Rated 4.52 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.
Elizabeth from San Antonio, TX
I've been on the hunt for a day cream that moisturizes my skin. This is not it. I have very dry/sensitive/eczema prone skin and I feel this didn't make a difference. My skin feels tight and dry after a few hours, I would not purchase this again for the price.
B from Pace,Florida
This is by far the best moisturizer I have used. I have extremely dry, red skin. I feel like it is worth the cost. Definitely try the sample size first .
Mani from Lithonia, GA
I received this item for the first time in a small container through boxycharm and I thought it was an eye cream, never realized it's for overall moisture (which I wouldn't use it for anyway because my skin is sensitive and I stick to basic things) anyway it works amazing as an eye moisturizing cream as someone who has dry eyes! This paired with eye drops definitely helps if you're someone who misses out on sleep frequently or are constantly working with computers. Cannot speak for the full face but I do recommend for this reason.
Brenda from Lowell MA
I actually got this with FFF but will be purchasing thru Ulta because it moisturizes the whole day which i love. On after shower & no worries all day until face wash before bed. It's not thick which i actually like, easily spreads & absorbs into skin.
Josie from AZ
I love the assistance provided by at ULTA!!! Error on previous review!! I will totally recommend this to a friend!!!
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PR from Texas
Since it states ultimate moisture, I thought it would be a bit heavier . Seems to turn into liquid when applied. Didn't feel like it did anything.
Mae from Daly City, CA
Honestly, I don't know why I stopped using this earlier during the year. I decided to change up my skincare routine because of all the hype over other popular/trending brands, so I ended up using those other branded moisturizers.
However, I definitely cannot compare those other brands with Murad's Hydro-Dynamic Ultra moisturizer. This is just the most moisturizing, calming, soothing, non-drying, fast-absorbent and ultra-rich creamy and soft formula—it is honestly the best for my skin and I shouldn't have stopped using this moisturizer.
The only con I have about this product is the price, but then again, you actually get what you pay for LOL! But still, I wish it was a little more affordable. Anyway, I will continue to purchase this product over and over again. As of now, this is the only moisturizer I trust. Thank you Murad!!!
Caroline333 from Phoenix
I have repurchased this a few times whenever it goes on sale for 25 days of beauty. It's thick but lightweight and leaves me skin feeling moisturized and not sticky at all. I break out pretty easily and have sensitive skin and this does not irritate my skin at all. This cream is great, but way too expensive for me. I would think a cream this expensive would have more active ingredients such as niacinamide or ceramides. Even though I do love the way this cream makes my skin feel, I will probably not repurchase because I think there are better moisturizers out there with better ingredients
Jeannine from Charleston, SC
I love murad products and this seemed perfect for my skin type. Unfortunately, there was not nearly as much moisture as I thought there would be in this product. I was expecting this to be a thick, luxurious cream. It is more of a gel consistency than a cream so when it dries it leaves my skin feeling a little tight and not very moisturized. It also leaves kind of a film once it dries so it sometimes creates pilling on my skin. I do like how it makes my skin look and definitely can see it plumping my skin. However, I don't find myself reaching for it daily and when I do use it, I need to add a hydrator like squalane before applying this. Overall, I will finish this but I don't think I would repurchase. This may be great for someone with a different skin type, but if you're super dry like me I would look for something else.
Kathy from Lompoc, CA
Love this product and continue to buy it.
Brenda from Poplar Bluff Missouri
I love this product! My skin is very dry and after using this every day I can see a great improvement in my skin.
Leigh from NC
This product feels like a whip cream and has no weight after applied. It took away the dry spots and left my skin feeling and looking amazing. My new go to cream for nightly use. Works great after applying retinol too.
Carol from Los Angeles
OMG... I love this! I noticed my skin started looking a lot better within a couple of days! Wish I would have bought this sooner. This is now my forever go to moisturizer.
Jen from Hollister
Started using every morning and I can see a difference in the smoothness and tightness of my face and neck.
JJ from WI
I used to use a normal drugstore, popular moisturizer because I thought it worked great. Kept my skin hydrated (or so I thought). I had received this as a sample and from the very first day, I can't even fully explain the difference. It was night and day. My skin was felt so refreshed and smooth and the pores just vanished! I use half of the amount of moisturizer that I had to with the other product. Once the trial was done, I went and purchased the full product.
Glendeetz from Irvine, CA
I used this mostly at night but this could definitely still be used for daytime as well. Skin felt super hydrated afterward but not greasy. This is light with no scent. My skin definitely felt smooth and plump. Didn't irritate or break me out. All positives, but not sure it warrants the price-point. Would pick the one by SkinFix instead of this for $15 less!
Raven from Idaho
I have acne-prone skin, and I'm always having to restart my acne regimen when it starts to get bad again. This is the ONLY moisturizer I have found that doesn't make my acne worse, but also hydrates my extremely dry skin. The price is high, but a jar lasts about 2-3 months for me with an everyday use. I also love that it's non-greasy so I am able to apply makeup over the top of it. I think this stuff is well worth the money.
M from OH
I have combination skin and this works very well on my dry cheeks, especially from wearing a mask all the time. One night I put it all over my face and woke up with a couple new pimples and oilier-than-usual t-zone. It seems to be a very nice, medium weight formula, but I use it as a dry spot treatment rather than an all over moisturizer. If I could use this all over my face, I would rate this 5 stars.
Danny D from Tallahassee, FL
Expensive but soo worth the price! Doesn't have a tacky feeling and keeps me moisturized!
Sher from Tamarac, Fl.
Morning and Night----Doesn't break out my face---YEA!!
MOMX4 from Boston, MA
It looks and feels like a quality moisturizer, it just doesn't agree with my skin. My skin feels ok when I put it on, but within a couple days I have breakouts. I've given it a few tries and I know it's the moisturizer, because it only happens when I start using it again. Strangely enough, the eye cream works great for me.
Beth from Virginia
My husband accidentally bought this one instead of the nutrient charged water gel so I figured I'd give it a try. It sat on top of my skin, made my skin feel uncomfortably tight and it started burning immediately. Definitely going to return and never use again