Weekend Gem – Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Serum
What are weekends for other than relaxation and a bit of pamper time…..ok reality check! We all have such busy lives, little time to research and little time to shop so the team at #TAMag are going to do the research for you and bring you a little gem every weekend! #tamaggem
We are different here at TA Mag (hold the jokes) in that we always like to try out products first hand rather than have a dab and mix and match with lots – how can you tell what is working right! Can you rely on wild claims and new words you have never heard off!
First on our list of ‘Must Haves’ contenders is Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Serum which claims to aim to boost cellular turnover, reactivating skin’s youthful appearance. I prayed hard for this to work!
I don’t know about other 40 somethings but my skin really does like a serum as it ages and I do find that a good one makes a real difference and a bad one wastes 6 minutes of my life a day!
Let’s get some facts straight first – Vitamin A is what we are talking about when we talk about Retinols and Retinoids. In the ‘Industry’ it is one of those ingredients that needs to have the dosage or %’s managed very carefully, as it can either strip your skin raw or make you look dewy and 21 again.
Also in a TA Mag Exclusive – Everyone is different and no one’s skin is the same.
The Retinol Youth Renewal Serum (£65) contains the brand’s Retinol Tri-Active Technology.
The technology is a three-pronged system and includes a fast-acting retinoid, time-released retinol and retinol booster.
Between the three, skin is said to benefit from faster cellular turnover, consistent sustained levels of retinol release and enhanced skin receptivity to retinol’s benefits.
Other ingredients in the product includes skin cell regenerating swertia flower extract and plumping hyaluronic acid spheres.
Overall the product is designed to minimise lines and wrinkles, as well as firm and even out skin tone.
Hear more about this serum from Dr Murad
What do we think
What we found at #fabulousat40somthing is that Murad has perfected the amount of retinol for my sensitive skin with this serum. This potent formula quickly and visibly minimised the appearance of lines and deeper wrinkles, whilst helping to firm and even my skin tone, to reveal dramatically a dewy looking skin that many have mentioned.
Shop Dr Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Serum, £65, here: www.murad.co.uk.
Something else we like is that this fabulous brand is accessible to everyone and available from leading spas and salons nationwide plus selected John Lewis, House of Fraser and Debenhams department stores.
2 week and 4 week results (images *Murad)