Murad Intensive C Radiance Peel Review & Swatches

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Sponsored: If you have dry, sensitive and reactive skin LIKE ME! THE LAST thing you want to hear is PEEL, GLYCOLIC ACID, and a product that is ahem ... INTENSIVE! The lovely people at Murad (thanks to Dale of Savvy Spice blog) sent me A LOT of products to test the end of last year (read all my Murad reviews here). I have 3 left to review. I kept looking at the bottle of Murad Intensive-C Radiance Peel and it kept looking at me. I was like, do I really want to go there??? I just pictured my skin turning red, burning, or a rash. My chin was already messed up from the Aveeno Absolutely Ageless, so I said ... YA KNOW ... let's go for it (cause things are already messed up)! It's a white cream and you place a layer of it all over your face. I even put some on my neck and the back of my hands. You wait 10 minutes and then you wash it off with a warm soaked wash cloth. I applied it. There was a little tingle, but DEFINITELY NOTHING ALARMING. I was like, IS THIS STUFF WORKING??? This has to be a joke! It felt like a cleanser! I removed it from the back of my hands with the warm washcloth and my hand was a shade LIGHTER. I was like WOW! So I removed it from my face & neck, and again I was a shade lighter. My skin felt soft. The little dry edges around my breakout came off and a couple of blackheads on the side of my nose disappeared. I was VERY IMPRESSED. Also realize, I NEVER burned and it didn't burn the little pimple I had on my chin. Murad states you can use this twice a week and I HAVE! It's that gentle. I read some reviews, where people (with other skin types) felt this was TOO GENTLE for them. It didn't do enough. All I can tell you, is that if you have a skin type like mine, this peel is your friend. This led me to do a little research and other peels I'm interested are from Juicy Beauty, REN Skincare and Dr. Dennis Gross. I probably wont try those until the end of this year or next, because I still have this one. Have you tried this? Do you use a peel? I've noticed my makeup really lays better once that dead skin is off. You notice NO skin peel-age or sloughing. The acid must melt it away. LOL This is very good and I highly recommend it!

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mariafelicia magno said...

hi dear,
I have never tried them but they seem very good
thanks for sharing

Floortje van Cooten said...

This one looks really nice! Thanks for sharing



Mica T said...

IT sounds like a great product Kim! :)

I've tired a peel in the past, it was a great one but very expensive so I'm back to just using my clay masks now. Like you, I found it was much gentler than I expected and worked really nicely for my skin!

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Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Glycolic Peels actually scared me until I tried one and I was really amazed by soft and radiant it made my skin. I'm using the Exuviance Non Acid Peel now which I really like but I might just check out this one when I'm finished it.

Emmylou MW said...

Ooooh...this sounds promising for someone like me who has acne-prone skin. Since I've been doing the Asian skin care routine, I've been testing a lot of different products and patch-testing takes so long....argh! I'll keep this peel in mind when I finally settle into a fixed routine. Thanks for heads up on this, Kim:)

Jackie Harrison said...

I had not try this particular product from them but I do love all the one I had Murad is a great brand.

Shireen L. Platt said...

The only peel solution that I have ever used is Neostrata Renewal Peel Solution but it smells like stale pee, it's sooooo bad and lingers! It works wonders though but I won't be repurchasing because of the scent. I'll pick this up once my Neostrata runs out.

Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

Cee said...

I recently tried a similar product from Juice Beauty and I was blown away by the results. It felt like nothing at all but when it came off... That was another story!

Miss Val's Creations said...

This product sounds great for those of us with sensitive skin!


I have not tried this one by Murad, but I have tried Dr. Dennis peel that I recieved in a swag bag, it didn't do wonders like many raved, but it did make my skin soft, but I have sensitive skin so that's probably why my skin got a bit irritated. I did get a pro-peel at a spa/facial place and that one was amazing. Thanks for letting us know about this product from Murad Kim. Very interesting. <3 /Madison

Ashley Sue said...

I've never tried a peel before! I think the thought of it scares me like it did you. Now I kind of want to try one since you liked this, Kim! I think I have a little sample foil packed of a peel from Michael Todd that I should try, but I haven't yet because I didn't think it would be enough in there to cover my face lol! Let alone try a few times to see if it worked!

Nerline Germain said...

I have acne prone/oily skin. If it worked for you, it will definitely work for me.

Diva Desle said...

I wish I can find Murad products in Cape Town. This product sounds awesome. I will keep looking.

Lily A. said...

I've only tried a primer from Murad and it's amazing! I definitely want to try more of their products. I'm so glad this worked well for you, Kim!
xo, Lily
Beauty With Lily

Tanya Dufour said...

I love peels! This one sounds so nice. I have the Korres Wild Rose Vitamin C Peel and its really good!