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Murad Essential-C Daily Renewal Complex®

What it is: An antiaging formula featuring pure vitamin C along with Murad's patented Skin Repair System with Co3. What it is formulated to do: This formula improves the appearance of skin elasticity, supports natural collagen synthesis, improves skin clarity, and provides powerful antioxidant protection and restores the appearance of environmentally-aging skin
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Questions & Answers for Murad Essential-C Daily Renewal Complex®

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Do you rinse your face after applying this product?
asked 5 years, 7 months ago
Anonymous
(Tulsa, Ok)
on Essential-C Daily Renewal Complex®
3 answers
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answer 1
No
answered 2 years ago
mackurylov
(Seattle, WA)
answer 2
No, you don't wash your face. The is the number 2 in Murad's 3 step regimen. It's a treatment product so you still need a moisturizer. Step 1 is Cleanse, Tone; Step 2 Treatment and Step 3 Hydrate and Protect. Make sure you apply this while your face is still damp from your toner. Good luck!
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
ashsha248
(Little Rock, AR)
answer 3
No rinsing. It is a moisturizer to be used with your spf product
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
Mysticwoman
(Manhattan Beach)
Question
Application question - dampened face??
So if it comes after cleansing and a toner, why do you need to dampen your face again? How does it work if you're putting it on a moist face? Are you supposed to then rinse it off? Maybe the answer is obvious, but I'm confused. Thanks!
asked 5 years, 8 months ago
carann1721
(Minneapolis, MN)
on Essential-C Daily Renewal Complex®
3 answers
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answer 1
I actually work for a spa franchise that only uses Murad products and I had a question about this too. The proper way to apply it is before your toner completely dries. Cleanse your face, apply your toner and then apply the Essential-C Daily Renewal Complex. If your face dries before application, apply more toner. I wouldn't add water to your face because one of the benefits of toner is to neutralize your skin's PH balance and water will "cancel out" your toner in a way. :) I hope this helps!!
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
ashsha248
(Little Rock, AR)
answer 2
I was a bit confused about this too at first when I saw it on the directions. What you're supposed to do is to first use your cleanser and toner. And after you use your toner, you just splash water on your face to make it moist and then you apply the renewal complex. After you do that, you don't rinse it off. You just put on your moisturizer. I tried putting on the renewal complex without dampening my face and it didn't absorb into my skin. It just clumped up into white dots and it was too dry to try to rub it into my skin. But if I wet my face first, it absorbs into my skin well.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
MakeupLover333
(San Jose, CA)
answer 3
I don't put it on a damp face. I never noticed that direction on the jar. I use a toner and then the renewal complex. If I'm going outside I also add an SPF product
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
Mysticwoman
(Manhattan Beach)
Question
I assume this goes on after the toner??
Is there a need for additional moisturizer on top of this?
asked 5 years, 10 months ago
kdogz61
(Susanville, CA)
on Essential-C Daily Renewal Complex®
3 answers
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answer 1
According to my Murad rep (I work for a spa that uses Murad) you apply this while your face is still damp from your toner. Don't let your face completely dry before you apply.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
ashsha248
(Little Rock, AR)
answer 2
This is meant to be used after a toner, or even AS a toner. After applying this, you'll want to moisturize. This product alone makes my face feel a bit dry, and I always need to moisturize afterward. I like the DDF Retinol Moisturizer after using this.
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
pomerama
(Las Vegas, NV)
answer 3
I use the product after Murad toner - then follow with a moisturizer.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
CRadz
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what does photo damage mean
what does reduces photo damage mean .. thank you sheila
asked 4 years, 10 months ago
Anonymous
(placentia, ca)
on Essential-C Daily Renewal Complex®
3 answers
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answer 1
just means damage caused by sun.
photo damage on skin results in dry patches, uneven areas of skin tone, premature wrinkling, and loss of healthy skin glow.
answered 2 years ago
mackurylov
(Seattle, WA)
answer 2
damage created by sun exposure
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
lululisa
(Greeley, CO)
answer 3
Photodamage means being damaged by the sun and environmental factors. I have photodamaged skin because I like to tan in the summer , which caused me to get sun spots. You can get photodamaged skin also if you smoke, from pollution, etc. It's basically any damage to your skin by outside factors.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
evatop77
(Winnetka, CA)
Question
How many days does this product last on average?
I have fairly dry skin. How much should I use each day and how long should one jar last?
asked 4 years, 8 months ago
miakoda30
(New York, NY)
on Essential-C Daily Renewal Complex®
3 answers
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answer 1
I'd say it's safe to use this daily- only a tiny amount (enough to fit on the tip of your first finger for instance) and use with moisturizer. not drying.
answered 2 years ago
mackurylov
(Seattle, WA)
answer 2
I use just a dab, like a finger tip width wide amount, and it lasts 6 months for me.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
caitlinthebest
(Highland, CA)
answer 3
You need to only use a little bit to skim over your face and throat. Mine lasts about a month.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
Heim
(Tacoma, WA)
Question
does this have oil in it? Will it make my face break out?
asked 6 years ago
staiber
on Essential-C Daily Renewal Complex®
2 answers
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answer 1
but it does has several kinds of oil in it. So it depends on how sensitive your skin is.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
lmaretta
(Bend, OR)
answer 2
No it won't make you break out
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Anonymous
(Franklin, WI)
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Can I use this if I have acne prone skin?
Does it contain oils or extra moisture that I may not need?
asked 5 years, 7 months ago
GBSMOM
(Gulfport, MS)
on Essential-C Daily Renewal Complex®
2 answers
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answer 1
this is great for acne-prone skin. the retinol helps to control acne and oiliness.
answered 2 years ago
mackurylov
(Seattle, WA)
answer 2
I do have acne prone skin. I use Retin A and have no problem using this. It is not moisturizing in my opinion. It more or less just smooths my skin and disappears. I put it on after I was my face.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
KRey
(South NJ)
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can you use this product as a mostures
asked 5 years, 1 month ago
goober1
(lowell,ma)
on Essential-C Daily Renewal Complex®
2 answers
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answer 1
This product works perfectly in the summer days but you will need to add a moisturizer on top for the winter days. It has worked perfectly on my combination skin. The amount that you may need to use will differ from face to face. I am already on my second order of the year.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
looks4bargins
(Jersey City, NJ)
answer 2
I have normal to slightly oily skin, mostly in summer time. It the winter I am more normal and this doesn't moisturize enough in the winter what my face tends to get drier. I haven't used it in the summer but it feels like it would be just enough moisture for that season. If you have dry skin you have to use a moisturizer for sure.
Hope that helps.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
evatop77
(Winnetka, CA)
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Can I use Murad acne products and essential C products together?
I have been using the acne treatment line for a while but recently tried a sample of the essential C serum which I really like. I am not sure whether using it while still using the acne treatment cleanser is ok.
asked 4 years, 6 months ago
Anonymous
(New York, NY)
on Essential-C Daily Renewal Complex®
2 answers
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answer 1
YES! You can certainly use Dr. Murad's acne and Essential C products together! He says so in his book! I love his SPF eye cream as for some reason SO many brands forget to put SPF in these products!
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
kirstie
(Baltimore, MD)
answer 2
You can absolutely use Murad's acne cleanser and use the Essential C Daily Renewal Complex as your treatment serum.

Besides helping with aging, the Essential C Daily Renewal Complex will help with visible pores as vitamin c repairs sun damage and also regulates excess oil production. The retinol in the Essential C Daily Renewal Complex also stimulates cell turnover which will prevent clogged pores.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
MakeupMaven
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
what percentage of vitamin c does this product contain?
And given the retinA in this product, should I use this at night rather than day?
asked 3 years, 3 months ago
Anonymous
(Tel Aviv)
on Essential-C Daily Renewal Complex®
2 answers
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answer 1
AM/PM is personal preference. In regards to the amount of Vitamic C, I don't know the exact precentage but I do know that Vitamin C is the SECOND ingredient listed and that's pretty amazing! :) I hope this helps.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
ashsha248
(Little Rock, AR)
answer 2
I use the product in the morning.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
drod23
(Downey, California)
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