Murad: Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture

 

Pros:

Very hydrating.

Cons:

Expensive. No sunscreen.

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This moisturising cream from Murad is especially good for very dry skin. I’m in my mid-twenties and my skin is sensitive and needs a lot of moisture, but if I use a too rich cream during the daytime, it’s like my skin doesn’t absorb it all and my face can get that “shiny” look, which I’m not a fan of. This happens when I use this cream. Therefore, I only use this when I have a chill-day without makeup.
The Murad Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture is described my Murad as “A super-rich, anti-aging moisturizer formulated to relieve dry, dehydrated skin and restore youthful resilience and tone.” and it claims to lock in moisture for eight hours.
I definitely agree that the cream is ultra-moisturising, and I love to use it once a week and when my skin needs rescue.
I can highly recommend this cream when you get into you late 40’s and thereafter to get the skin the moisture it needs.
Besides being too moisturising for me to use in my every day and being expensive, another con is that this cream does not contain any protection from the sun. Therefore, you have to apply sunscreen after using this cream as day cream. Which means you have to go out another expensive cream. I like simplicity, so I don’t like that constellation. On the other hand, that means that you can use this cream as a night cream as well, which is nice.
All in all, this product is great for giving your skin the moisture it needs. If you have very dry skin or you want a good anti-age cream, this is the cream for you. If you have a more combined/sensitive skin (like me) and your under 40, this cream is probably best as a once-in-a-while go-to when you need that extra moisture for your skin.

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Review of Estee Lauder Hydra Complete Multi-Level Moisture Gel Mask

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Pros:

The alluring gel texture of this mask makes you dream of loads of hydration.

Cons:

I see no difference before and after use.

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Another week another mask I have wasted my money on…This one started by having me at hello: I love gels, they just trick you thinking that gel equals hydration. This mask is no different: it is a gel, and it smells a bit of melon, what is not to like? But once you use it a couple of times you realise that yes – it makes you skin soft, but you still look just as tired before and after use. There is absolutely no difference in the appearance of your skin.

Estee Lauder also promises a cooling and soothing sensation, for me the sensation was mostly sticky and disappointing.

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Review of REVLON PROFESSIONAL Instant Hydra Balm

 

Pros:

My hair looks healthy and hydrated

Cons:

Don’t expect miracles

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The REVLON Instant Hydra Balm is a balm for frequent use. It’s supposed to moisturise the hair at its core and reinforce the structure against every day aggressions. Hair should become naturally soft and shiny without weighting it down when using this balm.

I have used this balm around three times a week for the last month. In the winter time, my hair tends to get very static electric, which is really annoying. Further, I have medium-long hair, which means that I really need to take care of the ends, otherwise they look damaged and thin.

My goal with using the Instant Hydra Balm as a conditioner was to keep my hair (especially the ends) hydrated and to ‘survive’ the winter months. I have an oily scalp, so I only use conditioner in the ends.

This balm worked out really nice for me. It is not a miracle maker, but my hair looks healthy and hydrated, while it feels light and is easy to comb through.

To hydrate your hair even more, I recommend using a hair mask once or twice a week. Otherwise, this balm does the job. It’s only sold at hairdressing salons, which ensures the quality (you won’t get a product pumped with silicone and the other junk they put in some supermarket products).

Overall: starstarstarstarnostar

Value for money: starstarstarstarnostar

Does what it promises: starstarstarstarnostar

 

 

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Murad Perfecting Day Cream Review

 

Pros:

I like that it’s very hydrating. It’s also nice that it has build-in sun protection (SPF 30).

Cons:

If it gets into contact with my eyes, they get watery and irritated for a while, which is pretty annoing. Murad is relatively expensive.

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Okay, so I didn’t know whether to give this product three or four stars. I ended up giving it four stars because I would use this product in my everyday routine again after finishing this tube – I probably wouldn’t with a three star product.

It has a nice, not too overwhelming smell, it is nice ‘n easy to apply to face and it feels like it moisturises just right. It is absorbed in the skin quickly and afterwards it feels like you have a nice and soft “shield” on your skin.

The biggest minuses for me is the price, that it proclaims to do almost too much good and that it is not fragrance & parabene free and organic.

Overall: starstarstarstarnostar

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Murad: Essential-C Toner

Pros:

The spray does moisturise a bit. And it smells fresh (I don’t know if that’s a big pro because it could mean that there’s a lot of fragrance and other unhealthy stuff in it).

Cons:

I don’t really see any results from using the Murad Essential-C Toner.

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I like the thought of spraying an environmental shield onto my face, defending my skin from evil intruders throughout the day.

The “Bitter Orange Flower and Coneflower Extract”  are supposed to strengthen my skin’s natural defense system “(…)while natural moisture factors gently condition and hydrate skin“. Further, it should give my skin “a refreshing, hydrating lift any time of day.”  

However, none of this magic is observed on my skin when using the toner. Not even after applying it for several month at least once daily. Boohoo. The spray moisturises a bit and smells fresh.

In the directions on the Murad website, they guide you to “pour a small amount onto cotton pad and gently wipe over face and neck.” I simply spray it directly onto face instead in order to avoid any of the cotton pad clogging my pores (A dermatologist told me cotton pads can do that (!)).

Source to my quotes: http://www.murad.com/vitamin-c-toner/

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