When I think about my mom’s beauty habits, one that is prevalent in my mind was her use of moisturizer. And, I have to say, that at 68, she looked closer to 50 that 70. Maybe good genes, maybe daily use of moisturizer. Well, I’m not totally relying on her genes — I am an avid moisturizer user, for day and night.
For day, I look for a moisturizer with multi-tasking benefits — definitely an SPF, and for me in my 50s, some type of anti-aging ingredient. I’m fortunate enough to be a Brand Ambassador for Murad, and one of the first products I was sent to try out and review was a day moisturizer — Murad Age-Balancing Moisture Broad Spectrum SPF 30.
Here are the details for Murad Age-Balancing Moisture Broad Spectrum SPF 30 $70:
Featuring Resurrection Plant proteins, this formula deeply nourishes dry, hormonally aging skin and protects skin with powerful broad-spectrum UV sunscreen, leaving skin hydrated, plump and smooth.
How to use:
Apply liberally to face, neck and chest.
I have been using Murad Age-Balancing Moisture Broad Spectrum SPF 30 for over a month now, and I have to say that the major difference I see in my skin is the radiance. I’m constantly in search for skin care products that leave my skin with a glow from within, and that is what I have found with this day moisturizer. There is an “instant” glow, or look of radiance when I apply it daily, but my skin in general, after cleansing just has a great glow.
A moisturizer should leave my skin moist for several hour at at time, and that too is what I have experienced using Murad Age-Balancing Moisture Broad Spectrum SPF 30. This is a rich moisturizer that absorbs without leaving a greasy residue on the surface of the skin. Rather, skin is visibly hydrated and feels “comfortable” if you will.
I love that one of the claims is that Murad Age-Balancing Moisture Broad Spectrum SPF 30 will leave your skin “plump and smooth.” Maybe in your 20s or even 30s, you could care less about your face looking plump, you may even despise it, but when you get to your 50s, you will love that your face has a full look. I was quite surprised to see that my face looks “plump”, not fat, but my skin looks firm and full. LOVE!
The weather has turned to the chilly side, and I thought that I would have to bump up my moisturizer to a richer formula, but I have found that Murad Age-Balancing Moisture Broad Spectrum SPF 30 is giving me plenty of hydration, even during these cold wintry days.
Tip: Remember to use your moisturizer all the way down your neck to your chest and rub any remainder in on the tops of your hands.
Pro: Hydrates, encourages radiance, “plumps”
Buy Again: Yes
Packaging: 5 Blings
Overall: 5 Blings
Hero Ingredient: Shea Butter
Cruelty Free: Yes