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Murad Energizing

Tuesday 30 July 2013

I do miss certain aspects of being a student. The fact that it is acceptable to drink wine out of a mug, or eat a whole garlic bread after a night out as ‘it is necessary to save me from a hangover, duh!’. Students party, and trust me, during the last month or so I partied hard, but boy does it show on my face. I just have lost that... pizzazz, that 21 year old glow I’m supposed to have. Right now I look tired.


Walking around the counters in a beauty department, there are so many different types of cleansers, and creams, but there is a reason for that. You are supposed to tailor your routine to your current need. My current need? Radiance, Radiance, Radiance!

Cleansers play a hefty role in my skincare routine. After all, they are what get rid of all the nasties from your skin, and leave your skin feeling like it can breathe again. So as the foundation in terms of skin care, I needed a hefty dose of anti fatigue to try re-jig my skin into its 21 year old self.

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I am currently raving about Murad ever since going to their Leeds opening. I had kind of heard about them before, but nothing to get me racing out. However, honestly I am in love with their range. I was using a Clinique cleanser, but I’ve switched to Murad Energizing Pomegranate Cleanser as boy does it do what I need.

I know the smell shouldn’t be the big factor in skin care, but this just smells so sweet and fruity, which in a morning is so refreshing. I didn’t think I would be a fan of a foam cleanser; however it is so gentle on my skin.

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This dual-action foam apparently cleanses, exfoliates and tones in one giant step! Now being a tad lazy this is music to my ears.

I’ve been using this 2 times a day for half a week now, and while that is early days, I have noticed my skin has become softer, less red and just generally less… bleh. Yeah technical term, don’t you know?

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Now I’m not one normally for a lip balm, I prefer lipstick; however my lips started to crack, which I mentioned to my friend and she said was I using any lip protection in this heat wave? Err no, should I?

Well apparently, it’s a big fat yes. So out came the lip balm. I recently went to Amsterdam where it was 33 degrees, so I took this everywhere with me. Again, it smells divine, but most importantly the Energizing Pomegranate Lip Protector has SPF 15 in it.

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It reminds me of Lancome’s Juicy tubes, as it has that lip smacking texture in which I just keep rubbing my lips together. At £13 its cheaper than Lacome too. Plus my lips are lovely and soft for around a couple of hours AFTER it has worn off. Angelina eat your heart out. 

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Now talking of laziness, I will be the first to admit sometimes when I’ve got in from a late one (remember I was a student- this happened a lot) I just couldn’t be bothered to cleanse properly. My best friend Nessa berates me so much for doing this! ‘You’ll be old and wrinkly by the time your 30’ is the general gist of the telling off.

So when Murad sent me a couple of their New Clarifying Wipes to try, well it was like they just knew my dilemma. 

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They a handy cleanser in a wipe form, especially for fighting blemishes and spots, by clearing the pores of dirt and excess sebum, which yes I am afraid is caused by not cleansing! Damn!

These were ultra soft on my skin, and one wipe was the perfect size for my late night routine. I could feel the witch hazel tingle on my skin which when all you want to do is climb into bed reassured me I had done right by my skin. At £18 for 30 wipes they are quite pricey, so recommend only using them after heavy break outs or in emergency 'I need to sleep NOW' situations. 

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  1. I like Murad products need to look into the clarify wipes. Thanks for sharing.

  2. That cleanser sounds lovely I love sweet smelling products it definitely makes me want to buy it more haha! And anything that makes my skin look less bleugh is a plus for me. Great review and love your style of writing.




    1. Oh thank you. I like to write like I would talk to friends. Keeps it personal, plus it is how I talk in my head! x

  3. Your photos are beautiful.. I've never tried Murad products before, but these all look so heavenly especially the cleanser xx

    Gemma | ♥ Miss Makeup Magpie ♥

    1. Thanks Gemma. I'd never tried them before I went to their Leeds launch, and honestly- I would never lie- my skin looks better since using them :) x

  4. Oooh pomegranate! How lovely...I might have to try that, got my mouth watering now! xx


    1. I just love the smell, although it makes me hungry for a big bowl of fruit! :) x

  5. Ooh I really want to try these now!

    It's so pink and I can almost smell the pomegranate! :)



  6. What do you mean now that we're no longer students it's not acceptable to drink wine out of a mug?!! ;)


  7. Looks amazing, may have to give these a try!



  8. you definitly need to try it! xx

  9. Those clarifying wipes sound fantastic, when I'm rich I'll definitely be buying a pack of them ;-) Loved this post, Murad sound like such a good brand for young skin.

    Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment, it's much appreciated! :-)

  10. That cleanser sounds fab! I've never heard of this brand before but the products sound great xxx

  11. I have a couple Murad products... they are quite pricey, but very good!

    Your pictures are amazing btw!!!

    Eyeshadow Addicts Anonymous

    1. I agree they are pricey, which is why I defiantly think it is a splurge product, however honestly my skin has never looked better. :) My advice would be to go for the cleanser as it last longer- price per use and all that is better. xx

  12. I've been thinking about trying Murad products for a while now but haven't got round to it. I'm definitely going to give it a go now :)

    Francesca xx


  13. This posts makes me want to get in the bath and scrub my face - which is exactly what I will do! I love the idea of that cleanser, I think I'll have to consider picking one up too.


  14. I'm the same way when it comes to delicious, fruity smelling products. Have you tried Suki's lemongrass exfoliate foaming cleanser? It smells absolutely wonderful and is the best exfoliate I've ever tried. And I love the idea of those face wipes! I've seen those all over, but I haven't tried them out yet. Great post!