I am a very busy woman and I know you are too. While our definition of “being busy” is relative, multi-tasking is obviously a way of life for us. So much so that I get bored or finicky when I don’t do anything productive. My mantra: constant mind and body stimulation or wither to obscurity.
Given this frame of thought, I tend to gravitate towards products that also multi-task. Time is a factor; if it can perform several things simultaneously, you bet I’m in! I was recently introduced to Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield ($65, 1.0 fl oz/ 30 ml) a primer, sunscreen and anti-aging treatment in a pump bottle.
Beauty junkies know that face primer is one extra step to prolong makeup wear. Depending on the ingredients, some keep oil at bay, treat specific skin conditions, cover up imperfections, etc. When my skin was grease lightning back in the day, primer was my ally. My hormonal level kind of mellowed down now so I don’t really use one for everyday makeup. But let me tell you, as a primer, this product is one of the most lightweight I have tried. It’s clear with gel-like consistency. It has subtle fruity smell, something that sets it apart from other brands reeking with strong chemical fragrance. It feels velvety-soft when applied on the face.
Sunscreen is a big thing for me. I may forget mascara but I’m not leaving the house without it. On our way home yesterday, I covertly pointed to Hub this driver on our right. His leathery arm caught my attention. Skincare police in moi can’t be contained as I side-eyed him. Thick, burnt, heavily-wrinkled neck and face. I know he’s not even in his 50s. I looked at the truck, oh he must be working on some landscaping company. Privy skincare police goes on to lecture husband: Classic driver symptom or unilateral dermatoheliosis (extreme thickening/aging on one side of the face). As you may already know, UVA rays transmit through window glass penetrating the upper layers of the skin. It’s the culprit to premature photoaging. UVB on the other hand is responsible for skinburn and skin cancer. This product has broad spectrum SPF 30 PA+++, meaning you’re covered for both UVB from the SPF 30 and UVA from the PA+++. The more +, the higher protection against UVA. With Murad Invisiblur, it means you are covered for more than 8 hours of heavy UVA radiation.
As for the anti-aging claim, this product is supposed to minimize wrinkles with unique combination of barley/sunflower/cucumber extracts (retain skin moisture) and mushroom peptides (promotes skin elasticity and firmness). I don’t have prominent wrinkles but when it comes to blurring pores (aging makes ’em appear bigger), I can attest that it does minimize my craters albeit tentatively.
Isododecane, Dimethicone/Bis-Isobutyl PPG-20 Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Methicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Phenyl Trimethicone, Homosalate, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Octocrylene, Diethylhexyl 2, 6- Naphthalate, Propylene Glycol Dicaprate, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Hydrogenated Soybean Polyglycerides, C15-23 Alkane, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Cake, Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Seed Extract, Octyldodecanol, Octyldodecyl Oleate, PEG -8 Dimethicone, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Alcohol, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract*, Butylene Glycol, Lentinus Edodes (Shiitake Mushroom) Extract, Mucor Miehei Extract, Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, Ascorbic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Silica, Sodium Propoxyhydroxypropyl Thiosulfate Silica, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Solidago Virgaurea (Goldenrod) Extract, Benzyl Benzoate, Citral,Hexyl Cinnamal, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldhyde, Limonene, Linalool, Fragrance.
Bottom line, if you are a skincare police like me or wants a product that will simplify your makeup/skincare regimen, Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield is worth checking out!