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Murad Environmental Shield Essential-C Day Moisture SPF 30 %2F PA%2B%2B%2B

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Environmental Shield Essential-C Day Moisture SPF 30 / PA+++

Item #: 2210998 Size: 1.7 oz

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Essential-C Day Moisture Broad Spectrum / SPF 30 PA+++ creates a powerful shield to help protect skin form UVA/UVB rays and free radical damage while improving skin's moisture barrier. Next generation vitamin C and a patented Skin Repair System improve skin clarity, firmness, and elasticity. Ectoin and phospholipids increase and preserve hydration for healthier-looking skin. Broad spectrum sunscreens help shield skin while antioxidants neutralize free radicals. Essential-C Day Moisture is recommended as the Step 3 moisturizer in any Murad Environmental Shield regimen. It helps protect environmentally stressed skin from free radical and sun damage as part of Dr. Murad's Inclusive Health system of care.

Dermatologist developed. Tested on people, not animals. Formulated without sulfates and phthalates.

Apply liberally to face, neck and chest.

Precautions: For external use only.
Active Ingredients: Octinoxate 7.5%, Homosalate 6.5%, Octisalate 5%, Avobenzone 3%, Oxybenzone 2%. Inactive Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Butylene Glycol, Stearic Acid, Diisopropyl Sebacate, Cocoglycerides, Lauryl Lactate, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Dimethicone, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetyl Phosphate, Urea, Yeast Amino Acids, Trehalose, Inositol, Taurine, Betaine, Phospholipids, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Pelvetia Canaliculata Extract, Ectoin, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Passiflora Incarnata Extract, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Sodium PCA, Panthenol, Tripleurospermum Maritimum Extract, Zinc Gluconate, Ethyl Linoleate, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Xanthan Gum, Aminomethyl Propanol, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Limonene, Linalool, Fragrance (Parfum), Yellow 6 (CI 15985), Red 33 (CI 17200).

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MuradEnvironmental Shield Essential-C Day Moisture SPF 30 / PA+++
 
4.5

(based on 103 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Goes on smoothly (56)
  • Moisturizes well (55)
  • Not greasy (54)
  • Absorbs quickly (51)
  • Smells great (50)

Cons

  • Greasy (6)
  • Pricey / poor value (5)
  • Doesn't absorb well (4)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (31)
  • After shower/bath (24)
  • Dry/chapped skin (15)
  • Deep moisturization (13)
  • Winter dryness (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (29), Budget shopper (20), Beauty conscious (16), Survivalist / minimalist (13)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (10), Normal (6), Dry (4)

Reviewed by 103 customers

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5.0

Sun spots!, What sun spots?

By Lbow

from Portland, OR

About Me Beauty Conscious, Minimalist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Absorbs Quickly
  • Effective Sun Protection
  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Long Lasting
  • Moisturizes Well
  • Not Greasy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

    Comments about Murad Environmental Shield Essential-C Day Moisture SPF 30 / PA+++:

    This product has gotten rid of my sun spots and added bounce back to my skin. Light weight has no smell thankfully and is perfect for me.

     
    4.0

    Perfect for dry skin

    By Ela

    from Seattle, WA

    About Me Beauty Expert

    Pros

    • Effective Sun Protection
    • Goes On Smoothly
    • Long Lasting
    • Moisturizes Well
    • Not Greasy
    • Smells Great

    Cons

    • Pricey

    Best Uses

    • After Shower/Bath
    • Daily Use
    • Deep Moisturization
    • Dryness

    Comments about Murad Environmental Shield Essential-C Day Moisture SPF 30 / PA+++:

    I suffer from dry skin, and no moisturizer seems to work. I got a sample of this, and after using it every day my dry patches and flakiness are significantly reduced! I can actually wear makeup without it clinging to any dry areas. I wouldn't recommend for oily skin types, highly recommended for dry!

     
    5.0

    Love this product!

    By Donna

    from Metairie, LA

    About Me Minimalist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Absorbs Quickly
    • Effective Sun Protection
    • Goes On Smoothly
    • Not Greasy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      Comments about Murad Environmental Shield Essential-C Day Moisture SPF 30 / PA+++:

      have used this product for over a year and very satisfied!

       
      5.0

      Love this product. Have actually been using it for years.

      By None

      from Concord, CA

      About Me Minimalist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Absorbs Quickly
      • Effective Sun Protection
      • Goes On Smoothly
      • Long Lasting
      • Moisturizes Well
      • Not Greasy
      • Smells Great

      Cons

      • Wouldn't mind if it was SPF 50

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      Comments about Murad Environmental Shield Essential-C Day Moisture SPF 30 / PA+++:

      Use product every morning after cleansing.

       
      5.0

      Love it! Not greasy or heavy. My skin is so much clearer!

      By Jody

      from Milford, CT

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Absorbs Quickly
      • Effective Sun Protection
      • Goes On Smoothly
      • Long Lasting
      • Moisturizes Well
      • Not Greasy
      • Smells Great

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Murad Environmental Shield Essential-C Day Moisture SPF 30 / PA+++:

          I use it for my daytime cream.

           
          5.0

          Love this

          By JC

          from OK

          About Me Minimalist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Absorbs Quickly
          • Effective Sun Protection
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Long Lasting
          • Moisturizes Well
          • Not Greasy
          • Smells Great

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

            Comments about Murad Environmental Shield Essential-C Day Moisture SPF 30 / PA+++:

            Great product.

             
            5.0

            Love it

            By Michelle

            from Mesa az

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Absorbs Quickly
            • Goes On Smoothly
            • Moisturizes Well
            • Not Greasy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use

              Comments about Murad Environmental Shield Essential-C Day Moisture SPF 30 / PA+++:

              Great product for Arizona sun!

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Very good

              By Jaye

              from Long Island new york

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Absorbs Quickly
              • Effective Sun Protection
              • Goes On Smoothly
              • Long Lasting
              • Moisturizes Well
              • Not Greasy
              • Smells Great

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Deep Moisturization

                Comments about Murad Environmental Shield Essential-C Day Moisture SPF 30 / PA+++:

                Very good product

                 
                5.0

                Love it.

                By Chefmomie88

                from OB, NJ

                About Me Minimalist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Goes On Smoothly
                • Moisturizes Well
                • Not Greasy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use

                  Comments about Murad Environmental Shield Essential-C Day Moisture SPF 30 / PA+++:

                  I wear this for years. Love it.

                   
                  5.0

                  Great product!!!

                  By Pam the Cat Lady

                  from Austin, TX

                  About Me Minimalist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Effective Sun Protection
                  • Goes On Smoothly
                  • Long Lasting
                  • Moisturizes Well
                  • Not Greasy

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use

                    Comments about Murad Environmental Shield Essential-C Day Moisture SPF 30 / PA+++:

                    I use this product because it is a moisturizer with sunscreen. Yay!

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                    6 Questions | 7 Answers
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                    • Q:

                      Does this product contain any petroleum or parabens
                      Asked on 11/13/2016 by Shirl from Skiatook Oklahoma

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        This product does not contain either of those ingredients.

                        Answered on 11/18/2016 by Brand Expert from Murad
                    • Q:

                      Is this product oil-free?
                      Asked on 11/3/2015 by VG from Clayton, NC

                      1 answer

                    • Q:

                      Does this specific line of Murad products help with acne scarring? If not, which line would be recommended?
                      Asked on 1/1/2015 by adzam from Central California

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        The first question we would ask is, are you still suffering from acne? If so, we would recommend products from the Acne and Anti-Aging Acne segments of the Murad product line. Specifically, Post Acne Lightening Gel (Item #: 2146523) which has been scientifically proven to lighten discoloration and help combat breakouts and irritation. It contains Hydroquinone which fades post-acne spots and freckles, Willow Bark and Tea Tree Leaf Extracts which help treat blemishes and soothe inflamed skin, and AHAs that exfoliate to restore clarity and tone.

                        If you are not dealing with acne and you are concerned about more than acne scars, like sun damage and environmental aging, then we would recommend this product, Environmental Shield.

                        Answered on 1/14/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      what percentage is the Vitamin C in this product?
                      Asked on 6/24/2014 by Princess from Marietta, GA

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        In order to ensure that each Murad product delivers the results it promises, Dr. Murad determines appropriate levels for high-performance ingredients like Vitamin C in each formula. To protect proprietary formulas from imitation, Murad does not disclose the percentage strength of any ingredient unless legally required to do so, typically in the case of an ingredient that is an over-the-counter drug. Accordingly, the amount of Vitamin C in Murad Environmental Shield Essential-C Day Moisture SPF 30/ PA+++ is a trade secret and will not be disclosed.

                        Answered on 6/30/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      What is the size of this tube?
                      Asked on 4/10/2014 by Marie

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        This product's size is 1.7 oz.

                        Answered on 4/10/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      I thought that Vitamin C's potency was diminished if it exposed to light. I am looking at the product and notice that the plastic bottle it is in is opaque/clear. Won't the lotion not be as effective?
                      Asked on 4/3/2014 by Sharon

                      2 answers

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Excellent question!

                        Essential-C Day Moisture SPF 30 | PA+++ is effective due to 2 factors:

                        1. The Murad recipe, consisting of antioxidants, anti-inflammatories and hydrators, protects and stabilizes the next generation Vitamin C ingredient.

                        2. Ectoin helps to preserve the Vitamin C

                        The combination of the above ingredients ensures the efficacy and stability of Essential-C Day Moisture SPF 30 | PA+++.

                        Hope this info helps!

                        Answered on 4/7/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        We received this additional info from Murad:
                        "The Vitamin C used in Essential-C Day Moisture is oil soluble as opposed to most Vitamin Cs (and previous generations) that are water soluble. Being oil soluble also makes it much more stable."

                        Answered on 4/8/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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