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Murad Advanced Active Radiance® Serum

What it is:A fast-acting treatment serum featuring Resilient-C Complex™ to rapidly boost radiance and reverse visible signs of environmental damage. What it is formulated to do:This fast-acting formula has double the brighteners to boost radiance and reverse visible signs of environmental damage. Resilient-C Complex™ delivers highly stable vitamin C—with 50 times the potency of prior generations—to improve skin radiance, support natural collagen production, and protect against free radical damage. Hexapeptide-2 and Indian fig boost skin clarity and support natural cell renewal while helping to prevent future pigment formation. Ectoin and green tea extract jump-start the cellular defense system by helping to resist drastic environmental stressors including UV exposure and chemical aggressors. It is recommended as a step two treatment in any Murad Environmental Shield&reg regimen as part of Dr. Murad’s Inclusive Health&reg system of care. What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Sulfates - Phthalates What else you need to know: This product is scientifically proven, dermatologist developed, and tested on people, not animals. Research results:- 60% improved brightness, clarity, and radiance in less than 1 week* *Individual results will vary. Study results on file.
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Questions & Answers for Murad Advanced Active Radiance® Serum

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Can you wear during the day under your make up?
asked 4 years, 6 months ago
beladonna
(Fresno, Ca.)
on Advanced Active Radiance® Serum
4 answers
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answer 1
I do! Be sure to wear a moisturizer with spf during the day. Without that, the benefits of the product are worthless. Alternatively, you can use it only at night before wearing moisturizer.
answered 10 months ago
vsnaps
(Washington, DC)
answer 2
yes! apply before moisturizing or acne lotions. love this stuff! it has helped with uneven pigmentation and acne scars. makeup goes on nicely. i use every morning and sometimes during the day at home or at night too!
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
mebeval
(Rochester, NY)
answer 3
You can totally wear this during the day under your makeup. I do. It absorbs into the skin in less than a minute and it doesn't mess up my makeup. In fact, this serum brightens and smooths my skin out so nicely that I sometimes don't even wear primer after applying this because my skin feels so even. I love it!
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
lr03
(CA)
answer 4
Yes, this is not a night treatment, it goes on perfectly clear and not too sticky. No problem applying makeup over it.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
jeenius
(Pittsburgh, PA)
Question
Exactly how much should you apply? 1 pump, two pumps per use?
asked 1 year ago
Evie1881
(Northern VA)
on Advanced Active Radiance® Serum
4 answers
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answer 1
One pump is enough for the face. Two is great for your face as well as your neck and décolletage
answered 10 months ago
vsnaps
(Washington, DC)
answer 2
I put this all over my face (avoiding eye area) and neck, and I use between 2-3 pumps depending on how dry my skin is. The really nice thing is it absorbs in about a minute without a greasy residue..
answered 10 months ago
luv2rescue
(Madison, WI)
answer 3
I use one full pump and apply on my full face.
answered 1 year ago
rach11558
(Washington, DC)
answer 4
I've found one pump is plenty. Less is more, especially with a serum this concentrated (and expensive!).
answered 1 year ago
annie1986
(Southern California)
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Is this suitable for breakout prone skin or oily on the skin?
asked 5 years, 6 months ago
wintery
(cincinatti ,OH)
on Advanced Active Radiance® Serum
3 answers
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answer 1
It's great for breakout-prone skin. It brightens and never causes additional breakouts (on me, anyway). I use it in the day and Ole Henrickson's Night Invigorating Gel at night--which is amazing for acne-prone skin.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
sonja7
(Scottsdale, AZ)
answer 2
I don't have a problem with oily skin, but I do (even at age 52!) get breakouts occassionally. I would say that Active Radiance Serum will definitely help. Since I have been using both Active Radiance Serum and Philosophy Miracle Worker moisturizer, I haven't had a breakout and my skin is looking great.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
bj522
(Sterling Heights, Michigan)
answer 3
Brilliant for skin with breakouts... no stinging at all! It also faded my current breakouts quickly... and it also absorbs very well. I have tend to have an oily t-zone and after cleansing it feels wonderful all over.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
MomInTexas
(The Woodlands, TX)
Question
Is it oil free?
asked 5 years, 5 months ago
Anonymous
(Sugar Land, TX)
on Advanced Active Radiance® Serum
3 answers
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answer 1
Yes. The serum is oil free. I don't use anything with oil in it myself. I don't have oily skin, but any kind of oil makes my face break out. I avoid all products with oil (except jojoba) and petrolatum products. I believe the Active Radiance Serum is made for all types of skin.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
bj522
(Sterling Heights, Michigan)
answer 2
I received a sample of this and I checked the back for the ingredients... it's not oil free.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
ajk5
answer 3
i called Murad ...they said it was non-comedogenic.It's pretty light ,but I've had a few break-outs.That could be from othe things though...may have to return if the breakouts don't lessen.Ole Henriksen has a good one that I used for years without problems and may be gioing back too.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
wintery
(cincinatti ,OH)
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can i use this product for night time?after i used renewal complex?
asked 5 years, 5 months ago
any9993
(albuquerque ,nm)
on Advanced Active Radiance® Serum
3 answers
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answer 1
Yes. I use this at night and during the day. Put it on after cleansing but before applying your night creams if you use any. It absorbs super fast (in less than a minute) so it doesn't make your night time routine very much longer at all.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
lr03
(CA)
answer 2
Use the Active Radiance Serum immediately after washing--on dry (ish), bare skin. Wait one minute before using any other products to let this absorb.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
bj522
(Sterling Heights, Michigan)
answer 3
the serum is intended for day use in the night you are recommended to use the age spot and lightening gel before your night vitamin C moist.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
skinroyalty
(santa barbara, CA)
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Do you use it at night AND in the morning?
I am 50 years old with fair coloring. I use a prescription Retinol at night. I've been using a sample of this in the morning and after about 3 days my mother has noticed a big difference.
asked 5 years, 5 months ago
dll770
(Northeast Iowa)
on Advanced Active Radiance® Serum
2 answers
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answer 1
I think if you're using retinol at night, I'd skip the serum. Use the serum twice a day on the days you don't use the retinol. I'm not positive on this--you might want to ask your dermatologist. I use a retinol product about once or twice a week and skip additional products on those nights.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
bj522
(Sterling Heights, Michigan)
answer 2
i use only in am because I use retinol at night.it says to use daily...probably could use 2xs/day.not irritating if your skin is not super sensitive.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
wintery
(cincinatti ,OH)
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what is the primary different in the essential c daily and active radiance serum? It seems the essential c daily has more vitiamin c in the product.
asked 5 years, 4 months ago
Anonymous
(jacksonville florida)
on Advanced Active Radiance® Serum
2 answers
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answer 1
I actually used the Active Radiance cream and didn't like it. It did not have the same effect as the Serum. I'm not sure if I used it right, either. One box said to massage it onto dampened skin. The sample I got (afterwards) said to massage it onto dampened skin and then rinse. ? Either way, I didn't care for it and won't buy it again. It, too, is pricey. The serum, I think, is more highly concentrated in Vitamin C. It is lighter and absorbs easily. After washing your face, massage the serum into your skin. Wait at least 1 minute before applying your moisturizer. If you are referring to the Essential C Daily moisturizer, though: I didn't like that either. It has spf, but left my skin rather greasy feeling. Thankfully, I only tried a sample and didn't purchase it. Instead, after the Serum, I have been using Philosophy's Miracle Worker. There is no spf in Miracle Worker and you'll either need to add one or use a foundation with spf. Using the Active Radiance Serum and Miracle Worker together, twice a day, has made a huge difference in my skin. It is brighter and softer and I could tell a difference in my skin within a week of using both products.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
bj522
(Sterling Heights, Michigan)
answer 2
the serum is intended for even the most sensitive client who is more sensitive to the daily complex. plus this product also contain AHAs.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
skinroyalty
(santa barbara, CA)
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Is this safe to use under the eyes?
asked 4 years, 5 months ago
Gisele
(Vancouver, WA)
on Advanced Active Radiance® Serum
2 answers
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answer 1
Yes. I used it on the skin around the eyes without any irritation or other side effects.
answered 7 months ago
Inventress
(Toronto, ON)
answer 2
i think so, cuz i use it all over my face and neck
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
liangliang
(chesapeake, va)
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oil-free?
is this product oil-free?
asked 4 years, 3 months ago
ldiva
(Mobile, AL)
on Advanced Active Radiance® Serum
2 answers
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answer 1
yes!!its a oil free product
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
zomtibet
(Toronto)
answer 2
not sure, but i don't see my face got break outs
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
liangliang
(chesapeake, va)
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Does anyone know if this product or the ole henriksen vitamin c bbooster is better or not?
I am trying to find a good vitamin c product that has good ingredients that work and see results! Does anyone know which is bettter??
asked 3 years, 6 months ago
shiera
(N.Y)
on Advanced Active Radiance® Serum
2 answers
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answer 1
Tried the OH and my skin broke out in pimples. Must have some oil in it.
I so LOVE the Murad Serum! Did wonderful things to my skin. Bright, even tone and no more brown spots. Hope this helps.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
whimsicalone
(omaha, NE)
answer 2
To ensure all of your concerns are addressed, we recommend calling us at 1-877-SEPHORA for a skincare consultation by phone. Thanks!
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
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