the Rapid Resurface Peel, a game-changing 10% glycolic acid treatment to instantly brighten lacklustre complexions.

Who’s it for?

The line-up is ideal for urban dwellers. Did you know pollution has been shown to increase harmful free radicals in the air, which in turn decreases the skin’s production of collagen and damages our skin’s DNA? Or that pollutant particles can be up to 20 times smaller than the size of a pore, meaning they can all too easily sneak into deeper layers of the skin, causing damage as they go?

As if you needed another excuse to slather on the SPF, eight hours of sitting in front of your computer is just as harmful as spending 20 minutes in the mid-afternoon sun. So if you’re staring at screens, living in a city, a sun-worshipper with signs of hyperpigmentation, or have noticed your skin has lost its glow (or perhaps all four), we highly recommend you check out the range.

Does it really work?

It would seem so. Take, for example, the hot-off-the-press Rapid Age Spot Correcting Serum: after six weeks in clinical trials, 100% of participants saw an improvement in their skin discolouration as well as existing dark spots. Results also showed a significant improvement in the appearance of dark spots, hyperpigmentation and age spots after just one week. The Rapid Resurfacing Peel was found to brighten skin in 86% of participants after just seven days and elsewhere, the Intensive-C Radiance Peel has won countless beauty awards. If that wasn’t enough, take a look at Murad.co.uk – the entire line-up boasts five-star reviews.

Want in?

The entire Environmental Shield range is available at Murad.co.uk; prices start from £26. For skincare that really does what it says, it’s worth every penny.

SheerLuxe readers can get an exclusive 10% OFF on Murad.co.uk; simply enter GLOW10 at checkout. Valid until 31st April.

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