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Murad Blackhead and Pore Clearing Duo Review

23rd July 2014 in Male Grooming, Serum, Skincare, Treatment - 46 Comments - 4 min read

Murad Blackhead and Pore Clearing Duo Review

23rd July 2014 in Male Grooming, Serum, Skincare, Treatment - 46 Comments - 4 min read >/div>
Murad Blackhead and Pore Clearing Duo Review

Hey Beauties!

Murad isnt a brand i have used much to be honest it was one of those brand i heard about but never used until recently. I attended the launch of the new MuradSpace which is the first one in scotland, Its a really big thing as its the first MuradSpace to open in Debenhams. It’s a really unique counter as it’s designed to replicate a visit with dermatologist and founder of Murad skincare, Dr. Howard Murad. All visitors to the counter can have a free YouthCam skin scan consultation with one of the specially trained Skin Health Specialists.
Murad Blackhead and Pore Clearing Duo Review
Ruth from www.beautyh2t.com having a skin consultation with Counter Manager, Alexis
If you haven’t heard of Murad before they are a brand from the US formed by Dr. Howard Murad who is a board certified dermatologist, trained pharmacist and Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCLA. Murad offers people a path to youthful good health through science-based, clinically-proven skincare and healthcare products that have been developed as part of Dr. Murad’s Inclusive Health system of care.
Murad Blackhead and Pore Clearing Duo Review

The Murad Blackhead and Pore Clearing Duo is a Fast-acting 2-step treatment which helps reduce blackheads and seal pores for the ultimate protection against pore-clogging impurities. It bascially extracts stubborn impurities from deep within pores and reduces the formation of blackheads by an average of 58% It contains Volcanic Mineral Clay and Shikakai Extract detoxify skin, drawing out dirt and excess oil to purify pores; Oxidation Reversal Complex targets sebum oxidation, the leading cause of blackheads; Pomegranate Seed Oil tightens pores and refines the complexion.

I really like the idea of this product as i have quite a bit of blackheads on my nose, gross i know but when i was given this i thought it would be great for me and i was right. I have used this a few times now and the results amazed me after the first use i saw a difference it wasn’t gradual it was BAM! blackheads gone. I should advise you that this is a pretty active product so try a patch test before but for me it worked perfectly.
 Murad Blackhead and Pore Clearing Duo Review
All i did was smooth it over my nose and across the centre of my face as i find thats were i have the most blackheads and pores the pores on my cheeks. It says wait 10 minutes then wash off using the mask as a scrub, you will see it starts to foam a little when you’re washing it off and this is where the magic happens as i was washing it off the blackheads were literally gone even my pores were smaller. It was weird to see to be honest as i hadn’t really expected anything spectacular to happen.
Murad Blackhead and Pore Clearing Duo Review
After my skin had all dried i applied the Step 2 which is the Pore Refining Sealer, this works to close your pores so that blackheads cant be formed again. A lot of treatments will get rid of blackheads but there will be nothing to stop them from coming back so this is where this comes in. I found that after applying my pores did look even smaller, the Skin Health Specialist on counter, Alexis told me you can use this 10 hours after you first applied it to just make sure everything is all sealed so blackheads won’t come back and it also make a great serum for those of you with larger pores but you have to make sure that if you’re using this with the mask you apply it straight after you remove the mask to make sure everything is sealed
Murad Blackhead and Pore Clearing Duo Review
I’m really impressed with Murad, the brand is so unique and it comes from someone who knows what they are doing, products that will actually help you that focus on a whole body well being instead of just a cream for your face. I love that the boxes come with these little quotes in them “Be Someone Special” it really resonates with you
 Murad Blackhead and Pore Clearing Duo Review
You can purchase the Murad Blackhead and Pore Clearing Duo* from online at murad.co.uk or from MuradSpaces in stores. Murad Blackhead and Pore Clearing Duo costs £49.50but will last you for a long time considering the treatment is only twice weekly and you get 50g of product

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What is your biggest skin concern?
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  • I see this all the time people talking about shrinking their pores by using hot water and closing them with cold water but this simply isn’t possible 
There are no muscles connected to the pore so there is no way for them to open and close. The size of pores is largely down to genetics and there is not much you can do to change that.

He only muscle that can be found is the arrector pili which causes goose bumps by pulling the hairs up on your skin but it doesn’t have anything to do with your pores and tightening them. 
When you see an enlarged pore it doesn’t mean it’s open it most likely means it’s congested with dead skin cells and hardened sebum however you can fix this by using something like salicylic acid which can penetrate the pore lining and flush everything out making the pore appear smaller.

While there are products out there that can blur and temporarily tighten the skin there is nothing permanent out there that can change the size of pores.
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All I'll say is it's completely different putting a makeup line together as that's rather easy but trying to put together a skincare line that's actually useful and not a bunch of generic rubbish is harder.

Kylie Jenner has effectively repackaged one of the worst face scrubs known to man, St Ives Apricot Scrub! 
This new scrub will contain crushed walnut shells as it's main exfoliant which couldn't be worse for the skin as it has the tendency to cause micro tears in the skin if it's used roughly and can lead to all sorts of problems from letting bacteria into the skin to comprising your hydrolipid barrier.

With all of these new technology in skincare coming from brands like Deciem it feels like this Kylie Jenner product is coming from the late 2000s. To me it just screams lack of thought and can we talk about how generic it is? It's like all she wants to do is  make more money instead of actually formulating something actually useful.

What do you think about this new range? .
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While we should be wearing sunscreen everyday it's especially important on beautiful sunny days like these.

You should be applying a broad spectrum sunscreen of at least SPF 30 every 2/3 hours when you're out in direct sunlight.

It's recommended that you use at least 20p piece size of sunscren for your face. 
I absolutely love the @larocheposayuki Anthelios range especially the Fluid version of Anthelios. I also really like @colorescienceuk sunforgettable mineral SPF 50 powder for reapplication when wearing makeup.
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This hyaluronic acid serum is great for everyone but especially for those with dry, dehydrated skin.

Link is in the bio don't forget to leave me a comment letting me know what you think ❤️
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The opposite is actually true if you apply more all you'll get is unnecessary irritation and it might put you off using a product.

When using actives try to follow the recommendations on the back of the packaging.

I know I've done this before when I first used AHAs and it didn't go well but I'm glad I eventually learned as my mum would say "I'm a bull in a China shop" 🤣🤣
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I thought I would mix up my routine a little bit lately.

Cleanser- @dermalogicauk  Special Cleanser - I love this little bottle it's great for using when at the gym. It's a basic cleanser that gets the job done.

Tone/Serum - @katesomervilleskincare Dermalquench Liquid Lift *gifted* -  I apply it straight after cleansing. This is a spray loaded with hyaluronic acid and oxygen, apparently it's meant to felt firm and smooth whilst quenching and plumping the skin hence the name. It really is amazing if I'm honest it's as if you're just wiping away any dehydration and puffiness.

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Treatment - @sundayriley A+ Retinoid Serum *gifted - This is a brand new retinoid to me I originally used Luna which was the first ever retinoid I used so I was pretty excited to try this out. it says it's 6% it's more like a 4/5% because there's no way the plant like ingredients actually constitute as retinol. Other than that I'm liking it it doesn't compare to Adapalene but it's still good.

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