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Murad Intensive-C® Radiance Peel

What it is:An intensive treatment that brightens, smooths, and hydrates skin damaged by sun, smog, and stress in just one treatment. What it is formulated to do:Intensive-C&reg Radiance Peel instantly reverses environmental aging and enhances luminosity to reveal a noticeably brighter complexion. Glycolic acid exfoliates to support natural turnover of dark, damaged cells, removing dullness, improving skin texture, and making hyperpigmentation less visible. Myrtle extract supports natural cellular renewal to improve youthful resilience and elasticity. Vitamin C and Indian fig work together to protect against free radical damage while enhancing skin’s clarity and luminosity. This peel is recommended for use one to two times weekly as a step two treatment in any Murad Environmental Shield&reg regimen. It instantly leaves skin with a luminous, radiant glow 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. Murad’s patent-pending, proprietary technology, RepleniCell™, turns water into a “performance hydrator” for ultimate skin health and beauty. It helps skin act younger in three ways: it helps skin attract water, it binds water to the skin, and it helps skin retain water.
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Questions & Answers for Murad Intensive-C® Radiance Peel

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Why is this product called a peel if you WASH it off?
asked 1 year, 1 month ago
emilyblair
on Intensive-C® Radiance Peel
5 answers
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answer 1
The "peel" refers to the exfoliating power of the glycolic acid that is in this product. Think about your skin before the peel as an artichoke that is thick and crusty on the outer layers..when you peel that layer off, you have an artichoke heart that is beautiful, moist and glowing. That is what this peel does. It removes the built up layers of skin that dull you down. Don't worry, your face won't "peel" off and it is safe for sensitive skin too!
answered 2 weeks, 1 day ago
gypsy514
(Florida)
answer 2
I think because its as if you just had a peel done.. your skin is flawless, smooth, so gorgeous!! You definitely have amazing skin after using this!
answered 1 month, 4 weeks ago
GKGLA
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 3
It's not like the type of peel you are referring to? I think you mean a peel off mask. What this product does in a subtle way is to slough off dead skin cells over time after exposure.
answered 10 months ago
lsa2100
(Los Angeles)
answer 4
I think it's called a peel because it peels off the dead skin layer at the top of your skin. They are calling a lot of things "peels" these days that you wash off, but they peel off the top layer of your skin.
answered 11 months ago
melissap1
(Mustang, OK)
answer 5
It is an exfoliating peel which assists in removing dead skin.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
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How to properly use it?
Are you suppose to apply the product on with a dry face? or is this a lathering product? This is my first time using a peel, and i tried it with a dry face and I didn't feel it tingle, but I also do not have sensitive skin.
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
Anonymous
(New York, NY)
on Intensive-C® Radiance Peel
5 answers
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answer 1
It is best to apply to a damp face. Water activates a lot of ingredients into action. It doesn't need to lather, just apply a thin layer. No need to pile it on..this is an awesome product and a little goes a long way!
answered 2 weeks, 1 day ago
gypsy514
(Florida)
answer 2
I wash my face, and then dry it, and then apply the product. I then leave it on for 10 minutes while I read, watch TV, put laundry away, etc..., and then wipe it off with a warm wash cloth. (Not hot!) Seems to work well for me!
answered 8 months ago
faithsista
(Overland Park, KS)
answer 3
I apply it right after washing my face so my skin is still damp, but not wet.
answered 1 year ago
soloist1
(Scottsdale, AZ)
answer 4
I have dry/aging/somewhat sensitive skin, so I use a gentle cleanser, then pat dry with a clean towel, then apply this peel cream. It's hard to say exactly how much to use. I guess a fair description would be: enough so that you can just see it. Not so little that it's invisible & not so heavy that it looks like plaster. About the same amount you might use for stage makeup. I leave it on for 5 minutes. It rinses off easily & is non-irritating, & leaves my skin looking clearer & brighter. I'm on my 4th or 5th tube. Really like this product.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
forestgirl
(Ocala National Forest FL)
answer 5
Hi there, you should apply this peel on a clean, dry face and leave on for 10 minutes. It will not lather.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
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Radiance peel + Serum
Can I use the radiance serum and then the moisturizer right after doing the peel?
asked 11 months ago
yazmin22
(Laredo, tx)
on Intensive-C® Radiance Peel
4 answers
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answer 1
Absolutely! Your skin will be perfectly primed to take in the benefits of the serum and moisturizer.
answered 2 weeks, 1 day ago
gypsy514
(Florida)
answer 2
I do and I don't have any irritation from doing so.
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
rmieles
(Tampa, FL)
answer 3
Yes you can! I do and my skin is AMAZING in the morning.
answered 11 months ago
LilyMoon1
(ny,ny)
answer 4
I think you can definitely use the Radiance Serum and a moisturizer after removing this mask. That is what I do and it works well for me.
answered 11 months ago
melissap1
(Mustang, OK)
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Does this help clear occasional breakouts?
My skin is generally clear but I do get the occasional bump or two during 'that time' of the month. I am using this peel mainly for sun damage and slight discoloration. Just wondering if it could help clear breakouts or do I need to turn to my clay clarifying mask for that.
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
jpqt
(Jacksonville, FL)
on Intensive-C® Radiance Peel
4 answers
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answer 1
You will benefit from the anti-inflammatories in this product and the exfoliating action will keep your pores clear. It will also lighten pigmentation left over from the blemish. If you are having an active breakout, though, I would use a clarifying or clay based mask.
answered 2 weeks, 1 day ago
gypsy514
(Florida)
answer 2
My breakouts have diminished greatly since I've been using this product regularly. I would have to say it's definitely helping me fight my occasional acne breakouts!
answered 8 months ago
faithsista
(Overland Park, KS)
answer 3
I've found that it helps to speed things along but it isn't an instant fix. I try to use it twice weekly & it keeps my skin mostly under control. I've never used it specifically for a new blemish though.
answered 1 year ago
soloist1
(Scottsdale, AZ)
answer 4
This product is amazing. I find that if I use it weekly, it helps remove that top layer of dry/dead skin that seems to trap oil, dirt, sebum etc underneath, and reduces breakouts.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
swanbeauty
(Southlake, Tx)
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Can you be in sunlight after use?
I got a sample of this in my VIB bag & I know you're not supposed to have sun exposure after some peels because it can give you skin discoloration. And with their brightening sirum you have to stay out of sunlight. Can you have any sun exposure after use? And is it safe for your eye area?
asked 1 year, 10 months ago
lianna
(Los Angeles, Ca)
on Intensive-C® Radiance Peel
3 answers
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answer 1
I've used it in the morning, followed it up with the Murad Vit C daily moisturizer (which does have SPF), and then gone out & about my day. I haven't tried it right before being out in the sun for hours, but I've never noticed a problem.
answered 1 year ago
soloist1
(Scottsdale, AZ)
answer 2
Not sure. But I tried to avoid sun light/room light all together during the 10 mins.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
coralyangafs
(Houston, Texas)
answer 3
I have not had any problem going in the sun after using this. I have uber light skin, so I don't sunbathe, and can't say what would happen if you purposefully stayed out in the sun with your face to the sky... but average exposure seemed to be no problem.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
swanbeauty
(Southlake, Tx)
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Does this peel reduce pore size?
Have visible pores and need a mask or peel that will help reduce the size of pores. Pores are visible even after makeup is applied.
asked 1 year, 7 months ago
japolley
on Intensive-C® Radiance Peel
3 answers
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answer 1
I have not noticed any pore size reduction with this product. But I think that Murad sells a pore reducing cream or treatment.
answered 1 year ago
soloist1
(Scottsdale, AZ)
answer 2
Nothing actually reduces pore size, but this product does leave my dry/aging skin looking smoother & brighter, & tighter without drying, so yes, it does minimize the appearance of pores.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
forestgirl
(Ocala National Forest FL)
answer 3
This is not the product for pore refining unfortunately, great for getitng rid of dry flaking skin and smooths skin's texture. Have been using for two months twice a week. my pores have not minimized.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
cougar2105
(London)
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Anyone tried this on decollete?
I'm 39 and noticing a change in the skin on my chest, and looking for a good option for an at-home peel for face as well as decollete - so if this works well for both, then i'd be thrilled. I know the skin on the chest is thicker than my face, but... anyone tried it?
asked 1 year, 10 months ago
bec215
(Alexandria, VA)
on Intensive-C® Radiance Peel
3 answers
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answer 1
I have not tried it on my chest, but this is a peel that is on the stronger side (and believe me i have tried every peel under the sun: philosophy, PTR, brazilian, you mention it!) of the spectrum, i am sure it might work perfect! love this product
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
abeille
(ny NY)
answer 2
nope.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
coralyangafs
(Houston, Texas)
answer 3
I have not tried it on the declotage, but I have tried it on the back of my hands, which are a thicker area of skin than the face. It really seemed to help exfoliate and brighten! I was surprised because I didn't really expect to see much difference. It wasn't as dramatic as the results I saw on my face, but it did work. This is a really nice product, and I am stingy with my praise!! Good luck!!
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
swanbeauty
(Southlake, Tx)
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How does this product compare/contrast to the brazilian peel?
I typically use the brazilian peel once a week for a month--take a few months off and then do it again. I noticed on the reviews that people are using this product more often--2 or 3 times a week.
How do the two compare? If I switch to this product should I expect similar results as I get from the brazilian peel?
asked 1 year, 10 months ago
tiffwright417
(Springfield Mo)
on Intensive-C® Radiance Peel
3 answers
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answer 1
I prefer this product much more. I have used the brazilian and even though did peel, my skin was kind of coarse to the touch after. Not the case with this one, I have combo skin and pores on the larger side, so it did wonders for me. I do not buy the brazilian anymore, i believe is way overhyped
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
abeille
(ny NY)
answer 2
I like this product better than the Brazilian Peel. Both are non-irritating & both left my skin feeling & looking brighter & smoother, but the Murad product is a much better value. It's also easier to use.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
forestgirl
(Ocala National Forest FL)
answer 3
This is milder than the Brazilian Peel. You can use it more frequently, but you will get less of a result.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
nicky888
(Central Coast, California)
Question
dark spots
Does this item fade dark spots from old acne?
asked 1 year, 1 month ago
Anonymous
on Intensive-C® Radiance Peel
3 answers
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answer 1
YES! This product exfoliates the skin (and the pigmentation at the surface) and also has powerful Vitamin C to Lighten,Brighten and Tighten. To see quicker results in fading spots, use the peel once a week and the Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum every night. You will have a more even complexion in only 1 week!
answered 2 weeks, 1 day ago
gypsy514
(Florida)
answer 2
I know Murad has a spot lightener, but I would think that this in combination with a lightener would help to fade any discoloration.
answered 1 year ago
soloist1
(Scottsdale, AZ)
answer 3
Yes, this product will help to fade dark spots caused by acne.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
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Vs. Dr. Gross Alpha Beta Face Peel
I am currently using the Alpha Beta Face Peel and I don't want to over stress my face. Does this compare to that product? Can I use this in conjunction with Dr. Gross, especially since its only to be used once or twice a week....
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
Dess515
(Southern, Maryland)
on Intensive-C® Radiance Peel
3 answers
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answer 1
This would be great with other products but keep in mind that we don't want to over exfoliate. This product is meant to be used once a week. You might find that you like it better as it is formulated with anti-oxidants, hydrators and anti-inflammatories to keep your skin happy. Not all brands are created equal. Murad is known for its "recipe" and the results show that the skin loves it!
answered 2 weeks, 1 day ago
gypsy514
(Florida)
answer 2
I think you'll love this more than the Dr Gross! Its like a mini facial in a bottle
answered 1 month, 4 weeks ago
GKGLA
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 3
I let my my tolerance level tell me, if it burns too much I wash it off. But when doing the peels I want results and the ABP peels will do that and this product helped to loosen the flaky skin than occurs after the ABP.
answered 10 months ago
lsa2100
(Los Angeles)
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