I purchased Age-Balancing Moisture Broad Spectrum SPF 30 | PA+++ on Murad.com back in September 2021 and have been using it daily ever since. I wanted to wait a little while before reviewing, to give me time to really understand how it’s changed my skin and what I think of it.
It was £65 back in September. It’s now £66 (+1.5%). You get 50ml for this price.
I purchased Murad as I wanted a really good moisturiser that also has great SPF protection for my 34yo skin. Honestly, I’ve never been bothered or had SPF in my moisturiser. I only usually wore sun protection when I was on holiday – usually abroad – never in the UK. It’s only now I’ve started to protect my skin every day – I hope it isn’t too late! So far I’ve tried a few moisturisers claiming to act like moisturiser but have that glorious sun protection I want – unfortunately they’ve all been either a horrible consistency, or too think and blocked my pores so bad I’d sweat within 2 minutes of putting it on my face, even if I wasn’t doing anything that caused me to sweat!
The SPF is 30.
I decided to try Murad as they’ve got a lot of credible reviews, everywhere – on Cult Beauty (who only stock brands they believe in), Marks and Spencer, Selfridges – you name it – all the top places sell it. I read a ton of reviews, and they all were excellent, so I decided to give it a go.
£65 was a little hard for me to part with for a moisturiser, but I figured I wear my face every day – it deserves a proper looking after for the first time in my life! I also got with it 3 small samples:
- AHA / BHA Exfoliating Cleanser Sample
- Vita-C Eyes Dark Circle Corrector Sample
- Vita-C Glycolic Brightening Serum Sample
Significantly improves hydration for youthful suppleness. Leaves skin hydrated, plump and smooth
What’s the consistency like?
It’s like any other moisturiser – thick, but not as thick or oily like normal sun protection lotions. It isn’t too thick you can’t smooth it across your face easily, and it sinks in very quickly which is great for me as I like to do my makeup not long afterwards. I use a pea-sized amount and this does my whole face plus neck. It feels very smooth and a high-quality product. It smoothes my fine lines and crows feet, and makes my face look glowy – I look healthy.
There is a very faint smell too – not too perfumed though which I really don’t like in products. It’s a ‘clean’ smell – not as in cleaning products (gross!) but a clean smell as in I love the feeling I get after moisturising – I know I’m clean and ready to start my day!
Which skin type is it good for?
According to their website, it’s good for combination, dry and balanced. I’m not too sure what ‘balanced’ means to be honest.
good for combination, dry and balanced skin types
I have an oily T zone, dry patches either side of my nose/upper lip (random I know), and normal everywhere else. I’m happy to say it’s worked a treat on all places – it hasn’t even made my oily forehead worse, which sometimes moisturisers do.
Rich Yet Fast-Absorbing SPF Moisturiser Replenishes with Long-Lasting Hydration. This moisturiser deeply nourishes dull, dry skin while improving elasticity to renew a youthful glow. Broad spectrum SPF shields skin against UVA and UVB light. Absorbs fast for a non-greasy finish that wears comfortably under makeup.Murad.com
What’s your verdict?
I’m chuffed with it – not only has it smoothed out my fine lines/crows feet, it’s helped reduce the sun spots I had at the top of my forehead. I didn’t unfortunately take before pics (soz!) so I can’t show you the difference. Previously I used to apply concealer to the top of my forehead, but I don’t now as I don’t feel like I need it.
I feel like I’m really looking after my skin by wearing it. Even though I only use a pea-sized amount, my skin feels smooth and glowy. Having SPF protecting me as well as it feeling so good on my skin is win-win.
Buying it for £65 back in September and still using it now in April is well worth the money. It’s pretty empty now, but I think I can get a few more weeks out of it.
See my quick tutorial on how I apply it each morning: https://youtube.com/shorts/9-exc8i9K1c?feature=share
What’s the price?
It’s £66 for 50ml. I bought it in September and have used it once daily – there’s still a few weeks left.
Even if it lasted a few months, it’s well worth the money in my opinion. I’d spend this much money on clothes or bags without a second thought – why would I think about not spending this on my face – something that I see everyday! I’ll update this article when it finally runs out.
Delivery is £3.95 or free over £30 on murad.com.
Looking at their website (murad.com) they’ve got loads of offers on – 20% for signing up to their newsletter; free gifts when you spend over £120; 25% off gift sets. Well worth checking these out. I’d also have a nosy at their social media accounts to see if they’re promoting anything else.
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