Rated 4.53 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review This is my favorite of the line
First impressions Murad BzzzKit!!
Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum, Vitamin-C Glycolic Brightening Serum and Vitamin-C Dark Circle Corrector
Shipment recvd on April 10, 2020!!!!
They were very informative of when I was going to get my products in the mail, date it was shipped, etc. I was very excited to actually receive it in the mail, to be honest I thought it was quite too good to be true but here it is in it's glory, and per the rules of this trial I should:
-receive awesome Murad products in the mail
-test them out for two weeks
-give an honest, DETAILED review with awesome pictures and my opinion on whether I think these rock or not.
Alright beauties just so your aware...
Prior experience with Murad- none really but have heard great things until just recently I received a youth renewal serum and eye cream sample in one of my beauty subscription boxes (I think) and I was using those every other night (the youth renewal serum) and every night (the eye cream) I had only been using them for about a week or two and im sure I missed a couple days.
**Disclaimer** I replaced these products with any other facial serum I would have used (including the 2 murad products I was trying). I typically only use a cleanser, makeup remover, occasional light exfoliator cleanser, and moisturizer daily-ish and continued with that routine but used these 3 serums (Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum, Vitamin-C Glycolic Brightening Serum and Vitamin-C Dark Circle Corrector) everyday over a 2 week period. I also continued my make up application normally but I did use these every day and night.. I took pictures throughout to show the progress of before and after application, morning and evening
Note-I love the Aveeno brightening facial cleanser for a mild face wash, this is what I use. I do feel like I have sensitive skin and this does not break out your face.
And now to the good stuff!!
Night one. Revealing my products!!!
Let's start with naming the products. It looks like they all come from the Murad "Environmental Shield" line and are all part of step 2 the "treat". I believe that step one is the cleanser. I got the Vitamin-C Glycolic Brightening Serum (which is said to be used daily am and pm FIRST) applying over face and neck. The Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum was included also and it says to apply this after the brightening serum as an extra "boost" at NIGHT all over face as well. Lastly I received the Vitamin-C Dark Circle Corrector which I will apply am and pm patting gently under the eye area.
Application day one
(Evening application after shower and cleansing face)
#1 The brightening serum has made my skin feel very soft and dewy. It was a thick liquid that was yellow in color and had a shimmery tint throughout that was very pretty. Upon application however it was very painful to the existing acne patches on my skin. I'm not sure I would apply to these areas again until maybe healed a bit better. It stung very bad on those areas, but left my skin looking need I say brighter? You all can be the judge. My skin is very soft however after application but left a little sticky. Absorbed well and didn't flake off...yet
Onto the rapid age spot lightening serum.
#2The lightening serum is a clear liquid. It applied like a gel consistency. Dried quickly and went on smoothly and easily. It was not burning to the skin and left it feeling like a smooth buttery texture but sticky. Very sticky. (May be a great primer!) Will tell in the morning.
And lastly but not least, I feel the most important!
#3Under eye was a thicker lotion and same color as the brightening serum. It applied smoothly and easily patting under my eye. Appeared light the other creme with the shimmer, brightening sheen. It's light reflecting like the brightening creme. It did not hurt and blended very easily.
day 2: morning
**Every morning prior to any facial application I do wash off my face with a mild cleansing water.
I began my facial routine this am with only the three Murad products. I first applied about 4 pumps of the brightening serum directly to my face. (Too much) Rubbed it in gently and there was a mild irritation and stinging again. My Face felt smooth after application and I waited about 10 mins before applying the next serum. I went ahead and did the eye cream second. I only use about half a pump per eye and I gently pat and kindof push it into my under eye area melting it in until absorbed completely. It does create a warmth underneath your eye that intensifies if you rub it in so only pat. I like this creme. Lastly the gel like brightening serum. Dried quickly and left my skin feeling sticky, prefect for a primer.
Day 2: evening
Same old but through the day I wore no make up and I had to wipe my face off to remove the flaky lotion pieces that were on my face. Conclusion less is more.
AppLied all three, a sparse amount. Patted under eye creme only until absorbed. Again leaves skin feeling sticky and I think it's the light serum, the gel one. This is my least favorite so far.
Day 3: am
I tried a different approach this am and I think im liking this better. Again less is more. I started with a light layer, only 2 pumps of the brightening cream, concentrating on the cheek area and forehead. I then applied the under eye creme, about half a pump per eye and gently patted into eye and corner if eye near nose till absorbed. I only pat now. And then the gel light serum I pump 2 squirts into my hands and rub it in then gently pat onto my face until absorbed. I'm waiting before I apply anything else. I think this is going to make a huge difference. Overall however I think I mag avoid using the gel light serum bc it flakes off my skin, the other two seem to be working well the favorite being the under eye creme.
Day 3 only applies eye cream today
Day 4 am
Skin feels better so applied again all three
Less is more!
Again messed up my face with fAce razors ahhh! Had to take a couple days rest of everything on my face. I did continue to use the eye creme however and I used the first brightening serum. A few times.
I will say less is certainly more. You do not need a lot of this product.
Day 11- 14
Applied all three serums. Used one good squirt of the bright serum, a 3/4 squirt of the eye creme to use on both eyes and about a squirt and a half of the light serum.
With the light serum I now apply to my palm and rub it on all my fingers then pat it on my face lightly all over like the eye creme. I also before applying this gel like serum will use a cotton round to wipe around my eye area and get any excess eye creme removed. The eye creme needs to stay under the eye area only. If any gets rubbed lower down it will flake off. So pat the eye creme directly under the eye where your dark circles lay ONLY. If it goes anywhere else and mixes with anything else it will flake off. I think this works best. I am learning as I go, still unsure if it is helping. All of the creme's are less harsh and do not burn or tingle on my face now either.
I see now I am requested to review each item individually so I will attach the above with my pictures to all and then attach my final thoughts on each item also. Thanks everyone for reading my extensive review. I hope it helps.
*disclaimer I am not new to makeup but I am slightly fresher in the skincare so my techniques are my own and no one elses. I don't claim to be better or worse at anything and these are just my personal thoughts and review on these products and how they worked on MY skin. Everyone is different and beautiful and what may not work on some may work wonders on others. Always keep that in mind!!!!
Lightening serum - overall less is way more. I would suggest using it as a toner almost. Apply last and lightly pat onto skin until dry. It feels and resembles hair gel and is sticky as such. Less is more. Worked okay as a primer, I never wanted to use too much makeup over top these products because I figured it would ruin it. I never personally saw much of a difference but maybe my face isn't super dull? I dunno.
Brightening Cream - this product is intended to go on first and again less is more. I applied about a good pump to my face, make sure you have no cuts or irritations already on your skin as it will burn. My face started off a little sensitive so this creme wAs a bit harsh at first but after a few days my face calmed down (unrelated to these products) and these serums no longer burned or tingled. Again I never really could tell a difference though. It did make me wear less makeup however and I wouldn't say I hated this. I will say if you apply more then it does tend to flake off so remember less is more. Overall I probably wont add these creme's and serums to my daily routine. I don't think it made a huge difference and I didn't like the flaking of the product. That did stop after I started using less.
Eye creme- Now the eye creme was my favorite of all three and I continue to use this one on the daily. Do I see a difference? No. Maybe you all can notice one but I don't but for some reason I still use it. I must like it! It is a lighter orange color that seems like it would brighten the under eye and I think that's about it. I think it will give a brightening effect but it does not cover up any darkness. Dark circles are still there as you can see. I would be hesitant to use this under another product bc it did get flaky but only in places outside the orbital eye area. Overall I seemed to like this product but I don't think there is much of a difference
I already stopped using the other two. I guess just personally this Murad trio was not my favorite but I have come to love Murad products such as the renewing eye creme and the retinol youth serum. Thanks beauties!
Most Helpful Critical Review Don't overdo this product
This product has a nice, light and brightening shimmer to lighten your under eye area. A little goes a long way though. It should be noted, I have sensitive skin and I would not recommend applying directly under the delicate, crease of your eyes, because if your skin is like mine, it will dry the skin with irritation and cause redness--looking crepey. Now, with that being said, I wanted to continue to try this product and be able to give an honest, true review--I found that if I apply coconut oil or eye cream directly under the crease of the eye and then apply this Vitamin-C Dark Circle Corrector only to the 'bags' of my eyes, I received great results. I did receive Murad Vitamin C Dark Circle Correcting Eye Serum through BzzAgent in exchange for my honest opinion. Despite that, my thoughts weren't influenced.
Reviewed by 172 customers First Eye Product For Dark Circles That Works For Me
Maximillian the Rare Ulta Male from Chicago, IL
I use this product as recommended. I apply it under my eyes in the morning after my shower, before putting on any face moisturizer. I also wash my face before bed and reapply it then. I took some pictures that I will upload. I started on 9/25/2020 and today is 10/7/2020. 12 days in and the results are noticeable. I will continue to use this product twice daily as I expect even better results in a few more weeks of use.
I had no issues with eye or skin irritation as some have described. You may notice a little irritation in my upper right eyelid in my first picture, but that was dry skin before I even began using Murad. As you will see in subsequent pictures, it is now smooth.
I definitely recommend this product for men as I have tried several others and never had much improvement in the dark circles under my eyes. Not a lot of eye products get representation from men, so I hope any of you out there looking for something for yourselves or a man in your life will find my review helpful.
A work in progress?
Stef from New Hampshire
I haven't noticed any changes yet and it's been a couple weeks. I'll keep trying but I was definitely holding on to that two week time frame they mention. This product was highly suggested to me as the best dark circle corrector. Maybe my dark circles are not correctable? For the price, I would've hoped for concrete results at this point. I don't want to give it one star on the chance that after I post this and look in the mirror, I will start noticing results and feel bad for hating.
Great results but too costly
akachucklehead from Falls Church, VA
I got this as part of a sample set and (to my surprise) it really worked! (I was so annoyed by my last purchase—The Ordinary's dark circle corrector—that I swore I would stop buying eye creams.) Sadly, it costs too much for me to buy, so I'm going through all of my other (ineffective) eye creams until this is on sale.
Thumbs down 👎🏻
Blueyed_chells from Las Vegas
I received this free from BzzAgent to try for free and give my honest review. I really wanted this to work! I am 51 and have dark eye circles. Really it just made my eyes burn and itch. It smells awful too.
Nikk from Woodbury Minnesota
works for me
The best ever
Melissa from NY
I use this every night and it has dramatically taken away any dark circles. I had dark circles and dark upper eyelids from using an eyelash growth serum and this took it away. I don't use it in the morning because it doesn't mix well with makeup but overall it is def a game changer.
Tina from CT
I am 47 and had constant puffiness under eyes and over eyelids, I tried this is a free sample and absolutely love it. No bagginess or dark circles under eyes or puffy eye lids after about 10 days of use. I only use it at bedtime and just recently purchased the full size bottle, well worth the 65 dollars. I have wasted an enormous of money on other eye products including 24k, this is by far the best!
I liked this
Sydson from Roswell ga
I felt like I did notice a bit of a difference after one use.
It is a bit too expensive for me.
I will try something else next time.
Mk from Hamilton ohio
It doesn't matter what foundation or technic I use. It's just doesn't mix with it. There is no blending.
So now I only use for my nighttime eye routine.
So far so good!!
Tity from Nj
I use twice a day everyday and I just saw the difference of my dark circles in one week ... this is magic
:( No Difference
Adware from California
I've been using this for a little over a month and I have not seen a difference at all. I have 1 dark spot on the lid of my eye (have no idea how that happened) 🙄and then underneath my eye not so much of the dark circles almost just looks a tiny bit dark but that didn't even go away. I had high hopes for this because I really like Murad products but this one just didn't work for me.
No difference and causes other products to pill
ER from MN
I was using this in the morning but noticed my concealer would look patchy and uneven, so I switched to night use and now my moisturizer pills. Other eye creams don't react this way so I'm guessing some of the "brightening" ingredients just don't mix with other things I use. I have an eye cream with caffeine I prefer as it tightens the skin and reduces puffiness and that's more of a concern to me at this stage.
Can cause pilling
ER from MN
I've been using this stuff about 3 weeks - haven't noticed any change in the appearance of dark circles but have noticed an increase in pilling on my skin if I later products on top. And if I use this in the morning then put on concealer, the under eye area appears textured and not smooth.
I hated it when I ran out
Love,Love. from Trussville, AL
I loved the brightening power this product has.
Best Dark Circle Corrector I've Ever Used!
casey70526 from Syracuse,KS
Murad Environmental Shield Vita-C Eyes Dark Circle Corrector has been the best dark circle Corrector I have ever used! It has been true to the Murad brand and what it stands for leaving my skin with great results! I will continue to use this from now on!
GOOD DARK CIRCLE CORRECTOR
KATIE from COLUMBIA, TN
THIS PRODUCT HAS LITTLE SPARKLES IN IT. IT DEFIANTLY WORKED COVERING UP MY DARK BLACK/PURPLISH CIRCLES AROUND MY EYES. i WILL SAY, DON'T ACCIDENTALLY PUT THIS ALL OVER YOUR FACE. i WILL COME OFF LIKE A PEEL OFF MASK.
I'M REALLY LIKE THIS STUFF!
Goodbye dark circles, hello fresh eyes
Sara R from Buffalo NY
Murad's Vitamin C Dark Circle Corrector is amazing. I have tried many under eye creams / dark circle corrector. So were good and some not so good. But none of them come even close to Murad's dark circle corrector. My eyes look so fresh and ready to take on the day. You only need a very small amount to get amazing results, which is another added bonus. This product will last you a very, very long time. In my option there's nothing better out there, Murad is definitely at the top of the mountain!
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Ariana from Tx
Works amizing loved it
Good from Shepherd TX
It did the job
saragufa from Washington
I used this product around my eye bag area every night and it even helped make a brighter and Mornings like base in order for me to apply make up. Excellent product, highly recommend.
Good but it takes awhile to work
Jackie from Minneapolis, MN
The Vitamin-C Dark Circle Corrector is pretty good. It takes away the texture and color of the bags under your eyes and gives you a younger looking face within a few weeks but you have to use it twice daily, every day. It makes your eyes appear more brighter and not so tired. You really only need a little bit at a time though. The way the product is bottlers makes this easy.
Melts the Dark Circles Right Away....
Teamartin from Ohio
My puffiness and dark circles were completely gone within a week of beginning to use Vitamin-C Dark Circle Corrector. My family, friends and colleagues all noticed a difference in my skin since using all of the products. I will be purchasing all of them. It was disappointing that the product sent to me was damaged and could not be tested. So I had to purchase the this product so I could test it. I tried to remedy it through Bzzagt and through the manufacturer, but was told to just not review this product and just test the others. I didn't feel that was right. I was picked to do this and even though I thought I would get the product to test for free I wanted to fulfill my commitment.
Now as I was saying... the product is wonderful I highly recommend and I'll purchase again. Just wish my commitment was taken as seriously as I took it.
Dark Circle Correction
Happycatt from Philadelphia
I received a free full product sample for Murad Dark Circle Correction. I have to say I was skeptical because I tried a lot of products but none of the others worked as well as this one. While I still have a circle under my eye it is no where as profound as it was before. I would say this really does work. I was pleased with the results
I've never looked so awake
SJ from Miami
The difference in little time is subtle but it is definitely noteworthy. After trying out the environmental shield collection, I know for sure I will be loyal to these products because they are the first time in a long time that I actually notice an improvement. Thank you Murad!
I like this product.
Sharona from Staten Island NY
This Murad Vita-C Dark Circle corrector seems to be working quite well.Just recently started using it and can tell there's a difference already