MURAD City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50 | PA ++++
OH EM GEE! Let me just introduce you to the the most amazing sunscreen that HAS CHANGED MY SKIN AND LIFE! I am totally in love!
If have read my previous posts regarding skincare, for nearly 4 years I was using the same skincare as I knew it worked for me, but gradually I noticed that my skin was so used to the products, meaning my skin wasn't benefiting from what I was using on it as much as it did before.
I decided to slowly change up my skincare and one of the things I have changed is my SPF. My skin is the most sensitive of all types, and being Asian it doesn't help that my skin is more prone to pigmentation, dark spots etc. I only realised how important SPF was for EVERY skin type as well as how important it is to wear it EVERYDAY not just during a hot sunny day.
I was invited and had the privilege to attend an exclusive event with Murad where I had the opportunity to be a part of a Q&A with the amazing Dr.Murad himself! Not only then did I understand why the brand is so amazing, after listening to all the years and years of expertise and knowledge did Dr.Murad has, which by far only reflected in the astonishing products he created! He is the most humble and loveliest person, and I can honestly say that hands down Dr.Murads products are a serious game changer for anyones skin. It definitely has changed my skin and made me really step back and realise how important it is to use the right skincare that is not harmful for your skin and delivers results without any further damage to your skin, for me it is clogging of the skin that causes me breakouts.
In a one-to-one chat with Dr.Murad, he evaluated my skin and suggested some products that would tackle any skin problems I have.
One of the products that stood out to me (well they all did to be honest haha!) was the MURAD City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50 | PA ++++
My review: As my skin is very acne prone, it is very important that anything I apply on my skin is non-clogging/ non-acnegenic. This sunscreen delivers exactly what it says it will without clogging my pores and causing further damage to my skin through breakouts. I have always use a high SPF to be precise an SPF50, on my face, everyday, over the past four years, after discovering how important SPF was. My daily SPF50 was the Bobbi Brown Spf50 Protective Face Base for 4 years, until Dr. Murad introduced me to this genius product, immediately I switched. My reason for this was that even though my original spf50 from Bobbi Brown was Dermatologist tested it still caused me to breakout occasionally more than usual. With the Murad City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF50 |PA++++ it is all mineral based and oil free meaning as well as protecting my skin it also does not damage my skin further, giving me healthy, unclogged skin. Some of you may wonder why do I use such a high SPF? My reason for this is because with Asian skin or darker skin tones we have more melanin in our skin so we are more prone to pigmentation and dark spots. I also get laser hair removal for my face, occasional skin peels and I also use skincare products that can cause thinning or resurfacing of the skin, for example gylcolic etc which all require you to use a high SPF50 to protect from any damage to the skin. I also love how this product can be worn on its own or underneath makeup without disrupting the texture of any makeup I put on top!
Description of product: Ultra-light on the skin with 100% mineral broad spectrum PA++++ and SPF 50 sunscreen with Environmental Protection Technology. It protects the skin from 5 main causes of damage that accelerate signs of ageing such as:
- Blue Light from devices - The endless hours we spend on our phones, laptops, tv screens etc can be more damaging than Sun damage. The high energy visible light (also known as HEV) penatrates into the skin even more than UV rays causing pigmentation and ageing.
- Infrared Radiation- Is a type of electromagnetic radiation. All objects emit (give out) and absorb (take in) thermal radiation, which is also called infrared radiation. Radio waves, ultraviolet radiation, X-rays, bulbs, and microwaves are examples of Infrared light. It is invisible to human eyes.
- UVA and UVB- UV radiation is part of the electromagnetic (light) spectrum that reaches the earth from the sun. Both UVA and UVB, however, penetrate the atmosphere and play an important role in conditions such as premature skin aging, eye damage, and skin cancers.
"This lightweight formula works well on all skin tones and absorbs quickly into the skin with no ashy residue unlike other mineral sunscreens. It leaves a luminous, pearlised finish which works well under makeup or worn alone. A soft peach tint helps color correct skin to immediately boost radiance and even tone while Vitamin C helps brighten skin, even tone and correct sun damage. Ingredients are safe for sensitive skin and the formula is fragrance free." https://www.murad.co.uk
How to use: Apply all over the face and neck after your daily moisturiser
Price: £45 available at your nearest department store or online on https://www.murad.co.uk