Beauty product of the week: Murad Multi-Vitamin Infusion Oil
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I'm not quite sure how it works. It just does.
Why we love this product
Face oils became the latest and greatest in the western beauty and skincare market about six or seven years ago. And since then, most major skincare brands have launched a signature or a line of face oils. And everyone uses them. I can't count how many times people insist that I should stop talking about cleansers or moisturisers in my stories and talk about oils instead.
The problem for me is that I just don't think many of these oils are as high-performance as other products. And believe me, I've tried most of them. If you're looking to reverse wrinkles or plump your skin, I don't think face oils are up to the task.
But maybe this one is. It's the Murad Multi-Vitamin Infusion Oil and it's somehow just better than the rest.
The product description online hails it as a "revolutionary" treatment oil "powered by 6 key vitamins, A through F". The product is supposed to "synergistically target signs of aging, boost hydration, brighten skin, and defend from free radicals for a more youthful-looking complexion". And I truly feel that this product delivers on most of its promises.
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With the exception of the "hydration" claim (because oils don't add water to your skin), this product truly works for me. And I'm not 100% sure how, because the ingredients list doesn't look that different from other oils I've tried, but this particular one out-performs all the competition.
The key benefits I've noticed are an improvement in skin texture and a reduction in congestion. In fact, if I've had a bit of a breakout, I will lather my face in this stuff at night and find that my face has calmed and repaired itself by the next day. It has also helped to restore a healthy glow to my complexion, giving me the appearance of eight hours sleep, even when I've only had five. This product makes my skin soft, smooth, healthy and is helping to prevent fine lines, especially around the eyes.
I like to use it at night after applying a serum like a retinol or hyaluronic acid. I'll then put this over the top in place of a moisturiser. It's not a product I would typically use during the day because it's quite a wet oil and I feel it disturbs my foundation. But on the days I'm not wearing foundation, I'll apply it under my sunscreen.
If you're one of those face oil fanatics, you might want to give this one a go.
Okay so this one is really pricey. I'm not going to sugarcoat it. It's $122 for us Australian shoppers. Given that you can get decent face oils at Priceline for $10 or $15, this seems excessive. But, it does work a lot better than the cheap ones. I guess it comes down to a question of how much you're willing to invest in your skin.