Murad Rapid Resurfacing Peel Review
After vacationing in Hawaii and enjoying immense amounts of sun and relaxation, I went right back to work and business as usual; however, my face still carried remnants of my vacation of seven days of beach time on top of the everyday environmental goodness-knows-what of exposure from Los Angeles air. Thus, once home and settled, I was very excited to try Murad’s Rapid Resurfacing Peel.
It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of Murad products, as evidenced from past reviews… so I was more than willing to sample another product from their remarkable line. Murad Products were founded in 1989 by Dr. Howard Murad who, per the website, has a “mission and passion […] to help people unlock their potential to look younger, to feel younger and to live healthier, happier and more rewarding lives.” Who’s not on board for that?
Murad’s Rapid Resurfacing Peel contains 10% Glycolic Acid—an alpha hydroxy acid intended to gently remove surface cells to reveal more glowing, even, and youthful skin below the surface. Usage of this product is simple: after cleaning the face, neck, and chest (as recommended), tear open a towelette packet and wipe its contents over said areas accordingly two to three times a week.
I must admit that I was slightly apprehensive after reading the word “peel”—as I thought I might apply the towelette’s contents over my face one night and wake up the following morning to a red, irritated face and/or to white areas of skin that might look similar to a few days post-sunburn. But I bravely followed the usage notes as instructed and I am pleased to report that none of my fears came to fruition!
I tried the Rapid Resurfacing Peel wipes on a Sunday and a Wednesday after normal cleansing with hopes of evening out my overall complexion and abating spots of sun damage that have manifested on my forehead and cheeks after years of exposure at the beach (though I now definitely wear a daily SPF under makeup to try to prevent further issues from exposure). I’ve tried other lotions and serums over the past year with the goal of doing the same—but after only two trials, this is a clear winner! I have combination skin that tends to be slightly oily mid-day in the T-zone, and that can lean towards dry when the Santa Ana winds are in full swing in LA County, but I did not have any peeling or dryness issues after trying the Peel wipes. Instructions also recommend following application with a moisturizer—and, as this is a Murad step #2, I applied Murad #3’s Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture which was the perfect complement.
The pack comes with 16 towelettes which retail for $44 on Murad’s online store, Sephora.com, and Ulta.com.
Written by Morgan McCann McGuire. Morgan is a lifelong girly-girl who was introduced to beauty products at an early age by her mother. Her hair was always done up right, whether it was crimped all over or just her bangs froofed with a curling iron and gobs of hair spray. Over the years Morgan has grown more concerned with and interested in knowing from where her consumer products come, whether these things are food or beauty-related, and she loves discovering new cruelty-free products (particularly those with fun packaging). She also loves bright colors, music, and dogs, and is employed in post-production.
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