Brave! Very brave indeed!
Age spots are a nightmare to get rid off. There are various products out on the market, which can improve the appearance of dark spots. All of them need time. A lot of time to work.
New, Murad Rapid Age Spots Correcting Serum claims it can do it within a week!
I’m giving Murad a week. I’m giving Tracey a week.
I haven’t been ever disappointed with Dr Murad products, which somewhat gives me faith in the new ‘super serum’. However, if one puts such bold claims on the bottle, one needs to put the product to a decent test.
I’ve asked Tracey from Fighting Fifty for help. I don’t have age spots. At least not the visible ones, but I wanted to give this product a good run for its money. It’s £70 for a treatment, which isn’t too excessive in this category of a product, but it isn’t cheap either. Before we speak to Tracey about the results and the test, let’s quickly look at the serum.
Where dark spots come from and how to ditch them?
You have age spots because you might have loved the Sun a little too much. Perhaps, your hormones utterly freaked out at some point. (I’m pretty sure this is a scientific term, haha).
Dark pot can be caused by genetics too.
Target. Brighten. Dissolve.
To combat them Murad falls back on 10 years of research and exclusive Dr Murad’s formula.
The power is in three powerful ingredients.
First, Niacinamide, which enhances cell turnover to visibly reduce the appearance of dark spots, while targeting key signs of again.
Brighten next, thanks to Hexylresorcinol. This ingredient minimises the damage that can cause future discolouration. It can also help to smooth lines and wrinkles.
To dissolve, we have Plankton Extract. It is an encapsulated blend of green and brown microalgae, which visibly dissolves dar spots to revitalise skin’s natural tone and even the complexion.
Tracey, can you describe to us your skin condition before you started using new Rapid Age Spot Correcting Serum from Murad?
I’m lucky that I don’t have any age spots as such. What I do have, is a small patch of pigmentation on my left cheek and my neck. It’s not very obvious when I’m wearing makeup but, I’m aware of it and would prefer it not to be there, and certainly not to become any more visible. I also have a couple of small freckles (maybe they will grow into age spots) on my right hand, the hand nearest the window when driving. In general, my skin is in good condition. I had a facial that included microdermabrasion the week before starting this test so the pigmentation on my cheek looked slightly lighter than usual.
Have you ever used any other dark spots correcting product?
No, I haven’t used a product specifically formulated to tackle age spots, but I do use AHA/BHA acids and Niacinamide to avoid them happening.
What results were you expecting to see after a week?
To be honest, I wasn’t expecting to see much difference after a week, although Murad say the product starts working in the first week, I would normally expect to use a product for at least a month to see any difference in my skin.
How did you find the product and its texture and the feel on the skin?
The serum has a lovely consistency, light and delicately fragranced. It slipped easily into the skin and I only needed a small amount to cover my face and neck. There was no sticky residue and it worked perfectly under Murad City Skin, my favourite sun protection.
Finally, the most awaited question. When you look in the mirror, after one week, do you see any improvement in the discolouration of your skin?
I am surprised and delighted to say that I have seen a difference in the appearance of the patch of pigmentation on my cheek and neck. The area on my neck is a quite a bit paler than it was and the patch on my cheek also looks a little less obvious. The most dramatic difference has been on my hand, where the freckles have faded considerably. Also, the skin on my right hand looks so much better than that of my left.
Is there anything else you’d like to add regarding Murad Rapid Age Spot Correcting Serum?
As well as treating age spots, the Murad Rapid Age Spot Serum has improved the tone and texture of my skin. In just a week it looks brighter, more even toned and lines definitely look smoother on my forehead.
Thank you, Tracey.
You can grab this new Murad serum here.