Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Serum
I’ve tried lots of serums in my time, but what about one that boasts not one but three types of retinol – the magic ingredient that can reduce lines and wrinkles?
‘Tri-Active Technology’ is what you’ll find in Murad’s latest offering, Retinol Youth Renewal Serum: Fast-Acting Retinoid, which accelerates results by quickly boosting cellular turnover; Time-Released Retinol that delivers sustained levels of retinol over time, and Retinol Booster which acts like a magnet to help enhance skin’s receptivity to retinol’s benefits.
It all sounds very impressive, but does it work? Well, yes, in a nutshell! I definitely believe it does.
The light but rich formula smells delicious and instantly sank into my skin, without any irritation (despite my sometimes sensitive skin), which older retinol-containing products could sometimes cause. I used it once, at night, and followed up with my normal moisturiser afterwards.
And after two weeks of use my skin was definitely showing the benefits, with a smoother, more radiant look.
I’m only in my 30s – but did you know we lose roughly 1% of collagen every year from the age of 20? That makes retinol the ideal ingredient to incorporate into your skincare routine from your late 20s, helping to protect against signs of ageing.
I’m not for letting my skin develop any more wrinkles any time soon, so a product like this is perfect for me. And being the lovely daughter I am, my mum’s getting a little trial of this wonder serum now too – and being double my age, with, dare I say it, a few more wrinkles and creases, she’s noticing even more dramatic results than I did, with her skin noticeably more plumped.
Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Serum is priced at £65 for 30ml and is available from leading spas and salons nationwide plus selected John Lewis, House of Fraser and Debenhams department stores. Visit www.murad.co.uk for details.
Words by Gill Harvey