I’m incredible careful when it comes to recommending manual exfoliators as I think they can so often do more harm than good, but one of my all-time favourites is the Murad AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser so when I saw the new Murad Vita-C Triple Exfoliating Facial launch, I was excited to give it a go!
The Murad Vita-C Triple Exfoliating Facial is being sold as a “microdermabrasion style” facial treatment, but don’t let that put you off as it’s actually very gentle with nothing overly abrasive or aggressive. There are three types of exfoliants (hence the name) and these are physical – micro-mineral; chemical – Glycolic, Lactic and Salicylic Acid; and enzymatic, which is just described as “high performance enzymes” without further explanation. These sit alongside Vitamin C that has been gold stabilised to maintain stability and potency.
I love that gorgeous trio of acids and I’m always so happy to see the big three feature in any kind of treatment product. I would love more explanation as to what the micro-mineral exfoliators are, but I have used the Murad Vita-C Triple Exfoliating Facial a few times and can say with confidence that the manual exfoliators are relatively gentle (obviously anything with manual exfoliators can be damaging if you’re aggressive enough with your application – a gentle touch is always sensible) and definitely work well at smoothing skin without any scratching.
You use the Murad Vita-C Triple Exfoliating Facial by applying a layer and working it around the skin until the colour lightens. You then leave it on for 10 minutes (or longer – I had it on for about 40 minutes in the bath last night and it’s all good) before gentle removing with water. Another pet hate of mine with manual exfoliators is how much of a pain they can be to remove – I hate when you wash it all off and then you’re left with lots of impossible to remove, grainy bits sitting all over your face) but this one comes off so easily.
I really rate the Murad Vita-C Triple Exfoliating Facial as skin feels and looks absolutely amazing after use, even after your first try – think smooth and polished without any dryness or irritation. It’s definitely something I will use again and again. One thing I am a bit surprised about is the price point. It’s £67 for 80ml which seems really excessive, especially considering the aforementioned AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser is £38 for 200ml, which is a considerable difference. I realise it’s unfair to compare the two products as the Murad Vita-C Triple Exfoliating Facial is a very refined, elegant take on an exfoliating treatment, containing some really potent, impressive ingredients, but that is a lot of money for a very small tube of exfoliating goodness! However, if you have the money and don’t mind the spend, this is a fantastic product that’ll deliver on all of the promises and give you skin that feels amazing.
The Murad Vita-C Triple Exfoliating Facial is available now for £67 here – link.
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