Tuesday, 18 August 2020

Murad Vita-C Brightening Duo

I am a bit of a fan when it comes to Dr Murad and his skincare range. I absolutely adore the Prebiotic 4-in-1 Multicleanser which I showcased just a few weeks ago. Today is the turn of the Vita-C Brightening Duo, which seem to be absolutely everywhere on my social media right now!
The Vita-C Brightening Duo features two products - Vita-C Eyes Dark Circle Corrector and the Vita-C Glycolic Brightening Serum and honestly, there two are such an amazing team and quite possibly the best skincare that I have used in a very very long time!

As someone who more than suffers with their lack of sleep, something, that if you follow me on Instagram, you will have seen a lot of. I often have no problems falling asleep, it is staying asleep which is often the issue and that of course leads to dark circles, puffiness and looking like absolute rubbish! Murad claims that  this Gold-stabilised vitamin C eye serum (£52 here) fights the look of dark circles in as little as 2 weeks.
Murad Vita-C Brightening Duo
The Vita-C Eyes Dark Circle Corrector uses light-reflecting micro-minerals instantly brighten the eye area and is said to use a one-of-a-kind Vita-C Complex which enhances L-ascorbic acid stability and potency. The skin around the eye is pretty thin compared to the rest of your face and is one of the first places to show discolouration and signs of ageing. So Vitamin C is an important ingredient because it delivers enhanced antioxidant defense for brighter, healthier-looking skin.

This product uses ingredients such as Red and Brown Algea Extracts which work to visibly de-puff and soothe under-eye area skin. Cucumber Extract which hydrates to visibly smooth wrinkles and Gold Stabilized Vitamin C which delivers higher antioxidant defense, is highly bioavailable for increased absorption, and ensures the stability and potency of vitamin C in skin.

What I love about this serum is that it is lightweight and incredibly hydrating, but what I wasn't expecting was to find it is a nude shade when dispensed, this is where that brightening look comes in. I learnt a long time a go that I need a lot of concealer to look relatively awake most days, but using the Vita-C Eyes Dark Circle Corrector means I have been using a lot less and over time, I have noticed quite the difference in how my eyes look, anyone would think I was getting a full 8 hours a night sleep!

The second product within this due is the Vita-C Glycolic Brightening Serum (£72 here) which is described as being a potent antioxidant to shield against the damage wrought by everyday aggressors as it works to lessen dark spots and recover luminosity, vitamin C both protects and perfects your complexion.
Murad Vita-C Brightening Duo
Murad Vita-C Brightening Duo
This serum is housed inside a protective dual-chambered bottle which brings together the formula, which has a pearlescent hue.  Using three main ingredients, the first is Gold-stabilized Vitamin C which delivers higher antioxidant defense and is highly bioavailable for increased absorption, but more importantly it ensures the stability and potency of vitamin C in skin. Then we have Glycolic Acid which removes the dulling surface cells to enhance vitamin C delivery before finally Phyto-Luminescent Extract transforms UV into a source of light that radiates directly from the skin.

On the skin, this formula absorbs into the skin incredibly quickly and in doing so gets to work to improve the look of pigmentation and uneven skin tone making it a great product for those who want to deal with sun damage and even post-blemish scarring.

There is no doubt that this is an incredibly effective duo, which make quite the team when used alongside each other. Perfect for all skin types and tones, I am yet to find a duo that works half as good as these two!

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  1. Ok so now I definitely want both of these!! x


  2. The Dark Circle Corrector is something I need after all these late nights!

  3. Thanks for the review. I have been sleeping poorly over the last few months due to stress caused by the pandemic, so these two products sound like just the thing for me.

  4. They both sound really good, I’d love to try the dark circle corrector. I don’t get anywhere near enough sleep

  5. Vitamin C and GLycolic are too of my faovurite ingredient, so having them in one product, means I need this now!


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