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Rated 4.54 out of 5 stars
I travel constantly via airlines (very dry air) and often end up in dry locations. Add to that my skin is prone to dryness but also gets oily... most likely it's response to being dry. I also have adult acne. So finding a moisturizer that doesn't trigger acne breakouts and keeps oil down has been a needle in a hay stack.
This moisturizer WORKS. I love it. I've tried a lot of other brands and have never had good results. It's not greasy, absorbs quickly, lasts all day, and goes on very well under makeup. I even saw a reduction in frequency/severity of acne break outs after using this. I can put on foundation or powder over this moisturizer without any greasy or damp feeling. So my makeup wears well and stays longer. I've also noticed that my skin doesn't get as oily since I started using this moisturizer.
I'm in my mid 40s, and I really, really loved this face cream. It was the first time I'd ever splurged on a moisturizer, and the first time I had used one with a retinoid (retinyl palmitate) in it, and my skin was looking so much better. No breakouts, skin tone more even, smoothed texture...it was fantastic.
But...I started using it in early June 2017. In late July, I ended up in my optometrist's office with corneal keratitis and dry eye syndrome. I don't wear contacts, and my job demands (involving looking at a computer screen for much of the day) had remained the same. The only thing that had changed was my moisturizer. I did some digging, and there is published evidence that topical retinoids in cosmetics may contribute to dry eyes in some people, as they can interfere with meibomian gland function (necessary for proper tear film in your eyes). I wasn't using this product near my eyes, but it still apparently had an effect. I reluctantly stopped using it, and have combed through my makeup bag and ditched anything with retinyl palmitate (or similar) in it, and my eyes are recovering.
Murad, your product is fantastic, but not for everyone. I am sad to have to throw it out because it works so well (not to mention it cost a bomb), but my eyes can't deal with it on my face.
anonymous from Sacramento
This stuff was a little pricey for me but when I bought it the first time it was featured on the 21 days of beauty for 50% off. I was hooked immediately. I used to have very definitive forehead wrinkles and this stuff smoothed them out. I absolutely love Murad products they live up to their price point every time. I have combo skin and this works for my dry patches and oily T zone. I use this at night before bed so I can use my SPF in the morning. This is a must have to change up any skin care routine. It even helped with my acne.
Nickname from US
This is my go to for daytime moisturizer. It hydrates without adding shine and wears well under makeup.
KP from Michigan
This the most money I've ever spent on a skincare product and I am so disappointed. Minutes after putting it on my face feels tight and I now have flaky dry patches on my cheeks. I would not buy this product again.
Jane from Charlotte, NC
I love the product but am concerned about it's freshness. I was sent two by Ulta and both were of the older packaging. While I am sure there is a recommended shelf life I could not find an expectation date on the packaging. This will make me hesitant to order products on-line from Ulta in the future.
Lexie from Texas
This is a great moisturizer for very dry skin.
Lauren from St. Augustine, FL
I bought this to use as a night moisturizer, but I love it more than the day one I was using so I am now using this for both day and night. Does not leave my skin greasy, even in the morning.
Aly from California
I received this face cream in a Murad sample box from Ulta. I was skeptical it would work for me because I break out very easily when using any facial products like creams, oils,serums, etc. I have combo/oily, thick-textured skin with large pores so it's surprising my skin is so sensitive to various products. I could see the difference with this cream after about a week of use. It brightened my skin's appearance, made the texture seem finer/smoother and minimized my pores. I will have to save my money to buy the full-size jar when my sample runs out!
Brianna from NC
I personally like to wear a moisturizer that makes my face feel nice and hydrated. Unfortunately this wasn't the one for my liking.
Payton from California
Randomly decided to try this moisturizer after running out of my old one and I fell in love with this one! It has a nice thick creamy texture that is not greasy at all and moisturizes my skin perfectly. Has kept my skin clear and not irritated. My only downside is that I feel like I am going through the product a little quickly especially considering the price I just feel like you kind of have to use a good amount each time. However I'd still say it's worth and would 100% repurchase!
D from frankfort, KY
Since its winter time and my skin is a bit on the drier side, I really enjoyed using this product. It is a bit heavy so I do not use it right before putting my makeup on because I feel like it causes my foundation to break apart.
Rf from Chandler az
I like this product because it absorbs quickly into your skin. It doesn't leave it feeling oily after.
Marc from Hermantown mn
Morning & night moisturizer
Sharil from PA
I love the Murad line, and this moisturizer is no exception. I love how my skin looks and feels.
FS from San Francisco
This cleared my face, but then I developed dry patches and could not wear any foundation. My skin rejected any product I applied. Apparently this contains retinyl palmitate. I've concluded this may be the culprit to my skins demise. Beware. Also price is ridiculous
P.S. Thankfully murad is cruelty free!
KC0003 from Michigan
I purchased my first Murad product thanks to Ulta's skin event. I have extremely sensitive and dry skin (and sensitive smell). This moisturizer is wonderful - it has a smooth texture, doesn't look greasy, moisturizes well and doesn't have a strong scent. I am disappointed in the packaging. In this day of plastics pollution, there is a ridiculous amount of unnecessary plastic in the design of this container. I realize that has no bearing on the product, but I will likely not purchase again due to the amount of waste.
Jennsthetician from Arlington WA
So originally I'd gotten this moisturizer as a sample. I'd been using (and will continue to use) Murad's Vitamin C/Rapid Age Spot & Pigment Lightening Serum. What I love love love about THIS moisturizer, is that it's actually able to be layered! Through my T-Zone I use less than on my cheeks. (Winter dryness). I've been slacking big time on my skin care, but just using this moisturizer has helped even my skin tone, CAN be used around the eye area, and it delivers amazing moisture via Hyaluronic Acid that works exceptionally well, but remains 85% fragrance free and isn't too heavy at all. I was pleasantly surprised to find I could use this morning and night without sacrificing the benefits that a heavier night cream may have provided. I didn't dock one star off for how expensive this is, because you don't need a heavier night cream. And a little goes a long way, so definitely start with hardly any-while also being aware that your skin will absorb this moisturizer very quickly. This doesn't mean you need more. If you've got dry patches that are severe- maybe dab a thin second application onto those specific areas. Thx Murad! (I grabbed 2 for the price of one during Ulta's beauty days sale, both jars will last me at LEAST 9 months.)
HUNNYBEEZ30 from Owasso, Oklahoma
I received a sample of this cream in a makeup subscription box and FELL IN LOVE with it. I was hesitant about purchasing the full size because it was so expensive. Earlier this month it was part of a sale that had it at 50% off so I ran out and picked it up...no regrets!
Allynbelle from VA
I purchased this moisturizer after reading the wonderful reviews but unfortunately it didn't work for me. I have super oily skin but the lighter weight gel formulas don't usually provide enough moisture for me. I used a small amount of this several days under my makeup and by noon I was a greasy mess. My long wear foundation was literally separating and sliding off my face. I ended up returning it.
Britt4811 from California
Initially received a sample in my Ipsy order, then ordered a full Size product. I love this product as a moisturizer. It is light weight and non greasy, doesn't cause me to break out. However you definitely need a serum or additional overnight cream. I don't see any change in fine lines or wrinkles after using it for 6 weeks. Overall it's a great moisturizer and I've already purchased 2.
HiLynn40 from Missouri
Absolutely the best and I've literally tried everything!
Sometimes you just have to spend the money. Most moisturizers just sit on the skin. This sinks in doesn't cause oiliness in a half hour. My face just appears and feels better.
I guess if you have great skin you can get away with cheap creams. I however cannot. Definitely recommend and definitely will repurchase.
Memo from Odessa, Tx
I use the product morning and evening. The moisturizer leaves my face soft and helps with wrinkles.
Kay from MD
I keep searching for the best moisturizer—I think I have found it! It goes on smoothly & I feel protected because it blends into my skin so easily.
LesleeKY from Louisville, KY
I have been using this moisturizer for quite some time and I love the texture of the cream it's very lightweight but yet your skin feels like you have so much moisture on it. The jar last a very long time you need a very little amount to cover your entire face and neck.
Fe from Downey
This moisturizer is amazing. It's one of the very few that really hydrated my skin without leaving me greasy or sticky feeling. I've noticed after a few days the wrinkles around my eyes had minimized to the point I couldn't see them anymore which is crazy because not even eye creams could do that. I'm super content with this moisturizer because to me it has helped improve the way my skin looks and feels.
Heatherk2000 from Midwest
I love this moisturizer. The first time I ran out, I tried to find a slightly cheaper substitute. It turned out to be a waste of money for me...because this is the only one that truly works for my skin. In the fall and winter months, my skin is unbearably dry. I get red patches and become flaky, and tight around the chin and on the forehead. This moisturizer is the only one that combats that. It's super hydrating without being heavy or greasy. It relieves the redness and the flaking. I have pretty sensitive skin, and this helps it stay calm and balanced.