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So let’s tackle facial cleansers this time. Do you use a specific brand or line that caters to your skin type because you’re cool like that or you don’t bother at all because you’re not-so cool like that? But seriously, which one are you?
Murad got me covered from acne to wrinkles. While my skincare needs are more focused on anti-aging, a zit or two once a month still bothers me. And yes, my unusually big pores need unclogging from time to time. High maintenance? I don’t deny! As a brand ambassador, I had the pleasure of trying out some Murad facial cleansers, here they are in no random order:
For a pretty normal, no-problem day, I use Murad Essential- C Cleanser. Packed with Vitamins A, C and E, this cleanser rehydrates my skin while neutralizing free radicals (responsible for premature aging), plus it has citrus scent which makes facial washing a delightful experience. I use this mostly in the mornings to prep my skin for makeup.
Ingredients: Water, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Aminomethyl Propanol, Polysorbate 20, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Panthenol, Phospholipids, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Ascorbic Acid, Chitosan, Rice Amino Acids, Zinc Aspartate, Allantoin, Sodium PCA, Lactose, Cellulose, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Propyl Gallate, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Limonene, Linalool, Orange Oil, Mandarin Orange Peel Oil, Basil Oil, Grapefruit Peel Oil, Galbanum Resin Oil, Fragrance, Iron Oxides (CI 77492).
For clean and clear skin, I use Murad Skin Smoothing Polish twice a week to unclog my pores. This non-abrasive exfoliant scrubs away impurities to reveal soft and brighter skin. I consider it my preventive measure to abort black or whiteheads (but sometimes these bad guys still triumph, ugh!)
Ingredients: Water, Silica, Stearic Acid, Jojoba Esters, Glyceryl Stearate, Stearyl Alcohol, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Butylene Glycol, PPG-2 Hydroxyethyl Cocamide, Urea, Yeast Amino Acids, Trehalose, Inositol, Taurine, Betaine, Cinnamomum Zeylanicum Bark Extract, Sarcosine, Capryloyl Glycine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Borago Officinalis Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Punica Granatum Extract, Sodium Lauroamphoacetate, Sodium Trideceth Sulfate, PEG-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ceteareth-20, PEG-32, Carbomer, Disodium EDTA, Aminomethyl Propanol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Fragrance (Parfum), Red 40 (CI 16035).
For troubled skin like today, I turn to Murad Transforming Powder Dual-Action Cleanser and Exfoliator. Unlike other exfoliants, this cleanser comes in powder form which is activated by water. It contains salicylic acid and pumpkin seed extract to help keep pores clean.
Ingredients: Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Hydrated Silica, Jojoba Esters, Glycerin, Maltodextrin, PEG-8 Dimethicone, PEG-8 Ricinolate, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Extract, Salicylic Acid, Bacillus Ferment, Dextrin, Polydextrose, Amylopectin, Niacinamide, Subtilisin, Water, Lipase, Fragrance.
So as a segue to my question earlier, is washing your face enough because you’re cool like that or you know that’s its just the first step to a regimen because you’re cooler like that? chime in!
I belong to the “cooler” crowd so stay tuned for my updated skincare…