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Rated 4.66 out of 5 stars
I am in my late thirties and have been dealing with a change in skin type - it's gone from combo to dry. I use a Retin-A for my cystic acne and hyperpigmentation. When I was offered a free skin consult for a Murad event at Ulta, I said yes. The educator used a number of products, this new serum being one. I was told it would gently exfoliate while improving my skin's ability to absorb moisture. My skin looked bright and felt smooth. Since I have nothing like it, I bought the serum and started using it twice a day. Two days later, I began to notice a lot of flakiness and soon realized it was the serum! The glycolic acid in the serum was definitely working, but too much for twice a day use in addition to my prescription exfoliant. So, I am going to try cutting back to once every other night and see if that works to keep my skin bright without making a flaky mess. That being said, the product is light weight, smells pleasant, and absorbs easily. Just beware if you are already using other exfoliants, it will definitely add to that effect. I am not 100% sure about the moisture claims but will know more after I cut back on use.
I'll start off by saying that I have super sensitive skin with Rosacea. I bought this in-store after reading the ingredients and raving reviews online. I tried it on the back of my hand in the store and loved how soft it felt, so the effectiveness combined with the decent ingredients list were something I was willing to spend almost 80$ on. It also didn't really have a scent which was another bonus for me. Once I got home and looked at the ingredients list on the box...I was perplexed to find out that the website fails to mention that this product contains both Parfum and Linalool...two commonly-known allergens.
A product that is dermatologist-developed and claims to be safe for sensitive skin? I've worked as a nurse in dermatology and these two ingredients are "no-no's".
As much as I am disappointed in the fact that this dermatologist-developed product has FRAGRANCE in it, I am even more disappointed with Ulta for failing to mention it in the ingredients list.
Two stars for the softness it gave to my hand while trying it in store. Returning!!
IndyAD from Indianapolis, IN
I had used more than one bottle of this essence before realizing it was actually drying my mid-40s, dry skin out further, and both were likely more my doing that the product's fault. First, I was not consistently applying moisturizer between this essence + a vitamin C serum and my zinc oxide sunscreen layer. This essence is not moisturizing on its own; it is intended to prep the skin to benefit more from a moisturizer. Second, I had missed or forgotten that the second ingredient is glycolic acid, which I've found can be too harsh for my skin type. I've since stopped using this product and switched to occasionally using one containing both lactic acid for resurfacing and squalene for moisture. Skin much happier now.
Bluebird from Raleigh, NC
I have used this product for years along with several other Murad products.
I like how my skin looks and feels with this product.
Would recommend to anyone to give it a try
You can put under moisturizer or wear alone applying each morning
ProductJunkie44 from Rochester, NY
Mel from ca
I'm enjoying this, but won't repurchase as I can get similar products for half the price
T from Greenville
Feels so smooth and goes on like warm butter. I haven't had a single flake of dry skin since I added this to my routine
msowell from Springfield, VA
I use this as a supplement for my daily moisturizer and it makes a huge difference! My skin is way more supple and hydrated. I can't live without it!
Babybunny from New York
You know a product is working when your husband tells you how great your skin looks! This plump my skin and smooths lines and wrinkles. Love this!!!
Jenka from New Orleans
I use 2x per day . It makes my skin soft and has helped a great deal with flakiness .
Nette from Greensboro
Very hydrating it adds extra moisture to my skin and makes my skin feel great
Mel O from Washington
This product is light and glides on like a thin serum, which is great. However, my skin just didn't do as well over time when compared to other products. Considering the price as well, I decided to pass after using up my bottle.
Lana from Costa Mesa
I swear by anything Murad
Jaye from New Jersey
I use this product right after I wash my face. I have extremely dry skin and this product combined with the ultimate moisture (small round jar) saved my skin. It's like a bath/pool for your skin.
Kim from Ma
lynn smith from Licolnton, NC
I have tried so many products this past year to help with my very dry skin. I love this product so far, I have been using it for two weeks now.
sensitive_dry from Columbus, OH
I love using the product alone or with cream moisturizers when I need them
Snazzy from Mt Prospect, IL
Use prior to moisturizing
Red from Fortuna
Your assistant in the store was very knowledgeable and personable. Very pleased with purchase.
Lynnz from Louisville, KY
I love using this product with the age reform hydro-dynamic moisturizer. The quenching essence helps reduce some dry patchiness and keep my skin moisturized better when combined with the moisturizer. Does not work well on its own. Expensive but one pump goes a long way. After several weeks of use I think I would purchase this again. Lots of compliments lately with my new murad routine. Four stars since it does have to be used under the hydro moisturizer. Recommend both the age reform refreshing and exfoliating cleanser with this product.
MollySS from Minneapolis, MN
I've been using Murad Age Reform Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisturizer in the winter for my eczema.
This year I added the Quenching Essence and it has made a huge difference. My dry patches are pretty much gone. I really recommend this product!
Moosmama from Marana AZ
Love the Murad treat & repair! Unless my skin changes, or product gets discontinued, I will never use anything else.
Gypsy from Gillette. Wy
Use this morning and night. Skin feels great afterwards. Is light not greasy and really makes your skin feel better
None from Lakeland, Florida
I have been using mural products for several years and love them, I have very dry skin and these products have really helped!
Suz from Mesquite, nv
I use this under my moisturizer every day.
claire from denver
Dr. Murad products never disappoints. Awesome price, never greasy, applies on smoothly. The Age Reform Line has a pleasant scent unlike the others.
Lou from Mesquite, Nevada
This is a product I have only recently added to my beauty regimen and I really like it!