January 28, 2018

Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Range + Giveaway!!

I have been a big fan of Murad products ever since young. I am also a big believer of this brand because it does wonders and my mom and I have been using Murad products over the years. In fact, my monthly facial these days are with Murad and I only trust the best for my skin =) Honestly, it can be pricey at times, but because it works for my skin, my bank account has to sacrifice HAHA It is true to its caption that Murad is a high performance, clinical skincare providing dramatic results.

And ooh if you scroll down, there's a GIVEAWAY waiting for you so be sure to participate in it and win yourself something fantastic from Murad ^_^

Retinol Youth Renewal Serum was launched previously and now joining the powerhouse serum are Retinol Youth Renewal Eye Serum and Night Cream featuring Murad’s breakthrough Retinol Tri-Active Technology:

1. Fast-acting Retinoid accelerates results by boosting cellular turnover;
2. Time-released Retinol delivers sustained benefits by encapsulating Retinol in a lipid shell that creates a thin veil of ceramides and antioxidants that helps prevent dryness and minimize potential irritation; and
3. Retinol booster enhances efficacy by acting like a magnet to help enhance skin’s receptivity to Retinol’s benefits

This is a proprietary combination of 3 retinol technologies which quickly and visibly minimise lines and deep wrinkles, evens skin tone and boosts radiance.

The launch was held recently and the Retinol range will be part of the Resurgence range (which is the green colour range) in the Murad series.

While many retinol products rely on a single form of retinol and can take several weeks to become noticeable, Murad’s formula features a combination of three retinol technologies to deliver quick and visible results while being gentle.

Mr David Whyte, Murad Global Expert who flew in from Australia talked about how awesome this range is and to answer issues pertaining to our skin and how this range can help combat certain issues. And you wouldn't be able to guess his age because he looks way younger than his actual age. His secret? Murad of course!

Okay, there is so much talk on retinol here. Do you know what is it? Mr David explained that retinol is derived from Vitamin A, and helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and deep wrinkles by rejuvenating the look of collagen-depleted skin.

The three main products are:
-Retinol Youth Renewal Serum
-Retinol Youth Renewal Eye Serum
-Retinol Youth Renewal Night Cream

Thanks to Murad, I have the privilege to try all three products. These three products are mainly for night care so after a long day at work, pamper your skin with Murad to rejuvenate and radiate skin. Retinol increases sun sensitivity so it's best used at night and be sure to protect skin with a sunblock the next day.

After cleansing, the next step is to treat your skin.

Retinol Youth Renewal Serum, 30ml 
Btw, did you see that green card which says 'The best health tip- SMILE'?
That's included in the product box and Dr Howard Murad has this aim to inspire and encourage people to care for themselves, inside out. This is not just a skincare brand but also dedicates itself to inspire people to live a healthy life.

Okay I digress haha I'm just really inspired by this brand. Anyway, this Retinol Youth Renewal Serum quickly and visibly minimises lines and deep wrinkles, evens skin tone and boosts radiance for more vibrant, youthful-looking skin. Studies have shown that 93% saw a reduction in line and wrinkles in 2-4 weeks. That's really fast!

As you can see, although it's named serum but it's more of a lightweight cream in my opinion. The pump bottle is super convenient and 1 full pump is more than enough because you only need a thin film on the face.

After spreading on my face, I realised it absorbs rather quickly and it felt like nothing which is perfect for my oily/combination skin. I dislike those which stays on my face leaving it greasy the next morning.

I have been using it for almost a week and although there were no major improvement but I love that there were no breakouts whatsoever =)

Retinol Youth Renewal Eye Serum, 15ml
'Reduce complexity in your life'- Howard Murad

Retinol Youth Renewal Eye Serum is said to dramatically improve all key signs of ageing around the eyes. This potent treatment minimises the look of wrinkles and crow feet while infusing the skin with nutrient-rich Marine Kelp Complex to help firm the skin and visibly brighten dark circles over time. Retinol Youth Renewal Night Cream also features a Peptide-rich Red Algae Extract that improves firmness and elasticity restoring a more youthful and vibrant complexion for a more defined contour and an illuminated appearance.

Again, just 1 pump will do and it's a lightweight cream texture as well.

Dotted the cream around my eye area and massage around it in circular motion.
It's very lightweight and it's really the perfect texture for the delicate eye area.

Retinol Youth Renewal Eye Serum:
1. Studies have shown that 93% saw a reduction in lines and wrinkles
2. 87% noticed firmer skin
3. More revitalised and youthful looking eyes in just 1 week

As you can notice, I have very visible eye bags and dark eye circle. I have been battling it for quite some time now. Can't wait for this Eye Serum to show me positive results =)

Retinol Youth Renewal Night Cream, 50ml 

Retinol Youth Renewal Night Cream activates youth while you sleep. This luxurious night cream delivers transformative results to visibly minimise lines and wrinkles and smooth skin's texture. Peptide-rich Red Algae Extract improves skin firmness and elasticity while soothing skin to restore youthful contours. The intensely nourishing formula melts into skin for a supple, vibrant complexion.

This is a rather clever invention. I am quite a particular person when it comes to hygiene especially with my skin care products and because this cream can be used with a pump, it makes it all so hygienic and I love using it this way. I don't have to stick my finger to dig out my moisturiser! Plus, it has the right amount of quantity through the pump. Just pump once is enough.

Wrinkles be gone! Dab it all over and as you can see, I'm having fun with my skincare routine! That's how it should always be =)

When I first tried the cream, I was actually quite worried about its richness because of my oily skin. But Mr David said he has oily skin too and it works perfectly for him. So I needn't worry. True enough, when I applied on my face, it does not have a greasy/sticky feeling. In fact, it absorbed quickly leaving my skin with a matte feeling and I wake up the next day without a shiny forehead!

I'm really quite satisfied with using all 3 retinol products. It works well for my oily/combination skin and I did not suffer any breakouts. My skin feels thoroughly moisturised and nourished the next day. It makes it easier to put on my makeup as well. I have also realised less panda eyes after 1 week usage of the eye cream hehe

Further, all the above products are very lightly fragrant. The plus point is that the fragrance are natural because they are botanical based. No fragrance oil etc. The scent comes from the likes of peach, cucumber, honey etc which are all fresh and guaranteed natural!

You must be wondering when should you start using retinol based products suitable for anti ageing? Well, it can used as early as in your 20s and above. It can be a preventive measure or a corrective measure. If you use it when you're young, it helps skin resist future signs of ageing and prevents early signs of ageing. It can also help protect skin's youthful look and target advancing collagen loss as well as minimises most advanced signs of ageing by lifting, firming and softening deep wrinkles. For me, I'm in my late 20s and I'm hoping to slow down the ageing process of my skin.

Also, you can mix and match different ranges of Murad's products. That's the beauty of it. If you have acne and/or oily skin, the retinol range can be suitable for your skin as well because Vitamin A helps to treat acne and since this range is used at night, it is suitable for oily skin. For those with sensitive skin, the Retinol Tri Active technology reduces inflammation to build skin stronger. So, basically, it really is suitable for all skin types and for a wide age range! How awesome is that?


Slowing down my skin's ageing process with Murad's Retinol Youth Renewal Range!

The best thing about this brand is the founder, Dr Howard Murad's philosophy of a holistic approach which is the catalyst to initiate the cycle of healthier skin, a healthier body and greater well-being. You can't have good skin without a healthy body and vice versa. It must be the overall being of becoming healthy, eating well and and a great skincare regime! Murad offers a full range of products enabling millions to live happier, healthier and fulfilling lives.

I couldn't agree more and special thanks to generous Murad, I am here to give one lucky reader a Murad Resurgence Starter Kit worth RM238.00! Woo-hoo!!

It's giveaway time!
My very first giveaway for the year 2018!

If you love Murad products as much as I do and want to try the Resurgence range, then I urge you to join this giveaway. Who knows? You might be the lucky one. And it's super easy to join!

This set includes:
-1 toiletry bag
- 1 Renewing Cleanser Cream
- 1 Intensive Age-Diffusing Serum
- 1 Renewing Eye Cream
- 1 Age-Balancing Moisture Broad Spectrum SPF 30 PA+++

How to win?
1. Just comment below on the answer to this question, 
'What is the name of the technology that Murad's Retinol Youth Renewal Range uses?'
2. Write your name and email address below your answer! That's it!
3. I will choose the winner on random and if you're the lucky winner, you will receive an email from me for your postal address to send the products to you =)

Easy peasy!!

Terms and conditions:

- Only Malaysian mailing address
-Valid email address
-Deadline is on 15.02.18, 11.59pm

What are you waiting for? Comment below and stand a chance to win Murad Resurgence Starter Kit worth RM238.00!


  1. Hi,
    I am a big fan of Murad Products!
    The answer is "Retinol Tri-Active Technology"

    Justina (Justin_Britney89@hotmail.com)

  2. Hello Esther
    The answer is Retinol Tri Active technology

    email: ceffanycc@gmail.com

  3. Hi Esther
    Answer is Retinol Tri-Active Technology


  4. Good day Esther,

    The answer is Retinol Tri-Active Technology!!! :D

    Crystal Chock

  5. Hi!

    The answer is Retinol Tri-Active Technology!

    Would love to try out this range!

    Jessica Tan

  6. Hi Esther, answer is “Retinol Tri-active Technology”. Heard so much positive reviews but haven’t tried it yet.
    Name: Bee Lee
    Email: hands91@gmail.com

  7. Hai, The answer is Retinol Tri - active Technology.
    I know Murad Product from Amari Hotel they use at Breeze spa and i really love it.

  8. I am also a big believer of this brand because i read all the positive review about this product and i wish i will have this product one day! haha...

    and the anwer is :
    Retinol Tri - active Technology

    Name : Tengkubutang
    Email : tengkubutang@gmail.com