Rated 4.57 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Great eye cream!
Murad Skincare - Retinol & Resurgence Review
As I approach 30, I've gotten much better about an anti-aging nighttime skincare routine. This line from Murad is a good option to start entering the world of retinol. For best results, we are meant to use in combination with Retinol Youth Renewal Serum and Retinol Youth Renewal Eye Serum. This super-trio is buffered by gentle hydrating ingredients that make sure you don't get the flake or irritation that's known to come with retinol.
The serum for eyes specifically is designed to "treat fine lines and wrinkles, firm skin and reduce dark circles for an overall vibrant morning face."
Overall: High end, quality retinol product, very popular and admired brand. It's a nice option for a simple 3-step nighttime care kit. Light and easy to layer together, not greasy. It does get tingly on the eyes so be careful and don't over apply.
Packaging: it is great to have the pump on the jar. The pump dispenser means you will be able to get the dose out accurately; one pump is enough for both eyes. It's also great & necessary that the container keeping the product away from light and air.
Ingredients: Overall this does not have the cleanest ingredients, very strong chemicals in here. Very potent, but not the most gentle option on the market for sensitive skin. The retinol is a newer formula, not the barebones formulas that are known for irritation. Although I still had a noticeable, flakey dry spot under my eyebrow. This is known to happen with retinol. I probably didn't apply the moisturizing step and this caused the flaking.
Fragrance ingredients aren't the best for sensitive skins. Small amounts of very volatile, synthetic environmentally toxic ingredients. Shea & other ingredients are there for antioxidants and to help moisturize. Peptide-rich red algae extract helps improve firmness and elasticity.
Results: I have been using for about 5 weeks. I haven't seen dramatic results yet, but ingredients list leads me to be confident that I will around week 12. This product line is known to take 12 weeks or more to really see effect set in. Which is expected as retinol, essentially gentler formulas, are known to take this long to see results.
Most Helpful Critical Review Not sure it's doing anything
I don't have wrinkles or fine lines around my eyes really, so I'm not sure it's doing anything in that regard. I do have eye bags and dark circles, and those seem to be about the same as usual. It has a scent but it's not overpowering or bad, and it doesn't irritate my eyes/skin around the eyes. It feels moisturizing and soft without being heavy or greasy feeling. I'll keep using it as it can't hurt but so far I can't really tell if anything is happening.
Reviewed by 116 customers Real results & moisturizing
Jane from Seattle
This is my 4th bottle -I use it day & night all around my eyes- I definitely notice it reduces my fine lines over time. It's effective while not drying or irritating. I also use what's left on my fingers on my fine lines around my lips.
Best for Wrinkles!
KimberlyC91 from Westland, MI
I, VERY, rarely write reviews on products because I hate taking the time to write them, but I specifically wanted to write something for this product. As I'm getting older, something happened over time and I started to actually care about the wrinkles around my eyes. Then, I started looking at pictures and comparing when I started getting them in pictures. Murad claims women see results within weeks, but, I kid you not, I saw results within a couple days! I couldn't believe it. I'm almost positive, if I remember correctly, I saw results overnight. I hated the cost, but, honestly, I think I'll be repurchasing this.
Really Helps With Crow's Feet
PeaceBang from Massachusetts
I keep trying less expensive eye creams but this product works best. I have seen a definite improvement in laugh lines, crows feet and puffiness since I started using it nightly.
This stuff is great!
Cyn from Miami, Fl
I saw almost immediate results. My eyelids are less droopy and the skin under my eyes is a lot smoother. I have very sensitive eyes and was worried about the product creating problems and discomfort but so far I am not having any trouble. I'm very happy with this purchase.
adrienne from Lincoln, CA
I'm new to retinol and decided to try this. let me preface by saying I'm in my 30's and I dont get much sleep and I'm in front of computer screens all-day for work; even during quarantine. I've been going thru a lot of stress and I started noticing my eyes are "droopier" and the fine lines under my eyes are no longer "fine" lol they're deep. The directions say to use AM and PM so I did for the first 3 days. Oh man! what a world of a difference it made. I feel like it's taken 10 yrs off. However, i assume because I'm new to retinol, but it really irritates my eyes. does not dry out my skin, but dries out my eyeballs lol. I've switched to just PM to get acclimated but its definitely not the same results if you're using twice a day.
Yikes - Weird, White Patches!
heartfulmom from Marietta, GA
My skin usually responds so well to Murad products, so I was excited to try this eye cream. (Via Ipsy) I used it twice daily for three weeks. During that third week, weird, white patches developed under my right eye - Yikes! I immediately stopped using the eye cream. It took over a week for the patches to go away.
Irene from NJ
I am glad I bought the trial kit before I splurged on the full size. I am not new to retinol and this gave me dry patches on my face. And I have normal to oily skin. I will go back to PTR Retinol Fusion.
Catlady7 from Arkansas
This is a wonderful eye product. I use this product at nighttime only. I have sensitve skin and this product does not sting or irritate.
Sharil from PA
I love how this has significantly reduced the wrinkles, circles, and bags around my eyes.
Maya from San Antonio
I love this!! My favorite our of all eye creams i tried!
Best eye serum yet
XtineMBeauty from North carolina
I have tried so many eye serums but this one by far is the best! I love that it's hydrating but also smoothing. I noticed my eyes were even brighter!
Really great first eye cream
Elle from Wisconsin
I do not currently use eye creams in my routine, so take this review with that in mind.
It's moisturizing but not overly so. I don't have many fine lines or wrinkles under my eyes, but notice it help smooth out some of them.
I love that it has retinol in the eye cream. I feel like I may be helping prevent wrinkles around my eyes in the future.
Sam from Miami
I love the feel of this. Goes on very smooth, absorbs quickly. It blends in real well and it does not leave with an oily face like others I have tried in the past.
Brittnee from Florida
My eyes have never looked better thanks
Bright, Youthful Undereyes
Jaded Beautiful from Columbus IN
This ia the first time trying retinol, the Murad Ultra Retinol makes it easy. My skin took about 2 weeks to show ACTUAL visible results. This actually works! I will continue to use it for sure. My skin started having a glow to it that it never had. It was smoother, less texture. Overall a drastic improvement of the appearance of my skin. Absolutely in love with this line!
Finally An Eye Serum That Works
K. Elizabeth from South Carolina
I think this may be my favorite product from the Murad Resurgence line that I've tried out so far. For starters, I adore the packaging. A little goes a long way which helps this product to last a long time. You only need one pump for both eyes.
No need to cake this product on because it spreads beautifully. I love how it helped to firm up the skin around my eyes. I also have laugh/crinkle lines that this product has helped to reduce the visibility of. Overall my eyes look more youthful and alert.
And unlike other retinal eye serums I could actually use this one on my eyelids without any burning or irritation to the skin or my actual eyeball. I think Murad did a great of job of making sure that this product was safe enough to apply to the skin around the eye area. Definitely worth a try if you're in the market for a good eye serum.
Drummerchic1 from KY
Love the pump and packaging. Hours on smooth without any overbearing scent. Not greasy and very light weight. Only been using a week or 2 so haven't seen much results yet. Hoping I do.
Kayla from MA
This really works! The past few years have damaged my skin and I'm just tired the bags grow but now they have basically disappeared!
Great Eye Serum
Kelsee from OKC
I have paired this product with the other 2 retinol youth products from Murad and have had great results. I would definitely recommend pairing the eye serum with the night cream!
Murad Eye Serum is a must!
Krysta from Phoenix
Since using this under eye serum during my routine, I have way less under eye puffiness. I don't look like I haven't slept in 12 days anymore! This Murad eye serum is beautiful!
Cece F from Chesapeake Virginia
Good eye serum.
Al from Mass
I've always wanted an eye serum and I finally got to test it out. It's helped with my bags under my eye. And I enjoy adding this to my return. No oily residue. At all
under eye says YES!
alaurenb22 from WV
so my under eye is somewhere in between that did someone punch you and do you have pink eye, and the older i get the darker it seems to become but this eye serum is fully transforming it! this product will brighten, soften & leave behind a luminous glow that is the perfect base for applying concealer! i have been using this religiously and i couldn't be happier with the turnaround my skin is doing!
ajd from Brooklyn, NY
I like the texture of this and the packaging, but it has a faintly unpleasant smell, and I haven't seen much effect yet from the product. I'm going to keep using it, but jury is still out on this one!
Beauty begins at night
Shinobree from Chicago
Having a quality serum is important for any beauty routine and Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Serum is just that!
This serum has a medium thick consistency which allows application to be smoothly and helps penetrate the skin. There is no scent and it did not irritate my skin. My face felt hydrated and firm.
This serum also helped to boost my natural glow.