Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Murad Resurgence Firming Mask & Rejuvenating Lift


Meet Murad’s new Resurgence anti-ageing duo to hydrate, firm and nourish skin nourish skin: Age-Diffusing Firming Mask and Rejuvenating Lift for Neck and Décolleté.  The Resurgence line addresses signs of hormonal ageing… difficult to say for sure when exactly that begins, but personally I wouldn’t recommend this to anyone younger than 35ish. Not that they would do any harm; I just don’t think younger skins need or benefit from full on anti ageing skincare and would never advocate unnecessary expense.

*Adjusts twin-set and hair net*…

Age-Diffusing Firming Mask

This Firming Mask is a rich, skin firming booster that moisturises dull, dry skin, enhances elasticity and promotes instant firming.  Yep, I said instant firming - admittedly the most exciting element for me.

Ingredients & Results

Murad achieves this instant firming and lifting effect with FirmQ2 - (aka magic powers) that instantly firm, lift and restore skin's glow. Other ingredients include Golden Seaweed to restore resilience, Brazilian Fruit Extracts to promote skin-plumping collagen production and Shea Butter to hydrate and soften.

I love the pump bottle (all beauty products should come with a pump!), the mask feels thick, rich and smooth with a fresh, fruity fragrance. The Shea content is obvious as it really does feel nourishing.  A thick layer should be applied for ten minutes, then rinsed off, which I was most reluctant to do as it felt soooo good and I was scared of washing away any benefits!

Clearly, there’s only so much instant effect any product can achieve and not being a scientist I can only measure results with my naked eye, but my skin does feel lovely after use and a little bit perked up, with a slight blurring of fine lines = happy me. 


I hope you can see the difference in texture from these swatches… the Firming Mask is rich and dense while the Rejuvenating Lift is more like halfway between a serum and lotion. 

Rejuvenating Lift for neck & décolleté

Rejuvenating Lift helps to improve elasticity and retexture skin to diminish thinness and sagging (eugh), while helping to reducing the appearance of age spots.  I did a lot of damage to the fine skin on my neck and décolleté through underuse of SPF in my youth and deeply regret this now.  It’s true what they say: these areas (& hands) are first to show the signs of ageing and the time to prevent this is when you’re young.  There just wasn’t the same awareness of anti ageing and SPF when I was in my teens and twenties and (with regret) I am paying the price for it now. So thank heavens for products like this, but please do what you can to avoid needing them if you still have that option!

Stats (pretty mind blowing ones)

This product has been clinically proven to increase skin firmness by 42% after just one application.

After four weeks of using Rejuvenating Lift for Neck and Décolleté:*
- 95% of study participants saw an improvement in fine lines
- 92% reported an overall more youthful appearance in the neck and décolleté
- 88% experienced improved texture
*Individual results may vary. Study results on file.

Ingredients & Results

A comprehensive set of ingredients from a plumping Brazilian Botanical Blend to cell accelerating Retinyl Palmitate, work together to retexture skin and reduce crepiness.  I’ve been using this for a month now and in the last week have started to notice a genuine difference to the skin in this area, which to my amazement looks and feels quite a lot smoother.

I have a lot of confidence in Murad products - I really believe in them and know they’re not just faddy nonsense, but the result of impressive scientific research combined with genuine quality ingredients. I hope their positive effects will continue over time.  If you’re not sure where to begin, the What’s Right for Me? mini questionnaire on their website is really useful.

Age Diffusing Firming Mask rrp £59.50 for 50ml; Rejuvenating Lift for Neck & Décolleté rrp £63.50 for 50ml* at leading spas, salons and selected House of Fraser, Debenhams and M&S Your Beauty stores.

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