Completely new from Murad is their City Skin collection, featuring Age Defense SP50 and an Overnight Detox Moisturiser. As a beauty writer and blogger, one of my favourite jobs has to be raving about the brands I love. Murad definitely tops this list, with its intuitive skincare and wellbeing ranges.
So I was very happy to be sent said City Skin products for review. Packaged in signature Murad style, products are high end, yet a worthwhile investment if you’re seeking luxurious skincare buys.
City Skin Age Defense SPF50 (£45) is a daily sunscreen, that happens to be 100% mineral too. Soft and light, there will be no greasy residue, making it perfect for applying under makeup. Comprising Dr Murad’s Environmental Protection Technology, skin is shielded from the 5 main causes of ageing, including blue light from screens, pollution, infrared radiation, UVA and UVB exposure.
With probably no way to avoid all of the above, equipping ourselves via tailored skincare seems a savvy solution. Ingredients working to protect and shield skin cover the potent antioxidant lutein, iron oxides that provide a colour-correcting peach tone for brightening, a second skin polymer matrix, zinc oxide and titanium dioxide.
The main thing to tell you is these components protect skin minus nasty chemicals. Sunscreen is vital, whatever the forecast, and this Murad number enables you to shelter skin on a daily basis. Also a slimline 50ml bottle, it fits perfectly into a handbag.
I don’t know about you, but I struggle with unwinding at night. Making a conscious effort to turn screens off at 8pm, reading for an hour or so before bed does help. My lovely mum-in-law recently bought us a Himalayan salt lamp, and I’ve got to tell you, it works wonders. We’re both sleeping much more deeply, but mainly, I feel so relaxed with the glowing rock switched on.
Adding in the City Skin Overnight Detox Moisturiser (£65), I apply this post-cleansing. There’s a nifty little pump lid action, releasing the moisturiser without dipping your finger into a pot. Smoothing and soothing, benefits such as vitamin C help with skin tone, marrubium plant stem cells contain antioxidants and the sunflower, cucumber and barley blend nourishes and reverses pollution-related dehydration. Smoothing fine lines and wrinkles to boot, my face feels plumped and replenished.
Using an overnight beauty product does add an excuse to look after yourself a little, pushing a moment’s peace your way. I’d definitely recommend looking into one for your nighttime routine.
Detoxifying, sun-shielding, anti-pollution and multi-purpose skincare, the City Skin range targets a number of anti-ageing needs. Whether a newbie to Murad or an ardent fan, explore their latest products and see what you think.
These products were gifted to me for the purpose of this post, and can be found nationwide at spas and salons, including John Lewis, House of Fraser and Debenhams. Find out more at Murad.co.uk.