Does Murad Really Work?

Does Murad really work?Murad has several different products, including those for acne, anti-aging, and for cellulite and stretch marks. So whether you’re worried about breaking out, showing the signs of getting older, or fixing your scars and cellulite, they’ve potentially got you covered. However, acne, anti aging, and stretch mark products are notoriously hard to get right, so they’re really trying to tackle to difficult problems. We explored further to see how well their products work.

Overview
Skin problems can really take a toll on your self esteem, whether it’s experiencing acne as a teen or young adult, seeing fine lines and wrinkles start to form as you get older, or battling tough scars like stretch marks, or pesky cottage cheese legs from cellulite. All we really want is a product that works to get us back to our zit free, wrinkle free, cellulite free selves, but there are so many products that promise this and don’t come through.

The Claim
There are many claims made by Murad as to what their products can do for you. They say that their cellulite fix works from the inside out. They claim their Acne Complex product line is the answer to your breakouts, irritated, oily skin, as well as redness. They also say that they have fixes for acne scars, as well as what to do if you’ve got both wrinkles and acne.

They say that their products are guaranteed to work because they blend scientific research with real clinical testing. They claim they were the first skin care product to be developed by a doctor. They also claim that the founder, Dr. Murad has helped millions of people with his various skin care solutions.

The Hype
The hype is that they are trying to offer so many different skin care products, each with their own unique problem to solve. Many companies out there only focus on one skin problem, so it is rather ambitious of Murad to think they can run the gamut on several different skin problems and get them all right.

The Cost
They have a wide range of products that can be as low as around $15 and as high as $45 or more, depending on which one you go with. At each price point, they range on the high side compared to competing products, but they are not overpriced, or ridiculously expensive.

The Commitment
You have to definitely resolve yourself to following the directions and seeing each type of treatment through to success. It won’t be immediately clear whether these products are working for you or not, which is why you must stay the course and religiously follow the treatment regimens.

Evaluation
The consensus, overall, for the Murad product line is that it works. Of course with any skin care product there will be those that it doesn’t work on, but you can’t focus on single reviews to make your decision. You have to look at the data as a whole to see if there are any trends, and in this case Murad tips towards the positive.

Apparently Murad has had trouble with people selling their products without authorization. There are also some people out there selling knock-offs. Here is how they went about solving it, from their official site:

Look for Our Seal of Authenticity
Beginning January 1, 2009, authentic Murad products bear a seal with a state of the art, currency
grade hologram. When tipped, three patterns composed of elements of the Murad logo will be visible
on the seal. To avoid counterfeit goods and to enjoy the safety, quality and performance of Murad
products, always look for the Murad seal. Each seal also includes a unique code number that will soon
enable you to access “best used by” information here at Murad.com. Please avoid Murad products that
have defaced seals or otherwise tampered packaging.

They have 3 main offerings that are worth looking into further, to see how each one measures up:

Acne – Their acne products get mixed reviews, with some people saying that it didn’t work to clear up their skin, and others saying that it did a great job at producing results. The most common complaint is that it’s too complicated, with more than 4 different products to use, it’s too time consuming and confusing to get it right.

Anti Aging – These products are well-reviewed, with most users saying that they love it, and won’t use anything else after using this. A common complaint is the price, but for something that produces results the price is worth it, especially when it comes to making you look younger.

Cellulite – This one also gets mixed reviews, which is perfectly natural and to be expected. Stretch marks are well-known to be hard to get rid of, and cellulite also is the bane of many women’s existence. So of course some people will find that it works for them and their situation, while others will follow the steps and see little if any results.

In addition to acne, anti-aging, and cellulite, they also have an assortment of products to specifically great combination skin and clogged pores, those with sensitive skin and redness, shaving products for men, as well as sunblocks and creams to protect from the sun. They really appear to want to be your one-stop shop for all of your skin care needs.

The name Murad comes from Dr. Howard Murad, the spokesperson and figurehead behind the company. This is also designed to give the products a sense of credibility and put some science behind them. When compared to competing products that don’t have a doctor backing them, it does seem that this does put Murad products in a different class.

Final Murad Review

Murad is more of a high-end, high-results type of product. They don’t skimp on quality, and it’s reflected in the positive reviews given to most of their products. You may pay a little more, but you’ll also get a little more. It’s best to try it out for your own skin, and your own situation, rather than relying on other people’s opinions. There’s just too many unknowns as far as what type of skin they have, how bad their problem is, and if they used the product correctly.

Our Recommendation
We recommend considering the Murad skin care line for your various needs. They seem to be making a strong effort at bringing effective products at reasonable prices. We like that they have a philosophy about skin care, and part of that philosophy is taking a holistic approach to caring for your skin. Many other products put the blinders on to the rest of the body, and focus on eradicating the problem with no regard for the rest of your health.

Official Website: Murad.com


Murad Skin Care

What do you think? Does Murad work or not?

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Carrie Shaw April 11, 2013 at 1:52 am

I cant belive that people are making knockoffs. I would be very upset if I paid that kind of money for a bunch of vaseline lotion. I think their products on average work very well. But like anything not ALL their stuff is perfect. There are too many variations in skin type, sensitivity, and environmental factors to say it works for everyone.

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Aretha November 2, 2013 at 4:44 pm

Hello there! I know this is somewhat off topic but I was wondering if you knew where I could find a captcha plugin for my
comment form? I’m using the same blog platform as yours and I’m having difficulty finding
one? Thanks a lot!

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Becca April 3, 2017 at 9:46 pm

This product didn’t work any better than other products I tried. The worst part was I did the auto delivery service and one time PayPal did not process the order and had murad never sent me a bill, an email, or anything else to inform me of thi they just sent me straight to a bill collector.

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Kayla June 25, 2018 at 7:55 pm

This HAPPENED TO ME TOO!
I have been using Murad for over 15 years now. I always bought the product from Ulta or Sephora. I decided to try to go to website to have the product mailed to me, thinking it would be best to go direct. Murad proved this logic to be wrong!
The problem with the 90 day subscription is that they send the product and bill after (creating a mess.) I thought it would be no problem having my account on auto-draft until my card was compromised in February. I called Murad to give them a new card number and March and asked them to charge me February and March and they said it would come out. I didn’t follow up on my bank statement as I am super busy with working all the time. Then, in April, I called Murad to cancel the 90 day thing because I wanted to switch my regimen and get full sized products. I asked the lady over the phone if I was done paying and I was in the clear, and she said yes! Then in June, I look at my mail and have a collections notice. Very shocking to someone that has great credit and likes to be on-time with everything! In a nut shell, this whole experience has discouraged me from ever using Murad again for the full fact that the experience has been less than satisfactory and no one at Murad would own up to the fault in their communication. I am very disappointed in this brand and how they have handled the situation. DO NOT GET THESE 90 DAY PRODUCTS! I SAW A REVIEW SIMILAR AND THOUGHT I WOULDNT BE AFFECTED AND I WAS! 🙁

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Don't buy Murad Products, they are making a killing off of us! Over priced!! June 25, 2017 at 7:07 am

No stars

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Don't buy Murad Products, they are making a killing off of us! Over priced!! June 25, 2017 at 7:12 am

Just use soap and watet

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T.Bo. August 23, 2017 at 2:42 pm

Hi. Have you heard of Dermal Dab? They are a new company that sells natural anti-aging products.
They are affordable and seem to actually work. I have been using a few of their products and I really like them more than Murad. I would like know your thoughts.

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Gemma Sapa December 20, 2017 at 11:22 pm

I was ordered the package that I saw in tv then when I called the customer service to track my order they can track it. Hope you guys gave me information its terrible its.my first time to try this product to phone order and im not happy with the service.

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Mena July 8, 2018 at 6:18 pm

For the very first time after spending thousands of dollars on skin and hair care products that fell short of results from the promises they made I found a product in Murad it is the honest toGod truth it works I receive results in one week I could tell a change in the texture and the tone of my skin I am very happy very satisfied that I have a product that delivers what it promises and an affordable price as well. I wish now that I have taken pictures of my skin prior to my treatment with Murad starter kit unbelievable I had pretty good skin to begin with at my age this has definitely enhance the beauty and texture of my skin I can’t do without this product I am a customer for life.

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MARY July 20, 2018 at 5:49 pm

i have been using it for a month now an i have followed all directions and my acne has gotten way worse than before

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Cindy July 30, 2018 at 12:57 pm

I have used murad products for about 4 years. In June I recieved a new bottle of toner. After using it I immediately felt a slight tingling. I continued to use the product for a few days more. My eyes began to swell and my neck got really itchy. I didn’t think it was the toner because I have used it and other face products from murad for years but I decided to use another product on my face. It took about 3 weeks for my eyelids to clear up. I decided to try to use it again and sure enough my eyelids began to swell and my neck itched like crazy. I tried to contact the company to see if they had changed the product but no response. It has been a week and my eyes and neck are now scabbed up as if recovering from a chemical burn.

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Londa Schrubb July 31, 2018 at 3:30 pm

I wish I’d never ordered this stuff I have been fighting with there customer service department for three weeks now tot have money put back on my card. They took out 39.95 without my permission and will not refund my money. I canceled my membership because they do not do what they say they will do to make you happy customer. Fed up with this whole thing. Very bad customer service

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Eileen August 4, 2018 at 12:06 pm

I have been using Murad products for over 20 tears and I also sold them from my beauty shop. I am 81 and get all kinds of compliments on my skin. My doctor says I am not typical because of the good condition my skin is in.iIt is rather expensive but lasts a long time and in my opinion worth it.

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Jade November 13, 2018 at 4:22 am

My skin has gotten worse, it is so dry it’s now cracking and I have some weird rash on my neck that’s itching like crazy. So disappointed as I did my research and thought it would be an alternative to proactive.

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Shelby January 30, 2019 at 10:08 am

I had a crazy breakout (I think I was allergic to something in hindsight). I had been managing my skin with Clinique Acne care solutions, but I was talked into trying Murad (Acne line) for 6 months and my skin was worse than it had ever been in my life. I was going to an Esthetician and getting Murad facials as well every two weeks. It was a disaster. The moment I stopped using it my skin cleared up. It was a major waste of time and money. I gave it more than a fair shot. The “it gets worse before it gets better” theory, had me looking absolutely tragic. I just started using random natural soaps and just whatever I have around and my skin is basically clear now.

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Daree T Walker March 9, 2019 at 5:21 pm

Love Murad, I use the resurgence line cleanser, serum, toner and night creme; I use the ulta moisterizer for day time with my invisblur primer. But in the warmer months I will be using the lighter moisterizer but it will also help reduced my pores. I do use the eye creme as well. I have tried many products but Murad works best for me and as a middle age woman of 52, my concerns are improve elasticity, reduce lines, wrinkles and large pores. Guess what, my skin is more supple, minimal fine lines (faintly) and no wrinkles, i do not even have crowfeets when I laugh hard, so the product couple with DNA, its works. I am on the subscription plan for two years and I have not ever had any problems with billings or cancellation (I have canceled before many years ago only because I could not afford the product at that time), in fact they go out of their way to accomodate. Also, my favorite feature is that with every purchase (includes subscription) you receive reward points, that can be used on Murad products. I have never paid for toner because I redeem my points or I use my points to get up to $50 off my purchase. I could not give anymore than 3 stars seem like its defaulted to 3 stars on this site but for me Murad deserves 5 stars hands down.

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