Much like the Primary Raw review I did (here), this is a two-step treatment that involves an AHA acid peel, followed by a hydrating sheet mask.
What confused me about the Primary Raw DoYou 2-Step Face Therapy was the format that the peel came in – I couldn’t understand why you would soak a large cotton bud, when you could soak a much more user-friendly cotton pad instead. The same thought entered my head with this product from Murad. A cotton bud just can’t be saturated as much as a pad, and it’s more time-consuming to wipe it all over your face, compared to a cotton pad. I’m guessing that the reason they do this is because a cotton bud is better aesthetically with the packaging design. I just wish they wouldn’t do it and would give us a Nip + Fab-esque acid pad instead.
With this Murad Hydra-Glow Aqua Peel (£40 for 4 treatments from Murad), the cotton pad is soaked with Glycolic and Lactic Acids to give your skin a gentle peel that has anti-ageing and skin texture-improving benefits. These acids exfoliate the skin chemically, and leave it looking brighter; then smoother over time. I use an acid toner or acid exfoliating pads daily and know the benefits of them well. They get rid of dead skin cells; making your skin look fresher and brighter. They also make my skin smooth and help prevent/treat breakouts.
After applying the first step, wait a couple of minutes for it to work on your skin, then apply step two – the sheet mask. This mask looks and feels like a standard fibre sheet mask. It’s infused with a ton of Hyaluronic Acid (which helps attract moisture from the skin and keeps it locked in). This injection of hydration plumps out fine lines to make your skin looked plumper and younger. The mask also contains Aloe and Vitamin B3 to soothe and nourish the skin.
I really enjoy this mask and think it works well. I’d just swap the cotton bud for a cotton pad! It makes my skin look and feel so soft, smooth and plump. It also gives me a youthful glow. You could use this every day if you can afford it, but this would be expensive. I would just use an acid pad from the likes of Nip + Fab everyday, and keep this Murad product for use before special occasions to really improve the look of your skin.
Have your tried the Murad Hydra-Glow Aqua Peel before?
This post contains press samples, but all opinions are my own.
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