Saturday, June 2, 2012

Skincare Saturday: Murad Resurgence Renewing Cleansing Cream review



           My Saturday/Sunday skincare series is making a resurgence with a review of Murad Resurgence Renewing Cleansing Cream. The Murad Resurgence line is an anti-aging line for hormonally aging skin. The Renewing Cleansing Cream is supposed to gently exfoliate using papaya enzyme. When you look at the tube, you can see the cleanser has a very shiny, pearly appearance. The consistency is relatively thick and cream-like and smells a bit fruity. The cream is mostly smooth but it has a little texture during washing. The finished result is a clean feel that's not too dry or tight. I had Mr. Lovey try this product as well. He noticed that after a couple days of use, his skin would sting when applying sunscreen for the day. Although this is not ideal, it highlights the fact that the enzyme exfoliants in the Murad Resurgence Cleansing Cream are likely working even though you can't feel them the same way as a physical exfoliant. While it might seem surprising that a fruit extract could do this, keep in mind that certain fruits like papaya and kiwi contain effective enzymes that can be used as meat tenderizers! If you use this cleansing cream, I would recommend taking care to rinse it off completely before applying moisturizer, as to remove any residual enzyme.


Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Stearic Acid, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Echium Plantagineum Seed Oil, Borago Officinalis Seed Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Serenoa Serrulata Fruit Extract, Panthenol, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract, Sorbitol, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Benzophenone-4, Butylene Glycol, PEG-8, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Limonene *, Linalool *, Fragrance (Parfum)   

          In conclusion, the Murad Resurgence Renewing Cleansing Cream is an interesting cleanser, combining a pearly look, creamy feel, and fruity smell. You might like this enzyme-based exfoliating cleanser if you're not a fan of abrasive exfoliants. However, the enzymes almost too effectively exfoliate for certain skin types. Although this is not the ideal cleanser for either Mr. Lovey or I, I do keep in mind that it is designed for 'aged' skin. Perhaps the strength of the cleanser would be appropriate to turnaround and provide 'resurgence' to older or less sensitive skin. Thanks for reading! What are your favorite Murad products? Do you use enzyme containing cleansers?

Love, Dovey.

Disclosure: This post contains product(s) sent to Cute and Mundane for consideration by PR.  

13 comments:

  1. What an interesting cleanser! I've never tried an enzyme-based one before. But if it even bothers Mr. Dovey, then I bet it would bother my skin too as it's so sensitive to any kind of exfoliation.

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    1. Hi Tracy, I'm planning on passing it to my mom! I have sensitive skin, but I think she might like it!

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  2. I haven't tried anything beyond the anti-acne range from Murad but this cleanser sounds perfect for my skin that always seems to need extra exfoliation! Thanks for the review, Dovey - very helpful. :)

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    1. Hi Liz, I actually found out about Murad through your blog! I think it's interesting that exfoliation needs fall on a spectrum :)

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  3. I tend to use peel-type exfoliators and a clarisonic daily, so I have to watch out and not over-do it by using an exfoliating cleanser, too

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    1. Hi Sarah, good point :) I do use a couple peeling types too.

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    2. What exfoliator do you use? I am 50 and am just trying them for the first time.

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    3. Hi Mochic1, I like the St. Ives line for physical exfoliation, esp the green tea one. The olive one is nice for more sensitive skin. Philosophy Microdelivery is a nice peel!

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  4. I havent heard of Murad before! Will keep this in mind!

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  5. Nice post, thanks for sharing Murad skin care cream. I have used it before and it works fine on all types of skin.

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    1. Thanks for your comment, Microdermabrasion!

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  6. I am one of those people who don't like abrasive scrubs (well, I LIKE them...just can't use them with my eczema, boo), but miss exfoliating so I've been considering an enzyme-based product. This sounds interesting but also seems like it might be wise to get a sample of it first before going full-steam ahead - thanks for reviewing this Dovey!

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