Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Murad Bolsters Skin Protection With MuraSol And Sun Balm Stick – Previews Pore Reform Product Launching July


Not wearing a sunscreen daily is one of the worst things people can do when it comes to skincare since incidental UV exposure can happen even when you’re not directly in the sun.

I quote Dr Howard Murad, board certified dermatologist and founder of the Murad skincare brand. This advice we’d all do well to heed, and for the last 5 years or so wearing a broad spectrum SPF 30 has been an essential part of my daily skincare regime.

When we sit in the sun, our skin absorbs ultraviolet radiation (skin ageing UVA and skin burning UVB rays) that can cause instability in the molecules of the body tissue, releasing harmful compounds called free radicals. These free radicals can damage cell function and cause premature ageing.

So when Jeff Murad (Howard’s son and Murad VP of product development) explained at a bloggers media event in London last week that no product is able to block more than 98% of UV rays, I got a bit worried – momentarily! For Murad has come up with a clever solution. It’s called MuraSol.

MuraSol is a proprietary blend of antioxidants that penetrate the skin’s top layers to create a protective barrier of encapsulated free radical neutralisers. These neutralisers release slowly over time, helping protect skin from free radical damage, providing skin with a further defence against harmful UV rays .


MuraSol has now been added to Murad’s range of sunscreen products, including the Oil-Free Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30 product pictured above. It is also at the heart of a new portable sun stick unveiled at last week’s event, The Murad Essential-C Sun Balm Broad Spectrum SPF 35 (PA +++).

Other ingredients in the balm include:
- broccoli extract to stimulate skin’s natural defence against UV damage
- tangerine butter to lock in moisture
- antioxidant vitamins A, C and E



I have had a play around with the sun stick, and it does have a lovely light non greasy texture and leaves skin feeling smooth (you may just about be able to detect the sheen on my hand above). The Murad Essential-C Sun Balm costs £19.50 and can be bought here.

In other news at last week’s bloggers event, Murad gave a sneak peak of Blackhead & Pore Clearing Duo, which will launch in July as the superstar product within the Pore Reform range. This two-step treatment comprises a volcanic mineral clay mask for extracting dirt and excess oil, and a pore refining complex containing pomegranate seed oil.
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13 comments

  1. I wear sunscreen daily. It's part of my self-care regimen. Great review. T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Tina. Daily sunscreen - you and me likewise :)

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  2. The sunscreen looks really interesting. I hate the heavy and greasy feeling most leave behind x

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    1. Hi Karen. Agree, thick and heavy sunscreens are quite unpleasant. This is a light cover. The stick is particularly good for a top-up on those exposed bits like noses and elbows.

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  4. Love to hear from you and your beauty discoveries. I dont know Murad Essential-C Sun Balm but it has everything a balm needs. Fantastic discovery that can protect the skin FPS35. In addition to vitamin C, citrus fruits such as tangerine, is rich in antioxidants that help strengthen the defenses and combat the deterioration celular.Add anti radicais free cosmetic is another wonderful trend for us! I would buy if I had read all the properties and benefits for sure.
    xx frm Portugal
    Zaida

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    1. Hey Zaida. I'm enjoying all the discoveries from Portugal on your blog :). Spot on with your ingredients list above! Xx

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      I love reading and find out all about skincare. Endless Love...

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  5. I'm glad it's non-greasy. I've had some murad products before and I think they are pretty good. This one looks interesting/promising.
    Bright and Shiny

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    1. I'm fairly new to Murad but I really like the company's approach to skincare. The fact that founder Howard Murad is a board certified dermatologist, reseacher and chemist also fills me with confidence. I did like this balm stick. Great for quick top-ups on those sticky out bits like noses, knee caps and elbows. Tx

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  6. I always use a sunscreen on my face preferring to give it a touch of colour with a good quality bronzer instead, this one sounds lovely and natural. Non of us want to end up with old leathery looking skin, lol! x
    Deborah
    moonstoneandmay.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Old leathery look not good, too right! Like you I like to use a bronzer on top. I have tried the odd self-tanner on the face from time-to-time but I'm always a bit scared that I won't apply smoothly and I'll end up looking like a zebra. Once that happens, it's damn difficult to correct. Tx

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    2. You are so right about self-tanner, I'm way too scared to go there!!! x

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