Today’s sample of the day post is for Murad Intensive-C Radiance Peel.
This peel is considered an at-home spa treatment to actively accelerate the turnover of dark, damaged cells.
Per the Sephora website:
“Awaken dull, tired skin with this triple-action formula that brightens, smoothes, and hydrates for a radiant glow after just one treatment. This powerful formula gently exfoliates to accelerate the turnover of damaged cells, while enhancing the skin’s own natural resilience. Your complexion will be left hydrated and glowing with youthful luminosity. “
Out of the tube, it has a very strong orange fragrance incredibly similar to that of the Ole Henricksen Truth Serum (which I use as part of my anti-acne regimen). The instructions state to massage evenly over face, neck and chest (I only did the face) and leave on for up to 10 minutes.
It applies like a gel and doesn’t dry like a typical peel. Instead it stayed somewhat sticky. I tried to apply generously and I washed off after 10 minutes per the instructions. It says to follow with a moisturizer which I did not because I felt my face was properly hydrated.
I would definitely say the results are comparable to the results I get from using the Ole Henricksen Truth Serum. My skin looked a little brighter and the tone was a little more even. This did not do anything for clogged pores, which is typically what I look for in a peel. It also takes a little more work than the Ole Henricksen Truth Serum as you have to leave it on and wash it off, but the price is a little friendlier on the pocketbook at around $49.50 where a similar 1.7 oz size of the Truth Serum will run you $72.