Sometimes I envy my younger self.
Don’t get me wrong, I do look back and think phew, I’m glad I’m older and wiser, but if there was just one thing I wish I had prepared for earlier on in life, it’s definitely the hormonal influence on skincare.
It’s not enough to just be wary of skincare woes from your teens onwards, we all seem to get to a certain point where, try as we might, prevention and care alone is no competition for what mother nature has in store.
I used to handle skincare and anti-aging quite well and to some extent I still do. Cleansing and moisturising has always been second nature to me and I’ve been known to throw in a face mask or two every couple of weeks, but lately it just doesn’t seem enough.
I have to say, I hung on to my youthful skin for as long as humanly possible, but at the moment, nothing seems to help. I’m either having huge breakouts as a reaction to my usual products or, god forbid, attempting to try something new, or nothing seems to happen. Either way, I’m clutching at straws.
So, at a final (who am I kidding, I’m sure this will be an ongoing occurrence – but I’m hoping this could be the answer) attempt at saving my skin and my sanity, I’m going to take a step towards a skincare product that I think could really help. Murad Resurgence.
But Why This Product?
So Murad Resurgence was first introduced to me by a friend and she seems pretty keen on the stuff. I feel like this could be a breaking point for me, based on a combination of her advice and what I’ve read online.
The Murad Resurgence line was based on the science behind normal ageing skin issues. Taken from their site, Murad tell us that “Studies show that skin can lose up to thirty percent of its firming collagen in the first five years after menopause” which, to me, just seems like a treat in itself and an explanation for a lot of things!
It appears that our lovely friend oestrogen is a huge problem and aids a reduction in the amount of collagen we’re able to produce. Brilliant! Because we all know how important collagen is for our skin. If only we could buy it by the bucket full – I’d be first in line!
Now that we know that we’re lacking in collagen after a certain age, it makes sense that our skin seems to just loose firmness completely and wrinkles appear almost overnight – not to mention that dreaded loose skin. Yes, I’m talking to you bingo wings.
So What Does it Promise?
Their special secret, the Science of Cellular Water was developed specifically for the Murad Resurgence product line. It aims to target loose skin and wrinkles that have purely come about due to the hormonal influences on ageing.
They advice that a combination of product usage with an Inclusive Health Lifestyle really will make a difference with your skin – firming and tightening for a more youthful appearance even as collagen decreases.
Depending on what you’re looking for, what you like in a skincare product and what problems you’re having, there are so many products to choose from. Cream and serums for different usages are available as well as cleaners, toners and even a firming mask (I am partial to a mask, after all). For my own little test, I actually went for their Youthful Skin Renewal pack which contains the Renewal Cleaning Cream, Age-Balancing Night Cream, Age-Diffusing Serum and Renewing Eye Cream.
How Did It Go?
So, I’ve been using the set for almost five weeks now. The kit I have was for 30 days, so I wanted to make sure that I gave it at least that time before reviewing and I’m now onto my next kit – so that’s gives you a bit of an idea, doesn’t it.
Starting with the cleanser – I definitely like this product. It’s so gentle which is important to me. With sensitive skin I hate anything that feels so harsh and this definitely doesn’t. I’m left feeling clean and smooth after use, even on my 30th use (well, I suppose that 60th really isn’t it!).
I also love the night cream. It’s so luxurious. I know some people aren’t keen on heavy creams, but considering I’m looking for moisture and to plump out my skin, I take all I can get. So, this cream works for me. I wake feeling all silky and smooth in the mornings!
The serum, I don’t love as much but it’s not bad at all. I wouldn’t say it’s remarkably better than anything else I’ve used, but it works. I think in conjunction with all of the other products it does its job and you just can’t fault it.
I don’t know if I was expecting it to be some amazing wonder serum or something, so maybe that’s why I’m a little underwhelmed, but it’s definitely worth rebuying.
The eye cream on the other hand, I love. I’ve got a bit of a weakness for eye creams and this one is definitely up there with the best. It doesn’t irritate me, leave me feeling sore or anything, but instead I wake with brighter eyes! It’s incredible.
I guess I’d say I’m impressed. I definitely like the kit as a whole, even though I’ve never been keen on using one brand for all of your skincare needs. I have rebought the kit and will continue to use it, but mixed in with my other most loved products.
I am, however, so interested in trying a couple of others from the range. Based on my friends recommendations and a couple of other reviews I’ve read, I think I just had to try out the hydrating toner and that age-diffusing mask has my name all over it!
Skin Score: 4 / 5