Beauty Pledge of The Month: Youthful Skin With Murad

Have you ever purchased a new skincare regimen and promised yourself that you would be consistent with it in order to see improvement in your skin? Then after a week of use you start to get lazy with your promise and miss treatments at night to the point where you are grabbing the good old cleansing wipes on the nightstand and calling it a night? I know I have been there many of times where I get so exciting about the new skincare treatments I purchased and never follow through to see if I truly see results from the product I spent my hard earned cash on. Well starting today I am breaking that habit and making a pledge to myself:

“I pledge to the world that I will be consistent with a new skincare treatment I have picked up from Sephora. I have in my masterbath a few goodies from Murad that I would like to see if it improves my skin over a 5 week period of time. I pledge to myself to use it morning and night.”

You all are probably wondering what could possibly be my skin concern for this month? Well, I would like to see more even skin tone, reduced expression lines  around the eyes and forehead, and smoother texture of my skin. How about you? Do you have things that you would like to improve with your skin? Share and make a beauty pledge to yourself too. What are you doing to use to improve your key concerns? Well for me, I will be using the following key items.

To Cleanse:
Murad Refreshing Skin Cleanser 6.75 oz Refreshing Skin Cleanser
What it is:
A non-drying, foaming cleanser that washes away surface oil and makeup.

What it is formulated to do:
Refreshes as it cleanses by removing surface impurities and makeup. Leaves skin soft and smooth.
Hawaiian White Ginger Extract: Hydrates skin.
-Algae Extract: Diffuses oil and improves skin smoothness and elasticity.
-Cucumber Extract: Soothes as it refreshes.

  • What I like about this cleanser is that it removes makeup well, and it works wonderfully with my Clarisonic Skincare Brush. My skin is left with a wonderful invigorating feeling of being clean without over drying my skin.

Treatment For Daytime Use:


Murad Active Radiance™ Serum Featuring Resilient-C™ Complex 1 oz
What it is:
A rich, silky serum that restores a youthful, healthy glow to the skin.

What it is formulated to do:
Murad Active Radiance™ Serum Featuring Resilient-C™ Complex encourages collagen production to help skin resist environmental stress and damage. Its advanced formula boosts cell proliferation to reverse visible signs of aging.

What else you need to know:
This formula has been clinically demonstrated to brighten and renew skin in one week by improving natural radiance and clarity, smoothing skin, and restoring youthful texture and tone.
-Resilient-C™ Complex: Delivers highly stable Vitamin C—50 times the potency of prior generations—to improve skin radiance, help enhance collagen production, and protect against free-radical damage.
-Ectoin: Unleashes the cellular defense system, helping cells resist drastic environmental stresses including UV exposure and chemical aggressors.
-AHA and Myrtle Extract: Provide rejuvenating properties that encourage new cell growth and help boost cellular vitality.

  • What I like about this serum is that just after a few days of using this my skin feel smoother and appears to be more radiant during the day time. The serum absorbs fairly quick, so that your skin in not left with a sticky feeling.

Treatment For Night Time Use:

Murad Sleep Reform™ Serum 1 oz
What it is:
A powerful nighttime antiaging treatment.

What it is formulated to do:
Murad Sleep Reform™ Serum takes “beauty sleep” to a new level—locking in moisture, promoting skin firmness, and fighting signs of aging so you wake up to a radically rejuvenated complexion. Murad’s exclusive Repair Enhancing Matrix (REM) is designed to maximize the effectiveness of the skin’s nightly repair cycle, promoting cellular turnover and renewal. This serum’s unique topical melatonin delivery system promotes collagen production, softening the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Get ready to say “good morning, gorgeous!” in the mirror in the morning.

What else you need to know:

Sleep Reform™ Serum has been shown to stimulate the proliferation of the cells responsible for collagen production by 78%, improving collagen production potential by 62%.

  • With using this serum for night time use I am noticing that when I wake up in the morning my expression lines appear more relaxed and not too puffy looking. You know how sometimes when you wake up your crows feet and forehead lines looks for exaggerated for sleeping? I guess I look more rested and wrinkles where smoother!!

Eye Treatment:

Korres Olive and Rye Eye Cream 0.51 oz
What it is:
An eye cream with antiaging and firming action for mature skin types.

What it is formulated to do:
Korres Olive & Rye Eye Cream contains a high percentage of vegetable oil (53%) and uses a special technique to ensure the gradual release of its active ingredients. It also provides nourishment for the skin that lasts throughout the entire night.

  • What I like about this eye cream is that my skin feel extremely hydrated, however I am not too sure if I see firming. Although, it has only been a few days since I started to use this one consistently, so stay tuned.

Moisturizer For Day And Night:


Murad Essential-C Day Moisture SPF 30 1.7 oz
What it is:
A powerful, antioxidant-rich sunscreen that shields and restores environmentally stressed skin.

What it is formulated to do:

Block UVA and UVB while preventing free-radical damage with this complexion-protecting essential. The advanced formula multitasks, improving the skin’s barrier function to maintain optimal hydration.

  • I like the fact that my skin is protect for the UVA and UVB rays and it definitely does moisturize, but I am on the fence when it comes to the texture. It feels kind of sticky or thick due to the sun screen that is in it, but overall it is not bad.

Murad Perfecting Night Cream 1.7 oz
What it is:
An intensive hydrating, rejuvenating, and restorative night cream.

What it is formulated to do:
Promotes healthy cell turnover and nourishes and rejuvenates skin overnight by restoring lost moisture.

  • So far I love this night time moisturizer. It is light weight and fluid and my skin just drinks it! I wake up in the morning and my skin feels so soft. Definitely would recommend this one for sure!

All in all, I am going to make a commitment to my skin and stay consistent with this regimen and I will follow back up with you all in 5 weeks to let you know the details and show before and after photos of my skin. Are you up for the same challenge? Share what are you going to do in order to improve your skin and have it in the best condition possible for summer 2010? I would love to know what you will use whether if it is drugstore brands or department store brands definitely share.

Until next day stay fab and fierce inside and out!!

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Comments

  1. Steph says:

    I will commit to use the HimalayaUSA natural product line that I purchase last month. I pledge to use it day and night from 3/10-4/10/10. I will also use my fade cream to reduce hyperpigmentation scars.

  2. Thanks for this post.
    I've just got rid of my acne scars and this product seems like a good follow-up, but which one should I start with? I feel like a child in a candy store.

    • Natasha says:

      I would give start of with a cleanser and a moisturizer and if you feel like you need other treatment then add those on later. You do not want to freak out your skin testing out too many new products on it!

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