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