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Murad Environmental Shield Starter Kit

Murad

Environmental Shield Starter Kit

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FREE deluxe Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15 PA++ with any $55 Murad purchase (offer valid 7/23/17-7/29/17 or while supplies last)

FREE deluxe sample Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15 / PA++ w/any $55 Murad purchase
Environmental Shield Starter Kit is a complete Murad Environmental Shield regimen designed to free skin of dullness, dark spots and wrinkles for a younger looking complexion and to protect skin from environmental damage as part of Dr. Murad's Inclusive Health System of care.

Dermatologist developed. Tested on people, not animals.

A $77 Value!

Environmental Shield Starter Kit includes:
  • Essential-C Cleanser (1.5 oz.)
  • Active Radiance Serum (0.33 oz.)
  • Rapid Age Spot & Pigment Lightening Serum (0.25 oz.)
  • Essential-C Day Moisture Broad Spectrum SPF 30 / PA+++ (0.7 oz.)
Essential-C Cleanser: Massage a small amount over dampened face and neck. Rinse with warm water and pat dry. Follow with a Murad Step 2 treatment

Active Radiance Serum: Massage evenly over clean face, neck and chest. Follow with a Murad Step 3 moisturizer

Essential-C Day Moisture Broad Spectrum SPF 30 I PA+++: Apply liberally to face, neck and chest.

Rapid Age Spot & Pigment Lightening Serum: Massage evenly over clean face, neck and chest. Follow with a Murad Step 3 moisturizer.

Precautions: For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. Keep out of reach of children.
Essential-C Cleanser: Water (Aqua), Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Aminomethyl Propanol, Polysorbate 20, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Panthenol, Phospholipids, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Ascorbic Acid, Chitosan, Rice Amino Acids, Zinc Aspartate, Allantoin, Sodium PCA, Lactose, Cellulose, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Propyl Gallate, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Limonene, Linalool, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Ferula Galbaniflua (Galbanum) Resin Oil, Fragrance (Parfum), Iron Oxides (CI 77492).

Active Radiance Serum: Water (Aqua), Glycolic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Cyclopentasiloxane, Urea, Yeast Amino Acids, Trehalose, Inositol, Taurine, Betaine, Hydrolyzed Opuntia Ficus Indica Flower Extract, Hexapeptide-2, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters, Jojoba Esters, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Enantia Chlorantha (Bark) Extract, Oleanolic Acid, Ectoin, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Biotin, Mannitol, Zinc Gluconate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Ascorbic Acid, Chitosan, Propyl Gallate, Methyl Diisopropyl Propionamide, Ethyl Menthane Carboxamide, Menthyl Lactate, Lauryl Laurate, Hydroxyethyl Behenamidopropyl Dimonium Chloride, Ethylhexylglycerin, Silica, Xanthan Gum, PPG-26-Buteth-26, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Limonene, Fragrance (Parfum), Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Orange 4 (CI 15510).

Rapid Age Spot & Pigment Lightening Serum: Active Ingredient: Hydroquinone 2.0%.
Inactive Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Alcohol Denat., Glycolic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Methyl Gluceth-10, Dextran, Hexapeptide-2, Rice Amino Acids, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Urea, Yeast Amino Acids, Trehalose, Inositol, Taurine, Betaine, Zinc Gluconate, Ascorbic Acid, Chitosan, Propyl Gallate, Nonoxynol-10, Lecithin, Tocopherol, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Palmitoyl Hydroxypropyltrimonium Amylopectin/Glycerin Crosspolymer, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Chitosan PCA, Allantoin, Polyquaternium-10, Sodium Metabisulfite, Sodium Sulfite, Sodium Hydroxide, PPG-26-Buteth-26, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Disodium EDTA, Limonene, Linalool, Fragrance (Parfum).

Essential-C Day Moisture Broad Spectruym SPF 30 / PA+++: 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 Starter Kit
 
4.2

(based on 230 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Smells great (76)
  • Lightweight (75)
  • Easy to use (66)
  • Non-greasy (54)
  • Moisturizes (51)

Cons

  • Not effective (13)
  • Irritates skin (9)
  • Greasy (6)
  • No noticeable results (5)
  • Pricey / poor value (4)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (96)
  • Uneven skin tone (42)
  • Sun damage (30)
  • Sensitive skin (26)
  • Women (23)
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      100% 

      (3 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (44), Brand buyer (38), Beauty conscious (35), Survivalist / minimalist (28), Skin care professional (4)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (26), 30 minutes (17), 1+ hour (3)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (42), Normal (10), Oily (10), Dry (7)

Reviewed by 230 customers

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5.0

Bought this several times

By Accampbell0507

from Walla Walla WA

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Non-Greasy
  • Smells Great
  • Softens Skin

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Enlarged Pores
    • Sensitive Skin
    • Uneven Skin Tone

    Comments about Murad Environmental Shield Starter Kit:

    I recommend this highly.

    • Skin Type:
    • Oily
    • Age:
    • 30-44
     
    4.0

    I Love it!

    By Maggie

    from Rhode Island

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Moisturizes
    • Non-Greasy
    • Smells Great
    • Softens Skin

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
      • Sensitive Skin
      • Uneven Skin Tone

      Comments about Murad Environmental Shield Starter Kit:

      I have Freckles and my face gets really dark in the Summer, but this year is different everyone is giving me complements on how light and good my face looks, my expression lines are almost gone... Love this products!!!

      • Skin Type:
      • Oily
      • Age:
      • 30-44
       
      5.0

      Murad

      By Elsa1186

      from Fayetteville n.c

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Moisturizes
      • Non-Greasy
      • Smells Great
      • Softens Skin
      • Soothes Skin

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Enlarged Pores
        • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
        • Redness/ Blotchiness
        • Sensitive Skin
        • Uneven Skin Tone

        Comments about Murad Environmental Shield Starter Kit:

        Very good product

        • Skin Type:
        • Normal
        • Age:
        • 30-44
         
        5.0

        I will buy this product again

        By Redbird

        from Waco,tx

        About Me Minimalist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Moisturizes

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Sensitive Skin
          • Uneven Skin Tone

          Comments about Murad Environmental Shield Starter Kit:

          It helps wit the dark spots

          • Skin Type:
          • Combination
          • Age:
          • 60+
           
          5.0

          wonderful

          By Mary

          from Illinois

          About Me Minimalist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Moisturizes
          • Non-Greasy
          • Smells Great
          • Softens Skin
          • Soothes Skin

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Redness/ Blotchiness
            • Uneven Skin Tone

            Comments about Murad Environmental Shield Starter Kit:

            I only [thought I] needed the travel size of the rapid dark spot lightener but Ulta didn't have it in store, so I bought this entire "starter kit" because it was cheaper than buying the full size of what I needed. I've been using the whole kit for less than a week and have noticed a major difference in my skin. My face is a lot more even and the redness I had before and thought was just "natural" has almost completely disappeared. I (almost!) feel comfortable enough to go without makeup. I really like this product and am glad I ended up getting it.

            • Skin Type:
            • Combination
            • Age:
            • 30-44
             
            5.0

            Been using Murad for 3 years now and love it!

            By Libby

            from Peoria, AZ

            About Me Minimalist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Moisturizes
            • Non-Greasy
            • Smells Great
            • Softens Skin
            • Soothes Skin

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Enlarged Pores
              • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
              • Uneven Skin Tone

              Comments about Murad Environmental Shield Starter Kit:

              Just use it as directed every day. With in a month you will notice a difference. My mom had not seen me in 3 months after I started using the product. When I saw her the first thing she said is "your skin is glowing what are you using?" She is super critical of my looks so I felt awesome that she noticed a big difference

              • Skin Type:
              • Combination
              • Age:
              • 45-59
               
              5.0

              Love this product. Day 4 and already seeing results !

              By Ellen

              from Cleveland Ohio

              About Me Minimalist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Moisturizes

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Redness/ Blotchiness
                • Uneven Skin Tone

                Comments about Murad Environmental Shield Starter Kit:

                Daily

                • Skin Type:
                • Dry
                • Age:
                • 45-59
                 
                5.0

                Great product

                By Jackie

                from Houston Tx

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Moisturizes
                • Non-Greasy
                • Smells Great
                • Softens Skin
                • Soothes Skin

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Uneven Skin Tone

                  Comments about Murad Environmental Shield Starter Kit:

                  I really like this product and it is great for my discoloration!

                  • Skin Type:
                  • Oily
                  • Age:
                  • 18-29
                   
                  2.0

                  Too greasy. No results after 2 weeks.

                  By julie

                  from Miami, FL

                  About Me Beauty Conscious

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Greasy
                    • Heavy
                    • Irritates Skin
                    • Not Effective

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Murad Environmental Shield Starter Kit:

                      I was recommended using this kit by an Ulta store seller. She said to me it will brighten as well as soften my skin. After 2 weeks of using, my skin is constantly greasy, which is very uncomfortable and makes me hard to sleep. Besides, there's no sign of my skin brightened and softened. I decide to stop using this (even the kit still has a lot left) while I'm writing this review. Hopefully it helps ladies out there considering carefully before buying Murad which is quite expensive.

                      • Skin Type:
                      • Combination
                      • Age:
                      • 18-29

                      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Works quickly!

                      By DS28

                      from Fairview Heights, IL

                      About Me Beauty Conscious

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Lightweight
                      • Moisturizes
                      • Non-Greasy
                      • Smells Great
                      • Softens Skin
                      • Soothes Skin

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Daily Use
                        • Uneven Skin Tone

                        Comments about Murad Environmental Shield Starter Kit:

                        I just purchased this 5 days ago and have used it twice per day and I kid you not that the blotches on my forehead from sun damage are about 80% better. I have 1 very dark (almost black) spot on my cheek and it is already about 25% lighter. I cannot believe it. I've purchased and used $200 Rodman & Fields prior to trying this and the results were great but nowhere near as fast as this.

                        My only complaint is not about the product but the sales associates at Ulta. I had to pull up the web page for every item I purchased that day to show them that I was supposed to receive a free gift and of course NONE of the free gift items were available. I'm going to purchase this awesome product elsewhere from now on. I am also wondering why the women that work there wear SO MUCH makeup. They look like clowns. My 10-year-old daughter even asked me about it.

                        • Skin Type:
                        • Combination
                        • Age:
                        • 30-44

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                        • Q:

                          I have 2 questions. I would like to purchase the environmental shield line and I notice they have 2 different step 2 options. Do I layer both the advanced active radiance serum with the rapid age spot and pigment lightening serum if not can you tell me how I would use them interchangeably for best results? My second questions is I have been hearing through YouTube blogs that the rapid age spot and pigment lightening serum can only be used for 2 months and then you must take a break. So my question is A) How long would I take a break after the 2 months from this serum and B) during that break would I be able to use the other step 2 advance active radiance serum during the intermission and also does the advance active radiance require a break after a few months as well if so how long.
                          Asked on 6/25/2017 by Joe from NYC

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Great questions! For your first question use Advanced Active Radiance in the morning and Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum at night. Please make sure to use a Daytime moisturizer too.
                            As far as taking a break from the Rapid Age Spot I usually recommend finishing one bottle then assessing the skin. If I'm finding the skin is still showing signs of improvement then I would start on my second bottle. If however I feel the skin has hit a plateau then I would switch to another step 2.

                            Answered on 6/27/2017 by Brand Expert from Murad
                        • Q:

                          Is this a great product for dark patches on the skin, under eye circles, and fine lines under the eyes, I am 28 by the way?
                          Asked on 5/31/2017 by Jenny from US

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            This started kit will definitely help even skin tone and hydrate fine lines. Because the eye area is more sensitive, I would also recommend an eye cream to address your specific eye concerns. Environmental Shield Essential-C Eye Cream SPF 15 / PA++ would be great during the day and Instant Radiance Eye Cream is amazing at night. Remember to use just a small amount and apply along the orbital bone area only.

                            Answered on 5/31/2017 by Brand Expert from Murad
                        • Q:

                          One of the girls from the store told me that it would work for the small bumps on the skin(i don't know what they are called but they're tiny bumps all over the skin and some whit comes out of them) is that true? Would it also work with those or what is recommended for that?
                          Asked on 4/23/2017 by Daniela Arvizu from Three Rivers Texas

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            The Environmental Shield starter kit definitely exfoliates and brightens the skin. It sounds like you're referring to small white heads on your skin and although the kit would help I think using either Acne Clearing Solution (oiler skin) or Advanced Acne & Wrinkle Reducer (dehydrated skin) would better target your skin issues.

                            Answered on 4/26/2017 by Brand Expert from Murad
                        • Q:

                          I have dry and oily skin, pores, redness and dark spots on skin, do you recommend this product to me?
                          Asked on 4/19/2017 by Jess from Los Ángeles

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            The Environmental Shield Starter Kit would help with dryness, redness and the dark spots. I would also add into your regimen the MattEffect Blotting Perfector, you can apply it onto the oily areas of your face throughout the day to control shine.

                            Answered on 4/24/2017 by Brand Expert from Murad
                        • Q:

                          I have some acne, but also red spots and uneven skin would this product help?
                          Asked on 4/11/2017 by kat from montclair, ca

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Yes, I would continue treating the acne but then treat the pigmentation at night with the Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum.

                            Answered on 4/13/2017 by Brand Expert from Murad
                        • Q:

                          Do you use the cleanser and moisture cream only at night or do you use the 3 steps both night and morning
                          Asked on 3/6/2017 by Melinda from Christiansburg, Va

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            We recommend using all 3 at night and the cleanser and moisturizer during the day.

                            Answered on 3/27/2017 by Brand Expert from Murad
                        • Q:

                          I currently use rodan & fields reverse. I have several spots of melasma on my face. How does this compare with the rodan & fields or is there another product you would recommend?
                          Asked on 1/24/2017 by Missy from Harrisonburg, VA

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Dr. Murad cannot speak to the rodan & fields products. He can only speak to Murad products.
                            This kit contains Murad's number 1 product, Rapid Age Spot & Pigment Lightening Serum, which contains the gold standard ingredient to fade and lighten spots.

                            Answered on 1/25/2017 by Brand Expert from Murad
                        • Q:

                          Why are there 2 step 2's in starter kit?
                          Asked on 12/26/2016 by Nette from Texas

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum is for use at night. Advanced Active Radiance Serum is for daytime.

                            Answered on 12/31/2016 by Brand Expert from Murad
                        • Q:

                          Could I use any other cleanser and moisturizer with sun screen?
                          Asked on 5/15/2016 by Bb

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Yes, you can, although this kit comes with both a cleanser and a moisturizer with SPF.

                            Answered on 5/16/2016 by Brand Expert from Murad
                        • Q:

                          Is this product okay to use if you have sensitive skin and Rosacea ?
                          Asked on 5/11/2016 by May from Florida

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            This kit is very active and not recommended for someone with sensitive skin or rosacea. A more gentle and hydrating kit would be the Age Reform Starter Kit. Item #: 2289391
                            You could also check out the Redness Therapy collection. IT doe not have a kit but you can browse products by starting here: Item #: 2146523

                            Answered on 5/11/2016 by Brand Expert from Murad
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